Free Fun in Austin for weekend of April 10-12

AUSTIN (KXAN)- From live theater to live music, there are a lot of free events happening around Austin this weekend.

Here’s what our partners at Free Fun in Austin recommend.

thinkEAST – Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12. Fusebox will host a celebration of East Austin’s history and future at thinkEAST. This community celebration is part of an 18-month community engagement and creative planning process focused on the development of thinkEAST. Ideas and histories gathered from meetings with hundreds of stakeholders from the neighborhood, arts community, creative industries, non-profits, education community, government, healthcare system, and private sector will be reflected in this celebration via temporary structures, performances, installations, workshops, classes, food events, and youth programs. All events are FREE to attend. See the schedule. Map.

ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew – Friday, April 10 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 11 at 11 a.m. Love or Dominance? One of Shakespeare’s most hotly contested, yet widely performed, stories is brought to life by a troupe of youth players aged 8-13. Filled with girls dressed as boys, boys dressed as girls, and slapstick humor, help determine if Love or Dominance rules the day. You’ve never seen Shakespeare quite like this! For kids of all ages. FREE! Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W 18th St, Austin.

Mueller Music in the Park – CANCELED — Music in the Park is a FREE event in Mueller’s Lake Park Amphitheater. Rich Restaino and the Obits will be performing. Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy the music. Free parking in available in the McBee Parking garage behind the Thinkery. Special thanks to the Mueller Property Owner’s Association Resident Activities Committee for hosting. Mueller Austin, 4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin.

East Austin Garden Fair – Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. FREE and open to the public, this fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit to improve the family diet as well as information about Earth-Kind landscaping. Get expert advice from Master Gardeners on all aspects of gardening and composting, as well as backyard chickens and beekeeping. The fair will feature an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including garden planning, kids’ activities and container garden building. FREE vegetable, herb and ornamental plants offered to participants while supplies last. Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales Street, Austin.

Family Water Festival – Set for Sunday, this exciting outdoor event HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to weather. It has been rescheduled for June 28.

The event features live music, over 30 educational booths with engaging activities, presentations, arts & crafts, food trailers, door prizes, live animals, and more! All geared toward educating about the importance of our Texas Colorado River and being better stewards of our river! The Alliance partners with the Expedition School to coordinate this fantastic family event with the Colorado River Ramble, which happens immediately before the Festival. FREE! Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin.

 

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