South Austin's throwback-style bowling alley-cocktail bar-karaoke lounge the Highball will officially but temporarily shutter on November 17th as developers come in to renovate its aging shopping center into a magical mixed-use futureland of shiny things. But because the Highball is not Austin's average throwback-style bowling alley-cocktail bar-karaoke lounge, they're hosting an evening packed with activities for their send-off, to which they encourage patrons come in formal regalia: there's a $50 four-course prix-fixe dinner, champagne toasts while bowling, live music from the Copa Kings, a photo booth, Action Pack Dance Party and, the evening's highlight, a Karaoke Showdown. Details:
"Due to the incredible honor and prestige of this title, we will be holding video auditions to determined the list of competitors for the November 17th showdown. If you are interested in competing, you MUST submit a video of yourself performing karaoke. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 9th at 5PM."The karaoke champion wins $500 and the honor of sending the Highball off into stylish hibernation.
The Highball will rise again. [Photo: Bonnye B./Yelp]