Weekend Events: June 12-14, 2015

Friday, June, 12, 2015

End of School Ice Cream Jump- 5:00 to 8:00pm. Celebrate the end of another great school year by having a jumping great time and a ice cream sundae you create yourself! Cost: $9 per child. Every participant must have a signed safety waiver and sock to play. Registration is highly recommended as event may sell out early. Pump it Up, 9330 United Drive, Suite 180.

Austin Duck Derby Kick-off- 5-8pm. This family-friendly event will feature face painting, duck adoptions, prizes, giveaways and more! Adopt a duck for just $5 with the proceeds benefiting the Austin Boys & Girls Club. The Annual Austin Duck Derby (August 8, 2015) will feature 10,000 yellow adopted rubber ducks that will be launched into Lady Bird Lake to race to the finish line. Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive.

Friday Family Fun Nights: Staci Gray (Round Rock)- 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., For the 10th year now at Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock! Admission is one nonperishable food item per person attending to be donated to Round Rock Serving Center. Staci Gray is an Austin-based children’s performer who has mesmerized children all over Texas with her original music, dancing and silliness. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. IH-35, Round Rock.
Family Night at Thinkery: Bricks and Blocks Bonanza- 6:30 – 8:30pm. Enjoy a night of playful exploration with thematic activities at the Thinkery’s exclusive family after-hours event. Each evening features a different topic, but all include access to Thinkery’s exhibits and a cash bar with snacks, kid-friendly drinks, beer and wine.  Depending on each evening’s lineup, enjoy entertaining performances by artists and musicians, play educational games, tinker with Austin makers, learn from local scientists or explore cutting-edge technology with programmers and designers. This week’s activity: Snap it! Design it! Build it! The Thinkery’s Bricks & Blocks Bonanza Family Night is designed for brick building enthusiasts. Join us for a fun evening of creating with LEGO®, Duplo® and other blocks. Cost: $15 Non Member Adult, $13 Non Member Child, $13 Member Adult, $11 Member Child. Free: Children under 2 years. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue.
Movies at the Lake (Kyle)-Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy a screening of The Boxtrolls. FREE! Park  Lake Kyle, 700 Lehman Road, Kyle.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Texas Outdoor Adventure Day- 9am – 2pm. Like the first explorers of Texas, we will travel down the Colorado River, navigate through the woods and climb to great heights. Meet at McKinney Roughs for a day of excitement and adventure with a focus on land stewardship. We’ll get vertical on the rock-climbing wall, enjoy the thrill of a zip line and work as a team on a raft trip down the Colorado River. Bring a bag lunch and refillable water bottle. Preregistration is required. Cost: $50 per person, adults and children ages 7 and up. McKinney Roughs Nature Park.

Pollyanna Theatre’s In My Own Backyard- 9:30 and 11am. Mr. Sun would like to invite you to meet Squig and Lolly! These two best friends awake one morning to find ordinary objects leading them on extraordinary adventures. This premiere production of Pollyanna Theatre’s Play and Play series provides young audience members, 2-4 years old, a chance to be audience members for a ‘play’ as well as to ‘play’ alongside Pollyanna artists during this one-hour experience. Mr. Sun has lots of fun in store for Squig, Lolly and all their friends as the adventure builds up to a backyard picnic for all! Created and Directed by Bethany Lynn Corey. Cost: $6. The Long Center’s AT&T Education Room, 701 W. Riverside DriveAdvertisement.

Cabela’s Kid’s Day (Buda)- 10am – 2 pm. Head to Cabela’s in Buda for fun, FREE activities for the entire family. Cabela’s is partnering with the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation for its biggest annual kids event that will feature a catch-and-release fishing pond, a Daisy BB gun range, youth archery, treasure hunting with metal detectors and much more. There will be dozens of conservation groups and organizations with fun activities on hand. Cabela’s, 15570 IH-35, Buda.

Second Saturdays for Families: Stringy Art- 11am – 3pm. Every second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on art-making workshops at Laguna Gloria, inspired by the exhibitions on view. This month’s project is Stringy Monsters: Make a creature from another planet, a movie-worthy monster sculpture, or just a friendly new pal using silly string and wire. Be prepared to make a mess! Recommended for ages 2 to 11. Drop in and create! Cost: $10 per family/$5 per member family. The Contemporary Museum of Art, 3809 West 35th Street.

The Domain’s Taste of North Austin- 11am to 4pm. Calling all foodies! Restaurants from The Domain and north Austin are teaming up again for Taste of North Austin for the 8th annual all-day family food festival, featuring delectable tastes, beverage sampling, free live music by Dysfunkshun Junkshun, children’s entertainment, and of course, fabulous shopping. FREE admission, taste bands cost $20 for 10 tastes. The Domain, Phase II between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Dillard’s, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace.

Summer Saturdays at French Legation Museum- 1-4:30pm.  Play Battledore and Shuttlecock, an early form of badminton, and make a shuttlecock (also called a bird or birdie) to continue the game at home! Free with guided tour or suggested donation $5. French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street.Advertisement
Wells Branch Library Summer Reading Kickoff with Lucas Miller Concert-  2pm. Join us for a fun, scientific concert the whole family will enjoy! Make sure to pick up a reading log and start tracking your reading to earn prizes throughout the summer! FREE! Register online. Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

Maker Pfest (Pflugerville)- 2-4pm. Join local artists and makers at our first Maker Pfest! Enjoy demos from the Central Texas Droids R2D2 Builders Club, Class Bytes Raspberry Pi Computing, the Connally High School Robotics Team, Learning Fun 101 Lego Robotics, the Pflugerville Quilt Guild, the Pflugerville Library Pfnitters, costumer Jim Conditt and painter Megan B. We’ll also have small crafts available for all ages (while supplies last), demos of our 3D printer, 3D scanner and more. All ages are welcome. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Young Adventurers Film Series: James and the Giant Peach- 3pm. The Harry Ransom Center, in conjunction with the current exhibition “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” presents FREE family-friendly film screenings on Saturdays through the month of June. Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 21st and Guadalupe streets.

Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria (Bee Cave)- 7pm. Enjoy a FREE performance that is fun for the entire family by Parker McCollum. There are plenty of activities for the kids, bring a picnic or buy food from vendores onsite. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

 Sunday, June 14, 2015

Live Music at Cherrywood Coffeehouse- 10am. Groundwork Music performs for the kids in this weekly brunch performance. FREE! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 381/2 Street.
Music for Kids- 2pm. Please join the ATX Music Office and Austin Public Library as they present MUSIC FOR KIDS with  special guest: Sara Hickman.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Austin Public Library, Faulk Branch, 800 Guadalupe Street.
Chuggington Live!- 2pm. CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure is a musical adventure perfect for the entire family! Traintastic adventures await when you ride the rails to the modern world of CHUGGINGTON! Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko take on thrilling challenges, learn new skills and discover a sense of achievement through teamwork, courage and determination.Advertisement Cost: $19. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Austin Symphony’s Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park- 7:30pm. Enjoy a FREE concert featuring Woodwinds music at the Long Center City Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

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