The Horn's Kristin Davis brings you May 21st-May 27th's fun and cheap events around Austin, including plans for this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.
Joan Fabian’s new art exhibit at the Access Gallery is now open and is a sight to see. Access Gallery promotes art from disabled people around the state a Texas. Joan’s hearing impairment has led her to create visually stunning installations and digital art with vibrant colors. It is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Joan’s exhibit will run through the 25th of May.
Dios Mio! is hosting a one of a kind event A Birthday Party for Morrissey at the Frontier Bar. Complete with a Smiths cover band, DJs, and a Morrissey themed photo booth. The party starts at 7 pm with Morrissey and Smiths inspired drink specials to be served all night. Go make the celebration of MOZ’s birthday one to remember.
Wednesday is 80’s Retrocade at Pinballz, which means 80’s prices. Pinballz Arcade is one of my favorite and cheapest ways to spend an evening in Austin. Take a break from Diablo III and check out the over 200 games they’ve got stored in this BYOB facility. They’ve got over six generations of playable pinball machines and more. The place is packed with pachinko, skee ball, dance dance revolution, and even guitar hero.
Sip Sip is one Austin band you’ll want to keep an eye on and they’re playing a free show at Malverde. Catch the whole gang of 16 talented musicians and dance your pants off starting at 10 p.m.
Also on Thursday catch a taping of The X Factor for free. Go to their Facebook page to learn how to score tickets to the taping and see Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell, and not to mention a new season.
Get your lootin’ boots on maytee because Austin’s one and only Toy Joy is hosting a 25¢ Treasure Tent Sale in honor of their 25th anniversary. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. pay a quarter to honor a quarter of a century to everyone’s favorite spot in Austin.
Ain’t It Cool News and BBC Entertainment bring Doctor Who: Dragonfire to the big screen at the Slaughter Lane Alamo Draft House. All you Whovians will now have a chance to watch your favorite British doctor in a larger than life setting. The show is free, but you can buy a $5 food/drink voucher to reserve a spot. Don’t be late, the magic starts a 1 p.m.
It’s that time of the year in Texas where everyone is open late and the Westlake Hat Creek Burgers is joining in. To promote their new later hours they’re hosting the first ever Sunday Funday from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be live local music, face painting, a balloon clown, free t-shirts, and $2 beer, wine, and small shakes. I can’t think of a better way to spend Memorial weekend.