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Dad Bods at Hops & Grain, Italic's Wine Dinner, Indonesian Pop-Up at Sway, and More

Plus trivia, tequila, and coloring books.

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BEER HERE — The Dad Bod Action Squad, comprising a klatsch of local bartenders, hosts a fundraising party tonight, February 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Hops & Grain to benefit the Austin Children’s Shelter. There will be a calendar featuring the Dad Bods in question available for $12, as well as cocktails, hot dogs, and other "dad bod" foods. [EaterWire]

TRIVIAL MATTERS — Slake Cafe launches Geeks Who Drink, a weekly pub trivia competition, tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. Teams of six jockey for street cred and prizes. [EaterWire]

MORE WINE TIME — Italic hosts a private wine dinner tonight featuring Selvapiana wines from the Chianti Rufina region of Italy at 6:30 p.m. The five-course dinner costs $75 and features remarks from the winery owner Federico Giuntini. [EaterWire]

EAST EATSEat East has added new restaurants, including SPUN Ice Cream, to its monthly celebration of east-side dining establishments. Participating restaurants offer specials on the first Tuesday of the month, which means tomorrow, February 2. Check out the Eat East Facebook page for information on specials. [EaterWire]

GROUNDHOG DAY — On Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Flying Saucer observes the real reason for the Groundhog Day season: Bill Murray. Celebrate everyone’s favorite enigmatic SNL alum with a special tapping of Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo and Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer, plus Bill Murray trivia and a Bill Murray dress-up contest with $100 gift card prize. [EaterWire]

BRENTWOOD — MindCanvis previews its debut adult coloring book on Wednesday, February 3 at Pinthouse Pizza on Burnet. Drop in between 6 and 10 p.m. for free sample pages of Spirit Animals, which you can color in while you enjoy pizza and beer.

LADIES NIGHT — W Austin launches Women’s Club Wednesdays on February 3 from 6:30 to 8: 30 p.m. with a tequila tasting. Tickets are $30 and include a tasting flight of various tequilas, snacks, and the opportunity to create your own cocktail. [EaterWire]

CHARITY WIRE — On Thursday, February 4, twenty percent of dinner sales at The Hightower from 5 to 10 p.m. will be donated to Amadeo’s Army, a local group that raises awareness of muscular dystrophy and financial support for Austinite Amadeo Andrade, who was diagnosed seven years ago. [EaterWire]

ANNIVERSARY PARTYThe Half Step marks its second anniversary on Thursday with live music, free barbecue from Stiles Switch, and drinks by Kappa Pisco, all from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. [EaterWire]

POP-UP WIRE — Sway hosts an Indonesian street-food pop-up featuring Boston’s Retno Pratiwi and Peter Gelling (Kaki Lima) along with Sway executive chef Martin Wilda. Tickets for the Thursday multi-course dinner at 7 p.m. are $75 with an optional $50 wine pairing add-on. [EaterWire]

FIRST THURSDAY — South Congress Hotel observes First Thursday with an open house from 5 to 9 p.m. with ice cream from Stephen F. Frostin' truck and drinks in the courtyard. [EaterWire]

South Congress Hotel

1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 920-6405 Visit Website

Pinthouse Pizza

2800 Hoppe Trail, , TX 78681 (512) 717-0869 Visit Website

Hops & Grain

507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 914-2467 Visit Website


3437 Bee Caves Road, , TX 78746 (512) 326-1999 Visit Website

Flying Saucer - Austin

815 W 47th Street, Austin, TX 78751 512 454 8200 Visit Website

Half Step

75 1/2 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 Visit Website

Slake Cafe & Bar

120 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 476-0060 Visit Website

W Austin

200 Lavaca Street, , TX 78701 (512) 542-3600 Visit Website

The Hightower

1209 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1448 Visit Website