Free Austin events to attend this week

Katie Walsh

Editor’s Note: In this recurring column, staff writer Katie Walsh recommends free events in Austin for the week.

Monday, Nov. 2

Midnight Comedy Open Mic with Trace Holt

  • Where: Spider House, 2908 Fruth St. 
  • Time: 11:30 p.m.

Join stand-up comic Trace Holt at Spider House Monday night for an open mic night. Sign-ups will begin at 11:30 p.m. following the Monday Night Comedy Showcase. 

For more information, click here. 

Tuesday, Nov. 3

The Gents November Residency with Outskirts, Hello Wheels and Von Stomper

  • Where: Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River St.
  • Time: 9 p.m. 

Join folk-rock group The Gents for the first night of their 21+ November residency at Cheer Up Charlies. Preceding them are punk-grass band Outskirts, stomp-folk group Hello Wheels and roots band Von Stomper.

For more information, click here. 

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Bingo Night

  • Where: Third Base Southpark Meadows, 9600 South Interstate Highway #B
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday, Third Base South Park Meadows sports bar hosts bingo night at 7:30 p.m. Drink specials are available, and there will be prizes for the winner. 

For more information, click here. 

Thursday, Nov. 5

Movies in the Park: The Dark Knight

  • Where: Palm Park, 711 East 3rd St.
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

The Movies in the Park series will end its season of free movie screenings a “The Dark Knight” at sunset in Palm Park. All ages are welcome to bring a picnic blanket or folding chair to enjoy the 2008 superhero drama.

For more information, click here. 

Friday, Nov. 6

Free Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

  • Where: Oilcan Harry’s, 211 W. 4th St.
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.

Every week Oilcan Harry’s, a gay dance club, hosts a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament with cash prizes for the winner. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. and the game will kick off at 7 p.m. 

For more information, click here. 

Saturday, Nov. 7

Catastica: Disco Dance Party

  • Where: The Highball, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.
  • Time: 10 p.m. 

Join Castica, the disco dance group, at cocktail bar, the Highball Saturday night at 10 p.m. DJ Diesel will open the show. 

For more information, click here. 

Sunday, Nov. 8

Rubber Room – Free Improv and Jam Session

  • Where: The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Dr.
  • Time: 8 p.m.

Anyone is invited to join the instructors at The Institution Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday to practice your improv skills in a safe, no-pressure environment. A different theme will guide each week’s jam. A 30-minute show from The Faculty will follow each of the jam sessions. 

For more information, click here.