What’s Up? Weekly, Online Live Streams, March 30 through April 3, 2020

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What’s Up? Weekly is back! Though the listed events are a bit different than in the past. During the quarantine, we’re focusing on digital live streams and events you can log onto for free!

Austin Events

Here are this week’s online live streams in Austin!

Happening All Week

Mr Will’s Facebook Live Concerts!
Every Day | at 10 a.m. | Hosted by: Mr. Will

Mr. Will is hosting live concerts every morning at 10 a.m. featuring instruments of the day, dance parties, and more musical activities. Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/mrwillaustin/



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Albert’s Weather Classroom
Every Weekday | at 12 p.m. | Hosted by:
KVUE
Albert’s Weather Classroom will broadcast live on Facebook Live at 12 p.m. each weekday. Log on here: https://www.facebook.com/KVUEAlbert/.

Monday

Online Writing Workshop
Tuesday, March 31 | from 5 to 6 p.m. | Hosted by: Westbank Libraries

Click here to join the Writing Workshop, a live virtual program happening Monday, March 30 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday

Live Drawing Lesson
Tuesday, March 31 | at 10 a.m. | Hosted by:
Texas Book Fest
Join the Texas Book Fest and illustrator Tonya Engel for a live drawing lesson on Instagram live.

ONLINE: Heartfulness Meditation
Tuesday, March 31 | from 12 to 1 p.m. | Hosted by: Westbank Libraries

Click here to join Heartfulness Meditation, a live virtual program happening Tuesdays from 12 to 1 p.m.

Free Learn To Code Workshop {online} | Austin Coding Academy
Tuesday, March 31 | From 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Hosted by: Capital Factory

For this two-hour workshop, they’ll help you with your first-ever coding project from start to finish. During the workshop, they’ll cover basics of HTML, CSS, and how web development works in a broad sense. You will use all in-browser tools for this, so there’s no need to download any programs. They do recommend using the Chrome browser.

Wednesday

The Little Gym at Home
Wednesday, April 1 | at 10:30 a.m. | Hosted by: The Little Gym of Austin South

TLG @ Home is The Little Gym’s way of bringing fun, 3-dimensional learning of their The Little Gym Program into your home! They have made safe and fun adaptions to the class activities that you and your family experience and enjoy each week as necessary, that way you can experience your The Little Gym class in the safety and comfort of your home. Tune in for LIVE Facebook videos on select days.

Children’s Story Time
Wednesday, April 1 | at 2 p.m. | Hosted by:
Texas Book Fest
Join the Texas Book Fest and author Rene Colato Lainez for a story time on Instagram live.

Thursday

The Little Gym at Home
Thursday, April 1 | at 10:30 a.m. | Hosted by: The Little Gym of Austin South

TLG @ Home is The Little Gym’s way of bringing fun, 3-dimensional learning of their The Little Gym Program into your home! They have made safe and fun adaptions to the class activities that you and your family experience and enjoy each week as necessary, that way you can experience your The Little Gym class in the safety and comfort of your home. Tune in for LIVE Facebook videos on select days.

Literary Lunch Break
Thursday, April 2 | at 12:30 p.m. | Hosted by: Texas Book Fest

Join the Texas Book Fest and author Amanda Eyre Ward for a Literary Lunch Break on Instagram live.

Free Learn To Code Workshop {online} | Austin Coding Academy
Thursday, April 2| at 1 and 6 p.m. | Hosted by: Capital Factory

For this two-hour workshop, they’ll help you with your first-ever coding project from start to finish. During the workshop, they’ll cover basics of HTML, CSS, and how web development works in a broad sense. You will use all in-browser tools for this, so there’s no need to download any programs. They do recommend using the Chrome browser.

Parenting and Education Conversation
Thursday, April 2 | from 6 to 7 p.m. |Hosted by: Westbank Libraries

Click here to join Education Conversations, a live virtual discussion group happening Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m.

Friday

Children’s Story Time
Friday, April 3 | at 10 a.m. |Hosted by:
Texas Book Fest
Join the Texas Book Fest and author Naibe Reynosa for a story time on Instagram live.

First Friday Geneology
Friday, April 3 | at 10 a.m. | Hosted by: Westbank Libraries

Click here to join First Friday Genealogy, a live virtual program happening Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m.

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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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