Keep cool this hot weekend with these Austin family events, July 20-22

I’m not going to lie. This weekend might be unbearable. We’re talking 100+ all three days and not a rain drop in sight. Ick!

Plan your weekend fun with the kids accordingly. (Hint: indoors in the heat of the day, plenty of water, sunscreen and bug spray!)

Here are some fun things to do:

Jude Kozakiewicz, 3, paints a picture at the Blanton’s WorkLab on in 2014. Art supplies are provided for children of all ages to create, paint, draw, design, and doodle. Julia Robinson/ for American-Statesman

FRIDAY

Blanton Museum. Deeper Dives for ages 8-10, 10 a.m. Friday; Free Diving for ages 11-14, 1 p.m. Friday.  Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org

Literature Live Presents “King Midas.” 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.

Teen Videogame Free Play. 2 p.m. Fridays, Central Library.

Lego Lab. 2 p.m. Friday, University Hills Branch.

“Black Panther,” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

LittleBits Theme Park. 2 p.m. Friday, Howson Branch.

“All Aboard” is for children ages 2-4 at Pollyanna Theatre Company.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Pollyanna Theatre Company Theater for the Very Young’s “All Aboard.” 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday-Saturday. $6.75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Family programs at Zilker Botanical Garden include fairy landscaping and tea parties, learning about pioneer days and exploring plants. Zilker Botanical Garden

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Zilker Botanical Garden Woodland Faerie Trail is open now through Aug. 10. The trail is full of homes people have created for the fairies. Woodland Faerie Trail by Moonlight. 8 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday (last entry at 9:30 p.m.). Nighttime admission, $6 adult non-Austin residents, $4 Austin residents, $2 children and seniors. Cash and check only at the gate. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org

Zilker Summer Musical “All Shook Up.” Zilker Summer Musical returns with the music of Elvis. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free, but donations are welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org

“Beauty and the Beast” Disney musical at Zach Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25-$150. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. “Monsters Vs. Aliens.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. “Muppets Take Manhattan.” 10:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Mueller. 10 a.m. Friday, Slaughter Lane.  PBS Kids: “Nature Cat: Summer of Adventure.” 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. “Special sensory-friendly viewings: “Hotel Transylvania 3.” 11 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline; 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com

Laura Freeman of Hey Lolly Puppets performs for children in the community during a recent summer program.

SATURDAY

Hey Lolly Music Sing-Along. 10 a.m. Saturday. $3. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Saturday. Learn about animal adventures this month. $5.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Book People events. David Bowles reads “Feathered Searpent, Dark Heart of Sky, Myths of Mexico.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Kids Book Club with Austin Allies reads “A Long Walk to Water.” 12:30 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. story time Super Magic Rainbow, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble events. Summer Game Night Series. 7 p.m. Thursday, all locations. 11 a.m. Saturday story times. Hear “Happy Dreamer” this week, all locations. barnesandnoble.com

Magician John O’Bryant. 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Arcade Night: An After-Hours Family Event. 6 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Thinkery. Pop and Fizz chemistry workshop, for ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Summer Stock Austin’s “The Music Man.” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $26-$33. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Robin Hood.” The children’s version of the classic story. 10 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $8-$10. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

Small ensembles from the Austin Symphony Orchestra perform free, casual concerts on the Long Center City Terrace for the Concerts in the Park series. Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation

SUNDAY

Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org 

Ashley Herring Blake and Brandy Colbert read “Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World” and “Little & Lion,” 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Paramount Summer Movie Classics. Show your kids all the great films you or your parents grew up on. “Annie” 1 p.m. Sunday; $6-$12. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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