What’s Up? Weekly: July 4-8, 2016

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Alamo Kids Camp: Babe – Monday, July 4 – Thursday, July 7. 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 West Anderson Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Neverending Story – Monday, July 4 – Thursday, July 7. 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 Boxtrolls – Monday, July 4 – Thursday, July 7. 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: Horton Hears a Who – Monday, July 4 – Wednesday, July 6. 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Home (Cedar Park) – Monday, July 4 – Thursday, July 7 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: Home (Round Rock) – Monday, July 4 – Thursday, July 7 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 5 – Friday, July 8 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

Find the Best 4th of July Festivals & Fireworks in Austin here.

Free Admission to The LBJ Presidential Library – Monday, July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To ensure President Johnson’s wish for the library to “be available to all,” entrance fees are waived on several days during the year, including 4th of July. FREE! LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St, Austin.

Independence Day Celebration (Bee Cave) – Monday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy live music by Vallejo and KP & The Boom Boom. Children can enjoy a complimentary face painter and other activities. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. FREE! Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.

Austin Symphony’s July 4th Concert and Fireworks – Monday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m. Grab a picnic and a blanket and head to Vic Mathias Shores to declare your Independence! The ASO will perform at 8:30 p.m., followed by “mile-high” fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. FREE! Find parking information here. Vic Mathias Shores, 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Tuesday

Kids Club with Miss Jodi – Tuesday, July 5 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: Shrek 2 – Tuesday, July 5 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. Receive a free popcorn with this couponFREE! Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 North FM 620, Building B, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Minions and The Peanuts Movie – Tuesday, July 5 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 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Roll in the Dirt Storytime – Tuesday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m. No one’s really going to roll in the dirt at this storytime. Mainly because it would get on all the books. But wouldn’t it be fun if we could? One of the greatest things about summer is kicking off your shoes and walking outside without worrying so much about getting dirty. And who better to celebrate the glories of griminess with than a certain mess-prone dog we all know and love? Come on down for a reading of Harry the Dirty Dog and other stories about the joys of getting outside. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Unicorn Princess Storytime – Tuesday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m. Special storytime with Andrea from A Cat of Impossible Colour. FREE! All Things Kids @The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Ct, Austin.

Mr. Johnny & Family (Cedar Park)Tuesday, July 5 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 5 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.

There’s Something Fishy Going on in Texas – Tuesday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. Join Bill Balboa from Sea Grant Texas (a Texas A&M University and NOAA affiliated program) and learn about marine and coastal habitats. You’ll learn who, and what, lives there. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Mindfulness for Families: Riding the Waves – Tuesday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. Have you ever noticed how thoughts come and go like waves of an ocean or stream? You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to ride them more easily. Have fun making an origami paper boat to remind you how a boat can ride the waves, and the mind can too. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Tuesday, July 5 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 – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Sew Happy – Tuesday, July 5 at 5:00 p.m. Each month, participants in this new sewing program will tackle a different small hand-sewn project. From pocket ninjas to embroidered cards to sloths – it will be cuteness overload! You’ll be Sew Happy you joined the fun. All supplies are provided. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Adults are welcome to join in the fun. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Art Smart – Tuesday, July 5 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.

Hillside Summer Concert Series – Tuesday, July 5 from 7-9:00 p.m. Head to the hillside for free, live music every Tuesday in July. Hear live music by New Generation, Mari y Cien Grados, and Canonazo. 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.

Wednesday

Regal Summer Movie Express: Minions and The Peanuts Movie – Wednesday, July 6 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.

Family Coloring Therapy – Wednesday, July 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. Breathe deeply. Focus on the beautiful picture at hand as relaxation exercises creative thought. Coloring pages, coloring tools, and lunch will be provided. FREE but donations accepted and appreciated. AB Cantu/Pan American Rec Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin.

Ms. Staci Storytime – Wednesday, July 6 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! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

The Capital of Texas Zoo Show – Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. The Capital of Texas Zoo Show presents a demonstration of live exotic reptiles, mammals, and birds, which emphasizes a message of respect for the living world. An educational presentation is delivered in a fun and exciting way. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

FLIX Junior: The Muppet Movie (Round Rock) – Wednesday, July 6 at 11 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.

Gusto the Great – Wednesday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m. The magic of Gusto the Great is fun, friendly, and amazing. Find out what magic can be found in books when you know where to look. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents A Wild Goose Chase – Wednesday, July 6 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 – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Positive RePercussions Family Rhythm Jam – Wednesday, July 6 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 – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie Wednesday: Goosebumps (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, July 6 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Curious World Tour (Round Rock) – Wednesday, July 6 from 3-8:00 p.m. Hitting the road in a rugged, colorful vehicle that unfolds to create a mobile playful learning environment for children and families, global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt invites explorers of all ages on a personal journey with beloved HMH characters like Curious George – who celebrates his 75th birthday this year – inspiring them to ask questions, open their minds, and take a hands-on approach to the world around them through interactive, multi-disciplinary educational activities. FREE! Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E Main St, Round Rock.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Wednesday, July 6 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 – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Magik Theatre Presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Wednesday, July 6 at 4:00 p.m. Bears, porridge, a house in the woods, and a nap, what could possibly go wrong? You’ll find out as a young girl comes across the house in the woods and soon becomes very interested. As she enters, she helps herself to a bowl of porridge, a relaxing “break” on a chair, and a nap on a bed. Little does she know she’s visiting a house owned by the Bear family! Can Goldilocks wake up from her nap before the family comes home? Will she stay for dinner or will she be dinner? Find out in this fun-filled version of the classic story. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, July 6 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! Make a Toad Abode – Wednesday, July 6 at 4:30 p.m. Invite toads to come live in your backyard by making them a home. Especially designed for elementary aged kids. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

William Joyce Speaking & Signing Ollie’s Odyssey – Wednesday, July 6 at 6:00 p.m. From the creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Guardians of Childhood comes a grand adventure of valor, friendship, and a look into the mysterious world of favorite toys. The speaking portion of this event is FREE! To get a book signed, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, July 6 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 6 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Chris King and Los Coast 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.

Sound & Cinema: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – Wednesday, July 6 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 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with music by The Echocentrics. Rated PG. 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.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, July 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.

Unicorn Princess Storytime – Thursday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. Special storytime with Andrea from A Cat of Impossible Colour. FREE! All Things Kids @The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Ct, Austin.

Curious World Tour – Thursday, July 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hitting the road in a rugged, colorful vehicle that unfolds to create a mobile playful learning environment for children and families, global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt invites explorers of all ages on a personal journey with beloved HMH characters like Curious George – who celebrates his 75th birthday this year – inspiring them to ask questions, open their minds, and take a hands-on approach to the world around them through interactive, multi-disciplinary educational activities. FREE! Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin.

Dinosaur George – Thursday, July 7 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. “Dinosaur George” Blasing is a self-taught paleontologist and animal behaviorist with more than 35 years of study and research. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Sensory Storytime – Thursday, July 7 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 7 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a guitar concert by Travis Johnson. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Thursday Matinee: Jurassic Park – Thursday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m. Rated PG-13. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

John O’Bryan, Magic Dork – Thursday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. John O’Bryan presents a fun magic show for kids in K-5. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

The Three Little Pigs – Texas Style – Thursday, July 7 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 – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Magik Theatre Presents The Three Little Pigs – Thursday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m. He’ll huff, and he’ll puff, and he’ll blow you away. This is one serious wolf, looking for one serious meal, and three little pigs sound delectable. All he has to do is get into their little houses, one made of straw, one made of sticks, and one made of bricks. Find out what happens in our rendition of this classic tale. You’ll be blown away by the fun of it all. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Gusto the Great – Thursday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m. The magic of Gusto the Great is fun, friendly, and amazing. Find out what magic can be found in books when you know where to look. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Crowe’s Nest Farm Program – Thursday, July 7 at 4:00 p.m. Learn about Raptors, also known as Birds of Prey, in this informative and educational program which features live birds. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, July 7 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: Shane Smith & The Saints – Thursday, July 7 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 7 at 8 p.m. Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated. The show runs about one hour and forty minutes with intermission and is recommended for middle school ages and up. No reservations are required. Just show up with a blanket or chair and enjoy free Shakespeare in the park! Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: The Boxtrolls  – Friday, July 8. 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.

Alamo Kids Camp: Horton Hears a Who – Friday, July 8. 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: The Muppet Movie  – Friday, July 8. 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.

Summer Meals for Kids and Teens (Round Rock) – Friday, July 8 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.

Hey Lollies Present Armadillo Alice – Friday, July 8 at 2:00 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 – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Staci Gray Concert – Friday, July 8 at 4:00 p.m. Staci Gray’s original music gets children to sing, dance, and be just plain silly. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

The Nowhere Men Concert – Friday, July 8 at 4:00 p.m. Get your Beatles fix with the Nowhere Men Beatles cover band. Bring the whole family to hear these rock/pop classics from the 60s and 70s. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Music Under the Star – Friday, July 8 from 6-9:00 p.m. Bring the whole family, camp chairs, and blankets to enjoy live music by The Midnight Stroll with Walker Lukens. Concessions available for purchase. FREE! Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Music On the Square (Georgetown) – Friday, July 8 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 Bluegrass Showmen. Georgetown Square.

Music in the Park (Pflugerville) – Friday, July 8 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends, and neighbors for a FREE evening of music, entertainment, and relaxation. This week’s performers are El Tulé. Food and drinks available for purchase. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville.

Penfold in the Park: Comedy of Errors (Round Rock) – Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m. Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated. The show runs about one hour and forty minutes with intermission and is recommended for middle school ages and up. No reservations are required. Just show up with a blanket or chair and enjoy free Shakespeare in the park! Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Movie Night at Community Cinema: The Lego Movie (RSVP) – Friday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy a special screening of The Lego Movie. Arrive early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks. Candy, popcorn, water and sodas will be available for purchase (cash only). Concession sales and tips help Community First! friends who will be serving you to earn a modest living income. Event begins at 8:00pm, movie begins at sundown. FREE with RSVP. Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.

Shrek the Musical – Friday, July 8 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. 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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