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Hat Creek Burger Co. is coming to the Domain! To celebrate the addition to the neighborhood, Whole Foods Domain is teaming up with them and Cuvee Coffee to throw a family-friendly Local Block Party on Saturday, November 5th.

Swing by anytime from 8-11 am for free tacos and fixins’ from Hat Creek Provisions, free coffee from Cuvee Coffee, as well as live music and face painting! What better way can an Austin family spend a Saturday morning than to enjoy local fare + entertainment for free?

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What: Local Block Party

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 8-11 a.m.

Where: Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin

Cost: FREE

More Information: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=1995261

If you want to listen to some live music during weekend two of ACL but don’t feel like fighting the masses or paying big bucks, come on out to a FREE family-friendly show featuring musicians playing on the ACL Kiddie Limits stage! The Hush Hush Music Bash is the perfect way to prepare your kids as future festival goers in a smaller, more intimate setting.

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The third annual event brings Austin-area families out to the lawn at The Domain for an afternoon of fun. Don’t miss the stellar lineup, thanks to Austin Diagnostic Clinic and Springfree Trampoline:

3 pm: KB Whirly

4 pm: The Que Pastas

5 pm: Sonia de los Santos

6 pm: El Tule

In addition to the live music, there will be activities including:

  • Decorate your own Trick-or-Treat bag for the kids
  • Jumping on Springfree Trampolines
  • Arts & crafts
  • Tae Kwon Do station with Palacios ATA Martial Arts

Grab dinner to go at one of the many restaurants in the Domain and spread out with the family on the lawn.

What: Hush Hush Music Bash
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3-7 p.m.
Where: The Domain, 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin
Cost: FREE!

Would you like to win a VIP bag packed with swag? The Domain will be giving away 100 VIP bags at the event, and you could be a lucky winner by entering below!

Springfree Concert Series: Big Don

When: Saturday, September 17, noon – 5 pm

Where: The Domain, Springfree Trampoline, 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza

Bring the entire family down to jump on some trampolines, win prizes from the Austin Spurs and listen to a live concert by Big Don. FREE!

Outdoor Movie Night at Tom’s: Ghostbusters

When: Saturday, September 17, 7pm

Where: Tom’s, 1401 S. Congress Avenue, Austin
When three parapsychology professors lose their jobs, they decide to battle the supernatural for money in everybody’s favorite…Ghostbusters (1984)! Come join them on their mission at with other Ghostbuster-lovers.

Conservation Day at Austin Zoo

When: Saturday, September 17, 9:30 am – 2 pm

Where: Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin

Come to learn and play at Conservation Day! Fourteen interactive booths featuring local conservation groups and naturalists. The first 200 visitors will receive a free packet of native/heritage flower or vegetable seeds from Native American Seed and Seed Savers. Free with paid Zoo admission.

Sunday Funday

When: Sunday, September 18, 2-6 pm

Where: Palm Park, 711 E. 3rd Street

Kids of all ages will enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, including face painting by Austin Creative Art Center, spin art from Austin Art Garage, the Imagination Playground, Quick Draw Photo Booth, and much more. Hey Lolly Music puppet show at 3pm, Hideout Theater Improv at 4pm, and The Peterson Brothers at 5pm. Bring a picnic or purchase from onsite food trucks Rosarito, Heretic Handhelds, and PopArt (free popsicles for the first 100 kids).

Austin Museum Day

When: Sunday, September 18, various times

Where: 35 + local Austin museums

Over 35 Austin-area museums will open their doors for FREE on Sunday and participate in hands-on activities while exploring the exhibitions.

Looking for more fun?

KGSR has released their line up for this season’s Unplugged at The Grove. It’s a pretty great line-up.
april 10 WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS
april 17 DIRTY RIVER BOYS
april 24 TBD
may 1 CAROLYN WONDERLAND
may 8 CHARLIE MARS
may 15 THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES
may 22 BOB SCHNEIDER
may 29 QUAKER CITY NIGHT HAWKS
june 5 SHAKEY GRAVES
june 12 RUBY JANE
june 19 JAMES MCMURTRY
june 26 RECKLESS KELLY
july 3 JOE KING CARRASCO
july 10 WATERLOO REVIVAL
july 17 THE WARREN HOOD BAND
july 25 SHINYRIBS
july 31 TBD
aug 7 EMILY BELL
aug 14 TBD
aug 21 BAND OF HEATHENS
aug 28 DALE WATSON
sept 4 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
sept 11 TBD
sept 18 TBD

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Admission: free
When: thursdays
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:
Shady Grove
1624 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas
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There are certain all-time classic films, and The Goonies is definitely one of them. If you haven’t seen this childhood favorite in years, or if you’re one of those weirdos who’s never seen it period, cancel your plans and go check it out tonight!

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What can I tell you about The Goonies that you don’t already know? Just go see it.

Admission: Free

Date: Today, February 19th

Time: 6pm

Location:
Austin Public Library
4721 Loyola Lane
Austin, Texas 78723

http://library.austintexas.gov/event/family-movie-night-52207

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I can’t believe that we’re finally on the last day of ACL for 2013. I feel like the whole ‘first weekend’ vs. ‘second weekend’ was some kind of ‘east coast’ vs. ‘west coast’ rivalry, which weekend was better in your opinion?

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Might as well finish the weekend with a bang. The Barton Springs Block Party benefitting HAAM is the perfect way to get your final day of ACL kicking. They have complimentary cocktails, free food and music. Dulce Vida Tequila, Tito’s, Whole Foods, Hey Cupcake, and Gourdough’s will be there to make sure you’re having fun.

They also have free wifi and charging stations! This is a great place to come if you need to refuel during your final day at the fest!

Admission: free

When: today, October 13th

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location:
1720 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://bartonspringsblockparty2.eventbrite.com/?sf18108328=1

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Yes , you can still enjoy the madness of SXSW without the luxury of a wristband/badge. The free shows are at Auditorium Shores are on of the best things for those that do not have credentials.

Free music plus the city as a backdrop are a sure good time.

As one that has experienced the free shows before here are some pointers:

  • Parking is NOT easy. Take a cab, ride a bike, get dropped off, walk. If you are there early you may be able to park at Palmer Event Center (yet you have to pay to park).
  • Be prepared for a crowd but it is a great time!
  • If you don’t have  a specific show in mind that you want to see late afternoon/early evening is a great time to head out because watching the sky turn from day to night with Austin as a backdrop is pretty incredible.
  • Also, feel fee to tag me on instagram @365thingsaustin so I can see your pictures!
The Shins. Courtesy of Jordan Naylor.

The Shins. Courtesy of Jordan Naylor.

Here is the line-up for the next few days.

Thursday March 14:

Friday, March 15 (Gates open at 3:30pm):

Saturday, March 16:

Location:
Auditorium Shores
800 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/auditorium-shores