The Week Ahead: Nov. 1-6
This week you can celebrate the Day of the Dead, sip some free Shiner, test your Sunny knowledge, and party at the moontower. And that’s not even counting the hijinks related to Fun Fun Fun! More on that later this week … but until then, check out Ultra8201’s recommendations, and get started on the fun early at the parties below.
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Dia De Los Muertos Happy Hour
6–9pm • Takoba, 1411 E. 7th St. • Free; RSVP Required
Free appetizers, beverages, and models in traditional Dia de los Muertos costumes. Review your favorite spooky Austin locales on Google Places to guarantee your spot.
Around the World Coffee Celebration
7pm • Austin Java, 1206 Parkway • Free
Free appetizers, live music, samples of the new coffee of the month, and Q&A with the master roaster.
Tito’s Hometown Shindig **Event of the Week**
8:30pm–Midnight • The Moody Theater at ACL Live, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. • Free; RSVP Required
Complimentary cocktails from 8:30–9:30; music by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears and Table Manners Crew DJs.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
The New Mastersounds In-Store Performance
5–6pm • Waterloo Records, 6th and Lamar • Free
Live music and refreshments provided by Shiner.
Texas Tribune Fall Membership Drive Member Happy Hour
5:30–7:30pm • Malverde, 400 B West 2nd Street • Free; RSVP Required
Texas Tribune kicks off its Fall Membership Drive and will buy you a cocktail in celebration of its second anniversary. Click the link for RSVP details.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Pub Quiz
8–10pm • The Brixton, 1412 E. 6th Street • Free
Test your knowledge of dumpster babies, greenmen, troll tolls and milk-steak. It’ll be even more fun than a game of Chardeemacdennis. Make sure to get there early because seating is limited.
Thursday, Nov. 3
“Cool Pop”: The Art of Jenny Meyer
6–8pm • Art on 5th, 1501 W. 5th Street • Free
Complimentary appetizers from Sushi Zushi and Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails.
Friends of Barton Springs Fall Social
6–9pm • Torchy’s Tacos, 1207 South 1st Street • Free
Free Torchy’s appetizers, beverages from Austin Beerworks, Barton Springs trivia pub quiz, and a chance to socialize with fellow Barton Springs enthusiasts.
Lomography World Premiere
6–8pm • Lomography Gallery Store Austin, 912 Congress Avenue • Free
Food, drinks, entertainment, and prizes. Come dressed in your “finest suits and dresses.”
Clothing Swaperooni And Cocktails
7–9:30pm • Hearts & Robots Hair Studio, 1401 Chestnut Ave. • Free
Complimentary cocktails and refreshments. Bring a bag or two of clothes, shoes and accessories to swap.
First Thursday Fashion Fall Out
7–10pm • Goodie Two Shoes, 1111 South Congress Ave. • Free; RSVP Requested
Free drinks and food, discounts, and prize drawings (RSVP to enter).
Friday, Nov. 4
GroupCharger Launch Party
6–8pm • Cospace, 911 W. Anderson Lane • Free; RSVP Required
Complimentary Bacardi cocktails and delicacies.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Independence Brewing Co. Brewery First Saturday Tour and Beer Tasting
1–3pm • Independence Brewing Co., 3913 Todd Lane #607 • Free
Free tour and tasting. Bring cash if you want to buy merchandise.
8pm–2am • Tiniest Bar in Texas, 817 W. 5th St. • Free
Free DJ dance party. Proceeds from drink sales and a silent art auction go toward building a public library in Busia, Kenya.
Cup Cup Cup Cakes
9pm • Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1104 E. 6th St. • Free
Free cupcakes and music by La Snacks, We Were Wolves, ADD, and The Cocker Spaniels.
“Party at the Moontower” Bike Ride
Midnight • Lamar Pedestrian Bridge • Free
Tour Austin’s landmark moontowers in this annual 20-mile bike ride.
Sunday, Nov. 6
Holiday in the Courtyard
1–7pm • Studio Downtown, 608 East 3rd Street • Free
Live music, shopping, fashion, food and cocktails. Benefits Capital Area Food Bank.
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