From cool treats to free concerts, check out what's happening in Austin for cheap this week, June 4-10!
Summer is finally here and with it the scorching sun. Check out some of Austin’s best snow cone places to cool down during the day. Need a place close to campus? Try out Sno Beach on 34th and Guadalupe. If you can manage to get up to 51st and Airport Boulevard, enjoy Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs. Both places are top picks for Austin and a cheap way to beat the heat.
Amy’s Ice Cream is hosting their 8th Annual Trick Olympics to benefit CASA of Travis County. I can’t think of a better way to spend a warm evening on 6th than to watch in amazement as their servers compete in three ice cream flinging categories: Solo Trick, Team Trick, and Trick Decathlon. The slinging competition starts at 7 p.m. at the West 6th Street location, but make sure to get there early to secure a good seat.
Don your best suit and pour yourself some scotch for the Mad Men Quiz at The Highball. Grab up to five of your best ad savvy pals to join in on the fun. The cost is $5 a person, but the winners will take home $200 to $500 in cash. Get there early to ensure your team a spot. Game starts at 9 p.m. sharp.
Don’t miss out on this month’s First Thursday down on South Congress. Most vendors stay open late and some even have specials waiting for the picking. You can start out at the bridge at dusk to watch the bats then head over to some of the best food trucks around town or grab a slice at Austin’s beloved Home Slice. Be prepared for plenty of live music and street vendors.
A Live One is playing a free Phish tribute show at The Belmont that will have you bouncing around the room. Doors are at 8 p.m. and the show will start around 9 p.m. The band will be playing two sets for all you Phish Phans.
Get jiggy with it at The Highball this Sunday when they host their Jiggy Crunk Dance party at 10:30 p.m. They’ll be cranking out the jive tunes of Will Smith, MC Hammer, and any other artist that reminds you of parachute pants and hoochie mamas.
Every Sunday from now until August 26th The Hartman Foundation presents Concerts in the Park at the Long Center. Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony showcase their talents. This week features the brass section. Visitors are encouraged to take a picnic dinner, a blanket and enjoy the show.