What’s Up? Weekly: September 3-7, 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!

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Happening All Week

Art at Flower Hill
Monday through Friday, September 3 through 7 | All Day | Neill Cochran House, 2310 San Gabriel St.
Austin artist Valerie Fowler has created a body of work that includes paintings, drawings and mixed media inspired by the light, air, and landscape that is Flower Hill, the 1877 Austin home to three generations of the Smoot family. The Neill-Cochran House Museum, in collaboration with the Flower Hill Foundation, will display Fowler’s works in an exhibit titled “Art at Flower Hill,” on view September 1 through 15.


Bey-bor Day!
Monday, September 3 | from 12 to 8 p.m. | St. Elmo Brewing Company, 440 E Saint Elmo Rd.
Happy (almost) 37th anniversary of your labor Queen B!  In honor of Bey’s birthday St. Elmo’s will be RE-releasing our beer BEY: a Honey Ale brewed by the Beybs of St Elmo using locally sourced honey. What better way to spend your last day of a long holiday by drinking cold beer for a cause? 10% of sales that day will go to the Girls Empowerment Network, a local non-profit organization which promotes self- esteem and skills in young girls. There will be a representative from GEN on site from Noon to 2 p.m.

Live Oak’s Labor Day Weekend Afternoon Concert Series!
Monday, September  3 | from 12 to 9 p.m. | Live Oak Brewing Company, 1615 Crozier Ln., Del Valle
This Labor Day weekend, kick back and let local musicians and brewers labor for you. This is as live and local as it gets, y’all. They’ll have live local music every afternoon, cold beer, and fresh food from The Black Forest. Spend your holiday weekend here! As always, Live Oak is family-friendly and welcome well-behaved, furry friends on leash. Get details on the music line-up here.

Capitol Rotunda Community Sing
Monday, September 3 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave.
The Texas Capitol is a glorious space for singing in community. The acoustics are unmatched and the symbolism of singing songs for connection and belonging in an historically divided political space is not insignificant. Song circles are lead by community song leader, Josh Blaine. Gifts/donations are graciously accepted to help support our mutual flourishing but are by no means required. Your presence is the greatest gift at all.

Music Bingo Night
Monday, September 3 | at 7 p.m. | Halcyon Mueller, 1905 Aldrich St.
You’ve played trivia. You’ve played bingo. Now, for the first time Halcyon Mueller is putting them together for music trivia bingo! Who needs boring numbers? These bingo cards will have pictures of album covers and instead of calling numbers, the MC will be playing audio clips. Get 5 in a row, win a prize! Halcyon Mueller has a full bar with a great drink selections, delicious coffee and plenty of prizes! Free to play. Bring your friends. Bingo starts right at 7.

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Tinkergarten at Festival Beach Food Forest
Tuesday, September 4 | from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. | Festival Beach Food Forest, 1/2 25 Waller St.
At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Taelor Monroe, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Designed for children ages 18-36 months. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome. Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Free Baby Playtime at Toybrary (for 1-6 months old)
Tuesday, September 4 | from 1 to 3 p.m. | Toybrary, 2001 Justin Ln.
Join for a FREE baby play time at Toybrary Austin every Tuesday afternoon. Babies must be 1 mo. to 6 mos. to participate.

AMF Presents: Music Publishing Demystified
Tuesday, September 4 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd.
Join for a panel discussion covering the topic of Music Publishing: understanding song ownership, your rights as a songwriter, and how to generate revenue from royalties. Stick around after the panel for a free show from Texas’ favorite one-man funk band, Henry & the Invisibles! Music starts at 9 p.m.

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High Noon Talk: Tio Cowboy
Wednesday, September 5 | from 12 to 1 p.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture. One of the best tie-down calf ropers and rodeo cowboys ever, came out of South Texas. Juan Salinas grew up on a ranch near Laredo and competed in Texas rodeos from the mid-1920s to 1935. Later, he followed the national rodeo circuit from Texas to New York’s Madison Square Garden and gained celebrity status, even befriending folks like Gene Autry and Sally Rand. Join author Ricardo Palacios for a talk on the book Tío Cowboy, which chronicles the life of his uncle Juan Salinas and the South Texas cowboys of Mexican descent whose successes have all too rarely been reported. RSVP is free.

Wednesday Farmers’ Market at Mueller
Wednesday, September 5 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller, 4209 Airport Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
Make Mueller on Wednesdays your fave hang spot with friends or the fam. Perfect for an after work or after school wind down, TFM Mueller on Wed features 50 local food artisans, sustainable farmers and ranchers and craft beverages. Pack a blanket and picnic lakeside! Sip and stroll along Mueller Lake park under the shady trees beside the historic Browning Hangar. Take the kiddos for independent play in our play area, pony rides and other great family fun.

Butterfly Bluegrass Jam
Wednesday, September 5 | from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 1605 E. 38th & 1/2
Join Eddie Dickerson and Emma Dean as they lead us in a rousing Hump Day Bluegrass session! Bring your favorite instrument and jump on in, or sit back and sip something cold and delicious while listening to Bluegrass under the stars.

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First Thursday at TOMS
Thursday, September 6 | from 4 to 8 p.m. | TOMS Austin, 1401 S. Congress Ave.
TOMS Austin and Austin Makers Collective present First Thursday! Stop by the first Thursday of the month for Dulce Vida margaritas, local vendors, music, art, raffles, sales and fun.

Starry Nights at Girlstart
Thursday, September 6 | from 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Girlstart STEM Center, 1400 W. Anderson Ln.
Girlstart’s STEM Studio and Mini-Planetarium is a unique space for families to explore astronomy! Starry Nights are held the first Thursday of every month (except January, June, July and August), with each month featuring a new astronomy experience and related hands-on activities. All ages are welcome.
Hands-on activities include: Explore sound with a Greek lyre harp instrument, program drones to help Helios pull the Sun across the sky, create a unique Olympic wreath, design your own Greek god or goddess. Additional activities and resources from the Austin Astronomical Society.

Grassy Thursday
Thursday, September 6 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | St. Elmo Brewing Company, 440 E. St. Elmo Rd.
Head out for one of the best free shows in Austin. Some of the top pickers around play a THREE HOUR set at St Elmo every Thursday RAIN or SHINE! Couple that with good beer and hot food, and we have a recipe for a great night. Pet friendly outside.

Austin Parks Foundation Presents Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, September 6 | at 8:15 p.m. | Adams Hemphill Park, 201 W. 30th St.
Be our guest with Austin Parks Foundation’s special screening of Beauty and the Beast at Adams Hemphill Park as part of the the Movies in the Park series. Bring a blanket and the whole family for this can’t-miss summer event under the beautiful Austin night sky. Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs food truck will be serving up frozen treats!

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Guzu Gallery Presents Boston Hardcore: A Terrier CVLT Exhibition of Pop-Culture and Boston Terriers 
Friday, September 7 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | Guzu Gallery, 5000 S. Lamar Blvd.
This September, Guzu Gallery presents a new breed of pop culture. They’re handing over the gallery reins to artist group and lifestyle brand, Terrier Cvlt…and things are about to get paw-esome! Terrier Cvlt is a wild pack of artists from all over the globe who share one common bond, their love for Boston Terriers! From mashup designs to fictional movie posters they create and design what can only be classified as pup-cvlture fur the dog loving masses. The opening reception is happening on Friday, September 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. and the exhibition will be on display through September 30. Complimentary drinks will be provided by Austin Beerworks, and Zucchini Kill Bakery will be on hand with all sorts of sweet treats for peeps and pups. Free admission. All ages. Small dogs welcomed.

I Can Only Imagine Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, September 7 | from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. | The Community Cinema at Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a FREE movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screeningGet there early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks. Hot dogs, milkshakes, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase (cash preferred). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

Music in the Park (Pflugerville)
Friday, September 7 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.| Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd., Pflugerville 
The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights. There’s no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, pfurry friends, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Alcohol is allowed, but no glass containers are permitted in the park. This week’s movie is Coco.

Movies in the Park (Cedar Park)
Friday, September 7 | from 8 to 10 p.m.| Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park
Show Dogs will be playing at Elizabeth Milburn Park. Admission is free. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars. Concessions will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited.

Movies in the Park
Friday, September 7 | from 8 to 10 p.m.| Easton Park, 7000 Cardinal Bloom Loop
Take your blankets and lawn chairs to Bryant Park and enjoy a film under the stars during the Movie in the East series. Glass containers are prohibited. Admission is free. All movies start at dusk.

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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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