Social Events in Austin, Texas This Week

Let’s explore social events in Austin, TX happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Austin where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Austin

SOUTH AUSTIN Business Network – Tues/May 21 / 5:30pm @ Easton Park Comm Ctr

SOUTH AUSTIN Business Network  - Tues/May 21 / 5:30pm @ Easton Park Comm Ctr

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: undefined

Join us for an interactive INTEREST Meeting hosted by the South Austin Business Referral Networking Group, focusing on referral marketing for Small Business. This event is designed to empower and educate small business owners on effective marketing techniques to grow their businesses. Did you know that:

* Companies with referral programs experience **86% faster growth** over 2 years
* Referred cu(…)

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SocialHive Launch Networking Event

SocialHive Launch Networking Event

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Meanwhile Brewing

Join us for an evening filled with fun, connections, and endless opportunities for collaboration.

This isn’t your average launch party—it’s a chance for all you talented individuals to come together and network! Whether you’re a social media manager, website designer, virtual assistant, or small business looking for these services – this is the event for you!

Expect lively conversations, excitin(…)

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Trends in Tech | Hosted by Rubico & the Capital Factory

Trends in Tech | Hosted by Rubico & the Capital Factory

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

Hear Austin’s best and brightest leaders share how they innovate in their industry. Each week, we will interview a new speaker on an innovative project they are working on. Afterward, there will be a time for Q&A and networking with other tech professionals, SaaS leaders, CTOs, and business owners.

This week we will be hearing from Henry Legard and Joey Maddox! Their company, Verisoul, uses AI to(…)

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Techtopia Social 😁 🙏May 23rd✨

 Techtopia Social 😁 🙏May 23rd✨

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom

📣**Event Rescheduled \| Thursday\, May 23rd 🎉**

Join Techtopia Austin for our **Techtopia Social** where we will bring together tech enthusiasts, innovators, and industry experts to explore the latest trends in technology.

This event will feature an opportunity to meet 👋 fellow techies and learn more about the Austin Tech scene! Join us for a fun evening of networking and making new friends.
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Austin Travel Community Meetup

Austin Travel Community Meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Meanwhile Brewing

Join Under30Experiences / Over30Experiences on May 21st @ 6:30pm for a Happy Hour at Meanwhile Brewing! Live music starts at 7:30! 🎵🍻

Come meet like-minded individuals who want to talk travel and make new friends!

**What is Under30Experiences (U30X) / Over30Experiences (O30X)?**
[U30X](https://www.under30experiences.com/) & [O30X](https://www.over30experiences.com/) are group travel companies (…)

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May Land Meetup

May Land Meetup

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Texas National Title

Join us for a Happy Hour Meetup in the Domain!(…)

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HH at Loro

HH at Loro

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Loro

Hi all,

Welcome to SoLa Chill’s happy hour. Come out for a casual after work hang and meet some new folks!

This week we will be meeting at Loro which has a great outdoor seating area (weather permitting).(…)

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EARLY LUNCH AT LOROS

EARLY LUNCH AT LOROS

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Loro

Hello Friends,

OPEN MEET UP! If you are Married, 1st Timers, or have been a Member for awhile come join in this amazing Asian Cuisine. I set this one up early because this place gets Crazy Out of Control Busy!

This place does Not take Reservations.

WEBSITE: https://www.loroeats.com/locations/austin/south-lamar/

I will get here early and make sure we have some tables outside.

I look forward to(…)

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Female Founder Happy Hour & Startup Support Circle @ La Holly

Female Founder Happy Hour & Startup Support Circle @ La Holly

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: La Holly

This is a happy hour with a light icebreaker to facilitate meaningful conversation about where everyone is in their startup journeys.

**What we’re about**
Welcome to a diverse and supportive community of women seeking inspiration or camaraderie on their entrepreneurial journey. We interact genuinely and sincerely, and look to give back where we can. We don’t self-promote or “network”.

**Who We A(…)

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Austin JS

Austin JS

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Cloudflare

[Sign up to be a lightning presenter!](https://forms.gle/RU4TuszLHxYw1nub6)

**Talk:** Making Mobile And Desktop Apps From Your JS Frontend With Tauri
**Speaker:** Jason Levitt
**Abstract:**
Tauri is a relatively recent, open-source (FLOSS), framework that lets
you re-purpose your JS frontend as both a desktop (Mac/Win/Linux) and
mobile (iOS/Android) application. It’s easy to use and creates small(…)

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5/21 -Technically Ethical: Discussing the ban of TikTok

5/21 -Technically Ethical: Discussing the ban of TikTok

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Vuka – Bouldin Creek

ABOUT THE EVENT: We start the session by watching a video that explores the discussion topic (this week’s discussion will be about the ban on TikTok). Then we separate into small groups led by our facilitators with a break in the middle. Finally we wrap up the event with takeaways from the large group.

EVENT NOTE: We start together promptly at 6:30pm. Please arrive early.

PARKING NOTICE: Parking(…)

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Craft Night at Cherrywood Coffee (every other Wednesday)

Craft Night at Cherrywood Coffee (every other Wednesday)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Cherrywood Coffeehouse

Are you a crafty individual?

Come join us for coffee or drinks and snacks at Cherrywood while you work on your latest passion project. In any given week we’ll see crochet, paint, wood work, Lego, stained glass, clay, poetry, and pencils. If you love to make a thing, we are here for it!

We will have signage at a table so you can find our group.
We are so excited to meet you and learn about your c(…)

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BitAngels Austin Meetup @CapitalFactory (Every 3rd Monday)

BitAngels Austin Meetup @CapitalFactory (Every 3rd Monday)

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: 701 Brazos St

A community-based meeting for like-minded people that invest, work on projects related to or simply are passionate about:

* Decentralization
* Web3
* DAOs
* Crypto

Thank you to Capital Factory for sponsoring BitAngels Austin Meetup. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees(…)

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Musicians Networking Happy Hour- ALL Levels

Musicians Networking Happy Hour- ALL Levels

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

Come meet other Austin area musicians looking to learn, jam, form bands, and/or gig. Musicians of ALL skill levels and backgrounds welcome!

No need to bring your instrument. This event is a casual happy hour meant to be a space for Austin’s music community to meet new people, talk about your music journey, share goals, and form connections.

Please be open-minded, respectful, and collaborative.
S(…)

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Wake Up! CPG Austin

Wake Up! CPG Austin

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

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Austin-area CPG brands, retailers, service providers, and local enthusiasts are welcome to join us for a lively discussion about the CPG scene and helping each other grow our businesses and community. We are especially welcoming to new startups and companies just landing in Austin.

Wake Up! is a ca(…)

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Welcome to Austin! – East Austin Hotel Rooftop Bar – East 6th St

Welcome to Austin! - East Austin Hotel Rooftop Bar - East 6th St

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: East Austin Hotel

**Welcome to Austin!** This group was created to help connect people that recently moved in to Austin, TX and create meaningful connections!

We all have been there before: new to the city, limited network, and sometimes looking for job opportunities. It’s all good! Join us at the Rooftop Bar at East Austin Hotel, grab a drink, and share your story!

Don’t forget to RSVP—see y’all there soon!

[Jo(…)

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FIESTA 🎉 Founders, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Techies, Austin Newcomer

FIESTA 🎉 Founders, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Techies, Austin Newcomer

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Capital Factory

Welcome, 🎉 F.I.E.S.T.A. 🎉 short for Founders, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Techies, and Austin Newcomers.

**[FIESTA.COMMUNITY](https://www.fiesta.community/)** is the Ellis Island of Austin – Your Gateway to Events, Connections, Resources, and More! Join us to experience why we are consistently the largest monthly meetup.

Our Mission is to guide and empower founders on their unique entr(…)

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Happy Hour – talk Shopify & ecommerce

Happy Hour - talk Shopify & ecommerce

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Cosmic Saltillo

Meet ecommerce peers and make new connections.

You’ll get to know ecommerce brand owners with multiple exits alongside those who are just starting their store. Meet experts who help stores with fulfillment, SEO, paid traffic, email, and design. Find your next hire among those seeking a job, or get a tip on who is hiring.

You don’t have to already be in the Shopify ecosystem to be welcome. Amazon(…)

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Inaugural Coffee Shop Meetup!

Inaugural Coffee Shop Meetup!

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Summer Moon Coffee

This meetup will focus on defining the scope of the group and laying out plans for attracting high quality members.

Attendants — by virtue of showing initiative and coming to the very first session — will have a seat at the table when it comes to future decision making.(…)

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Bi Pan Tacos 🌮🤤 + 4th Street Dancing 🪩🕺

Bi Pan Tacos 🌮🤤 + 4th Street Dancing 🪩🕺

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Veracruz All Natural

Austin nights are warming up. Let’s take advantage by enjoying some delish Veracruz tacos on The Line Hotel patio on Cesar Chavez, strolling down to the gay district, and then rooftop dancing the night away at Coconut Club! 🪩👯✨

(Feel free to join for either part of the evening – tacos, dancing… or both!)

**DISCUSSION TOPIC:**

### **Creative Expression and Queer Art** 🎭

* Explore how art a(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Austin, you can try out Do512.com, Austintexas.org, or Austin360.com.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

Mexico City Visit

Mexico City Visit

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

Explore the contemporary art scene and vibrancy of Mexico City. Six nights and five full days. Call or text me for more information.

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Picker’s Circle in Luckenbach, Texas Hill Country

Picker's Circle in Luckenbach, Texas Hill Country

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

Luckenbach is about 70 miles from Austin. It is common at the Picker’s Circle for visitors to bring instruments and take turns performing informally with others in the crowd. Occasionally, local and regional celebrities drop by.
You can also just sit in the shade of the huge oak trees, drink a Lone Star and listen to the music.
Luckenbach is a magical place with a Dancehall, an old post office an

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