What’s Up? Weekly (July 20-24, 2015)

What's Up Weekly

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: Rio – Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Matilda – Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23. 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: Muppets Most Wanted – Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23. 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Round Rock) – Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 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: Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Cedar Park) – Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 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, July 21 – Friday, July 24 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, July 20 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children ages 0-3 and their families are invited to explore tropical jungles and the animals that live there. They will discover why frogs have sticky feet, dive into a barrel of monkeys, use their hands to create tigers, and much more. Plus, Staci Gray’s sing-a-long will get everyone dancing. 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, July 20 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 – Monday, July 20 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. Every Monday, explore a new topic related to the Lone Star State.  Exhibit admission is not included. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – Monday, July 20 at 2:00 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 – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

The Nutty Scientists (Round Rock) – Monday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. “The Castaway” is a fun scientific show which aims to awaken the curiosity and imagination of children through their participation in fun activities based on strong educational content. Participate in the excitement as the Nutty Scientists demonstrate how they were able to survive using their brains and, of course, lots of really fun Science. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Magik Theatre Presents Jack and the Beanstalk – Monday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. Would you trade your best friend for three magic beans? When Jack does, he gets high-altitude adventure and more gold than he could ever spend. Even so, Jack is unhappy. Find out what happens when Jack learns that a true friend is the greatest treasure in the world. Suitable for all ages. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Outdoor Movies at Amy’s: Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryAdvertisement – Monday, July 20 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

Summer Kids Camp: Megamind – Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9 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: Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – Tuesday, July 21 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.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Madagascar 3 and Dolphin Tale 2 – Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin and Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, July 21 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.

Armstrong Community Music School Storytime – Tuesday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. Sing songs with one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community Music School. An Armstrong teacher will engage your child with music and movement, plus they’ll read some stories, too. Perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

The Hey Lollies (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. (toddler show) and 11:15 a.m. (preschool show). Laura Freeman and the Hey Lolly Band will put on a musical show full of singing and dancing. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, July 21 at 11:15 a.m. This special storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities like movement and bubbles. It is geared toward children with special needs, their families, and friends. Children of all abilities and ages are welcome. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

SRP Event: Bonzo Crunch – Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. Bonzo Crunch will thrill with a show that includes music, eccentric juggling, and audience participation style magic. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

SRP Event: Kim Lehman – Tuesday, July 21 at 4:00 p.m. Join storyteller and musician Kim Lehman for a fabulously fun frog festival filled with silly songs, stories, and super-science. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Music for Kids: Staci Gray – Tuesday, July 21 at 4:00 p.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular series for families featuring a variety of Austin musicians. Staci Gray is an Austin-based children’s performer who has mesmerized children all over Texas. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Discovery! Dog Trickz with the Wizard of Dogz – Tuesday, July 21 at 4:30 p.m. Part dog show, part learning how to train your dog. A fun look at six dogs doing scores of tricks with stories that teach the best training methods (all positive reinforcement)–you’ll be inspired to train your own dog and know how to get started. Especially designed for third graders and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Teen Night: Fandom Pfest (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, July 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Teens are invited to celebrate their favorite books, movies, and comics. Featured fandoms will include DC & Marvel comics, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Walking Dead, Anime & Manga, and Nerdfighters. Ages 12-18 only, please. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.

PJ Story Time – Tuesday, July 21 at 6:15 p.m. Wear your pajamas, have some milk and cookies, then snuggle in for bedtime stories. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, July 21 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 – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Family Laughter Yoga – Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. During this fun and invigorating session adults and children will laugh, clap, play, breathe deeply, and stretch their bodies gently. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Rhythm on Stage: Videodance, Michael Jackson’s “Bad” – Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. Rhythm on Stage, in partnership with Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School, is back for its 4th year. Be a part of Austin’s only instructional dance series that invites you to take center stage in the Long Center’s Dell Hall. FREE! Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Hillside Summer Concert Series – Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. Head to the hillside for free, live music every Tuesday in July. This year’s hosts are Joe Morales and Jerry Avila. The official DJ is DJ Lil Sharky. Hear live music by Art Tigerina, Nikki Lopez, Calle Seis, and Raulito Navaira. Bring the whole family, blankets, canned drinks, and lawn chairs, but please leave glass and radios at home. FREE! A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin.

Wednesday

Storytime at Arbor Trails – Wednesday, July 22 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: Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Bee Cave) – Wednesday, July 22 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.

Children’s Day Art Park: Teddy Bear Picnic with Sara Hickman – Wednesday, July 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. One thing Austin families can count on every summer is live music and fun galore at the weekly Children’s Day Art Park. From interaction with members of The Austin Symphony, who wander the crowds performing for children, to onstage jams by some of Austin’s most beloved children’s entertainers, it doesn’t get much better than these festive Wednesday mornings in the Symphony Square amphitheater. 50¢ per child. Adults are free. Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – Wednesday, July 22 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.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Madagascar 3 and Dolphin Tale 2 – Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin and Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Dog Days of Summer Storytime – Wednesday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. Dogs are great. They are our loyal companions and steadfast protectors. They might eat your shoes and dig up your backyard, but you’ll love them anyway – even when they BARK! BARK! BARK! This storytime is all about those lovable companions, the dogs. Enjoy a reading of the silly and hilarious book Bark, George! and make some new best friends of your own. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

SRP Event: Bonzo Crunch – Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. Bonzo Crunch will thrill with a show that includes music, eccentric juggling, and audience participation style magic. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

SRP Event: You are the Inventor – Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. Make vehicles, robots, structures, and even cities with recycled and found objects. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00 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 – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie Wednesday: Boxtrolls (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Family Flicks: The Princess Diaries – Wednesday, July 22 at 3:00 p.m. FREE popcorn and family fun. Rated G. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Eulenspeigel Puppet Theatre Presents The Monkey and the Crocodile – Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00 p.m. The Monkey and the Crocodile is a delightful hand puppet show adapted from a tale in the Panchatantra (one of the earliest collections of fables written in India). Written more than 2500 years ago, it features a tricky monkey, a good-natured crocodile, and his cunning wife. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

SRP Event: Underwear Fair – Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00 p.m. Actions! Thrills! Laffs! Goofy games and silly stories and songs about underwear, with Captain Underpants and friends. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Community Night – Wednesday, July 22 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, July 22 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, July 22 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, John Gaar and Jonathan Fox 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: Jaws – Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 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 summertime screening of Jaws. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Blues on the Green – Wednesday, July 22 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 Bob Schneider with Walker Lukens. Zilker Park (east end where Lou Neff Road wraps around), 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.

Critterman – Thursday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. Are you ready for a positively wild experience? Let Critterman and his animal ambassadors teach you all about wildlife in this fun and educational program. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Music with Mr. Will – Thursday, July 23 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.

Safari Greg (Cedar Park) – Thursday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Safari Greg and his animal friends from the Austin Zoo will put on a show for kids in grades K-5. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Crafternoon – Thursday, July 23 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 – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program – Thursday, July 23 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.

Minecraft Club – Thursday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m. Bring your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device that has Minecraft downloaded for two hours of Minecraft free play. For ages 7 and up. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Nature Nights: Birds of Prey – Thursday, July 23 from 6-9:00 p.m. Listen to experts from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center who will bring their raptor ambassadors along to discuss issues concerning the future of birds of prey. Travis Audubon, The Girl Scouts, and Kairos Academy will each be there with a fun activity. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, July 23 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 Westgate – Thursday, July 23 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Rock and Rockabilly with The Bellfuries. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove: Ray Wylie Hubbard – Thursday, July 23 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.

Hairspray – Thursday, July 23 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 if you plan to park in Zilker Park.  Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: Matilda – Friday, July 24. 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.

Alamo Kids Camp: Muppets Most Wanted – Friday, July 24. 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: Chicken Run – Friday, July 24. 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.

The Sugar Free Allstars – Friday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a new performer every Friday this summer. For ages 3 and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Move Your Tale Improv for Kids – Friday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Improvised, interactive, and seriously entertaining, Move Your Tale is the theatre created on the spot, fueled by audience suggestions. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Family Movie Matinee – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water – Friday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Live Music at the Midway – Friday, July 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Live music by Lloyd Tripp & Pond Jumpers and trailer food (available for purchase) under the lights at Midway Food Park. BYOB. FREE! Midway Food Park, 1905 S Capitol of Texas Hwy, Austin.

Music Under the Star – Friday, July 24 from 6-9:00 p.m. Bring the whole family, camp chairs, and blankets to enjoy live music by The Octopus Project and Golden Dawn Arkestra. Concessions available for purchase. FREE! Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, July 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Brazilian music by Veronica Nunes. FREE! Central Market North, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, July 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Shane Cooley & The Lucky Kings. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Music in the Park (Pflugerville) – Friday, July 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Celebrate at the city’s 50th Birthday Party with live music and free cake. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends, and neighbors for an evening of music by The White Tree and The Ugly Beats, entertainment, and relaxation. Food concessions available for purchase. FREE! Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville.

Hairspray – Friday, July 24 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 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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