Cool This Weekend: December 3–5
The lowdown on the best free and cheap fun to be had this weekend.
7:30pm • $7 cover (RSVP)
Beer from Live Oak Brewery (while it lasts), sandwiches, coffee and other goodness. Music by Motel Aviv, Politics, The Lennings, et al.
Whole Foods rooftop terrace, 6th and Lamar
South Austin Gallery Opening: Benefit for Keep Austin Beautiful
7-10pm • Free
Free sandwiches from Grill Haven trailer and cocktails from Balcones Distillery. Music from DJ Aaron Montez. Photo booth.
507 W. Mary St.
101X Homegrown Live Free Show: The Lemurs and Royal Forest
Doors at 8, music at 9:30 • No cover
Local bands. A portion of the bar sales will go to The Ronald McDonald House.
Independence Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting
1-2pm • Free
Free tour and beer tastings. Bring cash to purchase food and brewery merchandise.
3913 Todd Lane #607
Pink House 4: The Pink House and Stem & Leaf 2010 Wrap-Up Party
2pm-midnight • Free; donations are encouraged
Keg beer sponsored by NXNW Brewery, plus BBQ and other grilled foods. Music from 11 bands.
The Pink House, 2402 E 9th St.
Scamps and Scoundrels: An Urban Dog Challenge – After Party
5-8pm • Free
Drinks sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, Sweet Leaf Tea, Republic Tequila and Uncle Billy’s. Also: Amy’s Ice Cream. The after party is open to the public as well as those who compete in the challenge, which benefits Austin Pets Alive.
Austin Pets Alive, 2807 Manchaca (at Lamar)
Supa Dupa Purple Haze: Official Knuckle Rumbler Big Boi After Party
9pm-2am • $5; $3 w/ RSVP or Big Boi show stub; free with afro (wig or real)
DJs Orion and Prince Klassen spin jams by Jimi Hendrix and Missy Elliot. Photo booth by Annie Ray.
Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th Street (at Navasota)
Speakeasy’s Repeal of Prohibition Celebration
9pm-2am • Free
Free drinks while they last, followed by Dewars specials all night. Dress up 1920s-style (think flappers and fedoras).
Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave.
90s Music Video Dance Party at The Highball
11pm-2am • Free
The Highball brings back its 90s Dance Party series with a brand new mix of videos.
Highball, 1142 S. Lamar
Donate & Date Auction
7-9pm • Free with donation of 2 canned goods for the Capital Area Food Bank
Free beer. Key Bar will auction off dates to benefit Heart House of Austin, which receives 100% of the proceeds.
Key Bar, 617 W. 6th Street
The Onion Re-Opening Party
8pm-2am • Free
Free pizza and music to celebrate the opening of The Onion pizzeria’s new location.
One-2-One Bar, 121 E. 5th Street