Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night ($100 cash prize!) at The Highball

Improbably nominated as "Best of Austin" for 2018 by Austin Chronicle, featuring the richest prizes around, and Austin's longest running quiz event... this is Geeks Who Drink at The Highball. 

Form your teams of up to six (or come alone, we'll find you a crew), and get ready to put your brains to the test with eight rounds of trivia gold. The winning prize? $100 cash. Second place? A $30 gift card for Alamo Drafthouse. Third place? $20 gift card. Plus, bonus prizes featuring lots and lots of free Alamo Drafthouse movie tickets and whatever the hosts have lying around their house.

Hosted for close to nine years by John W. Smith and James Pound, two broken and deeply flawed men with beards facing the rigors of old age and ennui, it's the perfect wrap-up to your week.

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Dec
23
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night ($100 cash prize!) at The Highball

Improbably nominated as "Best of Austin" for 2018 by Austin Chronicle, featuring the richest prizes around, and Austin's longest running quiz event... this is Geeks Who Drink at The Highball. 

Form your teams of up to six (or come alone, we'll find you a crew), and get ready to put your brains to the test with eight rounds of trivia gold. The winning prize? $100 cash. Second place? A $30 gift card for Alamo Drafthouse. Third place? $20 gift card. Plus, bonus prizes featuring lots and lots of free Alamo Drafthouse movie tickets and whatever the hosts have lying around their house.

Hosted for close to nine years by John W. Smith and James Pound, two broken and deeply flawed men with beards facing the rigors of old age and ennui, it's the perfect wrap-up to your week.

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Dec
29
7:00 PM19:00

Jolie Goodnight at The Highball

Jolie Goodnight and Her Swing Band are back in action and are take the stage at The Highball Austin! Enjoy a night out on the town with all the vintage fun! Don't miss the party! 

“a flowery vibrato reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe... as melt-in-your-mouth as candyfloss.”
Sally Evans-Darby - Jazz Journal Magazine

“…steamy and seductive in a lovably old fashioned way.”
Wayne Bledsoe - Knoxville News Sentinel

“Jolie Goodnight is exactly the kind of voice us vocal jazz lovers hope to hear from the new generation.”
Esther Berlanga-Ryan - Something Else! Reviews

“… a tender voice that could melt a stone heart.”
Michael Simmons - MOJO Magazine

“…seductive siren, Jolie Goodnight, a muse not to be missed.”
Denver Post

"What a grand evening! Reputations were tarnished, hot jazz piano was played, Jolie Goodnight lit up the stage"
Vintage Vivant Online

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Dec
30
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night ($100 cash prize!) at The Highball

Improbably nominated as "Best of Austin" for 2018 by Austin Chronicle, featuring the richest prizes around, and Austin's longest running quiz event... this is Geeks Who Drink at The Highball. 

Form your teams of up to six (or come alone, we'll find you a crew), and get ready to put your brains to the test with eight rounds of trivia gold. The winning prize? $100 cash. Second place? A $30 gift card for Alamo Drafthouse. Third place? $20 gift card. Plus, bonus prizes featuring lots and lots of free Alamo Drafthouse movie tickets and whatever the hosts have lying around their house.

Hosted for close to nine years by John W. Smith and James Pound, two broken and deeply flawed men with beards facing the rigors of old age and ennui, it's the perfect wrap-up to your week.

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Shake Shack Track & Field Austin
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Shake Shack Track & Field Austin

GET READY TO RUN YOUR BUNS OFF!

Open to all ages and abilities, Shack Track & Field hosts free community runs on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Best part: your first drink back at the Shack is on us!

Meet at the South Lamar Shake Shack (1100 South Lamar Blvd, corner of South Lamar & Treadwell) at 7PM for a free 3-4 mile community run led by RunLab Austin. Runners will head down towards Lady Bird Lake to complete a 3 - 4 mile loop, ending back at the Shack. 

More info at https://stfatxnov.splashthat.com/

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Dec
9
7:45 PM19:45

Dial Code Santa Claus

HOME ALONE + A SANTA SLASHER = YOUR NEW FAVORITE MOVIE.
New 2K restoration courtesy AGFA!

“Beautifully shot and crazed enough to keep you on your toes, this is a film that would have a bigger cult following if more viewers actually had the chance to see it.” -- Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

Previously only available via VHS bootlegs, DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka 3615 CODE PÈRE NOËL and DEADLY GAMES) is your new favorite holiday slayride. Thomas is a typical 1980s kid: he loves computers, role-playing games, and his dog. While mom is away at the office on Christmas Eve, Thomas and his grandfather are left home alone -- perfect timing for a disgruntled, perverted, bloodthirsty Santa Claus to raid the home down the chimney. But Hell hath no fury like a mulleted ten-year-old with an arsenal of toys! Made a year before HOME ALONE, the French-made DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS has almost the same plot -- only filled with more style, bloodshed, and Rambo references.

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Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night ($100 cash prize!) at The Highball

Improbably nominated as "Best of Austin" for 2018 by Austin Chronicle, featuring the richest prizes around, and Austin's longest running quiz event... this is Geeks Who Drink at The Highball. 

Form your teams of up to six (or come alone, we'll find you a crew), and get ready to put your brains to the test with eight rounds of trivia gold. The winning prize? $100 cash. Second place? A $30 gift card for Alamo Drafthouse. Third place? $20 gift card. Plus, bonus prizes featuring lots and lots of free Alamo Drafthouse movie tickets and whatever the hosts have lying around their house.

Hosted for close to nine years by John W. Smith and James Pound, two broken and deeply flawed men with beards facing the rigors of old age and ennui, it's the perfect wrap-up to your week.

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Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Old Fashioned: Some Like It Hot

"WELL, NOBODY'S PERFECT."
Celebrate Repeal Day (12/5) right with a bit of the Old Fashioned treatment.

The term "greatest comedy of all time" gets thrown around a lot, and the laurels of this statement frequently fall on the shoulders of SOME LIKE IT HOT. That's quite a weight to bear, and when you think about what tickles your funny bone you don't immediately think of the stylings of a film from 1959. If you haven't already taken the plunge to sit down with this Billy Wilder classic, I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe have never been better in this tale of two struggling musicians who witness a mob hit and are forced to hit the road with an all-female traveling band in the midst of Prohibition. It's Curtis/Lemmon in drag followed by nonstop situational humor: Monroe as a boozy floozy! Lemmon being wooed by a male millionaire! Men dressed as women sneaking in hooch on a train full of women and musical instruments! If seeing these three titans of cinema on display under the Academy Award-winning guidance of the great Billy Wilder isn't enough for you, well then Old Fashioned is here to ease you into it in non-Prohibition-style.

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Dec
4
6:45 PM18:45

The Favourite with Historical Discussion

Join Alamos Drafthouse after the screening for a special Q&A featuring University of Texas History Professor James M. Vaughn who will discuss the historical context and realities of THE FAVOURITE.

About the Film: Plagued by grief and gout, Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, British television MVP), doesn't have many friends. The lucky few who she does favor can find themselves with wealth, power and influence. Her favourite? The strong and fiercely intelligent Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough, one of the most powerful people in the country and Anne's intimate friend for many years. But when Sarah's down-on-her-luck cousin Abigail (Emma Stone) finds work in the Queen's court, it throws her carefully-crafted world into disarray. So begins a war for the royal favor.

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Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night ($100 cash prize!) at The Highball

Improbably nominated as "Best of Austin" for 2018 by Austin Chronicle, featuring the richest prizes around, and Austin's longest running quiz event... this is Geeks Who Drink at The Highball. 

Form your teams of up to six (or come alone, we'll find you a crew), and get ready to put your brains to the test with eight rounds of trivia gold. The winning prize? $100 cash. Second place? A $30 gift card for Alamo Drafthouse. Third place? $20 gift card. Plus, bonus prizes featuring lots and lots of free Alamo Drafthouse movie tickets and whatever the hosts have lying around their house.

Hosted for close to nine years by John W. Smith and James Pound, two broken and deeply flawed men with beards facing the rigors of old age and ennui, it's the perfect wrap-up to your week.

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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Video Vortex: Satan Claus is Coming to Town

Gifts! Egg Nog! SATAN!! On Christmas Eve, the Ol’ Saint Nick Video Store opens its doors through a haze of second-generation VHS crust to reveal . . . SATAN CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! Oozing with blood, ornaments, and a shotgun-wielding Mrs. Claus, this psychotic compilation was stitched together from dozens of unseen terror-blasts to create a holiday horror mixtape from the depths of hell. Stop-motion beasties! Kids possessed by the devil! Many instances of Satan Claus killing people with an axe! This December, listen to your black heart and join us under the fire-breathing mistletoe for SATAN CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

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A Very 90's Christmas Party
Dec
1
to Dec 2

A Very 90's Christmas Party

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! We'll be celebrating this holiday 90s style! Same great 90s songs with a little extra holiday cheer!


Come sing along to your favorite hits from the greatest decade EVER! Third Eye Blind, Backstreet Boys, Weezer, Sublime, Spice Girls, Sugar Ray, Oasis and PLENTY more.


Get your picture taken with Santa and grab a free bodacious slap bracelet on your way in! Free parking and entry. 21+


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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Favourite Costume Party Screening at Almao Drafthouse

Don your finest ball gown, spiff-up with your long tailed tuxedo and polish it off with that powdered wig because we're rolling out the royal red carpet. 

This special screening includes a pre-party in The Highball from 5pm-7pm with special activities and a photo booth, followed by a screening of the film at 7pm. Plus, you can take your queenly experience to next level by partaking of our special food and drink menu. 

About the Film: Together with a crackling cast led by three incredible actresses at the top of their game, director Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a wild comedy of manners, society, and strategic leg massage. Rather than an alternate universe (THE LOBSTER) or a skewed present (THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER), this time the acclaimed Greek director ventures back in time to England over three hundred years ago.

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Nov
28
9:45 PM21:45

Weird Wednesday | November at South Lamar

Tickets only $5
All shows on sale 3 weeks before screening date

THE GIRL ON THE BROOMSTICK
1972 | 66 min. | NR | 35mm
https://drafthouse.com/austin/show/weird-wednesday-the-girl-on-the-broomstick

"Once over, the theoretical quickly becomes practical as she struggles to remember the spells she did learn in this wondrously charming Czech comedy of retired vampires, misfired transformation spells, and vengeful principals. THE GIRL ON THE BROOMSTICK is a weird, wacky good time from director Václav Vorlíček."

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Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night ($100 cash prize!) at The Highball

Improbably nominated as "Best of Austin" for 2018 by Austin Chronicle, featuring the richest prizes around, and Austin's longest running quiz event... this is Geeks Who Drink at The Highball. 

Form your teams of up to six (or come alone, we'll find you a crew), and get ready to put your brains to the test with eight rounds of trivia gold. The winning prize? $100 cash. Second place? A $30 gift card for Alamo Drafthouse. Third place? $20 gift card. Plus, bonus prizes featuring lots and lots of free Alamo Drafthouse movie tickets and whatever the hosts have lying around their house.

Hosted for close to nine years by John W. Smith and James Pound, two broken and deeply flawed men with beards facing the rigors of old age and ennui, it's the perfect wrap-up to your week.

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Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Nakia at The Highball

Looking for some delicious cocktails, tasty bites, and a killer Blues band to get you dancing on a Saturday night in South Austin? Then look no further!

The Highball Austin hosts a blues night every other month featuring Nakia and the Blues Grifters - who always bring the #RealLiveBlues!

The Highball will serve up the drinks and food. You bring your friends. Instant party! The fun starts at 8pm and there’s NO COVER & FREE PARKING!

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Shake Shack Track & Field Austin
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Shake Shack Track & Field Austin

GET READY TO RUN YOUR BUNS OFF!

Open to all ages and abilities, Shack Track & Field hosts free community runs on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Best part: your first drink back at the Shack is on us!

Meet at the South Lamar Shake Shack (1100 South Lamar Blvd, corner of South Lamar & Treadwell) at 7PM for a free 3-4 mile community run led by RunLab Austin. Runners will head down towards Lady Bird Lake to complete a 3 - 4 mile loop, ending back at the Shack. 

More info at https://stfatxnov.splashthat.com/

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