What’s Up? Weekly: June 24-28, 2019

Looking for things to do in Austin this week? What’s Up Weekly highlights some of the exciting Austin 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.


ASL Storytime
Monday, June 24 | from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. | Twin Oaks Public Library, 1800 S 5th St.
Join Twin Oaks Public Library with Texas School for the Deaf for a special summer ASL storytelling. This session is geared toward 2nd grade and up. Feel free to come to whatever session you think fits your child the best. Younger kids 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM, Older kids 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM. Remember to bring your Austin Public Library card so you can check out books. Interpreter will be at event for hearing customers.

Tech Playground – 5 to 10 Years (Pflugerville)
Monday, June 24 | from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger St., Pflugerville
Spend the evening indoors working on a different project every week.  Everyone gets his or her own craft. Supplies are limited.  Free tickets for the event will be available at the Greeter Desk 30 minutes before the program start time. For families with children 5 and up.

Family Craft Night (Pflugerville)
Monday, June 24 | from 6 to 6:45 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger St., Pflugerville
Spend the evening indoors working on a different project every week.  Everyone gets his or her own craft. Supplies are limited.  Free tickets for the event will be available at the Greeter Desk 30 minutes before the program start time. For families with children 5 and up.

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Summer Kids Series at Austin Humane Society Humane Hero Hour
Tuesday, June 25 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane
Keeping our animals happy and healthy, has never been more fun! The kids will get crafty as they work on making toys that will actually be used by our animals at the shelter! These toys help keep the dogs and cats active and engaged while they wait to find their forever home. Once they make them, they’ll get to see the toys in action. You’ll meet some furry friends along the way. Plus, we’ve got some surprises in store! This session is recommended for children 8 and younger.

Percy Jackson Party
Tuesday, June 25 | from 2 to 3 p.m. | APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Join for a demi-god time. Train with our Lightning Toss to see if you’ve got any “Zeusly” powers, make a camp bracelet, and more! Part of the Summer Reading Program. Suggested age 9 – 12.

Family Movie Matinee (Pflugerville)
Tuesday, June 25 | from 2 to 4 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville
Enjoy a free movie screening. Everyone is welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park
Wednesday, June 26 | from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Austin Central Library
, 710 W Cesar Chavez St.
If you’re looking for something cool and exciting and FREE to do with you little ones this summer, the Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park has you covered! After hitting the refresh button last season, we will continue to present our summer fun in our brand new exciting location! We will have all the exciting activities and musical guest as before, but in a cool (literally) setting. That’s not all! We will have three encore performances at three different locations: Gustavo “Gus” Garcia Recreation Center, Old Quarry Branch and Milwood Branch Libraries! Come join your Austin Symphony Orchestra and Master of Ceremonies, Bernadette Nason, this summer!

Fun Kids Music With Amber
Wednesday, June 26 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Central Market Austin Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar

Bring the kids to Central Market on Kids’ Night for a lively kids music show with Amber, Johnny and Sharon! Show features fun and interactive songs, scarves, shakers, bubbles, drumming, dancing, and kiddie open mic! Parents can enjoy a great meal in the cafe (and kids eat FREE too!)

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Wildlife on the Move “The Unhuggables” Critter Show (Pflugerville)
Thursday, June 27 | at 10 a.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville
Everyone is welcome to attend.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This program will include creepy crawly bugs and reptiles. Sitting space is limited.  First come, first served. This program will repeat at 11 a.m.

Pollyanna Theater Presents A Dog’s Job
Thursday, June 27 | from 2 to 3 p.m. | University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola Lane
Pollyanna Theatre presents a touring version of their summer show! This new play for very young children brings young audience members into Dog’s house where we find that his human is starting back to school and he is about to be alone all day long! But Dog is not going to take this news lying down. He decides to spend his days being productive and begins to search for his perfect job. But what is he best suited to do? Maybe he should become a community helper? DOG’S JOB is a fun exploration of the many different careers a young person might think of and a humorous window into a very special friendship between dog and human.

Nature Nights: Bird of Prey & Reptiles
Thursday, June 27 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Nature Nights are free, family-friendly events filled with exciting explorations of native plants, animals and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages. For Birds of Prey & Reptiles Nature Night, get ready to witness and learn about things that wing, critters that slither and other fantastic creatures who stalk and hunt to survive.

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Superhero Cinema: Teen Titans Go
Friday, June 28 | from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. | APL – Ruiz Branch
, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Watch and discover family friendly films at the Austin Public Library.

Georgetown’s Music in the Square Summer Concert Series
Friday, June 21 | from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Downtown Georgetown Square, 116 W 8th St, Georgetown

Music on the Square, a free summer concert series, returns to “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” in Georgetown, just 25 miles north of Austin. These family-friendly, live music shows run Friday nights from June through August, with the exception of June 7, July 5, and August 2. There’s music for everyone including the Wilson String Band playing country rockabilly, Megatune playing reggae & Motown, Mike Hamilton playing saxophone jazz, and Lexxi Garza performing 80’s & 90’s covers.

Summerfest (Pflugerville)
Friday, June 28 | from 6:30 to 9 p.m. | Hill Country Bible Church, 303 E Pflugerville Parkway, Pflugerville

Come out for free fun at Summerfest at Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville.  There will be games, bounce houses and obstacle course, live music, lots of candy, drawings for prizes and more! Join us for a great time of fun!

Mulan Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, June 28 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Rd

Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Come explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards only, cash no longer accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

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

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About the Author

Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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