What’s Up? Weekly: August 15-19, 2016

Looking for things to do in Austin this week? Here are some of the exciting events featured on our Free Fun Calendar. Have an event to add to the calendar? Submit it here.
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Milk + Cookies Tour Mother’s Milk Bank of Austin (RSVP) – Monday, August 15 – Friday, August 19. Curious to learn what happens after milk is donated? If so, join a Milk & Cookies Tour of the Milk Bank lab followed by milk (or coffee) and cookies. Feel free to bring your kids along. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Jamie if you are interested in attending. FREE! Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, 2911 Medical Arts St #12, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Shaun the Sheep Movie – Monday, August 15 – Thursday, August 18. 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). Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The LEGO Movie – Monday, August 15 – Thursday, August 18. 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). Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Karate Kid – Monday, August 15 – Wednesday, August 17. 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). Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Dark Crystal – Monday, August 15 – Wednesday, August 17. 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). Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Free Admission at the Umlauf – Tuesday, August 16 – Friday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Through the generous donations of our community during Amplify Austin, the museum and garden will waive admission fees all summer long. Read about the Umlauf scavenger hunt for kids here. (Please note that the garden is closed on Monday.) FREE! Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin.

Monday

Baby Bloomers – Monday, August 15 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Pretend you’re climbing the steps up Mount Bonnell as you enter the front doors of Thinkery. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to use their senses to explore a rock-inspired sensory bin, make a Koi fish puppet to look like the ones in Mayfield Park’s pond, make a pretty peacock from familiar materials, and more. TuneBugz! joins the fun at 10:30 a.m. 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.

Dog Storytime – Monday, August 15 at 1:00 p.m. Handler Holly with dog Chula will read with kiddos or visit with them. Pre-readers and readers are welcome. No registration is required. Be sure to call the library (512.327.3045) to confirm if Chula is in and to ask for any last minute cancelations. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

David Bazan In-Store Performance – Monday, August 15 at 5:00 p.m. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie Night: Song of the Sea – Monday, August 15 at 5:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Tuesday

Kids Club with Ms. Jodi – Tuesday, August 16 at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy snacks and crafts and/or a story. Parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Summer Kids Camp: Night at the Museum 2 – Tuesday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9:00 a.m. The movie itself will start at 10:00 a.m. in one of the dine-in theaters. FREE! Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N FM 620, Building B, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, August 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Armstrong Community Music School Storytime – Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. Sing songs with one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community Music School. An Armstrong teacher 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.

Trailer Food Tuesdays – Tuesday, August 16 from 5-9:00 p.m. Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin in one convenient location featuring the best view in town. The downtown skyline is the backdrop as 14-16 of Austin’s finest food trailers roll on to the City Terrace. Add family-friendly live music and Austin’s Best Downtown View, and you’ve got a huge hit. Bring your picnic blanket, friends, and family. View the music and food truck lineup here. This event is FREE with food and drink available for purchase. The Long Center Terrace, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin. Update: Due to weather, event is rescheduled for next Tuesday, August 23.

Family Laughter Yoga – Tuesday, August 16 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, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. In August, Astronomy on Tap will have three talks on large and massive galaxies, the awesomeness of supernova, and the influence of astronomy on classical music. 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

Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo Storytime – Wednesday, August 17 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.

Build It – Wednesday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of creative building using Legos, straws and connectors, and castle blocks. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, August 17 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! Watercolor Art – Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30 p.m. Everyone who loves color and creating with paint will enjoy learning some basic watercolor techniques. In this hour-long workshop you will learn and practice paintbrush techniques, create a colorful floral or abstract painting, and make notecards. Recommend for ages 7 and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, August 17 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, August 17 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Nomad City and Skyline 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.

Summer Concerts In The Park (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. Listen to the sounds of the summer with variety cover band UndisKovered. FREE! Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St, Cedar Park. Update: Due to weather, event is postponed.

Movies in the Plaza (Round Rock) – Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. The City of Round Rock is proud to present Movies in the Park, three summer nights of great live music paired with family-friendly movies. This week, watch The Goonies and hear live music by the Colin Huntly Band. FREE! Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E Main St, Round Rock. Update: Due to weather, event is canceled.

Sound & Cinema: Tommy Boy – Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. Sound & Cinema 2016 features unique pairings of classic movies with a diverse array of local musical guests. Each band plays a musical tribute to the night’s movie, followed by a screening of the film on the Alamo’s giant inflatable outdoor screen – all against the backdrop of the Austin skyline. This week, watch Tommy Boy with music by Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit. Rated PG-13. Food trailers will open by 6:00 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase. The sunset concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. The movie will immediately follow (around 9:00 p.m., or right after sunset). FREE! Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin. Update: Due to weather, event is rescheduled for next Wednesday, August 24.

101x Summer Cinema Series: The Goonies – Wednesday, August 17 at 8:30 p.m. Arrive early at Central Market with your blankets, lawn chairs and appetites. Food specials in the café. Movie starts at dusk but you don’t want to lose your seat. Rated PG. Family friendly and FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin. Update: Due to weather, event is rescheduled for next Wednesday, August 24.

Thursday

Third Thursday at The Blanton – Thursday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition to offering free admission, The Blanton is open late and offers a variety of activities from yoga to live music. Find the complete schedule of events here. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, August 18 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a piano concert by Kiyoshi Tamagawa. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Fish Gallery Summer Reading Program End of Summer Party – Thursday, August 18 at 3:30 p.m. Activities include fishy themed stories, demonstration feeding on one of our large display aquariums, touch tanks and educational info about some of our animals, crafts and refreshments. FREE! Fish Gallery Austin, 6500 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

First Day of School Storytime – Thursday, August 18 at 3:30 p.m. Get all your jitters out at this special storytime. Enjoy a reading of first day of school-themed books and making awesome school buses. Feel free to wear your backpack. Recommended for children age 4 and older. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, August 18 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 – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove: The Rocketboys – Thursday, August 18 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. All ages welcome. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Living Springs Documentary Screening – Thursday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. Living Springs, a documentary series about the history, science, culture and spiritual practices of Barton Springs will host its final full moon public screening featuring short videos from their on-going Barton Springs series. The screening is theme is Throwback Thursday and will feature 4 short favorites from the Living Springs vault. As a bonus, enjoy the amazing underwater world of Barton Springs accompanied by original music created especially for Living Springs by composer Graham Reynolds. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Gather at dusk or before. Screening begins at full darkness. Before or after the screening, take a swim in the Springs and join in the “Keep Austin Weird” tradition of howling at the full moon. FREE! Barton Springs South Entrance, Robert E Lee Rd, Austin. Update: Due to weather, event is canceled.

Friday

Music and Movement – Friday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your favorite little one to stretch, sing, dance, and explore music with rhythm instruments. Recommended for ages 3-5. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Music On the Square (Georgetown) – Friday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. The “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” will be the stage for FREE weekly Friday night concerts featuring regional musicians from June through August. Bring chairs or a blanket and beverages to enjoy music by Adan Davila playing Rockabilly. Georgetown Square.

Music in the Park: Glen Collins & The Alibis (Pflugerville) – Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends, and neighbors for a FREE evening of music, entertainment, and relaxation. Food will be available for purchase. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville. Update: Due to weather, event is rescheduled for September 9th.

Friday Night Flix: The Goonies (RSVP) – Friday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m. This outdoor screening is open to the public and FREE with RSVP. Pre-screening happy hour starts at 6:00 p.m. Screening starts at dusk. Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Dr, Austin.

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

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