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Needing a day or night out without the kids? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best FREE date nights and day events in Austin this week.
Tuesday, November 12 through Monday, November 18
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Waterloo Greenway’s Creek Show
Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday, November 17 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Downtown Austin, Between 9th and 12th Streets
Austin’s signature fall event is back! Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s 6th Annual Creek Show takes place November 7 through November 17 and runs from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. On display between 9th and 12th streets, you don’t want to miss this free event featuring light-based art that attracted more than 50,000 visitors last year!This year’s installations include Aurora by 1909B, Downstream Upcycle by Design Workshop, The Ghost Boat by Nelsen Partners, Light House by Norma Sunny, m e a n d e r by frankev, and String Theory by Boka Powell. Attendees can also enjoy live music performances each night, family activities, and photo opps! To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/2Mn0b6Q.
Free Fun In Austin continues to highlight Austin area locations and activities that may not be available at this time. We encourage you to take all safety measures to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. It is our hope that the stories and features on this site will help inform your plans in the future.
The Michael Hale Trio and Mac Mcintosh at Half Step
Tuesday, November 12 | from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Half Step Bar, 75 1/2 Rainey Street
Every Tuesday night The Michael Hale Trio and Mac Mcintosh brings BrotherMac Church to Rainey Street. Be ready to dance to your favorite blues and jazz tunes while enjoying craft cocktails including the BrotherMac Signature Cocktail from the mixologists at Half Step Bar. This has been called by many the best place to be on Tuesday nights in Austin.
Texas Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, November 13 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | Mueller, 4209 Airport Boulevard at the Browning Hangar
Shop a selection of seasonal vegetable produce, pastured chicken eggs, goat meat, and assorted pickles at the Teas Farmers Market under the Mueller Hanger. Rain or shine all year long. Every Wednesday. Free parking, live music, after work snack or dinner, all your groceries, colorful vegetables, and so much more. Check events for guest chef cooking demos, outdoor movie nights, and short talks on things you didn’t know about local agriculture and kitchen techniques.
November Wine Walk
Thursday, November 14 | from 5 to 9 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
The Hill Country Galleria’s Wine Walk is held the 2nd Thursday of every month. Guests can shop a variety of retailers at the Galleria while discovering great wines from all over the world. Walkers and wine enthusiasts will start at Twin Liquors to pick up a map of the Wine Walk, and the map will also serve as a ticket for each wine walk stop. The walk is organized so that the last stop is a restaurant for attendees to then hang out and end the night with dinner. This event is open to everyone, so join friends, family, groups or a date for a fun way to spend Thursday evening.
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (2019) Free Outdoor Screening w/ Tarrytown UMC
Friday, November 15 | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Road
Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Tarrytown United Methodist Church invite you to a free movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards only, cash no longer accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.
Saturday, November 16 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | Austin Nature & Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive
Join the Austin Nature & Science Center for Fall Fest on November 16, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. Get an up close look at the sky though our telescopes. Explore the stars inside our planetarium. Relax by a cozy fire and enjoy a fun fall evening with nature enthusiasts.
EP Release Concert: Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good
Sunday, November 17 | from 8 to 10 p.m. | Cosmic Coffee Beer Garden, 121 Pickle Road
SXSW 2020 official artists Gilmore and Good are releasing a joint EP titled “Brown Eyes” with a concert at Cosmic Coffee Beer Garden. NO COVER.
Free Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking Class
Monday, November 18 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Wheatsville Food Co-Op, 4001 South Lamar Boulevard
It’s time for the monthly FREE cooking show at Wheatsville South Lamar! Join ATX Vegans in welcoming the Mendoza Family from Mr. Natural as they take us through a big VEGAN MEXICAN THANKSGIVING MEAL – with samples! RSVP required.
Check out the Free Fun Calendar for more date nights and other ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.