The Weekenders: September 19-21, 2014


Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, September 19 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Beatles cover band The Eggmen. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, September 19 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Russian Texas Gypsy music by the Flying Balalaika Brothers. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Head for the Hill’s: Free Music Fridays – Friday, September 19 from 7-9:00 p.m. Hill’s Cafe is excited to announce the return of a live, local music series to the historic Hill’s stage. This week, Sour Bridges performs. A special backyard menu will be available for purchase. Family-friendly and FREE! Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Movies in the Park: Muppets Most Wanted (Cedar Park) – Friday, September 19 at 7:45 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a picnic and movie in the park. Concessions will not be available. Rated PG. FREE! Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.

Talk Like a Pirate for Free Doughnuts – Friday, September 19. In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is rewarding customers who visit the store and talk like a pirate with one FREE original glazed doughnut. If you visit a Krispy Kreme store dressed like a pirate on Friday, you will receive one FREE dozen original glazed doughnuts! Two Austin locations: 701 East Stassney Lane and 12586 Research Blvd.

Frozen Sing-Along (Pflugerville) - Friday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. Join in the fun with a sing-along version of Frozen! Costumes are welcome. There will be a face painter from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your cameras to take photos with Queen Elsa until the movie starts. The movie will start at 7:30 p.m. Bring blankets or folding chairs. Small coolers will be allowed, but no alcohol please. FREE admission and FREE parking (at the Rec Center and to the south in the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot). Please note that the location has changed as the movie has been moved indoors. Pflugerville Recreation Center gymnasium, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville. 


What’s the Story Steve? – Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. Steve Scott, Austin’s only improvising poodle, has finally begun kindergarten and he’s super excited. This improvised, interactive show invites the audience to guide the show through suggestions and even by joining us on stage! Be sure to arrive early as theater capacity is limited. Tickets are pay-what-you-want. ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd., Austin.

Rocket Fizz – Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Last week’s grand opening was such a hit, the new soda pop and candy shop is bringing back the fun this weekend!  Enjoy balloon animals from 11-2 and face painting from 1-4. Anna from Frozen will visit the store from 11-2 and Elsa will be there from 1-4. Obi Wan Kenobi will stop by from 10 to 5 and Batman from 3 – 5. FREE! Rocket Fizz, The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Ct., Suite 120, Austin.
AdvertisementWhole Foods Kid’s Club with Northwest YMCA: Yoga- Saturday, September 20, noon- 2p.m. Calling all KIDS! Join the YCMA in our Community Room each Saturday in September for fun, kid-friendly fitness classes! FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin.

World African Music and Arts Festival - Saturday, September 20, from noon – 6 p.m. Cowry Cultural Foundation brings you African music and arts in their first World African Music and Arts Festival. Line-up includes: U4U Designs Fashion Show (12:00- 1:00), the band Zoumountchi (1:00-2:00), the band F Easy Americana (2:00 – 3:00), the band Bamako Airlines  (3:00-4:00), DJ Happy Larry playing afro-pop (4:00-5:00), and the band The Shrine (5:00-6:00). Featuring delicious food from Wasota African Cuisine, African clothes for sale, and more. FREE! Bring your non-perishables to donate. The festival will be collecting goods for Front Step, Caritas, and Casa Marianella. Check here for weather updates. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Bat Fest (Round Rock) - Saturday, September 20, from noon – 2 p.m. Bats are a key part of Central Texas Wildlife, but what do you know about these mysterious creatures? Come out to the Brushy Creek Community Center Pavilion and Bat Deck for the third annual Bat Fest! Bring the whole family to celebrate our neighborhood bats while enjoying music, bat games, bat crafts, snacks and learn a little about bat life on a tour of the bat cave! Admission is FREE, but guests are asked to bring a canned food item to donate. Brushy Creek Community Center Pavilion and Bat Deck, 16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock.

Book Release Party and Signing for Little Owl’s Day - Saturday, September 20 at 3 p.m. Head over to BookPeople to help author and Austinite Divya Srinivasan celebrate the release of Little Owl’s Day, her latest from Viking Children’s. Enjoy cupcakes and a craft for kids! FREE! For our Q&A with the author, click here. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

Corn on the Cob Eating Contest- Saturday, September 20 at 4 p.m. Local neighborhood comfort food and drink haven Haymaker is celebrating its first-year anniversary with a daylong Midwestern County Fair-themed party. Activities include a corn on the cob contest benefiting East Austin-based Little Artist BIG ARTIST program. $20 entry fee enables participants the chance to win $250. Haymaker, 2310 Manor Road, Austin.

Movie in Tarrytown Park: The Lego Movie - Saturday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner, or plan to purchase food from the P. Terry’s food truck, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Lego Movie will start at dark. For more information, contact Elizabeth Adams at (512) 745-1044. Tarrytown Park, 2106 Tower Dr., Austin.

Dinner and a Movie with DV:MC - Saturday, September 20 at 7 p.m. Like Star Wars or Halo? If so, come see an Austin-made fan film on Saturday. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Cabo Bob’s on West Campus will be hosting the showing of the film and donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds from food sales to charity. Everyone buying dinner will be entered into the raffle. Sponsors will be raffling off great prizes. Come get your picture taken with Halo’s Master Chief, UNSC ODSTs, Star Wars‘ Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and R2D2. See the short fan film here (not rated but be advised that there is violence). Cabo Bob’s, 2828 Rio Grande St, Austin.


Austin Museum Day – Sunday, September 21. The Austin Museum Partnership is proud to host the 17th annual Austin Museum Day, ­a FREE, community­-wide rediscovery of Austin museums. On Sunday, take the entire family out to enjoy local exhibits and activities at more than 35 participating institutions. Special activities planned include a living history tour of downtown Austin, hands-on fun at the Thinkery, weaving on a loom at the Williamson Museum, playing outdoor games at the French Legation, and eating tacos shot from a taco cannon at the O. Henry and Susanna Dickinson Museums! See the schedule here.

Renaissance Day in the Park – Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come get a taste of medieval times thanks to collaboration between Wells Branch and the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The society is an international association of people who re-enact the Middle Ages as they will for Wells Branch with chivalric and rapier demonstrations along with individual guilds including clothiers, fiber artisans, leatherworkers, dancers, scribes, brewers, metal workers, glass engravers, enamelers, herbalists, and others. Many of the ancient arts will be on display in the baseball field at Katherine Fleischer Park. The event is FREE to the public. Roasted corn, sausage on a stick, and drinks will be available for purchase. Check here for weather updates. Katherine Fleischer Park, 2106 Klattenhoff Dr., Austin.


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