Weekday Events: August 12-16, 2013

Movie Monday at Amy’s Ice Cream: Hercules-Monday, August 12 at dusk. FREE!! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd.

Baby Play Group – Monday, August 12 from 3:30-4:30pm. FREE! We sing songs, play with a parachute and let babies have lots of interactive social free-play time. This is a group is perfect for little ones under 2. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Alamo Kids Camp – Monday through Friday. Kids age 3 and up and their parents can watch movies on the big screen for FREE at the following theaters: Alamo Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln.; Alamo Village, 2700 W. Anderson Ln.; Alamo Lakeline, 14028 US 183. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.  Click these links for showtimes: MadagascarMuppets from SpaceMonsters vs. Aliens.

Fantastic Magic Camp- Monday, August 12, Tuesday, August 13, Wednesday, August 14, Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16 at 1pm.The Fantastic Magic Camp’s  “Camp Shows” will be open to the public this summer at Highland Mall. FREE!! Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd.

Ms. Staci Storytime- Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30am. Ms. Staci is back in the store this morning to read some of her favorite stories and to sing some of your favorite songs. Kids, don’t forget your dancing shoes today! You’re going to want to dance to some great tunes. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Crazy Creativity Day- Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30 and 11:30am. Embrace your creative side! For our last FUNtivity class of the summer, we are offering TWO imaginative crafts, one to do in the store, and one to take home! The Creativity Can is full of random materials including feathers, pipe cleaners, etc. and the object is to create something unique and different that you dream up. Each child will also receive a pack of Wikki Stix to take home and continue their creativity journey. Recommended for ages 5+. Cost is $5 with a portion of the proceeds going to the LilySarahGrace Fund. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N IH35 #375, Round Rock.

Family Film Festival – Tuesday, August 13.  Doors open at 9am and the show starts at 9:30am. 50 cents admission, 12oz kids’ drink and popcorn for $3.50 with coupon. This week’s film is Monsters vs. Aliens. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club. City Lights Theater in Georgetown, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway.

Family Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania - Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. FREE!! Bring the entire family out for movie night! Twin Oaks Branch Public Library, 1800 S. Fifth St.

Nuty Brown Kids Nite – Tuesday, August 13 from 6-8pm. Kids can enjoy 99 cent kids meals, twistin’ art balloons and a moonbounce. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 U.S. 290.


Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Alvin and the Chipmunks – Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14 at 10am. (Dates vary by location.) Cost: $1. Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S IH-35 and Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Blvd.

Storytime with Phillip- Wednesday, August 14 from 9-10:30am. Join Phillip for a free activity, story and snack! FREE!! Whole Foods, Mezzanine, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.

Music with Mar- Wednesday, August 14 from 9:00am- 10:00am. Music with Mar. is a class where a caregiver and child (ages birth through preschool) participate together in musical activities. These classes are focused on the four main areas of development – cognitive, social, motor and language. Classes are drop-in, so no advance sign-up needed. The class costs $7, payable directly to Angie, the class leader. BabyEarth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Community Art Night at Austin Children’s Museum- Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30- 7:30pm. Bring your family to Community Art Night at Austin Children’s Museum for a fun evening filled with hands-on art activities. Admission is by donation.Activities for all ages include: abstract art, woodcrafting, block printing, chroma buttons, Shrinky Dinks and an early childhood mural. Community Art Night is the last special event to be held at Austin Children’s Museum at 201 Colorado Street. On Sept. 1, 2013, at 5 p.m., the Museum will close its doors at its downtown location. The Thinkery, the new Austin Children’s Museum wil open on Dec. 7, 2013 at Mueller. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Street.

Mother’s Milk Bank Benefit Concert- Wednesday, August 14 from 7-9pm. Mother’s Milk Bank of Austin will feature a benefit fundraiser concert with live music by Lex Land. There will also be activities for the children. Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.

Down on the Farm Storytime- Wednesday, August 14 at 10:30am. Click, Clack, MOO. Click, Clack, MOO. Do you hear that? It sounds like the cows have taken over our storytime plans again! That probably means they’re going to make us read Click Clack Moo and all kinds of other stories about life on the farm. Cows can be a tad self-absorbed, but they do know how to have a good time. So come on down and join us for some good old-fashioned farm fun. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin Sound and Cinema: Flash Gordon featuring live music with MAGNIFICO, the greatest Queen cover band you’ll ever experience- Wednesday, August 14 at 8pm. Food trailers will be open by 7pm. The Long Center is teaming up with both Do512 and The Alamo Drafthouse to feature six weeks of unique pairings of live music and some of the most popular movies of all time on our City Terrace. Bands will perform a tribute to the movie, followed by a film screening on the Alamo’s giant outdoor screen, all with the perfect view of the sun setting on the downtown skyline behind the stage. FREE, all-ages. The Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Drive.

Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00am. All ages. FREE!! Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock; 10000 Research Blvd #158; Lakeline Crossing, 14010 US Hwy. 183; Sunset Valley Village, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, August 15 at 8pm. FREE!! Join KGSR every Thursday for 24 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. There’s still no cover charge, $3 Ziegenbock Drafts, and the best music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas! Additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S. Lamar Blvd. This week, James McMurtry will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.

Mama Singer Songwriter Music Series: Trio del Rio- Thursday, August 15 from 10:30am- 12:30pm. Cheer Up Buttercups is proud to announce the continuation of their Mama Singer Songwriter Music Series. This monthly event showcases local mama musicians playing music for other mamas in a kid-friendly, casual atmosphere. This is a fabulous opportunity for those who enjoy live music but don’t necessarily have the luxury to attend late-night shows with little ones at home. It is always fun, and always FREE! Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program- Thursday, August 15 at 3:30pm. Crafts, games, touch tanks and prizes. FREE!! Fish Gallery, 6500 N. Lamar Blvd.

For the Children Fundraising Event- Thursday, August 15 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). Eat burgers and watch cartoons… all for a great cause! Join us at Stateside for this family-friendly night of local food, fun and fundraising in support of FOR THE CHILDREN, a nonprofit organization that helps purchase and provide school supplies to Pre K-5 graders at Title I schools in Austin. We’ll also be accepting school supply donations at the door. Wrap up the summer with classic film and food at Stateside – a night at the movies that directly benefits your community. Your price ticket ($15) includes Looney Tunes screening and a burger, fries and a drink from P. Terry’s. Stateside at the Paramount, 713 Congress Ave.

Little Shop of Horrors – Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16 at 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, or low chairs, and a picnic to enjoy while watching the Zilker Summer Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, onstage. Admission is free; bring $5 for parking in Zilker Park. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, Zilker Park, 2301 Barton Springs Road.

Silly Stories and Crafts- Friday, August 16 from 10-11am. Miss Dorothy is wonderfully engaging.  Children love her funny voices, her amazing energy, and thoughtful crafts. Join us every Friday for this wonderful story time! FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Suite D100, Round Rock.

Chungaboo Storytime- Friday, August 16 at 10:30am. Come listen to the creators of these wonderful children’s books, and interactive apps, read their stories and participate in an accompanying craft! Toy Time, 101 B West Pecan, Pflugerville.

Into the Woods Jr.- Friday, August 16 at 2pm and 7pm. Follow Jack, Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and others through the woods where they are on their journey to find their most special wish. Tickets: Adults, $12, Children, $10. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road.

Summer Storytime- Friday, August 16 at 10:45am. Storytime Art, or StArt! is a great opportunity for your young child to experience art! Geared to the 31/2- 6 yer old pre-schooler, but some projects translate into a Mommy and Me project for those a little younger. And, of course, anyone older is welcome. Storytimes always include at least one book and a related art project, but often include surprises like songs, poems and coloring pages. Cost:$12 per child or 6 classes for $60. Call to register. This week’s theme is: School Days. The first day of school is coming! We’ll sing some classic school songs, and read some great school-themed books, including “Pete the Cat, Rocking in My New School Shoes,” and “Wow! School!” To wrap it all up, Storytimers will then paint some cute ceramic pencil holders. They’ll love these! Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive.

LEGO Lab- Friday, August 16 at 4pm. With Legos, 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! FREE!!  Recommended for ages 5 and up.Terrazas Branch Public Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez.

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