What’s Up? Weekly (September 7-11, 2015)

What's Up Weekly

Happening All Week

Alamo Kids Camp: An American Tail – Monday, September 7 – Wednesday, September 9. 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. 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.

Monday

Free Day of Yoga – Monday, September 7. Participating studios across the Austin area will offer FREE classes throughout the day as an opportunity for people of every age and fitness level to try yoga for the first time; experience a new style of yoga; visit a new studio or take a class from a new instructor; share yoga with friends and family; and discover the benefits of yoga. Various times and locations.

The Biggest Barton Springs Pool Jump Ever – Monday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Join Friends of Barton Springs Pool and ABGB’s He** Yes Projects for the biggest group Barton Springs pool jump ever. Come hold hands with someone you love, or somebody new, and be a part of making Austin history. Up to 500 wristbands good for pool admission and pool jump participation will be issued on a first-come basis beginning at 9:30 a.m. Jump lineup begins at 10:30 a.m. All strong swimmers/jumpers welcome. FREE! Barton Springs Pool South Entrance, Robert E Lee Rd, Austin.

Storytime with Puppets – Monday, September 7 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 7 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.

Tuesday

Storytime and Crafts – Tuesday, September 8 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 8 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.

A Very Colorful Storytime – Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. Austin crayons have had enough! Between sloppy, outside-the-lines coloring, inequitable workloads, and unsatisfactory name awareness (BEIGE!), things have finally gone too far. And now the crayons have QUIT! But wait…there’s more! A whole new set of crayons missing from Duncan’s box! And now they’ve…come back? FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Wild and Wacky Weather – Tuesday, September 8 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 – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, September 8 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.

T(w)een STEM Lab – Tuesday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m. Drop by the library and be challenged to create a new STEM (Science Technology Engineering, and Math) activity.  Mix silly putty, grow crystals, and even build your own scribble bot. Recommended for ages 7 and up. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Lego Lab – Tuesday, September 8 at 3:30 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 – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Mariposas Spanish School Demo Class (Ages 3-5) (RSVP) – Tuesday, September 8 at 4:05 p.m. Mariposas is a hands-on, thematically organized program that allows children to learn Spanish through music, literature, games, visual aids, sign language, art and beyond. Space is limited for this FREE trial class; please contact [email protected]mariposasspanish.com to reserve your spot. Maplewood Elementary, 3808 Maplewood Ave, Austin.

Family Meditation – Tuesday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. Elizabeth Hoisington will teach families to practice mindfulness through a series of fun exercises. After each meditation, there will be meditative coloring available. Recommended for ages 5-12. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Family Movie Night: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, September 8 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 9 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.

Ms. Staci Storytime – Wednesday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Staci is back to read some of her favorite stories and to sing some of your favorite songs. Kids, don’t forget your dancing shoes today! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Yoga in the ParkWednesday, September 9 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.

Lego Lab – Wednesday, September 9 at 3:30 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 – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Lisons Ensemble French Bilingual Storytime – Wednesday, September 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bonjour and welcome to this très special French/English dual language story time  Join the fun, s’il vous plait, for stories, songs, and crafts in French and English. Children of all ages are welcome but space is limited. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Mariposas Spanish School Demo Class (RSVP) – Wednesday, September 9 at 3:50 p.m. Mariposas is a hands-on, thematically organized program that allows children ages 2-10 to learn Spanish through music, literature, games, visual aids, sign language, art and beyond. Space is limited for this FREE trial class; please contact [email protected]mariposasspanish.com to reserve your spot. Doss Elementary, 7005 Northledge Dr, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, September 9 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! Writing Workshop: Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein – Wednesday, September 9 at 4:30 p.m. In honor of Shel Silverstein’s 85th birthday later this month, come celebrate his wackiest work. Read some of his funniest poems, illustrate them, and write some of your own. For ages 8 and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Everything Art – Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. Explore different art techniques and art media using Caldecott Winning titles and other awesomely illustrated children’s books. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Parents and older siblings are welcome to join. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Crafternoon – Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 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 – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, September 9 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 9 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, David Hamburger and Good Earth 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

Sample Improv in Action Class with Move Your Tale – Thursday, September 10 at 9:45 a.m. High energy improv games and scenes allow students to create characters and stories in the moment. Challenging, collaborative, and relentlessly positive, this mixed elementary class (ages 7-10) is a great introduction to improv for beginners and a chance to build on existing skills for those with experience. FREE! ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd, Austin.

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

Fairytale Threads Consignment Event (Cedar Park) – Thursday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Find excellent deals on new and gently loved clothes for children of all ages and stages, from newborns to kids’ size 16, as well as books, gear and toys for kids, babies and toddlers; maternity clothes for mama; and more. Admission is FREE! Austin Sports Center, 1420 Toro Grande, Cedar Park.

Hola, Hola! Spanish Camp – Thursday, September 10 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.

Little Yoga – Thursday, September 10 at 10:30 a.m. This 30-minute class allows children ages 3-6 to experience exercise in a mellow environment. With adult participation, they will practice breathing and age appropriate stretching. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Sample Leaping Legends Class with Move Your Tale – Thursday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. High energy and creative, designed for 4-6 year olds, Leaping Legends explores storytelling and improv basics, such as saying yes, collaborating with friends, and creating characters and stories at a moment’s notice. FREE! ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd, Austin.

Sensory Storytime – Thursday, September 10 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 10 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a concert by guitarist Mark Cruz. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Sample Improv for the Stage Class with Move Your Tale – Thursday, September 10 at 12:30 p.m. This Tween and Teen Improv class is best for those with previous performance experience. Exercises facilitate creating in the moment, taking risks, and devising hilarious characters and situations on the spot. High energy and collaborative. The comedy is happening here folks. FREE! ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd, Austin.

Lego Lab – Thursday, September 10 at 3:30 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 – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Explorers Club (Cedar Park) – Thursday, September 10 at 3:30 p.m. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet to explore a set of rotating programs. This week, it’s Super Science. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Crafternoon – Thursday, September 10 at 4:00 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 – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin and APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.

Japanese Stories – Thursday, September 10 at 4:00 p.m. Experience Japanese kids’ tales told in English with puppets, toys, and a lot of imagination. You’ll also learn a few phrases and sayings in Japanese. For kindergarteners and up. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Tween Book Club & Author Visit (Round Rock) – Thursday, September 10 at 4:30 p.m. Texas author Paige Britt will share her new illustrated novel, The Lost Track of Time, and discuss her creative writing process. Recommended for ages 9-12. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Hill Country Galleria’s Wine Walk – Thursday, September 10 from 5-9:00 p.m. Get to know the eclectic mix of businesses in the Galleria while discovering great wines from all over the world. This event is open to everyone, so bring your friends, family, groups, or date for a fun way to spend a Thursday evening. Shopping bags filled with exclusive offers will be available to participants while supplies last. FREE! Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Austin.

UMLAUF Prize Exhibition Opening – Thursday, September 10 from 6-8:00 p.m. The UMLAUF Prize honors an outstanding graduate student in Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin with a cash award and an exhibition at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum. For the first time in the Prize’s history, Juror Suzanne Deal Booth selected two artists for the exhibition. Both Ryan Hawk and Gracelee Lawrence will present site-specific works that engage in a dialogue with Charles Umlauf’s sculptures. FREE! Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin.

Play, Read, Grow! Early Literacy Training for Parents and Caregivers (RSVP) – Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. Babies are born learning, and you can help prepare your child for success. Learn how to use play every day to get your children ready to read and succeed with this hands-on workshop for parents and caregivers of children under age 5. Children are welcome. FREE with RSVP. APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, September 10 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.

Unplugged at the Grove: Walker Lukens – Thursday, September 10 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. Canceled due to rain.

Movies in the Park – Thursday, September 10 at 8:15 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. Showing Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs: An Austin Love Story, a 50-minute documentary about Crazy Carl, who’s been keeping Sixth Street weird for 35 years. Not rated. FREE! Wooldridge Park, 900 Guadalupe St, Austin. Postponed until 11/19 due to rain.

Friday

Music Together Music Together Sample Class (Round Rock) (RSVP) – Friday, September 11 at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Enjoy a free Music Together Music Together sample class with lots of singing, dancing, moving, grooving, and music-making. FREE but RSVP is required here. The Dance Gallery, 1400 E Old Settler’s Blvd, Ste 202, Round Rock.

Fairytale Threads Consignment Event (Cedar Park) – Friday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Find excellent deals on new and gently loved clothes for children of all ages and stages, from newborns to kids’ size 16, as well as books, gear and toys for kids, babies and toddlers; maternity clothes for mama; and more. Admission is FREE! Austin Sports Center, 1420 Toro Grande, Cedar Park.

Rhythm and Me – Friday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m. Experience the joy of making music with your child (ages newborn to 5). Explore rhythm, music, and movement in a playful and encouraging environment. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Music with Mr. Will – Friday, September 11 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.

Keeping Kids Safe Project – Friday, September 11 from 3-7:00 p.m. The Keeping Kids Safe Project will provide free FBI-quality digital fingerprints and photographs to send home with parents. Parents can use the record to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. There will also be community organizations present to provide safety information for families. FREE! Howdy Honda, 5519 E Ben White Blvd, Austin.

Lego Lab – Friday, September 11 at 3:30 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 – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin and APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Community Diez y Seis Celebration – Friday, September 11 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Help celebrate Mexico’s Independence with free games, prizes, music, and food. Everyone is welcome. FREE! Metz Rec Center, 2407 Canterbury St, Austin.

Sunset Music Series (Hutto) – Friday, September 11 from 7-9:00 p.m. Enjoy Hutto’s historic Old Town district while listening to the fiddle-driven folk rock of Lost & Nameless. FREE! Hutto’s Historic CO-OP Gin, 420 US-79, Hutto.

Movies in the Park: Strange Magic (Cedar Park) – Friday, September 11 at 8:00 p.m.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food concession will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Please no glass containers. 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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