Happening All Week
Anne Frank: A History for Today (Georgetown) – Monday, April 28 – Thursday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, May 2 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.
Baby Bloomers – Monday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. April showers bring May flowers. This Baby Bloomers will have little ones age 0-3 and their families exploring the wet world of rain and creating with colors. 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, April 28 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 28 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.
Zumbini Story Time – Monday, April 28 at Noon. 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.
Lions & Tigers & Toys Storytime – Monday, April 28 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.
Free Karate Class (Del Valle) – Monday, April 28. 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.
Puppet Show (Round Rock) – Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. The Round Rock Public Library presents a new puppet show based on a selection of fun children’s rhymes and books, including The Seals on the Bus, Little Miss Muffett, and Let’s Go For a Drive! Best enjoyed by ages 2 and up. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.
Game Night at Cafe Ruckus - Monday, April 28 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.
Cine de Oro: Miracle of Marcelino – Tuesday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure – and indeed it takes the bread and eats it. Getting a wish granted for his donation, Marcelino wishes to see his mother. Spanish with English Subtitles. FREE! ESB-MACC, 600 River St, Austin.
Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.
We’ve Got Rhythm Storytime – Tuesday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. Put on your dancing shoes and head down to a rollickingly rhythmic storytime featuring books that will make you want to get up and move. Listen to the new book Tap Tap Boom Boom, which is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.
Puppet Show (Round Rock) – Tuesday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. The Round Rock Public Library presents a new puppet show based on a selection of fun children’s rhymes and books, including The Seals on the Bus, Little Miss Muffett, and Let’s Go For a Drive! Best enjoyed by ages 2 and up. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.
Music with Mr. Will – Tuesday, April 29 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.
Discovery! Geocaching – Tuesday, April 29 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, learn about Geocaching, a world-wide treasure hunt. You’ll create your own ‘treasure,’ use GPS to locate a real cache on the grounds of Laura’s, and discover what’s inside. Parents required to attend the outside exploration or be in the library. Children 8 and under MUST be accompanied by their parent or guardian. A permission slip is required by all participants. Closed toe shoes are recommended. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.
Trailer Food Tuesdays – Tuesday, April 29 from 5-9:00 p.m. Austin’s premier mobile food event is back for another season! Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin in one easy location. Try popular local favorites and enjoy something new. Plus, enjoy music by Rosie and the Ramblers. FREE! The Long Center, 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin.
Whole Foods Kids Club – Wednesday, April 30 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 30 at 9:00 a.m. FREE Mommy & Me Lego class. Stay and play for $3 afterwards. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Ln #101, Austin.
Whole Foods Storytime – Wednesday, April 30 from 9:30-10:30 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.
Puppet Show (Round Rock) – Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. (Baby-friendly show) and at 10:30 a.m. The Round Rock Public Library presents a new puppet show based on a selection of fun children’s rhymes and books, including The Seals on the Bus, Little Miss Muffett, and Let’s Go For a Drive! Best enjoyed by ages 2 and up. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.
Itty Bitty Playtime & Yoga – Wednesday, April 30 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.
Gymboree Storytime – Wednesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. In addition to a fun storytime, Gymboree helpers will be in attendance singing songs, blowing bubbles, and playing a fun parachute game. The storytime will end with a performance of the goodbye dance led by Gymbo the Clown. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.
Paint Me a Story (Georgetown) – Wednesday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. Community storytelling and art lesson with Miss Melanie and Honey! Ideal for Pre-Schoolers and their caregivers. FREE! All Things Kids in Georgetown, 703 S Main St, Georgetown.
Yoga in the Park – Wednesday, April 30 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 30 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.
El Día de los Niños ~ El Día de los Libros – Wednesday, April 30 from 4-6:00 p.m. Celebrate children and literature during this special literacy program. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.
The We Write It We Play It Concert – Wednesday, April 30 from 5-7:00 p.m. Groundwork Music Orchestra with Kevin Carroll and his EdUKEcation students on ukelele and vocals. Plus the Maplewood Drum Group, students from the SWAN group at Blackshear Elementary and students from Blackshear and Maplewood singing and playing their own original songs. Complimentary food after the event. FREE! George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St, Austin.
Día de los Niños at Community Night – Wednesday, April 30 from 5-8:00 p.m. In partnership with the Texas Book Festival, KLRU and H-E-B, the Thinkery will host various activities including book readings, games, and a cooking demonstration. Cost: Admission is by donation only, with a suggested $1 dollar donation. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.
Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, April 30 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.
National Poetry Month Movie Screening (Pflugerville) - Wednesday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. Join in watching a film based on celebrated poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing. (Rated PG-13) Refreshments provided while they last. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.
TEMPO 2013/14 Closing Celebration - Wednesday, April 30 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The Art in Public Places program invites you to celebrate the 11 temporary art installations of TEMPO 2013/14. Bid farewell to these artworks with a closing celebration at the site of the final TEMPO installation, Autumn Ewalt’s i see you/you see me, at Gaines Creek Park. Light refreshments will be served. FREE! Gaines Creek Park, 4801 Republic of Texas Blvd, Austin.
Meet the Maker @ the Library – Wednesday, April 30 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 get artsy and have fun with drawing. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.
Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, Austin.
Story Time with Princess CJ – Thursday, May 1 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, May 1 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear the Bella Trio. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.
Yoga in the Park – Thursday, May 1 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.
Story Crafternoon (Pflugerville) – Thursday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 listen to a story and make and take a different craft each week. This week: Ojo-de-Dios. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.
Explorers Club (Cedar Park) – Thursday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet to explore a set of rotating programs. This week it’s Crafty Kids. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.
Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, May 1 from 5-7:00 p.m. Enjoy live music on the dog-friendly patio. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.
Lego Lab – Thursday, May 1 at 5:30 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. FREE! Recommended for ages 5 and up. APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.
Drive-By Truckers In-Store Performance – Thursday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. Come celebrate the release of the Southern rockers’ new album English Oceans. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar, Austin.
Upcycle This! - Thursday, May 1 from 6-8:00 p.m. Celebrate Recycled Reads’ extended hours on Thursday nights by dropping in on this crafting workshop. Bring something to work on or use the provided materials to create upcycled paper flowers and bouquet cards. FREE! Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd, Austin.
Music on Main Street: Lost and Nameless Orchestra (Round Rock) – Thursday, May 1 from 6-8:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family to hear some Americana from Lost and Nameless Orchestra. 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.
Forever Fabulous Women’s Wellness Event – Thursday, May 1 from 6-8:00 p.m. Ignite Women’s Health is hosting this event featuring spa treatments and chair massages; free health screenings and wellness offerings; tours of the newly renovated Maternity Unit; meet and greets with members of the Seton Family of Doctors. FREE but registration is required. Seton Northwest Hospital, 11113 Research Blvd, Austin
Live Music at Central Market North – Thursday, May 1 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Violinist Roberto Riggio and friends perform Sicilian, Neapolitan, and other Italian folk songs. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It – Thursday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. In celebration of its 30th Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, Austin Shakespeare will bring new actors and company alumni together in a RenFaire-style production of As You Like It. Audience in costume welcomed. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove. Bring the family down to hear the blues from Carolyn Wonderland. FREE! Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
Yoga Story Time – Friday, May 2 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, May 2 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: Que Pastas – Friday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. Sing! Dance! Play! Fun Fridays is a fun musical and entertainment hour featuring Austin kindie rockers the Que Pastas. Complimentary refreshments will be served. FREE! Millie & Mox, 5145 North FM 620, Ste B110, Austin.
Spanish Book Reading at Preescolarte – Friday, May 2 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.
Reading Dog – Friday, May 2 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
Lego Lab – Friday, May 2 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. FREE! Recommended for ages 5 and up. APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.
Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, May 2 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. ROXY ROCA performs high-energy soul/funk music with an Italian twist. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Shakespeare at the Market: Much Ado About Nothing – Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring a blanket or short chair, and stop by the prepared foods department to pick up a picnic tailored for this event. A suggested donation of $10-20 is encouraged for those who are able to support. Guests are encouraged to RSVP here. Whole Foods, 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It – Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. In celebration of its 30th Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, Austin Shakespeare will bring new actors and company alumni together in a RenFaire-style production of As You Like It. Audience in costume welcomed. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
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.