What’s Up Weekly, July 14-18, 2014


Happening All Week

Alamo Kids Camp: Kung Fu Panda – Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17. 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.

Alamo Kids Camp: Annie – Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17. 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: Rio – Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17. 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Round Rock) – Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Movies 8, 2132 N Mays St #800, Round Rock.

Summer Movie Series: Kung Fu Panda 2 – Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Free Magic Shows – Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17 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, July 16 – Friday, July 18 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. (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, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. This week, friends age 0-3 and their families will learn all about the letter B. They will bounce to the beat of music, have a ball playing with balls, and explore the science of bubbles. Mr. Johnny and Sharon will delight the little ones with their music at 10:30 and Foodie Kids will be in the Thinkery Kitchen Lab for a hands-on cooking demo. 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, July 14 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 and Snack (Round Rock) – Monday, July 14 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.

Hola, Hola! Spanish Camp – Monday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. ¡Hola, hola! Spanish Camp is fun, interactive and creative; you will want to come back to all of them. Ann Benson, expert in bilingual education, will teach you how to effectively use books as a tool to teach your child Spanish. Each parent will learn to read a Spanish book to their child and take it home for Spanish reinforcement. For parents & their children ages 0-5. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Lego Lab – Monday, July 14 at 1:00 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 – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.

Superhero Training Camp – Wednesday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…You! Transform yourself into a superhero with accessories and feats of awesomeness. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Crafternoon – Monday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. Drop in for some arts-and-crafts time. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Tech Camp: You Tube – Monday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. This week, participants will discuss the popular YouTube website. They can use the computer pods and tablets provided by the library or bring their own. In order to access the editing features on YouTube, it is highly recommended that you have a Google account and come in with your username and password. For kids in 3rd grade and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Lego Lab – Monday, July 14 at 3:30 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 – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Family Movies: The Lego Movie – Monday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

I Geek 78704 Photo Booth – Monday, July 14 from 4-7:00 p.m. Do you geek 78704? Or maybe you geek Barton Springs, live music, bicycling, and trailer food? Stop by, tell what you geek, and take a quick photo to raise awareness about the Austin Public Library. Share what APL does for you and your community. And wear black for the photos! The “Geek the Library” awareness campaign introduces the word ‘geek’ as a verb. To ‘geek’ something is to have a passion for it and to possess a large amount of knowledge about it. The message is that whatever you geek, the Library supports you. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

The Wine Down – Monday, July 14 from 5-7:00 p.m. III Forks will be on-site providing food samples while guests enjoy happy hour priced glasses featuring Thorny Rose Wines. Music by Latasha Lee & The Black Ties 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.

Family Craft Night (Pflugerville) – Monday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Parents and children will work together making sand art bottles. Materials available while supplies last. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger St, Pflugerville.

Evening Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. This pajama-friendly reading activity is a fun combination of books, fingerplays, songs, and a short film for preschool children ages 3 to 6. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Big Band Bash (Lakeway) – Monday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Put on your dancing shoes and bring your own beverages and snacks. Enjoy big band music from the 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band, featuring David Cummings and Lisa Clark on vocals. FREE and open to all ages. Lakeway Activity Center Ballroom, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway.

Movie Mondays at Amy’s: Wreck it Ralph – Monday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. It’s another awesome summer in Austin. Bring the kids out to free outdoor viewings of classic childhood mooovies every Monday night. Movie starts around dusk. Rated PG. FREE! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd, Austin.

Tuesday

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Tuesday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S IH-35 Frontage Rd, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Kung Fu Panda 2 & Madagascar 3 – Tuesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin; Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin; and Regal Lakeline Mall 9, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Austin.

Family Film Festival: Walking with Dinosaurs (Bastrop) – Tuesday, July 15 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: Walking with Dinosaurs (Georgetown) – Tuesday, July 15 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.

Mr. Johnny Performance (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. (for toddlers) and 11:15 a.m. (for preschoolers). Mr. Johnny and Friends put on a special show featuring music and movement. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Armstrong Community Music School Storytime – Tuesday, July 15 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, July 15 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 discover special symbols of Texas. 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, July 15 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.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Strega Nona - Tuesday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. The hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, and a foolish young man who learns the hard way that sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing. Based on the book by Tomie dePaola. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

The Tap Dance Experience with Terrence “Taps” Bennett – Tuesday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. It’s a kinetic hour of fantastic moves and thrilling rhythms as The Tap Dance Man, Terrence Bennett, shares his art. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Robots Unplugged – Tuesday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m. Create a low-tech robot using recycled and repurposed materials. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – St. John Branch, 7500 Blessing Ave, Austin.

Music for Kids with Neal Kassanoff – Tuesday, July 15 at 4:00 p.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular music series for families featuring a variety of Austin singer-songwriters. Neal Kassanoff is the founder of the Groundwork Music Orchestra, which provides low-cost music education for kids. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Lego Lab – Tuesday, July 15 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. FREE! Recommended for ages 5 and up. APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Discovery! Writing Workshop: What’s the Scoop? – Tuesday, July 15 at 4:30 p.m. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! This month at Laura’s, young writers will pretend to be reporters, captioning newspaper photographs and writing article snippets to go along with them. They’ll even hear from a real, live journalist and get to practice interviewing her. Want the nitty-gritty on being a reporter? Come to Laura’s to get the scoop. Plus, in honor of National Ice Cream Month, there will be scoops of ice cream for all. 4th grade and up welcome. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Creative Crafters – Tuesday, July 15 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, July 15 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.

Rhythm on Stage – Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy free dance lessons on the Meredith Family Stage in Dell Hall. Learn many different styles of dance, featuring instruction by one of the professionals from Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School. This week, it’s Hip-Hop with Shepherd Allen. FREE but RSVP is requested here. The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Hillside Concert Series – Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. The annual Hillside Concert Series begins this week and will be held every Tuesday evening in July. This week, Calle Seis takes the stage. FREE! AB Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 East 3rd St, Austin.

Movies in Your Park: The Nut Job (San Marcos) – Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at sunset. Pre-movie games begin one hour before sunset. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. FREE! San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N CM Allen Pkwy, San Marcos.

Wednesday

Whole Foods Kids Club – Wednesday, July 16 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, July 16 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.

Children’s Day Art Park: Darren Peterson’s Circus Chicken Dog – Wednesday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. One thing Austin families can count on every summer is live music and fun galore at the weekly Children’s Day Art Park. From interaction with members of The Austin Symphony, who wander the crowds performing for children, to onstage jams by some of Austin’s most beloved children’s entertainers, it doesn’t get much better than these festive Wednesday mornings in the Symphony Square amphitheater. 50¢ per child. Adults are free. Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Wednesday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S IH-35 Frontage Rd, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Kung Fu Panda 2 & Madagascar 3 – Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin; Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin; and Regal Lakeline Mall 9, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park.

Itty Bitty Playtime & Yoga – Wednesday, July 16 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Austin and Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.
AdvertisementTiny Tails to You Storytime – Wednesday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. Friends from Tiny Tails to You will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin. What a wonderful way to make new friends. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Storytime and Book Signing – Wednesday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. Owls, bats, and cats, oh my! Join Annette Lucksinger, author of Exploring Austin with Kids, and Tracy Perry, licensed Zumbini Instructor, as they explore creatures that fly, creep, and swoop at night. This storytime and dance party will be followed by a cute bat craft and a book signing. While Exploring Austin with Kids is an awesome guidebook for families with children of all ages, this event is best for littles 2 through 6 years and their caregivers. FREE but pre-registration is required. The Rhythm Studio, 12129 Ranch Rd 620 North, Ste 310, Austin.

Cuentacuentos: Storytime en Espanol - Wednesday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a reading of Laura Numeroff’s beloved tale of a boy who discovers that if you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to want a glass of milk. This storytime favorite is a delight in Spanish. This a Spanish-language storytime with word practice activities afterwards. FREE! Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin.

Music for Kids with Mr. Walter – Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular music series for families featuring a variety of Austin singer-songwriters. Mr. Walter Traggert teaches music to kids at the Armstrong Community Music School. This work inspired his delightful children’s album, Rough Day At The Sandbox, by Walter T. & The Rated G’s. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Music for Kids with Neal Kassanoff – Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular music series for families featuring a variety of Austin singer-songwriters. Neal Kassanoff is the founder of the Groundwork Music Orchestra, which provides low-cost music education for kids. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Glow in the Dark Dance Party – Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. Dance to fun music in the dark with glow sticks and make-your-own glow stickers. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie: Big Miracle (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, July 16 at 2:30 p.m. When a family of whales is trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle, a small-town reporter and an animal-loving volunteer rally an unlikely coalition of Alaskan natives, oil tycoons, and the Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales before it’s too late. Rated PG. Food and drinks in closed-lid containers are allowed. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Lego Lab – Wednesday, July 16 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.

Doodle Mania – Wednesday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. Drawing, stamping and making art in the style of Ed Emberley. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Strega Nona – Wednesday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. The hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, and a foolish young man who learns the hard way that sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing. Based on the book by Tomie dePaola. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Music and More – Wednesday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. Ms. Mary Beth will enchant you with her guitar and everyone can join the dance party. Recommended for ages 5 and up, but engaged listeners are welcomed. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Community Night – Wednesday, July 16 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.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, July 16 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.

Family Movie Night: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey – Wednesday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco. Rated G. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Nerd Night: Star Trek vs. Star Wars – Wednesday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. Get nerdy with Sci-Fi topics just for tweens & teens ages 10-18. FREE! Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr, Austin.

Texas Radio Live – Wednesday, July 16 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 Suzanna Choffell and Little Brave. FREE but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Sound and Cinema – Wednesday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. Henry + The Invisibles will perform a tribute to E.T., 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 pm, and the sunset concerts will begin at 7:30 pm each evening. The movie will immediately follow (after dark). Rated PG. FREE! The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Blues on the Green – Wednesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 24th of the annual concert series KGSR’s Blues on the Green, consistently ranked as a top annual entertainment event. Zilker Park will be filled with thousands of people, blankets, lawn chairs, families and music lovers. This week, it’s Shinyribs with Tameca Jones. FREE! Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

101X Summer Cinema: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Wednesday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. Arrive early at Central Market with your blankets, lawn chairs and appetites. Food specials in the café. Movies start at dusk (around 8:30) but you don’t want to lose your seat. Rated PG-13. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Thursday

Third Thursday at The Blanton – Thursday, July 17 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.

Storytime Tours at the Blanton – Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. These 30-minute thematic tours encourage young art lovers to look carefully and make connections between art, story, and life. Recommended for kids age 3-7 and their adult companions. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Visitor Service Desk. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, Austin.

Critterman – Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. Are you ready for a positively wild experience? Then come meet Critterman and his animal ambassadors. You’ll learn all about wildlife in this fun and educational program. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

KinderDance Class – Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. (for 2-year-olds) and at 11:00 a.m. (for ages 3-5). KinderDance encourages children to have fun and gain a love for learning by associating it with something that comes naturally — movement, music, dance, and fitness! Experience a FREE sample class. Rattan Creek Community Center, 7617 Elkhorn Mountain Trail, Austin.

School-Age Special Performer: Austin Zoo (Cedar Park) – Thursday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 can enjoy meeting animal friends from the Austin Zoo. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

The Tap Dance Experience with Terrence “Taps” Bennett – Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. It’s a kinetic hour of fantastic moves and thrilling rhythms as The Tap Dance Man, Terrence Bennett, shares his art. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

The Magic Dork John O’Bryant (Round Rock) – Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. (ages 4 – 8); 3:00 p.m. (ages 8 – 12); and 4:00 (ages 12+). Magician John O’Bryant’s youthful energy and quick wit shine in a show jam packed with comedy, magic, illusion, music, and lots of audience participation. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Do or DiY – Thursday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. This week, make race cars out of recycled materials and powered by balloons. Ages 10 & up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program – Thursday, July 17 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.

Superhero Training Camp – Thursday, July 17 at 4:00 p.m. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…You! Transform yourself into a superhero with accessories and feats of awesomeness. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Nature Nights – Thursday, July 17 from 5-8:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered what kind of animals are roaming around at night? Make tracks to the Wildflower Center, where habitat hikes will lead you on a wildlife tracking adventure. Capital Area Master Naturalists will show you how to make your own animal tracks. Austin Wildlife Rescue will be on hand to tell you what to do if you find an abandoned wild animal. Be on the lookout for all kinds of critters in the Luci and Ian Family Garden. Plus, Annette Lucksinger will be signing her guidebook Exploring Austin with Kids. Thanks to H-E-B, admission will be free the day of Nature Nights, as well as those nights. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, July 17 from 5-8:00 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, July 17 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Trio do Forro plays Brazilian music. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, July 17 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Elias Haslanger Quintet plays critically-acclaimed Jazz. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove. This week, it’s the original and only trippy-swingadelic 1930’s rock band on Planet Earth: The Jitterbug Vipers. FREE! Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Movies in the Park: Saving Mr. Banks (Georgetown) – Thursday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. The movie will be held in the gazebo area and will begin at sunset, approximately 8:45 pm. Free popcorn and bottled water will be provided by River Rock Bible Church. Rated PG-13. FREE! San Gabriel Park, 445 E Morrow St, Georgetown.

Zilker Summer Musical: Oklahoma! – Thursday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, this high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful backdrop for Oklahoma!, one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most cherished collaborations. FREE! The City of Austin charges $5.00 per car for parking in Zilker Park. Zilker Hillside Theater,‎ 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: Annie – Friday, July 18. 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: Kung Fu Panda – Friday, July 18. 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.

Alamo Kids Camp: Frankenweenie – Friday, July 18. 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.

Laura Freeman & The Hey Lollies (Round Rock) – Friday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. (for toddlers) and at 10:30 a.m. (for preschoolers). Singing, dancing, and silliness for parents and kids. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Fun Fridays – Friday, July 18 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.

Joe McDermott Performance – Friday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. You know him. You love him. Come hear Joe McDermott! FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament – Friday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. Are you ready to brawl? Compete in the 2014 Super Smash Bros Brawl Summer Tournament. All dates are seed tournaments for the Championship Finals at the Yarborough Branch Library on August 9. Super Smash Bros Brawl is rated T for Teens by the ESRB. All ages welcome. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Friday Family Films: Frozen – Friday, July 18 at 4:00 p.m. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey–teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven–to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Rated PG. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Staci Gray Performance – Friday, July 18 at 4:00 p.m. Staci Gray’s original music encourages children to sing, dance, and just be plain silly. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, July 18 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Roxy Roca, powerhouse of Southern Soul. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, July 18 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz from Blackbird 3. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Frozen Party On Ice – Friday, July 18 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Chaparral Ice is throwing a Frozen-themed ice skating party. Dress up in your favorite Disney costume, skate to Disney classics, and take photos with Olaf. Everyone in attendance will receive frozen yogurt giveaways from Yogurtland. There will also be special skating performances to “Let It Go” and “In Summer,” and Ice Girls Kitchen will be selling food and treats. Plus, at 8:00 the main lights will turn off and the twinkle lights will come on for a magical skating experience. The event is FREE for anyone who would like to view the skating exhibitions, meet Olaf, and participate in the costume contest. Those wanting to skate will have to pay regular admission prices ($6 ages 6+, plus $4 skate rental; or $5 ages 5 and under, including rental). Chaparral Ice, Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, July 18 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, enjoy The Second Line Jazz Band. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

’80s Teen Dance Party (Pflugerville) – Friday, July 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. Dance to ’80s hits, win door prizes, and compete in a costume contest. Ages 12-18. Teens can get a ticket by checking out a book at the Pflugerville Library. FREE! Green Red Barn @ Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville.

Zilker Summer Musical: Oklahoma! – Friday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, this high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful backdrop for Oklahoma!, one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most cherished collaborations. FREE! The City of Austin charges $5.00 per car for parking in Zilker Park. Zilker Hillside Theater,‎ 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

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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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