Now that the summer has come to an end and we're settling into fall, it's becoming a lot harder to convince our friends to leave their cozy homes. Sometimes our options are limited as a result of the bad weather, and on other occasions we just simply don't know what our city has to offer.
If you’re more the type to spend time cozied up with your partner or family—don’t worry, there’s something here for you too. Today we’re proposing a series of apps that will help you to fill up your week with things to look forward to. Some of the features these apps have are pretty similar, so you could browse across two or three of them at the same time to make sure you’re up to speed with everything going on in your area.
Eventbrite is one of the most popular apps in this category. It lists a massive collection of events that are happening near you, tailored to your interests and with various hashtags which make browsing for something perfect that much easier.
You can also take a look at the most popular events at that moment in time, sneak a peek at what your friends are up to, and even filter by date and show only the events that are free.
Vamos - The Event Guide is another interesting alternative that will show you a more general selection of events, ordered by popularity and date/time. You can also choose to view only those events that are related to food, sports, or music, as well as look at the number of attendees (good if you want to avoid big crowds).
When you mark an event as a favorite, the app will get a sense for your tastes and generate suggestions based on them. The range of offers isn’t as comprehensive, however, as that of other apps that do the same job.
Fever is probably the most effective and popular app in this group. With a modern and interactive design, the app lets you select all hashtags that fall within your interests (#food, #music, #party, #beach, #theater, and so on).
The information about each event it thorough, and the app can divide results into ‘Now’ and ‘Discover’, via which you can filter by date, location, and type of event. The app is enhanced even further if your friends are involved, and don’t forget to add ‘influencers’ so you know which events are being picked up by those setting the trends.
Songkick is the perfect tool for discovering the best gigs in your city. The app links with Spotify and imports your favorite artists (but you can also select them manually if you so wish). Keep the app updated to be the first in the know when one of your favorite bands announces a new date in your city.
It’s an extremely useful app, especially if you’re one of those people who tends to hear about a gig when it’s already too late to book tickets. Tinker with your favorites list and keep it up to date to make sure you never miss out.
Groupon is another great way of finding out what’s going on in your city, with unbeatable prices to boot. If you’re at a loose end about what to do on a particular weekend and you don’t want to break the bank, this is is the app for you.
Groupon has loads of ideas, and a truly immense catalog of companies and events you’ve probably never even heard of. Groupon provides links to the official webpages of all the businesses, so you’ll always be able to get hold of the info you need.