Happening All Weekend
The Amazing Acro-Cats- Saturday, 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 and 5 p.m. The Amazing Acro-Cats, one of the four “cat shows” in the United States, performs to sold-out venues across the country. Their performances delight and astound audiences of all ages. The Amazing Acro-Cats not only perform, but also educate the public. Samantha teaches the importance of, “Clicker Training” and how it can improve your cat’s life, and also be useful in the event of an emergency situation. Tickets: $28. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Head for the Hill’s: Free Music Fridays – 7-9:00 p.m. Hill’s Cafe is excited to announce the return of a live, local music series to the historic Hill’s stage. This week, Zack Walther & the Cronkites perform. A special backyard menu will be available for purchase. Family-friendly and FREE! Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Robot Zoo - 10 a.m. – noon. Visit the Robot Zoo Exhibit at the Austin Nature and Science Center to learn about simple machines and robots! Observe a robotics team in action, make robotic art with marker bots, create a simple solar machine, and turn your parent into a robot! See the event flyer. FREE! Austin Nature & Science Center
2389 Stratford Dr., Austin.
Michael’s Kids Club: Freeze Frame- 10 a.m. to noon. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3 and up. All supplies included. All participating Michael’s locations.
Pokemon Saturday Morning Breakfast Club – 10:30 a.m. – noon. Come hang out with Pokemon fans, trade cards, battle on your DS, talk and swap tips! This is open to all ages. Bring your own breakfast. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. Tribe Comics and Games, 3005 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Grand Opening of Mary’s Cafe and Pop Shop – 12-5 p.m. Mary’s Cafe and Pop Shop is ready to celebrate with FREE gelato, face painting, FREE balloons and fun! Enjoy discounts on Belgian Sugar Waffles, espresso drinks and more! Mary’s Cafe and Pop Shop, 3209 Red River St, Austin.
Black Bear Cubs First Birthday at Austin Zoo- 1 p.m. Join us as we celebrate Black Bear Cubs Korben, Tilly and Ruby’s 1st birthday! Zookeepers will demonstrate target training with the cubs. We will dedicate the Bears and Butterflies mural by Artist Debra Wilson. Refreshments will be served. Come join us for the celebration! Free with regular paid Zoo admission. Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, 10808 Rawhide Trail.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley- Doors open at 1 p.m. and show starts at 2 p.m. You know this guy! Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else, but one night he makes a wish… and it comes true! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student—scours the globe to do something the world has never seen before, and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Tickets: $20. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue.
Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk & Celebration (Round Rock) - 1 p.m. Join the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration. The commemorative walk begins at CD Fulkes Middle School (300 West Anderson Avenue). Parade participants and marchers, led by a drumline from Round Rock ISD, will assemble at 1 p.m., and begin the march promptly at 1:30 p.m. The march will last approximately 15 minutes and will end at the Baca Center followed by a program at the Allen R Baca Center for Community Activities (301 West Bagdad Avenue). A reception will follow immediately after the program at approximately 3:15 p.m. The public is invited to participate by attending the walk, bringing non-perishable food for donation, bringing banners, and attending the program. Attendance is free of charge and all are welcome.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Family Fun Day- 10 a.m. – noon. Join the Family Fun Day Circus for a morning full of inflatables, touch a truck, interactive games, arts and crafts and more! Tickets: $36 per family. Register online at ShalomAustin.org/ffd. Shalom Austin, 7300 Hart Lane.
Whole Foods Market Domain 1st Birthday Celebration – 12-3 p.m. Enjoy face painting, kids crafts, live music and sampling throughout the store. FREE! Whole Foods Market, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin.
Cafe Ruckus Anniversary Party – 12-4 p.m. Celebrate the cafe’s one-year anniversary with FREE samples, live music, latte art demonstrations and raffles! Plus, donate a gently used book to benefit BookSpring and receive a coffee, espresso drink, tea, or hot chocolate of your choice. Cafe Ruckus, 409 W 2nd St, Austin.
Afternoon in the Garden: Forts and Faerie Homes! – 1 – 4 p.m. Create a hidden space in the Garden using natural materials. Learn about structure and construction. This family activity is FREE with Garden admission ($1 – $3). Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Monday, January 19, 2015
Free Admission to LBJ Presidential Library – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy FREE admission for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Parking for the LBJ Presidential Library is always FREE in the designated parking lot 38. Lot 38 features an entrance flanked by brightly colored LBJ Library banners. To read about Leigh Ann’s visit to the LBJ Presidential Library, click here. LBJ Library and Museum, 2313 Red River St, Austin.
MLK March & Festival – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 19 at 9 a.m. with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus. Then, participants are invited to march on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned. NOTE: The MLK March will not go to the Capitol this year due to the preparations for the Gubernatorial Inauguration on the following day. March Begins at MLK Statue on UT Campus, East Mall, Austin.
Snow Day at Highland Park Baptist Church – Monday, January 19, from 2-4 p.m. Let it Snow! There is a 100% chance of snow for fun and to enjoy including a snow slide, hot chocolate and wintery fun. Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr, Austin..