Find out what free fun Austin has planned this week


AUSTIN (KXAN) — From belly-dancing to a benefit for musicians, here are some free events taking place in Austin this week.

On Tuesday, you can support local music during a benefit day for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Businesses will donate a portion of their proceeds to the group. Musicians will be playing for support at several locations, starting at 6 a.m. through midnight.

On Thursday, get your hips moving and learn about the belly-dancing tradition with UT Libraries. From 4 to 6 p.m. at the Perry Castaneda Library on East 21st Street.

Also on Thursday, despite the hot weather you can get your Frozen on at the Movies in the Park series. Get ready to belt out Let It Go at the Dick Nichols Park on 8011 Beckett Rd. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chairs. The movie starts at 8 p.m.

On Friday celebrate Mother Earth. A festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is designed to raise environmental awareness while having fun. There will be a special emphasis on water conservation at the event at Barton Springs.

Also on Friday, celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day with live music, food and dance. It is at the Mexican American Culture Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Come out and see the Ballet Folklorico Mexikayotl and Mariachi Amor.

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