The Weekenders: August 29- September 1, 2014

Will Taylor & Strings Attached at Central Market North – Friday, August 29, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Enjoy FREE live music on the patio, while kids explore the huge playscape! Central Market, 4001 North Lamar, Austin.

Back to School Pool Party – Friday, August 29 from 5-8:00 p.m. The community is welcome to attend this open house event featuring live music by the pool, face painting, bounce houses, pool games, and specials on food and drink purchases. There will also be a donation drive collection box on site for the Texas Advocacy Project’s Backpacks for Hope campaign. FREE! Balcones Country Club, 8600 Balcones Club Dr, Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, August 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night. Pick up dinner at a downtown restaurant or bring your own picnic (no glass please). This week, Franklin’s Tower plays Upbeat Bluegrass. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.


Back to School Festival – Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment for the whole family, healthy meals for kids, FREE backpacks and school supplies, and more! This festival is sponsored by El Mundo. FREE! Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Drive, Austin.

Craft Time for Kids- Bring the kids, ages 3 and up, to make a Whimsical Wind Catcher. FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Center, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

Alamo Kid’s Club: NeverEnding Story II – Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m. See a FREE 35mm screening of The NeverEnding Story II! The movie begins at 11 a.m., but be sure to arrive early to snag your free tickets! Toy Joy will be on hand with games and prizes. Alamo Kids Club screenings are for children age 3 and up and their adults. Infants will not be allowed in the theater. Alamo South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

University Co-op GameDay with Vince Young – Saturday, August 30, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Experience the excitement of UT Longhorns Football GameDay at the first Co-op GameDay Tailgate party of the season! Co-op GameDay is a FREE event open to all which will feature fun activities including: an autograph signing with Vince Young, facepainting, a football fan photo booth, dunk tank, food trucks, Horns Illustrated football trivia tent, and loads of Longhorns prize giveaways. University Co-Op, 2246 Guadalupe St., Austin.Advertisement
Noche de Folklor – Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. Join the Roy Lozano Ballet Folklorico de Texas School of Dance and Adult Performing Company for a FREE show at Zilker Hillside Theater. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.


Dog Days of Summer at HOPE Farmers Market – Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Celebrate mutts, pups, best furry friends, and pooches this Sunday at HOPE Farmers Market’s Dog Days of Summer Event! FREE! Plaza Saltillo, East 5th and Comal Street, Austin.

Long Center Open House – Sunday, August 31, from noon – 4 p.m. Enjoy all-access backstage tours, special ticket offers, FREE performances, kids’ activities, food and more! Be introduced to Founding Resident Companies Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Austin as well as Resident Companies Austin Shakespeare, Conspirare, Pollyanna Theatre and Tapestry Dance Company. At this FREE Open House, visitors will be treated to previews from the upcoming seasons of Austin’s premiere performing arts organizations. Live performances will take place throughout the day in both the Rollins Studio Theatre and Michael & Susan Dell Hall. Long Center, 701 W Riverside Drive, Austin.

Really Really Free Market – Sunday, August 31, from 1 – 3 p.m. Get new duds at this market – it’s like a garage sale, where everything is FREE! Chestnut Community Park, 2207 East 16th St (at Chestnut St), Austin.

Splash Jam (Cedar Park) – Sunday, August 31, from 5 – 9 p.m. The event kicks off with a washer tournament at 4 p.m. with the rest of the event starting at 5 p.m. Admission is FREE.  Live music and inflatables will be FREE. Fees apply for face painting, food concessions, mechanical bull, carnival games, hamster balls, quad jump, super slide, rock wall, caricatures, spinner ride, and Milburn Pool (1-8 p.m.). The event will end with a fabulous fireworks display. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.


Free Day of Yoga – Monday, September 1. Participating studios across the Austin area will offer FREE classes for people of every age and fitness level!  You can see the Free Day of Yoga schedule online or download a copy (pdf). If you’re on your phone, check out the mobile version of the schedule.

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