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.
Oktoberfest Accordion Concert (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. A nonstop variety show featuring the accordion, presented by the Central Texas Accordion Association. Performers include: Lori Brooke, Larry Nickel, Rollie Revering, The Rudy-Gus Trio, M.O.V.E., Markus Baggio, Laura Niland, Joe Klaus, The Three Amigos, Chris Rybak. Also featuring a comedy skit and room for dancing. FREE! Pflugerville Rec Center, 400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville.
Sukkot Laser Tag Funday – Wednesday, October 19 from 4-7:00 p.m. Sukkot fun for the whole community. Celebrating the Festival of Huts, eat in a Sukkah, shake the lulav, make holiday crafts, schmooze, and play outdoor Laser Tag with the whole family. Admission is FREE! Food will be available for purchase. Hebrew Preperatory School, 2127 W Parmer Ln, Austin.
Halloween Carnival & Haunted House – Thursday, October 20 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Goblins and ghosts will enjoy FREE music, door prizes, games, and costume contest. Dare to enter the Metz Haunted House ($1 per person). Metz Rec Center, 2704 Canterbury St, Austin.
Texas Tip-Off (RSVP) – Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. Year two of the Shaka Smart era is here and, for the second straight season, Texas Men’s Basketball begins the year in the heart of The University of Texas campus. Join them as they continue preparation for the 2016-17 season. Claim your FREE tickets now to reserve your spot. All seating is general admission inside Gregory Gym on a first-come, first-served basis, and fans are encouraged to line up outside the gym entrance on Thursday afternoon in advance of doors opening at 6 p.m. The first 1,000 fans through the doors can claim free T-shirts, courtesy of Raising Cane’s. Only the first 3,000 fans will be admitted. Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway, Austin.
Movies in the Park: Jurassic Park – Thursday, October 20 at 7:15 p.m. Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation, and presented by the #1 movie theater in America, the Alamo Drafthouse. Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Rated PG-13. FREE! Palm Park, 711 E 3rd St, Austin.
Fairytale Threads Austin – Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hundreds of families are selling the clothes, toys, and gear their kids have outgrown for prices that will make you smile. You’ll find clothes from newborn through teen sizes, shoes, books, gear, toys–tens of thousands of items, all clearly priced, organized, and under one roof. Admission is FREE! Austin Sports Center South, 425 Woodward St, Austin.
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