NEXT Nights are a series of unique signature events. They are free of charge for KLRU NEXT members, and ticketed at a marginal cost for the Austin community. Enjoy fun and experiential looks into PBS and KLRU as you sip signature drinks, sample local cuisine and enjoy a hands-on activity alongside other civic-minded young professionals.
We have lots of KLRU fun in store this year, including:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Great British Baking Show
6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Mercury Hall
The new season of The Great British Baking Show returns this summer to PBS and, to celebrate, we’re hosting a night where dessert comes first on the menu.
We couldn’t have a Great British Baking Show party without the sweets! Sample treats from some of our favorite pastry chefs and dessert spots in town:
- Juliann Stoddart, Pastry Chef at Parkside
- Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
- SRSLY Chocolate
- Soraiya Nagree, Owner of La Pâtisserie
Decorate your own dessert with Kellie's Baking Co. You can even compete to be Star Baker and win fun KLRU prizes!
Pose with your posse in our photobooth dedicated to everything sweet and Great British Baking Show.
Drink beverages by local favorite brewery Live Oak Brewing Company.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Waller Creek Boathouse
Head down to the water in the beautiful Waller Creek Boathouse to learn about the bats that help make Austin so unique.
VR & Photobooth Experience
Fly like a bat, explore a cave and more with Samsung VR. Then glide over and take a picture in the Samsung photobooth!
Stretch Your Wings
Show off your best bat pose at our bat wing wall.
Did you know bats are prolific pollinators? Grab a popsicle from GoodPop, made of watermelon and agave, two ingredients we can thank bats for!
Sip on fresh coconuts and decorate them at the bat garnish bar.
Drink beverages by wine, beer and cocktails by Twin Liquors.
Time To Fly
At the end of the night, head down to the dock and watch the 1.5 million bats take flight!
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Spooky Night with Strange Town
6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ The Clay Pit
1601 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Join us for the final NEXT Night of 2017! Strange Town is KLRU’s very own local production that investigates paranormal activity in and around Austin. The Clay Pit is the haunted site of Episode 8, and where we’ll spend a spooky night with KLRU NEXT!
This isn’t a bedtime story. Listen as we hear the many ghost tales of The Clay Pit, watch scenes from Episode 8 and see exactly where each paranormal encounter happened around the building.
Learn about the equipment used in the paranormal investigations, and see it used live in the room with Strange Town hosts Billy Driver and Mark Morrow.
Visit the Wineroom
Tour underneath the restaurant to the basement wineroom, if you dare - this is where many of the paranormal encounters have taken place over the years.
Taste bites from our favorite Indian food spot – that also happens to be our venue for the night – The Clay Pit.
Did you know members of KLRU NEXT attend the full NEXT Nights season for free, plus a guest?
When you join NEXT, your gift supports your local PBS station.