You can catch our top five picks for free weekday fun in Austin every Monday morning on KXAN! Here are some of the exciting events you should put on your calendar this week.
- Preposterous Puppet Show Players Storytime – Wednesday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m. BookPeople’s fantastically ridiculous puppeteers will be perform a fantastic rendition of Martina the Beautiful Cockroach. There will be silly voices, great jokes, and lots and lots of laughs. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.
- Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, January 25 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.
- Texas Radio Live – Wednesday, January 25 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Palomino Shakedown and The Drakes perform. FREE but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.
- Zappos Friends with Benefits Road Show – Friday, January 27 from 4-10:00 p.m. Austinites are invited to hang out with Zappos at this one-of-a-kind pop up experience featuring unique products and giveaways, FREE pet adoptions in partnership with the Austin Animal Center, tasty treats from Torchy’s Tacos, live music from local bands Roxy Roca and Mama K & The Shades, and so much more. FREE! Zappos Pop-up Shop, 1327 S Congress Ave, Austin.
- Exhibition Opening of O N E E V E R Y O N E – Friday, January 27 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Join Landmarks and the Visual Arts Center for the exhibition opening of Ann Hamilton’s community-based portrait series, O N E E V E R Y O N E. The project takes many forms, including architectural panels at the Dell Medical School, a 900-page book and newspaper that will be distributed freely, a website with downloadable photographs, and an exhibition at the Visual Arts Center. The evening will feature a conversation and Q&A with Ann Hamilton led by art critic Nancy Princenthal, who will investigate the artist’s process and various forms of the project. Following the discussion, guests may view a selection of panels featuring Hamilton’s photography and receive her book and newspaper at the Visual Arts Center gallery, on view until February 27. Admission is FREE and open to the public. ART Building Auditorium and Visual Arts Center, 2301 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin.
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