Weekly Planner: July 27 – August 2, 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 27, 2015

Baby Bloomers: Discovering Animals, Safari – 9:00am – noon. Discover the African safari this week at Baby Bloomers! We will explore how to be an elephant’s trunk, make a giraffe masterpiece, create our own zebras and more as we go on a safari! 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.

Passport to Imagination: Duck Tape Bracelet – 10 a.m. to noon. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. All participating Michael’s locations.

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.

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.

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

Shaun the Sheep Crafternoon – 2 p.m., Join us for a special crafternoon as we celebrate the new Shaun the Sheep and create characters just like the claymation characters seen in Shaun the Sheep. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street.

SRP Event: Eulenspeigel Puppet Theatre Presents – 2 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 – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road.

Rockin’ Kids Club: Superhero Party (Round Rock) – 2:30 p.m.,  It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Superhero Week at the Round Rock Public Library!  Elementary students, join your friends at the library for fun crafts, stories, games, and superhero activities. Wear your favorite Superhero outfit and prepare to have fun! FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

SRP Event: Austin Reptile Show – 4 p.m., Find out exactly what a reptile is when the Austin Reptile show visits the library with some fine specimens to share! FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd.

Daddy and Me Evening Storytime (Oak Hill) – 7 p.m., Young ones and their favorite guy are invited for a special monthly storytime. Together, dads, grandpas, other extraordinary men and their kids will read, sing, craft and laugh—all while developing important literacy skills and having fun. Children of all ages are welcome. FREE! APL –  Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road, Oak Hill.

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: Osmosis Jones – Dusk. Enjoy FREE movies for the whole family! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Road.

Tuesday, July 28, 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.

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.

Summer Kids Camp: Puss in Boots – 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.

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.

Mad for Mustaches Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Everyone knows that the most fashionable accessory your face can have is a mustache. And the style of mustache you sport can certainly say a lot about you. But, as the parents of Mustache Baby know all too well, there’s a hidden truth lurking beneath every mustache’s well-groomed style: Is it a good guy mustache or a bad guy mustache? We will be reading stories and learning more about this tricky facial phenomenon. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Round Rock) – 10:30 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.

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.

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.

SRP Event: There’s Something Fishy Going on in Texas – 2 p.m.,   Join Bill Balboa from Sea Grant Texas (A Texas A&M University and NOAA affiliated program) and learn about marine and coastal habitats. You’ll learn who, and what, lives there! This includes the different animals on the Texas and Gulf Coasts, as well as sharks and rays. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road.

Gettin’ In the Kitchen Kid’s Cooking Class (Bee Cave) – 3-4 p.m.,  You’re never too young to get started in the kitchen! In this FREE class we’ll learn some easy to prepare dishes that are tasty and fun for kids to make at home. RSVP: beekidscooking.eventbrite.com. Ideal for ages 8-12, but all ages are welcome. Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Literature LIVE! Found Puppet Lab – 4 p.m., Bring your own special found object to the program and turn trash into treasure in this imagination-building workshop from the library’s own puppetry troupe, Literature LIVE! Participants will learn how to find a puppet in any kind of object. The lab will conclude with free play time on a stage where new puppeteers can debut their creations! FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street.

Discovery! The Buzz About Bees (Bee Cave) – 4:30 p.m., Join beekeeper and storyteller Kim Lehman for this fun-filled program about our tiny friends the honey bees. Join us for plenty of participation, music, and props. Afterwards try on bee suits, taste honey, make a beeswax candle, try some lotion made from beeswax, play pollination games, make comb rubbings and create your own honey bee puppet. This program is for ages 5 through adult. Kim is a beekeeper, storyteller, musician, and a workshop presenter. She writes for a national beekeeping magazine and is the founder of Bee Buddies, an international kids club. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

LEGO Lab – 5:30 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- Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.

Superhero Book Hedgehog Craft (Round Rock) – 6-8 p.m., Make a book hedgehog. Use your imagination and create a Superhero! FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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.

Children’s Day Art Park: Mr. Johnny and Sharon – 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.

Whole Foods Kid’s Club – 9:30 a.m., Join Hannah on the mezzanine for Kids Club! Each week features a different craft or story. No RSVP is necessary, however we do recommend arriving a few minutes early. FREE! Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

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.

Passport to Imagination: Duck Tape Wallet and Pouch – 10 a.m. to noon. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. All participating Michael’s locations.

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.

Elephant & Piggie Storytime – 10:30 a.m., Join us for a very special storytime this morning featuring one of our favorite literary animal duos, Elephant & Piggie! A pair of our very talented storytellers will be performing three Elephant & Piggie stories for you all today – it’s going to be a laugh riot! Don’t miss it! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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: Quilting - 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. Try a new material to make a quilt block! Using flexible wire, make your own unique quilt block.  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.

Literature LIVE! Tortuga del Mar (Oak Hill)- 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 –  Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road.

SRP Event: Captain Underpants – 2 p.m., Actions! Thrills! Laffs! Goofy games and silly stories and songs about underwear, with Captain Underpants and friends. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 8135 W. Rundberg Lane.
AdvertisementGlow in the Dark Dance Party – 4 p.m., Dance to fun music in the dark with glow sticks and make-your-own glow stickers. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Avenue.

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

Sound & Cinema: The Naked Gun featuring Hard Proof - 6 p.m., Do512 and Alamo Drafthhouse are proud to present Austin Sound & Cinema, six summer nights of great live bands paired with classic Hollywood movies. This 6-show series will take place on alternating Wednesdays all summer long on the beautiful lawn of the Long Center, with the perfect view of the downtown Austin skyline behind the stage and giant inflatable Alamo Drafthouse screen. FREE! Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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.

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.

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.

Christie Golden at BookPeople – 7 p.m., Anything Star Wars is reason for a party! Tonight will be no different as we welcome one of the most talented writers contributing to the Star Wars saga to talk about her latest installment, Star Wars: Dark Disciple. We’ll be entertained by Austin’s Star Garrison, part of the 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist! Bring yourself and the next generation of fans! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Summer Concert Series (Cedar Park) – 7-8:30 p.m., Listen to the Silver Fire Band perform for FREE! Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park.

Aladdin Jr. (Round Rock) – 8 p.m., Aladdin Jr. is a one-act, seven-scene theatre musical adapted from the animated Disney film Aladdin which is an adaptation of the folk tale Aladdin.  Tickets: $18. Sam Bass Community Theater, 600 N. Lee Street, Round Rock.

Unplugged at the Grove – 8 p.m., Bring the family down to hear Tinnarose 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 31, 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.Advertisement

Tortoise & Hare – 10 a.m., Ancient vs. modern. Brain vs. brawn. Peace vs. war. Sacred vs. secular. Poor vs. rich. Reptile vs. mammal. The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Musical styles collide in this energetic new re-imagining of the ancient fable, Tortoise & Hare. Tickets: $14. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Passport to Imagination: Make Believe Camera – 10 a.m. to noon. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. All participating Michael’s locations.

All Ages Storytime – 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Create Your Own: Pioneer Games – 11-11:45 a.m., 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. Museum members may make advance reservations by calling 512-936-4649. The program is first-come, first-served, and space is limited. Pick up a boarding pass (free with Museum admission) when you arrive. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Story 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.

Laura’s Library Summer Reading Program Finale (Bee Cave) – 5-7 p.m., Construct your own celebration!  Stop in to pick up your prize and Summer Reading award ribbon.  While you’re at it, enjoy LEGO free play and build your own sundae from Amy’s Ice Cream! FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Teen SRP Event – 6 p.m., Something suspicious is afoot at the library! Are your detective skills sharp enough to follow the clues and solve the mystery? There’s only one way to find out! Program recommended for ages 12-17. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive.

Aladdin Jr. (Round Rock) – 8 p.m., Aladdin Jr. is a one-act, seven-scene theatre musical adapted from the animated Disney film Aladdin which is an adaptation of the folk tale Aladdin.  Tickets: $18. Sam Bass Community Theater, 600 N. Lee Street, Round Rock.

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, August 1, 2015

Round Rock Market Days – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Market Days features farmers market items, arts and crafts, food vendors, and live music all day. FREE! Downtown Round Rock.

Tortoise & Hare – 10 a.m., Ancient vs. modern. Brain vs. brawn. Peace vs. war. Sacred vs. secular. Poor vs. rich. Reptile vs. mammal. The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Musical styles collide in this energetic new re-imagining of the ancient fable, Tortoise & Hare. Tickets: $14. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Michael’s KIDS CLUB: Rain Stick – 10 a.m. – noon. Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. All participating Michaels locations.

Summer Reading Club Finale Picnic (Cedar Park) – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Celebrate the Summer Reading Club Finale with a picnic in the park.  Bring a sack lunch, a cool treat and water will be provided.  Bonzo Crunch the Clown will perform at 12:00.  Prize winners will also be announced! FREE! Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.

in.gredients 3rd Anniversary Party – 5-9 p.m., Celebrate three years with live music by Bottom Dollar String Band and Waking Fable, an extra special limited edition Hops and Grain / JuiceLand / Johnson’s Backyard Garden watermelon ale, raffle prizes, vendor samples galore, live screen printing by Fine Southern Gentlemen, and more!  FREE! in.gredients, 2610 Manor 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.

Deep Eddy Splash Party Movie Night - Dusk.  This family oriented program brings people of all ages together.  Come see some of the Toy Story while you cool off in the 72-degree water or picnic on the hill.  Movie is included in admission. Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Avenue.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Free First Sunday – Noon to 3 p.m., Enjoy FREE exhibit 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 12-3pm combine art creation, presentations by partner organizations, and gallery activities. For Tiny Texans, Family Story Time at 2pm will be complete with an art project appropriate for ages 2 to 6. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress.

UMLAUF Family Day – Noon to 4 p.m., Family Days offer special, hands-on programs designed for families with children, four to ten years old. Families have the opportunity to explore the UMLAUF while engaging in creative activities. Listen to stories, do yoga in the garden, watch sculpture demos, enjoy live music and more. FREE! UMLAUF Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Drive, Austin.

Tortoise & Hare – 2 p.m., Ancient vs. modern. Brain vs. brawn. Peace vs. war. Sacred vs. secular. Poor vs. rich. Reptile vs. mammal. The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Musical styles collide in this energetic new re-imagining of the ancient fable, Tortoise & Hare. Tickets: $14. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Kent Cummins Magic Show – 2 p.m., The Magic of Books program is a one hour, highly interactive, show for all ages. It’s a magic show with music, comedy, juggling, and audience participation, starring “The Fantastic Kent Cummins” and “The Amazing Adele,” bringing this year’s READ poster to life! Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.

Austin Symphony 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. This week, you can enjoy String music. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. FREE parking will be available at One Texas Center, located on Barton Springs Rd. at S. 1st Street. Paid parking will be available at the Palmer Garage for $8. Hartman Concert Park 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.

Cool down with a flick! Check out free and discounted movies here.

Free and Discounted Movie Roundup July

Looking for a place to get a sno-cone? Check out our list of options in the greater Austin area here.

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And if you need to get your roll on, we’ve rounded up all the places to skate here.

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