Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: December 28-30, 2018

Another fantastic weekend is here, and there are so many great things to do in and around Austin. Here are the top 10 FREE Austin events happening this weekend.

Weekend Top 10 FREE Austin Events: December 28-30, 2018

  1. Mario Kart 8 Wii U Tournament
    Friday, December 28 | at 12 p.m. | APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln.
    Something for the whole family! The game is rated E for Everyone by ESRB and recommended for ages 6 and up. Adults are welcome to compete. Sign-up begins 30 minutes prior to start time. The first 32 people to sign up are guaranteed a spot to play. Controllers will be provided but you may also bring your own. TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:University Hills Branch | Friday, 12/28, 2 p.m., Manchaca Road Branch | Thursday, 1/3, 3:30 p.m., St. John Branch | Friday, 1/4, 2 p.m., Twin Oaks Branch | Saturday, 1/5, 2 p.m. Wildcard and Grand Championship: Central Library | Sunday, 1/13, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  2. Bad Advice Friday
    Friday, December 28 | from 6  to 9 p.m. | Independence Brewing Company, 3913 Todd Ln., Ste 607
    Enjoy the last Bad Advice Showcase of the year! Country, Pop, Americana, and a Little Espanol!! Live music and craft beer! Big Joe 6, Amanda Lynea 6:30, Jay 7, Juliette and Hal 7:30, Ram 8, Amanda Adrain 8:30
  3. Clayton Gardner at Lone Star Court
    Friday, December 28 | at 9 p.m. | Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Dr.
    Clayton Gardner is poised for the height of his career with two Top 20 albums on his record and a fresh country sound that is true to his roots, and yet rivals the best of today’s hit country.
  4. Mozart’s Annual Light Show 
    Friday, December 28 through Sunday, December 30 | from 6 to 11 p.m. |
    Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
    The 9th Annual Joyous Mozart’s Christmas Light Show is here and better than ever! This year is an on-going experience with over one million LED lights, a giant coffee mug, and more. New this year is the Cobalt Blue Piano that will be played by pianist all season long. They also have a German Market in the parking lot serving warm treats as you walk in. Whether you’ve been before or not, this is the year to add the Mozart’s Light Show to your calendar!
  5. Hack Your Ramen
    Saturday, December 29 | at 11 a.m. | APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln.
    Add fresh and frozen ingredients to your instant ramen to make it tastier and healthier. They’ll provide all the fixins, you just bring your appetite! Free to the public, preferred ages of 10-18.
  6. Fortnite Dance Party
    Saturday, December 29 | at 2 p.m. | APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln.
    Join for an end-of-the-year FortNite Dance Party where we’ll team up and play as squads or 50 vs. 50 on laptops, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xboxes. They’ll also have Just Dance, great music, and dance challenges. Ages 13-18.
  7. House Blessings
    Saturday, December 29 | from 12 to 1:30 p.m. | Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd. 
    It’s time to welcome new neighbors into the Community First! Village. Join to celebrate their homecoming this weekend. Be sure and RSVP so that we can have an accurate headcount, and get ready to be a part of an incredibly special day. Please click HERE to sign up to bring a housewarming gift. Meet at the Unity Hall Sanctuary.
  8. Lone Star Farmer’s Market
    Sunday, December 30 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.
    Every Sunday from 10 a.m. –  2 p.m. on the Central Plaza lawn for the Lone Star Farmers Market., shop over 40 local vendors, enjoy live music & Hill Country Galleria shops and restaurants.
  9. December Sunday Shindigs
    Sunday, December 30 | at 5 p.m. | Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, 121 Pickle Rd., Ste. 111
    Bring your friends, order a cocktail + s’mores and enjoy free live music every Sunday in December under the holiday lights. Artists TBD.
  10. Jennifer Jackson at Lone Star Court
    Friday, December 28 | at 9 p.m. | Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Dr.
    Jenifer Jackson and Jon Notarthomas perform country classics and country originals with upbeat, classy and sweet harmonies.​

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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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