Friday, January 23, 2015
The Harlem Globetrotters Washington Generals’ Revenge- 7:00 p.m. The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 89th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages.The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters nearly a half century ago. It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing: victory over the Globetrotters. Tickets: Starting at $17. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, Austin.
Planet Music: Dance Around the World- 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a FREE, family-friendly multicultural dance party with live musicians and folk dance lessons featuring: Afrique Gninze, The Love of China, Ballet Folklorico MariCruz, Austin International Folk Dancers, and volunteer live music by Korobushka playing songs from the Balkans. On Jan 24th Austin Bellydance will present Jukebox Bellydance. The Jukebox show is ABA’s most popular show. Dancers can dance to anything BUT belly dance music. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Tree Talk Winter Walk- 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate Texas trees on Saturday while learning about trees for your yard, ideal trees for wildlife and tree care. There will be a wide selection of native trees and shrubs for sale, guided walks and talks by experts and lots of family-friendly activities including Kids’ Tree Climb sponsored by They Might Be Monkeys, shelter building with tree branches, a marshmallow roast and bonfire, storytime, swinging in the Cathedral of Oaks and a tree scavenger hunt. TreeFolks is providing native tree saplings to those who complete the scavenger hunt. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.
The Six Seasons- 11 a.m. An innovative and thought provoking play that shows the effects of climate change on distinct environments around the globe. Before your eyes, puppeteers transform miniature landscapes to demonstrate the effects of drought, flood and melting ice caps on the earth’s human and animal inhabitants. The tiny characters are driven to find solutions to these challenges — as population centers shift, they must rebuild, rethink and re-imagine cultural mindsets about how we live on Earth. The production is created by Caroline Reck for Glass Half Full Theatre and presented by ZACH. Ages 7 and up. Cost: $10- $20. ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road.
Fun Fit Dance Fest- 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Recharge your mental and physical batteries with local and national dance fitness instructors as they lead a day of FREE fitness activities for the community. Local DJs, artists and businesses will join the celebration and set the tone for a fun, healthy and fit 2015. Tiempo Dance Studio, 2311 South Congress Avenue.
Summer Camp Fair- 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bring the entire family to shop for summer and spring break camps. There will be fun activities and entertainment. Spirit Radio and Austin Family will be giving away 18 camps, and you must be present to win. FREE! Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.
Yummy in the Tummy Storytime- 11:30 a.m. Give us something good to eat! Revel in the joys of a good snack with us this morning with drool-worthy stories like The Bear Ate Your Sandwich and other tales all about delicious delicacies and tasty treats. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Kids Rock Showcase- Noon. Come support our community and kids! FREE! Cherrywood Coffee House, 1400 E. 381/2 Street.
Kidgits Music Mania (Cedar Park)- Noon- 2 p.m. Austin area kids are invited to jam on over to Lakeline Mall for Simon Kidgits Club’s “Music Mania”. Keep warm and join in the fun as Simon Kidgits members move, groove, and learn about different genres of music. All mini-musicians in attendance will receive a free toy instrument, while supplies last. FREE With an annual $5/ child membership fee. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park.
Frozen Extravaganza (Pflugerville)- 1-4p.m. Enjoy fun crafts and activities, including a photo booth with Elsa, Pin the Carrot on Olaf, and a Frozen Trivia Contest. The movie Sing-A-Long [(c) Walt Disney Pictures] will start at 2:15 pm. Space is limited for the movie so be sure to arrive early. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Boomerang’s 9th Annual Australia Day- Noon- 6 p.m. Benefiting Meals on Wheels and More, the entire family can enjoy a day of fun with a bouncy castle, crafts for the kids, food and beer specials, live entertainment, pie easting contest and more. FREE admission! Austin Blacks Rugby Club, 6013 Loyola Lane.
Family Day: Zine Making Workshop with Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi- 1-4 p.m. Join Mexic-Arte Museum for Family Day! In conjuction with the opening weekend of Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection, Artist Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi will lead guests in a zine-making workshop. A zine is a self-published and self-circulated magazine, normally containing images and writings. FREE! Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Avenue.
SoundSpace: Free Music and Community- 2-4 p.m. In anticipation of the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, the Blanton Museum of Art presents SoundSpace: Free Music and Community. Featuring simultaneous music and dance performances throughout the Blanton’s galleries, January’s SoundSpace is inspired by groups of improvisers who, beginning in the 1960s, connected with their local communities through performance, art, education, and outreach. SoundSpace: Free Music and Community is open to the public and included with the purchase of general museum admission: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for Blanton Members, UT Students, Faculty and Staff, and Children 12 and under. Blanton Museum of Art, Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Family Dance Workshop: The Carnival of the Animals- 2:30- 3:45 p.m. Family Dance Workshops engage children and adults of all ages and levels of dance experience with excerpts from the latest Ballet Austin production. Ballet Austin dancers lead groups in movement exercises to learn short pieces of choreography that build understanding of and appreciation for techniques essential to the production. There’s fun for everyone involved whether you’re moving on the stage or interacting from your seat! Recommended for children 3 to 10 years old and their family members. Each group of children must be accompanied by at least one adult inside the theater. Cost: $10 per person. Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater, 501 W. 3rd Sreet.