The Weekenders: September 25 – 27, 2015

What’s happening this weekend in Austin? A lot, my friend!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Madness Comic Book Swap – 3-7 p.m., Bring your old comics in good condition and a bag for the new comics you’ll swap them out for! Upcycle old comic pages with bookmark and button crafts or watch a superhero cartoon. All attendees will receive one ticket for a comic (while supplies last) and can receive up to five tickets for donated comics in good condition. Light refreshments will be available. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch.

Terra Toys 35th Birthday – Noon – 6 p.m., Come celebrate Terra Toys’ 35th Birthday and the official grand opening of their new espresso bar, the Wind-Up! Enjoy FREE birthday cake, party games, drink specials, plus exclusive Terra Toys screen printed T-shirts and CDs! y is two days! RSVP 512-445-4489 for groups over 5 people. Terra Toys, 2438 W. Anderson Lane.

Movies in the Park: Cinderella (Cedar Park) – 7:30 p.m., Pack a picnic, bring lawn chairs and the entire family to watch Cinderella in the park! FREE! Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity during National Public Lands Day. Information here.

National Hunting and Fishing Day (Round Rock)-  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join Kids Outdoor Zone in celebrating the original outdoor challenge–National Hunting and Fishing Day. It will be a FREE family–event, with fun and educational hands–on activities that everyone will enjoy. This is a great way to introduce youth and newcomers to outdoor sports while teaching them about the important role that hunting and fishing play in Texas’ wildlife conservation programs. The Kids Outdoor Zone is a youth hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure ministry based in Austin, TX. Old Settlers Park, 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.

Texas Teen Book Festival - 8:30 a.m. – 6 :30 p.m., The Texas Teen Book Festival is a one-day event that celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting teens to visit with many of the most popular and critically acclaimed Young Adult authors in the country. Check the complete schedule here. St. Edward’s University, 3001 S Congress Ave.

Dino Day – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Enjoy a fun filled day of exploration at Dinosaur Day at Champion Park on Saturday, September 26!  The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and includes free hot dogs and chips while supplies last, an inflatable playhouse, and other activities for the children.  All the activities will be FREE and open to the public. Champion Park, 3830 Brushy Creek Rd.

Batman Day at Dragon’s Lair - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Enjoy a day all about Batman with board game demos, Batman movie screenings, coloring contest for kids and more. FREE! Dragon’s Lair Austin, 2438 Anderson Lane, Suite B-1.

Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze - 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Barton Hill Farms is set amongst 100-year-old cottonwood trees, rolling grassy hills and the picturesque Colorado River. The Fall Festival & Corn Maze is the perfect setting to let your kids enjoy true outdoor entertainment, including rides, games, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, local vendors and farm animals. Admission: General admission is $8* for ages 3 to 10 and $11* for ages 11 and up, and includes entry into the grounds, the corn maze, pumpkin patch, and slides. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop.
AdvertisementPecan Street Festival – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Twice a year twenty-four blocks of 6th Street are transformed into The Pecan Street Festival. Featuring over 300 artists and original artisans, three stages of live music, a wide variety of ethnic and regional food, children’s workshops, a petting zoo, magic shows, title sponsors, interactive installments, and so much more; there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Bring the family, bring the dog, love Austin, love Art. FREE!  6th Street from I-35 to Brazos.

Terra Toys 35th Birthday – Noon – 6 p.m., Come celebrate Terra Toys’ 35th Birthday and the official grand opening of their new espresso bar, the Wind-Up! Enjoy FREE birthday cake, party games, drink specials, plus exclusive Terra Toys screen printed T-shirts and CDs! y is two days! RSVP 512-445-4489 for groups over 5 people. Terra Toys, 2438 W. Anderson Lane.

Round Rock Ballet Folklorico Performance (Cedar Park) – 2-2:30 p.m., Join the library for a very special dance performance from Round Rock Ballet Folklorico. This outstanding dance group is dedicated to promoting authentic folklore from Mexico and has delighted audiences from all over Texas and many other states. Entertaining and fun for all ages! FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Barton Hill Farms is set amongst 100-year-old cottonwood trees, rolling grassy hills and the picturesque Colorado River. The Fall Festival & Corn Maze is the perfect setting to let your kids enjoy true outdoor entertainment, including rides, games, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, local vendors and farm animals. Admission: General admission is $8* for ages 3 to 10 and $11* for ages 11 and up, and includes entry into the grounds, the corn maze, pumpkin patch, and slides. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop.

Pecan Street Festival – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Twice a year twenty-four blocks of 6th Street are transformed into The Pecan Street Festival. Featuring over 300 artists and original artisans, three stages of live music, a wide variety of ethnic and regional food, children’s workshops, a petting zoo, magic shows, title sponsors, interactive installments, and so much more; there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Bring the family, bring the dog, love Austin, love Art. FREE!  6th Street from I-35 to Brazos.

Afternoon in the Garden: Children in History, Going Back to School in the Mid-1800s - 1-4 p.m., It’s September and the beginning of a brand new school year! Learn old-time weather sayings that pioneers used to help forecast the weather and see which signs of changing weather you can find throughout the Botanical Garden. Tour the Swedish cabin, watch blacksmiths at work and visit the Esperanza Schoolhouse to learn some new pioneer skills and practice calligraphy. Fashion a feather quill pen and write a letter to a loved one on antiqued paper, complimented with natural inks derived from local plants and resources, and then seal it with a traditional wax seal stamp as the icing on the cake! included with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. 

ZACH Theatre’s Winnie the Pooh – 2 p.m., Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy ZACH’s newest production that includes Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, and Rabbit, too. This fun, musical adaptation of the beloved Winnie the Pooh stories is full of creative story telling, clowning, and physical comedy. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for kids. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road.  –> Win tickets here!

Community Art Sunday – 2-5 p.m., Community Art Sunday celebrates community spirit through dance, music, food, gardening, parades, and inventing. Hosted at the Center for Creative Action, this inclusive, family-friendly event inspires creativity and well-being through workshops, interactive art experiences, and a performance by Tiarra Girls. Center for Creative Action, 2921 E. 17th St., Bldg. B. 

Austin School Rock Best of Season – 3 p.m., The Best of Season Summer show will have a sampling of songs from each show we had in our 2015 Summer Season. Tickets: $7. All proceeds go to the Allstar Program. The North Door, 502 Brushy Street.

Austin Symphonic Band Fall Concert in the Park-  7-8:30 p.m. The Austin Symphonic Band presents its traditional Fall concert in Zilker Park. Bring a snack and spread your blanket under the pecan trees at the beautiful Hillside Theatre. Then watch the stars come out as the band showcases music as big as the great outdoors. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater,‎ 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

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