Poor Thursday… it always gets overlooked for Friday. So I’ll make this redheaded step child of a day special with a party train. I also got my party train business cards. I am so excited. I know, its lame. I am out of town this weekend so no asterisks but some of the cool call outs are: total recall master pancake, lots of crafty parties with booze, austin chocolate festival, and a back to the future screening with the delorean club (what?). We live in a weird weird town ladies and gents. Here are some other fun/weird things:
- Can we please help these people? Pigeon transfers data faster than S. Africa’s service provider
- Someday, I’ll click into this and see people I know. Until then, I’ll just enjoy making fun of these freaks: People of Walmart
- Incredibly random cartoons that are disturbing and hilarious
- Why watch Oprah? Propecia the crack ho’s got same caliber advice
- Worth wearing and buying just to freak people out. 15% off costume contact lenses — all kinds of crazy styles!
- Sweet tooth? This weekend is the Austin Chocolate Festival
- You know when you search and google suggests random stuff? This guy captures it and its really funny!
- I struggled with whether to share this with you in its entirety or bit by bit but i figured you needed all of the goodness at once: Fail Blog
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Yours in vacation, finally.
Free and cheap:
- Grocery coupon website: For you clippers out there
- Austin Museum Day at Various Venues Free admission to various museums around town
- T.G.I. Friday’s [Locations] offers a Free Jack Daniel’s Burger when you become a Fan on Facebook. Click “Register” and follow the instructions. Thanks cinnyque999
- iPhone – iPod Touch App FLING – Free for today only.Search the appstore for the game fling.
- Timberland has a 40% off friends & family sale with coupon code FFSAVE. There is also a printable coupon for in-store shopping.
- Free Redbox Rental with the purchase of a large drink or large combo @ Mcdonalds. There is a peel off coupon with a code.
- Thru 10/8: Fit4Austin Running Team at Lady Bird Lake
- Thru 10/22: Beginning Hula Course at Ballet Austin
- Take some standup paddle board lessons. So cool!
- Parkside: They have 1/2 off champagne and oysters on Wednesday.
- Ruth’s Chris Steak house is offering a 3-course meal featuring a starter, entree, personal side and dessert for $39.95.
- Submerged: Free Appetizer Buffet & Great Drink Specials from 5p-8p on Wednesday
- Doc’s Drafthouse Bar and Grill : Between RR and Parmer, decent bar thats close and not pluckers
- Enchiladas Y Mas : Enchiladas were great
- La Michoacana : Meat market like any other, don’t bother
- El Regio : amazing as always
- Sushi Nini : half price nigiri? done!
- Hanover’s Draft Haus : I really dont like this place
- Twin Liquors : Hancock center, has everything you could ever want
- Dreams Nails & Salon : great pedis
- Tokyo Steakhouse & Sushi Bar : consistently good
- East Side Show Room : overrated but worth a look
- Third Thursday at Blanton 5:30-9pm, free, includes music, yoga, art discussion
- Mix and Make Happy Hour, Imperia, Get Crafty with The WonderCraft! Mix & Make Happy Hour @ Imperia. On Third Thursday from 4pm to 7pm, Drop in, grab a cosmo and a California roll & work on making your own upcycled hats and scarves with The WonderCraft.
- Duncan and Boyd’s at 3663 Bee Cave is celebrating their grand re-opening with beer, sausage and brisket both today and tomorrow (today at 5, tomorrow from 4-6) per Tribeza.
- Expect music, cocktails, and the longest worldwide release party in history at Bo Concept’s worldwide…
- From 7-9 at Blu expect appetizers, gift bags, and more – for the ladies.
- 7-10 will also deliver more in the way of complimentary cocktails, high-end catering, and sale items at the Pump Project, (sponsored by Limbo Jewelry).
- Bohemian Beat Night w/ 9:00pmRuta Maya Int’l HQ AustinJoin the Ruta Renaissance with music, art, poetry, and spoken work inspired by the Beat Generation
- Butch Miles’ Jazz Express 9:30pmElephant Room Austin
- Cracker + Clem SnideMohawk, TheAustin
- GWAR 8:00pmAustin Music HallAustin $$LAMB OF GOD8:00pmAustin Music HallAustin $$
- Jitterbug Vipers 9:00pmCarousel Lounge Austin
- Kacy Crowley 8:00pmAmsterdam, TheAustin
- Liz Morphis6:30pmNorth by Northwest BreweryAustin
- Mother Truckers, TheAntone’s Night Club Austin
- Suzanna Choffel 7:00pmJo’s Hot Coffee, 2nd Street Austin
- September 18th will be discounts, snacks, and cocktails at Parts and Labour. It’s also the grand opening of Social (i.e. the former Whisky Bar) with free drinks and apps.
- Friday: Spectacle Sunglasses Grand Opening Party 4-8pm. FREE Tito’s vodka, DJ Kenn, giveaways. 2110 South Lamar.
- Free absinthe at Mohawk? 10pm. No specifics yet on how to RSVP; try calling them at 482-8404. http://bit.ly/UynpC
- Master Pancake Theatre: TOTAL RECALL 7:00 PM
- Date and dash speeddating party (no cover), Speakeasy, 8 pm
- Mortified Austin, people reading the hilarious crap they wrote in the past
- Kvrx Back To School Party, No Mas Bodas, Eastern Sea at The Mohawk
- Austin Chocolate Festival at Monarch Events Center
- Pat Green, Bobby Duncan at Stubb’s
- Frost/Nixon at Austin Playhouse 8pm
- Afrofreque10:30pmLambert’s Austin $5 cover
- Alejandro Escovedo Continental Club Austin $20 cover
- ALPHA REV 8:00pmLa Zona Rosa Austin $5-$25
- Bandulus, The 9pm door Flamingo Cantina Austin $5 cover /21+
- Carl Thomas8:00pmParamount TheatreAustin $28-$44
- Mike Milligan & The Altar Boyz 10:30pmOne-2-One Bar Austin
- Mingo FishtrapThreadgill’s World HQ/South Austin
- Paul Green School of Rock Red 7Austin $10 cover Judas Priest vs Iron Maiden
- Wade Bowen10:00pmMidnight Rodeo, Austin Austin $12 cover18+
- Back to the Future screening w/ Austin Delorean Club
- Sat.: Free Rolling Rock & daytime showcase at Bloodshot Records 15th Anniv Party. 1510 SoCo, 12-8p. http://bit.ly/1a9EY3 (via @atxhipsters)
- don’t forget about FREE Lone Star & music at Prints for Nonprofit. 6-9p at Tripp’s T-shirts, 2405 Nueces. http://bit.ly/17MdxW
- The Black and White Years, The Mercers Ep Release, Motel Aviv at The Mohawk
- We Make Stuff: Art, Fashion, Music, Crafts, and Skateboard Art at Scoot Inn
- Comedy @ Emos: Janeane Garofalo &, Rob Riggle with Jt Habersaat &, Chris Trew (outside) at Emo’s
- Fall vinyl Extravaganza: Recycled Reads, the Austin Public Libray’s used bookstore will be holding a fall vinyl extravaganza and will be offering over 1,000 records of every genre (classical, blues, jazz, rock, country, etc.) for sale.
- “raddest” garage sale ever, benefiting the Texas Roller Derby Girls.
- What’s even better? WEIRDEST COMMUTE CONTEST AT MELLOW JOHNNY’S! This is Austin, people, you know it’s going to get weird.
- Alejandro Escovedo 12:00amContinental Club Austin
- Alice Rose Band, The8:00pmRoadhouse RagsAustin $10 cover$$/BYOB
- Amy Cook 10:00pmContinental Club Austin
- BETTER THAN EZRA 8:30pmLa Zona Rosa AustinBlack and White Years, TheMohawk, TheAustin
- Bobby Keys(from: Rolling Stones)9:00pmCactus Cafe, The Austin $30 cover
- Garogers “Jolly Pirate Band” 9:00pmOpal Devines, FreehouseAustinTalk Like A Pirate Day Celebration, 4p-12a, $150 best Pirate | $150 best Winch Outfit
- JOE ELY BAND 9:00pmCactus Cafe, The Austin $30 cover
- What Made Milwaukee FamousAntone’s Night Club Austin
- White Ghost Shivers 6:30pmCentral Marked Cafe, N. LamarAustin
- Will Taylor and Strings Attached9:00pmThreadgill’s World HQ/South Austin $15-20outsideperorms Zeppelin Concert with Lightshow
- Motorhead and Reverend Horton Heat at Stubb’s
- Cienfuegos 6:30pmCentral Market Cafe, WestgateAustin
- Jitterbug Vipers 7:30pmHyde Park Bar & Grill, South Austin
- Jon Dee Graham & friends 8:30pmContinental Club Gallery Austin $17/$20 %
- Motorhead After Party Red 7Austin
- Strange Attractors 5:00pmWaterloo Records and Videos Austin
- West Coast Pinups, The 6:00pmRoadhouse RagsAustin $10 coverBYOB
- White Ghost Shivers (members of)6:00pmRoadhouse RagsAustin $10 coverBYOB
- Dale Watson & his Lone Stars10:00pmContinental Club Austin $5 cover %
- Live Band Karaoke 10:00pmMaggie Mae’s Austin %
- Owen Temple7:00pmMomo’s ClubAustin $5 cover 21+