Upcoming Events

September 2019

September 1, 2019 | 7am

Landmarks Video: September 2019

Landmarks Public Art Program

Landmarks Video presents Mikhail Karikis' Children of Unquiet, 2014. The work will be on public view daily throughout the month of September from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the ART building atrium, located on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Videos are accessible to all and free to view.

For more information: https://landmarks.utexas.edu/landmarks-video

September 6, 2019 | 9 am

A Feast for the Body and Soul


‘A Feast for the Body and Soul’ by The 620 Group September 5 – October 2 Reception: September 6th, 5-7:00 p.m.   Art on a plate. The 620 Group have gone to the source and brought back the goods. You will delight in combination of ingredients.   The 620 Group paintings will represent all aspects of our joyful gatherings with food and drink. Consider farming, vegetable gardening, vineyards to markets, individual food items, and places where food is savored such as cafes, restaurants, bars, food trailers, picnics -- all will depict food, some iconic, others less so. The group work in oils, watercolor and pastels.     Museum Day, Sunday, September 22, 12:00 – 4:00

September 12, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Red Dot Art Spree

Women & Their Work

In the art world, red dot means “sold.” For art lovers in Austin, Women & Their Work's Red Dot Art Spree means red-hot buys on original works of art at $750 or less and a paint-the-town-red night of celebration. Red Dot will feature more than 150 works by some of the best contemporary artists in Texas (and beyond) and will offer a silent auction full of great deals on items ranging from travel getaways to gift certificates to some of Austin’s hottest spots. Of course, we will have decadent food and drinks galore. The Red Dot Art Spree is a perfect occasion for art enthusiasts, advocates, collectors, and influencers to come together for a night of celebration!

September 14, 2019 | 2:00 PM

Meet the Author: Ed Crowell (‘Barton Creek’)

Austin History Center

While Barton Springs Pool is an iconic landmark of Austin and many people are familiar with the end of Barton Creek and its seven miles of public greenbelt, less is known about the forty-odd miles beyond that tumble and twist across private lands, eventually feeding the Colorado River. Join the Austin History Center and local author Ed Crowell for a discussion about his latest book, ‘Barton Creek’, and the story of the land through which the creek flows. A book signing will follow the event and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. ED CROWELL is a journalist and freelance writer. During his tenure at the Austin American-Statesman, he served as city editor, state editor, and features editor. ALBERTO MARTINEZ is an Austin artist and photographer who also worked at the newspaper.

September 18, 2019 | 5:30 pm

#DrinkingAboutMuseums–September Happy Hour


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's September Happy Hour, Museum Day Edition!
New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and will be at Batch on Manor Road.
The AMP's monthly #DrinkingAboutMuseums Happy Hour is a low-key networking opportunity for museum professionals to meet and collaborate. It's also a great time to gear up for Austin Museum Day and pick up any last minute swag!
-Come talk shop, and hear about upcoming exhibits and programs at other local museums.
-Catch up on the up-and-coming trends and issues in the museum world.
-Troubleshoot with others and ask for advice.
-Learn about job opportunities, or discuss partnership ideas.

September 21, 2019 | 1:00 PM

Juba Musicale

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

Experience historical music in an original homestead. Come hear the music of America's most popular song writers of the period played on period-correct instruments, several of which are actually from the 19th century. Don't miss this special show! Musicians Tom Berghan and Tom McNeil bring a unique passion and humor to historic music. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll definitely want to tap your feet! -- Tom Berghan is a musician and singer specializing in Early American Music and plays on period instruments. -- Thom McNeil is a well-known multi-instrumentalist performing Vintage Americana music with numerous ensembles in the Austin Area. FREE with admission!

September 22, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Identification Day

Texas Memorial Museum

Are you curious about a fossil or other natural object you have found? If so, bring your discoveries to Texas Memorial Museum on Identification Day! University scientists and experts from Central Texas will be available to identify fossils, bones, rocks and prehistoric archeological materials. This FREE special event is offered in celebration of Austin Museum Day, an annual community-wide re-discovery of museums in and around Austin.

September 22, 2019 | 8:30 AM

31st Annual Wendish Fest


The annual Wendish Fest is always the fourth Sunday of September. The day begins with church services at Historic St. Paul Lutheran Church, one of the Painted Churches of Texas.  A traditional Wendish meal of sausage, sauerkraut, green beans, noodles, beets, peaches, homemade bread, coffee and tea, and desserts is available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The snack booth opens at 2:00 with sausage and sauerkraut boats & wraps, drumsticks, noodles, desserts and cold drinks. At the museum complex demonstrations and exhibits include Wendish Easter Egg decorating, German Christmas Market including items from the Erzgebirge Region of Germany and Serbin's own Wiederhold Woodworks in the Kilian building. Cording, quilting, lace making and crocheting are demonstrated in the St. Paul building.  Genealogy assistance is available in the Peter Building Library.  A country store at the museum circle drive includes items for sale. On the picnic grounds enjoy entertainment by the Moravians Band spreading the joy of Polka music throughout the day.  Demonstrations include spinning, weaving, rug looming, basket weaving, knitting, stone ground corn meal with a 1918 Grist Mill, corn shelling, homemade soap, sauerkraut making, noodle making, wine making, sausage stuffing, classic autos, vintage fire and farm equipment, cross cut sawing, and Balcones Forge Blacksmith.  Participate in the silent and live auctions.  Children's activities include face painting, stick horse races, coloring contest, train rides and "Kletternpfosten" (greased pole climbing).  Competitions include Washer Pitching and a Coffee Cake Bake-Off. Enjoy a day full of music, fun, food, demonstrations and activities!

September 28, 2019 | 10am

Girl Scout Day

Science Mill

Girl Scouts of Central Texas and the Science Mill are teaming up to bring you a special day at the museum! All Girl Scouts, from Daisies through Cadettes, are invited to join us at the Science Mill on Saturday, September 28th, from 10a.m. - 4p.m. for self-guided activities and special workshops. You can earn patches or badges. Self-guided activities are open to all Girl Scouts, and are included with museum admission. Earned patches and badges will be available for purchase. Contact: info@sciencemill.org Admission: 0-2 years old – free, 3-18 (or with student ID) $9.50, Girl Scouts $7, Adults $11, Seniors (65+) $9 and Military $5.50. Workshop $5 per Girl Scout.