Weekend Top 10 FREE Events (June 26-28, 2015)

Weekend Top 10 FREE Events

  1. Music in the Park – Friday, June 26 from 6-8 p.m. Rich Restaino & The Obits will perform their harmony-heavy Americana music. Bring a blanket and picnic, or grab a bite to eat at a food trailer. Free parking is available in the McBee Parking garage behind the Thinkery. FREE! Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater, 4450 Mueller Blvd., Austin.
  2. Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, June 26 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Swing dance with Waller Creek Vipers. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin.
  3. Final Weekend: Henry the Fourth Part 1 – Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Shake out your picnic blankets for a night of Shakespeare under the stars. William Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth will be performed with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the rich language of Shakespeare. Performed by a cast of 12 actors, most portraying multiple roles, Henry the Fourth concludes at a brisk two hours. FREE! Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave., Austin.
  4. Kids Club Music Hour – Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Sing, dance, jump, and shout with Mr. Johnny, Sharon, Nick, Amber and the Hoppettes. Tickets are $3 at the door, but Free Fun in Austin readers can get a FREE family pass here. Scottish Rite Theater, 18th & Lavaca, Austin.
  5. Alamo Kids Club: Superman (1978) – Saturday, June 27 at 12:45 p.m. Good news! You can now reserve your spot at Saturday Morning Kid’s Club for $1, and if you do, all your money goes to the Austin Film Society community education program. All remaining seats will be FREE, on a first come first serve basis, at the venue, on the day of the show. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
  6. Music for Kids: Ruby Dee and the Snakeholders – Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular series for families featuring a variety of Austin musicians. Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers are a 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. Austin Public Library – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.
  7. Free Family Movies at the Bullock: Summer Wars – Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a FREE screening of the animated film Summer Wars. Rated PG. 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. Although this screening is FREE, each attendee needs to get a ticket from the front counter prior to making their way to the Spirit Theater. Your movie ticket does not include admission to the exhibits. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.
  8. Saturday Afternoon Movie: Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the black widow, to battle a new threat from old history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. FREE! Austin Public Library – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.
  9. Planet Music: Music from Middle East – Sunday, June 28, from 2-4 p.m. The 1001 Nights Orchestra will be focusing more on their 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.
  10. Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” – Sunday, June 28 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, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores.This weekend, enjoy the Strings ensemble. 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.

Bonus fun in the ‘burbs:

  1. Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, June 26, from 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.
  2. Western Days (Elgin) – Friday, June 26, from 8 p.m. – midnight and Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. On Friday, there will be a FREE dance in the evening at the tennis courts located in Memorial Park on Main Street. Saturday will be filled with fun for the whole family including a parade, carnival, tournaments, arts & crafts vendors, and food galore! Live entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Festival events will also begin at 10 a.m. and go until 6 p.m., in Memorial Park on Main Street in Elgin. Admission is FREE.
  3. Final Weekend: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Round Rock) – Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Penfold Theatre Company presents a hilarious new stage adaptation The Hound of the Baskervilles. No reservations are necessary, just bring a blanket or low chairs and enjoy the outdoor play. For ages 5 and up. FREE (donations are appreciated). Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock.
  4. PflugerVillains & Superheroes (Pflugerville) – Saturday, June 27, from 1:30-5 p.m. Are you a villain or a hero? Come in costume to join in the Superpower Parade. Enjoy games and crafts for all ages from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Then, watch Superman, starring Christopher Reeve. Rated PG-13. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.
  5. Saturday Night Concert Series Featuring Chubby Knuckle Choir (Bee Cave) – Saturday, June 27, from 7-9 p.m. Head to the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater for a FREE concert! Check the Facebook page for weather updates. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Bonus nearly free fun:

  • Friday Family Fun Night: JD Stewart (Round Rock) – Friday, June 26 at 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.
  • Kidgits: Little Chefs (Cedar Park) – Saturday, June 27, from 12-2 p.m. Learn how to stir, simmer, bake, and decorate your way to good nutrition (with a healthy helping of yummy treats, of course). Some activities include mini sandwich making with Subway, cookie decorating with Great American Cookie, learning how to make freshly squeezed lemonade with Chick-fil-A, getting healthy with cute apple faces from Sprouts, and pretzel folding with Auntie Anne’s. Bring your aprons and roll up your sleeves for this fun and delicious event! FREE with $5 annual Kidgits membership per child. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park.
  • Summer Saturday: Marbles – Saturday, June 27, from 1-4:30 p.m. Knuckle down and play marbles!  Make a your own taw (shooter) out of clay.  FREE with guided tour or a suggested donation of $5. French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street, Austin.
  • Afternoon in the Garden: Celebrating Mud – Sunday, June 28, from 1-4 p.m. It takes soil and water to make mud and these are the same ingredients plants need. Come get messy and practice making mud pies and stone soup in a mud kitchen. FREE with regular admission to the Garden: $2 for resident adults/$3 for non-resident adults. $1 for children 3-12, and seniors 62 and over. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

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