What’s Up? Weekly: May 15-19, 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.

What's Up? Weekly - Austin

Monday

Dog Storytime – Monday, May 15 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.

Music & Movement – Monday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your favorite little one to stretch, sing, dance, and explore music with rhythm instruments. Recommended for ages 3-5. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Evening Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, May 15 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 – Tuesday, May 16 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.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, May 16 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, May 16 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 and read some stories. Perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Baby Gym at Champions South – Tuesday, May 16 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.

Storytime Yoga (RSVP) – Tuesday, May 16 at 2:30 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.

Bow Wow Reading – Read to Scout! – Tuesday, May 16 at 3:30 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. Open to children of all reading levels. Suggested for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Crafternoon – Tuesday, May 16 at 3:30 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 – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Crafternoon – Tuesday, May 16 at 4:00 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 – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

LEGO Lab – Tuesday, May 16 at 4:30 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! Program length can vary, please call branch for details. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Tabletop Tuesday – Tuesday, May 16 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.

PJ Story Time – Tuesday, May 16 at 6:15 p.m. Wear your pajamas, have some milk and cookies, and snuggle in for a bedtime story. All ages are welcome. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Austin.

Family Laughter Yoga – Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Laughter Yoga is like kindergarten recess for adults, with lots of eye contact, high energy, movement, and an atmosphere filled with child-like playfulness. Bring joy to your body through lots of laughter, silliness, and deep inhalation and exhalation, which increase the net supply of oxygen to your body and your brain. FREE! Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Dr, Austin.

Wednesday

Free Breakfast Entree at Chick-fil-a – Wednesday, May 17 at participating Austin locations. Please call your nearest location to confirm hours and availability. FREE! Multiple locations in Austin.

Kids Club – Wednesday, May 17 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.

Tiny Tails Petting Zoo – Wednesday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. If you’re a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens, AND great 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, Austin.

Crafternoon – Wednesday, May 17 at 3:00 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 – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St., Austin.

Minecraft Club – Wednesday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. Play Minecraft! Laptops are available. You can also bring your own or other mobile device that has Minecraft downloaded. Recommended for ages 7 and up. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Discovery! Make Your Own Puzzle – Wednesday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. The Discovery hands on program explores all sorts of different topics, including science, literature, technology, and more. Especially designed for elementary aged kids. This week, create your very own picture on a puzzle. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, May 17 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, May 17 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, May 17 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 Barbara Nesbitt and Scott Collins. 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.

Music on Main Street (Round Rock) – Wednesday, May 17 from 6-8:00 p.m. The City of Round Rock brings you Music on Main Street, a music series Wednesdays from March through May. This week, Chalk Board Poets will perform Indy folk-rock. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family. Visit the variety of dining options on Main Street or pack a picnic basket to enjoy the evening of fun and music. Food vendors will be on site. FREE! Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E Main St, Round Rock.

Waller Creek Conversations – Wednesday, May 17 from 6-8:00 p.m. Austinites are invited to view designs for the new Waller Creek Park. The community will learn about designs for the district, including Waterloo Park, the Moody Amphitheater, and get a first look at the Waller Delta, where the mouth of the creek meets Lady Bird Lake. Community members are also invited to participate in an interactive activity during the sessions to provide feedback on bike paths and trails, playscapes, and lighting for the parks within the Waller Creek district. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. FREE! Palm Door on Sabine, 401 Sabine St, Austin.

Family Craft Night – Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. At Family Craft Night, attendees get to explore the different avenues of art by trying their hand at new mediums and exciting projects. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Thursday

Third Thursday at The Blanton – Thursday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition to offering free admission, The Blanton is open late and offers a variety of activities from yoga to live music. Find the complete schedule of events here. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.

Free Noon Concert – Thursday, May 18 at Noon. Take a 30-minute lunchtime break to hear a concert by pianist Joyce Wu. FREE! Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St, Austin.

Explorer’s Club (Cedar Park) – Thursday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet to explore a set of rotating programs. This week: Exciting Explorations. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Culture Keepers – Thursday, May 18 from 6-8:00 p.m. Learn how to preserve your culture through innovative projects, African American history, art, and culture. Participate in visual and performing arts events, cultural exchanges, and community forums. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, May 18 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.

Unplugged at the Grove: James McMurtry – Thursday, May 18 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.

Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors – Thursday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m. Join Austin Shakespeare for The Comedy of Errors, a fast-paced tale of mistaken identities where two pairs of twins reunite amid a tangle of crazy comic characters. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin.

Movies in the Park: Aladdin en Español – Thursday, May 18 at 8:45 p.m. This year–to celebrate Movies in the Park’s 25th anniversary (and Alamo’s 20th!)–they’re screening an all 1992 series of films. Enjoy a host of family-friendly 90’s throwbacks in parks all over Austin. This week’s selection is Aladdin en español. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs (and don’t forget a picnic!) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky. FREE! Dove Springs District Park, 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin.

Friday

Bike to Work Day 2017 – Friday, May 19 from 7-9:30 a.m. Bike Austin, Austin’s largest bicycling advocacy and education organization, is gearing up to host its annual Bike to Work Day. Austin is just one of the many cities that will be participating in this nationwide event, which encourages residents to bike to work throughout the year, as well as celebrate bicycle safety and advocacy in the Austin community. When you bike to work, you can stop at one of 40+ complimentary fueling stations for snacks and swag, and after work, hit the after party at Google Fiber! FREE! Multiple locations, Austin.

Bilingual Story Time (Round Rock)– Friday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. Join Spanish Schoolhouse for children’s stories, songs, and activities in Spanish and English. This program is a lively, entertaining way for young children to have fun and learn Spanish. FREE! Baby Earth, 106 E Old Settlers Blvd D-100, Round Rock.

Friends of Riverside Block Party – Friday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Celebrate community and enjoy games, live music, face painters, prizes, and more. FREE! Graffiti wall behind businesses, 2015 E Riverside Dr, Austin.

Old Town Street Festival (Leander) – Friday, May 19 from 5-9:00 p.m. The streets of Old Town Leander will fill with local and national artisans offering handcrafted creations. Texas bands and artist will bring the stage to life, and family-friendly activities will delight both adults and children. Rick Trevino headlines the 2017 festival. Admission is FREE! VIP tickets, food, beverages and activity tokens are available to purchase. Old Town Leander, 100 N Brushy St, Leander.

Jon Parmentier Performance – Friday, May 19 from 6-8:00 p.m. 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. FREE! in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin.

Community Cinema: Top Gun – Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy a special screening of Top Gun. 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.

Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors – Friday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. Join Austin Shakespeare for The Comedy of Errors, a fast-paced tale of mistaken identities where two pairs of twins reunite amid a tangle of crazy comic characters. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr, 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.
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