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

I’m actually going to say it again — this fall weather we’re having is just phenomenal! It would be a crime not to get outside and enjoy some of these Autumn nights, which brings us to the Fall Concert in the Park.

It’s a perfect night Austin Symphonic Band’s fall concert. Take this as an opportunity to wind down at the end of the weekend and enjoy a great performance. Some of you may know that they also do a fantastic show for Father’s Day in the park as well.

Make a night of the event. Don’t forget snacks, a blanket or chair and get ready to watch the stars come out to the tune of the Austin Symphonic Band.

Having so much free music is one of the perks of living in the Live Music Capital of the World, and we are one lucky city because of it.

The Pecan Street Festival is also happening today.

Admission: Free (may have to pay for parking)

When: Tonight, September 28th

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Zilker Hillside Theatre
2100 Barton Spring Roads
Austin, Texas

http://www.austinsymphonicband.org/Schedule/details.php?id=133

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.

Also, if you can’t make this there is also free yoga on the plaza at Whole Foods this evening!

When: Today, September 24th

Time: Noon – 1pm

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

http://austinparks.org/calendar.html

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

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/