What’s Up Weekly: August 25-29, 2014

Happening All Week

Alamo Kids Camp: An American Tail - Monday, August 25 – Thursday, August 28. 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 25 – Thursday, August 28. 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 25 – Wednesday, August 27. 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.

Free Admission at the Umlauf – Wednesday, August 27 – Friday, August 29 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 25 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Little ones ages 0-3 and their families will see plenty of Hearts, explore Hats, and Hop as they talk about Houses, Hippos, and other things that start with the letter H. Plus, Staci Gray’s sing-a-long will get everyone dancing. Be sure to stick around for the grand finale—bubbles! 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.

Signing Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, August 25 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, August 25 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.

Family Movies: Muppets Most Wanted – Monday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m. While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

The Wine Down – Monday, August 25 from 5-7:00 p.m. Mama Fu’s will be on-site providing food samples while guests enjoy happy hour priced glasses featuring Thorny Rose Wines. Music by The Harvest Thieves will be emceed by KGSR. Check out pop-up shops and merchandise giveaways from retailers around the 2nd Street neighborhood. FREE! ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin.

Game Night at Cafe Ruckus – Monday, August 25 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.

Tuesday

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Storytime with Marie – Tuesday, August 26 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.

Back to School Storytime – Tuesday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils is in the air, which can only mean one thing: school’s about to start. Some of us are even heading off to school for the very first time, which can be scary and exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. So to calm some of those first day butterflies, come hear a reading of My Teacher Is a Monster along with other stories all about school. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Semillitas de Espanol (Round Rock) – Tuesday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. This active, participatory program welcomes children from birth to age 5 for a very special, music-rich learning experience. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Music with Mr. Will – Tuesday, August 26 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.

Trailer Food Tuesdays – Tuesday, August 26 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 Music by Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars from 6-9:00 p.m. FREE! The Long Center, 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin.

Evenings Out: Presidential Trivia (21+) – Tuesday, August 26 from 6-8:00 p.m. Why fight Austin’s traffic when you can stay downtown and enjoy happy hour? Evenings Out include trivia, games, music, great conversation, and plenty of Texas food and libations available for purchase. Practice your best “Johnson Treatment” at a night of presidential trivia on the eve of LBJ’s birth. Bring your whole team for good food, good music, and great conversation. This event is open to adults 21+. FREE! Bullock Texas State History Museum Cafe, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, August 26 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, August 26 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.

Wednesday

Free Admission at the LBJ Library – Wednesday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The LBJ Library and Museum will offer birthday cake and refreshments so that visitors can commemorate the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson. He would have been 106 years old. FREE! The LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St, Austin.

Whole Foods Kids Club – Wednesday, August 27 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 27 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 27 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.Advertisement
Dougherty ARTSreach Presents Mr. Pusskins – Wednesday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m.The Dougherty Arts School presents a theatrical production of the children’s book Mr. Pusskins by Sam Lloyd. Join the fun as Mr. Pusskins, a cantankerous and cranky old cat, runs away from his owner to make it on his own. Little does he realize just how much he will miss his owner, Emily. After the performance there will be a open house in the school where children can create one of a kind works of art, play with puppets and drums, and dance. Meet the instructors and learn more about the school while having fun with your family. Suitable for families with children under 6. FREE! Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Music Bats Class with Gene from the Que Pastas – Wednesday, August 27 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.

Dream a Little Dream Storytime – Wednesday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m. It’s when you let your imagination run wild that you can have the most interesting, magical adventures of all. Whether starring dancing pink elephants or monsters in a tropical jungle – you never know what your dreams will bring. Enjoy a reading of Oliver and His Egg and see where your imaginations takes you. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Lego Lab – August 27 at 3:00 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.

West Lynn Wednesdays – Wednesday, August 27 from 3-8:00 p.m. A fun evening for the entire family with sales, specials, giveaways, and more at locally owned businesses in the West Lynn IBIZ District, right in the heart of Historic Clarksville. FREE! West Lynn IBIZ District, West Lynn St between W 10th St & W 13th St, Austin.

Community Night – Wednesday, August 27 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

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, August 27 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 27 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 Jess Klein and Kevin McKinney. FREE, but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, August 28 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, August 28 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear Michael Schneider on piano. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Explorers Club (Cedar Park) – Thursday, August 28 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.

Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, August 28 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 North – Thursday, August 28 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz by Collin Shook. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, August 28 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jimi Lee plays Swingin’ Blues. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family story time 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.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove. This week, Dale Watson performs. FREE! Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Friday

Fun Fridays – Friday, August 29 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.

Teddy Bear Picnic – Friday, August 29 at 11:00 a.m. Sleepytime teddy bear stories with warm milk and cookies. Wear your PJs if you like, but definitely bring your teddy bear and a picnic. FREE! Toybrary, 7817 Rockwood Ln, #101, Austin.
Back to School Pool Party – Friday, August 29 from 5-8:00 p.m. The community is welcome to attend this open house event featuring live music by the pool, face painting, bounce houses, pool games, and specials on food and drink purchases. There will also be a donation drive collection box on site for the Texas Advocacy Project’s Backpacks for Hope campaign. FREE! Balcones Country Club, 8600 Balcones Club Dr, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, August 29 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Will Taylor & Strings Attached. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, August 29 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Charles Thibodeaux & Austin Cajun Aces. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, August 29 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, Franklin’s Tower plays Upbeat Bluegrass. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.




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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