Tickets & Events in Austin

Brad Paisley: Country Nation World Tour at Austin360 Amphitheater on September 4 at 7 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Brad Paisley

Austin360 Amphitheater

$35.89 $20

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Award-winning country singer Brad Paisley takes the stage with rising stars Randy Houser, Leah Turner, and Charlie Worsham

$75 for One-Year VIP Membership to Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters ($150 Value)

The Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters

Downtown

$150 $75

More than 2,000 square feet of tailgating space is filled with a spread of food, unlimited drinks, and entertainment to prepare for UT games

Home or Office Murder Mystery Party for Up to 80 People from Murder for Hire, Inc. (50% Off)

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

$45 for Four-Hour Cable-Wakeboarding Package for Two at Quest ATX ($90 Value)

Quest ATX

Austin

$90 $45

Cable park provides endless opportunities for wakeboarders to practice riding or trick combination on placid lake

Outdoor Movie and Popcorn for Two or Double Feature for Two or Four at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In (Up to 58% Off)

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

RMMA

$24 $12

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Independent flicks and classic films from the 50s to the 90s fill the screen at Austin's only drive-in movie theater

$10 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn and Soda at Southwest Theatres ($21.25 Value)

Southwest Theatres

Northwest Austin

$21.25 $10

Regular and 3D blockbusters broadcast on seven screens at a theater stocked with a full spread of concessions

Titan FC 30 Event at Cedar Park Center on Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Titan FC 30

CEDAR PARK CENTER

$42.37 $24

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An evening of action culminates in Titan FC's light-heavweight title fight

One or Two Tickets to The Affordable 250 at Central Texas Speedway on Saturday, August 9, at 5 p.m. (Half Off)

The Affordable 250

Central Texas Speedway

$10 $5

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Central Texas Speedway rumbles in an evening of adrenaline-fueled racing, family activities, and loads of live music

Rock the River Fest for One, Two, or Four at River Road Ice House on Saturday, August 9 (Up to 50% Off)

Rock the River Fest

New Braunfels

$32.64 $20

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On the banks of the Guadalupe River, 10 bands led by Green River Ordinance fill the air with folk rock and alt-country

ARTS San Antonio Presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Thursday, November 13 (Up to 50% Off)

"Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo"

Multiple Locations

$29 $15

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Loving parody of famous ballets and modern dance pieces by tutu-clad male performers

Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" at Lila Cockrell Theater on November 4 (Up to 50% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend"

Lila Cockrell Theater

$40.72 $25

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

One Day at the 54th Annual Greek FUNstival for 4, 6, or 10 on October 17–19 (50% Off)

Greek Funstival

Tobin Hill

$12 $6

Annual festival celebrates Greek culture with music, food, dancing, and wine

San Antonio Scorpions Soccer Match for Two at Toyota Field on August 9 or 23 (Up to 48% Off). Two Seating Options.

San Antonio Scorpions

Toyota Field

$36.30 $19

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Behind a stalwart defense, the first-place Scorpions protect their spot atop the standings during two home games in August

Concert Superstars at Cameo Theatre on August 15–17 (Up to 44% Off)

"Concert Superstars"

Cameo Theatre

$36 $20

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Tribute show channels such acts as Barry White, Selena, and Michael Jackson through uncannily talented impersonators donning iconic costumes

San Antonio Stars WNBA Game at AT&T Center on August 1 or 15 (Up to 68% Off). Three Seating Options Available.

San Antonio Silver Stars

The AT&T Center

$15.66 $5

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The Stars take on the Sun and the Lynx during a pair of Friday-night showdowns; includes Pink the Court and $1 beer and soft drink nights

Brazos Valley Bombers Baseball Game for Two at Cellucor Field (50% Off). Four Games Available.

Brazos Valley Bombers

Cellucor Field

$18 $9

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The defending league champions face off against Texas Collegiate League foes as the 2014 season closes in on the playoffs

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Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. A long table stretches in front of every row of seats, enabling servers to unobtrusively pick up written food and drink orders throughout each screening. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.

Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it ?one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,? and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."

1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin,
TX
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Kenneth Threadgill stood in line all night to be the first person in Travis County to get a beer license. It was 1933, and the bootlegger and country-music connoisseur had plans to evolve his filling station into something bigger?though even Threadgill probably couldn't have anticipated how big it would become.

It started with touring musicians stopping in for drinks after their shows. By the ?60s, Janis Joplin was on stage, polishing her unpolished sound for crowds from all walks of life. The evolution continued, with Threadgill's hosting artists from Jerry Lee Lewis to Captain Beefheart and expanding into a Southern-style restaurant where the love of music ironed out disagreements and engendered an atmosphere of tolerance.

Today, the original location on North Lamar harks back to Threadgill's beginnings, with current owner Eddie Wilson decking the place out with decor that evokes the Austin of the 1930s to the 1960s, including vintage signs that say, ?I can?t wait for the internet to be invented.? The second location on West Riverside celebrates the 1970s music scene that thrived at the Armadillo?Wilson's former establishment at that location. At both venues, chefs churn out classic Southern food, such as chicken-fried steak and fried green tomatoes, while frequent live music entertains guests.

301 W Riverside Dr
Austin,
TX
US

Although Stewart Yaros has performed with numerous elite companies, including the Boston Ballet and the Basel Ballet in Switzerland, his true passion is teaching dance. Teaching allowed the University of Massachusetts and Martha Mahr School of Ballet alumnus to combine his finely honed dance expertise and his zeal for communicating with others via the "common language" of dance in particular and the arts in general.

That theme of unity and togetherness dates back to the early days of Dance International, circa 1991, when the now bustling center for dance tutoring consisted of three students, their devoted teacher, and an old player piano that played Chopsticks. Today, the organization has swelled into a hub for upbeat, accessible instruction from professional-level teachers and is well-known for organizing the Austin Ballroom Festival.

Part of the guiding vision for Dance International is a focus on community service, as well as promoting the arts by introducing music and visual forms into the dance milieu. True to its multidisciplinary ambitions, the Dance International empire recently achieved 501(c)3 national nonprofit status and will soon add art and music classes.

6401 Heron Dr
Austin,
TX
US

FunFlicks Outdoor Movies’ inflatables transform outdoor festivals, park outings, backyard parties, gymnasiums, and other spaces into pop-up entertainment venues. Helpful attendants drop off and set up inflatable screens for an evening’s viewing, along with high-definition projectors, DVD and Blu-ray players, and booming audio equipment or an optional short-range FM broadcast. Screens in 12-foot and 18-foot sizes provide intimate viewing for groups numbering in the dozens, whereas behemoth 45-foot screens can support audiences of more than 5,000 or act as a comfortable air mattress for a sleepy giant. The rentals can also be used to display slide shows, video games, and live television, and additional amenities such as popcorn machines provide guests with theatrical comforts.

Premiere Inflatables entertains with more traditional inflatables—in other words—ones that encourage people to climb all over them. Crews deliver dry and wet inflatable slides, inflatable obstacle courses, and bounce houses to parties, and after setting them up, perform a quick sanitizing wipe-down to ensure they're squeaky clean. All of the inflatables are made in the USA and none are more than 3 years old. Some of them even feature both a jump area and water slide that ends in a refreshing pool.

701 North Capital of Texas Highway
Austin,
TX
US

Chi Chi Randolph has choreographed routines for hip-hop artists including Nelly and the Black Eyed Peas. Kari Lehman has 15 years of ballet training experience. Viviane Bressan turned her love of belly dance into a career, traversing the globe while teaching and performing the ancient art. At Dance Austin Studio, these three number among more than a dozen dance instructors whose dazzlingly diverse backgrounds enable an array of classes for everyone from preschoolers to grownups and fitness buffs to serious students of dance.

Zumba combines fast-paced cardio choreography with dynamic Latin rhythms, and the 18-and-older Sexy Stiletto Fit class uses high heels to tone calves and build confidence. Students can choose to learn fundamental positions, steps, and vocabulary during structured ballet, lyrical, and jazz programs, or they can develop video-ready swagger during hip-hop classes. The studio’s sense of fun occasionally spills out into the community—it recently teamed up with the city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to spark a flash mob at city hall, held to raise awareness of emergency preparedness and help officials practice what to do if invaded by dancing aliens.

831 Houston St
Austin,
TX
US

Filling a chamber with music is as pleasing to the senses as filling a bathtub with warm pudding. Fully grasp this truism by checking out today's side deal: for $12, you get one ticket to one concert (a $25 value) during the Austin Chamber Music Festival, organized by the Austin Chamber Music Center. The festival's eclectic lineup of talent spans the musical divide, tickling the tonal reaches by way of piano trios, string quartets, and tango-inspired quintets. Depending on your flavor of chambered love, choose one or more of the following concerts:

  • Cavani String Quartet on Friday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m., Bates Recital Hall, UT Butler School of Music, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

  • The Bad Plus on Saturday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m., Bates Recital Hall, UT Butler School of Music, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

  • Brentano String Quartet on Sunday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m., Bates Recital Hall, UT Butler School of Music, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

  • Raul Jaurena and The Texas Tango Five on Friday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue

  • Claremont Piano Trio on Saturday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue

  • Der Golem performed by Carpe Diem String Quartet and clarinetist Paul Green on Sunday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue

  • Escher String Quartet on Friday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue

  • Festival Finale with Kelly Willis on Saturday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m., Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar Boulevard

Tickets for all performances are uniformly priced. Guests who would like to sit together are encouraged to purchase multiple Groupons under the same name.

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The Austin Chamber Music Center's performances have been featured in the Austin Chronicle and on the Austin American-Statesman blog, Austin360.com. The center has won several awards, including the award for Best Chamber Performance at the 2007–2008 Austin Critics' Table Awards.

11908 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin,
TX
US