What’s Up? Weekly: November 13-17, 2017

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.

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Creek Show
Monday — Friday, November 13 — 17 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Waller Creek between 5th St and 8th St
Creek Show, now in its fourth year, spans nine nights and includes six spectacular light-based, site-specific art installations, which will be installed on Waller Creek between 5th and 8th Streets. The community is invited to walk along Waller Creek to view the art designed to bring attention to the future revitalization of Waller Creek and its transformation into a series of urban parks. Family-friendly activities will be held at the Sabine Tree deck from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. Creek Show is FREE and open to the public. View complete schedule here.

Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon Thanksgiving Nominations
Monday — Thursday, November 13-16
The beloved local restaurant will again be accepting nominations of families and individuals here in Austin who are deserving of a FREE Thanksgiving meal from now until Thursday, November 16 at [email protected]. Fresa’s encourages all Austin residents who know someone down on their luck or experiencing hardships during the holidays to nominate that individual for a FREE Thanksgiving meal. Fresa’s will announce the three recipients of FREE Thanksgiving meals on November 17 after the nomination deadline closes.


Baby Bloomers: All About Shapes!
Monday, November 13 | from 9:00 a.m. to noon | The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave
November is the perfect time to get into SHAPES! Early exposure to simple geometric shapes can greatly benefit children’s understanding of the world around them. Join us all month long as we wiggle, giggle, and explore together! Cost: Members $3 each / Non-Members $5 each. All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket. Purchase a ticket online as limited walk-up tickets will be available.

Music & Movement
Monday, November 13 at 11 a.m. | APL – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 East William Cannon Dr
Bring your favorite little one to stretch, sing, dance, and explore music with rhythm instruments! The program length can vary and focuses on the Sing and Play recommendations for early literacy which helps develops gross motor skills, listening skills, and social skills, while introducing new vocabulary. Recommended for ages 3-5. FREE!

Monday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m. | APL – Manchaca Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd
Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies, and music. They’ve got paper crafts, easy sewing, and more fun projects for the whole family. The library will provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. FREE!

Bow Wow Readers (Cedar Park)
Monday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m. | Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park
Kids in grades K-3 are invited to read to a certified Bow Wow Reading Dog. Practice your reading skills with Tex and read to him for 10-15 minutes. Registration starts at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the program. FREE!

Monday Night Jazz
Monday, November 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. | in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd
Enjoy Jazz on the porch! Marco Antonio Santos (guitar), Don Gozzard (Drums), and Will Baroni (Upright Bass) are part of Project_Trio. All members are current students at the UT Jazz Program. The trio presents original music and rearrangements of Jazz standards in a contemporary vision. Improvisation, grooves, interaction, jazz, rock, Samba, guitar effects, and a lot of energy: all are part of Project_Trio. FREE!

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About the Author

Jaelyn Penner
Jaelyn was born and raised in Kansas, but she got to Texas as soon as she could! After a few years of youthful fun in Dallas, Jaelyn decided to make her passion her career and headed to west Texas to make it happen. There, she honed her musical chops while studying Commercial Music, and then headed straight for Austin to help keep it weird. Once here, she unexpectedly found her soul mate, and loves that her husband and two boys are now her biggest fans! Besides being a musician, Jaelyn also works as a corporate event planner, is a self-proclaimed “celebratory expert” and a long-time foodie. She doesn’t feel complete unless she is keeping up with all the cool stuff Austin has to offer.