Parents, we realize it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of playdates, school, diapers, bedtime hissy-fits and all of the other love and sunshine that comes from our cherished littles. It’s easy to feel out of touch.

But, we beg you to Get A Sitter, to go out with your significant other and your friends and see some bands or check out a new restaurant or bar. There is SO MUCH going on in this city, embrace it. In honor of our family over at Do512, here are some events to check out without the kids.


Friday, Apr. 10:

3rd Annual Maverick Music Festival @ ​La Villita Historic Arts Village, San Antonio
If you have the chance to get away for the weekend (or part of the weekend), check out this 2-day music festival in San Antonio on Friday and Saturday, featuring Cypress Hill, Cake, Portugal. The Man, Toadies, Best Coast and more. Single day tickets are $39 and two-day passes are $64 and can be purchased online here.

All Night Long 80s Video Dance Party @ The Highball, 10:30 p.m.
Slip on your favorite leg warmers, crimp that hair and let loose with videos from the superstars of the 80s, because The Action Pack is pushing it to the limit. Whether you want to whip it or do the safety dance, you’ll feel like you’re walking on sunshine, because these interactive dance parties are simply irresistible. No cover.

Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys @ ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, 8 p.m.
Two musical forces of nature are coming together for one night of music. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online here. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

MotoGP @ Circuit of the Americas, starts at 9 a.m.
Don’t miss a minute of the action as the world’s best teams and riders return to Austin for the 2015 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. Enjoy the thrills and festivities! General admission 3-day passes start at $89 and can be purchased online here.

Saturday, Apr. 11:

Gina Chavez Video premiere with Mother Falcon & Elizabeth McQueen @ The Paramount Theatre, 7:30 p.m
Four-time Austin Music Award winner Gina Chavez returns to the Stateside with an all-star lineup featuring Mother Falcon and Elizabeth McQueen to celebrate the official Video Premiere of her award-winning song, “Siete-D,” for an unforgettable evening benefiting the Niñas Arriba college fund. Tickets start at $26 and can be purchased online here.

Texas Burlesque Festival – Day Three @ The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Texas Burlesque Festival is having it’s eighth annual raucous three-day hoedown & showdown celebrating the revival of all things burlesque/cabaret. The Saturday Night Showcase is the Best of the Fest and features the cream of the crop performers. Tickets are $30 for general admission and can be purchased online here.

T Bird & The Breaks & Redd Volkaert @ The Continental Club
Enjoy a m
atinee show at 3:30 p.m. featuring Redd Volkaert with no cover. T Bird & The Breaks will play at midnight with a $10 cover.

Sunday, Apr. 12:

Gospel Brunch with the Bells of Joy @ Stubb’s, 10:30 a.m.
The Original Bells are a quartet style group that was formed in 1947. They had a hit single in 1951 that sold more than a million copies. You can see them at Stubb’s Sunday brunch that is all ages, $8.95 for kids 10 & under, $20.95 without a view of the band, or $24.95 with a view of the band.

Euphoria Music Festival 2015 – Day Three @ Carson Creek Ranch
Euphoria Music Festival is a three-day music and camping festival in Austin that takes place at Carson Creek Ranch. Sunday’s lineup includes Big Gigantic, Thievery Corporation and many more artists. Tickets start at $59 and can be purchased online here.

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Have fun out there!