Who says all of the fun that Austin has to offer has to be saved for the weekend? This list is so full of weekday fun, it’s inconceivable! Thanks to our partnership with KXAN, this week’s list includes a screening of a fantasy classic, some special storytimes, and a spooky history lesson!
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.
Princess Adventures Storytime – Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m. You are invited to a Princess Adventures storytime! Princess Adventures is a local group that promotes “stories with a purpose,” focusing on anti-bullying and inclusion. They will be here to read some books and talk to us about their unique program, which helps readers build and customize their own stories online.
BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Family Night: Storyteller, Bernadette Nason
– Tuesday, October 24 from 6-7 p.m. Join storyteller, Bernadetter Nason, as she delights her listeners with two Not-So-Spooky-Stories. Bernadette Nason is a multiple award-winning storyteller, writer, and actress. She hails from England, lives in Austin, and performs all over the world. Nason has been a touring artist with the Texas Commission on the Arts since 2002, telling stories annually to over 30,000 students, Pre-K through high school.
Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.
Community Cinema: The Princess Bride
– Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Mobiles Loaves & Fishes invites you to a FREE movie night at the Community First! Village. Bring chairs and a blanket to enjoy the family classic, The Princess Bride
, with family, friends, and dogs on leashes. The event starts at 7 p.m. so you can pick your spot and grab some snacks (available for purchase, cash preferred), with the movie starting at sundown. Though the event is free, a $5 donation is appreciated when you RSVP
to the event, as proceeds benefit this great nonprofit.
Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.
Shops & Hops
– Thursday, October 26 from 7-9 p.m. Hill Country Galleria is hosting its annual Shops & Hops event. Guests are invited to discover great beers from all around the world while shopping the eclectic mix of businesses at the Hill Country Galleria. The event will start at Twin Liquors, where guests can pick up a guide/map, which also acts as a ticker to all the stops. Hill Country Galleria shopping bags filled with exclusive offers will also be available to participants at this FREE event.
Hill Country Galleria 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.
Travis County History Day: Histories and Mysteries
– Friday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Exploring Travis County’s Extra-ordinary Past: Lost treasure, unsolved crimes, haunted buildings, and more – come join us as we find out more about Travis County’s extraordinary past. Learn about the serial killer in the 1800s that left Austin in terror; the story behind Austin’s one-of-a-kind moonlight towers; where you might find ghosts lurking around town; and, where buried treasure might still be found. It may be spooky, but you won’t want to miss it. Story-telling, food, and giveaways await. Featuring speakers Jeffrey Kerr, J.R. Galloway, and Michael Barnes. A screening of the film “The Last of the Moonlight Towers” will begin at 11 a.m. FREE and open to the public.
Travis County Office in the Hall of Government, 700 Lavaca St, Austin.