This year, Oct. 27 is a particularly packed day.
The Austin Film Festival, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva la Vida Festival and Parade and the Texas Book Festival (elements of which are all taking place downtown that weekend) will be teaming up to offer a full day of family-friendly culture and activities.
Live music, children’s art activities, retail booths and food will be available along Congress Avenue from Fourth Street to the Capitol.
At 2 p.m., the Texas Book Festival and Mexic-Arte will present author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson, Newbery Medal winners of “Last Stop On Market Street,” for a reading and signing of their new picture book, “Carmela Full of Wishes,” at the festival’s Education Pavilion (at the Frost Bank Tower patio on Fourth and Congress).
The three organizations will also be teaming up to a host a free public screening of Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Coco” at 4 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, which will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s co-writer Matthew Aldrich.
But what about parking? One can park for free at six different branch library locations and ride a bus for free with a Transit Day Pass.
Go to the front desk at any of the participating branch libraries below between noon and 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 to get a free Capital Metro Day Pass and a Travel Guide.
Recycled Reads | 5335 Burnet Road | Routes 3, 803
Pleasant Hill | 211 East William Cannon Drive | Routes 1, 801
Little Walnut Creek | 835 West Rundberg Lane | Routes 1, 801
Ruiz | 1600 Grove Blvd. | Route 20
Carver | 1161 Angelina St.| Routes 2, 6
Southeast | 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road | Route 7
The 25th annual Austin Film Festival will take place Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, the Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva la Vida Festival and Parade on Oct. 27 and the Texas Book Festivalruns Oct. 27 and 28.