You’re Not Just a Small Town Girl, so Go Enjoy Your City!
Words By Jessi Devenyns Photo By James Cano
Who says that a night out chillin’ with your best friend has to be a glass of wine on the patio or a Netflix movie? East Austin offers many ways to spend an evening lighting up the town. So, next time you have an evening off, call up your crew and coordinate something out of the ordinary. You’ll be so relieved that you didn’t settle for another night in.
1. Eastside Pop Up at Craftsman
Mark your calendars for the first Wednesday of every month when Eastside Pop Up Handcrafted and Vintage Market will be at Craftsman for their designated Ladies’ Night. A perfectly clichéd evening of chick flicks, free drinks, hairstylist tutorials, and DJs starting at 7, you’ll be able to enjoy a full, shamelessly feminine night out and still be home in time to get up to make it to your Thursday morning meeting.
2000 E Cesar Chavez St.
2. Bed Post Confessions
Sometimes you need to hear others’ stories to reaffirm your normalcy, especially when it comes to sex. Bed Post Confessions strives to de-stigmatize human nature and encourage positivity by exploring sex and sexuality through lenses of humor and vulnerability. The three storytellers who embarked on this journey regularly perform at the North Door where no topic is off-limits in the spirit of embracing all the quirks that life stimulates.
501 Brushy St. | bedpostconfessions.com
Slice a few objects, paint over them to mask the jagged lines, and then roll them in a glittery coating to reveal a talisman that will help you channel your creativity through the rest of your work week. At CRAFT, you can just come make stuff. Whatever you want, you will likely find it rifling through the walls of craft supplies. Put what you find together and voilà; you just pieced together your first oeuvre d’art that is sure to make your friends envious of your innate artistic talents.
4704 E Cesar Chavez St. | madeatcraft.com
4. Boss Babes
Who doesn’t want to be their own boss? Especially for enterprising entrepreneurs, having a community dedicated to self-identifying women in creative industries and women-owned businesses is vital. Therefore, take advantage of the vibrant community that exists in Austin and head over to one of their events. You’re sure to make a connection or two.
5. The Bat City Bombshells
Get your evening off to an explosive start by patronizing a performance by some of the best burlesque dancers in town. Performing all around town, the Bat City Bombshells can regularly be found at the North Door where they flit and flirt across the stage to draw you into their glamorous world where body positivity becomes seductive.
6. School House Pub
Don’t just go out for a drink, go out to learn. At the School House Pub, there is a rotating menu of both craft cocktails and courses. Come enjoy an upgraded pub dinner and experimental libations, then stay for the cocktail classes. That way, you can learn to concoct your own avant garde liquid refreshments for those times when you need a little backup and your friends are unavailable for the evening.
2207 Manor Rd. | schoolhousepub.com