What’s Up? Weekly (September 21-25, 2015)

What's Up Weekly

Monday

Baby Bloomers – Monday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to discover what happened when Humpty fell off the wall. They will attempt to put Humpty back together again, create egg shaker paintings, explore magical hatching eggs, and much more. Plus, Austin Reptile Shows will bring a dozen live reptiles to teach participants about reptile diversity, adaptations, biology, and conservation in a high-energy learning experience. 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, September 21 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.

Mr. Will’s Music Class for Kids (Bee Cave) – Monday, September 21 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.

Movie Matinee: The Boxtrolls – Monday, September 21 at 3:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Wild and Wacky Weather – Monday, September 21 at 3:30 p.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 – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

Don & Audrey Wood Speaking & Signing The Full Moon at Napping House – Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. After 30 years, Don and Audrey Wood have written and illustrated The Full Moon at the Napping House, a perfectly crafted companion to the beloved classic The Napping House. Put on your favorite pjs and join BookPeople for a puppet show at 5:30 p.m. Then, at 6:00 p.m., Don and Audrey will read their new story, do an illustration demonstration, and sign books. The speaking portion of this event is FREE and open to the public. To get a book signed, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Puppet Show (Round Rock) – Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to a puppet show featuring some favorite characters from children’s literature–including Elephant & Piggie and Little Miss Muffet. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Tuesday

Storytime and Crafts – Tuesday, September 22 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, September 22 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.

Tiger Tiger Storytime – Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. This storytime will feature all your favorite stories about tigers, starting with Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Celebrate their beautiful stripes, their velvety soft fur, and their oh-so-terrifying toothiness. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Puppet Show (Round Rock) – Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to a puppet show featuring some favorite characters from children’s literature–including Elephant and Piggie, and Little Miss Muffet. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, September 22 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.

Crafternoon – Tuesday, September 22 at 3:30 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 – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Family Flicks: Cinderella – Tuesday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m. Popcorn and Disney’s new live-action Cinderella. Rated PG. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. Night owls of all ages are welcome to get comfy in their favorite pajamas, grab their sleepy toys, and hear the best bedtime stories ever. Milk and snacks provided. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, September 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. 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.

Wednesday

Storytime at Arbor Trails – Wednesday, September 23 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.

Literature Live! Presents Wild and Wacky Weather – Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30 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 – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Puppet Show Storytime – Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m. Join the daring, dastardly, determined BookPeople Puppet Show Players for a puppet show all about dinosaurs. They’ll be performing Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? and they are sure to bring the silly spectacular fun. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Yoga in the Park – Wednesday, September 23 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.

Bilingual Japanese Storytime – Wednesday, September 23 at 3:30 p.m. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, September 23 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! Board Games – Wednesday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m.  Kids in third grade and up can play some board games with their friends. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, September 23 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, September 23 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Ali Holder performs. 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

Free Admission to The Blanton– Thursday, September 24 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, September 24 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! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Sign Language Story Time – Thursday, September 24 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.

Sensory Storytime – Thursday, September 24 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.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, September 24 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a chamber music concert by Austin Youth Music Ambassadors. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series: La Bamba – Thursday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. Rated PG-13. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Wild and Wacky Weather – Thursday, September 24 at 3:30 p.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 – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Explorers Club (Cedar Park) – Thursday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet to explore a set of rotating programs. This week, it’s Lego Lab. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Minecraft Club – Thursday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m. Two hours of Minecraft free play for ages 7 and up. Don’t forget to bring your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device that has Minecraft downloaded. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Family Movie Night: Rio 2 – Thursday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m. Rated G. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Found Object Walk – Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. The City of Austin and Austin’s Atlas are hosting a Found Object Walk @ the South Central Waterfront. There will be snacks, prizes, and, of course, the thrill of the hunt. Everything you need to participate will be provided and you’ll be set loose after a quick briefing to stroll, observe, and collect. Prizes and awards will be given. Open to all ages. FREE! Meet under the south side of the 1st Street Bridge, just east of Auditorium Shores, next to the Hike and Bike trail.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, September 24 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, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. Craft time for families with of children ages 6 and up. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove: Jimmy LaFave – Thursday, September 24 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.

Friday

American Indian Heritage Day – Friday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The last Friday of September is American Indian Heritage day in Texas, so come celebrate at the Bullock Museum. There will be a performance by the Great Promise for American Indians, open discussions about the culture and traditions of native groups in Texas, and opportunities to see drumming and dancing displays throughout the day. Stop by in the morning for performances or come to the public celebration from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission to museum exhibits is not included. FREE! Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Preschool Science: Fun with Pendulums (Round Rock) – Friday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. During this reading and play activity, children 18 months through 6 years old will explore pendulums, including everyone’s favorite pendulums: the swing and the wrecking ball. The session will begin with a couple of books and songs, then break into stations so children can explore at their own pace alongside their actively involved caregivers. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Music with Mr. Will – Friday, September 25 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.

Terra Toys’ 35th Birthday Celebration – Friday, September 25 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. Celebrate Terra Toys’ 35th Birthday and the official grand opening of their new espresso bar, the Wind-Up. Enjoy FREE birthday cake, party games, drink specials, plus exclusive Terra Toys screen printed T-shirts and CDs. Please RSVP 512-445-4489 for groups over 5 people. Terra Toys, 2438 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Fajita Fiesta Cook Off (Buda) – Friday, September 25 from 4:30-10:00 p.m. This kick off party will feature a classic car show, a sock hop dance contest, a costume contest, food, drinks, and live music from Glen Collins & the Alibis followed by the Showman Band. Admission is FREE! Buda City Park, 204 San Antonio St, Buda.

Movie Music in the Park: Wreck-it Ralph – Friday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your blankets, family, and friends for a night under the stars. The award winning McCallum Orchestra will take you on a journey of movie music through the years. Highlights include a musical montage, an outdoor screening of Wreck-it Ralph, food trailers, and concessions. A portion of food sales will benefit the McCallum Orchestra. FREE! Mueller Lake Park Amphitheatre, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin.

Head for the Hill’s: Free Music Fridays – Friday, September 25 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, Jeremy Booth and the Wanderers perform. A special backyard menu will be available for purchase. Family-friendly and FREE! Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Sunset Music Series (Hutto) – Friday, September 25 from 7-9:00 p.m. Enjoy Hutto’s historic Old Town district while listening to the Jacqui Walker Band play rock, soul, and blues. FREE! Hutto’s Historic CO-OP Gin, 420 US-79, Hutto.

Movies in the Park: Cinderella (Cedar Park) – Friday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food concessions will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Rated PG. FREE! Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.

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

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