when you're broke & bored

when you're broke & bored

When we're not blogging, we're probably working our day jobs or eating (& drinking obvz) our way around Austin, but you already know that by now. And during the summer months, we find ourselves wanting to overload our planners and really take advantage of this kick-ass city we live in! Unfortunately, most of what we want to is more of a "$$$$" than a "$" situation. We all sometimes need to chill out on our spending, so here's a ton of things to occupy your summer time without breaking the bank (most are FREE!). See ya there!

FREE | Art After Six at the People's Gallery | The gallery will be open for self-guided tours between 6-8pm on Friday July 29th and starting at 6:15pm some of the featured artists will chat about their work. We're always looking for a good dose of culture & creativity!

FREE | Barre Class at Tribe on S. Lamar | Moderna Muse, Tribe & Pure Barre are coming together for a free Pure Barre class taught by Rashanna Moss from 2-3:30pm on Saturday July 30th. Go embrace the shake because it's never too late to get your bikini bod!

FREE | Blues on the Green at Zilker Park | Grab your human+furry friends, a picnic blanket and listen to Sweet Spirit & The Suffers on Wednesday August 3rd at 8pm.

Round Rock Market Days at Centennial Plaza | A whole day devoted to shopping and eating? Yes, please! Food trucks, arts+crafts vendors, live music and a farmers market all gather here on August 6th from 9am-4pm and make for the perfect little Saturday.

Mini Austin Flea Market at 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op | Come support your local ATX vendors+artists on Saturday August 6th from 12-6pm and shop handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind items. Perfect place to buy jewelry, art, textiles and everything you might not need, but definitely want!

Yoga + Brunch at Craftsman | From 10-11am on Sundays August 7th & 21st, bring a yoga mat and your best downward dog to this donation-based yoga class. Once you've checked productivity off your list, they'll be serving up $3 mimosas all day, this sounds like the best kind of Sunday Funday.

Trailer Food Tuesday at the Long Center | Food truck grub is always the best when you're living on a few dollars. Stop by on August 16th from 5-9pm for the last TFT of the season!

FREE (with RSVP) | Friday Night Flix at Lone Star Court | On Friday August 19th make your way out to The Domain for an outdoor screening of one our faves, The Goonies. Happy hour starts at 6pm and the movie begins at dusk, around 8pm. 

FREE | Unplugged at the Grove at Shady Grove | Go now through September 22nd on Thursdays at 8pm. There's no cover and they have $5 sangria specials, sign us up!

FREE | The Austin Amazing Pet Expo at the Palmer Events Center | Like many of you, our fur babies mean everything to us, so on Saturday August 20th from 10am-6pm & Sunday from 11am-4pm we will be headed here to see all the latest and greatest in pet care. There will be live demonstrations of obedience training, discounts on products, free nail trimmings (free mani, holla!) and adoptions for those looking to take home a furry friend of your own!

FREE | Sound & Cinema at the Long Center | We love movies, music + being outdoors, so this event is perfect in so many ways! Grab your blanket and buy some popcorn on Wednesday August 10th, to watch Labyrinth and listen to Sweet Spirit, then go back on Wednesday August 17th for Tommy Boy & Matthew Logan Vasquez. Food trailers are there starting at 6pm, music starts at 8pm and the movie begins at 9pm. 

FREE | Concerts in the Park at the Long Center | Every Sunday from now until August 28th, a different ensemble from the Austin Symphony will play starting at 7:30pm. We're pretty pumped for the Big Band nights coming up on July 31st and again on August 28th. 

FREE | The Wine Down at 3TEN ACL Live | From 5-8pm on Wednesday August 31st, there will be free food & wine tastings plus live music by Blue Healer!

FREE | Pints & Poses at the Hyatt Regency | Yoga & beer might seem counterintuitive, but we're of the mindset that if we actually make it to a workout then we deserve a reward. Mark your calendars for the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm to get your namaste on.

FREE | Shrek the Musical on The Zilker Hillside | Between now and August 13th on Thursday–Sunday evenings at 8:15pm, go check out your fave green ogre in the flesh!


This is only a handful of free (or almost free!) fun that's going on in Austin this summer, so let us know if you think we're going to miss out on something awesome that's not on this list! But you can bet your bottom dollar that we will be checking out all these great events and saving some green for what's really important, shopping & vacations. #turksandcaicosfund