What’s Up? Weekly: July 25-29, 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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Alamo Kids Camp: Horton Hears a Who – Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28. 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: Minions – Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28. 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 Boxtrolls – Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28. 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.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Neverending Story – Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28. 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Norm of the North (Cedar Park) – Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Cedar Park1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Norm of the North (Round Rock) – Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Movies 8, 2132 N Mays St #800, Round Rock.

Free Admission at the Umlauf – Tuesday, July 26 – Friday, July 29 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, July 25 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to paddle on over to Thinkery to take an imaginative tour of all the things that Lady Bird Lake has to offer. Baby Bloomers will learn about Mexican free tailed bats, make sculptures like ones found along the hike and bike trail, and build their own version of the South Congress Bridge. Plus, sing along with Armstrong Community Music School 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, July 25 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.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents A Wild Goose Chase – Monday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. A Wild Goose Chase is a collection of breathtaking short shadow puppetry skits that make poetry exciting and fun for young audiences. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Crafternoon – Monday, July 25 at 2:00 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 and APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Joe McDermott Concert – Monday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. Award-winning children’s musician Joe McDermott is sure to put a smile on your face. Have a blast singing along to his silly songs. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Monday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m.  A miller’s daughter becomes a princess after spinning gold into straw, but now must pay a heavy price for her crown. Can she discover the name of the little man who helped her in time? Find out in this traditional puppet show. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

Hey Lollies Present Armadillo Alice – Monday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m. Armadillo Alice is loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Join Alice as she falls asleep at the library and turns into an armadillo! Soon she follows Jack Rabbit to the Land of the Library where she encounters singing books, an obnoxious mocking bird, and more. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Monday, July 25 at 6:00 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 – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Night Crafters (17+) – Monday, July 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. Are you a crafter? Do you wish you were a crafter? Then Night Crafters is for you. Adults only, please. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.

Evening Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. This pajama-friendly reading activity is a fun combination of books, fingerplays, songs, and a short film for preschool children ages 3 to 6. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Tuesday

Kids Club with Miss Jodi – Tuesday, July 26 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: Hook – Tuesday, July 26 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.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Shaun the Sheep – Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, July 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Dog Days of Summer Storytime – Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. Dogs are great. They are our loyal companions and steadfast protectors. They might eat your shoes and dig up your backyard, but you’ll love them anyway – even when they BARK! BARK! BARK! This storytime is all about our lovable companions, the dogs. Enjoy reading the silly and hilarious book Gaston and making some new best friends. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Cowgirl Sue Music Show (Cedar Park)Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. (toddlers) and 11:15 a.m. (preschoolers). Kids will love this fun music show. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, July 26 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.

Teen Free Play Euro-Gaming – Tuesday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m. Like playing German-Style board games like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, and Ticket to Ride? Or card games like SuperFight or Munchkin? Then bring your friends and play the library’s games (or bring your own). Recommended for ages 12 and up. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.

Terrence Taps – Tuesday, July 26 at 4:00 p.m. Be thrilled by some phenomenal tap dancing. Terrence incorporates educational concepts including phonics, music, rhythm, and the history of tap dancing into this amazing tap experience. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Art Smart – Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Using literature as the inspiration of art, share a family art experience and make art together. Be creative as you explore different art forms and media. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Limited to first 40 participants. FREE! APL – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. A storytime for night owls of all ages, get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy, and enjoy the best bedtime stories ever. The library provides milk and snacks. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

Hillside Summer Concert Series – Tuesday, July 26 from 7-9:00 p.m. Head to the hillside for free, live music every Tuesday in July. Hear live music by Marcos Orozco and Tortilla Factory. Bring the whole family, blankets, canned drinks, and lawn chairs, but please leave glass and radios at home. FREE! A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin. Update: Due to weather, the concert has been rescheduled for August 2.

Wednesday

Children’s Day Art Park Teddy Bear Picnic with Staci Gray– Wednesday, July 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. One thing Austin families can count on every summer is live music and fun galore at the weekly Children’s Day Art Park. From interaction with members of The Austin Symphony, who wander the crowds performing for children, to onstage jams by some of Austin’s most beloved children’s entertainers, it doesn’t get much better than these festive Wednesday mornings in the Symphony Square amphitheater. 50¢ per child. Adults are free. Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St, Austin.

Family Yoga – Wednesday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. Join Bliss Kid Yoga for a FREE family class. All ages and abilities welcome. Class will meet in the cafe and mats will be provided. Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W William Cannon Dr #800, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Shaun the Sheep – Wednesday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Mad for Mustaches Storytime – Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone knows that the most fashionable accessory your face can have is a mustache. And the style of mustache you sport can certainly say a lot about you. But, as the parents of Mustache Baby know all too well, there’s a hidden truth lurking beneath every mustache’s well-groomed style: Is it a good guy mustache or a bad guy mustache? Read stories and learn more about this tricky facial phenomenon. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

FLIX Junior: Despicable Me (Round Rock) – Wednesday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. Join Flix Brewhouse every Wednesday morning through the months of June and July for special $2.00 “Flix Jr.” summer shows! Buy your tickets online for $2 per person. Flix Brewhouse, 2200 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock.

Positive RePercussions Family Rhythm Jam – Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy active rhythm-making activities where everyone is offered the opportunity to participate in the joy of actively making rhythm and music. Positive RePercussions provides all of the necessary instruments, no prior musical experience necessary. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Wednesday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m. A miller’s daughter becomes a princess after spinning gold into straw, but now must pay a heavy price for her crown. Can she discover the name of the little man who helped her in time? Find out in this traditional puppet show. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Movie Matinee: Kung Fu Panda 3 – Wednesday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Minecraft Club – Wednesday, July 27 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Laptops available, or you can bring your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device that has Minecraft downloaded for 1.5 hours of Minecraft free play. Recommended for ages 7 and up. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, .835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Family Movie Wednesday: Curious George 3 (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m. Rated G. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, July 27 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, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. Play some board games with your friends. Especially designed for elementary aged kids. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

The Wine Down – Wednesday, July 27 from 5-8:00 p.m. Malaga Tapas & Bar will be on-site providing food samples. Music by El Tule. Check out a pop-up shop from Luxe Apothetique and merchandise giveaways from retailers around the 2nd Street neighborhood. FREE! 3TEN Austin City Limits Live, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Ste 1A, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, July 27 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, July 27 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Harvest Thieves and Derrick Davis 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.

Strike Out Hunger with the Round Rock Express (Round Rock) – Wednesday, July 27 at 7:05 p.m. Help Strike Out Hunger with the Capital Area Food Bank by bringing two H-E-B branded canned goods in exchange for a FREE lawn ticket to watch the Express take on the Omaha Storm Chasers. Dell Diamond, 3400 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.

101x Summer Cinema Series: The Goonies – Wednesday, July 27 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: Rescheduled for August 17 due to rain.

Thursday

Tea Collection Pop-up Shop – Thursday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tea Collection, a globally inspired children’s clothing company based in San Francisco, is heading to Austin to hang out at TOMS for their first ever pop-up shop. Enjoy shopping, local musical guests, arts and crafts, snacks, and a chance to meet the co-founders. They’ll be snapping pictures for the site, sharing styling tips, and handing out gift bags to their first 200 customers. View the full event schedule here. Admission is FREE! TOMS, 1401 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.

Sign Language Story Time – Thursday, July 28 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, July 28 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 – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, July 28 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a concert by students from Orpheus School of MusicFREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Thursday Matinee: High Noon – Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Lucas Miller (Cedar Park) – Thursday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 will enjoy a fun music show by Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

The Three Little Pigs – Texas Style – Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. This delightful hand puppet show by Eulenspiegel Theatre is adapted from the classic fairy tale. Their version highlights local ecology by including a variety of plants and animals indigenous to the South and Central Texas regions. For ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Magician Cody Fisher – Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. You can expect a riotous mix of comedy, magic, and science education with Magician Cody Fisher. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Bilingual Japanese Storytime – Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Terrence Taps – Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m. Be thrilled by some phenomenal tap dancing. Terrence incorporates educational concepts including phonics, music, rhythm, and the history of tap dancing into this amazing tap experience. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Minecraft Club – Thursday, July 28 from 4-6:00 p.m. Laptops available, or you can bring your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device that has Minecraft downloaded for 2 hours of Minecraft free play. Recommended for ages 7 and up. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, July 28 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.

Get Pop-Cultured: Meet & Greet Booksigning With Larry Thomas – Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. Join Larry Thomas, Seinfelds’s Soup Nazi, for a meet and greet book signing. FREE! Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin.

Rhythm on Stage: Bollywood Dance with Prakash and Divya (RSVP) – Thursday, July 28 from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Back for its 5th year, Austin’s only instructional dance series invites you to take center stage. Learn how to dance on the Dell Hall Stage as the Long Center partners with Ballet Austin to bring you a FREE evening of dance. The event is come and go. No experience is necessary. All ages welcome. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove: Uncle Lucius – Thursday, July 28 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.

Penfold in the Park: Comedy of Errors (Round Rock) – Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m. Show up with a blanket or chair and enjoy Shakespeare’s breeziest and most farcical comedy, overflowing with slapstick, romance, word play, and mistaken identities. The show runs about one hour and forty minutes with intermission and is recommended for middle school ages and up. FREE but donations are appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Shrek the Musical – Thursday, July 28 at 8:15 p.m. Zilker Theatre Production’s summer musical is a cherished Austin cultural event. Shrek The Musical brings the beloved characters from the popular animated films to life on stage. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. There is no charge for parking on Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays, you must pay $5 per car at the meter. FREE; donations greatly appreciated. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: Minions – Friday, July 29. 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. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Babe – Friday, July 29. 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. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Horton Hears a Who – Friday, July 29. 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. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin.

Tea Collection Pop-up Shop – Friday, July 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tea Collection, a globally inspired children’s clothing company based in San Francisco, is heading to Austin to hang out at TOMS for their first ever pop-up shop. Enjoy shopping, local musical guests, arts and crafts, snacks, and a chance to meet the co-founders. They’ll be snapping pictures for the site, sharing styling tips, and handing out giftbags to their first 200 customers. View the full event schedule here. Admission is FREE! TOMS, 1401 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Summer Meals for Kids and Teens (Round Rock) – Friday, July 29 at Noon. Kids and teens facing food scarcity during the summer months are welcome to enjoy a FREE, nutritious meal. The Library will try to meet anticipated demand for lunches. Lunches will be distributed first come, first served, to children ages 0–18 until all meals are gone. There is no enrollment, no proof of need required, and no cost for this program. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Friday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m.  A miller’s daughter becomes a princess after spinning gold into straw, but now must pay a heavy price for her crown. Can she discover the name of the little man who helped her in time? Find out in this traditional puppet show. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Music for Kids with Mr. Will – Friday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. Austin musician “Mr. Will” Dupuy energizes preschoolers — and their parents — with a collection of original and traditional songs. An in-demand natural showman who plays multiple instruments, Dupuy has a personality as big as his signature upright bass and as bright as his wide smile. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Summer Reading Program Finish Line Event – Friday, July 29 from 4-6:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshing snow cones from Kona Ice, hear the sounds of musician Eddie Dickerson, make crafts, and win summer reading prizes while saying farewell to the Summer Reading Program. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Music On the Square (Georgetown) – Friday, July 29 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 Jimi Lee. Georgetown Square.

Purple Martin Party – Friday, July 29 from 8-9:30 p.m. Join Travis Audubon to watch a hurricane of birds as hundreds of thousands of Purple Martins “swirl” into their roosting site each evening. Binoculars are optional. Lawn chairs, cameras, and hats or umbrellas are recommended. FREE! Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Central (parking lot), 5901 N IH-35, Austin.

Penfold in the Park: Comedy of Errors (Round Rock) – Friday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. Show up with a blanket or chair and enjoy Shakespeare’s breeziest and most farcical comedy, overflowing with slapstick, romance, word play, and mistaken identities. The show runs about one hour and forty minutes with intermission and is recommended for middle school ages and up. FREE but donations are appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Shrek the Musical – Friday, July 29 at 8:15 p.m. Zilker Theatre Production’s summer musical is a cherished Austin cultural event. Shrek The Musical brings the beloved characters from the popular animated films to life on stage. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. There is no charge for parking on Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays, you must pay $5 per car at the meter. FREE; donations greatly appreciated. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

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

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