Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: January 11-13, 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 to help you ring in the new year!! 

Weekend Top 10 FREE Austin Events: January 4-6, 2019

  1. Free Sportball Day
    Friday, January 11 | at 10:15 & 11 a.m. | North West Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr.
    Join for a Sportball Class January 11 at the North West Recreation Center! Sportball’s award winning mulit sport program is so much fun! Bring your child to the first day of programs to experience it for yourself. Over the course of a season children will learn the basics of eight different sports in a fun and creative way taught by professional coaches. 10:15 through 11 a.m., 18 months – 2 year old, Parent and child class. Parents get to participate in the class! From 11 to 12 p.m., 3-5 year old Coach and Child class. Parents do not need to participate but can wait outside and watch or run an errand.
  2. Friday Matinee Incredibles 2
    Friday, January 11 | at 3:30 p.m. | APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St.
    Watch and discover new films at the Austin Public Library.
  3. How to Train Your Dragon Free Outdoor Screening
    Friday, January 11 | 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. Austin’s 2nd Catio Tour
    Saturday, January 12 | from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Various
    Hosted by Travis Audubon, Austin’s premier wildlife conservation organization, the self-guided tour seeks to inspire cat owners to build or buy their own outdoor cat enclosure so their feline friends can enjoy safe outdoor time. The tour features backyard enclosures from DIY to designer. A cat patio or Catio lets frisky felines exercise, play out hunting instincts and snooze in the sun safely. They can’t kill birds, and cats are protected from dogs, cars, coyotes, and other outdoor hazards. The screened spaces can be elaborate, freestanding structures outfitted with sunbathing perches, ramps and spiral staircases or a series of inexpensive wood and wire cubes. Maps will be provided prior to event. This is a self-guided tour, and you can visit as many or as few of the catios as you’d like. The catios can be visited from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  COST: Free! Suggested donation of $10 per person.
  5. Weekend Workout at South Congress Hotel: Mat Pilates with Castle Hill Fitness
    Saturday, January 12 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | South Congress Hotel, 1603 South Congress Ave.

    Join South Congress Hotel for their monthly wellness series titled Weekend Workouts, happening on a rotating Saturday each month from 10 to 11 a.m. This Saturday, January 12th, South Congress Hotel welcomes Stephanie Wright of Castle Hill Fitness for a lesson in mat pilates in the SCH Event Space. Capacity is limited and RSVPs can be made at the following link: https://weekendworkout.splashthat.com/. Food and beverages will be available for purchase after the event.
  6. Tumbles of Round Rock Grand Opening (Round Rock)
    Saturday, January 12 | from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Tumbles of Round Rock, 2711 La Frontera Blvd., Ste. 110, Round Rock

    Want to know what Tumbles is all about? Tumbles of Round Rock is having a FREE ‘Grand Opening’ event at our location in the La Frontera Shopping Center and we want all of YOU to come and check us out! This is the perfect opportunity to get all the information you need while your kids enjoy our Tumble Zone play structure and all aspects of our indoor gym. Let’s get ready to Tumble! FREE admission and refreshments!
  7. Family Saturday – Seeing Double
    Saturday, January 12 | from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St.
    You’ll have twice the fun at this month’s workshop, inspired by a new sculpture at Laguna Gloria,”the twins”, by artist Nic Nicosia. Make a mirror-image work of art, then double down on an interactive performance by actors from the Hideout Theatre! Workshop free with reservation. Reserve your spot on-line. Have twice the fun at this month’s workshop by making a mirror-image work of art. Interactive performance too by Hideout Theatre.
  8. It’s a New Year! at UMLAUF
    Sunday, January 13 | from 12 to 4 p.m. | Possum Park, 701 E 53rd St.
    On the second Sunday of each month, the UMLAUF features a line-up of activities for families and friends to enjoy with a full day of fun activities. This event is free and open to the public!
  9. Yoga at Williamson Family Campus
    Sunday, January 13 | from 1 to 2 p.m. | Williamson Family Campus, 1607 Colony Creek Dr.
    Yoga For All at Williamson Family Campus. All levels welcome. Donation-based class. BYOM (Bring your own mat). Families are welcome
  10. Get Fit 2019! Annual Free Day of Fitness
    Sunday, January 13 | from 1 to 4:30 p.m. | Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd St.
    GET FIT 2019, Ballet Austin’ Free Day of Fitness & Pilates is an annual favorite! Every day is a good day to make healthy choices, but January is the perfect time to renew and revive your health and fitness goals…especially when it’s FREE! Make plans to attend GET FIT on January 13 and kick off the new year inspired, motivated, and ready to either begin or maintain a healthier life. Sample a variety of fitness, dance fitness, and conditioning classes, try the Pilates reformer, learn more about living healthy, visit with local health and wellness experts in our exhibit area, sample healthy foods, hear presentations from experts in the field, and have fun! Free 20-minute classes.

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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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