What’s Up? Weekly: Austin Events Happening February 10 Through 14, 2020

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


Free Spanish Class with Colores!
Monday, February 10 | From 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. | Colores Preschool: 908 Old Koenig Lane
Read books, sing songs, and partake in arts and crafts — all in Spanish! Kids 0 to 5 years old are welcome to attend with an adult. This Monday they will be teaching about shapes!

Free Fun In Austin continues to highlight Austin area locations and activities that may not be available at this time. We encourage you to take all safety measures to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. It is our hope that the stories and features on this site will help inform your plans in the future.

Lego Lab
Monday, February 10 | From 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. | Austin Library, Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 West Rundberg Lane
Build your imagination with LEGOs provided by the library!

Bluegrass Night at RADIO
Monday, February 10 | From 8 to 11 p.m. | Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Road
Music starts at 8 p.m., bring a lawnchair! This event is dog and kid-friendly.


Early Literacy Playgroup
Tuesday, February 11 | From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Austin Library, Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive
Join the Austin Public Library to play and learn for an hour! This program is designed to give caregivers and their kids time to explore together. Toys, board books, and a weekly craft will be provided.

Free Play Date for 0 to 6 Months Old
Tuesday, February 11 | From 1 to 3 p.m. | Toybrary, 2001 Justin Lane
Have coffee and hang out with other new parents! For parents and babies 0 to 6 months old.

Family Night: Silly Sparkles
Tuesday, February 11 | From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Chick-fil-A, 13229 Ranch Road
Silly Sparkles is back and silly-er than ever! She’s got face paints, balloons and of course lots of sparkles!


Ladybug Music Free Demo Class
Wednesday, February 12 | From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. | The Dance Loft at Movin’ Easy Dancewear, 404 West 30th Street
Dance along to Ladybug Music while your kiddo works on important developmental skills. Designed for infants to 4 years old.

Storytime at Whole Earth!
Wednesday, February 12 | From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Whole Earth Provisions Co., 4477 South Lamar Boulevard
It’s storytime on the second Wednesday of the month at Whole Earth! Circle up with the friendly employees at Whole Earth and enjoy a short story. All attendants will be eligible for a giveaway of the book, as well as a bonus prize at the end of the hour.


Bestie Bash
Thursday, February 13 | From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | The Arboretum, next to Amy’s Ice Cream, 10000 Research Boulevard
Make a sweet card for a loved one or a colorful bracelet to give away! We’ll be setup next to Amy’s Ice Creams. This event is for children 3-10 years old.

Kids Crafternoon
Thursday, February 13 | From 3:30 to 4 p.m. | Painted Horse Pavilion, 1110 Barton Springs Road
This week’s craft is Sewing Day sponsored by Pflugerville Quilt Guild. Children 5 to 8 years old can learn how to sew goody bags.

Science Under the Stars
Thursday, February 13 | From 6 to 8 p.m. | Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Boulevard
Enjoy snacks, kids activities, and displays of local animals and plants. Then head on your guided tour of the field lab, be sure to wear sturdy shoes. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. with a Q&A to follow.


Drag Queen Story Time
Friday, February 14| From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.| Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road
Let your imagination soar as you take a silly, lighthearted adventure into a book with Miss Kitty Litter ATX, everyone’s favorite storyteller! Drag Queen Story Time is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with your little ones. Each participant will also have the opportunity to create their very own book to take home. This event is appropriate for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers, however everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. The Dougherty Arts Center is a safe, inclusive space for all to create and play with respect. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.

Valentine’s Day Pop-up Shop at Medici Roasting
Friday, February 14| From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.| Caffe Medici, 1023 Springdale Road
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Medici Roasting at Springdale General. They’re hosting several local businesses for a pop-up shop and Valentine’s Day party. Check out the fun line-up here.

Yawp Valentine Exchange at the Park
Friday, February 14 | From 12 to 2 p.m. | Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury Street
Head to Pease Park on Valentine’s Day for a valentine exchange! If you plan on attending, bring a decorated box, 40 valentines, and arrive promptly at noon. All the boxes are lined up and each participant may go down the line dropping a valentine in each box. Bring a snack to share and celebrate new and old friendships!

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

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Maggie Pace
A born and raised Midwesterner, Maggie made the move to Austin after falling in love with the natural parks, trails, friendly people and, of course, tacos. Maggie specializes in events and marketing, while having a strong passion for writing. Offline and off paper, beer drinking, soccer, and her dog, are her top priorities.
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