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, June 12:

The Merles & Two Tons of Steel @ Broken Spoke, 8 p.m.
Put on your boots and head over to Austin’s infamous dance hall, The Broken Spoke. Dance lessons start at 8 p.m. Bands at 9:30 p.m.

Black Pistol Fire w/ Otis the Destroyer @ The Parish, 8 p.m.
Black Pistol Fire are a rock and roll duo originally from Toronto, Canada, that’s got a wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound, described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk. This is an all-ages show. Tickets are $15, and you can click here to buy online.

Tameca Jones w/ Water & Rust @ Cactus Cafe, 8 p.m.
When local Austin, TX native Tameca Jones opens her mouth and sings, jaws hit ground. Catch her performance on Friday. Tickets are $15, and you can buy them online here.

Saturday, June 13:

Go Over the Edge for Make-a-Wish @ W Austin, Sat. & Sun.
Do you feel like taking on a thrilling challenge? Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions that depend on courage to overcome obstacles every day. Now they challenge you to face your fears, catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel down 38 stories at W Austin! You can watch the excitement or sign up to participate here.

90s Flashback Party with ZOODUST @ The Highball, 10 p.m.
Enjoy a nigh of dancing to popular 90’s songs with Zoodust,  a 90’s Cover Band that plays a grand majority of top Alternative Rock hits from the 90’s including bands such as Third Eye Blind, Fastball, Barenaked Ladies, Oasis, Sugar Ray, Sublime and Weezer (just to name a few). Free!

Bad Example Sketch Comedy @ The New Movement Theatre, 9 p.m.
The New Movement’s own sketch troupe, Bad Example, will be debuting an all-new hour of comedy every Saturday night. No repeat sketches, no cutting corners, just a full hour of brand-new sketch comedy. Tickets are $7 online and $10 at the door. It’s also a BYOB venue!

Sunday, June 14:

2nd Annual AYC Crawfish Boil @ Deep Eddy Distillery, noon – 5:30 p.m.
Join Austin Tour Company, The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce and Deep Eddy Vodka for a crawfish boil and tour at the Deep Eddy Distillery! Guests meet at the JW Marriott Austin to board a luxury bus and receive round-trip transportation from Austin to the Deep Eddy Distillery in Dripping Springs. Once on site you’ll grab a complimentary cocktail served in souvenir glass and enjoy a crawfish boil on the beautiful lawn of the distillery. Tickets can be purchased online here and are $25 without transportation, $35 if you’re a member of the AYC, and $45 for nonmembers.

2nd Annual Spring Social Brunch @ Hummingbird House, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Enjoy a lovely brunch for a good cause! For $35, you can enjoy delicious organic food, a bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas, and every penny of your ticket goes directly to a person living with HIV/AIDS in the Austin area. Click here for tickets.

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Have fun out there!