Frugal Fun | Events & Things to Do This Weekend 4/13/12

by Beth Montgomery on April 13, 2012

in Entertainment & Fun, Freebies & Samples

Looking for some frugal fun this weekend? Here’s a few free and cheap events happening nationwide and around the Central Indiana area to keep you and your family entertained without breaking the bank.

Happening This Weekend

All Weekend

  • Tax Time Help: If you’re procrastinating on your taxes, Walmart is offering FREE tax preparation and help in participating locations in store.  So check out Walmart’s Celebrate Your Refund at Walmart to help you out! Make sure to check out the last minute tax deals too! (NATIONWIDE)
  • FREE Spring Movies: Visit your local Quality Goodrich Theaters Saturday or Sunday at 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM to enjoy a FREE showing of Cats and Dogs.  Of course, this is happening at participating locations only. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Eye of the Beholder: Into photography? Through April 15, 2012, visit Garfield Park in Indianapolis to enjoy the Eye of the Beholder exhibit featuring black and white and color photography from society artists, plus hands-on creative family activities on Saturdays and Sundays.


  • Breast to Bottle Feeding Event: Enjoy deals, tips, help and more on everything for feeding your baby (and toddler) from breastfeeding to bottle feeding at the Babies ‘R Us Breast to Bottle Feeding Event. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Art in the Park: On Saturday per month, stop by the Indianapolis Art Museum at 9:00 AM for Art in the Park by Indianapolis Art Museum. This FREE event takes kids ages 5 and older on a interactive park adventure through 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park.
  • Budget Friendly Garden Ideas: Stop by your local Home Deport at 10:00 AM to learn about budget- and eco-friendly ideas for raised garden beds at their FREE Home Workshop. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Create Entry Door Appeal & Locks: Learn about door locks and creating a beautiful entry door at Home Depot from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at participating stores during their FREE Home Workshop. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Guitar Center: Recording Workshop: Visit the FREE Guitar Center: Recording Workshop this weekend from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM where they’ll be focusing on Virtual Instruments & Loops. (NATIONWIDE)
  • FREE Craft & DIY Demos: Visit your local Joann Fabric & Craft Store on Saturdays for a FREE Craft & DIY Demos. Demonstrations on how to do different crafts. Demonstrations and times may vary by location, so call. Available at participating locations only. (NATIONWIDE)


  • Cooking Class: Enjoy a FREE Cooking with Herbs Class at your local William-Sonoma.  Time vary by location, so call to R.S.V.P. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Paint in the Park: Each Sunday this month, work with teaching artists in the Indianapolis Museum of Art at the Art in the Park by Indianapolis Museum of Art to create April Showers and water-form watercolor art in the park.   FREE Classes are at 4:00 PM.
  • Power Tools for Outdoors: When you’re done with Easter festivities stop by Home Depot from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM to learn about Outdoor Power Equipment at participating stores during their FREE Home Workshop. (NATIONWIDE)

Happening Next Week

All Week




More Events to Check Out

  • Broadripple Art Fair Discount Tickets: Don’t forget to buy your tickets now! Broadripple Art Fair Tickets will release Sunday at 12:01 AM for the low price of $7. There are only a limited number of discount tickets available and prices increase by $1 each week on this bargain, so buy early to save! Tickets sold out by noon last week, so be ready.  Having issues getting discount tickets?  Read my Frequently Asked Questions & Answers to get the help you need!
  • Barnes & Noble FREE Storytime & Events: Stop by your local Barnes & Noble for storytime, NOOK classes, game nights, book clubs, and more. Check your local Barnes & Noble calendar for a full list of events, because they vary by location.

Kids Eat FREE

Check out the Kids Eat FREE database for all the places around Indianapolis kids eat FREE. Know of a restaurant in Indiana with a kids eat FREE offer that isn’t listed? Please share, so we can add it to our list!

Check back often. We’re always adding new restaurants to the database.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Moe’s Southwest

Scotty’s Brewhouse

Steak ‘n Shake

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

McAlister’s Deli

Moe’s Southwest

Bob Evans Restaurant

Champps AmericanaChick-fil-A



Johnny Rockets

Moe’s Southwest

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Pizza Hut

Scotty’s Brewhouse

Scotty’s Lakehouse

Stir Crazy

Moe’s Southwest
Thursday Friday Saturday

Johnny Rockets

Moe’s Southwest

Stir Crazy

Moe’s Southwest Moe’s Southwest

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Scotty’s Lakehouse

Steak ‘n Shake

Browse the Frugal Event Calendar for more frugal fun for you and your family in the Indiana area!

**Remember, event time and dates may vary by participating location. Always call to confirm. Some events are only available while supplies last.

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