Highlighted Events: May 27th to June 2nd

We have a secret to share with you at the end of this week’s great events! Keep reading to find out more.

Tech & Activities:
WordPress 10th Anniversary Party
Monday, May 27 from 5pm – 8pm
Join people all around the world as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of WordPress! WP Engine has been wonderful enough to sponsor a local bash at the Rattle Inn downtown. There are free drinks and plenty of BBQ. RSVP here and here  to make sure there is enough food!

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TechCrunch Pitch Off
Thursday, May 30 from 6pm – 10pm
Do you have what it takes to get your elevator pitch out there in 60 seconds? If the answer is yes, we’ve got the place for you to be, The Stage on Sixth . First place receives a table in the Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF held in September. Second and third receive admission to the event. Tickets start at $5 and include 2 drinks. Come see if you’ve got what it takes!

Uberpong and iHeartAustin Present: Mortal Pongbat
Sunday, June 2nd from 5pm to 10pmMisty-For-Me-paddle-730
How long has it been since you played Mortal Kombat? Your Sunday evening is set at Easy Tiger . So whether it has been years since you played the iconic arcade game or played ping-pong with friends, this night brings them together to quench your nostalgic thirst. There is no cover to get in, and it’s $10 to play (free if you have your own Uberpong paddle!).

Music & Shows:
Pachanga Festival Presents Up In Smoke with Cheech and Chong
Friday, May 31 at 6:30pm
So what if Pachanga Fest was earlier this month? It doesn’t mean they’re not still having fun! Come out to ACL live this Friday to experience “the wildest event of…any century” as the Up in Smoke Tour consists of three acts from Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, and WAR.

Chaos in Tejas
Thursday, May 30th to Sunday, June 2nd
Join 6 venues for 4 days of music for the annual Chaos in Tejas event. The lineup is full of great punk, rock, hip hop, indie rock, hardcore, and metal bands. Find the complete schedule here . Participating venues include 11 E 5, Holy Mountain, Red 7 inside and outside, North Door, and Mohawk. There are various day shows and after parties that are separate from the ticket price.chaos2013pt3

Food & Drink:
Half off Burgers and Drink Specials at MoJoe Room
Thursday, May 31 from 5pm to 8pm
Head out to the MoJoe Room this Thursday for half-price burgers and drink specials!  Can’t make it out for happy hour? Sing your heart out instead during their live karaoke from 9-11pm that night.

Happy Hour at Z’Tejas Arboretum
Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm
With a gorgeous patio and the most magnificent sunsets it’s worth checking out this NorthWest Austin Z’Tejas. Bring your coworkers, friends, or family and enjoy $1 off mixed drinks, margaritas, house wines, and beers as well as discounted appetizers! Sit back and relax with the Blackened Catfish Tacos and Tableside Guacamole.

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Also check back on HalfPastNow.com for ‘A Night of Mystery’ event details. We can guarantee that this is something you won’t want to miss.

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