Freebie of the Week
Winner of the Audience Award at last year's Fantastic Fest, I Declare War chronicles what's perhaps the most serious game of capture the flag ever. The Drafthouse is pulling out all the stops on a screening at a Dripping Springs ranch, complete with a paintball battle featuring the actors, a saltwater pool for swimming, a zip line, and a stuntman simulation where you plummet 23ft into a movie-grade air bag. Tweet @ThrillistATX with your best answer to the following question and we'll hook you up with a pair of tickets: Better type of war: the thumb kind or the playing-cards kind
Thursday, August 8th
Last-minute amazingly awesome dinner alert! Olivia's hosting their 5yr anniversary with a 10-courser loaded with delicacies like lamb tongue fricassee and duck risotto. Call for a reservation; find the number here
Calling all boogie fiends! The Austin Boogie Crew is taking over Spider House with a special guest from San Fran's revered Sweater Funk Crew for their Electric Vampire party. Want drink specials? Find out how to get them right here.
Friday, August 9th
IFC Films is premiering their horror flick about a mannequin shop owner (terrifying!) at The North Door this weekend. It's starring Elijah Wood, and he's totally going to be there
Saturday, August 10th
The beanboys over at Houndstooth will host a hands-on coffee appreciation sesh where they'll teach you how to make Japanese iced coffee. You ain't nothing but a Hound...stooth
Health-conscious culinary academy The Natural Epicurean is throwing a shindig with a bunch of free non-meat deliciousness like avocado truffles. RSVP here
Austin's turntable laureate DJ Mel will join Orion for a four-turntable set at Volstead. Yessir!
Sunday, August 11th
TopGolf commemorates the last of the 2013 majors with a super-serious tournament. All the deets are over at Do512.com
The Goodnight's new weekend brunch boasts $1 mimosas and free bowling, karaoke, ping pong, and shuffleboard. Brunch right!