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The three things you need to know today in Austin: Thu, Feb 8

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Head downtown and check out 2ND Street Social for an evening of cruising around shops and restaurants. Among the evening's highlights: Yummi Joy slinging free mini ice cream cones and fudge samples; wine sips at Royal Blue Grocery; and a $65 one-night-only prix fixe dinner at Ill Forks, the French-inspired steak and seafood restaurant.

Are you DTF? Thought so. Native Hostel is teaming up with OKCupid (yes, that OKCupid) for their inaugural Onesie Night Stand, an evening that starts at 8pm and ends, well, whenever. Put on your best onesie (PJs will also work) and dance to the sweet jams of Noisechoir x Uche, DJs KidSlyce and Bird Peterson. An OKC lounge will be set up, where Industry Print Shop will make limited edition screen printed posters in celebration of the dating site's new DTF campaign (you get to define the “F”). 

Give Curtis Roush, the Bright Light Social Hour's frontman, the hometown hero's welcome he deserves at this free in-store performance at Waterloo Records at 5pm. Expect songs from his solo debut album, Cosmic Campfire Music—a meditation on love and loss composed on his laptop in motels, vans and his parents' spare bedroom.

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