Free Fun in Austin for week of Jan. 4

Downtown Austin skyline Dec. 10, 2015.
Downtown Austin skyline Dec. 10, 2015. (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)

AUSTIN (KXAN)- The new week means back to school and work but it doesn’t mean the end of fun. Here’s what our partners at Free Fun in Austin recommend.

Free Week – Monday, January 4 – Sunday, January 10. Enjoy FREE live music at Mohawk (912 Red River), The Sidewinder (715 Red River), and The New Movement (616 Lavaca Street). No cover for 21+; minors $5. See the schedule for details.

Interactive Foam Installation – Tuesday, January 5 at 4:00 p.m. Witness the activation of the outdoor, interactive foam installation A retrospective view of the pathway (2008-2015) by Roger Hiorns. Guests are encouraged to wear clothes that can get wet or messy and to bring towels and a change of clothes. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Sew Happy – Tuesday, January 5 at 5:00 p.m. Each month, participants in this new sewing program will tackle a different small hand-sewn project. From pocket ninjas to embroidered cards to sloths – it will be cuteness overload! You’ll be Sew Happy you joined the fun. All supplies are provided. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Adults are welcome to join in the fun. FREE! Austin Public Library – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

French Legation Museum Children’s Storytime – Thursday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Gather on the French Legation Museum grounds for Children’s Story Time–an exciting 30 minutes of reading and play. Feel free to bring snacks, blankets, and your imagination. FREE! French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St, Austin.

Shakespeare in Print and Performance – Daily, hours vary.  Explore the legacy of William Shakespeare at the Ransom Center. The Elizabethan world of Shakespeare and his contemporaries is presented through early printed books documenting his contemporary reputation, his textual sources, and his plays, all drawn from the Ransom Center’s holdings. Costume and set designs and promptbooks showcase the variety of ways artists have translated his plays into performance. Admission is FREE; your donation supports the Ransom Center’s exhibitions and public programs. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended Thursday evening hours to 7 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Free public tours every day at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin.

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