Happening All Weekend
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m., For its 7th season, Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare’s teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux’s outdoor Curtain Theatre into a magical forest for their production of the romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Featuring auditioned young actors performing Shakespeare’s most beautiful poetry. Tickets: Adult, $17 and youth under 12, $13.50. Richard Garriott de Cayeux’s outdoor Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Round Rock) – Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m., The Hound of the Baskervilles is the fifth production in the “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, outdoor summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Dept. Performances take place in the amphitheater of the Centennial Plaza. Each performance will feature a different special guest who will kick off the evening with a 7:30pm pre-show. A list of pre-show performers will be posted in late May. Audiences are welcome to arrive early with their own food and drink, or to purchase it from the concessions tent. Running time: About 2 hours, including one intermission. For ages 5 and up. FREE! Donations appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Music in the Park – 6-8 p.m., Rich Restaino & The Obits will be performing their harmony-heavy Americana music. Bring a blanket and picnic, or grab a bite to eat at one of our food trailers. Free parking is available in the McBee Parking garage behind the Thinkery. Music in the Park is a FREE event in Mueller’s Lake Park Amphitheater, 4450 Mueller Blvd.
Friday Family Fun Night: The Zoo Show (Round Rock) - 6:30 p.m. Kaleidoscope Toys will host Magician JD Stewart, a guaranteed hit that will make you laugh out loud with his blend of magic and clean comedy. Admission is FREE with one food item donation per person, for the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N IH 35, Ste 375, Round Rock.
Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – 6:30-8:30 p.m. This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night. Pick up dinner at a downtown restaurant or bring your own picnic (no glass please). This week, enjoy Woundloose Band playing Rock, Country and Electric Blues. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.
Friday Night Storytime (Round Rock)- 7 p.m., Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: How to Catch a Mouse by Philippa Leathers and Good Morning to Me! by Lita Judge. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.
Movies Under the Stars: Robots – Movie begins at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie! FREE! Free popcorn and drink at every showing. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
International Mud Day – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Celebrate the wonders of mud in the Family Garden. Come dressed for the mess and be prepared to explore bugs and other organisms that live in dirt and mud, make seed balls, mud pies and get up close and personal with a giant mud mound. Event will include a rinse off station, so bring extra clothes and towels as needed. The Store will have 20% off kinetic sand, and an annual clearance continues on gifts, decorative accessories and apparel. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Blvd.
Family Storytime (Round Rock) – 11 a.m., A storytime that welcomes families with children of all ages, although it is best enjoyed by ages 3 – 8. This interactive program includes a variety of activities such as books, fingerplays, music, movies, and puppets. 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.
Kidgits: Little Chefs (Cedar Park) – Noon to 2:00 p.m., Come mix it up with the Simon Kidgits as we learn how to stir, simmer, bake, and decorate our way to good nutrition (with a healthy helping of yummy treats, of course). Some event activities include mini sandwhich making with Subway, cookie decorating with Great American Cookie, learning how to make freshly squeezed lemonade with Chick-fil-A, get healthy with cute apple faces from Sprouts, and pretzel folding with Auntie Anne’s. So bring your aprons and roll up your sleeves-this is going to be a fun and delicious event! Cost: $5 yearly membership per child. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park.
PflugerVillains & Superheroes – 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.,Are you a villain or a hero? Come in costume to join in the Superpower Parade. Enjoy games & crafts for all ages from 1:30-2:15 pm. Then, join us to watch Superman, starring Christopher Reeve. Rated PG-13. (c) Warner Bros. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.
Summer Saturday: Marbles – 1:00- 4:30 p.m., Knuckle down and play marbles! Make a your own taw (shooter) out of clay. Free with guided tour or suggested donation $5. French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street.
Summer Reading Program: Music for Kids – 2 p.m., Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers are a 10-year-old four-piece combo that plays an Americana that encompasses Texas honky-tonk, Bakersfield twang, Memphis rockabilly, Western swing and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive.
Summer Free Family Film Series - 2-3:30 pm. Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, agrees to take a summer job at the Nagano hometown of his crush, Natuski. When he arrives, he finds that her family have reunited to celebrate the 90th birthday of the family matriarch. His job is to pretend to be Natsuki’s fiancé. Meanwhile, his attempt to solve a mathematical equation causes a parallel world’s collision with earth. FREE! Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Flood Aid TX - Noon to 10 p.m. Austin is giving back in a way only the Live Music Capital of the World can: with an all-day benefit concert to support the families and communities devastated by the recent flooding. Ray Benson will be hosting Flood Aid TX along with Jack Ingram. More participating artists will be announced soon! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Hays County Flood Relief Fund & Austin Disaster Relief Network’s Flood Relief Efforts. Price: Starts at $35. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.
Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar - 2 p.m., Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.
Planet Music: Music from Middle East – 2 p.m., The 1001 Nights Orchestra will be focusing more on our Southwest Asian, Middle Eastern and the Caucasus regional repertoire. Songs from the following regions will be represented: Iran, Turkey, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Greek Isles, the Arab World and more. FREE! Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road.
Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” – 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, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores.This weekend, enjoy Strings (program here). Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. FREE! Check the Facebook page for weather updates. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.