The Week in Cool: Halloween 2012 Edition
CoolinAustin? More like GHOULinAustin!
Thursday, October 25
Free Show: James Hand In-Store Performance
5pm • Waterloo Records, 6th and Lamar • Free
ALM’s Sip & Shop Social Presents: Young & Fabulous
6–8pm • Young & Fabulous, 12821 Hill Country Blvd. Ste C2-110 • Free; RSVP requested
Free cider by Leprechaun Cider, Orange Basil Skinny Tea by Firefly Vodka, and food from All Star Burger and Hill Country Cakery.
Propaganda Hair Group 2nd Anniversary Party
6–9pm • Propaganda Hair Group, 1611 West 5th St. • Free; RSVP required
Complimentary cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka and hors d’oeuvres from Tacos and Tequila.
6–9pm • Abel’s on the Lake, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. • Free; RSVP required
Free oysters on the half shell and Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails while they last, with live New Orleans funk by Urban Achievers Brass Band.
Game On Austin
6–9pm • Beauty Ballroom, 2015 E. Riverside • Free
Play video games for free and meet the developers.
Al Madrigal: Comedy Central One Hour Stand-up Special
7pm and 9:30pm • ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. • Free; RSVP required
Al Madrigal (of The Daily Show fame) performs a free stand-up show. Reserve your free tickets in advance.
Vintage and Vinyl Happy Hour
7–10pm • The Volstead Lounge, 1500 E. 6th • Free
Classic cocktail drink specials, complimentary hair styling, and a vinyl dance party.
Austin Writer’s Party
7–11pm • Shangri-La, 1016 E. 6th St. • Free; RSVP requested
Hang out with local writers and editors, with happy hour specials til 9pm.
Friday, October 26
Austin City Living’s 5th Annual Halloween Scream Party
6–10pm • Austin City Living, 1145 W. 5th St. #101 • $10 suggested donation (online or at the door)
Open bar (sponsored by Patron, Deep Eddy Vodka, Corona and Pyrat Rum), free food, and music by HotSauce ATX. Costumes are encouraged. RSVP in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or pay at the door. Benefits The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation.
In.gredients Halloween Open House and Costume Party
7pm • In.gredients, 2610 Manor Road • Free
Drinks, live music, and a prize for the best recycled costume.
Free Show: The Good Music Club #10
8pm–1am • The ND, East 5th at Brushy Street • Free
Performances by Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys, Wiretree, Wino Vino, and Lord Buffalo.
Free Show: Mike and the Moonpies CD Release Party
9pm • The Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces St. • Free
Featuring a performance by La Tampiquena. Also catch the Moonpies at their free Waterloo Records in-store performance at 5pm.
Halloween Punk Funk Jam: Prince vs. Rick James
9pm–2am • Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. 6th St. • $3 w/ RSVP, $5 without
Halloween dance party showcasing the music of, you guessed it, Prince and Rick James. Featuring sets by DJ Chorizo Funk, Riders Against the Storm, DJ Platurn and DJ Chicken George.
Fast Folks Zombie Bike Ride and Afterparty
Ride @ 9:30pm, party 10pm–2am • Ride leaves from Lamar Pedestrian Bridge; party is at Holy Mountain (formerly Beauty Bar), 617 E 7th St. • Free for zombies, $3 for lame non-costumed humans
Music by uLOVEi, Phranchyze and Hour Band; live screen printing; zombie photobooth. “Ghoulish Zombie drinks” and Dos Equis on special.
Saturday, October 27
Wonder Sale Garage Party II
6am–10pm Sat. and Sun. • 4514 Red River St. • Free
Free Shiner, live music, and vintage apparel for sale.
11am–2am • Austin Craft Brewery, 1904 Woodland Ave. • Free
All-day affair featuring beer drinking, meat eating, mouse racing, and Halloween partying.
No tickets are necessary, and pint glasses and shirts will be available for purchase with unlimited beer and liquor provided until it runs out.
UT vs. Kansas Watch Party @ Brew Exchange
11am • Brew Exchange, 706 W. 6th St. • Free
Free food from Man Bites Dog, local beer specials, $1-off “Mercy Pints” for Kansas fans.
Draught House Brewpub 44th Anniversary Celebration
1–7pm or later • Draught House, 4112 Medical Parkway • Free
Beer-marinated pig roast, music by DJ JBL, and free commemorative pint glasses when you buy one of the special brews.
FFF Pumpkin Carving Contest
3–6pm • The Grackle, 1700 E. 6th St. • Free
BYO pumpkin and carving tools (but no legit knives) to the Grackle and compete to win a pair of passes to Fun Fun Fun Fest. Plan to carve according to a FFF fest theme — bands, logos, etc. Each contestant receives two free drinks.
Independence Brewing Company’s 8th Anniversary Party
4–8pm • Independence Brewing Co., 3913 Todd Lane #607 • Free
Free wristband gets you 3 free beer samples, with selections including Austin Amber, Stash IPA, Jasperilla Old Ale and rare Brewluminati brews. Live music from Three Leaf and Bus Stop Stallions.
5–8pm • Complete Clothing, 1904 Guadalupe • Free
Free beer and a DJ at Complete Clothing’s 6th anniversary party.
6:30pm–2am • Mohawk, 912 Red River St. • $10
Free pizza from Mr. Gatti’s while it lasts. Music by 10 bands, including The Black and White Years, Black Pistol Fire, Sundress, Shakey Graves, The Sour Notes and others.
The Skellies Halloween Ride IV
7pm • Ride leaves from The Grackle, 1700 E. 6th St. • Free
Annual Halloween bike ride with an afterparty at a top-secret location.
Free Show: Zombie Party w/ Henry + The Invisibles
7pm–2am • Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd. • Free
Music by Henry and the Invisibles, Bus Stop Stallions, Sheer Khan & the Space Case, Jackie Myers Band, and Antic Romantics.
The Big Lebowski Halloween Party
9pm–2am • Speakeasy On The Avenue, 412 Congress Ave. • Free
Bowling, games, and drink specials (sponsored by Three Olives Vodka.)
Gibson Haunted House Party
10pm–2am • Gibson, 1109 S. Lamar • Free
Jello shots, DJ, costume contest, and a tarot card reader on hand for free readings.
Sunday, October 28
(512) Brewing Co. 4th Anniversary Party
1–5pm • (512) Brewing Co., 407 Radam • Free
Free samples — one of the 4th Anniversary beer, plus six other 4oz. tastes of your choice. If you buy a 4th Anniversary Glass for $10, you can use it as your tasting glass.
Groovy Sunday at South Austin Brewing Co.
3–7pm • South Austin Brewing Co., 415 E. St. Elmo Rd. #1D • Free
Tour the brewery, taste some beer and listen to music by Littlewolf featuring Kristi Clanton and Steve Lott.
Blood! Thunder! Mustard! Rock -n- Roll BBQ
3pm • Hotel Vegas, 1500 East 6th St. • Free
Free BBQ and live rock music. Free food starts at 5pm.
You Have the Right to Remain Dead: The 3rd Annual Austin Zombie Walk
5–9:30pm • Starts at Brush Square Park, 400 E. 4th St. • Free
Lurch through downtown Austin in a mob of the undead. The walk starts at Brush Square Park, moves on to the Capitol, and continues to Beale Street Tavern on 6th for zombie drink specials, zombie movies and music by Thunderosa. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for two three-day passes to FunFunFun Fest — RSVP on Facebook and attend the Zombie Walk in costume to be eligible.
Monday, October 29
Living Room Live: The Tontons and Les Rav
7:30pm • The W Hotel, 200 Lavaca St. • Free
Free show featuring a costume contest and specials on drinks and food.
Cavalcade of Comedy - Halloween Edition
9pm • Frank, 407 Colorado St. • Free
Free comedy night with performances by David Jimenez, Angel Johnston, Uncle Bob, Montgomery Wayne and many others.
Tuesday, October 30
Trailer Food Tuesdays: Halloween Edition
5–9pm • The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive • Free
Monthly event with food for sale from ten local trucks n’ trailers. This month’s Halloween installment features costume contests, music and other festivities.
Free Film Tuesdays Double Feature: The Craft / Night of the Living Dead
7–11pm • The ND, East 5th at Brushy Street • Free
Two cool flicks and free Shiners for earlybirds.
Dia de Los Muertos Fashion Runway Party
8pm–2am • Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd. • Free
Undead fashion show with prizes, plus music by DJ Schugar, Adam Warped, and Zack Highwire.
Wednesday, October 31
6pm–2am • The Grackle, 1700 E. 6th St. • Free
Halloween trivia by Who Wants a Dollar, followed by special games and surprises.
Royal Rumble Halloween Party
6pm–2am • Dirty Bill’s, 511 Rio Grande St. • Free
Cheap drinks, music by Kid Slyce, and a Best Wrestler costume contest with a $50 prize.
Country Fright Night
8pm-Midnight • The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd. • $5
Music by Rosie & The Ramblers, The Hang, and Mayeux & Broussard.
Be Your Own Superhero: Halloween Rave and Pie Fighting Contest
8pm–2am • Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd. • Free
Superhero steampunk rave with complimentary Tito’s trashcan punch all night and a midnight pie fight. Oh Frontier, how we love thee.
Flamingo Cantina’s 21st Birthday Bash
8pm–2am • Flamingo Cantina, 515 East 6th St. • Free
Live reggae by the Mau Mau Chaplains and Jamaican food by Winston’s Kitchen.
Eyes Wide Crunk
8pm–2am • Hotel Vegas, 1500 East 6th St. • $10
Performances by All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem tribute band), Phranchyze, Bavu Blakes with D-Madness, DJ Manny, and a burlesque troupe. Free candy, Pabst, glowsticks, and other spooky stuff.
The Phantom Boner Halloween Show
9pm–2am • The ND, East 5th at Brushy Street • $5
Apparently this is “a show so full of mummy satanic ghost lingerie that they cancel Halloween forever.” It also involves a piñata full of free candy, 3D video projections, and “a cadre of g-g-ghost dancers.”
Halloween with Peligrosa
10pm–2am • Frank, 407 Colorado St. • $5 before 11pm, $7 after
Dance to jams by Austin’s own Peligrosa crew, featuring DJ Orion, Manolo Black, Pagame, Sonora, King Louie, VJ 4th Wall, and Comandante Quito.
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