The City of Austin has free fun aplenty planned for November. Hold on to your hat, it’s going to be another great month!
Taiwanese American National Celebration – Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Entertainment, history, music, stories and presentation celebrating the Taiwan National Holiday presented by the Austin Chapter of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce. FREE! Asian American Resource Center, AARC Ballroom, Community Room 8, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin.
Austin Nature & Science Center Fall Festival – Saturday, November 1 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit for a FREE family-friendly fall festival! See live owl and bat presentations, find constellations in a planetarium, discover differences between the furs and skulls of different Central Texas animals, and even go on a guided hike in the Zilker Nature Preserve. FREE! Austin Nature & Science Center, 301 Nature Center Drive, Austin.
Dia de los Muertos at Mexican American Cultural Center – Saturday, November 1 from 2-10 p.m. Celebrate the cycle of life remembering our loved ones with respect, honor and joy. Food, live music and dancing for the entire family. FREE! Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., Austin.
Adaptive Outdoor Sports Expo – Thursday, November 6 at 5 p.m. and Friday, November 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join a Veterans Day celebration to raise awareness about Austin-area adaptive outdoor recreation, including rock climbing, fly fishing, paddle and trail sports. The Expo will feature adventure sports presentations by Gene Rodgers on November 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Camacho Activity Center (35 Robert Martinez Jr. St.). On November 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Expo will hold a Capital Area Food Bank Drive and host over twenty vendor booths at Fiesta Gardens (2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.). The first 50 people to bring two canned goods will receive a swag bag of donated goodies!
Master Shao Jing Qun Guzheng Studio Annual Concert – Saturday, November 15 from 7-9 p.m. Classic and modern Guzheng music presented by Master Shao Jing Qun and her students – featured solo, duet, quartet and ensemble. The Guzheng, or “Oriental piano” is a treasured Chinese musical instrument. FREE! AARC Ballroom, Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin.
“Kano” film screening and Q&A with director Umin Boya – Monday, November 17 from 6-9:30 p.m. This film, which was a blockbuster success in Taiwan in 2014, depicts the multi-racial Kano baseball team from southern Taiwan overcoming extreme odds to represent the island in the 1931 Japanese High School Baseball Championship at Koshien Stadium when Taiwan was under Japanese rule. FREE! AARC Ballroom, Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin.