The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, June 13-15, 2014

Happening all weekend:

Alamo Kids Camp – Friday, June 13, Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15. Showtimes vary. See Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole at Alamo Slaughter Lane (5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin), Mary Poppins at Alamo Drafthouse Village (2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin) or Space Jam at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline (14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin). All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. Only children age 3 and up are permitted to attend.

Austin Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert – Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Explore the many facets of glorious luminescence and study “Light & Might” with the Austin Handbell Ensemble. Find out why handbells aren’t just for the holidays. Admission is FREE, but donations are graciously accepted. Friday’s concert will be at Lake Travis United Methodist Church, 1502 RR 620 N, Austin. Saturday’s concert will be at St. John’s Episcopal Church,11201 Parkfield Drive, Austin.

Romeo and Juliet (Round Rock) - Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Performances take place in the amphitheater of the Centennial Plaza. Audiences are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or to purchase snacks from the concessions tent. Recommended for middle school ages and up. Arrive early for a pre-show, starting at 7:30 p.m. The play begins at 8 p.m. FREE, but donations are appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Friday

Music in the Park (Pflugerville) – Friday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Relax and listen to harmonic rock and folk music from Arrowhead Republic. Food will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Pfamily, pfriends, and pfurry pets welcome. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and cash for food — or enjoy your own picnic. There’s even a playground on site for the kids. FREE! Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, June 13 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 country music from Roland Waits and The Wayward Travelers. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, June 13 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz from the Ephraim Owens Quintet. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, June 13 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Will Taylor & Strings Attached perform Eclectic Roots/Chamber music. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 2 (Kyle) – Friday, June 13 at 8:15 p.m. The City of Kyle Parks and Recreation Department has a movie screen that is 20′ wide by 12’6″ tall and measures 282″ diagonally! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Rated PG. FREE! Lake Kyle Park, 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle.

Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 2 (Hutto) – Friday, June 13 at 8:30 p.m. Bring your chairs, blankets, coolers and popcorn and enjoy a movie under the stars. Show begins at sundown. FREE! Fritz Park, 400 Park St, Hutto.

Saturday

Bubblepalooza – Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bubblepalooza returns for its third year! Families are invited to spend time on the City Terrace and front lawn enjoying live music, chalk art, water fun, and (of course) tons of bubbles at this annual celebration of open play. This year there will be even more fun with a special appearance by ERTH’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo’s T-Rex! FREE! City Terrace, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

Austin Aces Family Tennis Event (Bee Cave)- Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Austin Aces take over the Amphitheater at the Hill Country Galleria!  Come out and try your hand at tennis, meet the mascot, win prizes and giveaways, and enjoy family friendly events! FREE! Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.

World Refugee Day – Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday is World Refugee Day across the globe and the Austin celebration will be held at the Bullock Texas State History Museum with an official naturalization ceremony and children’s activities that will focus on learning about the journey of a refugee. The festival includes free food, world music — marimba and interactive drumming — and a naturalization ceremony at noon. FREE and open to the public! Call (512) 936-4649 for more information. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.Advertisement
¡SÁBADOS EN FAMILIA!- Saturday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m.  LEER Y CREAR: A bilingual family storytime. Lucha Libre: Man in the Silver Mask by Xavier Garza. FREE! Ages 3+. At 1:00 p.m., make a Father’s Day Lucha Mask! Create your own luchador alter-ego and craft a ring-ready, one-of-akind mask. No costume design or sewing experience necessary. Cost: $12. Ages 5+. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin.

Family Day with Orly Genger- Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Enter the woven world of artist Orly Genger as we make colorful creatures, then grab some natural elements to add to a collaborative weaving wall overlooking the lagoon at Laguna Gloria. Genger’s monumental outdoor installation Current, 2014, is on view now. Admission: $5 for member families,$10 for non-member families. Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street.

Puppet Show Celebrating Fathers at BookPeople - Saturday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m. Crafty puppeteers will be celebrating all the things that make our dads the coolest and most lovable guys around. They’ll be performing the story Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?. Make sure to arrive early so you get a good seat! FREE! 603 N. Lamar, Austin.

Make a Father’s Day Wood Frame at Michaels – Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Create some picture perfect fun for Dad at the Father’s Day Wood Frame Event. $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to participate. (Kids can also make a tie dye shirt for Dad from 1 – 4 p.m. Purchase a t-shirt and meet up in the classroom for some crafty fun.) See a store associate for details.

Girls Rock Camp Summer Session 1- Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m. Come and support your new favorite bands! In one week these girls have learned an instrument, formed a band, and written an original song — this showcase will be your one and only chance to catch these campers in action. Don’t miss it! Doors at noon, show starts at 1pm sharp. $5 suggested donation. We encourage you to get there early, bring your dancing shoes and be ready to have your faces melted. The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin.

Father’s Day Storytime at Barnes & Noble Arboretum - Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Join Barnes & Noble in celebrating hardworking dads with a Father’s Day Storytime featuring Mighty Dads. Mighty dads, strong and tall, help their children, young and small. There will be activities and a Father’s Day card-making craft afterwards. FREE! Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin.

Make a Father’s Day Pencil Holder – Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drop in to make a free gift for Dad! Lakeshore Learning, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin.

Father’s Day Fair at Whole Foods Market Domain - Saturday, June 14, from 12 – 3 p.m. Celebrate Dad with sample recipes that are sure to make his day. Make gifts for Dad on the patio! FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Puppet Show Celebrating Fathers - Saturday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m. Crafty puppeteers will be celebrating all the things that make our dads the coolest and most lovable guys around. They’ll be performing the story Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?. Make sure to arrive early so you get a good seat! The show begins at 11:30 a.m. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, Austin.

Juneteenth Celebration – Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reenactments, festivities, games, music, refreshments, and a Juneteenth Marketplace. Hear stories from the Texas Slave Narratives and listen to General Granger read the Third Command that freed Texas slaves. The schedule includes a reading of Ancestor Tree in the Museum Store (followed by tree craft for kids) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., performances by Kyia Johnson and Detour from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., an AISD Bands Performance at 3:30 p.m., and games all day! FREE!  George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin.

Sunday

Austin Symphonic Band: Father’s Day in the Park – Sunday, June 15, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. ASB celebrates your dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar works are the order of the day – selections that will have Dad’s toe tappin’ – as well as your own (program here). Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the pecan trees. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Dads Gone Wild Car and Motorcycle Show (Leander) – Sunday, June 15 at 9 a.m. This is no ordinary Father’s Day event. All cars, motorcycles and off-road vehicles are welcome. Vehicle registration is FREE. There will be FREE breakfast, FREE t-shirts for entrants and all men, plus drawings for prizes. RockPointe Church, 1070 County Road 177, Leander.

Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” – Sunday, June 15 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. For Father’s Day, you can enjoy Big Band music (program here). 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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