Oct 31, 2014

Free Fun Today

  • Weekend Top 10 FREE Events (Oct 31 - Nov 2)
    Circuit of The Americas Fan Fest - Friday, October 31 from 5 p.m. - midnight, Saturday, November 1 from noon to midnight, and Sunday, November 2 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The three-day festival returns this year with three stages of live performances as well as food and drinks from local restaurants, pubs, food trucks and artisans. There will also be interactive displays and simulators, an X Games-style action-sports zone, activities for kids, and more. View the entertainment schedul ...
  • Free Fun in Austin: Date Night Edition (Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014)
    Thursday, October 30, 2014Fright Night at Jo's SoCoLast chance to catch the FREE Halloween movies at Jo's on South Congress! This week's screening will be The Monster Squad at sunset (7:30ish). Bring a chair and a friend; there will be FREE popcorn for sharing. "Boos" cost extra. (Jo's, 1300 South Congress Ave, Austin)Harvest Happy Hour at CraveDo512 and Crave are kicking off the weekend with a Halloween themed happy hour from 6-9pm featuring music by Austin's own Mayeu ...
  • 2014 Halloween Candy Buy Back Program
    If your children end up with too much candy this Halloween, and you want to swiftly remove it from the house, consider taking part in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program. Participating area dentists will buy back Halloween candy from neighborhood children, then send it to the troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 100,000 care packages, filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment, hand-made items and letters of appreciation. The mission of ...
  • Free F1 Fan Fest 2014
    Austin Fan Fest 2012Circuit of The Americas, host to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, has planned a lineup of interactive displays, live musical performances, racing-themed areas and more for the third annual "turbo-charged street festival," Fan Fest. The FREE, three-day festival in downtown Austin, October 31 to November 2, 2014, will include music on four stages, a Kid Zone, H-E-B pumpkin patch, food trucks, beer gardens, and more. Austin Fan Fest 2013Last year, Fan Fest offe ...
  • This Week's Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Fall Fun (Oct 27-Nov 1, 2014)
    It's been a wonderful month in Austin, jam-packed with free fall fun happening all over town. But we hope you're not all fun-ed out, because this week is the busiest one yet!As always, please follow the links below to double check event details before heading out.    Horrendously Happy Halloween Movie: The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Monday, October 27, 6:30 p.m., APL - Carver Branch. A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet ...
  • Giveaway: $50 to Spend at Fairytale Threads
    Attention, savvy shoppers! The Fairytale Threads consignment sale returns to Austin this week, and we have another $50 gift card to give away!Never attended Fairytale Threads before? This consignment event, held several times each year in the Austin area, allows families to sell their new and gently loved items for babies, toddlers and kids to other families looking for a great deal. At an event, consignors turn their clutter into cash as s ...
  • $3 Halloween Booritos at Chipotle
    This Halloween, visit any Chipotle dressed in costume from 5 p.m. to close, and you’ll score a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos for just $3. All proceeds up to $1,000,000 will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.This promotion is only valid on Friday, October 31, 2014, from 5 p.m to close.For more information, visit the Boorito website or Chipotle's Facebook page. If you need some DIY costume ideas, Jamie's got you covered!
  • What's Up? Weekly (Oct 27-31, 2014)
    This week's edition of What's Up? Weekly is brought to you by Bright Horizons at Bee Cave, an early education and preschool center which will be opening in early 2015! Bright Horizons at Bee Cave will offer Infant, Toddler, Twos, Preschool and Kindergarten Prep programs, in addition to summer camp and holiday care for school age children. The center’s features include a Movement Matters Zone complete with rock climbing wall and ballet bar, Art Studio, large outdoor playgrounds, 21st century t ...
  • Top 5 FREE Weekday Events (Oct 27-31, 2014)
    Thanks to KXAN for sharing our Top 5 FREE Weekday Events!  Spend the last week of October enjoying five days of free fun:Night Crafters - Monday, October 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. Are you an adult interested in crafting? Then this program is for you! October's project will be Halloween paper crafts. All supplies will be provided. You'll learn how to make coffins, black cats, ghosts, and other fun spooky boxes out of paper. There will be lots of Halloween candy and stickers to fill and embel ...

Today's Film - Special Screenings

  • Beetlejuice (Special Screening)
    In this wonderfully comic spook tale, a couple of mild-mannered ghosts call upon the obnoxious demon Betelguese to help them reinhabit their house from the new (and living) tenants.
  • Hausu (House) (Special Screening)
    This 1977 Japanese film is a surreal, indefinable piece of horror/comedy, a must-see film for lovers of the inscrutable, the grotesque, the funky, and the eccentric.

Today at the University of Texas

UT Public Events Calendar

Today's Music in the Clubs

Today's calendar of live music at The Austin Chronicle.

Band descriptions can be found at Unlock Austin.


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