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Highlighted Events Blog

August 19-25th

In most cities around the country summer is coming to a close, not in Austin! Are you ready to come together with your fellow Austinites to enjoy some awesome events going on this week? We thought you’d never ask.


100 Miles Donation Ride benefitting Lupus Foundation of America

Tuesday August 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

halfpastnow and PureRyde have partnered up to host a donation-based cycling class benefiting the Lupus Foundation of America. Join us as we integrate fitness, promote healthy lifestyles while raising Lupus Awareness. Reserve your bike now!



Sound & Cinema: Jurassic Park

Wednesday August 21, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Austin Sound and Cinema presents a free showing of Jurassic Park with a unique paring of live music from CHALI 2NA of Jurassic 5 for an experience your eyes and ears will thank you for. You will enjoy delicious food from your Food Truck favorites along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for sale by the Long Center.


Ice Ball 2013

Saturday, August 24 from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight

Come out and support Austin’s future generations at the ninth annual Ice Ball benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas! There will be dancing, delicious gourmet food, fabulous drinks and a live auction. Enjoy a night out in this beautiful city while supporting a great cause!


I Luv Spider Juice Video Nights at Spider House Café & Ballroom

Wednesday, August 21 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The iLuv Video and JuiceLand Staff have handpicked your favorite old films every Wednesday in the outdoor chapel at the Spiderhouse Café. This week, watch Written in the Wind while enjoying $2 Lonestars and $5 JuceLand “Spider Juice” Cocktails.



Icona Pop

Friday, August 23 8:00 p.m. to Midnight

Experience Icona Pop, the Swedish electro-pop duo featuring best friends Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt at the all ages show at Emo’s. Enjoy the tunes influenced by electro house, punk and indie pop music described by the due as “classical pop melodies with drums and synths.”


Suitable for Youngsters

Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Circus

Wednesday, August 21 thru Sunday August 25

Brace yourself for the must-see family show at the Frank Erwin Center: DRAGONS! Believe the unbelievable while witnessing dragon tribes from across the globe coming together for the performance of a lifetime. Experience The Greatest Show On Earth, while being the coolest parents ever at the same time. With several show times available this week, you have no excuse to miss out!

Austin Night of the Bat Fest 2013

Saturday, August 24 from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight

Grab your friends and family and come out to the ninth annual Night of the Bat Fest! Enjoy a night of endless possibilities with 2 stages of live music, lots of yummy food and drinks, kid-friendly activities, 75+ arts and crafts vendors, a bat costume contest and more! And, of course, 1.5 millions Mexican free-tailed BATS flying out from under the Ann Richards Congress Ave Bridge at dusk. Come out and see just one of the many events that makes Austin legendary.



Come Dance! A Day of Free Classes

Sunday, August 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday DANCEday?! Sounds great to us! Spend your afternoon dancing for free at the Ballet Austin Butler Community School and receive discounts on class and workshop purchases for a year. Enjoy refreshments, prize drawings and giveaways. This is also a kid-friendly event, so bring your kiddos for some family dance time.


Happy Hours

Happy Hour at Botticelli’s

Tuesday, August 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Botticelli’s has delectable happy hour food and drink specials! With an abundance of choices like $5 mussels, shrimp, clams and homemade peach sangria, what’s not to like? See you there!

Happy Hour at Champion’s Sports Bar

Every Monday thru Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy the sweet taste of victory at Champion’s Sports Bar with irresistable drink specials! End your workday with $2.50 Bud Light, Miller Lite & Coors Light, $2.50 well drinks and $4 frozen margaritas.

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