The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, July 25- 27, 2014

Happening all weekend:

Alamo Kids Camp – Friday, July 25, Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. See Frankenweenie at Alamo Drafthouse Village (2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin), Annie at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter (5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin) or Rio at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline (14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin). Verify showtimes before heading out as they frequently change. 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.

Zilker Summer Musical: Oklahoma! – Friday, July 25, Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 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. Read what to know before you go.  FREE! The City of Austin charges $5.00 per car for parking in Zilker Park. Zilker Hillside Theater,‎ 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.


Music Under the Star – Friday, July 25 from 6-9 p.m. This is the final night of the Bullock Museum’s 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 p.m. This week, hear Jason Roberts Band and Ray Benson & Milkdrive. Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Lone Star Plaza, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Dive In Movie (Kyle) – Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m. See a FREE screening of Surf’s Up! Kyle Pool will close at 7 p.m. and all patrons must leave the pool. Pool staff will begin handing out admission tickets at 7 p.m., until all 230 tickets are handed out. One ticket per person, no exceptions (if you have children, please make sure they are in line with you at the time tickets are being handed out). The pool gates will reopen at 8 p.m. and only admit the 230 people with admission tickets. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be admitted. All regular pool rules apply to all attending, and maximum pool complex capacity is 230. Gates open at 8 p.m. and pool closes 30 minutes after conclusion of the movie. City of Kyle Pool, 1100 W Center St, Kyle.

Children’s Musical: Too Many Stories (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 and blankets. FREE! Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville.

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. Seating starts at 8:30 p.m.; showing starts at around 9 p.m. Concessions are first come, first served until they run out. FREE! The Fellowship at Scofield Farms, 12424 Scofield Farms Dr, Austin.


AdvertisementTeddy Bear Clinic and Storytime at Round Rock Library– Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m.The Round Rock Public Library presents a very special Family Storytime, starring a Scott & White Healthcare professional and featuring a Teddy Bear Clinic. Kids, please bring a toy to the Teddy Bear Clinic and  help a nurse perform a well-check. We’ll have a few extra stuffed animals available for children who do not bring a toy of their own.  All ages are welcome to this fun reading and imaginative learning activity. This is a food-free event for our families living with food allergies. Please do not bring snacks to this storytime session. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Alamo Kid’s Club: Pete’s Dragon – Saturday, July 26 at noon. Enjoy a FREE 35mm screening of Pete’s Dragon (1977)(G). The movie starts at noon, but seating is first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early! Only children age 3 and up will be permitted to attend. Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 320 E 6th Street, Austin.

KIDS CLUB: Summer Wildflower Canvas PaintingSaturday, July 26 from 10am- noon. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Let your creativity bloom. Learn to paint a textured flower on canvas. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! All participating Michaels locations.

Austin Humane Society’s Teddy Bear Surgery-  Saturday, July 26, from 1 – 4 p.m. Bring your child and their favorite stuffed animal to this free educational event. Kids will get to take their stuffed animal to see the veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment, receive post operative care instructions and take a picture to document their day! This event is recommended for children ages 2-12, and they must be accompanied by an adult. Please make sure each child brings their own stuffed animal. Children and families are welcome to visit the animals after their Vet Visit. You must register online. FREE! Austin Humane Society, 124 W Anderson Lane,Austin.


Tribute Day at the Wildflower Center – Sunday, July 27, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy exhibits and children’s activities all day. Play in the new Family Garden and participate in crafts, story time and more. Admission is FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Summer Bash– Sunday, July 27, from 1 -5p.m. Ashley’s Playhouse will host a FREE Summer Bash that open to the public. There will be an an 18-foot waterside, Free Kona Ice for the first 200 guests, Rio 2 screening in the Ashley’s Playhouse cinema room and more! Bring your swimsuits, towels and sunscreen. It is going to be a splashin’ good time! Ashley’s Playhouse, 13343 N Hwy 183, Suite 200, Austin.

Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park – Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Each Sunday, a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured at the Hartman Park, located on the grounds of the Long Center. This week, you can enjoy Big Band music. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. FREE parking will be available at One Texas Center, located on Barton Springs Rd. at S. 1st Street. Paid parking will be available at the Palmer Garage for $7. Hartman Concert Park (directions), Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

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