The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, June 20-22, 2014

Happening All Weekend:

Romeo and Juliet (Round Rock) - Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 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.

Alamo Kids Camp – Friday, June 20, Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22. Showtimes vary. See Curious GeorgeMary Poppins or Space Jam. 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.Participating locations: Alamo Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin; Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin, and Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Cedar Park Rodeo- Friday, June 20, Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22. Get ready for two evenings of professional rodeo action with the Cedar Park Pro Rodeo on June 20-21. Finish out the weekend with the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division as they take part in the Cedar Park PBR Challenge on June 22nd. You will not want to miss these three days of action packed family entertainment! Pro rodeo events will include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, girls barrel racing, girls breakaway roping, team roping and mutton busting. Cost: $26-$16 adults, $21-$11 kids ages 2-12. Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars.

Friday:

KGSR and Family Eldercare’s Fan Fare Friday- Friday, June 20, from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. Stop by and drop off a fan or a donation to help kick-off Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive! A $30 donation buys 2 fans to help cool thousands of Central Texans in need. This “fan”tastic day is filled with family fun, live music, great food and helps us generate critical support for the Fan Drive and Family Eldercare’s core services. There will be a Threadgill Pancake Pileup, crafts and entertainment for the kids including live music from the Biscuit Brothers, a gaming station and so much more. Live music is planned all day, be sure to check the schedule for performance times. Threadgill’s South, 301 West Riverside Drive, Austin.

Movies at the Pool: Finding Nemo – Friday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. Bring your whole family to lie out on blankets under the night sky. Food trucks available from 6-8:00 p.m. Finding Nemo begins at dusk. Rated G. FREE and open to everyone. El Salido Pool, 11500 El Salido Parkway Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, June 20 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 Xander Ortiz playing Classic Rock. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, June 20 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Rockin’ Bluegrass with Sour Bridges. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, June 20 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz from Blackbird 3. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

People Power! Parade – Friday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the power of working together with a parade featuring giant puppets, banners and visual art. Join Creative Action at Mueller Lake for a summer spectacular empowering Austin to take better care of each other, ourselves, and our world. Students from nearby Creative Action Summer Camps will demonstrate all they have learned at camp. The parade will begin at the amphitheater and families are invited to join the parade or just watch. FREE! Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin.

Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival (Round Rock) – Friday, June 20 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. The festivities begin with a headlining music performance by DJ Cut Creator. There will also be a health fair, carnival rides, clowns, games, food, retail vendors, and more. Admission and parking are FREE! Old Settlers Park, 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.

Saturday:

AdvertisementPatricia’s Table Grand Opening- Saturday, June 21, from 9:00 a.m.- noon. Patricia’s Table, a new teaching kitchen for children and adults, is hosting an open house to celebrate its grand opening. Parents and their kids are invited to come by to meet the culinary instructors, checkout the new, kid-friendly kitchen and taste treats Patricia’s Table will be whipping up this summer. Kids are also invited to have fun creating their own pancake skewers. FREE! Patricia’s Table, 1510 W. 35th Street, Austin.

Juneteenth 2K Freedom Run and Walk, Historical Parade and Celebration- Saturday, June 21, 9:30- 10:00 a.m. The Juneteenth Committee’s events culminate June 21 with a 2K Freedom Run and Walk at 9:30 a.m. at Comal Street and MLK Boulevard, followed by a historical parade at 10 a.m. at the same location. Then head to Rosewood Park for a celebration from noon- 8:00 p.m. FREE! Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood Avenue, Austin.

Taste of North Austin at The Domain- Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sample a delicious array of food from North Austin’s favorite restaurants. Enjoy live music, children’s entertainment, prize giveaways and more! Admission is FREE! Wristbands available at Simon Guest Services at The Domain, 10 tastes for $20. Get VIP access for just $10 more. The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin.

Whole Foods Kid’s Club- Saturday, June 21 at noon. Meet Mikaila Ulmer, the 9-year-old owner and founder of BeeSweet Lemonade! Mikaila will give a talk on “The Buzz About Bees” at our Domain store, where she’ll speak with children & families about why bees are important and how we can help save them! There will be a bee joke or two, interesting facts about bees, and an activity on pollination for kids. Space is limited, so please RSVP to participate. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin.

Alice in Wonderland- Saturday, June 21 at noon. The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together. Margaret becomes frustrated, as Alice is curious about absolutely everything. Suddenly, a White Rabbit appears from nowhere. After a quick and nonsensical conversation, Alice follows the rabbit to a strange and wonderful place. In the course of her adventures, Alice meets a band of Flowers, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of Cards, a giant Caterpillar, a Fish, a Frog, the Duchess, the Cook, the Cheshire Cat, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, a group of singing Lobsters, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and Humpty Dumpty. Through it all, Alice grows “curiouser and curiouser” as to where she is and even who she is. In the end, the answers she seeks are unimportant. Wonderland is all nonsense, anyway. As the White Rabbit explains, ‘Nonsense is fun!’ Tickets: $12 adults, $9 child. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin.

Summer Saturdays at French Legation- Saturday, June 21 at 1:15, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Join us for family fun with outdoor activities when you come in for a guided tour of the historic house and detached kitchen. (Tours are $5 per person, under 5 are free). This Saturday will be all about Marble Madness! Time to knuckle- down and make your own set of clay marbles while learning how to play the marble game, Ringer. The French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street, Austin.

Summer Jam 2014- Saturday, June 21, from 3:00- 6:00 p.m. Keeping with the Austin Music Map tradition of featuring the city’s best kept musical secrets, SUMMER JAM will showcase three very different genres of music: Afro-Latin, Cajun and Psych-Dub. 3pm: Gumbo Ce Soir
4pm: Cilantro Boombox feat. Gina Chavez, 5pm: Holiday Mountain. SUMMER JAM is FREE and open to the public. This is an all-ages event. The ABGB, 1305 West Oltorf Street, Austin.

Sunday:

Music for Kids: Lucas Miller- Sunday, June 22, 2:00 p.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular music series for families featuring a variety of Austin singer-songwriters.  Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist, will perform a show for kids ages 5 and up. Seating is limited. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. Note that in some locations, free tickets (available in the branch on the day of the program) will be required for admittance in order to ensure safety. For groups of five or more children, please call the branch and ask to speak with the Youth Librarian to make arrangements. FREE! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street, Austin.

Storytime with Marie at TOMS- Sunday, June 22, 3:00 p.m. Bring a gently used book to donate and listen to a great storytime for kids ages 3 and up. TOMS, 1401 S. Congress Avenue, Austin.

Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” - Sunday, June 22 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. On Sunday, you can enjoy the Strings 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.

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