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.
National Fossil Day Celebration – Wednesday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. National Fossil Day is a nationwide celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Texas Memorial Museum will be open with FREE admission and activities. Donations accepted. Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity St, Austin.
Paramount Storytime – Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. Paramount Theatre is revving up for the upcoming production of The Man who Planted Trees with a lively reading of Dr. Seuss’s classic, The Lorax. The fun will continue with a FREE ticket drawing and a tree-themed craft. BOGO coupons for the show will also be available to attendees. FREE! Thinkery admission during Community Night is by donation only, with a suggested $1 donation. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.
Science Under the Stars: Glowing Oceans – Thursday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. Events start at 8:00 p.m. outdoors. Arrive early for refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages. Guided tours of the field lab are available. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. FREE! Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. The tradition of Shakespeare in Ramsey Park continues with this new fall show. Something for Nothing Theater company produces the plays with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the wonderful language of Shakespeare. FREE! Donations accepted. Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin.
Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival – Friday, October 14 from 2-11:00 p.m. You’ll have the up-close and personal chance to see, hear, and get to know some very talented performers who have a deep love of the art of songwriting. Event stages are hosted by Dripping Springs’ most popular venues, all located within safe, easy walking distance of each other. View the performance schedule here. FREE! Downtown Dripping Springs.