Celebrate Your Austin Weekend With The Best Free Streaming Events Happening May 22 through 24, 2020

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During the quarantine, we’re focusing on digital live streams and events you can log onto for free! While life may be a little bit different right now, a weekend is still a weekend.

Your weekend events are now brought to you by Good Party ATX, your source for Austin events that give back and support your local community. Find parties with a purpose, volunteer opportunities, and more with Good Party ATX. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook, and join Good Party | Connect to meet other Austinites that #GiveaDamn. 

The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.

Here are the top 5 live stream and digital events to help you celebrate your Austin weekend!

  1. Paramount Quaranscreen Film Series: Made in Austin
    All week | Anytime | Hosted by: Paramount Theatre
    Alright alright alright – it’s time to celebrate Austin movies, y’all! Pick out a favorite from their list (our top picks include Dazed and Confused, Office Space, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and pair it with the featured local bites and drinks for a truly Texan night in! This week’s restaurant partner is Cisco’s and the beverage partner is Austin Beerworks. Mention “quaranscreen” with your order to receive 15% off. 
  2. SIMS Lounge Presents: Sofa Sessions
    Through Sunday, May 24 | at 6 p.m. | Hosted by: SIMS Foundation
    May is #MentalHealthMonth. In this historical moment, with the cancellation of most paying work within our industry, coupled with the resulting anxiety and uncertainty, the need for accessible mental health and substance use recovery services and supports for the music community has never been greater. To raise mental health awareness and celebrate music’s ability to bring us together, SIMS is opening up our lounge (virtually of course) throughout the month of May! Watch at: The SIMS Foundation on FB Live, the SIMS Foundation YouTube channel or the artist’s Instagram page. Text SIMS to 44321 to donate during #SofaSessions live streams. Tips are split 50/50 between SIMS and the artists.
  3. Austin Art-O-Rama Virtual Event
    Saturday, May 23 | at Noon | Hosted by: Dougherty Arts Center
    Previously planned to be an in-person event this weekend, and now rescheduled for September 30, the Dougherty Arts Center is giving you a virtual sneak peek of the Austin Art-O-Rama this weekend with behind the scenes studio tours and artist demonstrations.
  4. Living Room Lounge: The Matters
    Saturday, May 23 | at 7 p.m. | Hosted by: Austin Pets Alive!
    Jam out with The Matters, at home in your jammies! Not only can you experience live music from a great Austin band while hanging at home, but tuning into this show will also raise money and support for Austin Pets Alive!. Catch the livestream on the APA! Facebook page and donate at austinpetsalive.org
  5. Walker Lukens Album Watch Party 
    Sunday, May 24 | at 7 p.m. | Hosted by: Cheer Up Charlies
    Tune in to watch performances by Walker Lukens and Mickey Rose live onsite at one of our favorite all-inclusive hangs – Cheer Up Charlies. This show is free and available via livestream, and if you’d like to tip the band they are asking folks to donate to the Cheer Up Charlies staff GoFundMe fundraiser

Bonus Event!

Here’s one in-person event you may want to safely check out!

Art on the Lawn
Sunday, May 24 | at 11 a.m. | Hosted by: Neill-Cochran House Museum
Art on the Lawn is an all outdoors event, safely-hosted by the Neill Cochran House Museum. Seven artists will present their artwork on the lawn, which will also be available for purchase with a portion benefiting the museum. Guests are asked to RSVP so they can prepare accordingly, and to practice social distancing and wear a mask while attending the event. Guests will also be given a museum pass to come back and visit in June. Yay art! 

This list was curated by Good Party ATX’s Sarah K. Wolf. Sarah is an Austin enthusiast, fan of the ’90s, and most importantly, dog mom to her senior rescue dog Rufus. Follow her at @sarahkwolf and @goodpartyatx.

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