What’s Up? Weekly: January 29 – February 2, 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! Have an event to add to the calendar? Submit it here.

A big thanks to this week’s sponsor, Cirque Italia Water Circus. Attending this European-style circus is a special experience for a variety of reasons — the largest being the 35,000 gallon tank sitting below the performers, whose stunning acrobatic maneuvers will dazzle and ignite imaginations. Pirates, mermaids, contortionists, dancing jet skis, and even some soaking wet clowns, will combine their talents to leave your kids screaming with delight. It’s safe to say that this spectacular water show is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Happening from February 2 to 11, tickets are on sale now and you can learn more about the show here.

 

Happening All Week

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation Exhibit
Monday, Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 | from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd.
Through a vibrant collection of photographs, artifacts, art and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America. Complementing the exhibit, SAAM will host eight docent and educational programming days. Activities include group gallery tours, specialized programming that cover topics on Indian Immigration history, Indian Classical Dance, and Indian Jewelry, and special events such as an Indian regional fashion show, author readings, lectures, and a film screening. The exhibition is presented in partnership between City of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC) and South Asian Austin Moms (SAAM). FREE and open to the public.

Monday

FIT4MOM Hill Country National Puzzle Day Play Date (Liberty Hill)
Monday, Jan. 29 | from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. | Liberty Hill City Park, CO Rd 200, Liberty Hill
Join for a play date made extra fun with puzzles. Your kids can enjoy some snacks and work together on some puzzles while moms can get to know the FIT4MOM Hill Country tribe. Workout from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. and enjoy  a play date right after. Your first class is FREE. Text F4M Owner Ali for more info at 512-572-0337.

Class Is In Session with Cupcake
Monday, Jan. 15 | at 7 p.m. | Barrel O’ Fun, 1911 Aldrich St, Ste 120
Discover what you didn’t learn in school with Austin’s dirtiest professor, Cupcake, Ph. DD. Mondays at 7 p.m., Austin’s Drag Superstar quizzes you and your classmates with her unique spin on classic trivia. There will be performances, prizes for promising students and punishments for dunces. FREE to play!

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Tuesday

Music Together
Tuesday, Jan. 30| from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym, 7010 W. Hwy 71
Sing loud, dance with joy, make new friends, and create special memories with your little ones in our community of musical families. Preview a class with no obligation. Call 818-708-0860 or email [email protected] for more info.

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Wednesday

5th Annual Youth Career Fest
Wednesday, Jan. 31 | from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
Join the Austin Police Department for the Fifth Annual Youth Career Fest happening at the Palmer Events Center.

Music Together
Wednesday, Jan. 31 | from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym, 7010 W. Hwy 71
Sing loud, dance with joy, make new friends, and create special memories with your little ones in our community of musical families. Preview a class with no obligation. Call 818-708-0860 or email [email protected] for more info.

Storytime!
Wednesday, Jan. 31| at 11 a.m. | Willie Mae Kirk Branch Austin Public Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr.
Storytime for children ages 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts.

Musical Beginnings Music Together
Wednesday, Jan. 31| from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Tango Tribe Dance School, 5446 W HWY 290 Service Rd. Suite 105
Check out the beautiful new location of Tango Tribe Dance School for some singing and dancing with the whole family! Save 20% on Winter Session registration for new families.

Whataburger Oh Whata Night (Kyle)
Wednesday, Jan. 31| from 5 to 8 p.m. | Whataburger, 5401 FM 1626 #500, Kyle
On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Whataburger customers can show their support for Manor Middle School Cheer Team by enjoying their favorite menu items, and 20 percent of Whataburger’s sales from 5 to 8 p.m. will be donated to the team. To add to the fun, the first 100 guests will receive a Whataburger giveaway. Attendees can also enter the popular “Whataburger for a Year” drawing, where one lucky customer will receive a free Whataburger each week for a whole year.

Art Smart Native American Celebration
Wednesday, Jan. 31| from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Willie Mae Kirk Austin Public Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr.
Let’s celebrate Native American heritage! Enjoy interactive storytelling, a shadow puppet show, dance, music and related arts and crafts. All ages welcome.

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Thursday

Sarofim Music Series: A Secret Tone: Music of Beethoven and Schumann (Georgetown)
Thursday, Feb. 1 | from 7 to 9:30 p.m. | Caldwell-Carvey Foyer, Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown
The Southwestern University Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is thrilled to welcome baritone Daniel Hunter-Holly and pianist Kenneth Saxon as they perform A Secret Tone: Music of Beethoven & Schumann to begin the Spring semester of the Sarofim Music Series. Come enjoy an evening filled with classical music performed by this exceptional duo. Free and open to the public. Mathers Box Office: 512-863-1378

SBCA’s Campaign Kick-Off: No Dripping Sewage!
Thursday, Feb. 1 | from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Patagonia Store, 316 Congress Ave.
The proposed Dripping Springs ermit to discharge nearly a million gallons of sewage effluent per day into Onion Creek would set a dangerous precedent. Join Save Barton Creek Association and partners, at the local Patagonia store for a kick-off event in our campaign against sewage pollution of Hill Country creeks and the Edwards Aquifer. Refreshments and light appetizers will provided, along with a 20% in-store discount on all Patagonia merchandise.

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Friday

Musicale (Georgetown)
Friday, Feb. 2 | from 3 to 6 p.m. | Alma Thomas Theatre, Sarofim School of Fine Arts at
Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown
Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is pleased to present a Musicale consisting of student solo and ensemble works. Mathers Box Office: 512-863-1378

February Crafternoon for Kids (Georgetown)
Friday, Feb. 2 | from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Bridges to Growth, 805 W University Ave # A, Georgetown
Kids aged 5-12 are invited to come craft for a cause! We will make Valentine’s cards to deliver to homebound seniors. Let’s show our community’s elder that we care! RSVP to 512-864-3008

GROUNDHOG DAY Free Movie Night
Friday, Feb. 2 | from 6:30 to 9 p.m. | The Community Cinema at Community First! Village, 301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at the Community First! Village. Come as early as 6:30 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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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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