Highlighted Events Blog

September 30-October 3

It is finally here, the highly anticipated week before the Austin City Limits Festival and you better believe halfpastnow has all of the most exclusive events for your enjoyment! So, before you dive fully into all of the awesomeness that is ACL this weekend, have some extra fun on us!


ACL Taping: Queens of the Stone Age at ACL Live

Thursday October 3, at 7:00 p.m.

Witness and enjoy an exclusive ACL taping with Queens of the Stone Age at ACL Live! There are only a limited amount of spaces available so hurry up and check out the site before you miss your chance at an amazing live music performance.


Bright Light Social Hour

Thursday October 3, at 9:00 p.m.

Get your mind right for ACL by going to see Bright Light Social Hour, with Reignwolf and Walker Lukens at Emo’s East.


Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll at Stubb’s BBQ

Thursday October 3, at 9:00 p.m.

Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory will be performing at Stubbs BBQ as Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll this Thursday! This Austin legend will also be performing at ACL, so since it’s impossible to OD on amazing music you might as well make it out to what will be a GREAT performance.



Two Step Tuesdays at TenOak

Tuesday October 1, 4:00 p.m.

This wouldn’t be Texas without some friendly two-stepping happy hours! Bring your favorite dance partner to TenOak for $4 Whiskey shots and Lonestar Cans. Don’t forget your cowboy boots!


Whiskies of the World at ACL Live

Wednesday October 2, 6:00 p.m

Start off the ACL Music Festival right at Austin Music Hall for the Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Fest. Adults 21+ will leave feeling like a professional whiskey connoisseur after tasting hundreds of different whiskies.


Austin Eats Food: ACL

Thursday October 3, at 9:45 a.m.

Experience some of Austin’s finest eateries such as Franklin BBQ, Torchy’s, Blue Ox BBQ, Sugar Citrus Bakery and Hops & Grain Brew before the festival! Your stomach will appreciate it, and you thank us later.


ButterFly Entertainment presents ACL Styles

Thursday October 3, at 7:00 p.m.

For ACL, every Austinite wants to wear something comfortable so they can participate in just about any activity that is thrown at them. Here is your chance to see Austin-inspired fashions so you can look fabulous at ACL this year, all of your friends will be jealous!



Baby Bloomers at Austin Children’s Museum

Monday September 30, 9:00 a.m.

Monday mornings, the Austin Children’s Museum offers an exclusive program called Baby Bloomers for children ages three and under to enjoy the museum exhibits with their caregivers with other families with small children. Special programs are available such as Little Explorers Lab, Storytime and Sing-a-long for your babies and toddlers!


Storytime Yoga

Monday September 30, 10:00 a.m.

Recommended for ages two through five, allow your children to grow in all aspects with storytime yoga classes. Stories are retold through yoga and movement, dance, play and song and parents are encouraged to participate!



Drink for Pink! at Four Hands Home

Thursday October 3, at 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy delicious drinks and tasty treats for a good cause with the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Have fun shopping alongside Kendra Scott, TRIBEZA, Mix 94.7 and Four Hands Home, a portion of proceeds go directly to Komen Austin.


Happy hour

Mutt Mondays at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

Monday September 30, 5:00 p.m.

Grab your pup and come out to Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden to enjoy 50% of all pints as well as bonding time with man’s best friend! Fido will thank you in doggy kisses!


Monday Night Football at Rio Rooftop

Monday September 30, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Watch the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins battle it out on the football field at the Rio Rooftop! Your case of the Mondays blues will be cured with half priced appetizers and $10 beer buckets at one of Austin’s hottest bars! With their 30+ televisions, communal tables and couches there will be plenty of room for all of your friends! See you there.


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