Free music, flea markets and 7 other things to do in and around Northwest Austin this weekend, July 13-19

Mother Falcon and Molly Burch will perform at the Bullock Museum's Music Under the Star event Friday evening.

Mother Falcon and Molly Burch will perform at the Bullock Museum's Music Under the Star event Friday evening.

Here are some events happening this weekend in and around Northwest Austin.


1. Celebrate the opening of Total Wine & More

Total Wine & More will open its third Austin store July 13 near the Arboretum. The store will celebrate the opening with tastings and special giveaways. Additionally, 10 percent of all sales made at the store throughout the weekend will be donated to Communities in Schools in Central Texas, a dropout prevention program. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 10001 Research Blvd., Ste. 300, Austin.

2. Beat the heat at Hot Summer Nights music series

The Red River Merchant Association’s inaugural Hot Summer Nights music series kicks off Thursday evening and continues throughout the weekend. Lineup highlights include White Denim, The Octopus Project, Golden Dawn Arkestra, CAPYAC and Magna Carda. Check out the full performance schedule here. Free. Starts 10 a.m. Thursday and ends 11 p.m. Sunday. Various venues throughout the Red River Cultural District.


3. Get a free frozen treat at Frost Bank

East Side King will provide free frozen treats to families who stop by Frost Bank’s North Austin Financial Center on Friday. Other Frost Bank centers will also participate in the giveaways throughout the summer. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 111 E. Anderson Lane, Austin.

4. Enjoy free live music at the Bob Bullock Museum

Austin-based symphonic rock band Mother Falcon and Molly Burch will perform at the Bullock Texas State History Museum's Lone Star Plaza on Friday evening. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the Central Texas Food Bank. Free. 6-9 p.m. 1800 Congress Ave., Austin.


5. Learn about Asian fashion 

The Asian American Resource Center plans to host a family-friendly workshop about the history of the kimono, sari and hijab. Asma Pervez, former blogger of HauteMuslimah, will teach attendees about the meaning, history, style and fashion behind the hijab. Free with RSVP. 1-3 p.m. 8401 Cameron Road, Austin.

6. Shop local at Oskar Blues flea market

The Austin Flea will be at Oskar Blues on Saturday. The organization features local, handmade items and vintage clothing from vendors, such as Moonlight Tower Jewelry, Elisa Wikey Draws Things and Sister Petra Vintage. Free entry. Noon-5 p.m. 10420 Metric Blvd., Austin.

7. Celebrate science fiction with Chaparral Ice

Chaparral Ice will host “Sci-Fi in July” on Saturday. The event includes public skating hours set to music from sci-fi franchises past, present and dystopian future. The rink has planned themed games and a trivia competition. Prizes include goodies from local geek and culture shops. $8 admission, $5 skate rental. 7-10 p.m. Northcross Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin.


8. Learn about the history of North Austin Lions Little League

In 1951, the North Austin Lions Club league went to the Little League World Series. The Austin History Center has planned a reunion of the team members to share their experiences on a panel at the center. Refreshments will be served. Free. 2-4 p.m. 810 Guadalupe St., Austin.

9. Attend the citywide garage sale

The historic citywide garage sale takes place Sunday at the Palmer Events Center. Sift through vintage and collector items throughout the afternoon alongside set designers, interior decorators and wardrobe consultants. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (children up to the age of 12) , $7 (adults). 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin.


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