the nylon weekend guide
see our top picks for what to do in your city this weekend!
Best week ever? Seeing as it's still Free Week in Austin, we'll have to go with yes. And the rad bands just keep coming at our fave venues--the one show you just can't miss today is going down at Mohawk, featuring local indie rockers What Made Milwaukee Famous. Just like J.Lo's love, a set by these awesome dudes don't cost a thing.
912 Red River Street
Ever wish you could take your favorite girl drummers and put them on a dream show lineup together? Well, tonight is your chance to get pretty close to making that happen, because Great Scott is featuring A Boston Lady Drummer Showcase tonight, with bands like The Monsieurs, Petty Morals, Apple Betty, Post Modern Authors, and Thrust Club--AKA the most bad-ass show you've seen in a while.
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Whether you were such a diehard ska fan that you wish you could experience it all again, or weren't even around to experience it in the '90s but obsess over that club scene in Clueless, we've got just the thing for you to do tonight: The American Skathic 20th Anniversary Reunion show at the Metro. Go relive Jump Up Records' infamous ska music fest--which almost sold out its two original shows at the Metro in 1994--featuring bands like Hot Stove Jimmy, The Eclectics, and Heavy Manners--no time machine necessary.
3730 N Clark Street
Sipping tasty drinks at a rad hotel bar is one thing, but when that bar is on a rooftop and features an indie market, you know you can't miss it. Go shop the Skybar at Mondrian's Market tomorrow, where you'll find everything from beauty to fashion to handmade goodies from local creatives. Even better? You'll get to sample the bar's winter cocktail menu, which features spiked classics like hot chocolate and apple cider, not to mention an unreal Irish coffee.
8440 Sunset Boulevard
We don't know all of the deets about National Bird Day, but all you need to know about it is that Blackbird Ordinary is celebrating the holiday by serving up happy hour deals all day long. That's right--your go-to Monday Movie Night spot is hooking you up with two-for-one drinks from 5pm-5am this Sunday. Talk about double trouble.
729 SW 1st Avenue
If you've never seen local rock girls Moseley live, tonight's the night to let them jam your socks off. Get out to The Basement, where the trio is playing a headlining set after openers and rad bands Chrome Pony, Blank Range, and Plastic Visions.
1604 8th Avenue South
You might have thought the season of gifts had officially ended, but we’ve got one more present for you--and it’s gonna taste so good. Stop by any of the François Payard Patisserie or Bakery locations to pick up your very own Epiphany King’s Cake. They traditionally come with a prize hidden inside, but this Francois Payard and Valrhona collab version comes with more; not only will you find a porcelain charm inside, but you'll also receive an exclusive chocolate bar (only available until January 6)--all while supporting a clean water effort in Ghana. Yes, you could say this is one sweet win-win.
We know that you know that the Santa Ana Artwalk is going down tomorrow (it is the first Saturday of the month, after all). But had you heard that this edition comes with extra special awesomeness? Because 10 bands--including Let's Drive to Alaska, Asleep At The Gate, and Iris--are playing. You'll also get to feast on tasty tacos, take instant selfies in a photobooth, and catch rad live art.
Fourth and French, East End
It's not every day that you get to check out an art exhibit where the showcased artists are all part of the same family. But that's exactly what you'll get at Wasteland Gallery's Da Bunny Trail show kick off tonight. Expect super cool watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil pieces from the Muniz family, plus free art for the first 25 guests, other cool giveaways, a coloring competition, and way more awesomeness.
1800 South Industrial Road
Any art show that comes with music is one we're willing to check out. And The San Francisco Tape Music Festival happening this weekend is taking the combo to the next level. Grab your tickets to sit in the total darkness at Z Space while rad audio art is projected all around you. Take that, 3-D.
450 Florida Street
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