What’s Up? Weekly: October 14 through 18, 2019

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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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Free Fun In Austin continues to highlight Austin area locations and activities that may not be available at this time. We encourage you to take all safety measures to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. It is our hope that the stories and features on this site will help inform your plans in the future.


Baby Storytime
Monday, October 14 | from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

A storytime for babies ages 0-12 months old, including songs, stories, and social time. Monday mornings at 10:30am.

Toddler Storytime
Monday, October 14 | from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

A storytime for kids ages 1-3 years, including songs and stories, followed by play time. Mondays at 11:15 a.m and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.


Spanish Circle Time
Tuesday, October 15 | from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

Kids ages 0-3 learn basic concepts and Spanish vocabulary through songs and play, followed by social play time. Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Halloween Homebuying Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 15 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | The High Road
, 700 Dawson Road
Calling all Austin-area home buyers and real estate agents! Join us for a FREE happy hour at The High Road, with drinks, food and expert advice courtesy of Barfield Home Inspection. Everyone who attends will receive a $500 closing cost coupon! Hear from real estate industry experts Randy Barfield of Barfield Home Inspection, Joani Ferris of Movement Mortgage, and Phillip Gunter of Farmer’s Insurance as we cover the latest trends and challenges in the marketplace, and what not to do when buying a home. Enjoy great food, courtesy of grill master Randy Barfield, and drinks while our expert panel walks you through the what, when, how and whys of home buying. Realtors and home buyers are welcome to attend. RSVPs are encouraged.

Nacho Average Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party
Tuesday, October 15 | from 6:30 to 10 p.m. | The Riveter, 1145 West 5th Street

This Democratic presidential debate watch party will be the taco the town! Join for a free nacho bar, debate bingo (with prizes!), cold beverages, and hot takes. Plus, raise money for Texas College Democrats, so they can turn out the vote on college campuses. RSVP to save your seat!


Dirt Divas After School Club
Wednesday, October 16 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Camacho Activity Center, 35 Robert T Martinez Jr. Street
Dirt Divas is every Wednesday from 4-6pm at Camacho activity center. Ages 3rd- 5th grade. Dirt Divas is an outdoor recreation and environmental education program for young girl participants that emphasizes women’s leadership roles in the outdoor recreation and environmental fields. Throughout the year, the DD program will introduce the participants to a variety of outdoor activities based around a central theme for each session. The program will promote sustainable practices through low-to-no environmental impact activities. Activities will range from nature-based arts and crafts, to kayaking, archery, service learning, snorkeling, outdoor cooking, and more. All activities will be lead entirely by women staff and each session will have at least one special woman guest leader from the community. All activities are designed to foster a safe space and promote inclusiveness.

Mueller Neighborhood Tour
Wednesday, October 16 | from 5:30 to 8 p.m. | Mueller Center, 4550 Mueller Central Drive
Join Smart Trips Austin, the Congress of New Urbanism, and BIRD on a quick scooter tour of the Mueller neighborhood! On this tour, you’ll be able to test out BIRD scooters for free while learning about how the area evolved from an airport to one of Austin’s most walkable neighborhoods. Explore the new protected bikeway improvements and experience the community through the stories of people who live here.

Steam Studio
Wednesday, October 16 | from 6 to 7 p.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math projects with a creative twist for kids ages 4-12 years. Wednesdays at 6 p.m.


Toddler Storytime
Thursday, October 17 | from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive

A storytime for kids ages 1-3 years, including songs and stories, followed by play time. Mondays at 11:15 a.m and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Tiarra Girls Day
Thursday, October 17 | from 5:30 to 6 p.m. | Austin City Hall, 301 West 2nd Street

Please join as Austin Mayor Steve Adler and City of Austin Government proclaim October 17th as Tiarra Girls Day in Austin! The City of Austin is blessed with many creative musicians whose talent extends to virtually every genre, the music scene thrives because Austin audiences support good music produced by legends, our local favorites and newcomers alike. We are pleased to showcase and support local artists. How to Watch: Stream online via www.atxn.tv or watch on Time Warner Cable Channel 6 (or Channel 10.6 without a cable box).


Yoga for Success
Friday, October 18 | from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmann Crossing

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body.Through simple but powerful yoga postures and guided meditation, this session offers you tools for physical health and mental clarity, bringing a lasting stability and balance to your system.

The Monster Squad Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, October 18 | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema and Ampitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Road

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 only, cash no longer accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

Movies at Lake Park – Rescheduled
Friday, October 18 | from 7 to 9:30 p.m. | Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Boulevard

Join in October for two free, family-friendly events taking place at Mueller’s outdoor amphitheater. The October 11 movie is Beauty and the Beast (animated version).

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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