It’s going to be a great evening for a movie in the park. It is not exactly Halloween but they’re encouraging viewers to get in the spirit a few days early and dress up for tonight’s showing of Beetlejuice.

Bring your dogs, picnic and lawn chairs for this evening under the Austin stars. I would also recommend bringing bug spray.

Admission: free

When: today, October 29th

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location:
Wooldridge Square
900 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.downtownaustin.com/events/4944/movies-park-beetlejuice

It’s Texas Book Festival time again! This is an absolutely fantastic event that is fun for the entire family.

This annual book-a-palooza was the brain child of former First Lady, Laura Bush. I think the coolest thing about the festival is that it gets people excited about reading and raises tons of cash for Texas libraries.  Since the fest started they’ve awarded over $2.5 million in grant money to state libraries. That is downright inspiring!

The festival will have everything from book signings, panel discussions, author readings, and more.

Check out the Weekend Top Picks for other events happening this weekend.

Admission: Free

When: today, October 26th

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:
The Capitol
between 10th
 & 11th
 Streets
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.texasbookfestival.org/

Photo Credit: James Grayson Photography

Halloween is  a week away and the Bullock Museum is ready to get the party started. Tonight’s event will be fun for the entire family.

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There will be scary stories, experiments, games, costumes, and more. You’ll be able to learn about the science of magic and optical illusions, decorate your own treat bag, explore the museum.

Guests are encouraged to dress up!

Admission: free

When: today, October 24th

Time: 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

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

http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/events/spooktacular-2014

Photo Credit: Bullock Texas History Museum Facebook Page

Yoga good. Parks gooood. Combine the two and offer it for free? I’ll be there. Looks like the weather is going to make it another spectacular day in Austin, Texas.

Bring a yoga mat if you have one, a water bottle and comfortable clothing. Classes run from noon until 1 p.m.

These classes are appropriate for all skill levels. Namaste, y’all.

When: Today, October 22nd

Time: Noon – 1pm

Location:
Republic Square Park
5th and Guadalupe
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.austinparks.org/yoga.html

Photo Credit: Austin Home, http://www.austinhome.com/blog/6-ways-to-enjoy-spring-in-austin.html

Present Company presents Shakespeare In The Park, The Tempest. The play will be outside, under the Austin stars.

They’ll have snacks and cocktails available but you’re welcome to bring your own.  Also don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on.

Present Company is promotion accessible and sustainable art. While the event is free a donation is recommended.

The show is appropriate for all ages.

Admission: donation based

When: today, October 17th & tomorrow, October 18th

Time: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Location:
Rain Lily Farm
914 Shady Lane
Austin, Texas 78702

 

RSVP http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shakespeare-on-the-farm-the-tempest-tickets-13249933909?aff=zvents

 

http://presentcompanytheatre.com/presenting/

October seems to have everyone in the fall mood. For some that means pumpkin carving while for others it means the ideal season for scary movies.

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Jo’s is doing a special Thursday Night Fright Night every Thursday in October. They’ll be showing scary movies, have beer specials and free popcorn! What more could you ask for on a Thursday night? Do I have to mention the weather again, all this week you can get away with wearing a light jacket towards dusk, it’s the best!

Time: 7:30

Schedule:
Today, October 16th – You’re Next
October 23rd – The Beyond
October 30th – The Monster Squad

If you enjoy scary movies you’ll probably enjoy 22 Days of Halloween at The Drive-In.

Location:
Jo’s South Congress
1300 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/events/732206156870479/

 

It’s a rainy morning and if you’re one of the lucky ones to have the day off a trip to the Harry Ransom Center may be just what you are looking for today.

They currently have a special exhibit that gives you a behind the scenes look of Gone With The Wind. They have over 300 rarely and never before seen materials.

For Gone With The Wind fans it is a one of kind opportunity to get an in-depth look at one of the most classic movies of all time.

Admission: free

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
10 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday
Noon–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Location:
Harry Ransom Center
21st and Guadalupe
Austin, Texas

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/visit/gwtw/

Honor flight is an organization that flies WWII Veteran’s to Washington D.C. free of charge so they can see the WWII Memorial.

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Since 2012 they have flown over 600 of our Central Texas WWII Veterans to Washington D.C.  Tonight they arrive back in Austin. You can come out and give them a Texas sized welcome home. They’ll be at the Southwest Ticket counter upstairs.

Here is a video so you can learn more:

If you can’t make it today on October 18th Alamo Drafthouse is having a special screaning of Fury to honor local Veterans. http://www.honorflightaustin.org/2014/10/honor-flight-and-alamo-drafthouse-honor-the-greatest-generation/

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Both my grandpa’s are Veterans. I think this is an amazing opportunity to honor those who have served our country.

When: today, October 12th

Time: 8:30 pm

Location:
Austin Bergstorm Airport
3600 Presidential Avenue
Austin, Texas 78719

https://www.facebook.com/events/738510709531989/

And so we meet again ACL. If you’re looking to avoid the downtown area, Mueller Lake Park has just the event for you.

They’re showing Home Alone, which is such a classic. Yes, it is not quite the holiday season yet but this flick is always a favorite.

Bring snacks, blankets and come enjoy a movie under the stars!

Admission: free

When: today, October 10th

Time:  Activities 6:30 pm
Movie – 8 pm

Location:
Mueller Lake Park
4450 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78722

 https://www.facebook.com/events/364581143705496/

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 month, explore transportation across Texas in the past, present, and future with activities from 12 – 3 pm.

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/visit/events/free-first-sunday-planes-trains-automobiles

Photo Credit: Bullock Texas History Museum