What’s Up? Weekly: April 15-19, 2019

Looking for things to do in Austin this week? What’s Up Weekly highlights some of the exciting Austin events featured on our Free Fun Calendar!

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The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.


Gilmore Girls Trivia
Monday, April 15 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Growler USA, 609 W. 29th St.
Kiss a boy on aisle three, shoplift a box of cornstarch, and run on over to tell your best friend about Gilmore Girls Trivia! Come on down to Ms. Pattys Dance School, also known as Growler USA Austin on Monday, April 15 starting 7 p.m. for the Stars Hollow town meeting. Don’t forget to bring plenty of Dorsal fins and Cucamonga for everyone. For reservations visit: https://gilmoregraustin.eventbrite.com Seating will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early. You will not be guaranteed a seat after if you arrive late, after 6:45 p.m.

Mega Mutt Mondays
Monday, April 15 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey St.
Your dog’s favorite hang out session is back at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden! Join for the first Mega Mutt Monday of 2019 on APRIL 15! We’ll have vendors, live music and drink specials on a couple of your favorite Hops and Grain beer! Austin Animal Center will be in the garden with their cutest adoptable dogs and all Woof Wurst sales will benefit the center.

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pFarmer’s Market
Tuesday, April 16 | from 3 to 7 p.m. | The Green Red Barn in Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.
The Pfarmers Market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. Vendors sell a variety of seasonal produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, okra, garlic, melons, peaches and grapes; artisan baked goods; honey; flowers; eggs; free-range meats; jarred salsas, pickles and jams; fruits and plants. Craft items are often available for purchase, and live music is on site on selected dates. Remember, when you shop at the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market, you are supporting local farms and small businesses. Cash is preferred. Credit card purchases depend on the vendor’s capability.

PJ Story Time and Stuffed Animal Sleepover 
Tuesday, April 16 | from 6:15 to 7 p.m. | Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing
Bring a stuffed animal or doll to PJ Story Time (or anytime on April 16th) and let them stay overnight at the library! The next day, pick up your friend to find out about their exciting night!

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Donation Based Storytime Yoga
Wednesday, April 17 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. | The Little Yoga House, 2700 West Anderson Ln., Ste. 229
Bring your kids of all ages (babies are very welcome) to watch their favorite stories come to life through yoga poses in this donation based class! If you’ve never visited the studio, this is a great way to get an idea of what kids yoga looks like! They request that you register online beforehand.

Free Kickboxing at Republic Square
Wednesday, April 17 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe
Join KNOCKOUT at Republic Square for a FREE cardio kickboxing event series unlike any other workout you have experienced. Jab, cross, hook and kick to the beat of the music then get ready to hit the ground for a killer core section. Giveaways from Under Armour and Massage Sway. One lucky winner will go home with an entire days’ worth of food from SNAP Kitchen and 5 class pack from KNOCKOUT! No equipment needed! Towel or yoga mat suggested for core work. Athletic shoes and clothes are highly recommended. Learn more and RSVP here.

Bike Night at the DAC
Wednesday, April 17 | from 7 to 9 p.m. |  Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.
Celebrate Austin’s vibrant cycling community with the DAC and local bike nonprofits including the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, and Social Cycling Austin. Learn how to transform kitty litter buckets into bike baskets with Bikes Across Borders, and enjoy a screening of the short film “Like Riding a Bike.” Make old things new again with Ghisallo Cycling Initiative who will lead crafting projects using upcycled bike parts. Bikers and bike-enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome to join!

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Suds Monkey’s 2nd Annual Eggtastic Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday, April 18 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Sud’s Monkey Brewing Co., 1032 Canyon Bend Drive Ste A
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Eggtastic filled evening. We will have Critters to snuggle from Carly’s Critter Camp and carnival style games, including a special game sponsored by Locktite of Dripping Springs. They will be showing the moviePlease bring your baskets to fill.. there will be plenty of eggs and treats to go around. And maybe catch a visit by the Easter Bunny… Tummy empty? Hop’d Up Pizza will be slinging pies and wings while Le Muse will serve up some tasty treats. Due to the overwhelming response last year they have set up with Eventbrite to issue FREE tickets to our Suds Monkey Easter Egg Hunt. Limited tickets so please register here : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suds-monkey-easter-egg-hunt-tickets-60171054243.

College Planning 101
Thursday, April 18 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Spicewood Springs Branch, APL, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Access College America is excited to offer a FREE college planning workshop for parents with high school kids! Discover pathways for success in this one hour presentation and hear from an actual college admission’s expert!

UT Brainstorms Conversation on the Brain
Thursday, April 18 | at 7 p.m. | LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River St.
The Department of Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin is excited to announce the topic for their next UT Brainstorms – The Regenerating Brain, A Conversation About How Growing New Neurons Relates to Learning, Anxiety and Depression, with Dr. Michael Drew! It will be held Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m., at the LBJ Auditorium on the UT Austin campus. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: UTBrainstorms.com (or Email: [email protected] / Phone: (512) 232-7594). The purpose of UT Brainstorms is to connect with the Austin community, and ultimately with the Texas community, to inform and educate about neuroscience research and the influences it has on our daily lives. We seek a two-way conversation where we share our expertise about the brain and we listen to what it means in people’s lives and to the challenges they face as it relates to the brain. Attendance is free, and complimentary parking is available on-site at LBJ on a first-come, first-served basis

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Little Seedlings: Thailand
Friday, April 19 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd.
Explore Thai culture through storytelling and crafts! This month features The Girl Who Wore Too Much by Margaret Read MacDonald & Yvonne Lebrun Davis and Hush! by Minfong Ho & Holly Meade. Free with RSVP! To RSVP, visit aarcatx.eventbrite.com.

Food Truck Fridays
Friday, April 19 | from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Rpublic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe
Presenting Food Truck Fridays this spring at Republic Square! Come enjoy your lunch break outside on Fridays in March and April. Each week will feature two popular local food trucks. From lobster rolls to BBQ to arepas, there is something for everyone! This week’s trucks are Four Brothers and
Andrea’s Eats.

Sound in Sculpture
Friday, April 19 | at 6 and 7:30 p.m. | Zlotnik Family Ballroom, Robert B. Rowling Hall (RRH), 300 W Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Sound in Sculpture returns for a fifth year, once again as part of the dynamic, city-wide Fusebox Festival! This event invites students from the Butler School of Music to write and perform music inspired by work in the Landmarks collection. This year, all 6 composers will compose original music inspired by the same work of art, a 4,000 square-foot mural by Brooklyn-artist José Parlá. Events are free and open to the public. Sound in Sculpture is a partnership between Landmarks, Texas Performing Arts, the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, and Fusebox Festival

Check out the Free Fun Calendar for even more ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.

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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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