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.


—  Check out some bands! Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, after all. Look who’s playing:

Friday, May 22:

You can also dance your socks off on Friday night at the Pop Music Forever Dance Party at The Highball at 10:30 p.m. No cover!

Saturday, May 23:

If you’re not in the mood for live music, enjoy something very unique on your time away from the kids and check out the Austin Weird Homes Tour from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $25. You can also purchase VIP tickets that include a party from 6-9 p.m. for $37. Purchase tickets online here.

Sunday, May 24:

You can also check out the Island Style Pig Roast at Volstead Lounge at 6 p.m. Free admission! Free food! (Click here for more info.)

–> This is just a selection of ideas. For more Get a Sitter events, click here! <–

Have fun out there!