What’s Up? Weekly: June 3-7, 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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Happening All Week

Family Clean Creek Camp
Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6 | from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Various Locations
Join your kids outdoors for 3-4 days of adventure and stewardship at Clean Creek Camp. We’ll explore and beautify in and around Austin’s creeks and caves. Groups with adult leaders are welcome! Camp is FREE! Registration is required. Register at www.austintexas.gov/cleancreekcamp Children entering 4th to 8th grades (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

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Monday

Family Craft Night (Pflugerville)
Monday, June 3 | 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. June 3’s them is wood tray decoration.

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Tuesday

Summer Kids Series at Austin Humane Society
Tuesday, June 4 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Ln.
The youngest animal lover in your life has more reason to celebrate this summer, as our Summer Kids Series gets underway. 2019 marks seven years for the family favorite that allows kids to get hands-on as they learn more about the world of animals and the Austin Humane Society. Along the way, they’ll find out what it means to care for a pet of their own and be inspired to help animals in need. Summer Kids Series kicks off on June 4th and wraps on August 13th. We can’t wait to see you and your family this summer at AHS! A special thank you to this year’s Summer Kids Series sponsors for helping make it all possible. Visit website to Sign UP!

Art Literature Insect Architects
Tuesday, June 4 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.
Kids and their grown-ups are invited to gather in the galleries for a special storytime at the museum! Hear Roberto the Insect Architect’s buzzy tale, presented by one of APL’s amazing librarians, then stick around to make a fly work of art inspired by the book. Kick off your summer reading with The Contemporary! Recommended for ages 3-5.

Summer Sunset Series
Tuesday, June 4 | from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Join for Summer Sunset Series 2019, presented by Topo Chico and sponsored by Outdoor Voices, in Republic Square. An hour vinyasa flow led by a Wanderlust Yoga Austin instructor and accompanied by a live musician or DJ. We hope to build a connection through the activation of yoga, music and community. This free event will be open to the public and catered to all levels of yoga experience. Every Tuesday this summer.

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Wednesday

Austin Symphony’s Children’s Day Art Park
Wednesday, June 5 | 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, the Austin Central Library at 710 W Cesar Chavez St.! 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!

Music with Amber
Wednesday, June 5 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Central Market Austin Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd.
Amber’s music show is a highly interactive, concert for children and families. Lively kids songs keeps everyone laughing, as they play along with scarves, animals, bubbles, rhythm sticks, shakers, streamer and more. To really encourage family play, every song includes an active role for the audience. Through scarf snowball fights, bug toss games, drum circles and plenty of high-fivein’ & huggin, all family members are pulled together. Show also features dance music from the 20’s – 60’s. Younger kids are encouraged to pop the bubbles, take home streamers and follow along with Amber as she demonstrates dance steps (sock hop, square dance, conga line. Parents can enjoy a great meal in the cafe (and kids eat FREE too!

Austin Global Running Day
Wednesday, June 5 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Austin American Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave.
Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 5, 2019. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving. To celebrate this day Statesman Cap10K, Austin Marathon & Half Marathon® & 3M Half Marathon staff have organized two routes that are variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman’s West parking lot. Social run/walk route distances vary between 3 & 6 miles. This urban route is a combination of sidewalk and pedestrian paths with scenic downtown views. Maps, bottled water, nutritional bars, high fives and selfies will be shared at this year’s Austin Edition of Global Running Day.

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Thursday

South Main Music Nights (Buda)
Thursday, June 6 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Buda Mill & Grain Co., 308 S. Main St., Buda
Downtown Buda presents South Main Music Nights June 6, 20, July 18 and August 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Buda Mill & Grain Co.

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Friday

Evenings Out National Donut Day
Friday, June 7 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Join this National Donut Day and celebrate the occasion with delicious treats from Gourdoughs Donuts, pub trivia from Who Wants a Dollar and tours of the exhibit WWI America, on view at the Museum. In between trivia rounds, players can enjoy complimentary food, drinks and tours.

TV Under the Stars
Friday, June 7 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Hotel San Jose Parking Lot, 1316 S. Congress Ave.
ATX TV Festival is so excited to present TV Under the Stars, this year’s iteration of our annual Outdoor Screening & Music Showcase at the Hotel San José on Friday, June 7! We’ll have live music, amazing snacks and drinks, community organizations, and a sun-down screening of a trio of NBC comedies “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE,” “SUPERSTORE“, and “THE GOOD PLACE!” And we’re pumped to announce that Lauren Ash and Melissa Fumero will be in attendance to introduce this awesome event, that is, as always, free and open to the public! RSVP and check out additional details about the event: https://atxtvunderthestars.splashthat.com/

Tangled Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, June 7 | 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. 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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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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