Weekly Planner: July 20-26, 2015

 

 

Welcome to the all new Weekly Planner on LiveMom.com! We’ve combined our two most favorite weekly posts, The Weekenders (weekend events) and What’s Up Weekly (weekday events) into one! Wondering which family-friendly events are happening during the week? Want to plan your weekend out a little early? You’ll find the top happenings in the Austin area here each week.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Baby Bloomers: Discovering Animals, Jungle – 9:00am – noon. Join us for the last week of exploring the world! Grab your parka and adventure to the chilly continent of Antarctica. We will discover chilly ice caps, make our very own paper tube penguins, create a seal masterpiece and more! Recommended for ages 0-3. Price: $4.50 Non-Members/ $2.50 Members. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue.

Mr. Will’s Music Class for Kids (Bee Cave) – 10-10:45 am. Mr. Will is back with his popular kid’s music class!  Kids get to sing along to old favorites and Mr. Will originals! FREE! Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Signing Storytime with The Signing Connection (Round Rock)- 10:00am – 10:30am., Join the Baby Signing Time revolution! This class is geared for children 0-5 years and their parents. Amy from the Signing Connection will lead this storytime that incorporates classic children’s books to help you learn basic American Sign Language signs. FREE! Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 North IH35, Ste 375, Round Rock.

Babytime (Pflugerville) – 10 a.m., Encourage your child’s language development through rhymes, music, stories, and action. FREE! Ages 3 – 18 months. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Storytime with Dr. Candra – 11:00 a.m., Dr. Candra will captivate your children with stories, songs, dances, and games. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480.

Family Story Time – 11:00 a.m. Where will your imagination take you? At Family Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy a FREE experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more. Every Monday, explore a new topic related to the Lone Star State. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue.

LEGO Lab – 1 p.m., With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with Legos provided by the Library! Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL- Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – 2 p.m., Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road.

Crafternoon – 2 p.m., Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. We’ve got paper crafts, easy sewing and more fun projects for the whole family. We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. FREE! APL- Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road and Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street.

The Nutty Scientists at the Library (Round Rock) – 2:30 and 4 p.m., Science is getting nutty at the Round Rock Public Library!  The Library is hosting the Nutty Scientists for two free shows. “The Castaway” is a fun Scientific Show which aims to awaken the curiosity and imagination of children through their participation in fun activities based on strong educational content. Participate in the excitement as the Nutty Scientists demonstrate how they were able to survive using their brains and of course lots of really fun Science! This program is recommended for children ages 5 and older. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

SRP Event: Magik Theatre Presents – 4p.m., Would you trade your best friend for three magic beans? When Jack does, he gets high-altitude adventure and more gold than he could ever spend. Even so, Jack is unhappy. Find out what happens when Jack learns that a true friend is the greatest treasure in the world. Don’t miss the chance to bring this classic fairy tale to life for your students – follow us as we climb up to the wondrous world of the beanstalk. Suitable for all ages. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd.

Family Craft Night (Pflugerville) – 6-7 p.m., Parents & Children work together to decorate holiday ornaments. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Everyone gets a craft. Online Registration begins Monday, July 13. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Dual Language Storytime – 6 p.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Lane.

Pajama Storytime (Round Rock) – 6:30-7 p.m., A pajama friendly storytime for all ages. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Summer Movie Mondays: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Dusk. Enjoy FREE movies for the whole family! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Road.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Baby Day at The Alamo Drafthouse-  Movies before 2 p.m. The lights are up a bit, the sound is down a bit so moms and dads can head to the movies without the babies even knowing that they were at the movies. Infants are welcome to these shows, and of course, are allowed in for free. Take some time for yourself, pack up the kids, and head out to the Alamo Drafthouse for some much needed entertainment! Regular admission applies. Please note: Baby day is only on Tuesdays at the Alamo Village, Alamo South Lamar, Alamo Lakeline and Alamo Slaughter.

Summer Kids Camp: Megamind – 10 a.m., Tickets are available for FREE starting at 9 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 North FM 620.

Whole Foods Storytime and Crafts – 9:30 a.m., Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids? We’ll be reading a new story each week! After the book, we’ll be doing crafts related to the story. Appropriate for ages 2-5yrs old. Story-time is held out on our mezzanine and parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive.

Free Admission to Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit the exhibits and the grounds of the Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria for FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street.

All Ages Storytime – 10:15 am. Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street.

Armstrong Community Music School Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Come sing songs with one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community School. An Armstrong teacher will engage your child with music and movement, plus they’ll read some stories for you too! This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Austin Reptile Shows at Safari Champ (Round Rock) – 10:30 – 11 a.m., Get ready for creepy crawly fun! Mr. Mike will fascinate your child with this up-close experience with LIVE snakes, lizards and turtles from around the world.  Twelve reptiles big and small  will give kids an educational first hand look at these awesome—and often misunderstood—creatures. All ages! Cost is $10 includes admission to Safari Champ.  Safari Champ, 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd.,  # 200, Round Rock.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Round Rock) – 11 a.m., This program, developed for ages 3 and up, celebrates the Spanish language and Hispanic culture through stories, songs, and activities. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Laure Freeman and the Hey Lollies Show (Cedar Park) 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and 11:15 a.m. for preschool.  Join us as we welcome Laura Freeman and the Hey Lolly Band for a musical show full of singing and dancing.  FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discover Blvd., Cedar Park.

Music with Mr. Will- 11:30 a.m. His sing-along style incorporates equal parts of teaching and performing for energetic young audiences. Infectious melodies combined with upbeat lyrics make him beloved among pre-schoolers and early-elementary students, who clap, march, jump and dance along to their favorite songs. Plus, the entire family can enjoy the music. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480, Austin.

Storytime at Austin Zoo – 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Kids will enjoy a storytime in the Primate Pavillion! Included in zoo admission. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail.

SRP Event : Bonzo Brunch – 2 p.m., Bonzo Crunch will thrill with a show that includes music, eccentric juggling, and audience participation style magic. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road.

SRP Event: Kim Lehman - 4 p.m., Join storyteller and musician Kim Lehman for a fabulously fun frog festival filled with silly songs, stories, and super-science. FREE! APL –  Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Drive.

SRP Event: Music for Kids (Staci Gray) – 4 p.m., The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular series for families featuring a variety of Austin musicians Staci Gray is an Austin-based children’s performer who has mesmerized children all over Texas. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street.

LEGO Lab – 4:30 p.m., With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with Legos provided by the Library! Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL- Manchacha Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.

Discovery! Dog Trickz with the Wiard of Dogz (Bee Cave) – 4:30 p.m., The Discovery hands on program explores all sorts of different topics, including science, literature, technology, and more.  Especially designed for our older kids (third graders and up), come back each week and learn something new!Part dog show, part learning how to train your dog! A fun look at six dogs doing scores of tricks with stories that teach the best training methods (all positive reinforcement)-you’ll be inspired to train your own dog and know how to get started! FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Pajama Storytime – 6:30 p.m., Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children of all ages. FREE! APL- Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Drive.

Hillside Concert Series – 7-9 p.m., This year’s hosts are Joe Morales & Jerry Avila with DJ Lil Sharky. See Art Tigerina, Nikki Lopez, Calle Seis, Raulito Navaria this week. FREE! A.B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E. 3rd Street.

Movies in Your Park: The Goonies (San Marcos) – Movies begin at dusk. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs for FREE movies in the park! Concessions available for purchase. Free movie games begin one hour before movie. San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 E. Hopkins Road, San Marcos.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Children’s Day Art Park: Sara Hickman– 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., For just 50 cents per child, kids and adults can experience the magic of the arts at Children’s Day Art Park. This exciting summer program features local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes and craftspeople. Youngsters can visit the Instrument Petting Zoo (where they can see, touch and try to play the instruments), talk to symphony musicians and hear them play their instruments, hear a Latin jazz band, follow a real Pied Piper along the Lemonade Trail to the Magic Oak Tree and try their hands at different art projects under the Art Tent. Symphony Square Amphitheatre, 1101 Red River Street.
Storytime at Whole Foods (Arbor Trails) – 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Bring the little ones, it’s story time! Each week we will feature a different story, interactive craft and healthy snack. FREE! Whole Foods, 4301 W. William Cannon.
Sprouts Preschool Program – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include story time, hands on activity, nature walk and of course, nature play! Regular admission rates apply. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.
All Ages Storytime – 10:15 am. Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105E Cesar Chavez.
Dual Language Storytime – 10:15 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL- Southeat Branch, 5125 Nuckols Crossing Road.
 Dog Days of Summer Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Dogs are great! They are our loyal companions and steadfast protectors. They might eat your shoes and dig up your backyard, but you’ll love them anyway – even when they BARK! BARK! BARK! Our storytime today is all about our lovable companions, the dogs. We will be reading the silly and hilarious book Bark, George! and making some new best friends of our own. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Preschool Storytime (Round Rock) – 10:30 a.m., This reading activity is a fun combination of books, fingerplays, songs, and a short film or app for preschool children ages 3 to 6. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Preschool Storytime (Cedar Park) – 11 a.m. – Preschool storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 3-5 years old.  Miss Jane reads three books with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays in between, all based on a theme.  Stories are followed by a short film strip.  Once a month a craft will replace the film strip.

Exploration Station: Airplanes - 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Explore the Story of Texas with a different activity or art project each time. Drop in anytime between 11am and 1pm in the First Floor Lobby and get hands-on with history. Learn some techniques to make a better and faster paper airplane and see how far it flies.  Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.
AdvertisementStory Time with CJ the Explorer – 12:30 p.m., Join CJ. the Explorer for her Award Winning Story Time, featuring songs and sign language. Then stay and play in our free Play Zone full of hand-picked toys from around the world! FREE! All Things Kids @ The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Exploration Station: Airplanes - 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Explore the Story of Texas with a different activity or art project each time. Drop in anytime between 11am and 1pm in the First Floor Lobby and get hands-on with history. Learn some techniques to make a better and faster paper airplane and see how far it flies.  Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Austin Reptile Show for Teens  (Round Rock) – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., The Round Rock Public Library is hosting the Austin Reptile Show with live lizards, snakes, and turtles from around the world. This program is for children ages 8-12.  Space is limited.  Online preregistration is required. Please note: Parents who are accompanying their children must also register to attend this program. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Eulenspeigel Puppet Theatre Presents The Monkey and the Crocodile - 4 p.m.,  The Monkey and the Crocodile is a delightful hand puppet show adapted from a tale in the Panchatantra (one of the earliest collections of fables written in India). Written more than 2500 years ago, it features a tricky monkey, a good-natured crocodile, and his cunning wife! FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.

SRP Event: Underwear Fair - 4 p.m., Actions! Thrills! Laffs! Goofy games and silly stories and songs about underwear, with Captain Underpants and friends. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave.

Crafts and Face Painting with GlitteeRee (Round Rock)- 4-6 p.m. Crafts and Face Painting by GlitteRee are included in regular admission. Safari Champ, 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd.,  # 200, Round Rock.

Community Night at The Thinkery- 4-8 p.m.,  Admission is by donation only. Entry is based on a first come, first served basis. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue.Advertisement

Krispy Kreme Family Night – 6-8 p.m., Kids can decorate one FREE doughnut each, plus enjoy crafts and more. Krispy Kreme, 701 E Stassney Lane and 12586 Research Blvd, Austin.Advertisement

Blues on the Green - 8 p.m., Bob Schneider with Walker Lukens performs for FREE! $5 parking. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road.

 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dual Language Storytime – 10:15 a.m., All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! APL – multiple branches.

Toddler Storytime (Cedar Park) – 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., Toddler storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 15-36 months. Miss Jane reads 3 toddler-friendly stories based on a theme, with fun songs and fingerplays in between. Toddler Storytime lasts 20-25 minutes. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Blanket Storytime (Bee Cave) – 10:30 a.m., Songs and stories for our youngest guests every week.  We will meet inside if it is over 90 degrees or raining. Blanket infant storytime is designed for children from 0 to 12 months old.  FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Storytime at Austin Zoo – 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Kids will enjoy a storytime in the Primate Pavillion! Included in zoo admission. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail

SRP Event: Music for Kids (Hey Lollies) – 2 p.m., The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular series for families featuring a variety of Austin musicians The Hey Lollies The Land of Black and White is ruled by a king who has banned all color. It’s up to Iris and the kids to bring back color to the land. This very interactive puppet show mesmerizes children. They get to play trumpets with sunflowers and sing lullabies to whales. FREE! APL – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Drive.

Safari Greg (Cedar Park) – 2:45 – 3:30 p.m., Join us as we welcome Safari Greg from the Austin Zoo and his animal friends. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

Crafternoon – 2 p.m., Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. We’ve got paper crafts, easy sewing and more fun projects for the whole family. We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. FREE! APL- Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Kid’s Club (Pflugerville) – 3:30 – 4:15 p.m., Join Esther Lopez as she demonstrates and teaches children how to make figures with strings (shoe laces) and to tell stories with them. FREE! Every registered child will receive a string. Online Registration for children 5 – 8 begins Thursday, July 16. Parents and siblings of other ages do not need to register. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Nature Nights: Birds of Prey –  6-9 p.m., One of our most popular Nature Nights. Come listen to the experts from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. They will bring their raptor ambassadors as they discuss the issues concerning the future of birds of prey. Travis Audubon will be here with an activity. The Girl Scouts and Kairos Academy will each have a fun activity. Be a detective and find out what is in an owl pellet. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

Family Craft Night: Handprint Peacock - 7 p.m., Let’s Make Stuff! Ages 6 & Up, Limit of 25 people per class. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road.

Unplugged at the Grove – 8 p.m., Bring the family down to hear Ray Wylie Hubbard perform for FREE! All ages welcome. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Hairspray at Zilker Park - Approximately 8:15 p.m., Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on their feet! Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is chock-full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. FREE! $5 per car parking fee. Read more about the show here. Zilker Park Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Road.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Storytime Yoga – 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Watch your favorite stories come to life through yoga poses! Storytime Yoga is FREE for all ages. The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway.

Sprouts Preschool Program – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include story time, hands on activity, nature walk and of course, nature play! Regular admission rates apply. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

Special Performance (Bee Cave) – 10:30 a.m., Come enjoy a new performer this summer through July 24th on Fridays at Laura’s!  This week’s performance will be by The Sugar Free Allstars. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Storytime Art: Space Week (RSVP )- 10:45 a.m. Blast off and join us for a storytime that’ll be out of this world!  We’ll read books about space exploration and paint a ceramic rocket bank! Cost is $12 per child, or buy a punch-card and get 6 classes for $60! Please call to register. 512-852-9900. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202.

Create Your Own: Fantastic Fossils – 11-11:45 a.m., Rocks tell the story of Texas before humans were around. Learn about the ancient animals that once called Texas home and make your own fossil model to take home. Kids and families will make and take home their own artifacts in this art workshop. Each workshop features a short talk followed by hands-on art making. Ideal for families with children ages six and up, this experience is about 40 minutes in length. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Nancy and Her Friend Ventriloquist Show (Round Rock)  – 2p.m.,  Nancy Burks Worcester introduces her special puppet friends in a delightful show at the Round Rock Public Library. Children will be captivated and adults will be amazed by this award-winning ventriloquist. FREE! This program is for children ages 4 and older.  Space is limited.  Online preregistration is required.  Please note: Parents who are accompanying their children must also register to attend this program. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Music Under the Star: The Octopus Project – 6-9 p.m., This July, the Bullock Museum’s free concert series, Music Under the Star, is presented in partnership with Fun Fun Fun Fest in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the popular Austin festival. For three Friday nights in July, the museum’s Lone Star Plaza will host these free shows from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family, your camp chairs and blankets and enjoy this special lineup of Texas artists. FREE! Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Pflugerville’s Music in the Park - 6-9 p.m., Week 3 of the 7-week outdoor summer concert series held in Pfluger Park — and it’s 50 years since the incorporation of the City of Pflugerville, TX. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and the family and enjoy the music in the shade of the historic location in the heart of Pflugerville — along with free birthday cake and other PFUN to be announced! FREE! Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville.

Concerts on the Square: Bill Harris playing Neil Diamond hits (Georgetown) – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., All summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square every Friday night in the Music on the Square Summer Concert Series. All concerts are FREE!  Pick up dinner at one of the Downtown Restaurants or bring your picnic (no glass please). Downtown Georgetown.

ArcAttack – 7:30 p.m., Seen on America’s Got Talent, ArcAttack is a performance art group that specializes in playing music through a combination of homemade, high-tech instruments, and more traditional instruments such as guitar and bass. Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coil, the crew of ArcAttack use their high tech wizardry to generate a truly “electrifying” performance. Combining their love of rock music and their love of science, this is a show you will never forget! Tickets start at $19. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Metz Movies Under the Stars – 8 p.m., Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie at Metz every Friday at dusk. Free popcorn and drink at every showing. Movie nights will take place unless inclement weather occurs. Call 478-8716 to check on weather cancellations. FREE! Metz Rec Center, 2704 Canterbury Street.

Hairspray at Zilker Park - Approximately 8:15 p.m., Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on their feet! Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is chock-full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. FREE! $5 per car parking fee. Read more about the show here. Zilker Park Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Road.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

National Dance Day – Ballet Austin joins the Dizzy Feet Foundation and choreographers from the popular FOX TV show SYTYCD to celebrate and promote dance and movement for National Dance Day. Join us as we begin dancing and moving to the beat in the morning and see who can dance all day! Individual classes in a variety of dance styles and levels of ability start all day long. Come for one class or DANCE ALL DAY! Classes like Zumba, ballet, jazz, modern, Michael Jackson Videodance BAD, and of course the, dance routines created just for National Dance Day by SYTYCD choreographers Twitch and Travis Wall.  Adults, teens, and kids ages 10 and up. Everyone can dance! Cost: $10 per class or $22 to dance all day. Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd St.

Brick Fiesta – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brick Fiesta is the the premier LEGO® fan event in Texas.  Brick Fiesta is a fan-run family-friendly annual event that moves to a new city each year.  Brick Fiesta 2015 is celebrating LEGO in Austin this year. View the hundreds of unique LEGO Creations on display.  Bring your camera, photography is encouraged! Attend LEGO themed sessions and events, Learn building tips and tricks, Shop vendors with current, past and custom LEGO sets, parts, and minifigs, Experience the scope and diversity of the LEGO fan community, Join in at the hands-on build and play area. Tickets: DoubleTree Hotel, 6505 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.

Child Safety Fair (San Marcos) – 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., San Marcos Premium Outlets invites area families for a day of safety education that will be held in the parking lot by Auntie Anne’s in the area in front of Pottery Barn Outlet, and will feature various activities and exhibits that focus on child safety awareness for the entire family. In partnership with Texas in Motion, Baylor Scott & White Health will be educating caregivers on proper child car seat use and offering free car seat inspections by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians*. Children and parents alike can also spend the afternoon learning from the brave San Marcos Fire Department as they share important safety tips for kids.  Attendees will have the opportunity to tour a fire engine and squad car, as well as pose for pictures with the firefighters. The first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary gift bag, while supplies last.  To make an inspection appointment, please call 512.310-4751 or email texansinmotion@sw.org.

Summer Reading Club Party (Pflugerville) – 2-4 p.m., Find out which Summer Reading Club team read the most hours this summer. The library will be decorated in the color of the winning team and there will be activities for all ages. Everyone is invited to attend! Activities include: Book walk, balloon twisting with Ms. Poppy, Roaming reptiles by Austin Reptile Shows, Music by Slider Lee, YA book giveaways, Book end painting, Book Face selfie photo booth, Hopeton Hay of KAZI radio will interview Steven Winfrey, author of That Others May Live from 2:00-3:00 pm and Book giveaways and crafts from 3:00-4:00 pm for adults. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – 2 p.m., Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  FREE! Recycled Reads Bookstore, 5335 Burnet Road.

Hairspray at Zilker Park - Approximately 8:15 p.m., Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on their feet! Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is chock-full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. FREE! $5 per car parking fee. Read more about the show here. Zilker Park Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Road.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Brick Fiesta – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brick Fiesta is the the premier LEGO® fan event in Texas.  Brick Fiesta is a fan-run family-friendly annual event that moves to a new city each year.  Brick Fiesta 2015 is celebrating LEGO in Austin this year. View the hundreds of unique LEGO Creations on display.  Bring your camera, photography is encouraged! Attend LEGO themed sessions and events, Learn building tips and tricks, Shop vendors with current, past and custom LEGO sets, parts, and minifigs, Experience the scope and diversity of the LEGO fan community, Join in at the hands-on build and play area. Tickets: DoubleTree Hotel, 6505 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.

Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Wildflower Center goes all out Sunday, July 26 to honor our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, and all she has done for our nation’s treasured environment. Tribute Day recognizes Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy and legislation that she inspired. With her influence, President Johnson’s administration enacted more than 200 environmental laws with lasting national and local impact, including the Highway Beautification Act, also known as Lady Bird’s Bill. Admission will be FREE for visitors. Enjoy exhibits, children’s activities and more as we pay tribute to the Environmental First Lady. Lunch, drinks, snacks and ice cream are available in the Wildflower Café. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

SRP Event: Kim Lehman – 2 p.m., Join storyteller and musician Kim Lehman for a fabulously fun frog festival filled with silly songs, stories, and super-science. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

All Ages Storytime – 3 p.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. Seating is limited at all programs.  Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.

Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” – 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. This weekend, enjoy Big Band (program here). Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. FREE! Check the Facebook page for weather updates. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

Hairspray at Zilker Park - Approximately 8:15 p.m., Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on their feet! Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is chock-full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. FREE! $5 per car parking fee. Read more about the show here. Zilker Park Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Road.

Looking for more live music options for families? Here’s a list of Live Music happening in Austin, Texas this week on AustinSummerFun.com.

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