What’s Up? Weekly: August 27-31, 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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Jeremiah’s Clubhouse 2018 Kick-Off
Monday through Friday, August 27 through 31 | from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Jump! Gymnastics, 2919 Manchaca Rd.
Jeremiah’s Clubhouse is a three day per week morning program for children ages 1-6.  Imagine getting four activities for the price of one without any of the running around that makes it stressful.  With Jeremiah’s Clubhouse you really can have your cake and eat it too.  Jeremiah’s Clubhouse is packed with amazing activities like Soccer, Yoga, Music, Martial Arts and Gymnastics.  Whether you are dropping your 3-6 year old off or looking for something fun to do with your 1-2 year old, Jeremiah’s Clubhouse is the place for you.  We know that this can be a big commitment, so we are offering you a chance to try Clubhouse for FREE for one week.

Free Demo Class Music Week
Monday through Friday, August 27 through 31 | Various Times | Heartsong Music, Various Locations
Interested in getting to know Music Forever and would like to introduce your family to their fun, engaging, learning-filled curriculum designed for a mixed-age group birth through age 5 and the grown-ups that love them? Then join Heartsong Music for a free demo week at one of  their convenient locations across the greater Austin area! As the attendance of sample classes is very limited, they ask you to reserve your spot as soon as possible and cancel your RSVP immediately if you later realize you cannot attend. Simply go to their Demo Scheduler, click on the ‘Schedule Demo’ button of the sample class of your choice, and follow the instructions.


Buddha Babies Play Group
Monday, August 27 | from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | The Little Yoga House, 2700 W Anderson Ln., #229
The Little Yoga House will provide a safe space with age appropriate toys for babies to play with. Special guests will join each week to share different topics related to motherhood, child development and family wellness. This playgroup is for infants up to waddlers (new walkers) and a grownup. Call 512-358-6190 to learn about which presenters will be joining.

Monday, August 27 | from 13 to 4 p.m. | APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd.
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. Free and open to the public.

Practice Yoga Austin YTT Presents Summer At The Springs
Monday, August 27 | 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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Heartsong Music Demo Class
Tuesday, August 28 | from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. | Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr.
Heartsong Music will be offering a free demonstration class  for families to experience Music Together® and to learn more about this local studio that has been serving families in Austin for over 13 years. For children ages 0 – 5 years and the adults who love them.

Heartsong Music Demo Class
Tuesday, August 28 | from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. | Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Heartsong Music will be offering a free demonstration class  for families to experience Music Together® and to learn more about this local studio that has been serving families in Austin for over 13 years. For children ages 0 – 5 years and the adults who love them.

Musical Beginnings Music Together – Mini Session Free Demo
Tuesday, August 28 | from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. | Musical Beginnings Circle C, 9600 Escarpment Blvd.
What better way to beat the heat than by joining other parents and children having fun together and supporting your child’s musical development? Musical Beginnings is a Music Together® Program for infants – 5 years old in South Austin with highly trained and passionate teachers (over 19 years of musical experience!). This international early childhood music program is based on the premise that all children are musical and have the same innate ability to learn music as language. At Music Together we believe that music ability is as much a basic life skill as walking and talking and that all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with pleasure and confidence in the music of their culture.

Free Baby Playtime at Toybrary (for 1-6 months old)
Tuesday, August 28 | 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.

Pajama Storytime 
Tuesday, August 28 | at 6 p.m. | APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr.
Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Program length can vary. Free and open to the public.

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Heartsong Music Demo Class (Cedar Park)
Wednesday, August 29 | from 10 to 10:45 a.m. | Silverado Cedar Park Memory Care, 800 C-Bar Ranch Trail, Cedar Park
Heartsong Music will be offering a free demonstration class  for families to experience Music Together® Generations and to learn more about this local studio that has been serving families in Austin for over 13 years. Held in a local memory care home, this class is for children ages 0 – 5 years old and the adults who love them.

Heartsong Music Demo Class 
Wednesday, August 29 | from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. | Heartsong Music, 2700 W Anderson Ln. # 320
Heartsong Music will be offering a free demonstration class for families to experience Music Together® and learn more about this local studio that has been serving families in Austin for over 13 years. For ages 0 – 8 months and the adults who love them.

Bow Wow Reading with Roo the Dog
Wednesday, August 29 | from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Ln.
Certified Austin Dog Alliance volunteer teams with trained therapy dogs will be waiting for kids to read stories to them. This program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. Open to children of all reading levels.Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Wednesday Farmers’ Market at Mueller
Wednesday, August 29 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller, 4209 Airport Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
Make Mueller on Wednesdays your fave hang spot with friends or the fam. Perfect for an after work or after school wind down, TFM Mueller on Wed features 50 local food artisans, sustainable farmers and ranchers and craft beverages. Pack a blanket and picnic lakeside! Sip and stroll along Mueller Lake park under the shady trees beside the historic Browning Hangar. Take the kiddos for independent play in our play area, pony rides and other great family fun.

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Texas Soccer vs. Long Beach St. ($5)
Thursday, August 30 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | Mike A. Myers Track & Soccer Stadium, 707 Clyde Littlefield Dr.
The Longhorn Men’s Soccer Team takes on Long Beach St. Single game tickets sell for just $5-8. Hook ’em!

Grassy Thursday
Thursday, August 30 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | St. Elmo Brewing Company, 440 E. St. Elmo Rd.
Head out for one of the best free shows in Austin. Some of the top pickers around play a THREE HOUR set at St Elmo every Thursday RAIN or SHINE! Couple that with good beer and hot food, and we have a recipe for a great night. Pet friendly outside.

Eric Hisaw at Lone Star Court
Thursday, August 30 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Dr.
Like many rock ‘n’ roll lifetimers, Eric Hisaw is more than just a full-time country-blues, roots-rocking solo artist – he’s a storyteller. Known for his impressive, heart-felt lyrics, Hisaw’s songs take you on a dynamic journey of loss, inspiration, movement, and recovery.

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RC Airshow – ARCA 2018
Friday, August 31 | from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Austin Radio Control Association, 8705 Lindell Ln.
This event is a heart-pounding, adrenaline pumping spectator event that is second to none in Texas! All the airplanes flying in this event have wingspans of 7 feet or more! Pilots from all over Texas, and beyond will be tearing up the sky with some of the most incredible realistic radio control airplanes that you will ever see! The Fall Big Bird event is an incredible experience for the family to come see on Friday, August 31, and, the BIG DAY, Saturday, September 1. The fun starts around 10 a.m. but get there earlier and talk to the pilots, see the planes and pick a spot to sit! FREE parking and FREE admission to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase onsite (11-3) with a shaded picnic area, and an air conditioned club house.

Friday, August 31 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chaves St.
Michael Crokett, from the KUT show Horizontes will be playing salsa, merengue, and cumbia selections from the Latin music CD collection available at the Austin Public Library.

Torchy’s Tacos Presents E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Friday, August 31 | at 6:30 p.m.| Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd.
Torchy’s Tacos will present a free screening of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial at Mueller Lake Park in celebration of their fifth annual Some Like It Hot August Taco of the Month campaign along with Alamo Drafthouse. Here’s what you need to know for this special one-night-only event: Torchy’s Tacos will have their Taco Truck onsite to serve up a selection of Torchy’s menu favorites. This event is free to the public, but it’s BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair). The screening will start at dark (around 8 p.m.) but there will be a pre-show and Torchy’s Tacos surprises starting at 6:30 p.m. This event is on a first come / first serve in regards to seating. The park will fill up so get there early!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, August 31 | 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.

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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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