What’s Up? Weekly: March 11-15, 2019

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

Hotel Texas Monthly
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 | All Day | Hotel Texas Monthly, 1512 South Congress Ave.
Spend your week at Hotel Texas Monthly—located in the heart of South Congress. In partnership with Rice Business, Texas Monthly will be providing eight days of a pop-up hotel experience, complete with travel concierge, coffee beer bar, and provocative conversations. Join Rice Business professors and Texas Monthly for daily panels and live-podcasting about the future of business. No hotel is complete without a stylish lounge and shopping, provided by Lucchese and Stetson. Explore, stay, and learn at Hotel Texas Monthly! Free swag and drinks. All welcome, no RSVP required.

Shells, Shore, and Wings to My Eyes Art Exhibit
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 | from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Old Bakery and Emporium, 1006 Congress Ave.
You won’t want to miss ‘Shells, Shore and Wings to My Eyes’ with Yolande McGann, Lyrae Perry a winged specialist and Kristine Kainer. The vibrancy and intensity of subject matter will intrigue you.

Waller Creek Conservancy “New Monuments for New Cities”
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 | All Day | Symphony Square, 1111 Red River St.
New Monuments for New Cities is a three-month public art exhibition. The exhibition is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a collaboration between five industrial reuse projects in North America including Waller Creek Conservancy. Each project invited five local artists to create posters to be displayed in “New Monuments for New Cities,” which will travel throughout the U.S. and Canada this year.

Outdoor Community Yoga
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 | from 12 to 1 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Join Wanderlust Yoga for free 60 minute vinyasa classes at Republic Square March 8 through March 16. Live beats by DJ Alfa Leone! Reset and recharge in the heart of Downtown Austin!


Mondo Gallery Presents: The Art of GREG RUTH – A TWIN PEAKS Interpretation
Monday, March 11 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St.
You’re invited to the next Mondo gallery show “The Art of Greg Ruth – A Twin Peaks Interpretation” featuring over 60 new prints by artist Greg Ruth inspired by the iconic SHOWTIME® series from Mark Frost and David Lynch. The 12 print series will be on display through March 12.

Latin American Cultural Showcase
Monday, March 11 | from 1 to 11:45 p.m. | Pangea Lounge, 1211 E. 6th St.
This is a SXSW free event that showcases Latin American Culture. A celebration of Music, Art, and Food. All ages, no cover, no badge needed.

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Energizing Mornings
Tuesday, March 12 | from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | “G’Day USA Australia House” at Lucille, 77 Rainey St.
Join for an Energizing Morning with G’DAY USA at Australia House presented by Swisse Wellness. Luke Milton, Founder of Training Mate & Swisse Brand Ambassador, will lead a morning workout*, followed by vitality refreshments including Bluestone Lane Coffee, and a2 Milk Tumeric Ginger smoothies. After the fitness class and refreshments, stick around for a wellness fireside chat with key players in food, fitness and nutrition.

Mondo Gallery Presents: The Art of GREG RUTH – A TWIN PEAKS Interpretation
Tuesday, March 12 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St.
You’re invited to the next Mondo gallery show “The Art of Greg Ruth – A Twin Peaks Interpretation” featuring over 60 new prints by artist Greg Ruth inspired by the iconic SHOWTIME® series from Mark Frost and David Lynch. The 12 print series will be on display through March 12.

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Donation Based Storytime Yoga
Wednesday, March 13 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. | The Little Yoga House, 2700 West Anderson Ln., Ste. 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 the studio, this is a great way to get an idea of what kids yoga looks like! They request that you register online beforehand.

Independent Ear & Friends | Unofficial SXSW Event
Wednesday, March 13 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | Darwin’s Piano Bar, 223 E. 6th St.
Independent Ear & Friends, Unofficial SXSW is a collaborative FREE event focused on bridging live music entertainment from some incredibly talented artists & bands with education, insight & knowledge in the form of “micro-fireside chats” featuring intriguing entrepreneurs, brands, thought leaders & generally those with incredible stories.

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Little Texans: Bird’s Eye View
Thursday, March 14 | at 10 a.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Bring your young Texans (ages 2-5) for an interactive experience on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am. Drop-in for this monthly hands-on program incorporating movement, play and tactile learning into engaging experiences where younger children (ages 2-5) can discover something new alongside their caregivers. Program is FREE for members or with exhibit admission.

The Slants: Behind the Music – Story of Civil Rights, Art and Activism
Thursday, March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd.
Simon Tam, founder of the world’s first and only all-Asian American band, The Slants wanted to change the world by creating an anti-racist band. Little did he know, that the music would take him from the studio to the state penitentiary, and the stage to the Supreme Court. Hear this fascinating tale of how the worlds of civil rights collided when an ordinary trademark application turned into an 8 year journey for self-identity, blurring the lines between art and activism. Learn the “Behind the Music” story of the most discussed Supreme Court case on free speech in recent history and the lessons gained for those wishing to change the world through their art. In addition to storytelling, the evening will also include an acoustic performance by The Slants and a discussion on arts and activism.

Tomorrow’s Sounds Live
Thursday, March 14 | at 3:30 p.m. | TOMS, 1401 S. Congress Ave.
TOMS Austin will be hosting a music series featuring live performances by a collection of artists passionate about creating impact through music. TOMORROW’S SOUNDS LIVE @ TOMS will include a live mural installation a bonus day Sunday for families to enjoy kid-friendly music classes in our backyard. This event is free, open to the public appropriate for all ages.

Science Under the Stars
Thursday, March 14 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd.
Flamingos are some of the most iconic and recognizable animals in the world… but where did they come from and why do they look so funny? After centuries of struggle, biologists are finally beginning to make sense of how the bizarre flamingo lifestyle might have evolved. Come listen to the story of flamingo evolution, as told by one of the guys who helped piece it all together, Learn about how long flamingos have been around, what their relatives are like, and what they looked like before they turned so pink. Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory.

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Little Seedlings Storytime: Japan
Friday, March 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. | Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd.
Explore the world with us from the AARC as we explore Asia through the magic of storytelling. Each storytelling session will explore different Asian and Asian-American themes followed by an interactive activity! To RSVP, visit aarcatx.eventbrite.com.

Bands to Watch Party
Friday, March 15 from 12 to 9 p.m. | Scholz Garden, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
Clear your calendar for our annual Bands to Watch Party! Join Austin Monthly and Texas Music for a full-day lineup of bands, including local bands hand-picked by our editorial staff! Admission is FREE WITH RSVP, but you may also be permitted at the door with a subscription to either magazine. Complimentary tastings will be provided by Dripping Springs Vodka and food will be available for purchase from Scholz Garten.

Ralph Breaks the Internet Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, March 15 | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
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. 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 and cash accepted!). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” (Driftwood)
Friday, March 15 | from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150, Driftwood
Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights,” a Friday night songwriter series. Free show. Rain or shine.  10% of sales during each “Driftwood Nights” show will be donated to HAAM. March 8 artist is Long River, while the March 15 artist is Nichole Wagner Music.

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

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About the Author

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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