Concerts, dance lessons, a musical and more: South Austin weekend to do list, Sept. 28-30

The Austin chapter of the NationalnAlliance on Mental Illness holds its 13thnannual 5K walk to raise awareness aboutnmental illness on Sept. 29.

The Austin chapter of the NationalnAlliance on Mental Illness holds its 13thnannual 5K walk to raise awareness aboutnmental illness on Sept. 29.

Enjoying the fall weather? Make plans to attend an outdoor concert or 5K walk. Chance of rain? Take the children to story and craft time for an indoor option. Local venues and businesses offer several options for entertainment this weekend.


Friday, Sept. 28







Bring the children to interactive storytime

Read a book, paint pottery and enjoy songs and poems around a theme. Storytime is designed for preschoolers, ages 3-5. $15 per child. 10:45 a.m. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 202, Austin. 512-852-9900.
www.theartgarageaustin.com






Catch a concert at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Texas born and raised Granger Smith performs a country-western concert with singer Earl Dibbles Jr. as the opening act. 6 p.m. $25-$100. Nutty Brown Amphitheatre, 12225 W. Hwy. 290, Austin. 512-301-4648.
www.nuttybrown.com






Saturday, Sept. 29







Take a salsa class

Learn salsa dancing techniques at a local dance studio. No partner necessary. $10. 2-3 p.m. Corazon Latino, 500 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin. 512-326-3000. www.corazonz.com






Enjoy a free concert

The Peterson Brothers—a modern soul, funk and jazz group—perform during the South Park Meadows fall concert series. Free. 7-9 p.m. The Grove at South Park Meadows, 9500 S. I-35, Austin. www.shopsouthparkmeadows.com






Walk to raise awareness about mental health issues

The Austin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness holds its 13th annual 5K walk to raise awareness about mental illness. Free. 9 a.m. Check in located outside The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. 512-420-9810. www.namiwalks.org






Sunday, Sept. 30







Catch a matinee showing of the musical ‘Once’

ZACH Theatre presents “Once,” a musical that chronicles unexpected romance and features actors who play instruments on stage. $25-$153. 7:30 p.m. The show runs now through Oct. 28, (Wed.-Sat.); 2:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-476-0541. www.zachtheatre.org


By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.