The Making of Gone with the Wind – Monday, September 22 – Friday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Exhibit is open until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.) Go behind the scenes of one of the classic films of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Featuring more than 300 rarely seen and some never-before-exhibited materials, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the Ransom Center’s collections. This insider view reveals why Gone With The Wind remains influential and controversial 75 years after it was released. FREE! Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin.
Puppet Show at the Library (Round Rock) – Monday, September 22 – Friday, September 27. See a puppet show performance of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Best enjoyed by children ages 2 and up (except for one baby-friendly show on Friday.) View showtimes here. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.
Baby Bloomers – Monday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Little ones ages 0-3 and their families will Look and Listen as they Learn to Love the Letter L. They’ll explore some Liquid science, Lace Letters, and make Lambs while creating a Lifetime Love of Learning. Tiny Tails to You will be bringing “Bunnies and Buddies” to the museum for a safe, well-organized petting zoo experience. Cost: Members $2.50 each / Non-Members $4.50 each. All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket. Purchase a ticket online as limited walk-up tickets will be available. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.
Mr. Will’s Music Class for Kids – Monday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Will is back in action with his weekly kid’s music class. Arrive early to get a seat. FREE! Whole Foods Bee Cave, 12601 Hill Country Blvd, Austin.
Signing Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. Join the Baby Signing Time revolution. This class is geared toward 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. RSVP appreciated (but not required) by calling 512-388-5048. FREE! Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N IH 35, Ste 375, Round Rock.
Storytime with Dr. Candra – Monday, September 22 at 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, Austin.
Bilingual Storytime with Esther Lopez (Pflugerville) -Monday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. Special guest Esther Lopez visits the library to tell the story of Princess Penelope and the Dragon with string figures during bilingual story time. The story is told in both English and Spanish to make it an educational opportunity for everyone. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.
Story Time with CJ the Explorer – Monday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the play zone before and after the reading. FREE! All Things Kids @The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Ct, Austin.
Latino Heritage Month Movie: Cesar Chavez – Monday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Rated PG-13. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.
Game Night at Cafe Ruckus – Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. Sorry, Connect 4, Battleship, Fluxx, Ruckus – The Game, and more. Meet a lot of cool people, enjoy a tasty beverage, and play, Play, PLAY. Everyone who wins a board games gets a prize from Toy Joy. Family friendly – all ages welcome! FREE to play. Cafe Ruckus, 409 W 2nd St, Austin.
HAAM Benefit Day – Tuesday, September 23. HAAM Benefit Day 2014 is a uniquely Austin event where businesses donate 5% of the day’s proceeds to HAAM to support musicians’ health. Musicians, most of whom are HAAM members, perform throughout the day at retail stores, outside stages, and more. The event runs from 6am to well past midnight and community members are invited to shop, eat out, listen to great live music and enjoy. View lineup and locations here. FREE!
Storytime and Crafts – Tuesday, September 23 at 9:30 a.m. Little ones, 2-5 years old, will enjoy a new story each week, followed by crafts related to the story. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.
Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE! Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.
Pets Are the Best Storytime – Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m. Come celebrate dogs, goldfish, cats, guinea pigs, parrots, ferrets, and bunnies with a reading of the adorable Hickory Dickory Dog and other stories featuring animal companions. Come bark and squawk and meow in appreciation for your favorite pets. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.
Don’t Let the Crayons Quit! Storytime – Tuesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble and a reading of select letters from The Day the Crayons Quit! Beige, Black, Pink and White need your help! After the event, show these under-utilized Crayons support by using only these colors in fun and creative ways. Customers will be invited to create a letter, make a list, draw or color a picture, and place it in the Support the Crayons! Message Box. FREE! Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin.
Storytime with Marie – Tuesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your imagination and Toms, along with with Milk + Bookies, will provide the storytelling and cookies for little ones age 3 and up. Admission is one gently used book for donation. TOMS, 1401 South Congress Ave, Austin.
Music with Mr. Will – Tuesday, September 23 at 11:30 a.m. Rock out with local children’s singer, “Mr. Will” Dupuy. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.
Family Flicks – Tuesday, September 23 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy fun family movies and popcorn. This month features a special Batman 75th anniversary celebration with Batman: The Animated Series. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.
Austinville Block Party – Tuesday, September 23 from 4-8:00 p.m. This block party will feature flight demonstrations from some of the world’s top flyers, tastings from Phil’s, Amy’s and Baked, and live music from local youth bands Bat City and RIIL Chemistry. Admission is FREE and all are welcome. Amy’s Tricksters will be in full effect, Baked is having a decoration station, and the burgers and beer will be flowing at Phil’s. Life Ki-do martial arts will be hosting classes, and you can work on your swing at the Top Golf Swing Clinic. Raffle prizes for free flights, apparel, and food will be drawn throughout the event. iFLY Austin, 13265 N Hwy 183, Austin.
Discovery! Board Games – Tuesday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m. The Discovery hands on program explores all sorts of different topics, including science, literature, and much more, especially designed for older kids (fourth grade and up). This week, play some board games with your friends. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.
Tween Scene: Instant Theater (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m. Tweens will be given props and a few minutes of preparation before they put on an impromptu performance of Little Red Riding Hood. Ages 8-12. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.
Marcia Ball CD Release Party & In-Store Performance – Tuesday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. Texas-born, Louisiana-raised, award-winning pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads, and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. Join in celebrating the release of her latest CD, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar, Austin.
Pick Your Flick – Tuesday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m. The audience will choose from several options. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.
Family Hiking Adventures (RSVP) – Tuesday, September 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. Explore the beauty of the outdoors in Austin. Families will hike and adventure into some of the most beautiful and famous parks Austin has to offer. An experienced instructor will guide your family and provide fun Austin nature facts along the way. Ages 5 and up welcome. Call 512-478-8716 to reserve your spot. FREE! Location provided at registration.
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. Kids of all ages, get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy, and come for the best bedtime stories ever. Milk and snacks provided. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Children of all ages welcome. Seating is limited; please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. FREE! APL – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.
Whole Foods Kids Club – Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. Join Tina for a great story and crafts for the kids. FREE! Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon, Austin.
Whole Foods Storytime – Wednesday, September 24 at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a story reading, an activity, and a snack. All ages are welcome and parents can participate, too. FREE! Whole Foods Mezzanine, 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Itty Bitty Playtime & Yoga – Wednesday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. Itty Bitty Playtime & Yoga is a playful, educational, and relaxing time for babies and toddlers up to 18 months. Learn new ways to connect with your with your baby through movement, stretching and song. Complimentary juice and coffee served. FREE! Millie & Mox, 5145 North FM 620, Ste B110, Austin.
Riding Unicorns into Storytime – Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m. “A long time ago, when the earth was green, there were more kinds of animals than you’ve ever seen,” like UNICORNS! (or so claimed Mr. Shel Silverstein.) Enjoy a reading of Uni the Unicorn and other tales of fantastical creatures. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.
Music Bats Class with Gene from the Que Pastas – Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m. Based on the idea that music makes every day a little better, The Music Bats encourages young children and their caregivers to spread their wings through music and play. Through sing-alongs, dancing, and hands-on time with instruments and props, Music Bats wants kids and their families to learn one thing in the class: music=fun. FREE! ($10 suggested donation per family.) Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood, Suite 101, Austin.
Yoga in the Park – Wednesday, September 24 at Noon. Yoga Yoga is proud to offer an all level Hatha Yoga class. Please bring your own yoga mat to class. FREE! Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, Austin.
Youth Humane Heroes (Round Rock) – Wednesday, September 24 at 2:30 p.m. The Round Rock Library Public Library welcomes the Austin Humane Society for an afternoon of fun. Participants will learn how they can help shelter animals, then they’ll create fun toys for them. Arrive early; this program is limited to 50 participants. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.
Elementary Yoga for Ages 6-10 – Wednesday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m. This class combines physical practice with an emphasis on self-expression and personal awareness. Students are introduced to poses that flow, inversions, and a variety of balancing poses to promote focus, patience, strength, flexibility and self-confidence. Each class also focuses on relaxation, mindful practices, breathing techniques, and cooperative games that promote positive interactions and support children during their busy school days. FREE but donations are suggested. One Love Yoga, 1507 Nueces St, Austin.
Build Night with littleBits (Round Rock) – Wednesday,September 24, from 5-7:00 p.m. TechShop is breaking out their littleBits and inviting people to play, invent, make, and submit a project to Instructables. See what your imagination can dream up. TechShop will provide lots and lots of littleBits; craft materials (glue, tape, scissors, paper, colored craft foam, etc.); and miscellaneous bin wall materials, odds and ends… FUN STUFF to assist your build. You bring ideas, creativity, and your camera/phone/a way to document your process for submission. Recommended for ages 5+. FREE! TechShop Austin-Round Rock, 120 Sundance Pkwy, Ste 350, Round Rock.
Community Night – Wednesday, September 24 from 5-8:00 p.m. At the Thinkery, science and families play side by side. Every Wednesday the Museum stays open late for families to discover new ideas and learn together. Cost: Admission is by donation only, with a suggested $1 donation. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.
Dinner and a Movie in the Plaza (Round Rock) – Wednesday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. Music by Strangedayz begins at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Krave Wine Bar and Bistro will be selling refreshments. The Wedding Singer begins at dark. Rated PG-13. FREE! Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E Main St, Round Rock.
Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, September 24 from 6-8:00 p.m. Kids can decorate one FREE doughnut each, plus enjoy crafts, balloons, paper hats, coloring sheets and more. Krispy Kreme, 701 E Stassney Ln, and 12586 Research Blvd, Austin.
Texas Radio Live – Wednesday, September 24 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, hear music by Shake Russell with Michael Hearne and Cari Hutson. FREE, but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.
Stargazing at UT – Wednesday, September 24 from 8-10:00 p.m. Every Wednesday night while UT is in session the astronomy department sponsors free public star parties on the top roof of Robert Lee Moore Hall. All ages are welcome, but younger children should be under adult supervision at all times. FREE! Robert Lee Moore Hall, 2515 Speedway, Austin.
Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.
Free Noon Concert – Thursday, September 25 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear Jocelyn White on viola. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.
Yoga in the Park – Thursday, September 25 at Noon. CorePower Yoga strengthens, balances, detoxifies, and exhilarates the body and mind. No matter your age, strength, or flexibility level, CorePower Yoga meets you where you are. Please bring your own yoga mat to class. FREE! Wooldridge Park, 900 Guadalupe St, Austin.
Kids Club Movie Time (Pflugerville) – Thursday, September 25 at 3:30 p.m. Children ages 5-8 are invited to watch a movie about a frog and a princess. Snacks provided while supplies last. Rated G. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.
Lego Lab – Thursday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. With LEGO, 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 – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.
Family Rock Climbing Adventures (RSVP) – Thursday, September 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join a professionally certified rock climbing instructor as she guides your family on rock climbing adventures at various outdoor locations around Austin. Put on by Metz Recreation Center and the city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, this adventure will provide your family with a team-building opportunity like no other. Plus you get to experience what the outdoor world of Austin has to offer! Program is FREE and all gear is provided, except climbing shoes. Ages 8 and up only. RSVP required; 512-478-8716 call to reserve your spot. Location provided at registration.
Live @ The Buzz – Thursday, September 25 from 6-8:00 p.m. Cienfuegos plays the weekly Thursday night music series. FREE! Whole Foods Bee Cave, 12601 Hill Country Blvd, Austin.
Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, September 25 from 6-9:00 p.m. Enjoy live music on the dog-friendly patio. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.
Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, September 25 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Instrumental Jazz Trio Blackbird 3. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Pajama Storytime – Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Children of all ages welcome. Seating is limited; please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.
Yoga Story Time – Friday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m. Join in a Story Time Yoga adventure where participants will stretch, read, and breathe. All ages are welcome. RSVP appreciated here, but not required. FREE! The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway, Austin.
Fun Fridays – Friday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. Sing! Dance! Play! Fun Fridays is a fun musical and entertainment hour featuring local Austin musicians. Complimentary refreshments will be served. FREE! Millie & Mox, 5145 North FM 620, Ste B110, Austin.
Story Time with Princess CJ – Friday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the play zone before and after the reading. FREE! All Things Kids @The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Ct, Austin.
Teen Craft Night – Friday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. Make cool stuff! All supplies will be provided. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.
Local & Live at the Visitor Center – Friday, September 26 from 4-6:00 p.m. Local & Live is a music series put on by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Hear some of the best music Austin has to offer. Each performance will provide the audience with a closer, more intimate experience with the artists, who will usually be playing solo or acoustic sets. This week, Grace Pettis performs. FREE! Austin Visitor Center, 603 E 4th St, Austin.
ColorCancer Day – Friday, September 26 from 4-8:00 p.m. The Austin community will come together for an evening of great live music, drinks and appetizers in support of those impacted by cancer! We encourage you all to join us at Whole Foods and wear the color of cancer that has impacted you. Family-friendly and FREE! Whole Foods, 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin 78703
East End 4th Friday – Friday, September 26 from 5-9:00 p.m. The East End IBIZ District combines a mix of rich cultural history with newer locally owned businesses, leading it to become one of Austin’s most attractive destinations. Come out and support your local businesses. The entire family can wander the streets while stopping to enjoy a variety of happy hours, music, shopping, and more. Many businesses will be offering special promotions, sales, deals, discounts, and even FREE goodies for attendees. East End IBIZ District, E 11th St & Rosewood Ave, Austin.
Fajita Fiesta (Buda) – Friday, September 26 from 5-10:00 p.m. Fajita Fiesta is a free event that offers something for all ages. Fiesta goers will experience the blending of foods, music and cultures. They will also rediscover Texas thorough sights, sounds and their taste buds. Fajita Fiesta is a family friendly event with free admission, free parking and free concerts. There will be food booths, vendors, games, a jalapeno eating contest, talent show, mariachi groups, arts and crafts. Friday night will have live music and food booths. FREE! City Park, 204 San Antonio, Buda.
Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, September 26 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. One of Austin’s favorite Latin bands, Beto & The Fairlanes. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, September 26 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Peggy Stern’s Western Swing Quartet, Gone to Texas. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
American Indian Heritage Day Celebration – Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the traditional and contemporary arts of Texas’s American Indian groups. This public program will honor American Indians of yesterday and today, including an Entry of Nations, recognition of the holiday, and dancing and drumming performances. Stations to learn more about traditional craft and foodways will be available both before and after the program. FREE and fun for all ages. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.
Head for the Hill’s: Free Music Fridays – Friday, September 26 from 7-9:00 p.m. Hill’s Cafe is excited to announce the return of a live, local music series to the historic Hill’s stage. This week, The Whiskey Sisters perform. A special backyard menu will be available for purchase. Family-friendly and FREE! Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin.
Fall Concert in the Park: Radiostar (Cedar Park) – Friday, September 26 from 7-10:00 p.m. Rummage through your closet and find your old pair of jellies, Converse shoes, Adidas sneakers, or fluorescent high heels and enter the 80’s costume contest contest. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Food concessions will be available for purchase, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. FREE! Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.
In her life before kids, Emily held jobs as a zookeeper, a middle school teacher, and a tour bus driver in the wilds of Montana–not one of which prepared her for the adventures of motherhood. Now she’s living the good life in Austin with her husband, two sons and a Great Dane. When she’s not off gallivanting with her boys, you might find Emily baking up a mean batch of cupcakes, recalling obscure 80s song lyrics, or dreaming of peace and quiet.