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Tuesday, September 24 through Monday, September 30
Tuesday, September 24 | All Day |Various Locations
On September 24, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) will host a citywide benefit raising support for Austin musicians. For one day, Central Texans will have access to over 200 live performances from local musicians at venues in and around Austin. Select businesses, restaurants and retail outlets will be participating by donating 5% (or more) of their sales from the day back to HAAM. Time and cost will vary by location. Black donation boxes will also be placed within supporting venues where patrons can make monetary contributions to help keep music in Austin alive and well. Get out and shop, eat, drink and enjoy live music. Funds raised will go directly toward providing healthcare services for the musicians HAAM serves. For sponsorship information and additional details please visit myHAAM.org.
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B Movies and Bad History: Cowboys in Space
Tuesday, September 24 | from 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue
The Trivia Factory brings the nation’s best live hosted trivia night to Fareground! Join us for Trivia Night! The weekly event is free to play and there will be gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Gather your smartest friends and come down. There will be food available from Fareground partners, including TVL, Dai Due Taqueria, Henbit, Italic and Ni-Komé.
Central Market 25th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, September 26 | from 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Central Market Westgate and South Lamar, 4477 S. Lamar Boulevard and 4001 North Lamar
Central Market is celebrating 25 years of fun with food! Join us for a Fabulous Foodie Fete featuring tasting stations, live music, Visiting Chef demonstrations in the Cooking School, an Instagram wall, and a chance to win a $2500 CM Foodie gift basket. Register to attend this free event at centralmarket.com.
Speed Dating for Single and Busy Professionals : Age 30-45
Thursday, September 26 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Doc’s Backyard, 5207 Brodie Lane, #100
Speed dating in Austin is a fun and easy way to meet eligible singles, who are looking to mix and mingle. We are not just another speed dating business or company, we are Renvoo, the one of a kind Austin speed dating and singles event host. Our goal is to give you the best value for your money, while introducing you to eligible singles. More info here.
Movie Under the Stars: Avengers Endgame
Friday, September 27 | from 6:30 to 10 p.m. | Metz Rec Center, 2407 Canterbury Street
Free outdoor screening of Avengers Endgame at Metz Recreation Center. Bring your chairs, blankets & snacks for a FREE movie under the stars. Free popcorn and drink at each showing. One per person.
Aldrich Street Fair
Friday, September 27 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Mueller Austin, 4550 Mueller Boulevard
Aldrich Street is excited to host its annual Aldrich Street Fair on Friday, September 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy free food samples, drinks and activities from Aldrich Street businesses. Aldrich Street will be debuting a new aerial art installation as well. The event is free and complimentary parking is available in the McBee Street Garage.
Joey Ro Launch Party
Saturday, September 28| from 3 to 6 p.m. | Lustre Pearl East, 912-B E 11th Street
Bring your dog and join Joey Ro as we celebrate the launch of our new brand of mix and match accessories for pets and their people. Joey Ro is an Austin-based lifestyle brand for pets and their people. We offer high quality accessories that come in coordinating styles for pet parents who want to show off their special bond with their fur baby. To help fund our production run, we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign where backers can pre-order products at a special discount. We’re celebrating our launch with friends at Lustre Pearl East and we’d love for you to join us. RSVP required to attend.
Hill Country Galleria Concert Series
Saturday, September 28 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
Hill Country Galleria, premier lifestyle center located west of downtown Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is excited to announce the return of its Saturday Night Concert Series. Kicking off on September 14 with The Peterson Brothers, this music series will be hosted by Austin City Limits Radio and features local favorites such as Charlie Mars, Bob Schneider, and Fastball, and Guy Forsyth and Jeska Bailey Band. The concerts take place in the Central Plaza and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Admission is free and dogs are welcome.
St. Elmo’s Third Annual Oktoberfest
Sunday, September 29 | all day | St. Elmo Brewing, 440 E St. Elmo Road
Break out the lederhosen and stretch your stein hoisting arm for St Elmo’s third annual Oktoberfest party Sunday, Sept 29. Enjoy German Biergarten games, a stein hoist competition, polka music and sing along with the Czech Melody Masters from 4-7pm, and the release of “Schlagen”, an oak-lagered Oktoberfest (6.5% ABV). Make sure to get a good beer base with Soursop’s special German inspired menu for the day.
Math Club for Adults
Monday, September 30 | at 6:30 p.m. | Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina Street
This is a club for adults with an interest in Mathematics. Participants must have an understanding of basic algebra. This is not a tutoring or a test prep class although you may come to get help with challenging areas. This is a place for enthusiasts of mathematics to learn and grow. Classes are limited to 15 adults and registration is required.
Check out the Free Fun Calendar for even more ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.
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