Parents, we realize it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of playdates, school, diapers, bedtime hissy-fits. And 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. 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.


All weekend: Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores
Friday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Nov 8
Fun Fun Fun Fest is almost here with three days of incredible music and comedy shows featuring Jane’s Addiction, Wu-Tang Clan, Chvrches, Chromeo, Lauryn Hill and much more. And new this year, you can bring the kids to check out Do512 Family’s Fun Lab! Families can party in their very own section of the festival dedicated to kids! Join us for a TON of free hands-on science and art activities such as building frankentoys, making stop motion animation, doing mad science experiments, 3D printing and a whole lot more science-focused awesomeness. Kids under age 10 get in FREE. One-day passes are $89 and can be purchased online here.

**Click here to enter to win a pair of 3-day passes!

Friday, November 6:

House of Torment @ Highland Mall, 7:30 – 11 p.m.
Didn’t get enough Halloween last weekend? You can still check out House of Torment this Friday and Saturday. Recognized by BuzzFeed as one of the most “terrifying haunted houses you should experience before you die,” House of Torment–Austin’s oldest, gruesomely haunted house–is rising from the dead to psychologically thrill and chill fans. You can click here to view available times and get tickets that start at $19.99.

Holiday Cookie Decorating Party @ Central Market Cooking School, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
For Ages 13 & up. Get ready for holiday baking. Starting with the perfect cookie dough, you will practice the best rolling technique and learn to ice, glaze and decorate your own cookies with beautiful borders and elegant flowers. Best of all, you will take home your creations at the end of class. A light meal will be served. $65 per person. Click here to register.

Saturday, November 7:

— MomCom 2015 @ Westin Austin Downtown, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Want to be inspired by amazing women, make friends that will last a lifetime, expand your awareness on a variety of topics such as business, politics and culture as they relate to family? Join your fellow mamas at MomCom 2105: The Power of Motherhood where you can come together to learn from each other and harness your power for the greater good. Tickets are $169, includes full conference, breakfast, lunch and post conference reception. Save $30 when you enter code “Do512PowerMom”!
**Click here to enter to win a pair of tickets!

3rd Anniversary Party @ Pinthouse Pizza Brewpub, 12 – 9 p.m.
To celebrate their anniversary, they’ll be tapping a special limited edition batch of Man O’ War as well as many special tappings throughout the day! They’ve also lined up an award-winning ELVIS impersonator, who will be on hand from 2-9 p.m. for pictures and general amusement. No cover.

–> MORE: This is just a selection of ideas! For more Get A Sitter events including HAPPY HOUR & BRUNCH ideas, click here!

Have fun out there!