This Is Austin: Billy Ocean Pub Crawl, Patty Griffin & Zombie Rights

Its the start of another weekend! Like you havent been out every night this week anyway, you’ve got a bevy of beautiful options for this weekend as well.  Soul Nights, Guy Forsyth, Billy Ocean Bar Crawl, Patty Griffin, Depeche Mode Tribute, The Scabs, Eliza, Eric, Soul Track, Biscuit Brothers, local food tasting soiree and of course, a zombie rights rally. Do i need to say it? PEOPLE WATCHING!

Before you go off and get crazy, here are a couple of things that will facilitate time wasting:

 Hang in there.. just a day and a half until its socially acceptable to start drinking.  One more piece of business — my twitter will soon be @AusPartyTrain.  Damn the character limit!

Yours in new adventures,

Kelly

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To Check Out

To Do

Thursday

FRIDAY 

 SATURDAY 

SUNDAY

  •  Anvil (VH1 Classic Presents) 7pm door Emo’s
  • Jazz Band 6:00pm Elephant Room
  •  Bruce James Soultet 10:00pm Continental Club Gallery
  •  Chaparral 10:00pm Continental Club  $5  
  •  Love At War  8:30pm Saxon Pub  $10

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Boats, Booze & Bringin’ the Funk

Hi folks —

This is when the weekend begins! Each day has about 400 things to do, spanning the musical genres and interests of all you party lovers. Burlesque, afrobeat, funk, blues, betty soo and bruce, floores store, trout fishing in america, malford and the tattoo festival.  Before you get the boat rockin, here are some useful/funny sites:

Good luck with this week!

2010 for the win,

Kelly

Free and Cheap:

  • Free Iphone app: Kapowie  
  • Walgreen’s is offering a free 8″ x 10″ Collage Print. Order it online, chose store pickup and enter code FANFREE at checkout
  • Kenichi will now be offering free bottle service for parties of 10+.
  • Get a free Fresco Taco (your choice of chicken, steak or beef) with purchase of a Large Fountain Drink

To Check Out:

  • Odd Duck Farm To Trailer: Organic, homegrown, on a truck
  • East Side King: East Side Asian
  • Aviary: Wednesdays from 6-9PM. Come hang out and shop while you listen to Austin’s best DJ’s,all the while sipping on 1/2 price bottles of wine

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 Sunday

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Party Train: Happy Birthday Elvis, Tailgates & Free Week

Welcome back party passengers! This last ten days has been an exhausting blend of presents and partying and I’m not sure I’m ready for the real world yet.  Must. Engage. Brain.  If you’re like me, and don’t want the fun to stop (ever), take a look at the great stuff happening this week, including tons of FREE week music.  You can get free food @ Whole Foods where they’re hosting local producers in-store all week, there’s a chili cookoff, elvis birthday parties, devo tribute band, the wailers, as in “bob marley and” and tailgate parties including one with free beer and bbq.

Before that, spend your day surfing these fab sites:

And for tomorrow’s big game:

Have a delightful week! Good luck with those resolutions!

Yours in already thinking of breaking them, 

Kelly

Free and cheap 

To check out
  • Franklin BBQ: Incredible reviews on yelp, food trailer that serves it up right.
  • Kung Fu Saloon: Where Betsys was, video games and drinking. Done.
  • Big Top Candy Shop on South Congress sells chocolate-covered bacon
  • Bottecelli: Daily Happy Hour and all day on Sunday: 5-7pm  $2 Mexican/Domestic bottled beers, $5 glasses of wine/specialty cocktails and a new $5 appetizer menu. 
  • Soul Track Mind is back @ TCs lounge with BYOB
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TO DO: 

WEDNESDAY  

  • BROTHERS & SISTERS Emo’s  
  • Frantic Clam 9:00pm Red 7  
  • Honky  Club Deville 
  • La Snacks  9:00pm Red 7  
  • Laughing  Emo’s  
  • Monte Montgomery 8:00pm Saxon Pub  $10
  • Oh No Oh My  Emo’s  
  • Sleepy Vaughn  Austin Moose Lodge No. 1729  2103 E.M. 
  • Smoke and Feathers Mohawk
  • Soulphonics  7:00pm Carousel Lounge
  • W.Saxton/S.Doster/B.Carter 6:00pm Z-Tejas on W.6th  Will Saxton, Stephen Doster, Bill Carter
  • Warren Hood and the Hoodlums Saxon Pub 
  • Wine and Revolution  8:30pm Parish

Thursday   

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

  • Saturday the 9th at 7 get free beer, food, and raffles for things like tattoos, dinner at Uchi, and gettin’ yer hair did. It’s also the opening reception for a mega-sale at Wally Workman from 6-8.
  • Outlaw Motor Championship monster truck Armageddon.
  • Big Mess  (Devo  Band)  9:00pm Red 7  
  • 4th Annual Chili Cold Blood Chili Cook Off
  • Blaggards 10:00pm Fado Irish Pub 21+
  • Blaze  9:30pm Elephant Room
  • Bright Light Social Hour 8:30pm Parish
  • Broken Gold  Emo’s  
  • Cash’d Out  10:00pm Continental Club  $10
  • Greezy Wheels 10:30pm Saxon Pub 
  • HEX DISPENSERS  Emo’s  inside
  • Julie Schurr  10:00pm Rusty Spurs Club $5
  • No Mas Bodas Mohawk no
  • Sinks Emo’s  inside
  • SOULHAT  Antone’s Night Club  CD
  • T-bird and the Breaks  8:30pm Mohawk Lucy the
  • Topaz  Antone’s Night Club
  • Flying Saucer: $2 pints of Sierra Nevada Anniversary and, starting at 2pm, will tap a new specialty keg every hour
SUNDAY

  

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Happy 2010!

No party trains until after Jan 5.  Use the links on the right to navigate to the fun portals!

Happy New Year!

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Christmas Party Train: Happy and Merry and Broke

Merry Christmas Everyone!  Not a full party train as promised but an abbreviated list of fun stuff and post Christmas shopping!

For Your Christmas Enjoyment…

Hope everyone has a wonderful day/weekend and drinks entirely too much eggnog with entirely too little guilt.

Yours in “I went to mass, I’m good for a year”,
Kelly

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 Deals And Steals:

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Merry Christmas Party Train

Hello beloved Party Train Passengers!

Haven’t had a Wednesday train in a while. And now i remember why. So many epic things going on.  Of course, lots of christmas events (free christmas parties!), alamo is doing some cool stuff (elf quote along, sing along christmas pops), great music (phoenix, bruce robison, t bird), charity events, etc and so on.  I won’t be doing a party train over the holidays (shocking!) so you’ll have to keep yourself busy with these:

Merry Christmas to everyone (or Hannukah or Festivus or Solstice or whatever). Thanks to everyone for making this a fantastic 2009 — see you kids next year.

Yours in too much wine and too few presents,

kelly

Free and Cheap

To Check Out

  • Keep  Bizarre Christmas Bazaar
  • Armadillo Christmas Bazaar – tons of great music
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House has a $40 filet and lobster
  • Stories in the lost pine resort. always getting 5 stars.

Reviews

  • Torchy’s Tacos  – dont really see the appeal — even in the eatery. they’re greasy and overpriced.  get tacos off a truck on north lamar or east riverside — they’ll be better
  • Epoch coffee: Great slices from east side pies and a delicious coffee drink called the mojo. and open 24 hours!
  • Man Bites Dog — good, for a $6 hot dog

To do

Wednesday

 Thursday:

Friday

Saturday

  • Asylum Street Spankers 8:00pm Waterford House,2008 Brandt Rd  $15
  • Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis Paramount Theatre  The
  • Gary Clark Jr. 8pm door Antone’s Night Club
  • Gourds  8:00pm Paramount Theatre $30-$75  Join
  • Micky and the Motorcars 10:00pm Saxon Pub  $10
  • Suzanna Choffel 12:00am Momo’s Club $10   w/Drew Smith
  • VINYL DHARMA 9:30pm La Zona Rosa
  • On the 19th celebrate “Indie Craftivity” at Stitch Lab with sips, snacks, and more. Show up at Twin Liquors for both tastings and bottle-dippings of Maker’s Mark from 3-6. Enjoy coffee and chocolate at Wally Workman Gallery from 2-5 as you browse some fine art at finer discounts.

Sunday

Monday

  • Afrofreque 9:30pm Momo’s Club $7   World
  • Alejandro Escovedo  10:00pm Continental Club  $10
  • Carolers 6:30pm Chez Zee Restaurant
  • Blue Tuesday w/Guest WC Clark  Antone’s Night Club
  • HORSE the Band 8pm door Emo’s  Advance
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Austin Party Train: Bazaars, Sweater Parties & Sweet Deals

Choo Choo Party Elves!

Despite the fact that I have the plague, overwhelming guilt from last week dragged me out of bed to do this.  I’m sure people have 134 holiday parties to go to but just in case you don’t, interesting events this week.  Lots of charity opportunities (parties, donate skincare to safeplace, foodbank action), great coupons for christmas (kohls, old navy, borders) and some major randomness (flamenco lessons, christmas pops singalong, hump! A classic night of funk and boogie).

But first, this:

Hope you all are doing better on christmas shopping than i am.  As always let me know if there’s something you’d like featured or if a link doesn’t work.  Oh and let me apologize for the then/than mistake last week. Horror of horrors.

Yours in mouth breathing and pounding nyquil,

Kelly

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Free and Cheap

  • Call to make sure this works, buy one large popcorn, get large soft drink @ Regal Cinemas
  • Four hands sale, 20% off all bedroom collections until 12/30
  • itunes offers a Free Download of their Holiday Sampler Album (20 songs) by various artists
  • Borders cuts 40% off coupon code “BBC3553R”. Coupon expires December 10.
  • Old Navy offers 20% off your order when you enter code ONSAVE20 at checkout
  • Bath & Body Works Stores offer a Free Item up to $13 value with your purchase of $10 or more when you use this Printable Coupon valid through Dec 24, 2009
  • Mr. Tire has a coupon [mrtire.com]on their site for FREE tire repair
  • KOHLS:
    • 15% off everything with Kohls charge. Valid Dec 15-24, 2009: SAVE15NOW
    • 20% off everything with Kohls charge. Valid Dec 15-24, 2009: KCTAKE20
    • 30% off everything with Kohls charge. Valid Dec 15-24, 2009: CHRISTMAS30
    • FS on orders over $75.
  • The Limited: a link for $15 off of $15 http://f.chtah.com/i/5/1385098083…oupon.HTML

To Check Out

This Week:

  • Make Someone Feel Beautiful: Help Escobedo Skin Center donate to Safe Place! Drop off items (listed on website) at our office or make a monetary donation to receive a dollar for dollar gift card to Escobedo Skin Center, up to $100.
  • Blue Genie Art Bazaar @ the Monarch Center, which is at Lincoln Village, near Highland Mall
  • The Christmas Pops! Sing-Along @ Alamo
  • 10th annual arabic christmas bazaar @ 5013 duval street. complimentary sweets/coffee/henna/belly dancing
  • GREAT music @ the armadillo christmas bazaar starting the 11th
  • CherryWood Art Fair (Eaaaaaast Siiiiiiiide)  This a great fun fair, free admission, 

This a great fun fair, free admission,

 12/09/09 

 12/10/09

12/11/09

  • Fado: Naughty Or Nice Weekend “All night long, Santa’s Elves spread holiday cheer & give everyone the chance to win $500 Christmas cash, t-shirts & other cool stuff!
    Dos Equis & Michael Collins specials & giveaways all evening
    Live Music with Piano Men at 10pmBallet Austin Presents
  • The Nutcracker at The Long Center
  • Benefit For Houston – Dangerous Toys, Honky, Dixie Witch, Velvet Brick, Duke at Red 7
  • BALMORHEA  9:00pm Mohawk
  • Eastern Sea  9:00pm Parish Room
  • Jerry Jeff Walker  Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels 
  • Junior Brown 9:00pm Antone’s Night Club
  • Malford Milligan 9:00pm Saxon Pub $10
  • Mama Sweet  12:15am Momo’s Club  $10
  • Mercers  Emo’s  
  • Skyrocket (ex/K-Tel Hit Machine) Cedar Street Courtyard

12/12/09

  • Icelanta: Bjork vs. OutKast @ Scoot Inn
  • Post Secret comes to BookPeople. See you there!  http://www.bookpeople.com/index.php?com=coe&view=detail&id=1376
  • ‘Labyrinth’ with Live Music by Shuttle Debris @ alamo
  • HUMP! A CLASSIC FUNK, DISCO AND BOOGIE JAM at SOCIAL (former Whiskey Bar)
  • Spec’s Christmas Customer Party from 12-8!
  • Alan Haynes 11:00pm One-2-One Bar  $5
  • Aunt Rubie’s Jazz  7:00pm Satellite Bistro & Bar  
  • BLACK WIDOW BURLESQUE  9:00pm Red 7  
  • Cheap Sunglasses(ZZ Top tribute band 9:00pm Carousel Lounge  
  • Eliza Gilkyson 8:00pm Armadillo Christmas Bazaar  Austin Convention Center
  • Foot Patrol  9:00pm Antone’s Night Club  $15
  • Grupo Fantasma 9:00pm Antone’s Night Club  $15
  • Jerry Jeff Walker  Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels 
  • Mysterious Ways 10:00pm Fado Irish Pub $5  21+
  • Seth Walker 10:00pm Momo’s Club  $10
  • W.C. Clark  11:00pm Saxon Pub $10

 12/13/09

  • Walt Wilkins, Reckless Kelly, Debbi Walton, Good Time Supper Club, Monte Montgomery
  • Birds Barbershop Christmas Party at The Mohawk
  • Second Sunday Sock Hop
  • Capitol City Foodbank Drive at Beerland
  • DAUGHTRY 7:30pm Frank Erwin Center $30-$40 Tickets: GO ON SALE  Saturday, September 26 at 10 a.m
  • Dave Rawlings  8:30pm Parish Room $20
  • Manhattan Transfer 6p&8:30p One World Theatre  $50-$90
  • Stereo Is A Lie  8pm door Antone’s Night Club $$ 

12/14/09 

  • Austin Jazz Band 6:00pm Elephant Room  
  • Cory Morrow 8:30pm Saxon Pub $15
  • Dave Rawlings  8:30pm Parish Room $20
  • Dustin Welch 9:15pm Momo’s Club  $5  

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