Oct 26, 2014

Free Fun Today

  • Weekend Top 10 FREE Events (Oct 24-26, 2014)
    Spooktacular at the Bullock Museum - Friday, October 24 from 5-8 p.m. Discover the spooky side of Texas at this family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, featuring performances, games, interactive activities, science, and more for kids ages five and up. Come in costume for a special prize, and enjoy a fun-filled night at the museum. Interactive activities will be provided by Austin Reptile Shows, Mad Science, and Girlstart. Explore three floors of Museum exhibits and uncover the mysteries of ...
  • Polkapocalypse!
    The Elisabet Ney Museum, Texas Folklife, and Polkaworks present the return of Polkapocalypse, Sunday, October 26, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.This year’s Polkapocalypse will showcase Polka music, a rich Texas cultural tradition that draws upon the diverse ethnic cultures that helped build the current Texas cultural landscape. Tap your feet to that crazy Czech, German, Ukranian, Polish, Slavic, and Mexican Polka beat!Live music schedule:Noon - 1 p.m. - Los Morale ...
  • Storytimes for Working Parents
    The Austin Public Library is hosting a series of storytimes for working parents and their children this fall from October 26 to December 5, 2014 at various branches. Evening and weekend storytimes allow parents and caregivers additional scheduling flexibility and access to Library programs. Fun stories, rhymes, songs and more can now be enjoyed by the whole family outside of the traditional work day. Upcoming working parent storytimes include:Mondays, 6 PM - Dual Language: Spanish - Engli ...
  • Free Fun in Austin: Date Night Edition (October 23-26, 2014)
    Thursday, October 23, 2014Fright Night at Jo's SoCoWith Halloween only a week away, you're running out of chances to catch a FREE movie at Jo's Coffee on South Congress! This week's screening will be The Beyond at sunset (7:30ish). Bring a chair and a friend; there will be FREE popcorn for sharing. "Boos" cost extra. (Jo's, 1300 South Congress Ave, Austin)Mrs. Glass 100th Show at the Blackheart PartyTo celebrate their long-running and wildly popular resid ...
  • Giveaway: Ladies' Night Out with the Dirty Easel
    Fill in the blank: The last time I painted for my own enjoyment was ____________.As a mom, I've attempted to paint numerous times in the past few years. Of course, the whole time I was doing it, I watched my daughter get paint in her hair and on the table, mopped water off the floor as she flung her brush around excitedly, and tried to keep my mouth shut spewing rules so I wouldn't stifle her creativity.The Dirty Easel is the brainchild of Christiane Michaelis, resident Austinite, who says ...
  • Pumpkin Sculpting Competition at Umlauf
    Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum will host a Pumpkin Sculpting Competition on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 12-4 p.m.Grab a pumpkin at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and learn the tricks of the trade to carving a jack-o’-lantern from Professor Pumpkin. Win bragging rights and prizes by entering your masterpiece in the competition! Admission is free when you bring three healthy, nonperishable food items to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank.For more information, visi ...
  • Giveaway: Fairytale Threads $50 Gift Cards
    Attention, savvy shoppers! The Fairytale Threads consignment sale returns to Austin next week, and two Free Fun in Austin readers will win gift cards to spend at the event! Each prize pack includes two presale passes along with a $50 gift card!Never attended Fairytale Threads before? This consignment event, held several times each year in the Austin area, allows families to sell their new and gently loved items for babies, toddlers and kids to other families l ...
  • 2014 Fall Festivals in Austin and Beyond
    It's officially Autumn, so let the fall fun and games commence! Pumpkins, corn mazes, and hay rides await. Here are some of the fall festivals coming up in Austin and beyond. Many are free, but those that are not have the admission fees listed below. Ongoing EventsBarton Hill Farms Fall Festival and Go Horns Corn Maze (Bastrop)Join Barton Hill Farms for the 2014 Fall Festival and GO HORNS Maze! The farm is set amongst 100-year old cottonwood trees, rolling grass hills and the beauti ...

Today's Film - Special Screenings

  • Marie Antoinette (Special Screening)
    Don?t fear the film's early reviews from Cannes, which too often slighted it for being fluffy (it isn?t, though its heroine is) or ahistorical (it isn?t, though it is contemporary).

Today at the University of Texas

UT Public Events Calendar

Today's Music in the Clubs

Today's calendar of live music at The Austin Chronicle.

Band descriptions can be found at Unlock Austin.


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