The Weekend Ahead: Jan. 20-22
Friday, Jan. 20
Art Attack by Amity
5-8pm • Duo Austin, 225 W. 2nd Street • Free
Local art showcase with a build-your-own cupcake bar, cocktails, and a drawing for 25% off a custom commissioned piece.
Blowout VII Opening Reception
7pm • Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301 Guadalupe Street • Free
Complimentary drinks, food, live music, and displays of works by UT art students.
Elizabeth Engelhardt Book Signing
7pm • BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. • Free
Author Elizabeth Engelhardt will speak and sign her new book, “Mess of Greens.” The event, presented by Edible Austin Magazine, features tastings inspired by the book and complimentary beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
DJ Hot Britches! at Mohawk
9pm–2am • Mohawk, 912 Red River St. • Free
Hot Britches! will be playing a mix of indie jams, disco, chill wave, dream pop and more. No cover.
SceneTap Launch Party
10:30pm–12:30am • Trophy Room, 310 E. 6th St. / Soho Lounge, 217 E. 6th St.
11pm–1am • Haven Lounge, 409 Colorado St. • Free
Multi-venue launch party for a new mobile app. Get a free Grey Goose or Bacardi cocktail if you have SceneTap downloaded on your phone.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Austin Gorilla Run After Party ***Event of the Week***
10am • 4th Street between Lavaca and Colorado (near Fado Irish Pub) • Donations encouraged
Free food from Fado and live music by Achachay and SPEAK. Entry is free, but there is a suggested donation to benefit the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund.
81 Poppies Fall Overstock Trunk Show at Plain Ivey Jane
2–7pm • Plain Ivey Jane, 408 W. 2nd St. • Free
Complimentary beverages and snacks, a wine tasting from 4–6pm, and discounts on fall and spring items.
Nora and Bethany’s Texas 4000 Benefit Show
9pm–1am • Carousel Lounge, 1110 E. 52nd St. • Suggested donation of $5-$10
Music by The Soapbox Spellbinders, Three Leaf, The Grapes, and Band of Liars. BYO liquor and/or buy beer & wine at the bar. Proceeds benefit Texas 4000, a nonprofit that raises money for cancer research.
Larissa Ness Album Release & Video Premiere Party w/ Zeale
9pm–2am • The ND, East 5th at Brushy Street • Free
Music by DJ Andrew Parsons, Zeale, and Larissa Ness.
The Strawberry Piranhas and Bandfire Quartet @ Caffe Medici
9–11pm • Caffe Medici, 2222 Guadalupe St. • $5
Homecoming show for The Strawberry Piranhas and Bandfire Quartet. Free beer while it lasts.
Sunday, Jan. 22
Cash Mob at HOPE Farmers Market
11am • HOPE Farmers Market, 414 Waller St. • Free (but bring cash)
Be part of a new project to support local business by bringing at least $10 to spend en masse on good stuff at the farmers market.
Befriend the Bears EP Release
8pm–2am • The Parish, 214 E. Sixth St. • $6
Music by Befriend the Bears, the White White Lights, Shakey Graves, and Rikavista. The first 50 people in the door get a free Lone Star. Plus: a photo booth and a chance to win an iPod Shuffle with music by all the bands.
Off Night On
7pm • Mohawk, 912 Red River St. • Free
Free night of comedy at the Mohawk featuring The New Movement improv group.