In little time, nightfall will come sooner, school buses will flood your neighborhood and your wardrobe will need a revamping. But summer isn’t over yet. We've rounded up the hottest end-of-summer soirees — they're guaranteed to end the solstice with a bang.
White Linen Night
Wear your brightest blancas to the upscale 2nd Street District and enjoy an evening out of the house in true New Orleans style. Sip on cocktails from the area's wankiest restaurants and wash them down with wines provided by Spicewood Vineyards, Becker, Terlato and Hess. The affordable ticket price is worth it for this most luxe block party. Bring a little extra cash and spring for the VIP after party on the Trace patio.
Fourth Annual Pay It Forward with Daniel Curtis Benefit
What better way to contribute to a worthy cause than with a deliciously elegant meal? Local food and beverage director Daniel Curtis and the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation collaborate to raise spinal injury awareness with an evening of delectable bites whipped up by chefs from Congress, Odd Duck, Foreign & Domestic and more. Prep your donation and pick a cocktail dress for this benefit. You won’t want to miss out.
Austin Monthly’s Ninth Annual Bachelor Issue Release Party & Auction
Forget a summer fling. This issue release party and auction may just transform you into an Austin Cinderella. Attendees will get to mix and mingle with 10 of the city’s most eligible bachelors during a night of booze, music and activities that you’ll love. Go ahead, splurge on a nice strapless number and get ready to meet your (potential) man. You deserve it after being a bridesmaid at all of those scorching summer weddings anyway.
Dining with the Stars presented by the Austin Food & Wine Alliance
Nosh on a five-course dinner prepared by Chef David Bull of Congress at this ultra-chic experience at the Austonian. The premium wines, stellar dinner and breathtaking views are ideal for an intimate summer date night.
Eat. Drink. Empower. presented by Max’s Wine Dive
Give credit to some of Austin’s most talented female chefs and bartenders at this Thursday evening throw down. A 12-course dining experience paired with specialty cocktails and good vibes will make you fat and beyond happy. Trust us, this decadence is worth the splurge.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Ice Ball
Schmooze with some of Austin’s most charitable socialites at this cool soiree, celebrating its 10th anniversary. Dance the night away to live music, feast at a seated dinner and splurge on a silent auction all while helping the youth of Austin. The evening’s good cause and exceptional glamour will make for the perfect late-summer night.
Heat Wave 2014 Summer Wet Deck Series
August 3, 10, 17, 24
Sizzle at the summer’s hottest pool party. The W Hotel’s summer series of pool soirees has topped our list of things to do this season. For a cool $30, guests can enjoy all the spoils of a Vegas blowout in Austin’s own little Wet Deck oasis. With killer DJ sets, some of Austin’s hottest people and Deep Eddy sips on call, you may never want to leave this wonderland.
August 3, 17, 31
Get a few more good uses out of your picnic blanket at Austin's hip Cinema East film series. DJ sets, organic treats from local vendors and a dog-friendly lawn ensure the ideal evening for a family outing or an affordable movie date with friends. Bring a cooler of your favorite local brew and get ready for some indie film awesomeness, you little hipster, you.
Preview Party for The Making of Gone With The Wind
Yes, it's post-Labor Day, but we couldn't forget this exclusive party that's guaranteed to be a sell-out. Don your best cocktail attire and join other Harry Ransom Center members for a sneak peek at the Gone With The Wind exhibit, which opens September 9. Membership and advanced RSVP required.