- The Compassion Experience (Buda) (RSVP) – Monday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. This family-friendly event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope. FREE but RSVP is required here. The Connection Church, 1235 South Loop 4, Buda.
- Little Red Riding Hoodie: A Fractured Fairytale of Fantastical Proportions – Monday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. Prompted by a dream involving a genie and a magic lamp, Little Red commences a journey through the forest in order to bring her ailing mother her famous Gluten-Free Vegan Beet Kale Muffins. This funny, interactive, and visually compelling original piece about courage, empathy and resolution is suitable for all ages, but geared toward children ages 3 to 7. The show is about half an hour long. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. FREE! Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
- National Reuse Day – Thursday, October 22 from 6-7:45 p.m. Celebrate National Reuse Day with Austin Creative Reuse by reusing old record album covers to make beautiful nested gift boxes. This event is open to all ages. FREE! Austin Creative Reuse in Lincoln Village, 6406 N IH 35, Ste #1801, Austin.
Movies in the Park: Casper – Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 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. FREE! Dick Nichols Park, 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin.This event has been canceled.
- As You Like It – An Apocalyptic Romantic Comedy – Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. En Route Productions and Shakespeare On The Farm present As You Like It. Anyone and everyone is welcome. FREE but donations are appreciated. Rain Lily Farm, 914 Shady Ln, Austin.
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