What’s Up? Weekly: August 13-17, 2018

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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A Big thanks to this week’s sponsor, Outside Voice. If you’re a fan of the performing arts you won’t want to miss Outside Voice’s Performing Arts Day event, this Thursday, August 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. They’re hosting interactive performance workshops led by local artists at The High Road on Dawson. Discover how to write songs and potentially score a stellar grade in science class with Lucas Miller, “the Singing Zoologist”! Be heard and seen with Jason Phelps as he challenges you to engage your body, mind and speech to express your ideas creatively. Become fluent in the physical language of both performers and puppets with Glass Half Full Theatre. Come curious, leave inspired! This event is FREE and for all ages! Donations welcomed at the door. Please RSVP.

Monday

Paper Marbling Workshop
Monday, August 13 | from 3 to 5 p.m. | University Co-op Art Supply, 2234 Guadalupe St.
Learn to paper marble with the Co-op Art Supply staff! All supplies are provided.

Practice Yoga Austin YTT Presents Summer At The Springs
Monday, August 13 | from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd.
The tradition of #FreeYoga, #FreeSnacks & #FreeSwim continues for the 6th Annual Summer At The Springs! Practice Yoga Austin’s Teacher Trainers will be leading class every Monday night through August at 7:30 on the Zilker hillside. Post yoga fuel will be provided by Thunderbird Bar, Local Leaf Tea, Kosmic Kombucha, Curcuma, Rhythm Superfoods, Wildway, BE-KIND Snacks and Bento Picnic followed by Free Swim at Barton Springs!

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Tuesday

Free Baby Playtime at Toybrary (For 1-6 months old)
Tuesday, August 14 | from 1 to 3 p.m. | Toybrary, 2001 Justin Ln.
Join for a FREE baby play time at Toybrary Austin every Tuesday afternoon. Babies must be 1 mo. to 6 mos. to participate.

Kids Eat Free
Tuesday, August 14 | from 3 to 10 p.m. | Jenna’s Asian Kitchen, 12300 Ranch Rd. 620 N.
Kids eat free at Jenna’s Asian Kitchen on Tuesdays after 3 p.m. One free kids meal per adult entree purchase.

Summer Sunset Series Free Yoga
Tuesday, August 14 | from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Join for free yoga and live music every Tuesday through August 21. Yoga by @wanderlustyogaatx, juice power by @Southernpressedjuicery, experience and teacher outfit by @ovaustin.

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Wednesday

Slab BBQ Family Night
Wednesday, August 15 | from 4 to 9 p.m. | Slab BBQ, 7101 W Hwy 71 Ste. E1
Family Night! Kids under 12 eat free every Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m.

Sound & Cinema
Wednesday, August 15 | at 6 p.m. | Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
Oh those summer nights! In partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse and Do512, grab your friends and family and experience the cool vibes of Sound & Cinema on the Long Center’s front lawn—live and local music combined with classic movies and cult films projected onto the Drafthouse’s giant, inflatable outdoor screen. For each event, food trucks will open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the film screening after sunset.

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Thursday

Outside Voice Performing Arts Day
Thursday, August 16 | from 2 to 5 p.m. | The High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson Rd.
Join Outside Voice for interactive performance workshops led by local artists at The High Road on Dawson. Discover how to write songs and potentially score a stellar grade in science class with Lucas Miller, “the Singing Zoologist”! Be heard and seen with Jason Phelps as he challenges you to engage your body, mind and speech to express your ideas creatively. Become fluent in the physical language of both performers and puppets with Glass Half Full Theatre. Come curious, leave inspired! This event is FREE and for all ages! Donations welcomed at the door. Please RSVP.

Dog Days of Summer
Thursday, August 16 | from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Texas Rowing Center, 1541 W. Cesar Chavez 
The dog days are upon us so Austin Parks Foundation has partnered with Texas Rowing Center to host Dog Days every Thursday from July 26 to August 23! 50% of proceeds from each day will go back to Austin Parks Foundation, so head out on the water with your pup while also giving back to Austin’s parks. There are a limited number of doggy life vests available, so bring your own if you have one!

Performing Arts Day
Thursday, August 16 | from 2 to 5 p.m. | The High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson Rd.
Join at the High Road on Dawson for interactive performance workshops lead by local artists. Discover how to write songs and potentially score a stellar grade in science class with Lucas Miller, “the Singing Zoologist”! Be heard and seen with Jason Phelps as he challenges you to engage your body, mind and speech to express your ideas creatively. Become fluent in the physical language of both performers and puppets with Glass Half Full Theatre. Come curious, leave inspired! This event is FREE and for all ages! Donations welcomed and appreciated at the door. RSVP required.

Austin Parks Foundation’s Movies in the Park
Thursday, August 16 | from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. | The Fields by Martin Pool, 1621 Nash Hernandez Senior Rd.
There’s nothing to hate about Austin Parks Foundation’s Movies in the Park screening of 10 Things I Hate About You at Martin Multipurpose Fields.  Every summer, Austin Parks Foundation and the Alamo Drafthouse have partnered up to bring free movies in parks all over Austin. Bring a blanket and friends to enjoy this throwback classic under the stars!

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Friday

National Health Center Week Back to School Bash
Friday, August 17 | from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Southeast Health and Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr.
In honor of National Health Center Week, you are invited to meet the health center SUPERHEROES. They will give away school backpacks & prizes, provide health screenings, and community resources in addition to entertainment, FREE food and refreshment. Immunizations offered for  ages 4-18. Please bring shot records with you.

Kids Create Fidget Spinners
Friday, August 17 | from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. | APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr.
What do friction and centrifugal force have to do with fidget spinners? Come find out and make one using recycled materials. Due to specific materials being used, this program is best for ages 7 and up. This is a drop-in event. You don’t have to come at the beginning time listed, instead you may come and go to suit your schedule or needs.

Family Free Movie Night
Friday, August 17 | from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W Slaughter Ln.
Join for a free showing of the circus movie of the summer. (You know the one … your kids won’t stop singing the music!) We have fun prepared for the whole family. Doors open at 5:30 for a professional juggling act, face painting, carnival snacks, and free food! Movie begins at 6:30. (They’ll have another movie playing for smaller kids as well.) And don’t forget … wear your best circus attire!

Georgetown Sunset Movie Series (Georgetown)
Friday, August 17 | at 7:30 p.m. | San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow, Georgetown
Grab a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars! Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts films at the soccer fields in San Gabriel Park, located behind the Creative Playscape. This is a free community event. The movie starts at sunset. Arive early for free popcorn along with some fun and games, starting at 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available at the Georgetown Recreation Center.

Avengers: Infinity War Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, August 17 | from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. | The Community Cinema at Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a FREE movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screeningGet there early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks. Hot dogs, milkshakes, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase (cash preferred). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

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

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