getting through the 9-5
Weekday Warrior: What to do post-ACL and pre-Fantastic Fest
Sure, you’re still recovering from the endurance test that is the Austin City Limits Festival, and the city is preparing for the swarm of film nerds set to descend for the kick of off Fantastic Fest, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend the week in front of the TV. You can talk like a pirate, quote along with Regina George, and belt out your favorite guilty pleasure car jam, all before the workweek meets its end. Here’s our weekly guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.
Channel your inner “ARRRRGH” and head over to Opal’s for a peg-leggin’ good time with local band Jolly GaRogers.
He may be the king of Pixar, but before that, he was a sarcastic songwriter with hits like “I Love LA,” and “Short People.” So go on, make Woody proud.
Join Austin's Servicemember's Legal Defense Network in celebrating the first official day that gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly in the military. HUSH on Congress will serve free food and one free drink to those who make it out.
Jambo! Relish the time when Lindsay Lohan had endless potential, with a special Alamo presentation of this Tina Fey-written gem. The movie ranks quite high on the quotability scale, even seven years after it’s release- “Oh my God, Danny Devito, I love your work!”
May the Schwartz be with you! Polish your trivia-ready knowledge of Mel Brooks’ catalog with this timeless Star Wars spoof.
We can’t all afford to go to Vegas, so Vegas is coming to us. RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles discography live onstage, from early hits like "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" to later classics like "Hey Jude."
Peruse the shops that populate Austin’s trendy 2nd street district in search of the perfect outfit for the TRIBEZA Fashion Show, and enter to win posh prizes, including Milk + Honey spa gift certificates, gift cards to Plain Ivey Jane, and more.
She’s not just a coal miner’s daughter; she’s a country legend whose catalog spans decades. She also collaborate with Jack White on her stellar 2004 album ‘Van Lear Rose.’ Hip enough for ya, Austin?
Sing your favorite guilty pleasures without the worry of an overambitious eavesdropper. So go on, brush up on your Gin Blossoms lyrics, and wow the crowd.
The annual horror-centric fest is fully underway, so arm yourself with some cult knowledge and head over to the Drafthouse South Lamar to mix and mingle with some of indie film’s biggest fans.
Gnap! Theater Projects is bringing back their popular run of Twilight-inspired improv comedy shows. They've got all the dialog down, the blood and sparkle established, and the earnest longing of forbidden tween love.
There you have it! Frontload some vitamins, drink lots of water, and head out into the masses. The time may come soon enough when the Austin social calendar is as dead as the eyes of January Jones, so get out while the gettin's good.