What’s Up Weekly: July 28- August 1, 2014

Happening All Week

Alamo Kids Camp: Annie – Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31. 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: Frankenweenie - Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31. 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: Rio – Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31. 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: The LEGO Movie (Round Rock) – Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31 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: The LEGO Movie – Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Free Magic Shows – Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31 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 30 – Friday, August 1 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, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Friends age 0-3 and their families will focus on the letter D this week. They will enjoy dancing, making some art out of dots, sharing stories about dogs, and having lots of fun playing and learning together. Plus, there will be music and dancing with The Que Pastas. 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 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 and Snack (Round Rock) – Monday, July 28 at 10:00 a.m. Join the Baby Signing Time revolution. This class is geared toward 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 28 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 28 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.

Crafternoon – Monday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. Drop in for some arts-and-crafts time. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Tech Camp: Website Creation – Monday, July 28 at 2:30 p.m. Smart apps can now be made without any knowledge of programming. In this camp, kids will learn how to make a basic app in a few minutes without any coding skills. They will put together a layout, add some buttons, text, and maybe a picture for a logo. Kids will learn how to design an app according to how people will want to use it and, should they make a mistake, they can always go back and fix it or create a whole new one. Although not required, it is a good idea to bring your own laptop or tablet. Recommended for 3rd grade and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

The Wine Down – Monday, July 28 from 5-7:00 p.m. La Condesa will be on-site providing food samples while guests enjoy happy hour priced glasses featuring Thorny Rose Wines. Music by Riders Against the Storm 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 28 at 6:00 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Parents and children will work together to color paper fans. Materials available while supplies last. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger St, Pflugerville.

Evening Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, July 28 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.

Movie Mondays at Amy’s: School of Rock – Monday, July 28 at 8:30 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-13. FREE! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd, Austin.

Tuesday

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: The LEGO Movie – Tuesday, July 29 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 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Turbo & Walking with Dinosaurs – Tuesday, July 29 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: The LEGO Movie (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, July 29 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: Epic (Bastrop) – Tuesday, July 29 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: Epic (Georgetown) – Tuesday, July 29 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.

Staci Gray Performance (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. (for toddlers) and 11:15 a.m. (for preschoolers). Staci Gray leads little ones in this special show of music and movement. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sweet Siesta Storytime – Tuesday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. Settle in for a reading of The Big Book of Slumber and some other snoozily soporific stories designed to lull listeners gently into slumber. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Discover and Learn Event – Tuesday, July 29 at 11:00 a.m. This event features What Do You Do With an Idea?, the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. Learn how to grow your idea and discover how to bring it into the world. FREE! Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin.

TEXplorations Family Storytime – Tuesday, July 29 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 go under the sea and learn about creatures that live in our oceans. 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 29 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.

Tween Scene: Zombie Survival 101 (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. Get important information on how to survive a zombie apocalypse (or other slightly more likely emergency scenarios). FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.

Discovery! Stealing from Goldilocks – Tuesday, July 29 at 4:30 p.m. No fairy tale is safe from an author in search of material. In this hour-long workshop, students will pick apart favorite fairy tales and discover how to twist classic stories into new works of art. Students will leave with an outline and opening (or more) of their own story, and a head full of ideas for how to “steal from Goldilocks” and get away with it. Especially designed for kids in 3rd Grade and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Trailer Food Tuesdays – Tuesday, July 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 Horse Opera from 6-9:00 p.m. FREE! The Long Center, 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin.

Grossology For Teens (Round Rock) – Tuesday, July 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Can you stomach some gross-out challenges? If so, you’ll have a disgustingly good time. Snacks and refreshments will be served, but be warned they may be gross. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Hillside Concert Series – Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. The annual Hillside Concert Series will be held every Tuesday evening in July. This week, Los AT Boys take the stage at 7:00 p.m., followed by Rueben Ramos at 8:00 p.m. FREE! AB Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 East 3rd St, Austin.

Movies in Your Park: Jumanji (San Marcos) – Tuesday, July 29 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. Rated PG. FREE! San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N CM Allen Pkwy, San Marcos.

Wednesday

Whole Foods Kids Club - Wednesday, July 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.

Whole Foods Storytime – Wednesday, July 30 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: Cowgirl Sue – Wednesday, July 30 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: The LEGO Movie – Wednesday, July 30 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: Turbo & Walking with Dinosaurs – Wednesday, July 30 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 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: The LEGO Movie – Wednesday, July 30 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.Advertisement
Dog Days of Summer Storytime – Wednesday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. Dogs are great. They might eat your shoes and dig up your backyard, but you’ll love them anyway – even when they BARK! BARK! BARK! This storytime is all about those lovable companions, the dogs. Enjoy a reading of the silly and hilarious book Mister Bud Wears the Cone and make a new best friend of your own. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Kids Yoga – Wednesday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. Children ages 5-9 can enjoy this class taught by Sat Nam Kaur from Yoga Yoga. Parents must remain in the library. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament – Wednesday, July 30 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 – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Family Movie: Meet the Robinsons (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m. An orphan who dreams of someday finding a family to call his own finds his fate taking an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson transports him into the future. Rated G. Food and drinks in closed-lid containers are allowed. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

West Lynn Wednesdays - Wednesday, July 30 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, July 30 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 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.

Texas Radio Live – Wednesday, July 30 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 John Evans and Hayes Carll. 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 30 at 6:00 p.m. The Jeff Lofton Quartet will perform a tribute to The Pink Panther, 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.

Strike Out Hunger with the Round Rock Express (Round Rock) – Wednesday, July 30 at 7:05 p.m. Help Strike Out Hunger with the Capital Area Food Bank by bringing two H-E-B branded canned goods in exchange for a FREE lawn ticket to watch the Express take on the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Dell Diamond, 3400 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.

101X Summer Cinema: The Goonies – Wednesday, July 30 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. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.

Storytime Tours at the Blanton – Thursday, July 31 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. To read about storytime at the Blanton, click hereFREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, Austin.

¡Escucha, Canta, y Muevese! – Thursday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. Listen, sing, and move with bilingual storyteller and songwriter Sue Young. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, July 31 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear singer/songwriter/raconteur Win Bent. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

There’s Something Fishy Going on in Texas – Thursday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. Join Bill Balboa from Sea Grant Texas (a Texas A&M University and NOAA affiliated program) and learn about marine and coastal habitats. You’ll learn who, and what, lives there. This includes the different animals animals on the Texas and Gulf Coasts, as well as sharks and rays. You’ll even get to touch and see several common Texas marine species. 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.

Bonzo Crunch (Cedar Park) – Thursday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 can enjoy juggling, magic, and fun with clown Bonzo Crunch. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Magician Black Bert – Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. Magician Black Bert will show the magic of reading. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament – Thursday, July 31 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 – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Do or DiY – Thursday, July 31 at 3:30 p.m. Kids ages 10 and up can make beach-themed snow globes. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program – Thursday, July 31 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.

Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, July 31 from 5-8:00 p.m. Enjoy live music on the dog-friendly patio. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Family Science Night – Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. Families can enjoy a screening of the Disney Nature film Wings of Life. FREE! Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz by Bruce Saunders. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jonas Alvarez plays Latin rhythms. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove. This week, it’s self-proclaimed Obnoxious Southern-Gothic-Roots-Rock-Revival-Punk One-Man-Band Lincoln Durham. FREE! Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Zilker Summer Musical: Oklahoma! – Thursday, July 31 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: Babe – Friday, August 1. 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: An American Tail – Friday, August 1. 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: Rango – Friday, August 1. 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.

4th Annual Texas Robot Roundup – Friday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Forty-two FIRST Robotics Competition teams from all over Texas and beyond are coming together in Austin. Come watch robots compete in the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition game – Aerial Assist! The 150lb robots will compete in alliances and score by passing and shooting exercise balls over trusses and into goals. Come learn about FIRST and meet the next generation of innovators and engineers. View full event schedule hereFREE to spectators! Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.
Frozen Friday: Cool Off With Olaf (Round Rock) – Friday, August 1 at 9:00 a.m. Fans of Olaf, everyone’s favorite summer-loving snowman, are invited to a sing-along of Olaf’s “In Summer” song; a special storytime; and crafts such as building a sand castle and making a snow cloud and snowflakes. Frozen Friday will thrill fans of all ages and prove to be the coolest summer celebration this year. FREE! Barnes & Noble La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Rd, Bldg A, Ste 700, Round Rock.

Fun Fridays – Friday, August 1 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.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament – Friday, August 1 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 – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Lego Lab – Friday, August 1 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. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, August 1 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Austin’s leading ladies of Americana/Bluegrass, the Carper Family. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, August 1 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Orchestral Pop from Dana Falconberry. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, August 1 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 Lone Star Swing Band. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

Frozen Friday: Cool Off With Olaf – Friday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. Fans of Olaf, everyone’s favorite summer-loving snowman, are invited to a sing-along of Olaf’s “In Summer” song; a special storytime; and crafts such as building a sand castle and making a snow cloud and snowflakes. Frozen Friday will thrill fans of all ages and prove to be the coolest summer celebration this year. FREE!Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin.

Mr Johnny’s Family Music Night – Friday, August 1 from 7-10:00 p.m. Parents can enjoy a great meal on the huge outdoor patio while the kids jump, dance and play along to music with Mr Johnny’s Family Band. There’s plenty of bubbles, balloons, and interactive fun for all. Special guests The Que Pastas will join in the fun. Open mic for little ones, additional music by Amber & Nick, and great food available for purchase, too. FREE! Señor Buddy’s Backyard Restaurant, 8600 Hwy 290, Austin.

Zilker Summer Musical: Oklahoma! – Friday, August 1 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.

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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