What’s Up? Weekly (October 19-23, 2015)

What's Up Weekly

Monday

Baby Bloomers – Monday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to be nimble, be quick, and jump over their own candle stick creations at this Jack Be Nimble-themed event. Participants will also catapult marshmallows, explore squishy Jello, and use their senses to investigate what goes into a delicious apple pie. Staci Gray’s sing-a-longs will get everyone dancing at 10:30. 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.

Storytime with Puppets – Monday, October 19 at 9:30 a.m. Join Sukyi from Fifth Dimension Books – Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile – along with Octavia the puppet and her friends, as they bring the joy of reading to children ages 0-5 through stories, songs, games, and dance. FREE! In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin.

The Compassion Experience (Buda) (RSVP) – Monday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. This family-friendly event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope. FREE but RSVP is required here. The Connection Church, 1235 South Loop 4, Buda.

Little Red Riding Hoodie: A Fractured Fairytale of Fantastical Proportions – Monday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. Prompted by a dream involving a genie and a magic lamp, Little Red commences a journey through the forest in order to bring her ailing mother her famous Gluten-Free Vegan Beet Kale Muffins. This hilarious, interactive, and visually compelling original piece about courage, empathy and resolution is suitable for all ages. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. FREE! Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Rockin’ Kids Club: Science Club featuring Bats (Round Rock) – Monday, October 19 at 4:30 p.m. Elementary students are invited to explore bats with the help of Texas Parks and Wildlife. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Tuesday

Storytime and Crafts – Tuesday, October 20 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.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, October 20 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.

Literature Live! Presents Wild and Wacky Weather – Tuesday, October 20 at 10:15 a.m. If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change. Take a stroll through sunny songs, breezy stories, and wintry puppetry when Literature Live! presents their new show, Wild and Wacky Weather. Check out the trailer here. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Armstrong Community Music School Storytime – Tuesday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. A talented faculty member from the Armstrong Community Music School will engage your child with music and movement, plus they’ll read some stories too. This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Signing Storytime (Round Rock) – Tuesday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. Join teacher Amy McNight from The Signing Connection as you and your child explore sign language together. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Not-too-Spooky Puppet Show (Cedar Park) – Tuesday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. (Ages 15-36 months) and 11:15 a.m. (Ages 3-5) FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, October 20 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.

Lego Lab – Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m. With LEGO, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with LEGOs provided by the Library. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Lego Lab – Tuesday, October 20 at 4:30 p.m. With LEGO, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with LEGOs provided by the Library. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Teen Night: Doctor Who (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, October 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. Teens can celebrate Pflugerville’s 50th birthday with a night of Doctor Who crafts. Dress up as your favorite Doctor, companion, or villain to compete in a costume contest. Make a TARDIS snow globe, design your own Doctor, and more. Ages 12-18. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.

PJ Storytime – Tuesday, October 20 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, October 20 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 Night: Laughter Yoga – Tuesday, October 20 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! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

Astronomy on Tap – Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Astronomy on Tap returns with three out-of-this-world out-of-town speakers: Dr. Laura Trouille from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago will talk about People-Powered Research and share some Stories from the Zooniverse; Dr. Brad Tucker from the Australian National University in Canberra will describe some of the AUSome astronomy he does Down Under; finally, the founder of Astronomy on Tap, Dr. Meg Schwamb from the Academia Sinica in Taipei, will share some Tales From the Outer Solar System. There will be games and prizes to test your new-found knowledge and there is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other astronomers. All ages welcome. FREE! The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin.

Wednesday

Storytime at Arbor Trails – Wednesday, October 21 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.

ARTE Parent & Toddler Art Class in Spanish (RSVP) – Wednesday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m. Join Semillitas de Español for a free demo prior to the start of their fall session. ARTE is held outdoors, and exposes children to Spanish through a series of sensory art activities. Parents are given props and tools so they may practice their Spanish with their children. FREE with RSVP. Semillitas de Espanol, 12412 Tomanet Trail, Austin.

Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo Storytime – Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. If you’re a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens, and stories then you’re in luck. Friends from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin. What a wonderful way to make new friends. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Chinese Story Share – Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. Learn Chinese, have fun, and make friends. Stories, rhymes, and songs in Mandarin. Designed for children of 2 to 5 year old. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Not-too-Spooky Puppet Show (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. (Ages 15-36 months) and 11:15 a.m. (Ages 3-5) FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Literature Live! Presents Wild and Wacky Weather – Wednesday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change. Take a stroll through sunny songs, breezy stories, and wintry puppetry when Literature Live! presents their new show, Wild and Wacky Weather. Check out the trailer here. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Yoga in the Park – Wednesday, October 21 at Noon. Yoga Yoga is proud to offer an all level Hatha Yoga class to participants at Yoga in the Park 2015. Yoga Yoga is Austin’s home for traditional and advanced yoga studies, offering over 300 weekly classes at 5 Austin locations in everything from classic Hatha and Kundalini to Yoga for Health and Wellness. FREE! Shipe Park, 4400 Avenue G, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, October 21 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.

Discovery! Tech Camp: Collage Maker and Graphic Design – Wednesday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m. Children love playing with pictures and drawing. With the online tools provided in this class they will be able to take all of their pictures and turn them into colorful and unique collages. They will also learn how to add graphics and cool effects to their pictures with various free graphic editing tools. Kids will learn how to add text, special features, remove things, and then piece them all together to print out or email to themselves when they are done. Especially designed for elementary school aged kids. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Ariel Abshire In-Store Performance – Wednesday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. Ariel Abshire started singing classic hardcore country at honky tonks and dance halls at age eleven. She is excited to announce the release of her third full-length album Unresolved. Refreshments provided by Shiner. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar, Austin.

Style Your Soul (RSVP) – Wednesday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your favorite TOMS classics or buy them at the store and local artist Tina Paci will help you transform your kicks into a walking art gallery. With every purchase of TOMS shoes, a pair of shoes will be given to a person in need – One for One. Cold sips and art supplies are complimentary. All ages welcome. FREE with RSVP to [email protected] TOMS, 1401 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, October 21 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, October 21 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Kathy & The Kilowatts and Eve & The Exiles 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.

Thursday

Mother Goose Visits the Library (Round Rock) – Thursday, October 22 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Mother Goose, performed by local storyteller Betsy Kemper, will be visiting for two very special storytimes. Children ages 0-6 will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! BLanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.

Hola, Hola! Spanish Camp – Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. Ann Benson, expert in bilingual education, will teach you how to effectively use books as a tool to teach your child Spanish. Each parent will learn to read a Spanish book to their child and take it home for Spanish reinforcement. For parents and their children ages 0-5. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

Sign Language Story Time – Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy kids’ tales told in American Sign Language (and spoken in English). Learn some basic signs while enjoying classic songs and stories. All ages welcome. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Not-too-Spooky Puppet Show (Cedar Park) – Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. (Ages 15-36 months) and 11:15 a.m. (Ages 3-5) FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sensory Storytime – Thursday, October 22 at 11:30 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 – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Wild and Wacky Weather – Thursday, October 22 at Noon. If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it will change. Take a stroll through sunny songs, breezy stories, and wintry puppetry when Literature Live! presents their new show, Wild and Wacky Weather. Check out the trailer here. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, October 22 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a guitar concert by Thales Smith. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Thursday Matinee: Dracula Untold – Thursday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m. Rated PG-13. Coffee and water will be served. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Minecraft Club – Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m. Kids ages 7 and up are invited to enjoy two hours of Minecraft free play. Laptops are available, or you can bring your own device that has Minecraft downloaded. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Family Movie Night: James and the Giant Peach – Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Upcycle This: Halloween Edition – Thursday, October 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. Make your own Halloween costume out of reused materials. FREE! Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd, Austin.

National Reuse Day – Thursday, October 22 from 6-8:00 p.m. Celebrate National Reuse Day with Austin Creative Reuse by reusing old record album covers to make beautiful nested gift boxes. FREE! Austin Creative Reuse in Lincoln Village, 6406 N IH 35, Ste #1801, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family evening storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. Recommended for children 5 and under. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Family Craft Night – Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up. At Family Craft Night attendees will get to explore the different avenues of art by trying their hand at new mediums and exciting projects. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

As You Like It – An Apocalyptic Romantic Comedy – Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. En Route Productions and Shakespeare On The Farm present As You Like It. Anyone and everyone is welcome. FREE but donations are appreciated. Rain Lily Farm, 914 Shady Ln, Austin.

Movies in the Park: Casper – Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 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. FREE! Dick Nichols Park, 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin. This event has been canceled.

Friday

Music with Mr. Will – Friday, October 23 at Noon. 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.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead – Friday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m. A family celebration of books and stories, laughing skulls, dancing, music, arts and crafts, ‘midst fluttering butterflies. All ages welcome. FREE!  APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Head for the Hill’s: Free Music Fridays – Friday, October 23 from 7-10:00 p.m. Hill’s Cafe is excited to announce the return of a live, local music series to the historic Hill’s stage. This week, Chris Beall performs. A special backyard menu will be available for purchase. Family-friendly and FREE! Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin.

As You Like It – An Apocalyptic Romantic Comedy  – Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. En Route Productions and Shakespeare On The Farm present As You Like It. Anyone and everyone is welcome. FREE but donations are appreciated. Rain Lily Farm, 914 Shady Ln, Austin.

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

Comments

comments

X
X
%d bloggers like this: