What’s Up Weekly: Monday, July 21- Friday, July 25, 2014

Happening All Week

Alamo Kids Camp: Kung Fu Panda – Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24. 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: Annie – Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24. 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: Frankenweenie – Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24. 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: Walking with Dinosaurs (Round Rock) – Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24 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: Alvin & The Chipmunks 3 – Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Free Magic Shows – Monday, July 21 – Thursday, July 24 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 23 – Friday, July 25 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 21 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Cars, cats, and counting will be featured this week, along with lots of other activities that friends age 0-3 and their families will want to be sure to ‘C’. Staci Gray will be there with sing-a-longs to get you 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.

Mr. Will’s Music Class for Kids – Monday, July 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 at 2:30 p.m. Learning to create websites doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, even kids can do it with this fun program that allows children to put together their own websites with just a simple click and drag function. Participants will learn how to select a theme, add pages, type in text, and post pictures. Children will be able to use and see their working website by the end of the class. 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.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament – Monday, July 21 at 5:00 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 – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Craft Night (Pflugerville) – Monday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Parents and children will work together to decorate a family shield. Materials available while supplies last. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger St, Pflugerville.

Movie Mania: Ice Age – Monday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. Twenty thousand years ago, as the Earth was being overrun with glaciers, Manny, Diego, Sid, and Scrat became a courageous quartet of migrating misfits braving the frozen terrain and embarking on an incredible journey. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Evening Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, July 21 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: Frozen – Monday, July 21 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. FREE! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd, Austin.

Tuesday

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Walking With Dinosaurs – Tuesday, July 22 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 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: The Croods & Epic – Tuesday, July 22 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: Walking with Dinosaurs (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, July 22 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: The Croods (Bastrop) – Tuesday, July 22 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: The Croods (Georgetown) – Tuesday, July 22 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.

Puppet Show (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. (for toddlers) and 11:15 a.m. (for preschoolers). Ms. Jane and Ms. Kit put on a puppet show for little ones. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Poetic Summer Storytime – Tuesday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. July is why summer will never be a bummer. Pools to cool and beaches to teach us – summertime is the most poetically inspiring times of the year. That’s why this story time will feature books full of rhythm and rhyme, including selections from Firefly July. It will be noisy and neat, sibilant and sweet, and when you’re done with poems and all, you will write some more to hang on the wall. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

TEXplorations Family Storytime – Tuesday, July 22 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 see the world from an astronaut’s point of view and explore life in space. 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.

Storytime with Marie – Tuesday, July 22 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your imagination and Tom’s, 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.

Spike’s Whataburger Summer Tour (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, July 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet Spike for your chance to win Round Rock Express tickets and prizes from the Express and Whataburger. FREE! Whataburger, 18609 Limestone Commercial Dr, Pflugerville.

Music with Mr. Will – Tuesday, July 22 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: Pflugerville Police (Pflugerville) - Tuesday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. Cpl. Dan R. Griffith from the Pflugerville Police Department will speak to tweens ages 8-12 about becoming police officers. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.

Discovery! Comic Movement Workshop – Tuesday, July 22 at 4:30 p.m. Kids in 3rd Grade and up will learn how to move, walk, and think like a clown. This workshop emphasizes the spirit of fun that makes fun of oneself rather than others. Well suited for youth or adults, this is a workshop that encourages observation, empathy and a healthy sense of play. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

The Amazing Tap Experience for Tweens and Teens (Round Rock) – Tuesday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. (ages 8-12) and at 6:30 p.m. (ages 12-18). Terrence “Taps” Bennett will delight tweens and teens with a humorous discussion and demonstration of the American art of tap dancing. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Sound and Cinema – Tuesday, July 22 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.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, July 22 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.

Rhythm on Stage – Tuesday, July 22 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 West African dance with Jean Claude Lessou. FREE but RSVP is requested here. The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Hillside Concert Series – Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. The annual Hillside Concert Series will be held every Tuesday evening in July. This week, Chris Casteneda takes the stage at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Texas Wranglers at 8:00 p.m. FREE! AB Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 East 3rd St, Austin.

Movies in Your Park: The Game Plan (San Marcos) – Tuesday, July 22 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 23 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 23 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: Beto y Los Fairlanes – Wednesday, July 23 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. Don’t forget to bring your teddies this week for the Annual Teddy Bear Picnic. 50¢ per child. Adults are free. Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Walking With Dinosaurs – Wednesday, July 23 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: The Croods & Epic – Wednesday, July 23 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 23 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: Walking with Dinosaurs – Wednesday, July 23 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.

Cántaro Musical Performance – Wednesday, July 23 at 10:15 a.m. Cántaro is a vocal and musical band that devotes its artistic endeavors to children, creating songs and mixing them together with acting and puppetry. Their performances break the language barrier. Presented in Spanish, they appeal to Spanish-speaking audiences, and also become ideal for Spanish-learning audiences. Though specially designed for children under 10 years old, their shows are certainly enjoyed by grown-ups as well. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin. á

Ms. Staci Storytime – Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Staci will be back to read some of her favorite stories and to sing some of your favorite songs. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.Advertisement
Holy Storytime, Batman – Wednesday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate the caped crusader’s 75th anniversary with a special Batman storytime. Stay afterwards for fun activities, including making Bat-mustaches, Batman trivia, give-a-ways and more! Feel free to come in a Batman costume. FREE! Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin.

Drumming Demo With Brazilian Master Percussionist Aílton Nunes – Wednesday, July 23 at Noon. Hear one of the best Brazilian samba percussionists, Mastre Aílton Nunes, in a special hour-long lecture and Brazilian drumming demonstration. The presentation will feature lots of interesting and fun percussion instruments. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Mad Science Demonstration – Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy some exciting science tricks with special guest Mad Science. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Family Movie: Lego Movie (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, July 23 at 2:30 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. Food and drinks in closed-lid containers are allowed. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Balloon Storytime – Wednesday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m. Balloon artist Jason Vaughn leads this very special story time. Jason loves bringing tales to life by dressing his audience up in balloon costumes and having them act out parts of the story. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Community Night – Wednesday, July 23 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 23 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.

Teen Nerd Night: Batman – Wednesday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m. Get nerdy with Sci-Fi topics just for tweens & teens ages 10-18. This week, celebrate Batman Day by making cool comic crafts. FREE! Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr, Austin.

Texas Radio Live – Wednesday, July 23 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 Lavendar Hill Express and Denim. FREE but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Dinner and a Movie in the Plaza (Round Rock) – Wednesday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m. Movies in the Plaza returns this summer with City Slickers at 8:30 p.m. Music by The Patton Sparks Band begins at 6 p.m. and food will be available from Curly’s BBQ. Rated PG-13. FREE! Centennial Plaza, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Blues on the Green – Wednesday, July 23 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 an ACL Festival Preview featuring Robert Ellis with The Nightowls. FREE! Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.

Zilker Zumbathon Zelebration – Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. July is Parks & Recreation Month, and this year’s theme is ‘Out is In.’ Get outside, change your outlook, and get involved in your community through parks and recreation. Enjoy a group Zumba class and giveaways from Univision 62. All ages are welcome. FREE! Zilker Park Rugby Field, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Storytime Tours at the Blanton – Thursday, July 24 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 here. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, Austin.

Dinosaur George – Thursday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. “Dinosaur George” Blasing is a self-taught paleontologist and animal behaviorist with more than 35 years of study and research. Come learn about dinosaurs. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Hispanic Heritage Outreach Concert - Thursday, July 24 at Noon. Enjoy an afternoon of Latin American music, with commentary in English and Spanish, and experience the connection of Latin American music to art on view in the America/Americas exhibition at the Blanton. Presented in Conjunction with the Austin Chamber Music Festival. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, July 24 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear violin/fiddling phenom Kimberly Zielnicki with Nathan Quiring on keyboard. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Christmas in July at Terra Toys- Thursday, July 24 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. Come sit on Santa’s lap. Yes, the real Santa Claus will be at Terra Toys for only one day. There will be tasty Christmas treats, wonderful Christmas music, Christmas trivia, and instant snow demonstrations and giveaways all day. FREE! Terra Toys, 2438 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Screenings at the Blanton: Lassie – Thursday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m. Peter O’Toole and Peter Dinklage co-star with the famous collie in this 2005 adventure set in the Scottish highlands. Shown in conjunction with the Blanton exhibition, “In the Company of Cats and Dogs.” Rated PG. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.

Puppet Show (Cedar Park) – Thursday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 can enjoy a puppet show performed by Ms. Jane and Ms. Kit. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Crafternoon – Thursday, July 24 from 2-4:00 p.m. Don’t just sit around bored all summer. Get the DIY bug and create something awesome. Drop by the Library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. There will be paper crafts, easy sewing, and more fun projects for the whole family. The library provides the supplies; you provide the creativity. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.

Do or DiY – Thursday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m. In an effort to help others discover his passion, balloon artist Jason Vaughn will teach participants how to make balloons. Each student will receive a balloon pump and quality bio-degradable balloons. Ages 10 & up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program – Thursday, July 24 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.

Nature Nights – Thursday, July 24 from 5-8:00 p.m. Fly high with birds of prey at the last Nature Night of the summer. The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will give a live bird presentation on the Play Lawn of the new Luci and Ian Family Garden. Explore feathers and raptor flight with Earth Native Wilderness School. Go big bird birding with Travis Audubon on garden habitat hikes. Tish Corvidae, Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Avian Director, will bring her Eurasion Eagle Owl and a surprise bird. Dissect and examine owl pellets and take part in other birdy activities. Thanks to H-E-B, admission will be free all day on Nature Nights, starting at 9 a.m. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, July 24 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 24 at 6:00 p.m. Families can enjoy a screening of the Disney Nature film Earth. FREE! Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Thursday, July 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Ricky Stein, one of Austin’s best songwriters. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, July 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jimi Lee plays energetic blues. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove. This week, it’s Shinyribs. FREE! Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Movies in the Park: Saving Mr. Banks (Georgetown) – Thursday, July 24 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 24 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 25. 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 25. 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: Rio – Friday, July 25. 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 78717

Staci Gray Performance (Round Rock) – Friday, July 25 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 25 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.

Flying Theatre Machine - Friday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. The Flying Theatre Machine wants to make sure that everyone has a great time, so they mix it up with games, stories, music, juggling and a little bit of whatever they found in the closet. Because kids love to take part, they designed a show that gets kids involved, shouting out suggestions for the stories, and even coming up on stage to make it all happen. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Teddy Bear Picnic – Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. Never fear–this event will be inside! Pack a picnic and have your child bring his or her favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for a special teddy bear story time, a song, and treat. FREE! Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood, Suite 101, Austin.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament – Friday, July 25 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 – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Local & Live at the Visitor Center – Friday, July 25 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, Tish Hinojosa performs. FREE! Austin Visitor Center, 603 E 4th St, Austin

East End 4th Friday – Friday, July 25 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 Under the Star – Friday, July 25 from 6-9:00 p.m. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is proud to celebrate its eleventh season of outstanding Texas music with the annual free summer concert series, Music Under the Star. Bring your camp chairs and blankets (but no coolers, please) and dance the evening away to the hottest sounds in Austin. Free parking is available in the museum’s garage after 6 pm. This week, hear Jason Roberts Band and Ray Benson & Milkdrive. FREE! Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Lone Star Plaza, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, July 25 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Morena Soul blends rich Brazilian musical influences. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, July 25 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Soul from Woody Russell. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, July 25 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, Bill Harris plays Neil Diamond hits. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

Too Many Stories: A Children’s Musical (Pflugerville) – Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Austin Scottish Rite Children’s & Community Theater presents a new play celebrating storytelling and adventure. Kallie catches Sam and Bogus getting away with loot they’ve stolen from a department store. With the help of the children in the audience, a smart little girl outwits and exhausts the bad guys through story, music, and improvisation. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, family, friends, and neighbors for this FREE evening of outdoor relaxation in the peaceful setting of Pflugerville’s parks. But bring cash to shop for food — or enjoy your own picnic basket meals. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville.

Zilker Summer Musical: Oklahoma! – Friday, July 25 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.

Classic Cartoon Community Cinema: Looney Tunes – Friday, July 25 at 8:30 p.m. Come be a kid again while enjoying free popcorn, cereal, and cartoons. Be sure to bring blankets, towels, or folding chairs and everyone you know. Seating starts at 8:30pm, showing starts at around 9pm. Concessions are first come first serve until they run out. FREE! The Fellowship at Scofield Farms, 12424 Scofield Farms Dr, Austin.

Catherine Prystup
About Catherine Prystup 2154 Articles
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.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*