Weekend Events: June 5-7, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Do512Family’s Kick off to Summer- 2-7 p.m., To celebrate the best season ever, Do512 Family decided to throw a party for families with live music, local food, magic, special performances and activities for the kids. Midway Food Park also features a playscape for the kids, and plenty of room for families to stretch out or play. We’ll also have an inflatable obstacle course and slide, face painting and healthy activities from IT’S TIME TEXAS.  BYOB – please, no glass. Coolers are permitted and families can bring water, but food is not allowed. FREE, but please go here to RSVP: http://bit.ly/1eH3R0K The Midway Food Park, 1905 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.

Music on the Square (Georgetown) –  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night in the Music on the Square Summer Concert Series. All concerts are FREE! This Friday you can enjoy Roland Waits and the Wayward Travelers. 710 S Main Street, Georgetown.

Friday Night Storytime- 7 p.m., Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: By Mouse & Frog by Deborah Freedman and Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld. FREE! Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, Round Rock.

Movies in the Park: Maleficent (Leander)- 7:30pm. Often described as a combination of state-of-the-art technology and the nostalgia of the 1950s drive-in, the Movies in the Park series provides families the opportunity to spend time together under the stars while enjoying first run movies…all for FREE!! 601 S. Bagdad, Leander.

Metz Movies Under the Stars: Walking with Dinosaurs- 8 p.m., Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie at Metz every Friday. Free popcorn and drink at every showing!  Metz Rec Center, 2704 Canterbury Street.

That 80’s Concert- 8 p.m., The ACO will once again present its annual FREE Pops Concerts at the Sheffield Hillside Theater in Zilker Park. Join us as we celebrate Trapper Keepers, Jordache jeans, and neon in That ’80s Concert! In addition, our annual raffle drawing will award one lucky audience member (per night) a chance to conduct John Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. Get ready for a summer evening filled with live performances from your favorite ’80s music memories, from Back to the Future to the E.T. Theme song, this concert is the nostalgic walk down memory lane your that inner Michael Jackson has been craving. The concert will be held both Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th. Sheffield Hillside Theater at Zilker Park, 2201 Barton Springs Road.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bubblepalooza- 8:00am – 3:00pm. Bubblepalooza! returns for its fourth year! The FREE annual celebration of open play where everyone is invited to spend time on our City Terrace and expansive lawns enjoying live music, chalk art, trailer food—and of course, tons of bubbles! Activities include Live Music on the Summer Stage from the Jellydots, Kupira Marimba and more; In My Own Backyard, theatre for the very young (0-4 years) presented by Trike Theatre Company and Pollyanna Theatre Company; Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Trouble inside Dell Hall; a Food Truck court, Arts & Crafts tent, local vendors, Coloring Corner, fun activities and crafts, The Thinkery, VIP Lounge for Season Ticket Holders, plus ticket giveaways & specials throughout the day! Beverages are available for purchase on-site. Parking will be available for $8 per car at the Palmer Events Center Garage. Free parking is also available at Auditorium Shores and the surrounding area. The event is FREE, donations are encouraged. Sorry, no pets allowed on the Long Center City Terrace. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Drive.

Hasbro ATX Best Morning Ever-  9:00-11:30am. ATX Television Festival and Hasbro Studios are creating that nostalgic morning for kids and parents alike — a family-friendly Saturday Morning Cartoon Breakfast! Come in pajamas, grab some pancakes or a bowl of fruit loops, then play some games at the Highball, before snuggling up with blankets in an Alamo theater to enjoy episodes of My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop andTransformers: Robots in Disguise. Hasbro Studios will provide giveaways, an interactive Smilebooth photo booth, plus game stations (coloring, play doh, and more)! While attendance (and breakfast) is free, please RSVP if you plan to attend. Alamo South Lamar, 1120 South Lamar Boulevard.

Home Depot Kid’s Workshop– 9 a.m. – noon. Kids are invited to build a Home Depot Load ‘n Go Truck at this FREE hands-on workshop, designed for children ages 5 – 12. All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9 a.m. Register to attend at a Home Depot near you.Advertisement
KIDFISH (Pflugerville)- 9am to noon. KIDFISH works to teach children a deep appreciation for the sport of fishing, as well as awareness and respect for the conservation of the environment and its natural resources. Unlike some fad sports, fishing is a lifelong pursuit as much about spending quality time on the water with family and friends as it is about catching lots of fish. FREE fishing poles, bait and tackle available on a first come first served basis. No license required, RSVP preferred. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation Department and the KIDFISH Foundation. Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville.

School’s Out for Summer at Texas Memorial Museum- 9am- 4pm. Celebrate the end of a successful school year with FREE admission (donations welcome) to the Texas Memorial Museum! Activities include a dig pit for young paleontologists and fossil identifications. Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity Street.

Kickoff June Summer Fun Checklist for Kids Event (Round Rock)- 10 a.m. to noon. Join us for the launch party to celebrate the kickoff of the Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids!  There will be crafts, prizes, giveaways, swag for kids including free sunglasses to the first 200 kids. Live music from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band starting at 11 a.m.  Come get your copy of the 2015 I Heart Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids and make this the best summer yet! FREE! Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. IH-35, Round Rock.

8th Annual Bug Festival- 5-8pm. Come learn all about edible insects, and try a few if you’re daring; or try some tasty treats from Hopper Foods, Crickers and Aspire Food Group while you enjoy bug-inspired art from Art.Science.Gallery.! FREE and open to the public (suggested donation to Little Herds of $5 per adult). In.gredients, 2610 Manor Road.

Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria (Bee Cave)- 7pm. Enjoy a FREE performance that is fun for the entire family by Amanda Pearcy. 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 7, 2015

HOPE Farmers Market (Live Music)-  11am to 5 pm. Listen to live music by Mike McCarthy at 11am and Kid’s Cello Performance at 1pm. FREE! HOPE Farmers Market, 5th and Comal Street.

Live Music at Cherrywood Coffeehouse- 10am. The Que Pastas perform for the kids in this weekly brunch performance. FREE! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 381/2 Street.

Free First Sundays at the Bullock Museum- Noon to 5:00pm. Enjoy FREE admission all day during Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibits that showcase artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, presentations by partner organizations, and gallery activities. Take a virtual trip across this great state and discover the amazing diversity of Texas landscapes and people. Plan your next journey, create regional artwork, explore different modes of transportation, and more!  Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Avenue.

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

Catherine Prystup
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Catherine Prystup founded LiveMom.com out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.

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