The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, August 30-September 2, 2013

Georgetown’s End of Summer Concert - Friday, August 30, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come out to the Georgetown Square and enjoy some Red Dirt Country by The Denny Herrin Band. FREE!! 710 Main Street, Georgetown.

Alamo Kid’s Camp and Alamo Kid’s Club Movies – Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2. Kids age 3 and up can enjoy FREE screenings of The Neverending Story and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Showtimes vary by location.

The Hey Lollies Brass Band - Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m. (Reunion Grille, Cedar Park) and Sunday, September 1 at 11 a.m. (Central Market, North Lamar). Join Music Forever Music Together for a wonder-filled, monster-licious show and rocket riding, puddle stomping, rainbow-licious good times with The Hey Lollies Brass Band! These events benefit the Austin Diaper Bank that provides diapers to Austin families in need, so please bring diapers to donate. Also, the first 100 kids at each show will receive a goodie bag!

Sensory Friendly Film: Planes- Saturday, August 31 at 10am. The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! Tickets are $4-6 depending on location and can be purchased on the day of the event. Barton Creek Square 14, 2901 Cap. Tx. Hwy.

Dougherty Arts Center Open House – Saturday, August 31, from noon – 4 p.m. Come try your hand at drawing, ceramics, and acting. See live music and dance by local performers. Watch demonstrations from local, professional artists and see all that the Dougherty Arts Center has to offer! Performances from noon to 3 p.m. by talented local groups who regularly perform at the Dougherty Arts Center will include Literature Live!, Puppet Improv Project, Buzz Productions, and Austin City Ballet. The event is FREE, family friendly and open to the public. It will feature live music by the Urban Achievers, a 9-piece New Orleans style jazz brass band performing from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin.

Scotty Roo and Christini- Saturday, August 31 at 11am. Doors open at 10:30am. Bring the kids out for a FREE show! Strange Brew, 5326 Manchaca Road.

Benefit Concert  for Colin Camp- Sunday, September 1 from 6-10pm. All ages welcome. Live music from Residual Kid, The Peterson Bros, Charlie Belle, The Bare Feat and Only Human. Tickets only $10, kids 16 and under free with parent. Stubbs BBQ Outdoor, 801 Red River.

Cedar Park Splash Jam – Sunday, September 1, from 4-9 p.m. A washer tournament will begin at 4 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m. enjoy FREE inflatables, live music and dance with Common Thread. Fees apply for the following: food concessions, face painting, video games, laser tag, hamster balls, quad jump, spinner ride, super slide, and rock wall. The night will end with a fabulous fireworks display. Milburn Pool will also be open from 1 – 8 p.m. (regular pool admission rates apply). Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.Advertisement
The Que Pastas Kids’ Show at Cherrywood Coffeehouse - Sunday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m. Some say The Que Pastas are people from another planet. That planet, which may or may not have had oceans of hot cheese sauce and beaches of macaroni noodles, Parmesan rain and mountains made of meatballs, might have sent The Que Pasta family to earth to entertain kids of all ages with quirky, original music. FREE!! 1400 E. 38 1/2 Street, Austin.

First Sunday at Bullock Texas State History Museum – Sunday, September 1, from noon – 6 p.m. Visit the exhibits for FREE and enjoy special family programming. Drop in any time between 2 and 3 p.m. for a FREE TEXploration Family Story Time geared toward 2 – 5-year-olds. Enjoy hands-on activities, stories, songs and games that are all about cowboys. Story Time takes place on the second floor lobby, in front of the Bob Bullock statue. At 3:30 p.m., discover what’s so awesome about sharks and why they matter to Texas. Kids can also make a shark tooth souvenir to take home. This FREE Remarkable Sharks program is perfect for ages five and up, and will be in the Second Floor Lobby next to the Bob Bullock statue. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.

Family First Sunday at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum - Sunday, September 1, from noon to 4 p.m. Come explore the UMLAUF and make origami animals, listen to stories read by BookPeople, draw in the garden, play badminton and more! Admission will be FREE! You can also makes plans to visit UMLAUF on Monday, September 2, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. for Austin Free Day of Yoga. Admission to UMLAUF is FREE through September 11. 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin.

Lucas Miller at HOPE Farmers Market - Sunday, September 1 at 11 a.m. Stick around after Lucas Miller “the singing zoologist” performs, for a Back to School Clothing Swap at noon and a FREE performance by Como Las Movies at 1 p.m. HOPE Farmers Market, Plaza Saltillo, East 5th & Comal Street, Austin.

Unicorn Day at Toy Joy - Sunday, September 1, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visit the store to celebrate the existence of unicorns with uni-events, uni-costumes, and uni-sales on all unicorn-related items. FREE!! On Sundays, nearby street parking is FREE. The City Hall parking garage at 200 Lavaca St. is also FREE until 5 p.m. 403 W. 2nd Street, Austin.

Austin Free Day of Yoga – Monday, September 2. Participating studios across the Austin area will offer FREE classes all day long. Click here for the Austin Free Day of Yoga schedule. There’s something for everyone, from kids’ yoga, to yoga parties, to outdoor yoga at Barton Springs and Umlauf Sculpture Garden. On Sunday, September 1, families are invited to attend the Opening Festival in Tillery Park. There will be a FREE family class at 9:30 a.m. Tillery Park, 801 Tillery St., Austin.

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