What’s Up? Weekly: February 12-16, 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! Have an event to add to the calendar? Submit it here.

Happening All Week

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation Exhibit
Monday, Feb. 12 to 16 | from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd.
Through a vibrant collection of photographs, artifacts, art and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America. Complementing the exhibit, SAAM will host eight docent and educational programming days. Activities include group gallery tours, specialized programming that cover topics on Indian Immigration history, Indian Classical Dance, and Indian Jewelry, and special events such as an Indian regional fashion show, author readings, lectures, and a film screening. The exhibition is presented in partnership between City of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC) and South Asian Austin Moms (SAAM). FREE and open to the public.

Shadowing Austin
Monday, Feb. 12 to 16 | All Day | Public Art Installation, Various Locations
The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, presents Shadowing, a public art installation that utilizes city streetlights to capture and project shadows of passersby. Supported in part by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the installation will catalyze communal interaction and play, and create connections – person to person and person to city. Integrating art and technology, Shadowing underscores Austin’s reputation as a hub for innovation. Launching February 5, the installation will run for six weeks, through the close of the SXSW Festival on March 18. Shadowing street lights will be positioned throughout downtown Austin at: South Congress Avenue, West Monroe Street, Rosewood Avenue, Navasota Street and East 11th Street. A map with detailed locations may be viewed here.

Monday

Complimentary Chocolate & Wine Tastings
Monday, Feb. 12 | from 12 to 6:30 p.m. | Delysia Chocolatier,  2000 Windy Terrace, Ste. 2C
Come sample decadent truffle and bark flavors like rose petal, raspberry and cranberry pistachio. We’ll perfectly pair all our indulgences with rich wines for you and your loved ones to enjoy. We look forward to you joining us! Tastings are complimentary. Wine is complimentary for adults 21 and up. Walk-ins are welcome, no reservations or tickets necessary.

Kids Yoga
Monday, Feb. 12 | from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. | Yarborough Branch, Austin Public Library, 2200 Hancock Dr.
Registered yoga instructor Ali Kamas will lead the class in this fun and playful yoga practice. It is the perfect way for boys and girls to transition from the school hours. Recommended for ages 7 – 12 years. Adult companions are welcome to participate, as well. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel.

Blazer Tag’s 19th Anniversary Celebration (Burnet)
Monday, Feb. 12 | from 4 to 9 p.m. | Blazer Tag Adventure Center, 105 CR 114, Burnet
So this one’s not exactly free but it’s pretty darn close! On Monday, Blazer Tag Adventure Center will celebrate its 19th anniversary with 19-cent laser tag games from 4 to 9 p.m. There will also be giveaways throughout the birthday celebration. This event is open to everyone and all ages are welcome.

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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.