What’s Up? Weekly: August 26-30, 2019

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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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Happening All Week

Heartsong Music Demonstration Classes
Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30 | various times | various locations
Heartsong Music will have an Open House and offer free demo classes August 19th – August 31st  for families to experience Music Together® and learn more about this local business that has been serving families in Austin for over 14 years. Carey Youngblood, the Director of Heartsong Music, shares all you need to know to take advantage of this opportunity! Click here for more info.

Monday

Crafternoon Shark Puppets
Monday, August 26 | from 3:30 to 5 p.m. | St. John Branch APL, 7500 Blessing Avenue
Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. We’ve got paper crafts, easy sewing and more fun projects for the whole family. We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. Program length is approximately 1 hour. All ages welcome.

Tuesday

Fairy Garden Crafting
Tuesday, August 27 | at 4 p.m. | University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola Lane
Craft a faerie garden installation! Recommended for ages 9-12. Join for crafting with natural materials to create a home fit for the faerie queen herself. You can take yours with you or leave it with us to be part of our installation of faerie homes at University Hills Branch. Supplies are provided, though you are free to bring your own elements as well. 

Wednesday

Donation Based Storytime Yoga
Wednesday, August 28 | from 9:30 to 10 a.m. | Little Yoga House, 2700 W Anderson Lane Suite 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 our studio, this is a great way to get an idea of what kids yoga looks like! *please register online beforehand*

Mommy N Me Storytime Gymnastics
Wednesday, August 28 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Astrokids, 13450 North Highway 183, Suite 106
FREE Mommy N Me Story Time & Gymnastics at AstroKids Gym. Story time, bubbles, music, instruments, puppets and more!

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, August 28 | from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. 5th Street
Bring the whole family to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Twin Oaks Branch with local school ballet folklorico and mariachi groups, the band Los pinkys, food, crafts, a selfie station and more! All ages welcome!

Thursday

Baby Social Hour
Thursday, August 29 | from 2 to 3 p.m. | Millwood Branch APL, 12500 Amherst Drive
Join Austin City Limits Radio in celebrating 26 years of ACL Radio’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! It’s 23 consecutive weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas, with absolutely no cover charge! All ages are welcome to attend, and folks 21+ can enjoy $4 Ziegenbocks. The live music kicks off at 8 p.m.

Unplugged at the Grove
Thursday, August 29 | at 8 p.m. | Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Road
Join Austin City Limits Radio in celebrating 26 years of ACL Radio’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! It’s 23 consecutive weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas, with absolutely no cover charge! All ages are welcome to attend, and folks 21+ can enjoy $4 Ziegenbocks. The live music kicks off at 8 p.m.

Friday

Superhero Cinema
Friday, August 30 | at 3:30 p.m. | Ruiz Branch APL, 1600 Grove Boulevard

Watch and discover family friendly films at the Austin Public Library. This week’s film is Captain Marvel (PG-13).

Lone Star Saber Academy Movie in the Park (Round Rock)
Friday, August 30 | from 7 to 10:30 p.m. | Sundrop Park and Pool, 1100 Sundrop Place, Round Rock

Lone Star Saber Academy (LSSA) and Round Rock Ranch is hosting “Star Wars Movie in the Park”. Sundrop park and pool is at 1100 Sundrop Place, RR, TX. * *Admission is a non-perishable food item which will be donated to Round Rock Serving Center. * * Event starts at 7pm with a lightsaber demo and teaching by LSSA. (Participants for saber class must be age 6 or older and have signed our liability form available at the event). A Star Wars short (fan) film, “Jedi Disturbance” will start at 730 and the movie, “Star Wars, A New Hope” will start at 745. Please bring a blanket to sit on and feel free to bring snacks (no glass). Popcorn and drinks will be complimentary of Round Rock Ranch.

Music in the Park (Pflugerville)
Friday, August 30 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road

Music in the Park is an outdoor concert series hosted at Pfluger Park (515 City Park Rd.) on Friday nights from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The series host a variety of different music acts. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Dogs, picnics and alcohol (no glass bottles) are allowed. For more information on Music in the Park, visit pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, August 30 | from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Road

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. Come 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 only, cash no longer accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated. Donations can be made via donation bucket at the venue.

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

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