The Weekenders: September 5-7, 2014

Happening all weekend long

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity– Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. In 2010, the Long Center launched the world’s first Live-Action Graphic Novel, The Intergalactic Nemesis. Since then, the project has toured the world. On September 5, the third and final installment in the trilogy will premiere. Are you ready for the adventure? All ages. Tickets starting at $29. All ages. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

Final Weekend for Splash Pad Fun – Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday is the last day that City of Austin splash pads will be operating. Get out there and have a splish splashing good time! To see the splash pad schedules, visit the City of Austin website.

International Music Festival at George Washington Carver Museum Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7. The Fourth Annual Music Festival presented by the Texas Music Museum at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center will feature music representing various cultures through out the world. This is a free event. FREE! Donation appreciated. Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin.


Mr Johnny’s Family Music Night – Friday, September 5 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.

Movie in the Park: The Lego Movie(Cedar Park) – Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as there will be plenty of grass area available. Concessions will not be available; you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited. Admission is FREE. For more information, call 512-401-5500. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.


Kids Workshop at The Home Depot – Saturday, September 6, from 9 a.m. – noon. Kids can head to their local Home Depot to make a Wizard of Oz birdhouse for FREE! This hands-on workshop is designed for children ages 5 – 12.

What’s the Story, Steve?– Saturday, September 6, from 10:00- 10:50 a.m. Move Your Tale and ColdTowne Theater collaborate to present this fully improvised, interactive journey through a story of the audience’s making. Volunteer to be a part of the show or enjoy from your seat. These 50 minute live performances are a great way to spend Saturday morning with friends and family. Featuring Steve the improvising poodle, each show is a unique story inspired by audience suggestion. All ages. Tickets: donations. ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd., Austin.

Hey Lolly Brass Band (Round Rock) – Saturday, September 6, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Celebrate Grandparents Day a day early with a fun concert from a 6-piece brass band! FREE, but donations for the Austin Diaper Bank welcome. (After the concert, head over to Centennial Plaza to enjoy Round Rock Market Days!) Sharon Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock.
AdvertisementDual Language Storytime- Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. FREE! Terrazas Branch APL, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin.

Celebrate Me! South Korea– Saturday, September 6, from Noon- 4:00 p.m. Celebrate Me! is an travel event series exploring different cultures from around the world and celebrating their similarity and diversity. Each time we will visit a new corner of the globe. Our journey will explore different cultures and the artistic life of their community through language, food, geography, and history. For a complete schedule of events, check here. FREE and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP: 512-974-4926. Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin.

Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria (Bee Cave) – Saturday, September 6, from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Enjoy FREE, live music in the outdoor amphitheater. This week’s performer: Vallejo. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.


First Sunday at Bullock Museum – Sunday, September 7, from noon- 3:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE exhibit admission all day during Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibits that showcase artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from 12-3pm combine art creation, presentations by partner organizations, and gallery activities. Catch a storytime all about Texas Heroes at 2:00 p.m. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.

Too Many Stories!– Sunday, September 7 at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. With the help of the kids in the audience, a little girl named Callie outwits robbers Sam and Bogus through story, music, and improvisation. This popular touring show, which has delighted Austin Area kids over the past year, is back in the historic Scottish Rite Theater for three Sundays this September. Too Many Stories! is a lively, hilarious show for all ages, featuring Austin favorites Robert Deike, Chris Humphrey, and Katy Smaczniak. All ages. Tickets: $6 for kids ages 12 and under, $10 for those ages 13 and up. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin.

UMLAUF Family Day – Sunday, September 7, noon- 4:00 p.m. First Sundays offer a special, hands-on program designed for families with children, four to 15 years old. Families have the opportunity to explore the Umlauf collection and exhibitions in the garden and museum while engaging in creative activities. Family First Sundays feature Story Time with BookPeople (1 p.m.), sculpture demonstrations by representatives from Texas Society of Sculptors, sculpture scavenger hunts and more! FREE! UMLAUF Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin.

Free Day of Dance– Sunday, September 7, starting at 11:00 a.m. Come and experience the power of Dance with Tapestry Dance Company and Academy. All levels -Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Contemporary and Modern. Register online to secure your spot.

Sunday Funday at Neill-Cochran House Museum – Sunday, September 7, from 1 – 4 p.m. Every first Sunday of the month the Neill-Cochran House Museum will be open to the public for free from 1 – 4 p.m. Each Sunday will include an activity highlighting a theme that embodies both the history of Texas and the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Walk-through tours of the house will also be available. This Sunday, enjoy lawn games at the museum! 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin.

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