Party Train: Music Series, Free Food & Fun Festivals

Alright Party Train Participants and those people I’ve added against their will:

If you’re thinking you have nothing to do this weekend, joke’s on you. Lots of fabulous free stuff, great music, funny guys, happy hours and of course, celebrating all things Mom. I’ll be down at the isla catching some rays (and hopefully some trout) with mine.

Three things:

1. There is an operational drive in theater near shiner. The website is completely overstimulating but what a great chance to go out, get your beer tour on, then makeout…er, watch a movie. Crossroads Drive In

2. Always have a phone with you when you go hiking. Sometimes you get lost for four hours and have to call the park ranger to rescue you before it gets dark. Just a word of advice from someone who has never done that.

3. Love being high? Take Trapeze lessons: http://www.trapeze-experience.com/index.html. They will be in Austin until May 31st. This is like a traveling carnival of sorts. Also, you could go see afroman on Sunday at aces. HA!

Yours in bring on the beach,

Kelly

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Things to keep you entertained while you are waiting for your jam-packed weekend to start:

· Hilarious: Who hasn’t drunk texted then erased their history so they wouldn’t be mortified by the evidence? http://www.textsfromlastnight.com/

· Double hilarious, makes you worry about what you search for on the interwebs: http://www.somethingawful.com/d/weekend-web/aol-search-log.php?page=1

· People have too much money – give it to me: http://maybeyoushouldntbuythat.com/

· Best party favor: We’ve all taken pics at the amusement park where you stick your head into some ridiculous body. Here, you can make your own! http://www.stockcutouts.com/?gclid=COzGnNzvpZoCFRufnAodqTCl-A

 

Free & Cheap:

· Free ChikFilA Breakfast: http://www.momsneedtoknow.com/2009/04/08/chick-fila-free-breakfast-sandwich-through-may-13/

· Free KFC: http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/20090430-tows-kfc-coupon-download

· Free Salsa: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Longhorn Salsa hosts free salsa classes every Tuesday.

· Free ice cream: The new Baskin-Robbins store at 9900 West Parmer Lane is hosting a Grand Opening event on Thursday, May 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. Soft serve will be available for FREE all day. In addition, in support of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, customers who mention ‘Mobile Loaves and Fishes’ anytime this May will receive 10% off their bill, which will go to the organization.

· Free Bra Fitting: Title Nine, 500 N Lamar Blvd, Austin Thursday, May 7th, 6-8 pm. For more info on our Bra Fit Fest events go to titlenine.com/FitFest2009

· Half off coupons: http://kkmj.entercomdeals.com/ They had $50 gcs to fogo for $25!

· Free bottle of nailpolish (choose your color!) at Avenue 5 with Spa Manicure or Pedicure ($6.00 value) in May

 

To Check Out and Report Back:

· Habana: 4-7 pm. $4 mojitos, margs, martinis. Also, great food/drink specials every day like Monday, $2 tecates, 2 for 1 cuban sammiches

· Texican Café: Free appetizer buffet, M-F 4-7 pm

· The Pearl: Look at reviews on yelp, seems like my new favorite dive bar

· KG Sushi: $2 sake happy hour. Also you pay by the plate. Someone please try this!

 

Regularly Occurring: I have them in a table if you want them

· 2nd/4th Thursdays: East End Jazz Jam, Kenny Dorhams

· 2nd Thursdays: Poochinis and Pet-icures: Free poochini martini and nail clipping for animals. BTW, Poochini is the grossest word EVER.

· 3rd Thursdays: Guadalupe, Vendors, Shops Open late

· 4th Fridays: East Side Music + Vendors

· 1st Thursdays: SoCo gets crazy

· Saturday Mornings: Free Yoga at Barton Springs

· 2nd Sunday: Sock Hop, Shangrila & Wine Tasting, Driskill

· Every Wednesday: Free Music at Scholz & Hills Café, Blues on the green starting June 3rd

· Every Thursday: Free Music at Shady Grove & The Triangle

· Every Friday: Free Music at the grove at Southpark Meadows

· Every Saturday: Showcase Jam w/ The Blues Posse at the Victory Grill

· Every Sunday: Chicken Sh!t Bingo

 

Adventures this week:

Austin Karaoke: yes, it looks like a brothel but it is BYOL and you get a score when you sing on key! The weird Asian movies in the background of your karaoke songs is worth the $5 price of admission.

Uncorked: Good pours, lots of knowledge, great patio. Plus they gave us a little extra. Anyplace that gives me free wine = good

Sumo suits: they make everything better. I laughed so hard it was embarrassing. Rent them to ensure your next party is a raging success

Pecan Street Festival: Free, fun, bought too much jewelry. Definitely go to the one in the fall

Iron Cactus: Food apparently is hit or miss but their roasted salsa is awesome!

House Wine: Amazing cheese plate, decent prices and half off opened bottles on Sunday

Taste: I hear its crap. Don’t go. Small pours, normal high prices. Much better off with your 30% off at cru drink in or 40% off take out on Sundays

 

To Definitely Do: BrewBQue Festival Beer and Barbecue. I am SO mad I wont be here. County Line is sponsoring, various bbq contests, beer sampling, lumberjack competitions, washers, beer pong, and biggest beer gut, chihuahua races. Fabulous T-Birds, Monte Montgomery, Mother Truckers, Patrice Pike, Joe King Carrasco, and more

 

Your Weekend Plans:

 

Thursday 05/07/09

 

Theology on tap, Paradise Café, 6:30, http://www.austin360.com/calendar/events2/etc/userEventDisplay.jspd?eventStatus=Approved&eventid=241513

Dolce Vino Happy Hour: 6-9:00pm; Beyond Tradition, free wine. Hors d’oeuvres by Sullivan’s, cookies by Tiff’s Treats. Milk+Honey will be giving free spa services. 10% of all sales during

Flight of the Conchords

90s One-Hit Wonders Sing-Along at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown 10:30pm, $12

Happy Hour will benefit Austin Smiles.

Chubby Checker 8:00pm Threadgill’s World HQ

Eric Tessmer 10:00pm One 2 One Bar

Jodi Adair & Shelley King 9:00pm Amsterdam

Lee Mork f/Gary Clark, Jr. 7:00pm Lambert’s

Scootenanny9:00pm Scoot Inn $5

Warren Hood (Duo) n/a Pluckers – South Lamar

White White Lightsn/a Mohawk

 

 

Friday 05/08/09

 

Louis CK: hilarious, paramount

Dysfunkshun Junkshun, Speakeasy

Cinderella Ballet, through 5/10: http://mi.adinterax.com/customer/cox/.b.gif

Grupo Fantasma, Antone’s

Toadies, Stubbs

Bob Bullock Imax (1800 N. Congress Ave.), $10, 6pm-9pm

Cory Morrow9:00pm Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach $15

Eggmen7:30pm Southpark Meadows

James McMurtry & The Heartlessn/a Saxon Pub

Indy Rap Festival, Hosted by Mesanger and K.O.B. of MSG Crew. Featuring Art by Wake.

Micky and the Motorcars n/a Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach $15

Mysterious Ways 10:00pm Amsterdam

Roots Fashion Show 9:30pm Ruta Maya HQ

Sky Rocket 9:30pm Cedar Street Courtyard

Suzanna Choffel 10:30pm Lambert’s $10

Terri Hendrix 9:00pm Threadgill’s World HQ

Freshfest Hip Hop Showcase, Flamingo Cantina

Texas Rockabilly Revival, nutty brown

 

 

Saturday 05/09/09

 

Saturday in the Park, The Triangle: Biscuit Brothers 10:00am $15

Mother earth festival, barton springs

Fuzz Club, Scoot Inn

Jimmy Lafave, Threadgills

Old Crow Medicine Show at Stubb’s

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony at Waterloo Park 4:30-5:30pm, Free

Alan Haynes 10:00pm One 2 One Bar

Barry Whitesnake 9:30pm La Zona Rosa

Blaggards10:30pm Fado Irish Pub

Irish Spring Night: Celebration of irish heritage at BD Rileys

Jo Carol Pierce7:00pm Roadhouse Rags

LZ Love 10:00pm Continental Club $10

THREE 6 MAFIA 7:00pm Music Hall adv.

 

 

Sunday 05/10/09

Mothers Day Barn Dance: Bring your mother, and get in 2 for 1, $10 donation with potluck. Remember, BYO everything to share.

Afroman, Aces Lounge

Irish Sunday Brunch at Waterford House

Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day Spectacular at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar 7pm, $60 Includes Feast

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Mother’s Day Feast at Alamo Drafthouse Village 11am, $60 Includes Feast

Suede 9:30pm Cedar Street Courtyard

Roadhouse Rags with Jo Carol Pierce, Iron City Soul Shakers, The Fabs, Ruby Jane, Beautiful Mistakes

Bonnie Raitt at UT PAC

Second Sunday Wine Tasting at Driskill Grill & Bar 3-5pm, $25

Wine To Your Mother: A Sumptuous Mother’s Day Brunch at Cru Wine Bar 10am-3pm, $24.95

 

Up and Coming:

 

5.12 – 5.17

Rent

Bass Concert Hall

5.16

Boz Scaggs

Paramount Theater

5.16

TV on the Radio

Stubbs

5.21

Indigo Girls

Stubb’s BBQ

5.21

Adult Spelling Bee

 

5.23

Fastball

The Parish

6.04

The Flatlanders

Texas Union Ballroom

6.04

Robin Trower

La Zona Rosa

6.05

Animal Collective

Stubbs

6.09

Matisyahu

 

6.22

Heartless Bastards

Stubbs

6.24

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Toyota Center

7.09

Spoon

Stubb’s BBQ

7.1

KGSR Presents Spoon

Stubb’s BBQ

7.11

Spoon

Stubb’s BBQ

8.04

Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, & John Mellencamp

The Dell Diamond

10.02

Austin City Limits Festival

Zilker Park

10.03

Austin City Limits Festival

Zilker Park

10.04

Austin City Limits Festival

Zilker Park

5.16

Hayes Carll ** & Guest The Sideshow Tramps

River Road Icehouse, NB

5.23

Roger Creager ** & Guest Max Stalling

River Road Icehouse, NB

5.24

Cory Morrow ** & Guest Sean McConnell

River Road Icehouse, NB

5.29

Brandon Rhyder & Guest Brett McCormick

River Road Icehouse, NB

5.30

Cross Canadian Ragweed **

River Road Icehouse, NB

6.6

Casey Donahew ** & Guest Bart Crow

River Road Icehouse, NB

6.13

Doug Moreland Annual Birthday Bash

River Road Icehouse, NB

6.19

Back Porch Mary

River Road Icehouse, NB

6.20

Zona Jones ** & Guest Kyle Hunt

River Road Icehouse, NB

7.3

Bleu Edmondson ** & Guest Matt Skinner

River Road Icehouse, NB

7.4

ason Boland & The Stragglers **

River Road Icehouse, NB

8.1

Aaron Watson & Guest Kyle Park

River Road Icehouse, NB

8.15

Wade Bowen & Guest Josh Abbott

River Road Icehouse, NB

9.6

Kevin Fowler

River Road Icehouse, NB

 

 

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