Austin Party Train: Photo Bombers, College Football & Labor Day Fun

This party train is totally going to save your life this week. So many fabulous things — lots of time wasters, great events, free stuff and of course, LOTS of reviews. The parents come in town = we eat. Take advantage of my learnings grasshopper.  But first, this:

Yours in an ever-widening circle of hyperactivity,



Free and Cheap:

  • Vista Print is having a huge sale… car magnets & premium business cards & crazy stuff is free. I just ordered Party Train business cards!
  • Fu for Yu is here! Through September 7th, bring two friends to Mama Fu’s, mention “Fu for Yu”, and get a FREE entrée! Details here.
  • Free chicken sammy at Chick Fil’A on Monday for wearing team jersey:  Chick Fil A
  • Labor day sale @ Whole Earth Provision Co –> 20% off anything already on sale!
  • 25% off Four Hands furniture until Sept 7th
  • Free MP3 From amazon: I love music
  • Free movie screening “I am Bored”. RSVP here.
  • Dennys! Click here for a Printable Coupon to Denny’s for a buy 1 get 1 Build Your Own Grand Slam
  • 20% off coupon for Harbor Freight (hammmmmock): Harbor Freight Coupon
  • Free one time pilates session at joymoves:  Free one-time (first time) 30-minute Pilates session
  • Amys Ice Cream: $2 pre-scoop special for this Friday-Sunday.  They pre-fill your cups then deliver them with spoons, napkins, and toppings
  • Free day of Yoga:  Enjoy 67 free classes at all five Yoga Yoga centers during Austin’s 10th annual Free Day of Yoga!
  • Joymoves: Some Pilates Props Being Sold at Deep Discount: Pilates Mats, Magic (Power) Circles, Half-barrels and 2 lb weights for your home use. Ask our front desk next time you’re in. 
  • “Toys R Us Cash for Clunkers” – turn in old kid stuff for discounts on new ones @ toys r us
  • Ulta 20% off at Ulta with code: 28671
  • Lowes is having another 20% off on all energy star appliances.
  • Half Price books: Save An Extra 20% Off Everything Sale: Thursday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 7
  • Facelogic: 60 Min Relaxation Facial with Upper Body Massage, Facial Mask, and Full Service Microdermabrasion of the Face, Neck and Chest Area and Complimentary Lip Treatment. Special: $59; Originally: $99
  • Borders Member Super Coupon
  • Macys 10% or 15% off Storewide (til 9/7): Coupon Here
  • Boston Market: 50% off any Family Meal or Market Feast. Valid Sept 5-7 only:
  •  Avenue 5: 10% off all color services during September!
    • Mondays – Free Conditioning Treatment with haircuts
    • Tuesdays – Free Hot Tool Style with color service
    • Wednesdays – $5 off Skinceuticals Facials
    • 10% off all color services
    • 2 Creative Nail Polishes for just $6

To try:

  • Sailing for a Cure: 2 hours of sailing, $50, goes to the leukemia society. Plus, it’s tax deductible. Score!
  • Austin Body Choir (ecstatic dance!) first class is free at galazy dance studios
  • Trapeze Lessons: They moved to that  soccer place onsouth manchaca. 50% OFF for any Single Class that you attend during the first week — through September 6th!  Use promotion code: I Love Trapeze
  • Downloading for the hungry: For every copy of Internet Explorer 8 downloaded from here, Microsoft donates $1.15 to Feeding America. If you upgrade from IE6, they’ll double their donation. Even if you switch to Firefox immediately, help give Microsoft’s money away.
  • The Grape Stomp: September 12th. Who can stomp the mostest? (Thanks Christa!)
  • Joes Bar & Grill: Friend Lacy says their Mac n Cheese is to die for.
  • Fortune Chinese Restaurant: Jon says :It’s on N Lamar and it was AMAZING.  I highly recommend featuring it.  We had dinner, but they also have Dim Sum every day”
  • Yama: Round Rock — Best Chicken Katsu?

Reviews: (my yelp)

Wednesday 09/02/09 

  • Eggmen6:00pmMangia Pizza – Guadalupe   no cover
  • James McMurtry & The Heartless 12:00amContinental Club  $8 cover Jazz Pharaohs 6:00pmElephant Room  no cover
  • La Mona Loca (formerly Cienfuegos) 9:00pmRuta Maya HQ    7:30-8:30pm Free Salsa Lesson
  • Soulphonics9:00pmCarousel Lounge  
  • Amy Cook &, Guests at Scoot Inn

Thursday 09/03/09

Friday 09/04/09 

 Saturday 09/05/09 

  • Blaggards 10:00pmFado Irish Pub  
  • 13th Annual Grape Stomp Weekend:
  • Little Woodrows on 6th, everything in the house half price all day long. Ft. uncle billys bbq and ACL ticket drawing
  • First Saturday @ Independence Brewery – Free beer tours!
  • Bruce Robisonn/a Broken Spoke
  • Charlie Robison  9:00pmGruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfelsno cover
  • Cross Canadian Ragweedn/a Whitewater AmphitheaterNew Braunfels
  • Curtis Grimes 8pm door Cheatham Street Warehouse San Marcos
  • First Saturday @ Independence Brewing
  • Five Things – Five deadly sinful things
  • Jimmy LaFave n/a Threadgill’s World HQ   
  • Robert Earl Keenn/a Whitewater AmphitheaterNew Braunfels
  • Subrosa Union 9pm door Flamingo Cantina   21+
  • Tea Murchants 7:30onCactus Cafe  $12 cover
  • Warren Hood & the Hoodlums  n/a Saxon Pub   
  • Labor Day Feast @ Southwest Bistro

 Sunday 09/06/09 

  • Hot Rod Truck & Tractor Pull in Belton. Really. Trouble Maker Truck
  • Charlie Robison  8:00pmGruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfelsno cover
  • Cienfuegos 7:00pmRuta Maya HQ   $5 cover  Salsa Lessons Every Sunday Taught by Sandra Moro Sleeper Of Street Salsa 2pm-5pm
  • Malford Milligan 6:30pmNorth by Northwest Brewery no cover
  • Flametrick Subs Wraymen at Beerland
  • WOXY Party at Scoot Inn: $5 admission gets you free Tito’s Vodka, Sweet Leaf Tea, BBQ, drink specials and live music from Black Before Red (members of Okkervil River and Shearwater), TV Torso (new SOUND Team project), Martin Crane (of Brazos) and English Teeth. 6pm $5, No RSVP, Scoot Inn
  • Austin Handmade Post-Screening Shabang : Free drinks by Treaty Oak Rum, snacks by NadaMoo (dairy free ice cream) and a DJ. The film Handmade Nation is premiering this Sunday in Austin at 1:30 and 4:10pm, and Austin Handmade is hosting the after party at its new location just around the corner from the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.
    6:30-9:00pm Free, No RSVP 2009 S. 1st St.

 Monday 09/07/09 

  • Soul Track Minds and JJ Usher  n/a Antone’s Night Club    Super Soul Monday’s are BACK!!
  • Monday, September 7th is a free day of yoga at pretty much every single yoga studio in this town. Considering I’m a regular at our only donation-based studio, I know where I’ll start out…
  • Swing by the Four Seasons Austin to dip into their salt water pool, watch iron man, eat up the complimentary snacks, and splurge on the half off margitas.
  • Go crazy with bands, kegs, yoga, and cheese all in one place for free.

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