What’s Up? Weekly: June 27 – July 1, 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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TuneBugz! Demo Classes (RSVP) – Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1. Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to sing, dance, bounce, and play with TuneBugz! View locations, schedule, and reserve your child’s FREE spot here.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Iron Giant – Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30. 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: A League of Their Own – Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30. 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: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory – Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30. 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: Curious George – Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30. 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.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Pan (Cedar Park) – Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30 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: Pan (Round Rock) – Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30 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 28 – Friday, July 1 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 27 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Pop into the Thinkery to study pop artist Andy Warhol. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to stack colorful Campbell Soup cans, create Warhol-inspired flower prints, and use their hands to make a modern masterpiece. Laura Freeman and The Hey Lolly Band’s rainbowlicious, puddle-stomping, monster-marching kids’ music will get you dancing 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 27 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.

Crafternoon – Monday, June 27 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.

Positive RePercussions Family Rhythm Jam – Monday, June 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 – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

Crowe’s Nest Farm Program – Monday, June 27 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 – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Music for Kids: Neal Kassanoff – Monday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m. Neal Kassanoff has a Masters in Educational Psychology and is the Director of Groundworks Music Project, an organization that enhances the lives of children by providing free and low cost music classes to preschool with limited means. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents A Wild Goose Chase – Monday, June 27 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 – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Monday, June 27 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, June 27 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.

Tuesday

Kids Club with Miss Jodi – Tuesday, June 28 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: Minions – Tuesday, June 28 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: Despicable Me 2 and Home – Tuesday, June 28 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 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Ninjas in the Night Storytime – Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. Everybody wants to learn how to be a sneaky, sneaky ninja. How better to get the first cookie out of the oven or the best piece of pizza? Or pester your sister when she’s not looking? Listen to a reading of Ninja! Attack of the Clan and other books about these most elusive warriors. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

The Rankin Twins – Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun kids music jam session with country duo the Rankin Twins. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480, Austin.

Unicorn Princess Storytime – Tuesday, June 28 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. Puppet Show (Cedar Park)Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. (toddlers) and 11:15 a.m. (preschoolers). Little ones will enjoy this fun puppet show for kids. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, June 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 – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents A Wild Goose Chase – Tuesday, June 28 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 – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Mindfulness for Families: The Big Om – Tuesday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. Join Elizabeth Hoisington for a sensory meditation–music and rhythmic chanting. “Om” is the original sound of the universe in Hindu belief. After reading a short story, participants will practice mindful bodies, mindful listening, and mindful breathing. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

Hey Lollies Present Armadillo Alice – Tuesday, June 28 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 – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Tuesday, June 28 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 – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. A storytime for night owls of all ages. Get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your sleepy toy, and snuggle in to hear the best bedtime stories ever. Milk and snacks provided. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

Art Smart – Tuesday, June 28 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.

Weeknight Cinema: Hail, Caesar! – Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. Rated PG-13. FREE! APL – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Wednesday

Children’s Day Art Park: Joe McDermott – Wednesday, June 29 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: Despicable Me 2 and Home – Wednesday, June 29 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 29 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.

Best Friends Rock Storytime – Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. Best friends are simply the best, and that’s why BookKids adore stories all about friends having fun, sharing adventures, and (mostly) getting along. If you love a good buddy, you’ll love reading Stick & Stone and other friendly tales, and maybe make a new pal or two. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Stunt Juggler Matt Tardy – Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. Featuring his own brand of relentless, comedic wit and high energy stunts, Matt has amazed family audiences around the world. This show is filled with amazing juggling feats, unbelievable body contortions, audience participation, and hilarious comedy for all ages. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

FLIX Junior: The Iron Giant (Round Rock) – Wednesday, June 29 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.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Wednesday, June 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 – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

The Three Little Pigs – Texas Style – Wednesday, June 29 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 – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Hey Lollies Present Armadillo Alice – Wednesday, June 29 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 – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie Wednesday: The Sponge Bob Movie (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Movie Matinee: Zootopia – Wednesday, June 29 at 4:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Positive RePercussions Family Rhythm Jam – Wednesday, June 29 at 4:00 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 – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, June 29 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! Terrariums – Wednesday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m. Create your own mini-ecosystem in a mason jar. Make a terrarium and watch the magic of nature unfold. Especially designed for elementary aged kids. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

The Wine Down – Wednesday, June 29 from 5-8:00 p.m. Crú Wine Bar will be on-site providing food samples. Music by Amanda Cevallos. Check out a pop-up shop from Saint Bernard 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, June 29 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 29 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, 8 Ball Aitken & The Band of Babies 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.

101x Summer Cinema Series: Jaws – Wednesday, June 29 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.

Thursday

Free Admission to The Blanton – Thursday, June 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a guitar concert by Eric Slavin. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Gusto the Great – Thursday, June 30 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 – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Hey Lollies Present Armadillo Alice – Thursday, June 30 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 – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

There’s Something Fishy Going on in Texas – Thursday, June 30 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 – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents Rumpelstiltskin – Thursday, June 30 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 – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Singing Zoologist Lucas Miller – Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. Children’s musician Lucas Miller will teach kids about nature conservation through song. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Author Nikki Loftin and her Special Spider Characters – Thursday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m. Author Nikki Loftin leads this humorous, intensely hands-on workshop for 1-6 graders, using the spider method to create a character and explore how plot flows from character. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents A Wild Goose Chase – Thursday, June 30 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 – Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin.

Nature Nights: Predators – Thursday, June 30 at 6-9:00 p.m. In this Nature Night, get up close to predators of Central Texas as they fly, stalk, and slither. Enjoy a presentation on birds of prey on the Play Lawn featuring live hawks and owls. Visit the live snake exhibit to learn about snakes native to Central Texas. Find out what it takes to be a herpetologist from Dr. Travis LaDuc in his special presentation about Texas snakes. Books signed by author Divya Srinivasan will be featured in the store. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, June 30 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.

Rhythm on Stage: Brazilian Dance Night (RSVP) – Thursday, June 30 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: James McMurtry – Thursday, June 30 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.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp: Babe – Friday, July 1. 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: The Boxtrolls – Friday, July 1. 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: The Neverending Story – Friday, July 1. 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.

Staci Gray Kids Show (Round Rock) – Friday, July 1 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Children ages 1-5 are invited to sing, dance, and play. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Ribbon Cutting (Pflugerville) – Friday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. To start off July as National Parks and Recreation Month, the city will formally do a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of Black Locust Park. There will be potato sack races with prizes for the kids — and any adults who want to join the pfun. Free ice cream while it lasts. Come dressed as your favorite super hero, or simply wear a cape. FREE! Black Locust Park, 608 W Black Locust, Pflugerville.

Mr. Puppet Performance – Friday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Puppet will entertain the whole family with his unique blend of humor and puppetry. For ages 3 & up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Summer Meals for Kids and Teens (Round Rock) – Friday, July 1 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.

The Three Little Pigs – Texas Style – Friday, July 1 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 – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Staci Gray – Friday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m. Staci Gray gets children to sing, dance, and be just plain silly. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

in.gredients First Friday Block Party – Friday, July 1 from 5-8:00 p.m. Join in.gredients for another family-friendly night of games, live music, and local treats benefitting Workers Defense Project. In addition to a monster Slip n’ Slide, there will be live folk, country, and acoustic blues by Dry Sky & Kyote, plus a balloon twister making balloon animals and hats. Admission is FREE! In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin.

Summer Celebration – Friday, July 1 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy games, door prizes, and hotdogs. Minions movie will start at dusk. FREE! Metz Rec Center, 2704 Canterbury St, Austin.

Music On the Square (Georgetown) – Friday, July 1 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 Square Tones Band. Georgetown Square.

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

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