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.


Friday, September 11:

Go listen to some Texas musicians! Check out these awesome local shows:

The Tontons @ Holy Mountain, 9 p.m.

Mayeux and Broussard @ Rattle Inn, 9 p.m.

Sweet Spirit @ Hotel Vegas, 9 p.m.

Possessed By Paul James @ Lamberts, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 12:

Post-Apocalyptic Costume Party w/ Dead Music Capital Band @ Craftsman, 9 p.m.
Whether zombies are your thing, you’re a huge Mad Max fan, or you just love making mash-up costumes (What would the cast of Saved by the Bell look like after the apocalypse?) you can head down to Craftsman for a Post-Apocalyptic costume party with music from the Dead Music Capital Band  at 10 p.m. followed by local DJ KidSlyce at 11 p.m.! Suggested donation of $3 – $5.

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil @ Circuit of The Americas, 8 p.m.
Enjoy date night under the big top! You’ll be amazed by the impressive acrobatics performed by talented Cirque du Soleil artists. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased online here.

Sunday, September 13:

Tom Green @ Cap City Comedy Club, 7 p.m.
Tom Green is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, producer, director, talk show host, and media personality. Best known for his unique brand of comedy, Green found mainstream prominence via his MTV television show The Tom Green Show. Tickets are $20, which you can purchase online here.

—  Leopold and His Fiction @ Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que, 2 p.m.
KUTX 98.9 is hosting another season of our their Live Free Music Series with Leopold and His Fiction this week. Click here to check out the lineup for future Sundays.

–> 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!