Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to Spider House for Much Ado About Nothing, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Saturday July 29, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:00pm
Searching for a mate online is fine, but if you're looking to switch it up, you may want to give the tried-and-true face-to-face method a shot. This professionally-organized speed-dating event for those ages 35 to 45 offers an alternative to the bar and app scenes by allowing you to meet other available singles in your age range one-on-one, all in one place, all in one night. You'll have a chance to see if sparks fly with several three-minute mini-dates -- but you won't get stuck for long if it's not a match. Give it a go at Draft Pick.
Thursday July 27, 2017 / 7:30pm (Check In at 7:15pm)
LEGO lovers, prepare to be inspired, educated and entertained when Brick Fest Live comes to the Austin Convention Center. You'll get the chance to participate in hands-on building attractions and shop the largest variety of LEGO-themed merchandise imaginable, all under one roof. Marvel at giant creations built by pros, and even build some designs of your own. Construct a custom derby car and race it down a 35-foot-long timed track, contribute to a large-scale floor mosaic, or go head-to-head against other fans in the LEGO video game arena. You can also meet the hosts of YouTube's The Brick Show (and maybe even get featured in an upcoming video). There's trivia, collaborative building, a miniature golf course and much more. Plus, your ticket includes an e-book download, which compiles all the custom LEGO instructions produced for the Brick Builders Club, with monthly updates. There's something for all ages here -- all you need to bring is your imagination. Oh -- and maybe your handy-dandy brick separator.