Cheap and Free events around ATX this week, check it (you know you want to ... if only to find out where you can pay 10 bucks to eat copious amounts of bacon).
Studies got you down? Let loose and dress up in your favorite flapper threads, grab your partner and head to the Highball for some free West Coast Swing lessons. Go Dance Studio will teach basic moves and fun variations every Monday at 8 p.m. What better way to start the week than with some new sweet moves to add to your repertoire? You'll be gettin' down to Motown in no time!
You've probably heard of bingo, but have you heard of Tittie Bingo? Every Tuesday night at the Highball, an Austin-ized version of bingo goes down. You play bingo the same way, it's the ambiance that's a little different. For instance, edited porn will be playing and you shout, "tittie bingo" as opposed to just "bingo." The winners of the night then proceed into other non-traditional games such as a dance-off or a condom race. Tittie Bingo is every Tuesday at 10 p.m. and guarantees to be an interesting beginning to your week.
Start your hump day right, with some relaxing yoga in a beautiful setting. The Umlauf Sculpture Garden offers yoga lessons every Wednesday and Friday from 10 - 11:30 a.m. for only $10. The Umlauf is a nonprofit outdoor museum stocked with the works of Charles Umlauf. Umlauf taught in the art department at UT for 40 years before dedicating his home and a good portion of his works to the museum. If you're not feeling up to yoga, the museum is pretty cheap too. How cheap? ONE DOLLAR for students.
After your meditative morning in the garden you can either take a nap, if your schedule allows, or fulfill all of your hump day duties with a calm mind. Whatever you need to do, you should finish the day by brushing up on your wine knowledge. The Hancock Center Twin Liquors will be holding a free wine class from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The mighty fine lushes of Twin Liquors will be teaching you everything from wine lingo to all the different styles so that you can find the right fit for your palate. And yes, they will be giving samples.
Thursdays are pretty rad at Frock on Vintage. Waterstone Aesthetics gets you all dolled up for free for Frock On's Glitz and Glam Happy Hour from 4 - 7 p.m. Complimentary beverages will be served, tarot readings will be given and there will be some sort of awesome sale for this weekly event. Get your hair did, catch a buzz, see the future and buy a new outfit. Told you Thursdays are rad.
All right nerds, SXSW will be in its beginning stages this weekend and the ScreenBurn interactive event is hosting all kinds of free fun at the Palmer Events Center from Friday until Sunday. The ScreenBurn arcade will be free and open to the public, so all you gaming geeks can get your nerd on. There will also be some happy hours going on, as well as some interesting panels.
Octopus Project! For free! Yeah, yeah! Vivogig and Dejasets Mobile Music Invasion will be presenting an awesome show at the Swan Dive, and it's completely free if you RSVP through Do512. The show will be an interesting one, as Vivogig will be projecting photos from the show itself, during the show. Wait, what? Who cares, just go. Other artists include Sphynx, Freshmillions, DJ Mirasole from the Bright Light Social Hour and Art versus Industry. Oh, and there will be free drinks too. Hooray, SX!
OK, this is kind of weird. But that's what we're in to here in Austin, right? The Third Annual Bacon Takedown will be taking place at Shangri-La this Sunday at 2 p.m. Hormel Black Label bacon will be hosting a bacon-off (?) where chefs will be given 15 pounds of bacon to create their own recipe. For $10 you can taste and help judge all of the recipes. Last year's winning recipes included bacon chocolate strips and bacon wontons.
Enjoy your cheap week!