What: Summer Skip Day
Where: W Austin Hotel
The details: Over 400 people flocked to the W Hotel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The Summer Skip Day asked Austinites to play hooky from work to hang at the W’s rooftop pool, enjoy tunes, shop, and eat. Tough sell, right?
In true Ferris style, guests relaxed waterside while chowing down on Chicago Cubs-inspired hotdogs. Cocktails were provided by Reyka and Sailor Jerry with names like “The Rooney,” “Sloane Peterson,” and “Abe Froman.” Bueller-themed entertainment included dancers and costumed characters from the film. Partygoers also listened to DJs Kurupt and Bird Petersen; shopped Kit & Ace, Cassandra Collections, Pharao Jewelry, and Archipelago Designs; and visited My Event is the Bomb for its popular GIF photo booth. Crush Fitness was also in attendance, starting the day off with a complimentary workout.
Who: Keith Kreeger, Deanna Saukam, Camille Styles, Jane Ko, Jesse Stowell, Alana Woolf, Hannah Cottrell, Heather Levinson, Rachel Morris, Emily Aragona, Laci Sargent, Justin Brown, Kristin Casas, Monica Ruiz, Cassandra King Polidori, Will Rogers, Jane Murray, Troy Whittington, Tanya Alvarez, and Vu Le.