What’s Up? Weekly (August 10-14, 2015)

What's Up Weekly

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

Happening All Week

Summer Movie Series: How to Train Your Dragon – Monday, August 10 – Thursday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Parent Trap – Monday, August 10 – Thursday, August 13. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. 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: Kung Fu Panda 2  – Monday, August 10 – Thursday, August 13. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. 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.

Alamo Kids Camp: Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird – Monday, August 10 – Thursday, August 13. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. 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 South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Rio 2 (Round Rock) – Monday, August 10 – Thursday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Movies 8, 2132 N Mays St #800, Round Rock.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Rio 2 (Cedar Park) – Monday, August 10 – Thursday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Cedar Park1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park.

Free Admission at the Umlauf – Tuesday, August 11 – Friday, August 14 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.) FREE! Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin.

Monday

Baby Bloomers – Monday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children ages 0-3 and their families are invited to dive into the ocean and explore the beauty that lives under the sea. They will make turtles into sun catchers, feed a very hungry shark, discover the jellyfish’s shocking secret, and more. Foodie Kids will be in the Thinkery Kitchen Lab for a hands-on cooking demo and The Hey Lollies 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.

Mr. Will’s Music Class for Kids (Bee Cave) – Monday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Will is back with his popular kids music class. Sing along to old favorites and Mr. Will originals. FREE! Whole Foods Bee Cave, 12601 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.

Family Story Time at The Bullock – Monday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m. Where will your imagination take you? At Family Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy a FREE experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more. Exhibit admission is not included. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Splash Mob (Round Rock) – Monday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Get soaked and celebrate the conclusion of the Round Rock Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with a splash mob. Bring your water guns, blasters, and balloons. All ages welcome. FREE! Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E Main St, Round Rock.

Spotlight on Opera Presents: Little Red Riding Hood – Monday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. Little Red Riding Hood knows she’s supposed to go straight to Grandma’s house, and she knows she’s not supposed to talk to strangers…but the strawberry patch is just a LITTLE bit out of the way, and the hairy man who meets her in the woods is a friend of Grandma’s. This 40-minute children’s opera is updated to take place in Poteet, TX. Sung in English, it will delight children while teaching important lessons about minding your parents, healthy eating, not talking to strangers, and girl power. Best for ages 5-12, but kids of all ages will love it. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Crafternoon – Monday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies, and music. There will be paper crafts, easy sewing, and more fun projects for the whole family. The library provides the supplies; you provide the creativity. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Outdoor Movies at Amy’s: ShrekAdvertisement – Monday, August 10 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 PG. FREE! Amy’s Ice Creams, 5624 Burnet Rd, Austin.

Tuesday

Storytime and Crafts – Tuesday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 will hear a new story each week. After the book, they’ll do crafts related to the story. Parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Summer Kids Camp: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Tuesday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9:00 a.m. The movie itself will start at 10:00 a.m. in one of the dine-in theaters. FREE! Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 North FM 620, Building B, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Rio 2 – Tuesday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Tinseltown 175501 S IH-35, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read about Heidi’s visit here. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Alligators & Crocodiles Storytime – Tuesday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m. After a while, Crocodile. Do you know the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? Their toothy grins look so much alike that it’s easy to get a little confused. Today, however, celebrate alligators in honor of If You Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by reading some toothy tales and making cute crocodile buddies to take home. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Discovery! Writing Workshop: Create a Comic – Tuesday, August 11 at 4:30 p.m. Kids ages 8 and up are invite to create a comic of their very own. Participants will collaborate in creating characters and conflicts complete with cool cartoon illustrations and, by the end of the hour, they’ll have their very own, self-published comics, ready to share with friends. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

The Peterson Brothers In-Store Performance – Tuesday, August 11 at 5:00 p.m. Brothers Glenn and Alex Peterson play their own unique blend of soul-infused blues. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar, Austin.

The Wine Down at ACL Live at The Moody Theater – Tuesday, August 11 from 5-7:00 p.m. Living Room at W Austin will be on-site providing food samples. Music by Cilantro Boombox 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.

Amy’s Ice Creams Trick Olympics – Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. The summer’s biggest blockbuster isn’t at a movie theater. It’s at Amy’s Ice Cream’s Trick Olympics, back for its 11th year of high flying, in your face, crowd pleasing action. This event brings tricksters or ice cream acrobats from each of Amy’s 15 stores who compete against each other to claim the first place prize. FREE! Amy’s Ice Creams at The Grove, 9600 IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin.

Wednesday

Storytime at Arbor Trails – Wednesday, August 12 at 9:00 a.m. Bring the little ones, it’s story time. Each week will feature a different story, interactive craft, and healthy snack. FREE! Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W William Cannon Dr #800, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Rio 2 (Bee Cave) – Wednesday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Rio 2 – Wednesday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Tinseltown 175501 S IH-35, Austin.

Ms. Staci Storytime – Wednesday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Staci is back to read some of her favorite stories and to sing some of your favorite songs. Kids, don’t forget your dancing shoes. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, August 12 from 4-8:00 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 12 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 12 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Ocean Roots and Two Hoots And A Holler perform. FREE but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Read about Catherine’s experience here. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Americana Memories Film Screening: Blade Runner (17+) – Wednesday, August 12 from 6-9:00 p.m. The Americana opened as a state-of-the-art theater in April 1965. When it closed in April 1987, it was the last single-screen theater in town. The building reopened as the Yarborough Branch in January 1999. Celebrate this history with a special screening of the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner. The screening includes themed snacks, a pre-screening listening bash of Vangelis’ famed score, and an introduction from Chale Nafus (recently retired Austin Film Society Director of Programming). Rated R. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Sound & Cinema: The Neverending Story – Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. Sound & Cinema 2015 features unique pairings of classic movies with a diverse array of local musical guests. Each band plays a musical tribute to the night’s movie, followed by a screening of the film on the Alamo’s giant inflatable outdoor screen – all against the backdrop of the Austin skyline. This week, watch The Neverending Story with music by Calliope Musicals. Rated PG. Food trucks open at 6:00 p.m., the concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will immediately follow (around 9:00 p.m.). FREE! Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

101X Summer Cinema Series: The Princess Bride – Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a lovely summer evening watching The Princess Bride on the lawn. Movie will start at dusk, but prior to the show you will be able to enjoy plenty of fun-filled family activities and more. Rated PG. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Blues on the Green: ACL Festival Preview – Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. KGSR’s Blues on the Green returns to Zilker Park with FREE, live music. Take your blankets or lawn chairs and join in the fun. This week, it’s the ACL Festival Preview with Shakey Graves and Riders Against the Storm. Zilker Park (east end where Lou Neff Road wraps around), 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, August 13 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 13 at 10:30 a.m. Little ones ages 3 to 6 are invited to experience exercise in a quiet, calming environment. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Music with Mr. Will – Thursday, August 13 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.

Kent Cummins Magic Show: Magic of Books – Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m.  The Magic of Books program is a one hour, highly interactive magic show with music, comedy, juggling, and audience participation, starring “The Fantastic Kent Cummins” and “The Amazing Adele.” Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Lisons Ensemble French Bilingual Storytime – Thursday, August 13 at 3:30 p.m. Bonjour and welcome to this très special French/English dual language story time  Join the fun, s’il vous plait, for stories, songs, and crafts in French and English. Children of all ages are welcome but space is limited. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program – Thursday, August 13 at 3:30 p.m. Activities include fishy themed stories, demonstration feeding on one of our large display aquariums, touch tanks and educational info about some of our animals, crafts and refreshments. FREE! Fish Gallery Austin, 6500 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Explorers Club (Cedar Park) – Thursday, August 13 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.

Japanese Stories – Thursday, August 13 at 4:00 p.m. Japanese tales told in English with puppets, toys, and a lot of imagination. For kindergarteners and up. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family evening storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Children of all ages welcome. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Thursday, August 13 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Gabriel Santiago performs Jazz and Brazilian. FREE! Central Market North, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, August 6 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. A special Hatch Chile Fest acoustic performance by Conjunto Los Pinkys. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Summer in the Park: Two Tons of Steel (San Marcos) – Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. Different bands of various genres visit San Marcos during the hot summer Thursday nights to perform for the community, family, and friends of the San Marcos community. This week, Two Tons of Steel performs. FREE! San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N CM Allen Pkwy, San Marcos.

Unplugged at the Grove: The Suffers – Thursday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m. Join KGSR every Thursday for 24 consecutive weeks at the iconic Shady Grove for one of Austin’s longest running FREE concert series. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Zilker Summer Musical: Hairspray – Thursday, August 13 at 8:15 p.m. Zilker Theatre Production’s summer musical is a cherished Austin cultural event. The 57th Annual Zilker Summer Musical, Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a high-energy musical comedy phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on their feet. Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is chock full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. FREE; donations greatly appreciated. Bring $5 (and allow extra time) if you plan to park in Zilker Park.  Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Summer Movies in the Park: Big Hero 6 (Georgetown) – Thursday, August 13 at 8:30 p.m. Bring your blankets, folding chairs, and picnics for fun for the entire family. Movie begins at sunset. Rated PG. FREE! San Gabriel Park, 445 E Morrow St, Georgetown.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Friday, August 14. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. 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 South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird – Friday, August 14. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. 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.

Alamo Kids Camp: Kung Fu Panda 2 – Friday, August 14. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. 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: The Parent Trap – Friday, August 14. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. 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.

Teddy Bear Picnic at Toybrary – Friday, August 14 at 11:00 a.m. Pack a picnic and have your child bring his or her favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to the FREE Teddy Bear Picnic. There will be a special teddy bear story time, a song, and a healthy snack. Copernicus Academy will be the special guest. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Austin.

Summer Middle School Movie Series: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) – Friday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m. A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. Rated PG-13. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

AttackonCon II: Mini Anime Convention – Friday, August 14 from 6:15-10:00 p.m.  AttackonCon returns for another takeover of the University Hills Branch. The Library is staying open late on a Friday night so you can celebrate all things Attack on Titan and Tokyo Ghoul with a mini anime and manga convention. Activities include anime screenings, manga discussions, Anteiku Cafe, costume contest, make-up station, photo booth, buttons, prop-making, and more. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, August 14 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Dance to Dan Walton’s Jump Swing Imperials. FREE! Central Market North, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, August 14 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Emilie Clepper plays Americana and Folk. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Cedar Park After Dark: Mini-Con (Cedar Park) (15+) – Friday, August 14 from 7-9:00 p.m. Celebrate all things great and geeky: SF, gaming, comics, cosplay, vendors (including Steve Jackson Games, Titan Moon Comics, Wonko’s Toys & Games) and more. The cosplay contest starts at 8pm; prizes awarded. Ages 15+. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Movies in the Park: The Goonies (Leander) – Friday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. Often described as a combination of state-of-the-art technology and the nostalgia of the 1950s drive-in, the Movies in the Park series provides families the opportunity to spend time together under the stars while enjoying first run movies. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. Concessions will be available for purchase. Rated PG. FREE! Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S Bagdad Rd, Leander.

Movies at the Lake: ET (Kyle) – Friday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. Movie begins 30 minutes after sunset. Rated PG. FREE! Lake Kyle Park, 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle.

Zilker Summer Musical: Hairspray – Friday, August 14 at 8:15 p.m. Zilker Theatre Production’s summer musical is a cherished Austin cultural event. The 57th Annual Zilker Summer Musical, Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a high-energy musical comedy phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on their feet. Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is chock full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. FREE; donations greatly appreciated. Bring $5 (and allow extra time) if you plan to park in Zilker Park. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

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

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