The Week in Cool: Aug. 3-5
Friday, August 3
Village Beer Garden Grand Opening @ Drafthouse Village
5pm • Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane • Free
Beer samples from Circle Brewing: cask beers, Blur Texas Hefe, and Wryteous IPA.
7–9pm • Onion Creek Productions, 2708 S. Lamar Blvd. #400 • Free
Free beer (Real Ale), free liquor (Tito’s Vodka, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka), and free food (True Nature’s Child), plus a performance by Sour Bridges.
Retro Rec Room Reunion
9pm–2am • Frank, 407 Colorado St. • $4
An evening of 80s nostalgia featuring retro games, boardgames, cornhole, ping-pong / beer-pong, prizes, and music by Guns n’ Roses tribute band Uzi Suicide. Cover includes one complimentary beverage.
Saturday, August 4
First Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Independence Brewery
12:30pm • Independence Brewing Co., 3913 Todd Lane #607 • Free
Free wristband entitles you to 3 free beer samples. Get there early because wristbands will run out. Music from The Human Circuit; dogs and kids allowed.
Popcycle Promo Party
2pm • Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1104 E 6th St. • Free
Free popsicles while they last.
OH SNAP! Pool Party ***Party of the Week***
3–10pm • Metropolis Pool, 2200 S. Pleasant Valley • $5 suggested donation; RSVP recommended
Donation gets you free BBQ and beer while it lasts (you can also BYOB). Music by Megafauna, Bloody Knives, Parking, Thunder Cougar Falcon Bird, Space Crazies, and others. Benefits the Sergio Machado Memorial Scholarship.
Sunday, August 5
Last Call at Lovejoys
2pm–2am • Lovejoys, 604 Neches St. • Free
Honor this awesome bar’s final day with good music on the turntable, superbike races on the big screen, and killer drink specials to get rid of all the booze. RIP Lovejoys!
Nacho Libre Party
5pm–Midnight • Maggie Mae’s, 323 E. 6th St. • Free
Free nacho bar, piñatas, drink specials, pools on the deck, and music by DJ Kenn and Alan Haynes.
Cinema East: King Kelly
7–11pm • Yellow Jacket Track Field, 1156 Hargrave St. • $3
Screening and Q&A. BYOB.