What’s Up? Weekly: June 20-24, 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: The Iron Giant – Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23. 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. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: The Peanuts Movie (Cedar Park) – Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23 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: The Peanuts Movie (Round Rock) – Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23 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, June 21 – Friday, June 24 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, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Bring your pint sized Picasso to the Thinkery. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to explore cubism, surrealism, and Picasso’s blue period while creating shape collages, jiggling blue Jell-O, and building amazing sensory sculptures. Local musician Miss Ariel 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.

Lunch Bunch – Monday, June 20 at Noon. Children ages 6-10 are invited to bring lunches and listen to a great book. Lay back, relax, and enjoy lunch while listening to The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors. Dessert will be provided. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Hey Lollies Present Armadillo Alice – Monday, June 20 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 – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Brown Paper Puppet Lab – Monday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. Brown paper puppets, tied up with string, these are a few of our favorite things. Join Literature Live! as they teach you how to craft a variety of puppets out of nothing more than brown paper and a bit of masking tape. All supplies will be provided for this hands-on workshop. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

Construction Zone (Round Rock) – Monday, June 20 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The entire family in invited to enjoy collaborative, come-and-go construction fun with LEGOs, Keva Planks, and blocks. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Terrence Taps – Monday, June 20 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 – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Music for Kids: Alyse Black – Monday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. Alyse started out belting Billie Holiday tunes a cappella on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle for pocket change. Since then, she’s performed on NPR, recorded a commercial for Target, moved to Austin, won Billboard’s Annual Songwriting Contest, had several songs placed in movies and TV shows, garnered an endorsement deal with Fishman Amps, and toured the country. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Monday, June 20 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.

Evening Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, June 20 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, June 21 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: The Lego Movie – Tuesday, June 21 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 North FM 620, Building B, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Pan and The Smurfs 2 – Tuesday, 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.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, June 21 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, June 21 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 for you too. This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Unicorn Princess Storytime – Tuesday, June 21 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.

Positive Repercussions Show – Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. (toddlers) and 11:15 a.m. (preschoolers). FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, June 21 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.

Crowe’s Nest Farm Program – Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. Learn about Raptors, also known as Birds of Prey, in this informative and educational program featuring live birds. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Crafternoon – Tuesday, June 21 at 3:00 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 – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

The Three Little Pigs – Texas Style – Tuesday, June 21 at 4:00 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 – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

PJ Storytime – Tuesday, June 21 at 6:15 p.m. Wear your pajamas, have some milk and cookies, then snuggle in for bedtime stories. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Family Laughter Yoga – Tuesday, June 21 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.

Art Smart – Tuesday, June 21 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.

Astronomy on Tap – Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. In June, Astronomy on Tap will have three talks on making the planets; dark energy and how it affects the history and fate of the universe; and a discussion on how the people in the past imagined the space travel in their futures. 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 Grizzly Hall, 2015 E Riverside Dr, Austin.

Wednesday

Children’s Day Art Park: The Hey Lollies– Wednesday, June 22 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.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Pan and The Smurfs 2 – Wednesday, June 22 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, June 22 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.

Austin Taiko – Wednesday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. Austin Taiko is a performance group that is dedicated to the ancient Japanese art of synchronized percussion. Taiko literally means, “Great Drum.” You can feel the primal rhythms of this great traditional art form, performed with a unique Austin flair. Austin Taiko performs both traditional pieces from Japan and original pieces written by members of the team. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

The Peanuts Movie (Round Rock) – Wednesday, June 22 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. $2. Flix Brewhouse, 2200 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock.

The Three Little Pigs – Texas Style – Wednesday, June 22 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 – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Wednesday, June 22 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 – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Magik Theatre Presents The Three Little Pigs – Wednesday, June 22 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 – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Family Movie Wednesday: Strange Magic (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents A Wild Goose Chase – Wednesday, June 22 at 4:00 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 – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, June 22 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! Magical Charms: Calligraphy – Wednesday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m. Kids of all ages and writing abilities–formulate, fashion, divine, create your own magical spells using your most magical handwriting. If you’re worried you can’t write magically enough, never fear. By the end of this charms class you’ll be more than ready for your OWLs. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Family Movie Night: Inside Out – Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, June 22 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 22 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Powell Brothers and Reed Brothers 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.

Blues on the Green – Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. KGSR’s Blues on the Green returns to Zilker Park with FREE, live music. Take your blankets or lawn chairs and join in the fun. This week, it’s the ACL Festival Preview Show featuring Wild Child and Max Frost. Zilker Park (east end where Lou Neff Road wraps around), 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, June 23 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, June 23 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.

Sensory Storytime – Thursday, June 23 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, June 23 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a cello and piano concert by Ying Zhang and SungEun Park. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Thursday Matinee – The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Thursday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m. Rated PG-13. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Roald Dahl Movie Marathon – Thursday, June 23 from 1:30-7:00 p.m. To celebrate the upcoming film release of Roald Dahl’s The BFG and the 100th anniversary of his birth, the library will be screening three of his most popular books-to-movies: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G), Matilda (PG), and James and the Giant Peach (PG). There will also be Roald Dahl-related crafts and activities such as James’ famous peach and your very own BFG ears. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Flying Theater Machine (Cedar Park) – Thursday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 will enjoy this fun improv show. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

You Are the Force – Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. Join the fun, you will, for an epic Star Wars adventure. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Crowe’s Nest Farm Program – Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. Learn about Raptors, also known as Birds of Prey, in this informative and educational program featuring live birds. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Thursday, June 23 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 – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Magik Theatre Presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. Bears, porridge, a house in the woods, and a nap, what could possibly go wrong?  We’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 – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Circus Chickendog – Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. Circus dogs, juggling, tricks, and more. This unique show will be fun for the whole family. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Hey Lollies Present Armadillo Alice – Thursday, June 23 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 – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Nature Nights: Pollinate – Thursday, June 23 at 6-9:00 p.m. How many pollinators does it take to make a banana split? Come find out! Pollinators play an important role in our ecosystems by pollinating not only our native plants, but our food crops, too. Learn about all the bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in the area and their impact on our modern lives. Listen to music by Lucas Miller. Plus, author Laura Logan will sign Little Butterfly in the Store. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, June 23 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: Ray Wylie Hubbard – Thursday, June 23 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.

Shakespeare at Ramsey Park: The Winter’s Tale – Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. The annual tradition of Shakespeare at Ramsey Park continues in 2016 with William Shakespeare’s lovely fairytale, The Winter’s Tale, produced with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the wonderful language of Shakespeare. Family friendly and FREE! Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin.

Movies in the Park: Babe (Elgin) – Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. Bring the family, blankets, and/or lawn chairs. Concessions available for purchase. FREE! Elgin Memorial Park, 1127 N Main St, Elgin.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory – Friday, June 24. 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. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Curious George – Friday, June 24. 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. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Iron Giant – Friday, June 24. 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. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: A League of Their Own – Friday, June 24. 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. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin.

Music & Movement – Friday, June 24 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.

Summer Meals for Kids and Teens (Round Rock) – Friday, June 24 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.

Singing Zoologist Lucas Miller – Friday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents A Wild Goose Chase – Friday, June 24 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 – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Pete the Cat Storytime – Friday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a special story time featuring activities, refreshments, and special guest Pete the Cat. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Summer Carnival – Friday, June 24 from 2-4:00 p.m. The first 10 tickets are FREE and admission is FREE! Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr, Austin.

After Hours Movie Event: Independence Day – Friday, June 24 at 6:15 p.m. Watch the original movie before the aliens return this summer and join in on the fun. Featuring: popcorn and cotton candy, alien face painting, alien cupcakes, photo booth, alien crafts, buttons, and games. Rated PG-13. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Music On the Square (Georgetown) – Friday, June 24 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 Woundloose Band. Georgetown Square.

That Racket! Goes On Vacation (15+) – Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Award-winning musical improv troupe That Racket! and guest troupes will perform entirely improvised, made up on the spot, shows with musical numbers. Bring your vacation-inspired suggestions and enjoy a surprising, imaginative night of Austin improv. Recommended for ages 15+. FREE! Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Music in the Park: BillyRay Sheppard (Pflugerville) – Friday, June 24 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.

Movie Night at Community Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy (RSVP) – Friday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy. Arrive early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy a family favorite on the big screen. 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. Movie begins at sundown. Reserve your FREE tickets here. Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.

Shakespeare at Ramsey Park: The Winter’s Tale – Friday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m. The annual tradition of Shakespeare at Ramsey Park continues in 2016 with William Shakespeare’s lovely fairytale, The Winter’s Tale, produced with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the wonderful language of Shakespeare. Family friendly and FREE! Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin.

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

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