- Kano Film Screening and Q&A – Monday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. In collaboration with Austin Taiwanese Association and Taiwanese American Professionals – Austin, the Asian American Resource Center presents a screening of Kano followed by a Q&A with Director Umin Boya. Kano is a 2014 Taiwanese baseball film that depicts how the multiracial Kano baseball team from southern Taiwan overcame great odds to represent the island in the 1931 Japanese High School Baseball Championship. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., screening is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available for sale. FREE and open to the public. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin.
- Free Ice Cream Day at Amy’s – Tuesday, November 18 from 3-7:00 p.m. In honor of the support you’ve provided for the last 30 years, Amy’s is hosting a FREE ice cream day! Get a free tiny or small ice cream with one topping (anything larger is full price), from 3-7:00 p.m. Amy’s Ice Creams, all 13 Austin locations.
- Dinner and a Movie in the Plaza (Round Rock) – Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. Movies in the Plaza returns with Smokey and the Bandit at 7:00 p.m. (dark). Music begins at 6:00 p.m. The Brass Tap will be onsite selling refreshments. Rated PG. FREE! Main Street Plaza, 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock.
- Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival (Bee Cave) – Thursday, November 20 from 6-9:00 p.m. Enjoy a holiday concert by The Vintage 15, face painting, and holiday carolers. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m.; Santa will arrive at 7:00 p.m., escorted by the Lake Travis High School Cavalettes. Then, stick around for the lighting of the holiday tree, and a fireworks show. The CW Star, Annaka Chesnutt, will be on hand to help everyone welcome Santa. FREE! Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.
- Hot Science – Cool Talks – Friday, November 21 at 5:45 p.m. Drones have been all over the media as well as our imaginations. What’s real and what’s possible for these remarkable flying machines? Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Todd Humphreys will consider the ways drones can be used in the future versus what is portrayed in the movies. He will also show us how his team was the first to successfully demonstrate that drones could be commandeered by GPS hacking. Interactive Fair from 5:45-7:00 p.m.; Talk begins at 7:00 p.m. FREE! UT Campus, Welch Hall Auditorium, 105 E 24th St, Austin.
For more free weekday fun, check out What’s Up? Weekly (Nov 17-21, 2014).