Yes… I know it’s supposed to be “aint no rest for the wicked” but winning is really what we’re doing. Winning at life.
This week you can take a breather… only JayZ, Rob Zombie, Vallejo, Seth Walker, Robert Earl Keen, Tanya Tucker and Marcy Playground (What??). Oh and U2 cover band Mysterious Ways, Soul band Soul Track Mind, Asleep at the Wheel, Subdudes, Peter Bjorn and John, Rufus Wainright and Bruce Robison. Don’t forget lots and LOTS of free drinks/food, Regina Spektor, Art Night Austin, Steven Sondheim, Bollywood Blowout, Flametrick Subs and of course, the one and only 70s party @ Molotov. Hmm. I guess you actually will be busy. Aint life grand? 🙂
Before you rush off and buy tickets to the above, check these out:
- Facebook fails. In a huge and embarrassing way: http://www.lamebook.com/
- This guy scans receipts with funny stuff on them and then comments. Like “meat soup”: http://www.toddbarry.com/receipts.html
- 1000 awesome things: just a blog about when things go so right. like when there is enough toilet paper on the roll. http://1000awesomethings.com/
- We all had them. Tragic awkward family photos. Turns out there is someone else that looked worse: http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/
- All of the epic viral internet things in the “you should have seen this” blog. Grapestomp, Charlie Bit Me, I can Haz Cheeseburger, etc.
- Pictures of proud kids in front of their hilarious science fair projects like “which music will my cats like”, “what do my farts smell like” and “crystal meth, friend or foe.”
- All the events around Texas as compiled by the Texas Dept of Transpo. Lots of fairs, festivals, fun: Events Catalog
Don’t forget free whataburger today btw: Show us Your Orange.
This weekend you can find me at Mickey Avalon and the 70s party. Probably some of the free stuff as well. And maybe the poetry slam. And kickball. Someday I will sleep. If you crazy kids want to add something, email me! Also, if you’re a veteran, wholehearted thanks.
Yours in platform boots and blue eyeshadow,
Free and Cheap
- Free Holiday Wifi: When you’re traveling this holiday season, you can enjoy free WiFi at 47 participating airports and on every Virgin America flight. Just bring a WiFi-enabled laptop or mobile device and stay connected to family and friends for free while you travel now through January 15, 2010.
- 25% discount @ bebe with this coupon
- Sports authority 25% off ONLINE COUPON CODE: TSA25FF
- 30% off gap http://www.gapinc.com/giveandget/Gapdevelopers/
- Urban Decay is again having a Friends & Family Sale with 30% off when you enter code FNFW1 at checkout. Get a Free Complexion Primer Duo with every order. Shipping is Free if you spend $50 or more, otherwise shipping starts at $5.
- Express Stores offer $10 off $30 or $20 off $60 or $30 off $90 with this Printable Coupon which may be used through Nov 11, 2009.
- From the terrible…. Sushi Kyu , Pizza Patron, La Zona Rosa , Wahoo’s Fish Taco , Cedar Door to the sublime… Joe DiMaggio’s Italian Chophouse , Titaya’s Thai Cuisine , The Mean Eyed Cat , Uncorked Tasting Room and Wine Bar and Hyde Park Bar & Grill
To Check Out:
- Royal Blue Grocery has regular wine and cheese and more tastings at (5-7, every Thursday)
- La Boheme at Long Center <– get some culture people
- CanStruction: people building stuff out of cans from capital area food bank
- Joshua James with Lex Land at Stubb’s
- BoomBox ATX 10:00pm Lucky Lounge
- Bruce Hughes & The All Nude Army 8:00pm Saxon Pub $5
- JAY-Z, Nerd 8:00pm Frank Erwin Center $25-$75
- Late Joys 5:00pm Momo’s Club
- Rob Zombie 7:30pm Music Hall
- Uncle Lucius 10:00pm Saxon Pub $5
- Anais Mitchell 8:00pm Cactus Cafe $10
- Strata’s party with Grey Goose cocktails, food from El Chile, and even DJ Mel for freeeeeeeeeee.
- Wally Workman for “libations, bites, music, and more” from 6-8.
- Another tasty option is the Unbridaled open house from 4-7 with free food from Primzie and more.
- Art Night Austin: EAST Official Preview Party at Various Venues
- Regina Spektor with Jupiter One at Stubb’s
- Gramatik 9:00pm La Zona Rosa
- James McMurtry & The Heartless 12:00am Continental Club
- LANGHORNE SLIM 8:00pm Mohawk $10/$12 outside
- Monte Montgomery 8:00pm Saxon Pub $10
- PRETTY LIGHTS 9:00pm La Zona Rosa
- Vallejo Acoustic Storyteller Antone’s Night Club CD
- Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros 10:00pm Saxon Pub $10
- 3 Jazz Collective 9:30pm Elephant Room
- RSVP for 2 free drinks and entrance to Silhouette Sushi’s karaoke party with DJ Prince Klassen and more. Note that this RSVP links non-badge holders to 2 other events (each with 2 drinks included) of their choosing. Get on that!
- Eric Tessmer, Antones
- Touch of Sass for sips and snacks (note: alcohol and sweets) while shopping the store.
- Greenling.com tasting soiree at the CEO’s house! Feast on local, organic, fresh, and delicious foods and wines at 7! Just scroll down on the link and call or e-mail to RSVP.
- Try the gorgeously hip Ligne Roset. You sit on posh, French furntiure and you watch French new wave: Contempt. FREE.
- Austin Art Garage for some REALLY IMPRESSIVE creations and free Tito’s from 7-9.
- Say 7-11? Have some Grey Goose and El Chile snacks free at the MACC, but you better get on the list by clicking here.
- Heads & Holgas Artist Reception @ Austin Art Garage
- Speed-Dating Event for College Grads!
- McCallum Fine Arts Dance Fall Show – TRANSITIONS
- Stephen Sondheim at Long Center
- United Way Benefit Wine and Cocktail Tasting
- Central TX Vocalist Competition 10:00pm Parish Room $5
- Del Castillo Verde’s Restaurant
- Expressions of the Mind/PoetrySlam 8:00pm Parish Room $5
- George Alan Isakov 9:00pm Threadgill’s World HQ/South $10
- Lucky Lounge 12th Anniversary Party!!!!! 10:00pm Lucky Lounge
- Hello Lovers 10:30pm Lambert’s $5
- Jewel One World Theatre $130-$155
- Lonesome Heroes 9:00pm Threadgill’s World HQ/South $10
- Pale Horse 9:00pm La Zona Rosa $17 17+
- Queen Latifa Antone’s Night Club $25
- Robert Earl Keen Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels
- Charity Bash SafeDate Auction benefitting Safeplace
- Split Lip Rayfield 12:00am Continental Club
- ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL 9:00pm Backyard – Tim’s Porch
- MyOpenBar.com on November 13th? Drambuie? Free admission? Free drinks? RSVP!
- Verge Dance Company presents: DECONSTRUCTED
- Bollywood Blowout
- Monsters Of Folk- An Evening with Jim James, M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and Mike Mogis at Stubb’s +gcal map
- DETHKLOK & MASTODON 6:30pm Music Hall
- Bollywood, Bhangra, & West African Drum & Dance!
- Dirty Hearts 11:00pm Carousel Lounge
- Mickey Avalon Emo’s
- Robert Earl Keen SOLD OUT Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels
- Seth Walker 12:00am Continental Club $10
- Skyrocket (ex/K-Tel Hit Machine) Cedar Street Courtyard
- Subdudes Antone’s Night Club
- Karaoke Apocalypse @ The Highball
- Warren Hood & the Hoodlums 9:00pm Saxon Pub $10
- Wine & Revolution 9:00pm Parlor North Loop
- Bruce Robison Broken Spoke
- Son Volt @ Antones
- Lovexotic 2009: Lovexotic is an event benefiting Family by Choice. Guests prepare yourself for an exotic celebration of world cultures.
- Mellow Johnny’s has free bar-b-q, beer, and bike discounts.
- Just free stuff from Sushi Zushi, Mean Eyed Cat, Empower Yoga, Beets Cafe, and Tito’s Vodka. You must RSVP for this one.
- The Fifth Gallery for free beer, food, giveaways, and a smashing release party at 7.
- Hidden Cameras Emo’s
- Karaoke Underground
- Persepolis in the Park
- 70’s Party
- Charity event @ the new tiffs treats on bee caves: $3/dozen cookies
- Moe. at Stubb’s
- Kat Edmonson Jazz Quintet 9:30pm Elephant Room
- My Education 9:00pm Parish Room $10
- Flametrick Subs, Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5 at Beerland
- Mysterious Ways 10:00pm Fado Irish Pub $5
- Soul Track Mind Hole in the Wall $3
- Jam Fest Celebrates ’s Youth with Rock Festival 3pm-7pm Belmont $7
- Tanya Tucker 9:00pm Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels
- W.C. Clark 8:00pm Saxon Pub $15
- Marcy Playground Momo’s Club
- Austin Blues Society Heart of Texas Blues finals
- Special Lecture: Creating the Sacred
- Japanther, TBA at Red 7
- PETER BJORN & JOHN 9:00pm La Zona Rosa
- Tanya Tucker Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels $40
- Rufus Wainwright 8:00pm Paramount Theatre $25-$50
- Slim Richey and Jitterbug Vipers 9:00pm Ruta Maya Int’l HQ $5 8:00pm FREE Intro to Swing lessons from Four on the Floor Dance Studio and the Lindy Project
- Monday the 16th hit Estilo from 6-9 for some dance instruction, cocktails, and appetizers!
- Both November 16th and 17th be sure to RSVP for the free Drambuie cocktails at Cedar Street and Six!