What’s Up? Weekly: March 12 – 16, 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.

Happening All Week

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation Exhibit
Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 | 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.

Shadowing Austin
Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 | All Day | Public Art Installation, Various Locations
The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, presents Shadowing, a public art installation that utilizes city streetlights to capture and project shadows of passersby. Supported in part by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the installation will catalyze communal interaction and play, and create connections – person to person and person to city. Integrating art and technology, Shadowing underscores Austin’s reputation as a hub for innovation. Launching February 5, the installation will run for six weeks, through the close of the SXSW Festival on March 18. Shadowing street lights will be positioned throughout downtown Austin at: South Congress Avenue, West Monroe Street, Rosewood Avenue, Navasota Street and East 11th.

Monday

Mondo Gallery Presents – Batman The Animated Series
Monday, March 12 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St.
Batman has seen many incarnations of his nearly 80-year history at DC Comics, and one of the most beloved interpretations by fans was seen in Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995). The gallery show will feature the Caped Crusader with limited edition screen prints from Phantom City Creative’s Justin Erickson. Monday is the final day for “Batman: The Animated Series.”

Kids Ukulele Lessons (Pflugerville)
Monday, March 12 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St. W, Pflugerville
Learn the basics of playing the ukulele, including tuning, strumming, and three basic chords. This informal class for beginners ages 7-11 will be taught by youth services librarian Amanda Cawthon (who is not an expert by any means, but enjoys playing very much). Participants must have a ukulele and a functioning ukulele tuner. Some ukuleles are very inexpensively made or sold as toys, and will not work for this class. If you are unsure if your child’s ukulele is suitable for this class or need to borrow one from the library (available only to eligible library card holders on a first come, first served basis), please email [email protected]. Registration is required

Teen Tech Week: Lights, Camera, Action! (Pflugerville)
Monday, March 12 | from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St. W, Pflugerville
Teens ages 12-18 will get experience using video equipment and video editing software by filming a short movie based on Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart.’ This is a week-long program with very limited space. Please verify that you can attend all 5 days before registering: Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16, 11 to 12:30 p.m. Register online. Ages 12-18 only.

Game On!
Monday, March 12 | from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Lake Travis Community Library, 938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.
They’ll have some of the hottest new board games as well as the classics! Go head-to-head or compete in a cooperative game with new friends. This open gaming session is fun for the whole family and all ages.

Wonder Woman Screening
Monday, March 12 | from 3:30 to 6 p.m. | Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr.
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Watch and discover new films at the Austin Public Library.

Pints & Poses at Hyatt Regency Austin
Monday, March 12 | from 3:30 to 6 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Creek
Hyatt Regency Austin hosts the March “Pints & Poses” class for hotel guests and local residents. It will include complimentary yoga hosted by Ferny Barcelo, lead class instructor, with assistant instructor Zuzu Perkal. The yoga class will be accompanied by live, meditative music from Trey Tarwater, a local yoga DJ. March’s event will feature relaxing, smooth vinyasa flow yoga and guests are encouraged to bring their own mats. Following the class, participants will receive a coupon for a complimentary beer. The coupon can be redeemed at a pop-up bar which will be stationed on the hotel’s Zilker Terrace, an outdoor patio which is located directly upstairs from the Zilker Ballroom.

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Tuesday

Sun Radio Sessions 2018 – Mornings
Tuesday, March 13 | from 7 to 10 a.m. | Hyde Park Bar & Grill Westgate, 4521 W Gate Blvd.
The Sun Radio Sessions – Mornings will be happening March 13 through 16 at Hyde Park Bar & Grill WestGate from 7 to 10 a.m.! Join Kevin Connor each day for live music performances from local, national, and international artists. Lineup TBA soon. Stay tuned to Sun Radio and SunRadio.com for updates.

Girl Advocacy Day
Tuesday, March 13 | from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | 901 Trinity St.
Girl Advocacy Day, hosted by the Girls Empowerment Network, inspires youth to be civically engaged and helps them develop their unique voice to advocate for themselves and the wider community. Girl Advocacy Day will include a training on the power of advocacy, the opportunity to speak with relatable role models who work in politics/public policy, and interactive programming exploring issues that impact girls in our community. Youth ages 12-23 are invited to participate in this free day of learning and leadership. You do not need to be a current GEN program participant or volunteer to attend Girl Advocacy Day, you just need to be passionate about gender justice!

Read with a Ranger
Tuesday, March 13 | from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Zilker Ranger Station, 2105 Andrew Zilker Rd.
You and your children are invited to story time with the Park Rangers. A Ranger will read a nature-based story and follow it up with a hands-on lesson about Leave No Trace and Responsible Recreation! The event will be held indoors if raining, or in the outdoor classroom if it is clear. This program is held every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Zilker Caretaker Cottage.

6th Annual Kids Fest
Tuesday, March 13 | from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway Dr
Join The Little Yoga House in partnership with Lemon Drop Children’s Shop & Prep U for the 6th Annual Kids Fest. For two afternoons, kids of all ages together with their families can celebrate the spirit of Austin with live music and interactive technology, film, and art activities. Complimentary snacks and refreshments provided by Juiceland and Kind Bar. The festival features coding games by Coding with Kids, LEGO animation by Learning Fun 101, a family photobooth (3/14 only) by Alysha Rainwater, and more! *The fun starts at 1:30 sharp– no early admission as Spring Break Yoga Camp is in session.*

Maggie Louise Confections Tour & Tasting
Tuesday, March 13 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Maggie Louise Confections, 1017 E. 6th St.
Join 2017 Austin A-List Hottest Startups Winner, Maggie Louise Confections, for a tasting of delectable chocolates and a tour of their production facilities Tuesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 17.  Space is limited so please RSVP with your preferred day and number of guests.

Family Movie Night: Jumanji
Tuesday, March 13 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Join for a movie screening of the beloved family movie Jumanji. Be transported to a magical land created by an enchanted board game for a wild and dangerous adventure. Watch and discover new and classic films at the Austin Public Library.

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Wednesday

Sun Radio Sessions 2018 – Mornings
Wednesday, March 14 | from 7 to 10 a.m. | Hyde Park Bar & Grill Westgate, 4521 W Gate Blvd.
The Sun Radio Sessions – Mornings will be happening March 13 through 16 at Hyde Park Bar & Grill WestGate from 7 to 10 a.m.! Join Kevin Connor each day for live music performances from local, national, and international artists. Lineup TBA soon. Stay tuned to Sun Radio and SunRadio.com for updates.

PIECE OUT: SXSW Paint Day
Wednesday, March 14 | from 12 to 10 p.m.| Hope Outdoor Gallery, 1008 Baylor St.
40 live artist. Silent disco DJ-Sets by MadCoins, Bird Peterson, FIDEO, Go Go Garcia and. Chino Casino. Get information about the NEW location. HOPE Art Books, shirts, hats, etc. Kid friendly and FREE.

6th Annual Kids Fest
Wednesday, March 14 | from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway Dr
Join The Little Yoga House in partnership with Lemon Drop Children’s Shop & Prep U for the 6th Annual Kids Fest. For two afternoons, kids of all ages together with their families can celebrate the spirit of Austin with live music and interactive technology, film, and art activities. Complimentary snacks and refreshments provided by Juiceland and Kind Bar. The festival features coding games by Coding with Kids, LEGO animation by Learning Fun 101, a family photobooth (3/14 only) by Alysha Rainwater, and more! *The fun starts at 1:30 sharp– no early admission as Spring Break Yoga Camp is in session*

Crafternoon: Paper Circuit St. Patty’s Day cards
Wednesday, March 14 | from 2 to 3 p.m. | Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Make your own light-up St. Patrick’s Day card as we tackle a paper craft that really stands out! Drop by the library and create while you search for books, movies and music.  They provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. Program length is approximately one hour. Recommended for age 5. FREE and open to the public.

Pet Pfest (Pflugerville)
Wednesday, March 14 | from 2 to 4 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St. W, Pflugerville
All ages and pets are welcome to enjoy the Pflugerville Public Library’s 3rd annual Pet Pfest. This year’s featured performer will be The Urban Interface, focusing on bird conservation.  Pet Pfest will also feature crafts, activities, a pet costume contest, and pet adoptions from the Pflugerville Animal Shelter.

Maggie Louise Confections Tour & Tasting
Wednesday, March 14 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Maggie Louise Confections, 1017 E. 6th St.
Join 2017 Austin A-List Hottest Startups Winner, Maggie Louise Confections, for a tasting of delectable chocolates and a tour of their production facilities Tuesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 17.  Space is limited so please RSVP with your preferred day and number of guests.

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Thursday

Sun Radio Sessions 2018 – Mornings
Thursday, March 15 | from 7 to 10 a.m. | Hyde Park Bar & Grill Westgate, 4521 W Gate Blvd.
The Sun Radio Sessions – Mornings will be happening March 13 through 16 at Hyde Park Bar & Grill WestGate from 7 to 10 a.m.! Join Kevin Connor each day for live music performances from local, national, and international artists. Lineup TBA soon. Stay tuned to Sun Radio and SunRadio.com for updates.

Fairytale Threads (Cedar Park)
Thursday, March 15 | from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Austin Sports Center, 1420 Toro Grande Blvd., Cedar Park
Fairytale Threads is back in Cedar Park on March 15 through 17. See how thousands of local families save big on clothes, shoes, toys and gear. They carry clothes for infants through teens. Everything is checked for quality and organized for a exciting shopping experience! Free parking and admission. Thursday and Friday hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

South By SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market
Thursday, March 15 | from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | SoCo Farmer’s Market, 1511 South Congress Ave.
Join the gang at South By SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market to shop, sip, snack and relax at the weekly outdoor market. Fun for the whole family! Free family yoga from 12 to 1 p.m. Live music from 1 to 4 p.m. Always FREE, always family and pet friendly!

SXSW Marketplace
Thursday, March 15 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
SXSW Marketplace, a giant pop-up shop in the heart of downtown Austin, is back for a second year. Badge holders and general public who register for a SXSW Guest Pass will be able to explore a curated selection of 70 local and national vendors that will showcase clothing, accessories, home goods, art, and more. An impressive range of vendors from cities including Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Jacksonville, and Los Angeles– to name a few. FREE to badgeholders and general public with the SXSW Guest Pass. Guest pass registration here. Thursday hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts
Thursday, March 15 | from 4 to 10 p.m. | 800 Riverside Dr.
SXSW returns with three days of music in the park at The SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts. These three shows on SXSW’s largest stage will be open to all SXSW Badges, Wristbands, and FREE and open to the public, but require a SXSW Guest Pass. Guest pass registration here. More info on the lineup here.

Maggie Louise Confections Tour & Tasting
Thursday, March 15 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Maggie Louise Confections, 1017 E. 6th St.
Join 2017 Austin A-List Hottest Startups Winner, Maggie Louise Confections, for a tasting of delectable chocolates and a tour of their production facilities Tuesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 17.  Space is limited so please RSVP with your preferred day and number of guests.

Hit ‘next’ for more Austin events!

Friday

Sun Radio Sessions 2018 – Mornings
Friday, March 16 | from 7 to 10 a.m. | Hyde Park Bar & Grill Westgate, 4521 W Gate Blvd.
The Sun Radio Sessions – Mornings will be happening March 13 through 16 at Hyde Park Bar & Grill WestGate from 7 to 10 a.m.! Join Kevin Connor each day for live music performances from local, national, and international artists. Lineup TBA soon. Stay tuned to Sun Radio and SunRadio.com for updates.

Fairytale Threads (Cedar Park)
Friday, March 16 | from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Austin Sports Center, 1420 Toro Grande Blvd., Cedar Park
Fairytale Threads is back in Cedar Park on March 15 through 17.  See how thousands of local families save big on clothes, shoes, toys and gear.  They carry clothes for infants through teens.  Everything is checked for quality and organized for a exciting shopping experience! Free parking and admission. Thursday and Friday hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SXSW Marketplace
Friday, March 16
| from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
SXSW Marketplace, a giant pop-up shop in the heart of downtown Austin, is back for a second year. Badge holders and general public who register for a SXSW Guest Pass will be able to explore a curated selection of 70 local and national vendors that will showcase clothing, accessories, home goods, art, and more. An impressive range of vendors from cities including Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Jacksonville, and Los Angeles– to name a few. FREE to badgeholders and general public with the SXSW Guest Pass. Guest pass registration here. Thursday hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday Movie Matinee 
Friday, March 16 | from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr.
Featuring the animated movie Sing. This is a free family event.

SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts
Friday, March 16
| from 4 to 10 p.m. | 800 Riverside Dr.
SXSW returns with three days of music in the park at The SXSW Outdoor Stage Presented by MGM Resorts. These three shows on SXSW’s largest stage will be open to all SXSW Badges, Wristbands, and FREE and open to the public, but require a SXSW Guest Pass. Guest pass registration here. More info on the lineup here.

Maggie Louise Confections Tour & Tasting
Friday, March 16 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Maggie Louise Confections, 1017 E. 6th St.
Join 2017 Austin A-List Hottest Startups Winner, Maggie Louise Confections, for a tasting of delectable chocolates and a tour of their production facilities Tuesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 17.  Space is limited so please RSVP with your preferred day and number of guests.

ET Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, March 9 | from 6:30 to 9 p.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 screening of Coco. Get there 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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