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 25:

IMAGINARIUM Gala @ JW Marriott, 6:30 p.m.
Get all dressed up and enjoy a fancy night out to support the Thinkery. More of a party than the typical gala, embodies the playful spirit of childhood and is one of Austin’s most anticipated and entertaining events of the year. They’ll have yummy drinks, delicious dinner and auctions galore, live performances from The Mrs. and Bob Schneider, and so much more! All proceeds support the Thinkery’s efforts to bring innovative learning experiences to all Central Texas children, regardless of income. Individual tickets are $300, or you can reserve a whole table. Details here.

MS MR & Circa Waves @ Emo’s, Doors open at 7 p.m.
New York-based duo MS MR first caught the public’s attention with their infectious single “Hurricane”, and now you can go hear them perform tunes off their full-length debut, Secondhand Rapture. Tickets are $25, which you can purchase online here, and $1 from each ticket will be donation to the Third Wave Fund.

Hard Proof @ Holy Mountain, 8 p.m.
Holy Mountain is closing its doors forever. Its the end of another era. Go party and see this club off right! Enjoy afrobeat funk from Hard Proof as well as music from Magna Carda, Major Major Major, Chipper Jones and Mobley. $5 tickets at the door.

Saturday, September 26:

Do512 App Launch Party ft. White Denim @ Empire Control Room & Garage, Doors at 7 p.m.
Do512 is the best place to find all of the cool stuff happening in Austin. After a lot of hard work, we are very excited to announce that our The Do512 App has launched! Finding the best stuff to do will now be easier than ever, right on your phone.  To celebrate the launch of the App we are throwing a big party  featuring Austin artists White Denim, Christian Bland & The Revelators, Gloves Collective and Velo. Download the app for FREE entry, or RSVP on Do512.

Wipeout Run @ Travis County Expo Center
Crash, smash, and splash your way through a 5K course with larger-than-life obstacles inspired by the hit TV show Wipeout! Take on the infamous Big Balls, Sweeper, Wrecking Balls, and Happy Endings! Hilarious thrills and magnificent spills await! This is an untimed event open to anyone 18 and up. 10% Discount — Use Code: 512 Click here for tickets & more details.

4th Annual Austin Originals Benefit Concert @ Austin Music Hall, 6:30 p.m.
Support the Austin Child Guidance Center at this annual benefit concert. This year’s lineup includes Tameca Jones. Guests will enjoy an open bar and silent auction. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online here.

Skate Night Date Night @ Austin Roller Rink, 9 p.m.
A Fun filled night with that special person roller skating to throw back jams. $10 per person. 18 and up only.

Sunday, September 27:

Last Splash Swim Club with Wooden Wisdom @ W Austin Hotel Wet Deck Pool, 1-7 p.m.
It’s time to grab some sun, suds, and buds, and come hit the pool at Last Splash Swim Club. Have fun at a grown-up pool party. Tickets are $30, which you can purchase online here.

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil @ Circuit of The Americas, 5 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.

–> 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!