Your Austin Weekend Has Arrived! These Are The Best Free Streaming Events Happening May 1 through 3, 2020

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During the quarantine, we’re focusing on digital live streams and events you can log onto for free! While life may be a little bit different right now, a weekend is still a weekend.

Here are the top 10 live stream and digital events to help you celebrate your Austin weekend!

  1. Visit With A Librarian
    Friday, May 1 | from 10 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. | Hosted by: Westbank Libraries
    Click here to visit with a librarian.Maybe you have a question, maybe you need help with something, or maybe you just want to say hi. We miss you and hope to see you online!
  2. Waterloo-In-Place: Live Art Class
    Friday, May 1 | from 1 to 2 p.m. | Hosted by: Waterloo Greenway
    Get creative with Ami Plasse in his “4-Minute Burn/Forgetful Drawing” workshop on Facebook Live! The class will be live streamed on Facebook. The full workshop will be viewable on our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channels after the broadcast.
  3. Couch Concerts with Chuck
    Friday, May 1 | from 6 to 7 p.m. | Hosted by: Austin Pets Alive
    Tune in every Friday at 6 p.m. to jam out with teacher and musician Chuck Harris! Catch the live stream on Facebook here.
  4. Longhorns City Limits At Home
    Friday, May 1 | at 6 p.m. | Hosted by: Texas Longhorns
    Here’s a way to really get the month started right: Longhorns City Limits at Home is happening tonight! The concert features Cory Morrow, Gina Chavez, Jackie Venson, Ray Benson, Tameca Jones, and many many more. More info here.
  5. A Free Night at the Movies Presented by Lionsgate
    Friday, May 1 | at 8 p.m. | Hosted by: Lionsgate
    In partnership with the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation and theaters across the nation, we are excited to announce #LionsgateLIVE: A Free Night At The Movies! Join the host Jamie Lee Curtis for 4 nights of free movies as we celebrate everything that we love about cinema, and support the people who make our theaters so extraordinary. The May 1 film is La La Land. Movies will be live on the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LionsgateLIVE/featured
  6. Virtual Hoppy Hour
    Saturday, May 2 | at 9 a.m. | Hosted by: Tiny Tail’s To You Austin’s Traveling Petting Zoo
    Virtually hang out with Tiny Tails to You Owner and Founder, Chelsea Phillips, and some of our adorable animals. Live stream will be available on Facebook Live or Instagram Live (@TinyTailsToYou)
  7. Texas Outdoor Family Camp-In
    Saturday, May 2 | from 1 to 8 p.m. | Hosted by: Texas Outdoor Family Texas Parks and Wildlife
    Join for the first virtual camp-in! Pitch your tent in the backyard, or build a fort in your living room– join Park Rangers from all over Texas State Parks for a camping trip to remember! Live Streams, Ask a Ranger, classes and programs, and more! Join throughout the day, stream a Park Ranger in your own living room, and submit your CampIn Photos and win a sticker by using #TexasOutdoorFamilyCampIn!
  8. Saturday Night Virtual Concert
    Saturday, May 2 | at 8 p.m. | Hosted by: Jomo & The Possum Posse

    Jomo & The Possum Posse will play some music, take some calls, give away some prizes, and have some drinks. They’ll do some new songs, and take as many requests as they can (go ahead and throw those in the comments whenever you want). They’ll try to keep it relatively kid friendly (PG-13 at most) for those of you who have little ears around you.
  9. Quarantine Players Present: A Staged Reading of Steel Magnolias
    Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3 | at 7 p.m. (Saturday) and 3 p.m. (Sunday) | Presented by:
    Patika Coffee
    Are you bored during this time of quarantine? Coronovirus got you down? Are you remembering to drink your juice? Well, then you’re in luck! Join us for a (semi) staged reading of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” and join the ladies of Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana as we celebrate laughter, love, and loss. We will be broadcasting a Zoom performance from the comforts of our own quarantined homes to the comforts of yours! Imagine it: a theatre performance you can watch in your cozy sweats with all the booze you want! We will be doing two performances over the course of the weekend in order to raise money for the Universal Food Bank and furloughed employees of Patika Coffee Shop. Everyone has been affected in some way or another by COVID-19, and the service industry in particular has been hit hard. They will be posting a digital “tip jar” to help raise funds and have them distributed to these wonderful people. So, join in on one (or both!) of these performances and help out a great cause!
  10. Luck and Amazon Music Present: Hello Walls
    Sunday, May 3 | at 8 p.m. | Presented by: Luck Reunion
    Each week Hello Walls will invite a host artist to curate a virtual open mic showcasing their favorite artists; all streamed from performers’ respective isolation stations. Viewers will have the ability to call in and speak to the host in real time, as well as learn more about the featured artists.

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The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.
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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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