As if it's not enough that almost 30 local museums dispense with their usual admission fees, most locations will have guided tours of exhibits and/or crafts for the kids. Interact with historical re-enactors at the Neill-Cochran House Museum, play petanque at the French Legation Museum, meet children's authors at the Wildflower Center, and go on a scavenger hunt at the Texas State History Museum. Those are just drops in a big bucket of arty awesomeness to fill your Sunday. Free.
Renowned musicians and Austin Community Steelband students showcase the beauty of the steel drum to raise funds for this music-instruction nonprofit, with the help of a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a raffle. 6:30-9:30pm. $25 ($20, advance).
If you forgot to get passes to the film festival, the video-game portion of Fantastic Fest is still free and open to the public. See, play, and learn about the latest independent games from here in Austin and around the world. Tournaments take place every evening but you have to sign up in the afternoon. Thu.-Sun., Sept. 19-22. Free.
Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) hosts its seventh annual conference on government policies and regulations impacting local food and small-scale, sustainable agriculture. Complete details and registration online. 9am-6pm.
Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut Street, 512/332-8981
Liberty Tavern joins forces with ESPN to present Formula One watch parties on Sunday afternoons throughout the fall. Races from around the world will be played on tape delay on the 11 large hi-def screens in the bar. Beers from the host country will be highlighted with reduced prices on all beers and 50% off bar menu items. Personalities from ESPN's Speed City and The Horn will be on hand for most viewing parties. Sundays, noon-5pm, through Nov. 24..
Step back in time at the village in the woods as Celtic bands play, athlete test their strength at the Highland games, and everyone enjoys the food, games, and shopping. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22, 10am-8pm.