The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, June 15-17, 2012

Friday Family Fun Night: Schave and Reilly- Modern-day versions of Vaudeville’s baggy-pants comedians. Reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy, these two delightful clowns use an original blend of ridiculous dance, slapstick, and juggling to tell stories of life, love, and jubilation. Admission to ALL FFFN events is one non-perishable food item per person for the Round Rock Area Food Bank. Friday, 6:30pm. Kaleidoscope Toys, 1601 S IH35, Suite 325, Round Rock.

Friday Night Storytime- Woody Guthrie’s Riding in My Car, illustrated by Scott Menchin, has movable parts, lift-the-flaps, pop-ups and more! FREE!! Friday, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock.

Movies Under the Stars: The Rugrats Movie- Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie! Enjoy free popcorn and drinks! Friday, dusk. FREE!! Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street.

Kyle Movies in the Park- Bring along a lawn chair, blanket, and snacks and enjoy The Muppets. Friday, 30 minutes after sunset.  Gregg-Clarke Park, 1100 W Center St, Kyle.

Central Market North LamarLive music, and dancing, oh my!  This is a great spot for parents to enjoy music while letting their kids burn some energy on the playground.  There are also ducks to feed in the nearby pond.  Here is the lineup of FREE entertainment:

  • Friday,  6:30 – 9:00pm The Carper Family brings together three of Austin’s most talented young country and bluegrass singers and pickers: Melissa “Daddy” Carper (vocals, bass), Beth “Mama” Chrisman (vocals, fiddle), and Jenn “Little Sister” Miori (vocals, guitar). Each grew up singing and playing music with her family. By the time they created their new “family band,” each had already led her own band and sat in with some of Austin’s finest musicians. But this particular collaboration blends three-part harmonies into the finest old country, old-time, bluegrass, and swing tunes you will hear today.
  • Saturday, 6:30- 9:00pm Guaranteed to put a thump in your jump. Flyjack is a funky soul tour de force. It’s all funk, all soul, all the time. Funky back beat, thumping bass, guitar licks like a kung fu chop to the soul, organ to make your backbone slip, and three horns to blow back your wig, baby!

Father’s Day Crafts- Make-It Take-It T-Shirt/Tie (must purchase shirt or tie) for ages 3 and up. Saturday, 10:00am- Noon. Father’s Day Make-It Take-It Duck tape Wallet, FREE!! Ages 3 and up. Friday, 6:00- 8:00pm. All participating Michael’s locations.

Juneteenth Festival-The festivities begin on Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. with a Night of Jazz. The celebration continues Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 am. The barbecue cook-off participants arrive at 8 a.m. Saturday to receive ribs and cook until judging at 1 p.m. At noon, the opening welcome from the Round Rock City Council kicks off the day’s festivities. The entertainment on Saturday includes the headliner Les and the Funk Mob.  There will also be carnival rides, clowns, games, a car show, a health fair, food, retail vendors and much, much more! FREE!! Friday, 6:30 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m The Rabb Pavilion in Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

Juneteenth Celebration- Music, Games, Prizes, Free watermelon and lemonade! FREE!! Saturday, Noon- 4:00pm. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street.

Superhero Academy- Dress the kids up as their favorite Superhero! There will be superhero stations, crafts and Batman! FREE!! Saturday, 10:30am- 12:30pm. Learning Express Toys in the Hill Country Galleria, 12901 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Father Knows Best Storytime- Here at BookPeople, we think our dads rule, and we bet you do too. So in anticipation of Father’s Day, we are celebrating all the things that make our dads the coolest and most lovable guys around. So this morning we are reading Oh, Daddy! and other stories all about dads and then making cute cards to celebrate our fathers. FREE!! Saturday, 11:30am. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Hill Country Galleria Saturday Night Concert Series- Listen to FREE live music by the Matt Wilson Band. Saturday, 7:00- 9:00pm. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Sensory Friendly Film:Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted- AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned. Tickets: $4-6. Saturday, 10:00am. AMC Barton Creek 14, 2901 Cap. Tx. Hwy.

Brave Adventure at Disney-Join Disney Store June 15th through July 1st for in-store activities as we celebrate the upcoming release of Brave in theaters June 22! Saturday, June 16, 23 & 30: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Sunday – Friday, June 15 – July 1: Call your local store for event times. Minimum age for participation is 3 years. Event limited per session based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Call store for more information. FREE!! The Disney Store, Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lake Stop Boulevard, Cedar Park.

Me and My Dad Storytime- From a good-morning kiss to a bedtime story, Little Bear and his dad find true pleasure in being together. Join us for Father’s Day crafts including World’s Greatest Dad certificate. FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am. Barnes and Noble, Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd.

Family Movie Matinee: We Bought a Zoo- Bring the family to the library for a FREE movie! Saturday, 2:00pm. Southeast Branch Public Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road.

Food-Free Family Storytime-The Round Rock Public Library presents Food-Free Family Storytime, a reading activity that welcomes families with children of all ages to a fun environment that’s safe for individuals affected by food allergies.This interactive program includes a variety of activities such as books, fingerplays, music, movies, and puppets. FREE!! Saturday, 10:30- 11:00am. The Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.Advertisement
Explore the Story: Move to the Beat- Musical styles are defined by their specific tempos, rhythms, and instrumental composition. Toe-tapping, clapping, and dancing can all create a musical beat. Create different rhythms and tempos using percussion instruments, including some that you can make yourself, and find out how to best move with your music. FREE!! Saturday, 1:00- 3:00pm. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress.

Kent Cummins Magic Show- This is a family-friendly show full of magic, music, juggling, comedy and audience participation. All ages. FREE!! Saturday, 2:00- 3:00pm. Pflugerville Community Library, 102 Tenth Street.

Lego Super Heroes- Create your own Batman or Superman shield with LEGO bricks and take it home! FREE!! Saturday, 2:00- 4:00pm. Toys ‘R Us, find locations here.

Craft Time for Kids:Key Keeper- Dad will never lose his keys again with a hanging key keeper that makes the perfect Father’s Day gift. FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Center, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

Storytime- A weekend storytime for families with kids of all ages. FREE!! Saturday, 11:00am. Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

Movie Night at Deep Eddy Pool:Goonies- Bring your float and beach towel and enjoy a summer movie in the pool! All movies start at dusk on Saturday. Admission: $1 children 1-11, $2 children 12-17 and $3 for 18 and up. Deep Eddy Pool, 2315 Lake Austin Blvd.

Alamo Kids’ Camp - Enjoy FREE movies for kids ages 3 and up at area Alamo Drafthouse locations.  Double check show times before heading out, as they frequently change: Corpse Bride,  10:45am. Saturday and Sunday (South Lamar). Alamo Lake Creek — Fantastic Mr. Fox, 11 a.m Saturday and Sunday. (13729 Research Blvd); Alamo Village — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Saturday and Sunday at 10:25 a.m. (2700 W Anderson Lane). How to Train Your Dragon, 10:30am Saturday and Sunday, (Slaughter Lane).

Family Storytime- (All ages) lasts about 30 minutes. It has 3 stories, familiar songs, fingerplays and a craft. FREE!! Saturday, 10:00am. Cedar Park Public Library, 600 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park.

An Afternoon in Africa- Visit Africa in your imagination with stories, play, and music. FREE!! Saturday, 2:00pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Storytime at Mitchie’s- Enjoy a FREE storytime and language featuring African-American folktales from 1:00-2:00pm every Saturday. Kids receive free refreshments, a free book and a 30% discount! Mitchie’s Gallery, 7801 N. Lamar Blvd., Bldg. B, Suite 148.

Whole Foods Kid’s Club-Each week we have an exciting activity that will let you play with your food plus learn a couple things along the way. This weekend, kids will do a Father’s Day activity. FREE!! Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

The Flying Theatre Machine: Scavenger Hunt-It’s time put on your adventure hats and come with us on a scavenger hunt! In the Hideout Theatre’s new improv show, Scavenger Hunt, we will go on a wild scavenger hunt together to find magical objects. Guided by hidden clues and exciting games, you will help them decide where to go and what they find. They might find a message in a bottle or a buried map that will take them across a desert safari to find imaginary objects like a box of gold or a magic carpet! Our hero will go where ever your imagination takes us: to an island, or even the moon! What other clues and objects will our hero find? Help us discover this in our kid-friendly, audience interactive show on Sundays in May and June at 2 pm at The Hideout Theatre! Tickets: $8. The Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave.

Hartman Concert in the Park – In its tenth summer season, these FREE ensemble concerts take place in the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace and run on Sunday evenings through August 26th at 7:30 p.m. Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured.  This Sunday, it will be Woodwinds. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. Sunday, 7:30pm. Free Parking is available at One Texas Center located on Barton Springs Rd. at S. 1st St.  The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Sunday Morning Kids Show- Enjoy a live performance by Staci Gray! FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am.  Ruta Maya, 3601 South Congress Avenue.

Sunday Storyime- Enjoy an all-ages, FREE storytime on Sunday at 1:00pm at Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Father’s Day in the Park- Austin Symphonic Band 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 your Dad’s toe tappin’ – as well as your own! Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the Pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre. FREE!! Sunday, 7:30- 9:30pm. Zilker Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park.

Hey Lollies- Bring the kids out for a FREE performance by The Hey Lollies. Sunday, 10:30am. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 381/2 Street.

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