The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, July 18-20, 2014

Happening All Weekend:

Zilker Summer Musical – Oklahoma! - Friday, July 11, Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, this high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful backdrop for Oklahoma!, one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most cherished collaborations. Zilker Summer Musical productions are FREE and open to the public. Bring $5 for parking in Zilker Park. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Pollyana Theatre’s Peter and the Piper- Saturday, July 19 at 2:00 and 4:00pm; Sunday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. This production is best suited for children ages 5 and up. Filled with a modern-day meets fantasy feel to this theatrical world, Peter and the Piper breathes new life into a tale many of us grew up with.  The play picks up the classic Pied Piper story at the moment when the Piper realizes he is not going to be paid for ridding Hamlin of their epic rat problem.  Determined to make good on every word in the contract, The Piper plans to lure away Hamlin’s children.  But Peter doesn’t like the Piper’s music and is suspicious of this adult’s motives. When no one will listen to his concerns, Peter begins to worry about how his friends all think he is “lame”.  When he discovers the one rat left behind from the Piper’s first visit to Hamlin, Peter discovers the plan necessary to save the day.  Tickets are $7.75 for children under 12, $8.75 for students over 12-18, Seniors over 65 & Austin Creative Alliance members, $9.75 for adults. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

Friday:

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, July 18 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Roxy Roca, powerhouse of Southern Soul. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, July 18 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz from Blackbird 3. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Frozen Party On Ice – Friday, July 18 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Chaparral Ice is throwing a Frozen-themed ice skating party. Dress up in your favorite Disney costume, skate to Disney classics, and take photos with Olaf. Everyone in attendance will receive frozen yogurt giveaways from Yogurtland. There will also be special skating performances to “Let It Go” and “In Summer,” and Ice Girls Kitchen will be selling food and treats. Plus, at 8:00 the main lights will turn off and the twinkle lights will come on for a magical skating experience. The event is FREE for anyone who would like to view the skating exhibitions, meet Olaf, and participate in the costume contest. Those wanting to skate will have to pay regular admission prices ($6 ages 6+, plus $4 skate rental; or $5 ages 5 and under, including rental). Chaparral Ice, Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, July 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night. Pick up dinner at a downtown restaurant or bring your own picnic (no glass please). This week, enjoy The Second Line Jazz Band. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

’80s Teen Dance Party (Pflugerville) – Friday, July 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. Dance to ’80s hits, win door prizes, and compete in a costume contest. Ages 12-18. Teens can get a ticket by checking out a book at the Pflugerville Library. FREE! Green Red Barn @ Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville.

Dive-In Movies (Lakeway)-  Friday, July 18 at dusk. This week’s movie is Teen Beach Movie. The pool area will be cleared at 8:00 PM and anyone wishing to see the movie will be charged $3 at to be let back into the pool area at 8:30 PM to see it.  Swimming is allowed while the movie is being shown.  Cost: $3 per person.  Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd., near the World of Tennis.Advertisement
Music Under the Star: Tish Hinojosa & Carrie Rodriguez- Friday, July 18, from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. Join us for this Austin tradition of FREE music under the bronze star! The Bullock Texas State History Museum is proud to celebrate its eleventh season of outstanding Texas music with the annual free summer concert series, Music Under the Star. In July, bring your camp chairs and blankets (but no coolers, please) and dance the evening away to the hottest sounds in Austin. This free concert series features a fantastic line-up of Texas musicians who will play from 6 to 9 pm on the Bullock Museum’s Lone Star Plaza. Free parking in the museum’s garage after 6 pm. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.

Saturday:

Formula Sun Grand Prix- Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 2014 Formula Sun Grand Prix solar car qualifying race at Circuit of the Americas is FREE and open to the public. Parking is free and concessions will be available for purchase. Watch the race from the stands, chat with the teams, and participate in additional educational activities. Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Austin.

KIDS CLUB: Fun Bug Display Mount -Saturday, July 19 from 10am- noon. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Mount a fun toy bug on a miniature plaque that you decorate yourself. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! All participating Michaels locations.

3rd Annual Art in the Park- Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Art in the Park will be a FREE, family-oriented, outdoor afternoon of creative activities for children to enjoy, including music, games, live painting, a miniature, interactive “Cathedral of Junk” project and more. Families with children ages 5-12 are encouraged to attend. Bartholomew District Park, 5201 Berkman Drive, Austin.

We’ve Got Rhythm Storytime- Saturday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m. This morning we’re having a rollickingly rhythmic storytime featuring books that make us want to get up and move! We’ll be reading the new book I Got the Rhythm which is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping. So put on your dancing shoes and head down to storytime. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

Whole Foods Ice Cream Social- Saturday, July 19, from noon- 3:00 p.m. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Its hot outside…cool off with delicious ice cream on our patio! DIY ice cream sundaes for the kiddos, too! FREE! From Noon-2:00 p.m., Kids Club and Health Starts Here present Yoga! Get active and have fun with the YMCA in the Community Room.Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin.

Sunday

Frozen Day at Kaleidoscope Toys- Sunday, July 20, from 1 – 4 p.m. Enjoy Frozen themed festivities including: pictures with Queen Elsa, Olaf Dice Game, Frozen glitter tattoos, make a snowflake, and play Frozen-themed games.Admission is one food item per person. All donations will benefit the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 North IH35, Ste 375, Round Rock.

Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park – Sunday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Each Sunday, a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured at the Hartman Park, located on the grounds of the Long Center, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. This week, you can enjoy the Woodwinds ensemble. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. FREE parking will be available at One Texas Center, located on Barton Springs Rd. at S. 1st Street. Paid parking will be available at the Palmer Garage for $7. Hartman Concert Park (directions), Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

Catherine Prystup
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