What’s Up? Weekly: June 5-9, 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 AdventureSing, and Matilda, – Monday, June 5 – Thursday June 8, various 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: Hotel Transylvania – Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. $1 per ticket. Southwest Theaters Lake Creek 7, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: The Secret Life of Pets (Round Rock) – Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8 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 5 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.

Touch a Truck (Cedar Park) – Monday, June 5 at 9:00 a.m. Explore some awesome city trucks like a fire engine and construction vehicles. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Dog Storytime – Monday, June 5 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.

Captain Underpants and the Underwear Fair – Monday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. Celebrate Captain Underpants and his crew with games and activities all about underwear. Toss the underwear into the toilet, make a superhero cape and much, much more. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Crafternoon – Monday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. The library has paper crafts, easy sewing, and more fun projects for the whole family. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd., Austin

Literature Live! Presents: Wiley and the Hairy Man – Monday, June 5 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 – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: Rapunzel – Monday, June 5 at 3:00 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 – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Hey Lollies Present: Iris Saves the Land of Black and White – Monday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, brings the colors back to the land. Children will learn about the colors of the rainbow and participate in the music. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Astronomy on Tap – Monday, June 5 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy three talks on a range of exciting topics presented by astronomers from around the country visiting Austin for the American Astronomical Society’s 230th meeting. The awesome speakers confirmed include Dr. Jackie Faherty, an expert in the field of brown dwarfs and exoplanet atmospheres, Prof. Konstantin Batygin, the originator of the search for Planet 9, and Dr. Bonnie Meinke, a planetary scientists and outreach astronomer for the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. Open to all ages and FREE! The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin.

Tuesday

Kids Club – Tuesday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy snacks and a special storytime with Miss Jodi. Parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Summer Kids Camp: Kung Fu Panda 3 – Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9:00 a.m. The movie itself will start at 10:00 a.m. in one of the dine-in theaters. FREE! Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N FM 620, Building B, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Kung Fu Panda 3 and Ice Age: Collision Course – Tuesday, June 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 and Regal Gateway Stadium 16, 9700 Stonelake Blvd Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Millie McSilly Storytime – Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. Marvelous Milly McSilly is back for a storytime full of magic, laughter, and bubbles. She will read awesome stories and have a bubble blast party. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Baby Gym at Champions South – Tuesday, June 6 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 6 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.

Literature Live! Presents: Wiley and the Hairy Man – Tuesday, June 6 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 – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Family Movie Matinee: Frozen (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. You may bring a blanket and a pillow. Seating is limited. First come, first served. Rated PG. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St W, Pflugerville.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: Rapunzel – Monday, June 6 at 3:00 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 – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S 5th St, Austin.

LEGO Lab – Tuesday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. With LEGOs, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with LEGOs provided by the Library. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd., Austin.

Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas (Pflugerville) – Tuesday, June 6 from 3-7:00 p.m. The Heritage House Museum presents a special traveling exhibit called “Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas.” “Citizens at Last” focuses on the twenty-seven-year campaign for woman suffrage in Texas with panel topics covering the national beginnings of the movement, early Texas leaders, anti-suffrage sentiments, efforts to amend the Texas Constitution, primary suffrage, and, finally, the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. FREE! Heritage House Museum, 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville.

Elephant and Piggie Party – Tuesday, June 6 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 – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

LEGO Lab – Tuesday, June 6 at 3:30 p.m. With LEGOs, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with LEGOs provided by the Library. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. César Chávez St., Austin.

Family Night: Board Games – Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. You are invited to the library for family fun with board games. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

UMLAUF After Dark: Summer Social – Tuesday, June 6 from 6-8:00 p.m. This special June date is a “Summer Social,” showcasing the UMLAUF’s features as an ideal Austin event destination for gatherings including rehearsal dinners and weddings; family occasions of all kinds; corporate events; and non-profit fundraisers. All visitors will experience the UMLAUF in a different light – afternoon to dusk – enjoying complimentary beverages and light bites. FREE! UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin.

Lizzie Velasquez Speaking & Signing – Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. Born with a rare genetic condition, Lizzie Velasquez always knew she was different, but it wasn’t until she was much older that she understood what that meant to others. At 17 years old, she came across a viral video entitled “World’s Ugliest Woman”–only to discover that it featured her. In response, she decided to stand up on behalf of victims everywhere and created one of the web’s most popular YouTube channels ever and a TED talk that has drawn tens of millions of viewers. Brilliantly drawing on Lizzie’s wisdom and sentiment, Dare to Be Kind presents the path to acceptance, love, and tolerance, and provides a framework to help us lead confident, resilient lives and, ultimately, forge a radically compassionate world. The speaking portion of this event is FREE! To have a book signed, one must be purchased from BookPeople. BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Wednesday

Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park: Beto and the Fairlanes – Wednesday, June 7 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. This week, enjoy a special performance by Beto and the Fairlanes. Admission is 50¢ per child; adults are FREE. Symphony Square Amphitheater, 1101 Red River St, Austin.

Storytime Yoga (RSVP) – Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30 a.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.

Kids Club – Wednesday, June 7 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.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Kung Fu Panda 3 and Ice Age: Collision Course – Wednesday, June 7 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.

Curious George with the Man in the Yellow Hat + Joe McDermott LIVE! (Round Rock) – Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. First, join Joe McDermott as he performs live in Prete Plaza starting at 10:00 a.m., then head across the street to the Library, where Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat will meet new friends and pose for photos from 11:00 a.m. to noon. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Elephant and Piggie Storytime – Wednesday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy an over-the-top puppet show performance that will leave you giggling for hours. BookPeople’s very talented performers will be reenacting the awesome adventures of Elephant and Piggie for a storytime you don’t want to miss. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Hey Lolly Music presents Iris Saves the Land of Black and Whitec – Wednesday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. The Land of Black and White is ruled by a (puppet) king who has banned all color. It’s up to Iris and the audience to bring back color to the land. Recommended for ages 3 & up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Magician John O’Bryant – Wednesday, June 7 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 – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Mariachi Amor – Wednesday, June 7 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 – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

Family Flicks: Storks – Wednesday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a movie and popcorn. Rated PG. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Austin.

Literature Live! Predicts the Forecast: Fantabulous Finger Fun – Wednesday, June 7 at 3:30 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 – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Movie Matinee: Moana  – Wednesday, June 7 at 4:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Discovery! Shadow Factory Puppet Show – Wednesday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. In A Wild Goose Chase, Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory takes the audience to a world filled with dancing pants, guitar rockin’ grandmothers, mischievous spaceships, and many more whimsical images. Poetry springs hilariously to life as soon as Matt’s handmade, expressive shadow puppets hit the screen. Especially designed for elementary aged kids. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, June 7 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.

Pajama Storytime  – Wednesday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children 5 and under. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr., Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, June 7 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 7 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 Tomas Ramirez and Jon Blondell. 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.

Thursday

Free Admission at The Blanton – Thursday, June 8 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.

Music & Movement – Thursday, June 8 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 8 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 8 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear students of Pasha Sabouri perform pieces for the violin. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Bernadette Nason Presents: Stone Soup – Thursday, June 8 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 – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Bow Wow Reading with Aussie – Thursday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. Certified Austin Dog Alliance volunteer teams with trained therapy dogs will be waiting for kids to read stories to them. This program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Joe McDermott Performance– Thursday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. Award-winning children’s musician Joe McDermott is sure to a smile on your face. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Austin.

Literature Live! Presents: Wiley and the Hairy Man – Thursday, June 8 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 – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Elizabeth Kahura Presents Folktales From Africa – Thursday, June 8 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 – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Captain Underpants and the Underwear Fair – Thursday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m. Celebrate Captain Underpants and his crew with games and activities all about underwear. Toss the underwear into the toilet, make a superhero cape, and much, much more. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

LEGO Lab – Thursday, June 8 at 4:00 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 – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Wine Walk – Thursday, June 8 from 5-9:00 p.m. Get to know the eclectic mix of businesses in the Galleria while discovering great wines from all over the world. This event is open to everyone, so bring your friends, family, groups, or date for a fun way to spend a Thursday evening. FREE! Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie Night: Cars – Thursday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. Water, juice, and popcorn will be provided. Rated G. FREE! Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr, Austin.

Nature Nights: Reptiles and Birds of Prey – Thursday, June 8 from 6-9:00 p.m. Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology. The family fun begins with an up-close look at predators who slither and fly — featuring presentations from experts and appearances from real live raptors and snakes. 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 8 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. Recommended for children 5 and under. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove: Bob Schneider – Thursday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m. KGSR’s ‘Unplugged at The Grove’ is returning for its 24th season. Starting early April thru mid-September, people of all ages have the opportunity to 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.

Around the World in 80 Days (Round Rock) – Thursday, June 8 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 8 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.

Friday

Alamo Kids Camp Movies:  Sing and The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Friday, June 9, various 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.

Austin Community College: Hands on Science (Pflugerville) – Friday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss this traveling program from the Austin Community College’s Physics Department. Exhibits are hands-on and appropriate for students in Grades K-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult/caregiver. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St W, Pflugerville.

Circus Chickendog – Friday, June 9 at 1:00 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 Rd, Austin.

Pirate and Princess Party – Friday, June 9 at 2:00 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 – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Little Helpers – Friday, June 9 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.

You are the Artist: Watercolor and Scratch Art – Friday, June 9 at 2:00 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 – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin.

Frost Bank Summer Sweet Treats East 7th – Friday, June 9 from 3-5:00 p.m. Frost invites families to visit participating Austin-area financial centers for a cold and sweet summer treat. Frost will host a series of local providers offering guests a variety of frozen goodies. This week, guests can enjoy Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs at Frost Bank’s East 7th Financial Center. FREE! East 7th Street Financial Center, 2421 E 7th St, Austin.

Friday Movie Matinee: Jurassic World – Friday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. Rated PG-13. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

LEGO Lab – Friday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m. With LEGOs, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. 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.

Jon Parmentier LIVE – Friday, June 9 from 6-8:00 p.m. Music inspired by nature. The sound might best be described as relaxing acoustic instrumental guitar, but what Jon Parmentier really does with sound (no words!) is paint visions, stories, emotions. Jon derives rich melodies by exploring the distinct moods of open tunings for guitar. His CD Texas Hill Country helps you visualize the landscape and natural forces that shape the heart of Texas. FREE! in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin.

ATX Television Festival’s Parks & Recreation Outdoor Screening – Friday, June 9 from 6-10:00 p.m. Attention all beautiful tropical fish and poetic, noble land mermaids. ATX Season 6 is going full on Pawnee! Enjoy an evening of awesome music, Harvest Festival-themed activities, delicious food and drink from Jo’s Coffee, a Smallest Park in Texas photo op, and a screening of 2 episodes of Parks & Recreation. And also, possibly, the best thing to potentially ever happen to anyone, anywhere, in the history of the universe — Li’l Sebastian will be in attendance. No ticket necessary, event is FREE! Hotel San Jose Parking Lot, 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Frida Friday – Art Mercado – Friday, June 9 from 6-10:00 p.m. Frida Fridays are unique opportunities to celebrate women* artists and women led initiatives, and shop a carefully curated line up of amazing artisans with ofrendas (offerings) to bring out your inner goddess/bruja/chingona/witch/artist. Be prepared for a magical experience. These WOC centered marketplaces are spaces to connect, be inspired/inspire, shop, and support each other. Plus, nourish your belly with delicious food from Kebabalicious! Kid-friendly and FREE! Food and beverage will be available to purchase. Kebabalicious, 1311 E 7th St, Austin.

Moana – Friday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. It’s Disney’s latest animated feature which pays tribute to Polynesian culture with the story of a spirited teenager seeking adventure. Plus, there will be children’s arts and crafts activities. FREE!  Asian American Resource Center, 401 Cameron Rd, Austin.

ROT Rally Parade & Free Concert – Friday, June 9 at 7:45 p.m. The ROT Biker Rally is the largest “turnstile” motorcycle rally in the country. Although the Travis County Expo Center is the main location for the Rally, the Friday of Rally weekend, there is a parade and concert downtown. Bikes will leave the expo at 7:45 p.m. Music starts right after the bikes finish parking. FREE! Congress Ave from Cesar Chavez to 11th St, Austin.

Community Cinema: La La Land – Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy a special screening of La La Land. Austin-based Latin jazz trio Tres will play before the movie begins. 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-13. Reserve your FREE tickets here. A donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.

Austin Civic Orchestra Pops Concert – Friday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. Along with songs by the Beatles, the family-friendly program includes pieces from Hamilton and Game of Thrones, jazz music, and more. Feel free to bring a picnic basket, cooler, and blanket to enhance your hillside experience. Free parking is available in the polo field above the theater. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin.

Troilus & Cressida Presented by Something for Nothing Theater Company – Friday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. Two armies, two lovers, two hours! 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! The tradition of Shakespeare in Ramsey Park continues with the 2017 summer show. The company produces the plays with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the wonderful language of Shakespeare. 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.

Around the World in 80 Days (Round Rock) – Friday, June 9 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.

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.
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