What’s Up? Weekly (June 22-26, 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!



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Free Fun In Austin continues to highlight Austin area locations and activities that may not be available at this time. We encourage you to take all safety measures to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. It is our hope that the stories and features on this site will help inform your plans in the future.
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Happening All Week

Summer Movie Series: Monsters vs Aliens – Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Land Before Time – Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25. 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 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Night at the Museum – Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 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 (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.

Alamo Kids Camp: Despicable Me – Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25. 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: Mary Poppins – Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25. 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 Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Round Rock) – Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25 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: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Cedar Park) – Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25 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.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Exhibit is open until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.) The Ransom Center celebrates 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with an exhibition for the curious and curiouser of all ages. Learn about Lewis Carroll and the real Alice who inspired his story. See one of the few surviving copies of the first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Discover the rich array of personal and literary references that Carroll incorporated throughout Alice. Explore the surprising transformations of Alice and her story as they have traveled through time and across continents. Follow the White Rabbit’s path through the exhibition, have a tea party, or watch a 1933 paper filmstrip that has been carefully treated by Ransom Center conservators. The Center’s vast collections offer a new look at a story that has delighted generations and inspired artists from Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney. Read about Katey’s experience here. FREE! Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin.

Free Admission at the Umlauf – Tuesday, June 23 – Friday, June 26 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, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to explore the cultures surrounding North and South America. They will create dream catchers, make their way through a tropical jungle, navigate with magnets, and more. Plus, Staci Gray will get everyone dancing with her sing-a-longs. Be sure to stick around for the grand finale–bubbles! 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 – Monday, June 22 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, June 22 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.

Lunch Bunch – Monday, June 22 at Noon. Bring your lunch, eat and listen to great books. The first novel will be Bunnicula by James Howe. Recommended for ages 6-10. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

SRP Event: Austin Opera – Monday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Austin Opera’s Opera Treasure Chest Live! opens up the world of opera, one of the world’s oldest art forms, to children through the music of Mozart and more. Attendees will learn everything that goes into creating an opera – from writing the libretto and music to putting scenery, costumes, and performers on stage. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Magik Theatre Presents Jack and the Beanstalk – Monday, June 22 at 2:00 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 – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

Tech Camp: Creating My Own Comic Book – Monday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. This fun class will teach kids how to create their own comic books online. They will be shown how to add characters, colors, thought bubbles, and backgrounds. Kids will learn the different styles of comic book design and how to create a simple story structure using 1, 3, or 6 box story form. They will be able to make as many as they like and when they are finished they can print out their comics to take home. Recommended for 3rd grade and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – Monday, June 22 at 4:00 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 – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Daddy and Me Evening Storytime – Monday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. Young ones and their favorite guys are invited to this special storytime. Dads, grandpas, other extraordinary men and their kids will read, sing, craft, and laugh—all while developing important literacy skills and having fun. Children of all ages are welcome. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Outdoor Movies at Amy’s: The Iron Giant – Monday, June 22 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

Community Giving Day with Boneshaker Project – Tuesday, June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a day filled with fun activities for all ages including: parade, treasure hunt, all ages flash mob dance party, shopping cart relay, WOOM bike course and WOOM2 bike giveaway, bike maintenance/safety checks, celebrity baggers and much more. 5% of store sales will go directly to Boneshaker Project, a local nonprofit working in our community to inspire kids and families to lead healthy, active lifestyles. See the schedule and RSVPFREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Summer Kids Camp: Turbo – Tuesday, June 23 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: Mr. Peabody & Sherman – Tuesday, June 23 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: Paddington and Turbo – Tuesday, June 23 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, June 23 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.

Ninjas in the Night Storytime – Tuesday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. Everybody wants to learn how to be a sneaky, sneaky ninja. How better to get the first cookie out of the oven or the best piece of pizza? Or pester your sister when she’s not looking? Enjoy a reading of Ninja Bunny and other books about those most elusive warriors. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Storyteller Elizabeth Kahura (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. (toddler show) and 11:15 a.m. (preschool show) Explore African culture through song and dance. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, June 23 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: Visit With a Park Ranger – Tuesday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. A City of Austin Park Ranger will share a story and information about animals that live in Texas. There will be a “touch table” where children can get up close and personal with furs and skulls. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – Tuesday, June 23 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 – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Eulenspeigel Puppet Theatre Presents The Monkey and the Crocodile – Tuesday, June 23 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 – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

SRP Event: Austin Opera – Tuesday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m. Austin Opera’s Opera Treasure Chest Live! opens up the world of opera, one of the world’s oldest art forms, to children through the music of Mozart and more. Attendees will learn everything that goes into creating an opera – from writing the libretto and music to putting scenery, costumes, and performers on stage. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Discovery! Shadow Puppet Workshop – Tuesday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m. The art of Shadow Puppetry is an ancient art form, whose roots trace back hundreds of years ago in Asia and Europe. So much magic can be produced with such simple materials. Join the fun of history, puppet creation, and show production. Especially designed for third graders and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

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

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. A storytime for night owls of all ages, get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy and come for the best bedtime stories ever. Milk and snacks provided by the library. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Wednesday

Storytime at Arbor Trails – Wednesday, June 24 at 9:30 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: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Bee Cave) – Wednesday, June 24 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: Joe McDermott  – Wednesday, June 24 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: Mr. Peabody & Sherman – Wednesday, June 24 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: Paddington and Turbo – Wednesday, June 24 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.

Best Friends Rock Storytime – Wednesday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. Best friends are simply the best. That’s why BookPeople adores stories all about friends having fun, sharing adventures, and (mostly) getting along. Enjoy a reading of Stick & Stone and other friendly tales, and maybe make a new pal or two. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Family Movie Matinee: Despicable Me 2 – Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Music for Kids: Iris Saves The Land of Black & White – Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. The Hey Lollies’ The Land of Black and White is ruled by a king who has banned all color. It’s up to Iris and the kids to bring back color to the land. This very interactive puppet show mesmerizes children. They get to play trumpets with sunflowers and sing lullabies to whales. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

SRP Event: Bernadette Nason – Tuesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. Acclaimed storyteller and Texas Commission of the Arts touring artist, Bernadette Nason, shares two interactive, fun-filled stories. Meet Rabbit, Lion, Antelope, Elephant, and a whole host of others. Who will be the Hero? Who will save the day? FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

SRP Event: Mad Science – Tuesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. Mad Science special events are high-energy, entertaining, and exciting shows that capture the attention of children through captivating demonstrations and experiments that are educational and fun. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie Wednesday: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Whirled on a String (Round Rock) – Wednesday, June 24 at 3:00 p.m. Champion Spinner Val Oliver will demonstrate the spinning arts of yo-yo, spin top & Spinabolo in a high energy, highly entertaining program. Learn how to get started in the spinning arts in this workshop for tweens & teens ages 8-18. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Family Flicks: Disney’s Pirate Fairy – Wednesday, June 24 at 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a family movie and popcorn. Rated G. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Magik Theatre Presents Jack and the Beanstalk – Wednesday, June 24 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 – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

SRP Event: Superhero Training Camp – Wednesday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…you! Transform yourself into a superhero with accessories and feats of awesomeness. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Community Night – Wednesday, June 24 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, June 24 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, June 24 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Wonderbitch and Them Duquaines 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.

Blues on the Green – Wednesday, June 24 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 Fest Preview: Shakey Graves with Riders Against the Storm. Zilker Park (east end where Lou Neff Road wraps around), 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin. This event has been rescheduled for August 12.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by the Visitor Service Desk to pick up tickets for a FREE Storytime Tour at 10:30 a.m. (Recommended for kids age 3-7 and their adult companions.) Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin.

Music for Kids: Joe McDermott – Thursday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular series for families featuring a variety of Austin musicians. Joe McDermott has been obsessed with music ever since he was a little kid growing up in Chicago, the youngest of eight children. He’s been called “The maestro of imagination” for his creative approach and appeal. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Music with Mr. Will – Thursday, June 25 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.

Magician Black Bert (Cedar Park) – Thursday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Black Bert will perform an awesome magic show. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Magik Theatre Presents Jack and the Beanstalk – Thursday, June 25  at 2:00 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 – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Music for Kids: Will Dupuy – Thursday, June 25  at 2:00 p.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular series for families featuring a variety of Austin musicians. Will Dupuy’s sing-along style incorporates equal parts of teaching and performing for energetic young audiences. Infectious melodies combined with upbeat lyrics make him beloved among pre-schoolers and early-elementary students, who clap, march, jump and dance along to their favorite songs. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Spy Academy – Thursday, June 25  at 2:00 p.m. School-aged children are invited to learn new special agent skills. Participants will start with a book and then move onto several top secret activities. This week, learn Codes and Ciphers. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

SRP Event: You are the Artist – Thursday, June 25  at 2:00 p.m. Get inspired by the illustration techniques of Lois Ehlert, then create collage art of your own. FREE! APL – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – Thursday, June 25  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 – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Family Movie Matinee: Paddington – Thursday, June 25  at 4:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Nature Nights: Snakes – Thursday, June 25 at 6-9:00 p.m. Travis LaDuc, Ph.D., assistant curator of herpetology for UT’s Texas Natural Science Center will keep you on the edge of your seat as he talks about snakes. Do you know the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes? Just how do snakes smell and hear? Find the answers to all of your questions about snakes. Tim Cole with Austin Reptile Service will be on site with live snakes. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, June 25 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, June 25 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Psychedelic Latin Rock by Money Chica. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, June 25 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Hard-swinging Western Swing by Casa Loma Playboys. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 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 – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove: The Rocketboys – Thursday, June 25 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.

Something for Nothing Presents Henry the Fourth Part 1 – Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 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.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Round Rock) – Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 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 but donations are appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Movies in the Park: Tremors – Thursday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation, and presented by the #1 movie theater in America, the Alamo Drafthouse. Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Rated PG-13. FREE! Little Stacy Park, 1500 Alameda Dr, Austin.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: The Land Before Time – Friday, June 26. 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: Night at the Museum – Friday, June 26. 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 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Despicable Me – Friday, June 26. 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: Mary Poppins – Friday, June 26. 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.

Music and Stories from Africa (Round Rock) – Friday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Come along on an African Safari with talented local storyteller Elizabeth Kahura. There will be two performances for children ages 1-5. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Jazz Musician Mr. Blue Shoes – Friday, June 26 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.

SRP Event: Mad Science – Friday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. Mad Science special events are high-energy, entertaining, and exciting shows that capture the attention of children through captivating demonstrations and experiments that are educational and fun. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Singing Zoologist Lucas Miller – Friday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. Children’s musician Lucas Miller will teach kids about nature conservation through song. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Northwest Recreation Center’s Summer Carnival – Friday, June 26 from 2-4:00 p.m. The first 10 tickets are FREE! 25¢ for each additional ticket. All ages welcome. Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting wet. Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr, Austin.

Music in the Park – Friday, June 26 from 6-8:00 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! Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin.

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.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, June 26 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Rey Arteaga plays Cuban and Latin music. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Metz Movies Under the Stars: Robots – Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie at Metz every Friday at dusk. Free popcorn and drink at every showing. Movie nights will take place unless inclement weather occurs. Call 478-8716 to check on weather cancellations. Rated PG. FREE! Metz Rec Center, 2407 Canterbury St, Austin.

Something for Nothing Presents Henry the Fourth Part 1 – Friday, June 26 at 8:00 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.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Round Rock) – Friday, June 26 at 8:00 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 but donations are appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

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

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