The Week in Cool: July 19-23
Thursday, July 19
Opening Party of the Diana World Tour
6–10pm • Lomography Gallery Store, 912 Congress Ave. • Free
Free beer tastings from Black Star Co-op, refreshments from ID Soda, ice cream sandwiches from Cow-Tipping Creamery, and entertainment by the Austin Phonograph Company.
No Touching! The Second Arrested Development Quiz
8pm • Jax Neighborhood Café, 2828 Rio Grande • $5
Teams of up to six players compete for prizes worth up to $500.
Red River Comedy Period
9:30pm • Red 7, 611 E. 7th St. • Free
Free comedy show with performances by Jared Hawley, John Tole, Kat Ramzinski, Jared Walls, Rob Gagnon and others. Hosted by Jake Flores with music by Sebastian Nebula.
Friday, July 20
Old Bridge Cellars Wine Tasting
4–8pm • East End Wines, 1209 Rosewood Ave. • Free
Free wine tasting.
I Luv Video 30th Anniversary Costume Party Extravaganza
7pm–2am • 29th Street Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St. • $2 with costume, $5 without
Dress up as your favorite movie character for a night of music and games, including trivia, musical chairs, drunk Twister, costume contests and more. First 50 people through the door get a free gift bag with swag from I Luv Video and Spider House. Live music by The Well, Encino Men, Run Man Run!, Space Camp, and DJ Captain America.
Michale Graves of The Misfits
7pm–2am • Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Road • Free
Free show by Michale Graves, as well as Flametrick Subs, Mariachis del Inferno, Top Dead Center, The Babyshakers, and Back to Riverdale. Face painting, photobooth, and Batman movies projected on the outdoor screen. Come dressed as Batman for a chance to win free drinks.
101X Homegrown Live: Hacienda and The Preservation
8pm • The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St. • Free
Headdress and True Widow at Hotel Vegas
9pm–2am • Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. 6th St. • Free
Saturday, July 21
Fashion Trunk Show & Sale in Hyde Park
1–7pm • Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301 A. Guadalupe St. • Free
Free drinks and treats, plus shopping and live music.
Bikini Car Wash Fundraiser
2–9pm • The White Horse Saloon, 500 Comal St. • $5 suggested donation
Free beer, liquor snow cones, food, raffle + music by The Blind Pets, Black Pistol Fire, Shakey Graves, and Black Tabs.
The 2012 Quesoff ***Party of the Week***
5–8pm • Mohawk, 912 Red River • Free
Free queso and chips at an amazing showdown of cheesy goodness created by the likes of Kerbey Lane, Frank, Cuatros, Red’s Porch, and a bunch of regular Joes.
10:30pm–2am • The Highball, 1142 S. Lamar • $5 online, $7 at the door
Crazy dance party with a laser light show, dancers, a photobooth and beats by DJ Fuckin’ A.
Sunday, July 22
Tuaca Summer Snow Day
4pm • Molotov Lounge, 719 W. 6th St. • Free
Winter-themed party featuring vanilla citrus TUACA cocktails.
Cinema East: “Sun Don’t Shine”
7–11pm • Yellow Jacket Track Field, 1156 Hargrave St. • $3
Screening and Q&A. BYOB.
East Side Showroom Anniversary Party
9pm • East Side Showroom, 1100 E. 6th St. • Free
Drink specials, special seasonal cuisine, and live music by Dave Quanbury’s Big Band.
Monday, July 23
Seth Walker In-Store Performance
5pm • Waterloo Records, 6th and Lamar • Free
Free show and free Shiner.