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. 3:

Dave Chappelle @ ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, 9 p.m.
Check out this comedy superstar at the late show on his stop in Austin. Tickets are $58 and can be purchased online here.

of Montreal with Yip Deceiver @ The Mohawk, 8 p.m.
Check out the band of Montreal at this all ages show. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online here.

Pop Music Forever Dance Party @ The Highball, 10:30 p.m.
The Action Pack is blowing up The Highball ballroom with a killer all-fun pop music celebration video dance party. No cover.

Saturday, Apr. 4:

Stevie Wonder @ The Frank Erwin Center, Doors open at 6 p.m.
Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder will bring his critically-acclaimed performance — a live adaptation of the iconic “Songs in the Key of Life” album to the Frank Erwin Center. Tickets start at $39.50, and can be purchased online here.

Dr. Dog with Wild Child @ Stubb’s, 7 p.m.
Check out Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog who blend ’60s pop with lo-fi recording techniques in concert with Austin’s own, Wild Child. This is an all ages show, and tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here.

Sunday, Apr. 5:

Adult Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Picnic @ Pease Park, 12 p.m.
Do Stuff Austin Meetup presents this Adult East Egg Hunt where eggs will have more than just jelly beans inside them. There will be large prizes ranging from gift cards to toys that will get you ready for summer. There will also be Pot Luck style picnic on the concrete tables near the basketball courts. Free!

Bad Religion @ Emo’s, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Bad Religion is an American punk rock/progressive rock band most known for their lyrics that often relate to social and political commentary. You can check them out at this all ages show. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online here.

— Looking for a good spot for Easter brunch? Check out this list of ideas.

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Have fun out there!