What’s Up Weekly: August 18-22, 2014

Happening All Week

Alamo Kids Camp: Rango – Monday, August 18 – Thursday, August 21. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Babe – Monday, August 18 – Thursday, August 21. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Corpse Bride – Monday, August 18 – Thursday, August 21. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin.

Summer Movie Series: Rio 2 – Monday, August 18 – Thursday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Free Magic Shows – Monday, August 18 – Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. The Fantastic Magic Camp brings back another year of full-day summer camp at Highland Mall, along with FREE magic shows for the community, all summer long. Summer shows begin at 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, until August 21, 2014. A priority seating area will be reserved for Fantastic Magic Camp campers. Highland Mall Center Court, 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin.

Free Admission at the Umlauf – Wednesday, August 20 – Friday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Through the generous donations of our community during Amplify Austin, the museum and garden will waive admission fees all summer long. Read about the Umlauf scavenger hunt for kids here. (Please note that the garden is closed on Monday and Tuesday.) FREE! Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin.

Monday

Baby Bloomers – Monday, August 18 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Little ones ages 0-3 and their families will see lots of Green as they engage in activities around the letter G. There will be Games to play, Gak to explore, and art to Generate. 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.

Mandarin Story Time – Monday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m. Children will have a great time learning a new language, playing games, and making a fun craft during this special story time in Mandarin FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Visit with a Park Ranger – Monday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a special visit from a City of Austin Park Ranger who will share a story and information about animals that live in Texas. There will be a “touch table” where children will get to be up close and personal with furs and skulls. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. All ages welcome. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Storytime with Dr. Candra – Monday, August 18 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.

Lego Open Play – Monday, August 18 at 3:00 p.m. Join in the ultimate Lego building experience. There will be Legos of all sorts ready for kids ages 3 and up to build and create. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Summer Superhero Film Festival – Monday, August 18 at 4:00 p.m. Double feature: Iron Man III (Rated PG-13) and Thor: The Dark World (Rated PG-13). FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Movie Mania: Frozen – Monday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. Beat the heat with Frozen. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Movie Mondays at Amy’s – Monday, August 18 at 8:30 p.m. This is the back to school finale double-feature with showings of Monsters Inc. and Monsters University. First movie starts around dusk. Rated G. FREE! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd, Austin.

Tuesday

Author Visit at Galaxy Cafe - Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. Hop on over to Galaxy Cafe’s Brodie Lane location for a free story time where local author, Jan Ball, will read from her book, Froggy Jamboree. Complimentary refreshments will be provided for the kiddos and parents from 10-11:00 a.m. After the book reading, you can hang around for a brief frog activity. FREE! And you can also purchase a book to be signed for $10. Galaxy Cafe, 9911 Brodie Lane, Austin

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Family Film Festival: Rio 2 (Bastrop) - Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.; show begins at 10 a.m. Seating is limited. No reservations available. 50¢ per person. Lost Pines 8, 1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop.

Family Film Festival: Rio 2 (Georgetown) – Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.; show begins at 10 a.m. Seating is limited. No reservations available. 50¢ per person. City Lights Theatre, 420 Wolf Ranch Pkwy, Georgetown.

Armstrong Community Music School Storytime – Tuesday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. Come sing songs with Walter Tragert, one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community Music School. Mr. Walter will engage your child with music and movement, plus he’ll read some stories too. Perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

TEXplorations Family Storytime – Tuesday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. Where will your imagination take you? At Family Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy an experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more. This week, they’ll find out what life is like on a ranch and on the range. Storytime is FREE, but regular admission applies if you would like to visit the exhibits. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Music with Mr. Will – Tuesday, August 19 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.

Lego Lab – Tuesday, August 19 at 4:30 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. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Discovery! Writing Workshop: Whodunit? – Tuesday, August 19 at 4:30 p.m. Back by popular demand! Participants will be playing the game Clue and writing their very own whodunit mysteries. Each player will create his/her own character (complete with motives and alibis), draw the character’s picture, and play the game — as their character. Want to find out who’s the culprit? Come play, write, and discover who did it. Recommended for 4th Grade and up, including middle schoolers. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Creative Crafters – Tuesday, August 19 at 5:30 p.m. Make cool stuff! All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 7 and up. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Laughter Yoga – Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. During this fun and invigorating session adults and children will laugh, clap, play, breathe deeply, and stretch their bodies gently. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Wednesday

Whole Foods Kids Club – Wednesday, August 20 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, August 20 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, August 20 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.

Music Bats Class with Gene from the Que Pastas – Wednesday, August 20 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.

Heartsong Music Storytime – Wednesday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. Bring your children from birth through age seven to this special storytime with Heartsong Music. Grouping children of a variety of ages fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening and watching. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Bats in the Belfry Storytime – Wednesday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. We do live in the city, but in Texas the countryside is never too far away. One of the best things to do in Austin is to watch the bats fly out from underneath the Congress Bridge at dusk. This storytime is all about our favorite little squeaky mascot, the bat. Enjoy a reading of Bats at the Ballgame and some batty crafts too. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.
AdvertisementCuentacuentos: Storytime en Espanol – Wednesday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a reading of Que duermas bien, pequeno tren (Steam Train, Dream Train). Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts. This a Spanish-language storytime with word practice activities afterwards. FREE! Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin.

Back to School Music Bash- Wednesday, August 20, from 5:00- 8:00 p.m. Come out for a FREE evening of live music for kids, prizes, FREE snow cones and fun, family entertainment in the last hurrah of Summer 2014. Lineup: Food from Galaxy Cafe will be available for purchase. Admission is FREE but donations for Cap City Kids are being accepted. New backpacks or cash donations are appreciated. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave., Austin.

Community Night - Wednesday, August 20 from 5:00 -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.

Sound and Cinema – Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. The Octopus Project will perform a tribute to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, followed by the film screening on The Alamo’s giant inflatable outdoor screen. Folding chairs and blankets are encouraged. Picnics are allowed, but no outside alcohol may be brought onto the Long Center grounds. The food trailers will be open by 6 p.m., and the sunset concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will immediately follow (after dark). Rated PG. FREE! The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Family Movie Night: Finding Nemo – Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. Rated G. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Dinner and a Movie in the Plaza (Round Rock) – Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. Movies in the Plaza returns with the classic Alice in Wonderland (1951) at 8:30 p.m. Music by Back 9 Band begins at 6 p.m. Scarlet Rabbit will be onsite selling refreshments. Rated G. FREE! Centennial Plaza, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, August 20 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, August 20 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 Ali Holder and The South Austin Moonlighters. FREE, but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Thursday

Third Thursday at The Blanton – Thursday, August 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition to offering free admission, The Blanton is open late and offers a variety of activities from yoga to live music. Find the complete schedule of events here. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, August 21 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear Scott Avant on trombone with Louise Avant on piano. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program – Thursday, August 21 at 3:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy a story, crafts, touch tanks, and a demonstration feeding in one of the large display tanks. FREE! Fish Gallery, 6500 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Explorers Club (Cedar Park) – Thursday, August 21 at 3:30 p.m. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet to explore a set of rotating programs. This week, they can learn a new skill or try a new activity during Exciting Explorations. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Whataburger Super Duper Celebration – Thursday, August 21 from 5-7:00 p.m. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Super Duper Celebration! In the heart of every child lives a superhero, and Whataburger is celebrating the superhero spirit in all of us with an evening of family fun. Customers can spend quality time with their little heroes and treat them to a superhero-themed celebration of food, games, and giveaways. To add to the fun, a balloon artist and face painter will also be at the event. Children 12 and under dressed in a superhero costume will receive a free kid’s meal. FREE! Whataburger, 6106 Cameron Rd, Austin.

Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, August 21 from 5-8:00 p.m. Enjoy live music on the dog-friendly patio. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Based on Books Film Series – Thursday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Thursday, August 21 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz by CPT KIRK. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate - Thursday, August 21 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The Show & Tellers play Dixieland and Swingin’ Bluegrass. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove. This week, Band of Heathens performs. FREE! Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: An American Tail – Friday, August 22. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Babe – Friday, August 22. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Corpse Bride – Friday, August 22. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Fun Fridays – Friday, August 22 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.

Mom and Me Yoga – Friday, August 22 at 10:30 a.m. This yoga class is designed for a parent and children (ages 3+ only). Taught by Donna Bonner from Yoga Yoga. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Eddie Dickerson Family Concert – Friday, August 22 at 4:00 p.m. Growing up in a musical family, Eddie Dickerson began learning the violin at age five. He was introduced to many styles of music like Bluegrass and Country and enjoys sharing his talents. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Local & Live at the Visitor Center – Friday, August 22 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, Dawni McCray performs. FREE! Austin Visitor Center, 603 E 4th St, Austin.

East End 4th Friday – Friday, August 22 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.

Music in the Park (Pflugerville) – Friday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. Charles Thibodeaux & The Austin Cajun Aces band have an authentic Cajun sound—sounds of the tough life of farms and bayous, yet an upbeat and happy sound that represents the The Joy of Life – Les Joire de Vivre. You are sure to “Pass a Good Time” when you come out and enjoy their music. Food will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Pfamily, pfriends, and pfurry pets welcome. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and cash for food — or enjoy your own picnic. There’s even a playground on site for the kids. FREE! Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, August 22 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Afro-Cuban Funk Orchestra Mambo Blue. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate - Friday, August 22 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz standards from The Copa Kings. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, August 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night. Pick up dinner at a downtown restaurant or bring your own picnic (no glass please). This week, Wound Loose Band plays Rock, Country and Electric Blues. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

Film Screening: Eat Drink Man Woman – Friday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the award winning film by acclaimed Taiwanese Director Ang Lee, the AARC is hosting this special screening event. Shown in Mandarin with English subtitles. Unrated. FREE admission and free popcorn; Tea Haus milk tea, waffles, and Taiwanese popcorn chicken available for purchase. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron 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.

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Catherine Prystup founded LiveMom.com out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.

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