- August 1, 2016

Top 5 FREE Weekday Events: August 1 -5, 2016


Catch our top five picks for free weekday fun in Austin every Monday morning on KXAN! Here are some of the exciting events you can look forward to this week.

Top 5 Free Things to do in Austin

Holly & Emma Swift In-Store Performance – Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar, Austin.

Hillside Summer Concert Series – Tuesday, August 2 from 7-9:00 p.m. Head to the hillside for free, live music every Tuesday in July. Hear live music by Marcos Orozco and Rumores. Bring the whole family, blankets, canned drinks, and lawn chairs, but please leave glass and radios at home. FREE! A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, August 3 from 4-8:00 p.m. At the Thinkery, science and families play side by side. Every Wednesday the museum stays open late for families to discover new ideas and learn together. Cost: Admission is by donation only, with a suggested $1 donation. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.

Echo and the Bats – Thursday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. Dance along with Austin’s first all Youth Librarian Band. You’ve seen their storytimes, now hear some of your favorite kids’ books put to music. Familiar stories, familiar tunes, all new fun for the whole family. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Shrek the Musical – Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5 at 8:15 p.m. Zilker Theatre Production’s summer musical is a cherished Austin cultural event. Shrek The Musical brings the beloved characters from the popular animated films to life on stage. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. There is no charge for parking on Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays, you must pay $5 per car at the meter. FREE; donations greatly appreciated. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

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