Happening All Weekend
Fairytale Threads Consignment Event – Friday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find excellent deals on new and gently loved clothes for children of all ages and stages, from newborns to kids’ size 16, as well as books, gear and toys for kids, babies and toddlers; maternity clothes for mama; and more. Admission is FREE! Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward St, Austin.
Metamorphosis Dance Academy: Ballet Under the Stars – Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. Bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy an evening of dance featuring neo-Classical ballet, innovative modern, heartfelt contemporary, and entertaining Broadway-style jazz. FREE but donations are suggested. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. Oh Dragon Theatre Company presents a hilarious, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s extensive playbook. Three madcap individuals weave their wacky way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild evening that will leave you rolling with laughter. Seating will start at 7:30 p.m. and is first come, first serve. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and pack a picnic dinner. Oh Dragon rates their performance PG-13. FREE but donations are appreciated. Pan Am Hillside Stage at AB Cantu Rec Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin.
Georgetown Festival of the Arts (Georgetown) – Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31. There will be concerts and several free events, including a free movie screening of Song of Love at the City Lights Theatre at 2 p.m. on Friday. There will also be a free concert and fireworks show in San Gabriel Park, starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday! For the complete schedule, and for weather updates, please visit the website. Various locations, Georgetown.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Art After Six at People’s Gallery- 6-8pm. Stop by The People’s Gallery at City Hall for extended gallery hours and talks by artists from the 2015 exhibition!
Artist talks begin at 6:15 pm in Boards & Commissions room. The gallery will be open for self-guided tours 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Artworks are on display on the first three floors. Pick up a gallery guide on the first floor. Featured artists: Faustinus Deraet, Leslie Kell, Philip Rogers. The People’s Gallery is a program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department. Limited free parking is available in the City Hall parking garage; other parking downtown is provided at a fee on a first-come, first-served basis. FREE! Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street.
Live Music at Central Market North- 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy live music on the patio from Seu Jacinto. FREE! Central Market, North Lamar Blvd.
Friday Night Storytime- 7 p.m., Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: Are We There Yet? by Sam Williams and Manja Stojic and Just a Duck? by Carin Bramsen.FREE! Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, Round Rock.
Movies in the Park: Boxtrolls (Leander) – 7:30 p.m. 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. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. Concessions will be available for purchase. Rated PG. FREE! Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S Bagdad Rd, Leander.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Camp Fire Nature Celebration – 9-11 a.m. Camp Fire is hosting this family-friendly, FREE event, geared towards kids ages 5-12, centered on outdoor and STEM-based activities. There will be five stations, each representing different summer camp themes, like “Technology in Nature”, “Urban Wildlife”, “Nature Speaks”, and more. Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin.
Laura’s Library Summer Kickoff - 10 a.m., Come join us as we kick off our summer reading program, ‘Under Construction,’ with special events for all ages. This year, we challenge everyone to participate in summer reading! Moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, & friends: ready, set, start reading just for fun! Pick up your reading log and begin–no minimum or maximum to read. Everyone who participates is eligible for prizes, no matter your age or reading level. We have weekly raffles for kids, teens and adults as well. FREE! 9411 Bee Cave Rd.
Applegate Cleaner Wiener Festival at Whole Foods Domain – 11 am to 6 pm. Enjoy hot dogs, music by Luke Hill and the Hot Pursuits & Guy Forsyth Band, and creative activities for kids and adults alike. Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr., Austin.
Alamo Kids Club: Return to Oz – 11:30 a.m. Kids age 3 and up are invited to attend this FREE screening. Word on the street is that this movie has some scary scenes that may be frightening to young viewers. Alamo South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Austin Public Library Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party – 1 p.m. Get the summer started off right and join in as we celebrate the start of our annual Summer Reading Program! We will begin with a performance from ELIZABETH KAHURA at 1 PM. Ms. Kahura will take us on an African Safari which will be followed by crafts and activities. At 3 p.m., the Linder Elementary Mariachi group will perform so make sure to bring your dancing shoes! FREE! Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd., Austin.
All Saints’ Family Movie Night: Paddington – Saturday, May 30. Join All Saints for their inaugural parish movie night. Bring a picnic for your family to eat on the Church lawn and then watch a movie in Kinsolving Parish Hall. Nursery will be available for ages 3 and under, if you contact Jane Shaughness in advance at email@example.com or (512) 458-2952. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. FREE! All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 209 W 27th St, Austin.
Movie in Tarrytown Park: Big Hero 6 – 6:30 p.m. The fun begins at 6:30 with Gaga Ball, Ping Pong, Face Painting and good old neighborhood fun! Bring a blanket and your beverages of choice. P. Terry’s and Jim Jims will be available for purchase. The movie Big Hero 6 will start at dark. If it is actively raining, the movie will be postponed. Tarrytown Park, 2106 Tower Drive, Austin.
Saturday Night Concert Series Featuring Whiskey Shivers (Bee Cave) – Saturday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Browse the vendors, order to-go food & have it delivered to your spot on the grassy lawn, and enjoy free kids activities like face painting or balloon twisters! Check Facebook for weather updates. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Art Garage’s 4th Birthday Party – 2-4 p.m. Enjoy FREE spin art & crafts in the studio, FREE (cool & delicious) popsicles from Chloe’s, and FREE Thirsty Planet refreshments (for parents & artists over 21). Take advantage of discounts on in-studio art projects, and possibly win awesome door prizes and giveaways! The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202-4, Austin.
Music Under the Star – 4-7:30 p.m. Bring your family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or chairs to enjoy FREE live music from Corkey Robinson, The Damn Torpedoes, and Mundi. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave., Austin.
Austin Symphony Concert in the Park – 7:30 p.m. Bring chairs and a picnic to enjoy a FREE performance by the Strings ensemble of The Austin Symphony. Hartman Concert Park at The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.