What’s Up? Weekly: June 19-23, 2017

Looking for things to do in Austin this week? What’s Up Weekly highlights 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 Movies: Zathura: A Space Adventure, Sing, Matilda, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Monday, June 19 – Friday June 23; each movie has various days and showtimes. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$5 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 showtimes and reserve your tickets here. All ages will be admitted to this show but families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse, various locations.

Southwest Theaters’ Summer Movie Series: Journey 2 – Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. $1 per ticket. Southwest Theaters Lake Creek 7, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Trolls (Round Rock) – Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22 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.

Monday

Baby Bloomers: Under the Sea! – Monday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Take the plunge and explore the world—underwater! Investigate plants, animals, and more. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to explore and grow. Try something new each week or build on the previous week’s activities. Cost: Members $3 each / Non-Members $5 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, June 19 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 cancellations. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Magician John O’Bryant – Monday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. The Reading Magic Show encourages children to read and help them realize that whatever they want to learn can be found in a book all while using magic, music, illusion, and audience participation. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Literature Live! Predicts the Forecast: Fantabulous Finger Fun – Monday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. Impress your friends and family this summer and create a frenzy as you focus on fantastic finger puppets. Literature Live! will demonstrate that even tiny puppets can have huge personalities. The library supplies the materials–just bring your imagination, creativity, and digits! FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Tween STEAM – Monday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math this summer with these activities offered in collaboration with the Thinkery. Each program will last approximately 90 minutes. Combine creativity and circuitry to make your own artwork that lights up using copper tape, batteries, and LEDs. Recommended for ages 8-12. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Music & Movement – Monday, June 19 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your favorite little one to stretch, sing, dance, and explore music with rhythm instruments. This program focuses on the Sing and Play recommendations for early literacy, which help develop gross motor skills, listening skills, and social skills, while introducing new vocabulary. Recommended for ages 3-5. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Safari Greg’s Amazing Urban Safari (Round Rock) – Monday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. You are invited to a state-of-the-art magic show written especially for children that combines amazing magic, big laughs, and hilarious surprises! There will be two identical performances. All ages are welcome. Space is available on a first-come/first-served basis. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

You Are the Artist: Watercolor and Scratch Art – Monday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m. Explore the medium of watercolor with a variety of crafts and scratch the black paper to find a rainbow of possibilities. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Family Craft Night: Rainbow Sun Catchers (Pflugerville) – Monday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m. Children ages 5 and up and adults will work together on a fun craft project. Materials available while supplies last. Space is limited. First come, first served. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St W, Pflugerville.

Tuesday

Kids Club – Tuesday, June 20 at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy snacks and a special storytime. Parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Summer Kids Camp: Night at the Museum – Tuesday, June 20 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, Bldg B, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Monster Trucks and Penguins of Madagascar – Tuesday, June 20 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 and Regal Gateway Stadium 16, 9700 Stonelake Blvd, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Armstrong Community School Storytime – Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. Sing songs with one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community 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 Blvd, Austin.

Baby Gym at Champions South – Tuesday, June 20 at 11:15 a.m. Bring your little ones (ages 6-15 months) to play at Champions’ new South location for FREE! Give your kiddos the chance to play at the best play date in town with time to explore, make new friends, and spend special time with you. Champions Ranch Road 1826 Gymnastics & Cheer, 360 Lotus Circle, Austin.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, June 20 at 11:15 a.m. Sensory Storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities like movement and bubbles. This program welcomes children of all abilities to create an inclusive environment. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Mariachi Amor – Tuesday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. Fun and festive traditional Mexican folk music played acoustically with violin, trumpet, guitarrón, vihuela, and voice. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Family Movie Matinee: Despicable Me (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. Rated PG. You may bring a blanket and a pillow. Seating is limited. First come, first served. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St W, Pflugerville.

Tween STEAM: littleBits Theme Park – Tuesday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math this summer with these activities offered in collaboration with the Thinkery. Each program will last approximately 90 minutes. Participants will create a carnival theme ride using littleBits gizmos and gadgets, recyclables, and more. Recommended for ages 8-12. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: Rapunzel – Tuesday, June 20 at 3:30 p.m. A shadow puppet retelling of the classic story, set in contemporary times. The heroine is locked away in an abandoned high-rise building and lives at the mercy of a twisted, grafting landlady posing as her grandmother. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Steve Earle FREE In-Store Performance – Tuesday, June 20 at 5:00 p.m. Celebrate the release of Steve Earle’s brand new album So You Wanna Be An Outlaw on Warner Bros. Records. This is his only Austin show! All ages and FREE! Waterloo Records, 600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Tabletop Tuesday – Tuesday, June 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Family Board Game Night for ages 2-102. Bring your friends and family for a weekly night of all things board games. Play one of the library’s 30+ games or bring your own. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.

Wednesday

Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park: Staci Gray – Wednesday, June 21 at 9:30 a.m. This exciting summer program features local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes, and crafts people. Youngsters can visit the Instrument Zoo (where they can see, touch, and try to play the instruments), talk to symphony musicians and hear them play their instruments, sing and clap along with the star of the show, and try their hands at different art projects under the Art Tent. This year, Austin favorite Bernadette Nason will act as Emcee and Storyteller. Admission is 50¢ per child; adults are FREE. Symphony Square Amphitheater, 1101 Red River St, Austin.

Kids Club – Wednesday, June 21 at 9:30 a.m. Kids of all ages will enjoy snacks, storytime, crafts, and more. Parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods, 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Storytime Yoga (RSVP) – Wednesday, June 21 at 9:30 p.m. Bring your kids of all ages (babies are very welcome) to watch their favorite stories come to life through yoga poses. Reserve your child’s FREE spot here. The Little Yoga House Village, 2700 W Anderson Ln, Ste 229, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Monster Trucks and Penguins of Madagascar – Wednesday, June 21 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 and Regal Gateway Stadium 16, 9700 Stonelake Blvd, Austin.

Tiny Tails Petting Zoo Storytime – Wednesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. If you’re a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, and awesome storytelling, then you’re in luck! Friends from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest creatures in Austin. What a wonderful way to make new friends! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Heartsong Music at the Library – Wednesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. Bring your children from birth through age seven for music, movement, and fun with Heartsong Music. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament – Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. Are you ready to smash? Compete in the annual Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Summer tournament. All dates are seed tournaments for the Championship finals at the Yarborough Branch on August 12. Sign-up begins 30 minutes prior to start time. The first 32 people to sign up are guaranteed a spot to play. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Austin Opera Presents: Onsite Opera – Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. Musicians will perform music from the classic opera repertoire and share fun facts and information to engage children and their families through this unique art form that has something for everyone. If you love music, art, dance, theatre, literature, and/or technology, this event is for you. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Bernadette Nason Presents: Stone Soup – Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. Stone Soup is a powerful, uplifting tale about a hungry soldier who passes through a village in the hope of a good meal, but the villagers claim they have nothing to eat. However, with the soldier’s ingenuity and positive spirit, the villagers come together to make “stone soup” and learn a lesson in generosity and the power of unity. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Elizabeth Kahura Presents Folktales From Africa – Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. Ignite the imagination and the love of the oral storytelling tradition through African storytelling. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Flicks: Cars – Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m. Enjoy popcorn and a movie. Rated G. FREE! Lake Travis Community Libray, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Elephant and Piggie Party – Wednesday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. Celebrate all things Elephant and Piggie. There will be masks, headbands, a photo booth, puppets, and terrible knock-knock jokes. You will walk around with a bird on your head! FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, June 21 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.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, June 21 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, June 21 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, hear performances from Will Knaak and David Hamburger & Erin Bettencourt. FREE but donations to support the Sun Radio Foundation are appreciated. Read about Catherine’s experience here. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Family Craft Night – Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees will get to explore the different avenues of art by trying their hand at new mediums and exciting projects. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Sound & Cinema: Princess Bride – Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. Sound & Cinema 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 Princess Bride with music by Icing (Covering Cake). Rated PG. Food trailers will open by 6:00 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase. The sunset concert will begin at 7:30 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 at The Blanton – Thursday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free admission to the Museum every Thursday. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson (Round Rock)  – Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is to promote the importance of learning how to swim. All participants that show up will get a FREE swim lesson at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. There will also be prizes for all participants, cookies, ice cream, and lemonade to complete the event. Pool entry will be FREE! Cat Hollow Pool, 8600 O’Connor Dr, Round Rock.

Music & Movement – Thursday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your favorite little one to stretch, sing, dance, and explore music with rhythm instruments. This program focuses on the Sing and Play recommendations for early literacy which help develop gross motor skills, listening skills, and social skills, while introducing new vocabulary. Recommended for ages 3-5. FREE! PL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Sensory Storytime – Thursday, June 22 at 11:15 a.m. Sensory Storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities like movement and bubbles. This program welcomes children of all abilities to create an inclusive environment. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, June 22 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a concert by pianist Kiyoshi Kamagawa. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Austin Opera Presents: Onsite Opera – Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Musicians will perform music from the classic opera repertoire and share fun facts and information to engage children and their families through this unique art form that has something for everyone. If you love music, art, dance, theatre, literature and/or technology, this event is for you. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Crafting for a Cause – Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Get together to make the world a sweeter and more caring place for people and animals in need. Recommended for ages 7 and up. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Bernadette Nason Presents: Stone Soup – Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Stone Soup is a powerful, uplifting tale about a hungry soldier who passes through a village in the hope of a good meal, but the villagers claim they have nothing to eat. However, with the soldier’s ingenuity and positive spirit, the villagers come together to make “stone soup” and learn a lesson in generosity and the power of unity. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents: Wiley and the Hairy Man – Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. In this adaptation of a traditional southern folktale, a young Bayou boy named Wiley is challenged to outsmart the Hairy Man, a scary creature who threatens all who come to his swampy home. Literature Live! puppet shows are performed at various Library locations throughout Austin. FREE! APL – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Critterman – Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Are you ready for a positively wild experience? You’ll learn all about wildlife at this fun and educational program with Critterman and his animal ambassadors. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Kids Summer Film Fest: Moana – Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Pirate and Princess Party – Thursday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m. Channel your inner princess and pirate: create your very own princess or pirate name, “walk the plank,” and take photos in princess and pirate themed photo booths. Costumes are encouraged. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Nature Nights: Pollinators – Thursday, June 22 from 6-9:00 p.m. Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology. If you ate something today, you probably have a pollinator to thank for it! Learn how bees, butterflies, and other pollinators impact our lives. Admission is FREE from 6-9:00 p.m.; regular admission prices apply during the day. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Program length can vary. Recommended for children 5 and under. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Austin African American Book Festival: Author Angie Thomas (14+) – Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Since 2007, the Austin African American Book Festival has worked to promote empowerment through literature. NYT Bestselling author Angie Thomas joins the Austin African American Book Festival for a Special Pre-Festival Event. The evening includes Ms. Thomas reading and discussing her NYT #1 Bestselling Novel The Hate U Give for ages 14 and up. The novel is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. There will also be refreshments, raffle prizes, and Special Guest DJ KAY CALI spinning a Tupac Shakur-inspired soundtrack for the evening. FREE! George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St, Austin.

Rhythm on Stage: Bollywood Dance Night (RSVP) – Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. Head over to the stage at the Long Center and join Prakash and Divya for a fun night of FREE Bollywood Dance. Doors Open at 7:00 p.m. Bollywood instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., then dance until 8:45 p.m.! It’s come and go, so stay the entire time and dance or stay as long as you’d like. All ages welcome. Register here. The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Night Builders: Family LEGO Lab – Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. With Legos, 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 – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Around the World in 80 Days (Round Rock) – Thursday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. This new, hilarious take on the classic Jules Verne novel Around the World in 80 Days follows the fearless adventuress Phyllida Fogg, who agrees to an outrageous wager that puts her life and fortune at risk. Danger, romance and comic surprises abound as six actors playing dozens of characters circle the globe in a dramatic race against time! Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Troilus & Cressida Presented by Something for Nothing Theater Company – Thursday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. Two armies, two lovers, two hours. This June, find out what William Shakespeare can do with the story of ancient Troy. Troilus and Cressida is Homeric fan fiction from Shakespeare’s pen. The play has a siege, battles, and the famous final showdown between Achilles and Hector. But there’s also a love story! For this production, the script has been cut down to less than two hours, so it will be a snappy experience, unlike the epic you may have read in school. Bring a blanket or chair and pack some snacks for this FREE Trojan journey. Ramsey Park Pavilion, 4301 N Rosedale Ave, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove: Ray Primm – Thursday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. Experience Austin’s longest-running FREE live music series on Shady Grove’s beautiful pecan tree shaded patio. Unplugged will be featuring exceptional local, regional, and national acts. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Friday

La Patisserie Birthday Celebration – Friday, June 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. La Pâtisserie is celebrating its first birthday for the Burnet location. Enjoy a FREE macaron at either location. South: 602 W Annie St, Austin, or North: 7301 Burnet Rd, Ste 102, Austin.

Toddler Movie Matinee: Cars (Pflugerville) – Friday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. Children up to 5 years of age with a parent/caregiver are welcome to enjoy a movie screening of Disney’s Cars. Rated PG. Bring your blanket and pillow. Parents/Caregivers must stay with their children in the room. Seating is limited. First come, first served. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St W, Pflugerville.

Chilean Guitarist Ricardo Parra Ruiz – Friday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m. Chilean song writer, guitarist, and arranger Ricardo Parra Ruiz has published two discs: Bossa Nova, in which he plays Bossa Nova classics by the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes and which also includes two compositions of his own, and another called Spring is of Both of Us, which includes twelve original compositions. His music moves through various styles including Folk, Trova, Bossa Nova, and Celtic. FREE! APL – Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin.

Magician John O’Bryant – Friday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. The Reading Magic Show encourages children to read and help them realize that whatever they want to learn can be found in a book all while using magic, music, illusion, and audience participation. Recommended for ages 5-10. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents: Wiley and the Hairy Man – Friday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. In this adaptation of a traditional southern folktale, a young Bayou boy named Wiley is challenged to outsmart the Hairy Man, a scary creature who threatens all who come to his swampy home. FREE! APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Little Helpers – Friday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. Ages 4-8 are invited to meet community helpers, such as firefighters, police officers, dentists, energy workers, and learn how they can be helpers in their community. FREE! Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr, Austin.

Tween STEAM: littleBits Theme Park – Friday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m. Explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math this summer with these activities offered in collaboration with the Thinkery. Each program will last approximately 90 minutes. Participants will create a carnival theme ride using littleBits gizmos and gadgets, recyclables, and more. Recommended for ages 8-12. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Community Cinema: Moana – Friday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy a special screening of Moana. Arrive early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy a family favorite on the big screen. Plus, stop by the Community Market to check out all the beautiful art and handcrafted products that Community First! residents make in the various micro-enterprise programs at the Village. Candy, popcorn, water, and sodas will be available for purchase (cash preferred). Concession sales and tips help Community First! friends who will be serving you to earn a modest living income. Movie begins around 8:30 p.m. Rated PG. Reserve your FREE tickets here. A donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.

Around the World in 80 Days (Round Rock) – Friday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. This new, hilarious take on the classic Jules Verne novel Around the World in 80 Days follows the fearless adventuress Phyllida Fogg, who agrees to an outrageous wager that puts her life and fortune at risk. Danger, romance and comic surprises abound as six actors playing dozens of characters circle the globe in a dramatic race against time. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Troilus & Cressida Presented by Something for Nothing Theater Company – Friday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. Two armies, two lovers, two hours. This June, find out what William Shakespeare can do with the story of ancient Troy. Troilus and Cressida is Homeric fan fiction from Shakespeare’s pen. The play has a siege, battles, and the famous final showdown between Achilles and Hector. But there’s also a love story! For this production, the script has been cut down to less than two hours, so it will be a snappy experience, unlike the epic you may have read in school. Bring a blanket or chair and pack some snacks for this FREE Trojan journey. Ramsey Park Pavilion, 4301 N Rosedale Ave, Austin.

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

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Jaelyn Penner
Jaelyn was born and raised in Kansas, but she got to Texas as soon as she could! After a few years of youthful fun in Dallas, Jaelyn decided to make her passion her career and headed to west Texas to make it happen. There, she honed her musical chops while studying Commercial Music, and then headed straight for Austin to help keep it weird. Once here, she unexpectedly found her soul mate, and loves that her husband and two boys are now her biggest fans! Besides being a musician, Jaelyn also works as a corporate event planner, is a self-proclaimed “celebratory expert” and a long-time foodie. She doesn’t feel complete unless she is keeping up with all the cool stuff Austin has to offer.