What’s Up? Weekly (Aug 11 – Aug 15, 2014)

Wondering what’s up around Austin this week? Here are some of the exciting events featured on our Free Fun Calendar!

Happening All Week

Alamo Kids Camp: Rango – Monday, August 11 – Thursday, August 14. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: An American Tail – Monday, August 11 – Thursday, August 14. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Corpse Bride – Monday, August 11 – Thursday, August 14. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Round Rock) – Monday, August 11 – Thursday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Movies 8, 2132 N Mays St #800, Round Rock.

Summer Movie Series: Mr. Peabody & Sherman – Monday, August 11 – Thursday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Free Magic Shows – Monday, August 11 – Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m. The Fantastic Magic Camp brings back another year of full-day summer camp at Highland Mall, along with FREE magic shows for the community, all summer long. Summer shows begin at 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, until August 21, 2014. A priority seating area will be reserved for Fantastic Magic Camp campers. Highland Mall Center Court, 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin.

Shark Week at Terra Toys – Monday, August 11 – Sunday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Terra Toys loves sharks and will be celebrating Shark Week all week long. Stop by for daily shark trivia, prizes, and giveaways. Every shark purchase gets you a free shark week bingo board to play while watching any of the shark week shows. There will be live demos of Dig-your-own shark tooth and lots of plush, plastic, and candy sharks of all shapes sizes. Terra Toys, 2438 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Free Admission at the Umlauf – Wednesday, August 13 – Friday, August 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Through the generous donations of our community during Amplify Austin, the museum and garden will waive admission fees all summer long. Read about the Umlauf scavenger hunt for kids here. (Please note that the garden is closed on Monday and Tuesday.) FREE! Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin.

Monday

Baby Bloomers – Monday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Frogs will Float in Foam and Fly through Forests as Friends age 0-3 take a close look at the letter F this week. Come ready for lots of Fun. The Que Pastas will perform. Cost: Members $2.50 each / Non-Members $4.50 each. All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket. Purchase a ticket online as limited walk-up tickets will be available. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.

Storytime with Dr. Candra – Monday, 
August 11 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Candra will captivate your children with stories, songs, dances, and games. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480, Austin.


Crafternoon – Monday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. Drop in for some arts-and-crafts time. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Lego Lab – Monday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. With LEGO, 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. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

The Wine Down – Monday, August 11 from 5-7:00 p.m. The Bonneville will be on-site providing food samples while guests enjoy happy hour priced glasses featuring Thorny Rose Wines. Music by Dawn & Hawkes will be emceed by KGSR. Check out pop-up shops and merchandise giveaways from retailers around the 2nd Street neighborhood. FREE! ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin.

Adult Craft Night – Monday, August 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Make, craft, and create. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Big Band Bash (Lakeway) – Monday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. Put on your dancing shoes and bring your own beverages and snacks. Enjoy big band music from the 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band, featuring David Cummings and Lisa Clark on vocals. FREE and open to all ages. Lakeway Activity Center Ballroom, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway.

Movie Mondays at Amy’s: 101 DalmatiansMonday, August 11 at 8:30 p.m. It’s another awesome summer in Austin. Bring the kids out to free outdoor viewings of classic childhood mooovies every Monday night. Movie starts around dusk. Rated G. FREE! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd, Austin. (Update: postponed until Tuesday, August 12, due to weather)

Tuesday

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Mr. Peabody & Sherman – Tuesday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S IH-35 Frontage Rd, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park.

Family Film Festival: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Bastrop) – Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.; show begins at 10 a.m. Seating is limited. No reservations available. 50¢ per person. Lost Pines 8, 1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop.

Family Film Festival: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Georgetown) – Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.; show begins at 10 a.m. Seating is limited. No reservations available. 50¢ per person. City Lights Theatre, 420 Wolf Ranch Pkwy, Georgetown.

Balloon Storytime – Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m. Ahoy, mateys. Join this special Pirate Balloon Theater with Melissa Morgan of Woo Who. Little ones will be enchanted by balloons, pirates, and balloon pirates, in stories where they are the stars. Arr. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Letter E Storytime – Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the elegant and elaborate letter “E”. Enjoy a reading of Edward the Emu along with other exceedingly expressive and emotive tales that will leave you in an extraordinarily ecstatic mood. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

TEXplorations Family Storytime – Tuesday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. Where will your imagination take you? At Family Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy an experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more. This week, they’ll discover where wild animals make their homes in Texas. Storytime is FREE, but regular admission applies if you would like to visit the exhibits. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Music with Mr. Will – Tuesday, August 12 at 11:30 a.m. Rock out with local children’s singer, “Mr. Will” Dupuy. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.

Drawing Club – Tuesday, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. Artists ages 10 to 17 can learn, practice, and perfect their drawing skills. Prizes will be delivered for the best/most creative drawing of the month. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie Night: The Croods – Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Family Game Night – Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. Jenga and other family-friendly board games will be available for play. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Wednesday

Whole Foods Kids Club – Wednesday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m. Join Tina for a great story and crafts for the kids. FREE! Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon, Austin.

Whole Foods Storytime – Wednesday, August 13 at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a story reading, an activity, and a snack. All ages are welcome and parents can participate, too. FREE! Whole Foods Mezzanine, 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Mr. Peabody & Sherman – Wednesday, August 13 at 9:30 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S IH-35 Frontage Rd, Austin.

Itty Bitty Playtime & Yoga – Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. Itty Bitty Playtime & Yoga is a playful, educational, and relaxing time for babies and toddlers up to 18 months. Learn new ways to connect with your with your baby through movement, stretching and song. Complimentary juice and coffee served. FREE! Millie & Mox, 5145 North FM 620, Ste B110, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Mr. Peabody & Sherman – Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Austin and Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.

Musical Storytime with Staci Gray – Wednesday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. Special storytime with musical guest Staci Gray. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Music Bats Class with Gene from the Que Pastas – Wednesday, 
August 13 at 10:30 a.m. Based on the idea that music makes every day a little better, The Music Bats encourages young children and their caregivers to spread their wings through music and play. Through sing-alongs, dancing and hands-on time with instruments and props, Music Bats wants kids and their families to learn one thing in the class: music=fun. FREE! ($10 suggested donation per family.) Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood, Suite 101, Austin.

Yoga Storytime – Wednesday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. Over the river and through the woods to yoga storytime you’ll move. Bring your imagination and energy for a yoga class fit for a whole family. Bliss Kid Yoga will read stories and lead a short yoga lesson. No prior yoga experience needed for this adventure. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Lego Lab – Wednesday, August 13 at 3:00 p.m. With LEGO, 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. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Community Night – Wednesday, August 13 from 5-8:00 p.m. At the Thinkery, science and families play side by side. Every Wednesday the Museum stays open late for families to discover new ideas and learn together. Cost: Admission is by donation only, with a suggested $1 donation. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, August 13 from 6-8:00 p.m. Kids can decorate one FREE doughnut each, plus enjoy crafts, balloons, paper hats, coloring sheets and more. Krispy Kreme, 701 E Stassney Ln and 12586 Research Blvd, Austin.

Texas Radio Live – Wednesday, August 13 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, hear music by Silo Road and Glen Collins. FREE, but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Sound and Cinema – Wednesday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. The Golden Dawn Arkestra will perform a tribute to Raiders of the Lost Ark, followed by the film screening on The Alamo’s giant inflatable outdoor screen. Folding chairs and blankets are encouraged. Picnics are allowed, but no outside alcohol may be brought onto the Long Center grounds. The food trailers will be open by 6 p.m., and the sunset concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will immediately follow (after dark). Rated PG. FREE! The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Strike Out Hunger with the Round Rock Express (Round Rock) – Wednesday, August 13 at 7:05 p.m. Help Strike Out Hunger with the Capital Area Food Bank by bringing two H-E-B branded canned goods in exchange for a FREE lawn ticket to watch the Express take on the Reno Aces. Dell Diamond, 3400 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.

101X Summer Cinema: Back to the Future – Wednesday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m. Arrive early with your blankets, lawn chairs and appetites. Food specials in the café. Movies start at dusk (around 8:30) but you don’t want to lose your seat. Rated PG. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Blues on the Green – Wednesday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 24th of the annual concert series KGSR’s Blues on the Green, consistently ranked as a top annual entertainment event. Zilker Park will be filled with thousands of people, blankets, lawn chairs, families and music lovers. This week, it’s Shinyribs with Tameca Jones. (Rescheduled after two previous weather cancellations.) FREE! Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, August 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.

Little Yoga – Thursday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m. This 30-minute class allows children 3 to 6 years old to experience exercise in a mellow environment. Children and their adults will practice breathing and age appropriate stretching. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, August 14 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear 13 year-olds Lettie Thomas Hastings and Erika Gossett on flute and piano. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program – Thursday, August 14 at 3:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy a story, crafts, touch tanks, and a demonstration feeding in one of the large display tanks. FREE! Fish Gallery, 6500 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Explorers Club (Cedar Park) – Thursday, August 14 at 3:30 p.m. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet to explore a set of rotating programs. This week, it’s Super Science. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Yappy Hour on the Patio – Thursday, August 14 from 5-8:00 p.m. Enjoy live music on the dog-friendly patio. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Cursed! Dastardly Scavenger Hunt – Thursday, August 14 from 6-8:00 p.m. Come on a quest to defeat the witch at her wicked game. A mix between a scavenger hunt and a mystery game–teams will search for clues to lift the terrible curse that’s been cast upon the library. Costumes encouraged. Recommended for participants aged 12 to 17. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Thursday, August 14 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. LONG HORN jazz quartet performs. FREE and family-friendly! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, August 14 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Jazz by Andre Hayward. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove. This week, it’s country outlaws Crooks. FREE! Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Zilker Summer Musical: Oklahoma! – Thursday, August 14 at 8:30 p.m. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, this high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful backdrop for Oklahoma!, one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most cherished collaborations. FREE! The City of Austin charges $5.00 per car for parking in Zilker Park. Zilker Hillside Theater,‎ 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Movies in the Park: Lego Movie (Georgetown) – Thursday, August 14 at 8:30 p.m. The movie will be held in the gazebo area and will begin at sunset, approximately 8:45 pm. Free popcorn, pickles, and bottled water, plus free face painting and glow in the dark necklaces. Rated PG. FREE! San Gabriel Park, 445 E Morrow St, Georgetown.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: Babe – Friday, August 15. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Rango – Friday, August 15. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Corpse Bride – Friday, August 15. Verify showtime before heading out. All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin.

Fun Fridays – Friday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. Sing! Dance! Play! Fun Fridays is a fun musical and entertainment hour featuring local Austin musicians. Complimentary refreshments will be served. FREE! Millie & Mox, 5145 North FM 620, Ste B110, Austin.

Visit with a Park Ranger – Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a special visit from a City of Austin Park Ranger who will share a story and information about animals that live in Texas. There will be a “touch table” where children will get to be up close and personal with furs and skulls. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. All ages welcome. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Friday Family Films: The Lion King – Friday, August 15 at 4:00 p.m. Rated G. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

AttackonCon – Friday, August 15 from 6-10:00 p.m. A mini anime and manga convention to celebrate all things Attack on Titan. Activities include: Attack on Titan anime viewing (TV-MA); Attack on Titan manga book discussion; costume contest; Titan make-up station; Attack on Titan Junior High skits; Titan photo booth; buttons, crafts, and more. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, August 15 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Thrift Set Orchestra plays swingin’ jazz for dancers. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, August 15 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Hapa-haole Hawaiian music by Combo Mahalo. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, August 15 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, Escape Band plays classic rock. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

Zilker Summer Musical: Oklahoma! – Friday, August 15 at 8:30 p.m. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, this high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful backdrop for Oklahoma!, one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most cherished collaborations. FREE! The City of Austin charges $5.00 per car for parking in Zilker Park. Zilker Hillside Theater,‎ 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Movies at the Lake (Kyle) – Friday, August 15 at approximately 8:45 p.m. The City of Kyle Parks and Recreation Department has a movie screen that is 20′ wide by 12’6″ tall and measures 282″ diagonally! Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset and are shown at the amphitheater at Lake Kyle (click here for directions and map). Lake Kyle, 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle.

Check out the Free Fun Calendar for even more ways to fill your week with fun.



In her life before kids, Emily held jobs as a zookeeper, a middle school teacher, and a tour bus driver in the wilds of Montana–not one of which prepared her for the adventures of motherhood. Now she’s living the good life in Austin with her husband, two sons and a Great Dane. When she’s not off gallivanting with her boys, you might find Emily baking up a mean batch of cupcakes, recalling obscure 80s song lyrics, or dreaming of peace and quiet.

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