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.


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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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.