The Week Ahead: Nov. 14-20
This week we celebrate pizza, mustaches, and the birthdays of everyone’s favorite hipster hotspots.
Monday, Nov. 14
"Drink Local" with Treaty Oak Rum and Waterloo Gin
5–7pm • Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. • Free
Complimentary liquor tastings and appetizers, with music by DJ Mel.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Grand Opening of Honeycomb Hair Boutique
5:30–8:30pm • Honeycomb Hair Boutique, E. 5th & Brushy Street • Free
Food provided by Molly’s Tamales, Love Balls, Bits & Druthers, Pueblo Viejo and Firefly Pies. Music by jazz trumpeter Ephraim Owens and DJs from Austin’s Dub Academy.
Uncorking Reception at The Tigress Pub
6:30–8:30pm • Tigress Pub, 100 W. North Loop • Free
The Tigress debuts its new barrel-aged cocktail, Widow’s Kiss. Hors d’oeuvres provided.
Bourbon Talk: Makers 46
7–9pm • Trifecta on 3rd, 360 Nueces #30 • Free; RSVP required
Complimentary tasting of Makers 46 bourbon. Become a member of the Meetup group and RSVP to reserve a seat.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Langford & Friends Craft Fair
5-8pm • Langford Market, 249 W. 2nd Street • Free; RSVP required
Complimentary drinks and treats. To RSVP, call 512-482-8500.
Thursday, Nov. 17
Free Lunch from Google Punchd
Noon–5pm • University Co-op, 2246 Guadalupe Street • Free
Download Google’s Punchd app and get a gift card for free lunch at Biscuits and Groovy, Sugar Shack, Peached, or other Austin food trucks. Live music by Rich O’Toole.
Mustache Mania 2.0
5–9pm • The WonderCraft, 1601 E. Cesar Chavez #103 • Free
A benefit for Livestrong featuring mustache-themed crafts, a raffle, a photo booth, and other festivities.
Icenhauer’s Movember Happy Hour
5:30–8pm • Icenhauer’s, 83 Rainey St. • Free
Happy hour benefiting The Movember Foundation, sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Proceeds go to local Movember participants The Downtown Mo Bros (donate here).
Red Party at Twin Liquors
5:30-7:30pm • Twin Liquors at Hancock Center, 1000 E. 41st St. • Free
Complimentary Belvedere cocktails, Moet champagne, light bites, a DJ, and more.
The Rogue Pilgrimage Pub Run
6pm • Rogue Running, 500 San Marcos St. • Free
A 4.2-mile Thanksgiving-style pub run with stops at four downtown bars. Costumes are encouraged.
Shangri La Third Anniversary Party
7pm–2am • Shangri La, 1016 E. 6th Street • Free
Free booze, food, koozies, and a photo booth by Alison Narro. Free T-shirts to the first 100 people who donate to Austin Pets Alive. Music by DJ Pagame and DJ Digg.
Ultra8201 presents Politics + The Preservation
10pm • Hotel Vegas, 1500 East 6th Street • $5
Friday, Nov. 18
Language For All: A Concert to Benefit Texas School for the Deaf
7pm–2am • Mohawk, 912 Red River St. • Cover?
Live music by Fresh Millions / The Dark Water Hymnal / Gold Beach / The Great Nostalgic / The Pons / The Sour Notes / One Hundred Flowers / Anam Milá
Saturday, Nov. 19
East Austin Studio Tour
Sat. and Sun. (hours vary) • See map for locations • Free
Hundreds of local artists open their doors and show off their works to the public. All of the studios celebrate E.A.S.T. in their own way, so you never really know what kind of interesting things you’ll find. Pick up a catalog at any Austin public library and plan your own route. In the mean time, check out the map and some recommendations from CultureMap Austin.
11am–6pm (Sat. and Sun.) • Artpost Austin, 4704 East Cesar Chavez • Free
Free Texas Pitmasters BBQ, Progress Coffee, and Sweet Leaf Tea. Works by more than 35 artists on display. Swing by Sunday afternoon for Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches.
E.A.S.T.: Aron Taylor | Team Captain
11am–6pm • The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo St. • Free
Team Captain Studio at the Off Center presents the work of Aron Taylor. Art, booze, games, and good times.
Home Slice Carnival O’ Pizza ***Event of the Week**
Noon–10pm • Home Slice Pizza, 1415 S. Congress Ave. • Free
Hands down the craziest pizza-themed celebration of the year. Featuring: carnival games, magicians, a raffle, contests (pizza-eating, dough-tossing, box-folding, hands on an eggplant sub), and other good stuff. Live music by Crooks, Residual Kid, Flying Balalaika Brothers, Minor Mishap Marching Band, and others. Benefits Austin Bat Cave.
Twin Liquors November Open House
2–6pm • Twin Liquors at Hancock Center, 1000 E. 41st St. • Free
Free tastings of wines, spirits, and beers in celebration of the arrival of Fall.
“West of East” Cocktail Social Hour at Gallery Black Lagoon
6–8pm (Sat. and Sun.) • Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301-A Guadalupe St. • Free
“West of East” is a group art exhibition with works by 17 Austin artists on display for the next two weekends. The exhibition is open from 11am–8pm each day, including Cocktail Social Hours with free Deep Eddy cocktails from 6–8pm.
E.A.S.T. Victory Lap Art Exhibit
6–10pm (Sat. and Sun.) • The Historic Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th • Free
E.A.S.T. after-party with food, drinks, music, dancing, and art.
Fuzzy Popsycle Grand Opening Extravaganza
7:30–11pm • Fuzzy Popsycle, 1403 Chestnut Ave. • Free
Free NXNW beer; sno-cones from Baltimore Ballers; snacks by Karma Hummus and Three Little Pigs trailer. Music by Diesel N’ Dixie, Seth Sherman, and Emcee Eats.
Skellies Fall Freak Out
8pm–2am • Club De Ville • $5 cover, or $4 w/ donation of a food item
Music by Neiliyo, FMCAMPERS, DJ Digg, DJ Ramo, and Hume. Raffle with prizes from all sorts of good places (Opal Divine’s, P. Terry’s, Tiff’s Treats, Clown Dog Bikes, Epoch, East Side Pies, Thunderbird and others). If you want to join The Skellies for a leisurely 3-mile bike ride to Club de Ville, meet at The Grackle (1700 E 6th) at 8pm. Bonus: If you bike to the party, you get free beer from Uncle Billy’s.
101x Homegrown Live feat. Electric Touch
9pm–Midnight • Antone’s, 213 W 5th St. • $8
Performances by local artists Electric Touch, Zeale, and The Shears.
The New Day
9pm–2am • The Highball, 1142 S. Lamar Blvd. • Free
Guest DJs NRich & Hobo D present a night of rare and classic soul music (on vinyl!)
Sunday, Nov. 20
Barbarella’s 2 Year Anniversary Party
10pm–2am • Barbarella, 611 Red River • Free
Celebrate the second birthday of everyone’s favorite dance floor / late-night make-out destination. Music by theGlitoris and DJ Harvey of New Noise; $1 Lone Stars and happy hour prices all night; free Barbarella anniversary T-shirts for the first 100 guests.
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