What’s Up? Weekly: September 2-6, 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.


Labor Day Party with Austin Flea and Live Oak Brewing
Monday, September 2 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Live Oak Brewing
, 1615 Crozier Lane
Hang out at this established Austin icon brewery on Monday, September 2 for a Labor Day Party with Live Oak Brewing Company. The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more! Live music and fun for all throughout the day! Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages!


Psychedelic Bingo
Tuesday, September 3 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Zilker Brewing Company
, 1701 East 6th Street
Play Psychedelic BINGO every first TUESDAY of the month. Grab a pal and put on your lucky socks or whatever for a night filled with music, gaming, trivia and trolls. This anything-goes game is MC’d by rockin Wild Bill and The Lost Knobs. Featuring prizes ‘n stuff from both Zilker Brewing and Spicy Boys Chicken. Guaranteed: Healthy competition and tasty beers. Bonus: It’s FREE.


Donation Based Storytime Yoga
Wednesday, September 4| from 9:30 to 10 a.m. | Little Yoga House, 2700 West Anderson Lane Suite 229
Bring your kids of all ages (babies are very welcome) to watch their favorite stories come to life through yoga poses in this donation based class! If you’ve never visited our studio, this is a great way to get an idea of what kids yoga looks like! *please register online beforehand*

Mommy N Me Storytime Gymnastics
Wednesday, September 4 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Astrokids, 13450 North Highway 183, Suite 106
FREE Mommy N Me Story Time & Gymnastics at AstroKids Gym. Story time, bubbles, music, instruments, puppets and more!

High Noon Talk: Hector Garcia
Wednesday, September 4 | from 12 to 1 p.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue
Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture. On the third Wednesday of September, the State of Texas celebrates Hector P. Garcia Day to celebrate the life and legacy of this physician, veteran, founder of the G.I. Forum and a civil rights hero. To learn about this legendary Texan, join Cecilia Garcia-Akers for a talk on her recent biography about the life of her father Hector P. Garcia.

Country Music Sneak Preview
Wednesday, September 4 | from 6:30 to 10 p.m. | ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 West Willie Nelson Boulevard
The event is free but an RSVP is required. https://www.klru.org/rsvp. This September, Ken Burns tells the story of Country Music and the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. KLRU presents a special preview of this exciting new series on September 4th at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Hear from Country Music filmmakers Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, get the inside scoop from Country Music U.S.A. author Bill Malone and Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson and enjoy a sneak peek at clips from the series. The eight-part 16-hour Country Music documentary premieres September 15th on KLRU and includes footage from the Austin City Limits archive of some of the genre’s most breathtaking performances. ACL executive producer Terry Lickona will moderate the panel discussion about the making of the series. KOKE-FM’s Bob Cole will be your host for the evening, which also includes a performance by Sarah Gayle Meech.


Unplugged at the Grove
Thursday, September 5 | at 8 p.m. | Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Road
Join Austin City Limits Radio in celebrating 26 years of ACL Radio’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! It’s 23 consecutive weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas, with absolutely no cover charge! All ages are welcome to attend, and folks 21+ can enjoy $4 Ziegenbocks. The live music kicks off at 8 p.m.


UT Brainstorms: A Conversation on the Brain
Friday, September 6 | from 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, 2313 Red River Street

The Department of Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin is excited to announce the topic for their next UT Brainstorms – The Floating Brain: A Conversation About Navigation, Memory, and Weightlessness in Space, with Dr. James Knierim! The purpose of UT Brainstorms is to connect with the Austin community, and ultimately with the Texas community, to inform and educate about neuroscience research and the influences it has on our daily lives. We seek a two-way conversation where we share our expertise about the brain and we listen to what it means in people’s lives and to the challenges they face as it relates to the brain.  Attendance is free, and complimentary parking is available on-site at LBJ on a first-come, first-served basis.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, September 6 | from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 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. Come 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. Donations can be made via donation bucket at the venue.

Psalm 19 Astronomy Society (Georgetown)
Friday, September 6 | from 7:30 to 11 p.m. | The Square, Corner of 8th and Austin Street, Georgetown

Look at the Moon, Jupiter and stars! The next Psalm 19 Astronomy Society Georgetown event will be at the Square (corner of 8th and Austin St.) Psalm 19 Astronomy Society is an educational sidewalk astronomy ministry with the mission to share the beauty and majesty of God’s universe through astronomy. NOTE: This event is subject to be cancelled due to cloud cover or inclement weather. Please go to our Psalm 19 Astronomy Society group page on Facebook for updates. The group page will be updated 2 hours before each event.

Check out the Free Fun Calendar for even more ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.

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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.
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