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Event: Maifest 2015, May 9, 2015

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Events, Weekend Events | 0 comments

Event: Maifest 2015, May 9, 2015

Join the German Free School for a family friendly festival celebrating spring: Maifest! Kinder-Fun: The Don Harms Marionette show (Shows at 1 & 3 pm), Face-painting, Raffles, Kid’s Costume Contests & Parades, Balloons & Games. Children are encouraged to wear a costume & bring their favorite stuffed animal or toy. Children will meet resident house puppets, Merlin & Olgan, who will interview their stuffed companion & give out prizes. Traditional Music & Entertainment: Accordion & Vocals by Shirley Johnson,...

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Event: Austin Mini Maker Faire, May 16-17, 2015

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Events, Weekend Events | 0 comments

Event: Austin Mini Maker Faire, May 16-17, 2015

The Austin Mini Maker Faire is back for its 4th year, and for the first time, as a 2-day event. Bigger than ever, thanks to major sponsors Intel, Freescale and Silicon Labs, this year’s event will host over 200 makers from Texas and beyond and will be held at Palmer Auditorium on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday May 17th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bringing together Makers from all over central Texas and beyond, Maker Faire celebrates making and materials of all kinds. From rockets to lace making, from robotics to custom poetry, and everything...

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Weekend Events: April 24-26

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Features, Weekend Events | 0 comments

Weekend Events: April 24-26

Happening All Weekend Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26.  Texas Community Music Festival.  FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin. Red Poppy Festival (Georgetown)- Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26. A Georgetown and Central Texas tradition, the Red Poppy Festival is a time to enjoy family and friends, music, food, and fun. For a complete schedule of events, click here. Historic Georgetown Square, Georgetown. YesterFest (Bastrop) – Friday, April...

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Kid Entrepeneurs Share Lemonade Day Lessons Learned

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Austin, Events, Volunteer, Weekend Events | 0 comments

Kid Entrepeneurs Share Lemonade Day Lessons Learned

Running a lemonade stand is a childhood rite of passage. The memories of that jar filling up with coins evoke strong feelings of nostalgia for many of us, even as adults. Lots of lessons can be learned at a lemonade stand: product development, customer service, budgeting, marketing, persistence and more. That said, how many times have you, as a parent, had the experience of suggesting a money-making idea to your child, only to find enthusiasm lags midway through the project, the adult is left to literally (or figuratively) clean up the mess...

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Event: Local Biz Fair in Round Rock

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Event: Local Biz Fair in Round Rock

Safari Champ in Round Rock is hosting a Local Biz Fair this coming Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Austin Diaper Bank. Admission to Safari Champ will be FREE from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and activities include lots of playtime and face painting by GlitteRee. There will be a silent auction with lots of goodies. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to Austin Diaper...

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Event: Renegade Craft Fair Austin Spring Fair, May 16-17

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Events, Weekend Events | 0 comments

Event: Renegade Craft Fair Austin Spring Fair, May 16-17

The Renegade Craft Fair is coming back to Austin, TX on May 16 & 17, 2015! For the first time, the Renegade Craft Fair will take place on Austin’s East side at the Fair Market. As always, the Fair will feature a thoughtfully curated selection of today’s finest independent Makers. Attendees will partake in an exciting weekend of shopping handmade, participating in DIY workshops, and exploring installations and activities with some of the best indie Makers around. The Renegade Craft Fair is free to attend. Hours...

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Weekend Events: April 17-19, 2015

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Weekend Events | 0 comments

Weekend Events: April 17-19, 2015

Happening All Weekend This weekend is opening weekend for Round Rock Express Baseball. Catch a game on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! An Evening at the Ballet- Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Austin City Ballet and The Austin City Youth Ballet will present An Evening at the Ballet under the direction of Carol Feille D’Avila. An Evening at the Ballet features excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Firebird, and Coppelia. En Avant Dance Company debuts a special contemporary performance featuring vocal...

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Event: Shakespeare Under the Stars, April 30-May 24

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Austin Theatre Mama, Events, Weekday Events, Weekend Events | 0 comments

Event: Shakespeare Under the Stars, April 30-May 24

From the battle of the sexes to the marriage of true minds, Austin Shakespeare transforms The Taming of the Shrew to the Austin of the 1890s, where city folk and cowboys collide. Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy Shakespeare under the beautiful evening skies across from Barton Springs Pool. Featuring Gwendolyn Kelso as Kate and Marc Pouhé as Petruchio. Read more about the cast here. What:     The Taming of the Shrew When:     April 30-May 24 (Thursdays-Sundays) at 8pm Where:    Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside...

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Event: Becker Pachanga

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Event: Becker Pachanga

There’s no party like a Becker Pachanga Dance Party! Get your dancing shoes on and head to Becker Elementary for their 4th Annual Pachanga, taking place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. Becker Elementary, the oldest elementary school in South Austin, presents its fourth annual Pachanga Dance Party where families are welcome to eat, play or just shimmy, shake and get down Pachanga-style! Boogieing will be easy with Grammy-winning and Becker Bobcat Dad, Adrian Quesada (of Brownout and Spanish Gold),spinning the dance...

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Event: Violet Crown Spring Festival, May 2nd

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Events, Weekend Events | 0 comments

Event: Violet Crown Spring Festival, May 2nd

Art, music, food and lots of free kids’ activities? Violet Crown Spring Festival has it all! Mark your calendars for May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This fun festival will be in the west-side parking lot of Brentwood Elementary School (6700 Arroyo Seco). Admission is free. The festival – staged by Violet Crown Community Works (VCCW) — will feature local arts and crafts vendors, family fun, children’s activities, live music, and refreshments. The festival’s major sponsors are Austin Chronicle, Amy’s Ice Creams, Burnet Road...

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