Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: February 15-17, 2019

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: February 15-17, 2019

  1. Little Seedlings Storytime: China
    Friday, February 15 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd.
    Explore Chinese culture through storytelling and crafts! This month features Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin and Legend of the Milky Way by Jeanne M. Lee. Cost: Free w/ RSVP at http://aarcatx.eventbrite.com
  2. Hidden Figures Screening
    Friday, February 15 | from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. | APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.
    Hidden Figures (PG) is a story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. All ages welcome. Watch and discover family friendly films at the Austin Public Library while enjoying a snack.
  3. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Free Outdoor Screening
    Friday, February 15  | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
    Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village.
    Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards and cash accepted!). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.
  4. Pre-School Stem Saturday
    Saturday, February 16 | from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Palm Valley Lutheran Church, 2500 E. Palm Valley
    You are invited to join us for a hands-on STEM exploration event for preschoolers. It will feature a variety of activities and stations, including a teddy bear clinic, so be sure to bring your favorite teddy for a check-up!  All stations presented by Early Childhood educators and local STEM-related businesses.
  5. Central Texas Teen and Kids Comic Con (Round Rock)
    Saturday, February 16 | from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. | Round Rock High School, 210 Deep Wood Dr., Round Rock
    When students have the opportunity to meet an author or hear them speak in person, we see a much higher independent reading rate.  This FREE EVENT is a graphic novel and comic convention aimed at offering teens, kids, and educators the chance to interact with popular authors and illustrators, participate in workshops, and showcase their creativity.  We have a fantastic line-up of authors and workshop presenters, and students will have the opportunity to enter the art contest and cosplay contest.
  6. Gus Garcia Rec Center Kite Making Workshop
    Saturday, February 16 | from 1 to 3 p.m. | Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Ln.
    Make a kite with Gus Garcia Recreation Center and let them fly high in the sky! There will be lots of fun including games, snacks, and a bounce house! FREE! All ages welcome.
  7. Ancient Spear Throwing (Lockhart)
    Saturday, February 16 | from 2 to 3 p.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Rd., Lockhart
    Join to learn the basics of prehistoric hunting with an atlatl! Before the bow and arrow, Native Americans hunted with the atlatl and dart. Join us to learn about this ancient hunting tool, and try it for yourself! All equipment is provided. Recommended for ages 10. Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult, free for children 12 & under).
  8. Third Sundays Austin Flea
    Sunday, February 17 | from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd.
    Join for the Third Sunday series of The Austin Flea at the fabulous Radio Coffee & Beer. The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more! Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages! Handmade. Vintage. Local.
  9. The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America
    Sunday, February 17 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St.
    Extraordinary drawings, sketches, photographs, art objects, and handcrafted furniture offer a new and detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America. Discover how this innovative design movement transformed the homes and lives of ordinary people and how it continues to influence modern design. Open daily with tours every day at noon. Free admission.
  10. Saccharine Sundays With Honey Son
    Sunday, February 17 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.
    An evening of music in the vein of lo-fi/soul/R&B. Honey Son is a solo performance by Mars Wright, whose live set involves a toolkit of instruments, loopers, samplers, synths, and effects to craft sound and scenery that compliment sweet, syrupy vocals. FREE!

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About the Author

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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