The Week in Cool: May 10-15
Thursday, May 10
Kendra Scott Trunk Show
5–8pm • Gap Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. • Free
Complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Vodka and cupcakes from Hey Cupcake.
Presmer Trunk Show
6–9pm • Estilo Boutique, 234 W. 2nd St. • Free
Complimentary champagne and Delish cupcakes.
Art Over Alzheimer’s
6–9:30 • Platinum Office, 360 Nueces St. #40 • Free
Food, drinks, silent auction of 10 original works, and raffle to support The Alzheimer’s Association.
BASHH (Big Ass Social Happy Hour)
7pm • The Ranch, 710 W 6th St. • Free
Get there early and score some free drink tickets.
Do512 Presents: Wild Child, Sorne
8pm • The Belmont, 305 W. 6th St. • Free w/ RSVP
The Boxing Lesson / Megafauna / Residual Kid
10pm–2am • The ND, 501 N. IH 35 • $6
Friday, May 11
Anders Osborne In-Store Performance
5–6pm • Waterloo Records, 6th and Lamar • Free
Free show and free beer from Shiner.
Melogrand CD Release Party
9pm–2am • Frontier Bar, 2421 Webberville Rd. • Free
Free Skyy Vodka drinks from 9–10pm. Music by Melogrand, End Wave, Wiretree, & Adam Torres.
Saturday, May 12
Thirsty Planet Brewery Tour and Tasting
11am–3pm • Thirsty Planet Brewing Co., 11160 Circle Dr. • Free; RSVP required
Austin Chef Showdown
11:30am–2:30pm • Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. • Free
Free food from Tacodeli, Kerbey Lane, Hoover’s, Hill’s Café, Tom’s Tabooley, How Do You Roll and lots of others. Music by Best Best Best Friends.
Austin Beerworks’ 1st Anniversary Extravaganzacon
Noon–3pm, 3–6pm • Austin Beerworks, 3009 Industrial Terrace, Suite 150 • Free; RSVP required
Party at the brewery! In addition to the normal lineup, they’ll tap Battle Axe, Sputnik, and Gold Fist, as well as two special anniversary beers. To attend, keep a close eye on the Austin Beerworks Facebook page — they’re releasing 100 tickets to each session every day until Friday.
Austin Writes Music Presents: Dive Austin Dive ***Party of the Week***
9pm–2am • Swan Dive, 615 Red River • $7
Benefit for Austin Pets Alive with music by The Couch, The White White Lights, Little Radar, and Kinky Machine. Complimentary Tito’s Vodka drinks for the first 100 people in the door.
Sunday, May 13
Second Sunday Sock Hop
10pm–2am • Shangri-La, 1016 E. 6th Street • $5
The Mother’s Day edition of the monthly dance party at ‘Shang’ celebrates the ladies of the ’50s and ’60s.
Tuesday, May 15
The Austin Chronicle Presents: Paper Cuts
7–9pm • The Palm Door, 401 Sabine St. • Free; RSVP required for priority admission
Free drinks and food from Austin’s Pizza. Music by The Golden Boys. RSVP is required to reserve a spot on the guestlist, but additional guests will be allowed in starting at 7:30 if the party isn’t at capacity.