This weekend you can join us at a Marvel Party at Mondo Gallery, try free art workshops at Laguna Gloria and Neill-Cochran House, see an international soccer match, enjoy a classic Oktoberfest celebration, fest with the family at the Austin City Limits Music Festival — and more. Here’s our list of Top 10 Family Events…Other stuff:
— Happy ACL Weekend! If you’re got your wristbands, don’t forget that kids ages 10 & under are FREE to attend with you today, tomorrow and Sunday for Weekend Two of festival fun. Bring the kids along to Zilker Park for loads of live music, activities in Kiddie Limits, and a magical weekend. Click here for tips on taking the kids!
— Dust off those festival blankets and come relax with an outdoor screening of Ghostbusters (1984 version) at the Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community Cinema. Snacks and concessions available from the Community Grille and your four legged friends on a leash are welcome to join. The cinema opens at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at sun down. $5 suggested donation.
— Get the whole family in the spooky spirit with the opening weekend of The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy at the Georgetown Palace Theater. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is a quirky comedy sure to keep all ages entertained. Get your tickets online here, starting at $15 for children 13 and younger and $32 for adults, with military and student discounts available.
— Head on over to the Mondo Gallery to check out their latest exhibit of art inspired by Marvel Studios! The Marvel Family Day Party officially opens at 10 a.m., but Do512 Family readers can RSVP to attend early at 9 a.m. and get entered into a drawing for a free poster. Free free to come to the party dressed up in costumes. You can enjoy face painting, family photos ops, and complimentary coffee & baked goods.
— It’s Second Saturday at Laguna Gloria which means a free art-making workshop for the family at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.! Led by instructors from TreeFolk, come make your own botanical work of art using unusual materials and even take home your own sapling. The workshop, recommended for ages 2-11, fills up fast so make sure to reserve your spot online here.
— Join the Texas German Heritage Society for the 27th Annual Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. -7:30 p.m. The German Free School presents a day of beer, wine, and German food for the adults, and pumpkin painting, story time, and more for the kids. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the entrance, and kids under 12 get in free!
— Watch an International soccer match at Dell Diamond! Tigres UANL and Chivas de Guadalajara, Liga MX rivals, meet in a friendly match today at 5 p.m. With record championships behind them, Chivas is sure to put up a good match against the up and coming Tigres. Tickets can be purchased at the Dell Diamond ticket office, online, or by calling 512-255-2255.
— Take a minute to stop and smell the roses at the Neill-Cochran House Museum today with Re-Inventing Impressionism. This free workshop includes all of the supplies necessary and guidance from on-site, working artists. Put on your messy clothes and head down anytime between 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and stay for as long or as little as your masterpiece requires.
— The Austin Scottish Rite Theatre’s Día de los Muertos family show is back! Based on the award-winning children’s book by Erich Haeger and Eric González, Rosita y Conchita is a show for all ages. See it on weekends at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. starting today! Tickets are $10 for children ages 3-11, free for ages 2 & under, and $15 for ages 12 & up. You can get tickets online here or at the door the day of the show.
WAIT, THERE’S MORE: There’s actually quite a lot more going on around Austin this weekend. You can browse our full list of Top Picks for Weekend Events for even more listings!
Have a great weekend!