Happening All Week
Anne Frank: A History for Today (Georgetown) – Monday, April 21 – Thursday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This Anne Frank traveling exhibit (presented in both English and Spanish) is open for public viewing during normal library hours. FREE! Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th St, Georgetown.
Earth Day E-Waste Drive Benefiting the Planet & Animals (Pflugerville) – Monday, April 21 – Friday, April 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. DogBoy’s Dog Ranch is hosting a week-long Earth Day celebration. Drop off used electronics in the recycling bins provided in their office. They are also accepting new and gently used donations for Austin Pets Alive. View a list of accepted items here. DogBoy’s Dog Ranch, 2615 Crystal Bend Dr, Pflugerville.
Baby Bloomers - Monday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to celebrate Earth Day by exploring the world of recycling, planting seeds, and engaging with the outdoors. Come ready to play, dig, and create outside in Our Backyard (weather permitting). 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.
Mommy Monday Demo Class – Monday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m. This is a light movement class, recommended for mommies who are 1-9 months pregnant, that touches on ways to move gently for soothing mommy and baby. Participants will stretch, breath, and feel zen. Supplies you will need: firm pillow or an exercise/ birthing ball; towel or yoga mat; small massage ball (or a baseball, tennis ball, or racketball.) RSVP to Dusty@biscuitbrothers.com if you’d like to join the fun. FREE! Fine Arts Farm, 6036 W US Hwy 290, Austin.
Zumbini Story Time – Monday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. For kids age 0-3 years. Develop your child’s pre-literacy skills in this 30 minute magical musical event. In this story time, participants will explore an age-appropriate book and then sing, dance, and play to build a foundation for a life-long love of the arts. Kiddos and their caregivers will enjoy this bonding and socializing time in a safe atmosphere. FREE but pre-registration is required. The Rhythm Studio, 12129 Ranch Rd 620 North, Ste 310, Austin.
Mr. Will’s Music Class for Kids – Monday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Will sings classic and original songs just for kids. Check him out upstairs in the Buzz. FREE! Whole Foods Bee Cave, 12601 Hill Country Blvd, Austin.
Signing Storytime at Kaleidoscope Toys (Round Rock) – Monday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. 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. 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, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Candra will captivate your children with a variety of stories and related crafts. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480, Austin.
Lions & Tigers & Toys Storytime – Monday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. Storytime and games every Monday. All ages welcome. FREE! Lions & Tigers & Toys, 4301 W Wm Cannon Dr, E-220, Austin.
Family Matinee: Planes – Monday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. Dusty is a cropdusting plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing, and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator, who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.
Free Karate Class (Del Valle) – Monday, April 21. Ages 3-12 years from 6-7:00 p.m.; Ages 12 to adult from 7-8:00 p.m. FREE Karate class with Instructor Frank Selvera, a sixth-degree black belt. Elroy Library, 13512 FM 812, Del Valle.
Game Night at Cafe Ruckus – Monday, April 21 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.
Rebate Austin! – Monday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. Rebate Austin! is a one-stop shop where you can learn about all the residential rebates and freebies offered. Meet the folks who offer them and learn how to apply. Examples include: free fire alarms; free low flow shower heads and faucet aerators; water-wise landscaping rebates; and smart thermostat rebates. Food, door prizes, freebies, ways to save money and money-back rebates – the City of Austin and the Austin Public Library are here for you. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.
Hula Experience: Parent Edition Demo Class – Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. This is a great way to introduce your child (age 2-5) to a dance class. It is cultural and meant for any gender as well as just about any age. Since young children will be present, if they get tired they can sit on the side and drum along with the music or just enjoy watching you attempting the hula. RSVP to Dusty@biscuitbrothers.com if you’d like to join in on the fun. FREE! Fine Arts Farm, 6036 W US Hwy 290, Austin.
Greener Choices Earth Day Festival – Tuesday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join the festivities at this all day celebration of Mother Earth. You’ll also discover a rich opportunity to learn about renewable energy, electric vehicles, alternative transportation options, sustainability, green building, and more. Live music powered by solar energy. Electric Vehicle Showcase. Workshops including “How to Build an e-Bike.” Keynote Speaker Former Austin Mayor Will Wynn. Yoga. FREE hands-on activities for kids. $5 suggested donation, plus two cans for food bank. Reserve your free ticket here. ACC Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Blvd, Austin.
Earth Day at Thinkery- Tuesday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day with the Thinkery and the City of Austin Office of Sustainability by participating in activities that focus on issues of sustainability and green initiatives. Innovators’ Workshop: Stop by the Resource Center to visit with the Office of Sustainability, watch videos about Earth Day, and learn about greenhouse gases. Make a unique figurine out of recycled objects at the project tables with Recycled Reads. Spark Shop: Participate in a watershed demonstration with Watershed Protection and make your own mask. Learn about electricity and renewable energy with Austin Energy. Kitchen Lab: Play a game with Resource Recovery that will challenge you to identify which materials are recyclable, compostable, or reusable. Lobby (Across the elevators): Test your knowledge of air quality with the Austin Department of Transportation. Currents: Meet Dowser Dan to learn about tips to save water! Cost: $9 for kids ages 2 and up. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue, Austin.
Spring Stroll & Stretch – Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. Join Austin Kula Yoga for some springtime exercise outside. Mommies, bring your babies in a stroller and plan on a light jog around Johnson Creek. Afterwards, Meredith will lead you and your baby in a light stretch to loosen and relax muscles. Austin Kula Yoga will provide the mats. FREE! Meet at the Johnson Creek restrooms located at Mopac and Stephen F. Austin Dr, Austin.
Armstrong Community School Bilingual Storytime – Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. There is a commonly held belief that learning a second language should ideally begin as early as possible in a child’s life. What better way to learn new words and phrases than through song? Armstrong Community School will lead a Canta y Habla sing-along where participants will learn traditional Spanish songs, as well as a few originals. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.
Free Admission to The Jones Center – Tuesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave, Austin.
Music with Mr. Will – Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. Rock out with local children’s singer, “Mr. Will” Dupuy. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, The Village at West Lake (360 and Bee Caves Rd), 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480.
Warpaint Lunch Hour Performance – Tuesday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. See War Paint in a lovely, intimate setting before their big sold out shows at the Moody Theater opening for The National. There will be pizza, too, so come hungry. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar, Austin.
Nui Organics Grand Opening Celebration- Tuesday, April 22, from 3:00- 8:00 p.m. Our new store will feature samples, sale and current season stock. Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration and enjoy refreshments, a bouncy castle for the kids and door prizes! There will also be feature samples, a sale and current season stock for those who need new duds for the kids! FREE!! Nui Organics, 1411 West 6th Street, Austin.
Texas Community Music Festival – Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Performances by Waking Fable, Austin Banjo Club, and About7. Family friendly and FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Pick Your Flick – Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. The audience will pick from the following three film options: Brave (PG), Yogi Bear (PG), and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two (PG-13). FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Come cuddle at Laura’s Library. 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.
Wellness Wednesday Demo Class – Wednesday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. My 1st mommy and me class is for pre-crawlers ages 1 day – 4 months old. Gentle stretches, massages, and motions for new mommy. Gentle stretching, massaging, and playing for baby. What you may want to bring: cushion or mat to sit on; blanket or mat for baby; baby oil or calming lotion for baby. RSVP to Dusty@biscuitbrothers.com if you’d like to join the fun. FREE! Fine Arts Farm, 6036 W US Hwy 290, Austin.
Whole Foods Kids Club – Wednesday, April 23 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.
Mommy & Me Lego Class – Wednesday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. Introduce your 1-3 year old to the fun of learning, building, and playing the Bricks 4 Kidz® way. Watch their eyes light up as kids dig into a pile of brightly colored DUPLO® bricks to create fun, simple sculptures based on the ABCs. Children gain a greater awareness of the world around them as they talk about topics like fish, gardens, keys, and other everyday objects. FREE! Stay and play for $3 afterwards. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Ln #101, Austin.
Tiger Woman, A Puppet Show – Wednesday, April 23 at Noon. Literature LIVE! presents Tiger Woman from the book by Laurence Yep, a Bunraku style puppet show based on a traditional Chinese story. This is the tale of a greedy old woman who will not share her food with a beggar; but when the old man turns out to be a wizard, he teaches her a lesson in generosity. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin.
Yoga in the Park – Wednesday, April 23 at Noon. Yoga Yoga is proud to offer an all level Hatha Yoga class to participants at Yoga in the Park. Please bring your own yoga mat to class. FREE! Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, Austin.
Downton Abbey Tea Time – Wednesday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. Gather to watch an episode from season four, drink a cup of tea, and enjoy some good company. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.
Silhouette Poetry Portraits for Tweens (Round Rock) – Wednesday, April 23 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Tweens (ages 8-12), come get creative and crafty with poetry. Make yourself into a poem using silhouettes, found poetry, and anything else you dream up. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.
Reading Dog – Wednesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. Handler Holly with Dog Chula will be at Laura’s Library to read with kiddoes or visit with them. Pre-readers and readers are welcome. No registration is required. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.
Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, April 23 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 dollar donation. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.
Texas Community Music Festival - Wednesday, April 23 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Performances by Pecan Street Brass, Inside Out Steel Band, and Austin Mandolin Orchestra. Family friendly and FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, April 23 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.
World Book Night Celebration (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Celebrate books on Shakespeare’s birthday! Enjoy a screening of Bridge to Terabithia (PG) and light refreshments. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.
Meet the Maker @ the Library – Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Paving the way for the Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 3, the Austin Public Library and the Austin Mini Maker Faire are presenting local makers at various branches. Stop by Wednesday to build robots with Domo Arigato, Making Robotos. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.
Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, Austin.
Play 2 Learn with Sarah (Pflugerville) – Thursday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. Sing, play, craft, and learn with Sarah K. FREE! Toy Time, 101-B Pecan Street W, Pflugerville.
Story Time with Princess CJ – Thursday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. Storytime plus general play time before and after the reading. FREE! All Things Kids @The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Ct, Austin.
Free Noon Concert – Thursday, April 24 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear Chaski perform music of Latin America. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.
Yoga in the Park – Thursday, April 24 at Noon. CorePower Yoga strengthens, balances, detoxifies, and exhilarates the body and mind. CorePower Yoga classes will have you moving, breathing, and sweating. 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.
Explorers Club: Lego Lab (Cedar Park) - Thursday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet to explore a set of rotating programs. This week it’s Lego Lab. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.
Crafternoon – Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. Drop in for some arts-and-crafts time. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.
Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, April 24 from 5-7:00 p.m. Enjoy live music by Ryan Desiato on the dog-friendly patio. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.
Texas Community Music Festival – Thursday, April 24 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Performances by Dixieland Accidentals, The Bare Feat, and House of Rock and Roll, featuring members of the Texas Legislature. Family friendly and FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Little Artist BIG ARTIST Art Show Opening Reception – Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. 5th and 6th graders from East Austin schools and their professional artist mentors showcase work at a FREE reception. The event includes snacks and performances by the Maplewood Ukulele Choir, SWAN (featuring students from Blackshear), and the Oak Springs Dolphin Players recorder trio. “Little Artists” learn how art moves from budding idea to marketplace. “BIG ARTISTS” provide time and professional experience to mentor young artists. Pump Project Art Complex, 702 Shady Ln, Austin.
Nutty Brown Kids Night – Thursday, April 24 from 6-8:00 p.m. Scotty Roo plays kids songs created by a former kid. There’s a moonbounce and facepainting too. FREE! Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Hwy 290 W, Austin.
Craft Night with Austin Creative Reuse - Thursday, April 24 from 6-8:00 p.m. Join Austin Creative Reuse for a night of crafts and good company. Learn to make fabric banners out of repurposed upholstery scraps. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.
Music on Main Street: Patton Sparks (Round Rock) - Thursday, April 24 from 6-8:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family to hear the country sounds of Patton Sparks. Visit the variety of dining options on Main Street or pack a picnic basket to enjoy the evening of fun and music. FREE! Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E Main St, Round Rock.
Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, April 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The Lost Pines’ music is truly an original blend of heart-wrenching high lonesome and toe-tappin’ Texas country, complete with tight harmonies and searing mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove. Bring the family down to hear Austin rockers Quiet Company. FREE! Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
Fit Friday Demo Class – Friday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. Mommy and me movement class recommended for babies who can hold their heads up on their own. Mommy and baby will stretch, then the workout begins. Activities may change often depending on baby’s tolerance. The goal is to incorporate play and get a great workout. What you need to bring: yoga mat/ towel for you and baby to lay on. RSVP to Dusty@biscuitbrothers.com if you’d like to join the fun. FREE! Fine Arts Farm, 6036 W US Hwy 290, Austin.
Yoga Story Time – Friday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. Join us for a Story Time Yoga adventure every Friday at 9:30! We will stretch, read and breathe. All ages are welcome. FREE! The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway, Austin.
Interactive Story Time (Round Rock) – Friday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. (0-18 months) and 10:30 a.m. (19 months – 4 years). Interactive story time gets little ones moving. From hopping around to one story to using scarves to animate another, everyone has a great time. FREE! BabyEarth, 106 E Old Settlers Blvd, Ste D100, Round Rock.
Fun Fridays: Staci Gray – Friday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. Sing! Dance! Play! Fun Fridays is a fun musical and entertainment hour featuring local Austin musician Staci Gray. Complimentary refreshments will be served. FREE! Millie & Mox, 5145 North FM 620, Ste B110, Austin.
Spanish Book Reading at Preescolarte – Friday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. Join Ms. Susy and Ms. Aileen for Spanish books, Spanish songs, and some fun art. FREE! Preescolarte, 8305 W Hwy 71, Ste 100, Austin.
Mom and Me Yoga – Friday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. This yoga class is designed for a parent and children (ages 3+ only). Taught by Sat Nam Kaur from Yoga Yoga. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.
Teddy Bear Picnic – Friday, April 25 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. Never fear–this event will be inside! Pack a picnic and have your child bring his or her favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for a special teddy bear story time, a song, and treat. FREE! Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood, Suite 101, Austin.
Williamson County Courthouse Tours (Georgetown) – Friday, April 25 at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. In celebration of the Williamson Museum’s 10th anniversary, FREE guided tours of the historic county courthouse will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays throughout February. Tours are free, last about 45 minutes and are handicapped accessible. Tours begin at The Williamson Museum, 716 S Austin Ave, Georgetown.
Poetry in Many Voices – Friday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. The Culture and Diversity Committee presents this multi-expression celebration of cultural diversity honoring poetry. Participants will recite, perform, sing, and share as they welcome poetry in many voices. Multilingual presentation is encouraged. All ages welcome. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.
Reading Dog - Friday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. Handler Neel and Dog Joey will read with kiddos or visit with them. Pre-readers and readers are welcome. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.
Texas Community Music Festival – Friday, April 25 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Performances by Them Blue Skies, Get It Good, and Candace Bellamy. Family friendly and FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
SpringFest – Friday, April 25 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. SpringFest has something for everyone. There’s a huge KidZone, arts and crafts vendors lining main street, and a boat expo. A Frozen sing-a-long begins at 8:00 p.m. FREE admission and parking. The Backyard, 13801 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bee Cave.
Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, April 25 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Debra Watson & the Smokin Aces play jazzy soulful heart felt blues. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Spring Concert in the Park (Cedar Park) – Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. Listen to the sounds of the past and today as Suede performs. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Food concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. FREE! Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.
Movies in the Park: Monsters University (Leander) – Friday, April 25 at 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 are also available. FREE! Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S Bagdad Rd, Leander.
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.