Top 5 FREE Weekday Events: October 31 – November 4, 2016

You can catch our top five picks for free weekday fun in Austin every Monday morning on KXAN! Here are some of the exciting events you should put on your calendar this week.

Top 5 Free Things to do in Austin

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Storytime – Monday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m. This storytime will be filled with BookPeople’s favorite type of treats – new books. Storytime will feature stories full of monsters, ghosts, and witches (but none of them will be too scary). Then, after storytime, join the costume parade around the store, which ends with a free book to bring home. Perfect for witches and wizards ages 7 and under. Can’t make the storytime and parade? BookPeople will be handing out books to trick-or-treaters all day. Kids can stop by anytime on October 31st for a special Halloween treat. (While supplies last.) FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Starry Nights at Girlstart (RSVP) – Thursday, November 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Girlstart’s Mini-Planetarium is a unique space for families to explore astronomy. November’s Starry Night will feature Native American Mythology Star Shows. All ages welcome. FREE but RSVP is required here. Girlstart, 1400 W Anderson Lane, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents The Nutcracker – Friday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m. The Nutcracker is a classic, charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, and an army of mice. Enhanced by Tchaikovsky’s much-loved score, Literature Live! brings the story to life with puppets. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Alejandro Escovedo In-Store Performance – Friday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m. FREE! 600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

First Friday Block Party – Friday, November 4 from 6-9:00 p.m. Pint House Pizza will be taking over the taps with their beloved brews, and Fond will fortify you against the coming cold with their warm and delicious bone broth. 5th Dimension Books, Austin’s Weird, Wandering Book Store, will be paying a visit, so you can check out their eclectic collection while enjoying live music on the in.gredients stage. Consider treating yourself to a chair massage with Devon of One Love Healing Center or just enjoy the company of two adorable Longhorn calves being brought by local farm Deer Run Longhorn. Admission is FREE! in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin.

For much more weekday fun around Austin, check out What’s Up? Weekly!

About the Author

Heidi Gollub
Heidi Gollub is the founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning website Free Fun in Austin.com. When not running around on adventures with her five children–ages three to 15–she volunteers for the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and shares content with the local news.  Recently, Heidi was a speaker at Mom 2.0 and the Texas Conference for Women.