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Queen tribute night @ The Highball 5/19 – FREE

Is this the real life or is this just fantasy? For real. We. Will. Rock your face off with this incredible night of Queen-tastic music, videos, a tribute band, and a mustache competition!

The Highball really knows how to throw a tribute party. They’ve invited Austin’s official Queen tribute band Magnifico for your listening and dancing pleasure! They’ll be plenty loud so you can sing along at the top of your lungs… I know I will!

The party starts at 10:30pm, but get there early and enjoy the Action Pack’s mix of glam-rocker music videos to warm up to!

This isn’t your normal college kid karaoke night. It’s going to be one epic night. Queen is the ultimate power-house rock band. You think you know Queen, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet (unless you saw them live). The Highball has one vision, and that is to rock your socks, or leg warmers, off, so make sure to wear your dancing shoes and to limber up.

If you haven’t been to The Highball yet, it’s at 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. So take a back seat, hitch-hike or take a long ride on a motorbike to get there. Or even your bicycle. Either way, they know how to rock-and-roll, and you will be square if you ain’t there!


Action Pack Presents: The Ultimate Willy Wonka Party w/ Mike TeeVee & Veruca Salt 4/29

“Little surprises around every corner, but nothing too dangerous.” This is what you can expect at Sunday’s Ultimate Willy Wonka Party at Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. One Golden ticket to this Action Pack event will get you a chance to see in person two of the child stars from the original 1971 Willy Wonka film: Paris Themmen (Mike TeeVee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt). You know, the bratty cowboy-clad kid and the greedy girl in the red dress who wanted to lock the world in her pocket. There will be a full Q&A after the screening, and all guests will receive an autographed poster with their ticket!

Willy Wonka is a movie for all – the kids love it for the playful songs, candy aplenty and the mere concept of a chocolate factory that makes something as magical as an Everlasting Gobstopper or a chocolate river. Adults love it for the nostalgia for innocence and childhood it evokes, as well as Gene Wilder’s unforgettable and rivetingly odd performance as Willy Wonka. The 1971 original is clearly the best version, and Tim Burton can never change that. Never!

Besides the special guests and awesome sing/quote along of the film, you can expect bubbles, bubbles everywhere and candy of all sorts at your fingertips. There will be menu items available that are themed for the film, as well as a plethora of goodies for the kids. So, enter on Do512 for a chance to win a Golden ticket to the party!