Austin is full of museums.  When you live here, they may be one of the things that you take for granted about our city. Today is the day to go explore all the museums you have been meaning to go to, since it’s Austin Museum Day.

Some participating museums have special activities and exhibits set up.

There are far too many museums to visit in one day so check out the whole list to plan your day.  My advice is to check out the museums that usually charge an admission fee.

Here are a few of my favorite participating museums: Thinkery, Bob Bullock Museum, Harry Ransom Center, Texas State Capitol, Texas Military Forces Museum, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Laguna Gloria, and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. There are tons of fun museums participating, so visit what perks your interest.

Here is a great map so you can plan your day. https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zemW3uJoQs5Y.kdloj7R8v9Kk

Admission: free

When: today, September 21st

See participating museums on website.

http://www.austinmuseums.org/museumday/

 

 

Austin certainly is a city that loves its yoga, and Whole Foods is offering it for free on their plaza on Wednesdays during the month of September.

All you need to bring is a yoga mat and water. I went to some of their sunset yoga classes last year and the class gets pretty full, so I suggest getting their a little early to set up a spot. It’s beautiful, breezy and relaxing at sunset on the terrace, and you can head inside and grab a healthy dinner post yoga! The class is open to all ages.

Namaste, yall.

Admission: Free

When: Wednesdays in September

Time:  8pm

Location:
Whole Foods Downtown
524 North Lamar
Austin, Texas 78703

https://www.facebook.com/brasilsulshop

Photo Credit: Whole Foods Austin Facebook Page

The First Sunday of the month admission is free to the Bullock Texas History Museum and you are invited to come explore the museum.

For those who have not been the museum is amazing. It is three floors of Texas history through various exhibits and artifacts.

This Sunday they’re focusing on Veteran’s Voices. If you stop by be sure to make the time to write a letter to an active duty service member or wounded warrior.

Admission: free

When: the first Sunday of the month

Time: noon – 6 pm

Location:
Bullock Texas History Museum
1800 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/plan-your-visit/upcoming-events

Photo Credit: Bullock Texas History Museum

Summer is officially coming to an end. Blues on the Green is done for the season and tonight is the last Do512 Sound & Cinema of the season. Trailer food, live music, and a movie make the perfect trifecta so I’m sad to see this one go.

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Some of our favorite food trailer’s will be on site to provide snacks and dinner. You’ll find Frank, The Peached Tortilla, Yeti Frozen Custard, Garbo’s Maine Lobster, Whole Foods, Uncle Louie G’s, and Boomerang’s.

Pets unfortunately are not invited to the party.

August 20: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind with The Octopus Project

Admission: Free

Food Trailers Open: 6 pm
Sunset Concerts Begin: 7 pm
The Movie Begins: 8 pm

Location:
The Long Center Terrace
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://thelongcenter.org/event/sounds-cinema/

There are only TWO more Hartman Foundation concerts in the park this season. So if you’ve been putting this off all summer now is the time to make it a priority!

Hartman Foundation Concert in the Park will be the perfect, relaxing way to wind down the weekend. These weekly concerts are one of Austin’s true summer treasures. They are one of my favorite things to do to end a summer weekend in Austin.

Each week features a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony. They will play an array of everything from jazz, light classical, pop selections and film scores.

The city of Austin at sunset is a great background as you listen to live music. Remember to bring a picnic dinner and blanket!

If you’re looking for more free fun today, check out the free musical The Wizard of Oz!

Admission: free

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

2014 Schedule:

August 17 – Woodwinds
August 24 – Big Band

Location:
The Long Center Terrace
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.austinsymphony.org/events/austin-symphony-hartman-foundation-concerts-in-the-park/

This event is for Austin’s wine lovers. Each month the Hill Country Galleria has a Wine Walk that allows you to sip wine from around the globe and do a little shopping at the Galleria.

You’ll pick up a guide-map at the Twin Liquors in the Galleria, then set off on your quest!

The Wine Walk is free and open to the public, and it’s a great event to attend with a group of friends, on a date, or if you’re just looking to spice up your Thursday night routine.

Admission: Free

When: Today, August 14th  (this event is monthly and falls on the second Thursday of the month)

Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

Starting Location:
Hill  Country Galleria – Twin Liquors
12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Bee Cave, Texas 78738

http://www.hillcountrygalleria.com/event/august-wine-walk/2145430129

There are only a few more Monday’s left for you to enjoy Mooooooovie Monday at Amy’s Ice Cream. Tonight they’re showing Finding Nemo on their projection screen.

Grab a burger from Phil’s Ice House and then finish it off with ice cream. They’ll have themed ice cream flavors to go with the movie!

The mosquitos seem to be in full force lately, so don’t forget your off!

Admission: free

Time: dusk (8:00-ish)

Schedule:

8/4 Finding Nemo
8/11 101 Dalmatians
Season Finale: 8/18 Monsters Inc and Monsters University

Location:
Amy’s Ice Cream –Burnet Road
5624 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756

http://www.amysicecreams.com/latest-scoop/2014/6/18/moooovie-mondays.html

 

 

I know I’ve already posted about this summer’s musical in the park but the weather we’re having this weekend is fantastic and it just seems like the perfect time to make this a priority!  Plus, it’s free.

Now in its 56th year, Zilker Theatre Productions is proud to bring you Oklahoma the musical. This is one of the most anticipated events in Austin every summer.

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The outdoor venue at Zilker is perfect for an evening under the stars, and once the sun goes down, the weather is much more bearable.

Don’t forget to bring a blanket, a loaded picnic basket, a cooler (no glass), bug spray, and anything else you need for a wonderful evening under the Austin sky. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed.

If you’re worried about rain, call the hotline at (512) 479-9491 and get the updates on the status of the show.

Admission: Free

Parking: $5.00 per car

When: Thursday-Sunday now – August 16th

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Zilker Hillside Theatre
2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.zilker.org

Photo: Zilker Hillside Theatre Facebook page

Hartman Foundation Concert in the Park will be the perfect, relaxing way to wind down the weekend. These weekly concerts are one of Austin’s true summer treasures. They are one of my favorite things to do to end a summer weekend in Austin.

Each week features a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony. They will play an array of everything from jazz, light classical, pop selections and film scores.

The city of Austin at sunset is a great background as you listen to live music. Remember to bring a picnic dinner and blanket!

If you’re looking for more free fun today, check out the free musical at Zilker Hillside Theatre, Oklahoma!

Admission: free

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

2014 Schedule:

July 27 – Big Band

August 3 – Strings
August 10 – Brass
August 17 – Woodwinds
August 24 – Big Band

Location:
The Long Center Terrace
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.austinsymphony.org/events/austin-symphony-hartman-foundation-concerts-in-the-park/

The popular Friday night concert series is in its eleventh season. These family friendly concerts on the Lone Star Plaza are a perfect place to spend a Friday evening. Tonight is the last one of the season.

This is a great time to come check out the Bob Bullock Museum as the museum will be open and free during the concert. Don’t forget to grab your blankets, chairs and bug spray as you come enjoy the free show under the star at the Bob Bullock Museum.

It really is a treat to hear some fantastic music and explore the wonders of the Texas History Museum.

For other events happening this weekend check out our Weekend Top Picks.

Admission: free

When: today, July 25th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Location:
Bullock Texas History Museum
1800 Congress Drive
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/plan-your-visit/upcoming-events

 

Photo Credit: http://www.textraveler.com/p/bob-bullock-museum/