Enriched Family’s July 2019 Austin Family Activities List

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July Fun in Austin!

Hi friends! Hope you have eased into the summer and have enjoyed some lazy days with popsicles, reading, and water fun. As always, I hope you find Enriched Family’s July Activities List helpful and use it to plan some exciting family adventures! First, check out the highlighted resource below - Brightly - a great tool to help you find engaging books for all interests/ages and keep your kids reading all summer long! This month, free activities in Austin include the Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park at the Austin Central Library and the Symphony’s free Concerts in the Park; you could learn Bollywood Dance at Rhythm on Stage at the Long Center; take your 5th-8th grader to the Institute of Transportation Engineers STEM Activity Day; enjoy an outdoor musical at the Zilker Theater (Little Mermaid) or check out a movie in the park; explore The Thinkery on Community Night! or participate in UMLAUF Sculpture Family Day. For a small fee, you can check out the Woodland Faerie Trail at Zilker Botanical Gardens. This is a real treat, especially for younger children. There are also some wonderful fee-based film festivals, some family art programs at the Blanton Art Museum (free with museum admission), as well as a number of children’s theater performances. And so much more! I hope you have fun planning and exploring with Enriched Family’s July Activities List! Please consider sharing it with your friends.

As a reminder, blogging will be a bit lighter over the summer, but I will definitely continue to do the monthly activity lists and at least one other blog post each month.

(Please note, the following is provided for informational purposes only; the information is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but there may be omissions, errors or mistakes, and no guarantees are made. This list is by no means exhaustive, just a sampling of events that caught my eye that I wanted to highlight. Additional good sources for activity lists are included at the end of the post.)

Highlighted Resource: Brightly

Brightly: Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers

Brightly is a great, free site by Penguin Random House with wonderful suggestions for children’s, young adult, and even adult books. Searchable by age and reading stage, as well as by topic, you will be sure to find some great book picks for all the readers in your life. I love to check the site before we go to our local library and make a list of books that I think my girls would enjoy. If you sign up for the Brightly newsletter, you will receive book recommendations, reading tips, and seasonal inspirations. A great parenting resource to keep your kids reading over the summer and all year long!

4th of July Events

Free Educational/Cultural/Fun Activities

Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park

Details: If you’re looking for something cool and exciting and FREE to do with you little ones this summer, the Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park has you covered! After hitting the refresh button last season, they will continue to present their summer fun in their brand new, exciting location, the Austin Central Library! They will have all the exciting activities and musical guests as before, but in a cool (literally) setting. Come join your Austin Symphony Orchestra and Master of Ceremonies, Bernadette Nason, this summer!

When: Wednesdays in July through July 24, 2019 | 10am-12pm (Doors open at 10am; Pre-concert activities - Instrument Zoo, 10am-10:30am; Featured performance, 10:30-11am;
Post-concert activities - Creative exploration led by Leigh Sauvageau, including instrument making and rotating arts and crafts, such as mask making and other fun pursuits like coloring and storytelling, 11:00am-12pm). July Central Library Performance Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 10 – “Ada’s Violin” with String Quartet

  • Wednesday, July 17 – “Carnival of the Animals” with String Quartet

  • Wednesday, July 24 – Joe McDermott with Woodwind Quintet

Where: Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, 78701 

Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”

Details: Kids frolicking, couples lounging on blankets, old friends in their trusty folding chairs, lone bicyclists and pedestrians who have been distracted from their destinations—all united by the sound of music. The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, bring together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago. In its 17th summer season, these free ensemble concerts take place in the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace and run on Sunday evenings from June 2nd through August 25th (except July 7th). Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing.

When: Sundays, June 2-August 25, 2019 | 7:30pm. July concerts:

  • July 7 – No Concert

  • July 14 – Brass

  • July 21 – Big Band

  • July 28 – Woodwinds

Where: Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Drive, Austin, 78704

The Institute of Transportation Engineers STEM Activity Day

Details: Kids see traffic signs, traffic signals, and roads everywhere. Yet most of them never learn about the science behind these everyday items. Want to change that? Come learn about the amazing engineering that goes into the planning, design, and operation of our transportation system. The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is hosting a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Activity Day for 5th-8th graders.

  • Students will meet transportation professionals, learn about traffic signs and traffic signals, participate in an interactive session on the future of transportation, try their hand at transportation planning, and get to explore vendor exhibits that contain innovative products used by transportation engineers. Students must come with a parent/guardian/caregiver and parent/guardian must sign the waiver on the registration form.

When: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 8am-12pm

Where: Hilton Austin, Room 400/402, 500 E 4th St., Austin, 78701

Cost: Free, but be sure to register here (limit is 40 participants).

Rhythm on Stage

Details: Long Center and Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness present Rhythm on Stage, in June-August this summer. Ballet Austin and the Long Center partner each summer to bring you Rhythm on Stage, three hot summer nights of FREE dance and lots of fun! Come dance and experience what it’s like to take center stage inside Dell Hall. This all-ages event welcomes the entire family for a night of free fun, featuring dance styles from around the world. Beginners, experts, and all dance levels in between are invited to sign up today! Join in for one night or all three! Stay the entire time and dance, or stay as long as you’d like. Just want to watch? That’s fine, too. Free and open to the public. RSVP.

  • July 18 - Bollywood Dance – Rohit Ramachandran

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Doors open at 7pm; dance instruction begins at 7:30pm; dance until 8:45pm

Where: Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, 78704

General Events  

Bosom Buddies: Lactation Support Group

Details: Weekly lactation support group. Bring your infant under 12 months of age to Bosom Buddies, a weekly peer-to-peer group that’s facilitated by an IBCLC at the Breastfeeding Success Company’s South Austin clinic. A scale is available for you to weigh your baby or do your own weighed feeding. This group is open to families who provide breastmilk in a number of ways - you do not have to be exclusively breastfeeding at the breast to attend. This group is open to all, not just Breastfeeding Success Company clients. Please note: While happy to discuss common concerns, more complex issues will require a separate IBCLC visit.

When: Ongoing, Mondays (7/1; 7/8; 7/15, 7/22, and 7/29) | 1-3pm

Where: Breastfeeding Success Company - South Austin office (111 Ramble Lane, Suite 115, 78745).

Cost: $5 per week. RSVP here.


Fun and Productive Events at The Hive Austin in July

Details: Looking for a cool co-working space with childcare? A fun place to meet up for playdates with your kids? A place to get your fitness on? Or maybe get your happy hour on? All this and more is available at The Hive. Feel free to come sans kiddos OR reserve a spot in the supervised childcare area for only $10/hr. Productivity here we come! There is a beautiful cafe area and lounge where any and all are welcome to visit or work at no charge. The Hive hosts a wide variety of events monthly. July events include Hive at Five Friday Happy Hour (every Friday at 5pm); Saturday Morning Kids Live Music Series (every Saturday at 10am); Live at The Hive Saturday Night Music Series (Saturdays, 5pm; music starts at 6pm); and Get It Done: Meal Planning, Recipe Swap, and Pot Luck (July 25, 7pm; $5 tickets). Check the Hive events page on Facebook for details, including cost (if applicable), and more events.

When: Various events in July.

Where: The Hive Austin, 10415 Old Manchaca Road, Austin, 78748

Incredible Insects at the Science Mill

Details: The Science Mill is a family destination offering a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games, and programs, the Science Mill expands students' understanding and appreciation of science in their everyday lives. By igniting their curiosity and inspiring them to pursue post-secondary education, the Science Mill experience starts students on the path to a life-long career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We don’t want to bug you, but we’re buzzing with excitement over this event! Come to the Science Mill for a day of hands-on insect activities (that’s right, we said hands-on and insect activities in the same sentence!) and live presentations. Radford's Roach Roadshow is bringing their world-famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches! Also learn about insect zombies controlled by viruses. Check out a short 3D movie on bugs. And stop by the hands-on station to see some living local bugs.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 11am-3pm

Where: 101 South Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, TX, 78636

Tickets: Includes all exhibits and 3D movie.

  • 0-2 years old – free

  • Ages 3-18 (or with student ID) - $9.50

  • Adult - $11.00

  • Seniors (65+) - $9.00

Infant Massage Class by Baby Strokes

Details: This 75 minute small group class will cover the benefits of infant massage, massage oils, and massage strokes and techniques that can be used with with your baby and adapted as he or she grows. The class is suitable for expectant parents, grandparents and other relatives, new parents, and parents with babies under 9 months.

When: July 25, 2019 | 10:30-11:45am

Where: Special Addition Maternity & Nursing Boutique, 7301 Burnet Rd, Ste 200M, Austin, 78757

Cost: $45. Price includes handouts and an oil and is per couple and baby. For expectant parents, dolls will be provided. To register contact Special Addition Maternity & Nursing Boutique.

Shark Week at the Science Mill

Details: Shark Week is back at the Science Mill! Encounter the predator we all love to fear this Shark Week. Join the Science Mill for special showings of Great White Shark 3D. Dig for real baby shark teeth at the Fossil Dig. Separate fact from fiction with Shark Week factoids. Get up close and personal with a giant megalodon shark jaw and MORE. It's a Science Mill adventure you can sink your teeth into! (EarthFlight 3D will play between scheduled showings of Great White Shark 3D; check the front desk for schedule).

When: Monday-Sunday, July 31 - August 4 | 10am-5pm

Where: 101 South Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, TX, 78636

Tickets: Includes all exhibits and 3D movie.

  • 0-2 years old – free

  • Ages 3-18 (or with student ID) - $9.50

  • Adult - $11.00

  • Seniors (65+) - $9.00

Wide Variety of July Events at the Toybrary Austin

Details: Music Classes with Miss Ariel (July 10, 17, 31); Gardening Classes for Kids (July 11, 18, 25); Gymnastics Classes (July 11, 18, 25); Free Baby Play Date (July 16, 23, 30); Spanish Classes (July 9, 16, 23, 30); Elmo Visit! (July 27); and more! Toybrary Austin is a toy lending library and kids' birthday party venue that also offers drop-in childcare in Austin.

When: Various.

Where: Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane, Austin, 78757

Cost: Varies. See website for details. 

Woodland Faerie Trail at Zilker Botanical Gardens

Details: The award-winning, annual Woodland Faerie Trail features Faerie Homes and Gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families, school groups, and others. Explore the abodes of the faeries and gnomes along the Woodland Faerie Trail through the escarpment pathway and see who is home. 

When: May 26th through August 10th, 2019

Where: Zilker Botanical Garden: Escarpment Woodland Trail, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, 78746

Cost: Free with Garden entry (Garden entry is $3.00 per person; Austin residents are $2.00 per adult, $1.00 per child [ages 3-12] and seniors [ages 62 and older]) and open during regular hours (9:00 am to 6:00 pm; last entry at 5:30 pm). 

Film

Alamo for All

Details: Welcome to Alamo for All - a movie program for young families and guests with special needs. All shows starting before 2pm on Tuesdays follow Alamo for All rules, with more shows on the weekends at Lakeline, Mueller, and Slaughter Lane. Schedule may vary during holidays. At sensory-friendly Alamo for All shows:

  • Lights are turned up and sound is turned down

  • All ages are welcome (including infants)

  • Talking and noise is allowed and guests can move around

  • Latecomers are admitted

  • Adaptive technology is welcome (but no other electronics, please)

When: All shows starting before 2pm on Tuesdays at various theaters, with more shows on the weekends at Lakeline, Mueller, and Slaughter Lane.

Where: Lakeline, Mueller, and Slaughter Lane Alamo Theaters; check out some Alamo for All movie picks for kids here

Admission: Varies.

Austin Parks Foundation’s Movies in the Park

Details: Austin Parks Foundation's (APF) Movies in the Park is a free series of films presented in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Rolling Roadshow. For over 10 years, APF has brought movies to neighborhood parks across Austin ensuring Austinites of all backgrounds have access to free outdoor entertainment. APF will be visiting nine different parks this year, so head out to grab some food from the food trucks and enjoy a night under the stars and in front of the screen. Movies start at dusk and will be showing monthly through October 2019.

When and where:

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 8:45pm - Film: Space Jam (PG) | 100 minutes. Martin Middle School Fields, 1621 Nash Hernandez Senior Rd, Austin, 78702

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 8:45pm - Film: The Road to El Dorado (PG) | 99 minutes. Dick Nichols Park, 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin, 78749

Austin Sound & Cinema

Details: Oh, those summer nights! Do512, Alamo Drafthouse Austin, and The Long Center present Sound & Cinema on the Long Center lawn. Grab your friends and family and come experience FREE live and local music combined with classic movies and cult films projected onto the Drafthouse's giant, inflatable outdoor screen - all with a beautiful downtown view in the background.

When: Summer, monthly event, June-August, 2019. Doors and food trucks open at 6pm; music at 7:30pm; movie starts at dusk, around 8:45pm. July films:

  • Wednesday, July 10 film: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13 | 2h 1min)

  • Wednesday, July 31 film: Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban (PG | 2h 22min)

Where: Lawn of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Drive, Austin, 78704

Paramount Family Film Festival

Details: Paramount is excited to host this series for families that will spark the imagination and inspire a new generation of classic movie lovers! The Family Film Festival consists of weekend matinee screenings that further Paramount's mission to support film education and bring treasured film history to audiences of all ages. July showings include:

  • The Goonies (Sunday, July 7 | 1pm)

  • The Dark Crystal (Sunday, July 21 | 1pm)

  • Gulliver’s Travels (Saturday, July 27 | 1pm)

When: June 2 - August 18

Where: The Paramount Theater, 713 Congresss Avenue, Austin, 78701 (parking information here)

Admission: Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids aged 12 and under, available here

 

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series 

Details: Austin has changed a lot over the past decade, but one tradition you can always count on is the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series, now in its 44th year. They are presenting more than 100 films this summer, so look forward to more well-preserved film prints and dazzling digital restorations—from romance and comedy, to thrillers, family adventures, and more. Escape the heat and join in a three-month-long celebration of the movies! Check out the list of films and showings here

When: The film series runs May 23rd-August 31

Where: Paramount and Stateside Theaters, 713 Congresss Avenue, Austin, 78701 (parking information here)

Admission: Tickets are $12 (for information on tickets and special pricing packages click here)

Museum Exhibits and Programs

Blanton Family Programs

Details: Family Programs at the Blanton are designed to promote slowing down, encourage close looking, inspire curiosity, and foster positive interaction and collaboration between children and adults. Join in for an array of multi-generational programs that engage children and adults in active exploration of art and the world around them. Look, talk, and create together this summer while enjoying guided family tours and drop-in art making. Program runs from June 11 through July 26, 2019.

  • Drop-In WorkLAB Studio (all ages) - Wednesdays, July 10, July 17, and July 24 | 10am-2pm

    • Extend your museum visit! After exploring the galleries, come across the plaza to the WorkLAB Studio to create art in response to specific works on view, discovering more about the themes and materials that the artists used. Each week will feature a new work of art. Check-in at the museum’s Visitor Services Desk to receive required wristband for studio entrance. Program included with Admission. WorkLAB space is limited to 30 makers. Please anticipate an average wait of 20 minutes after you sign up at the door.

  • 3ft Deep (Ages 3-5) - Tuesdays, July 9, July 16, and July 23 | 10:15-11:30am

    • Designed especially for preschool children and their caregivers, 3ft Deep programs promote imaginative thinking, social-emotional growth, and expressive use of language. A Blanton educator will introduce a half-hour gallery activity followed by a process-focused art project in the WorkLAB studio. All activities emphasize creative and interpretive processes inspired by Reggio Emilia approaches, as well as adult-child collaboration. Space is limited to 12 participants (children and adults). Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Online registration begins at 3pm, one week prior to program date. If a class is full and you would like to add your child to a waitlist, please email familyprograms@blantonmuseum.org.

  • Artists & Authors (Ages 5-7; K-2nd grade) - Thursdays, July 11, July 18, and July 25 | 10:30-11:15am

    • Two creative worlds collide! Artists and Authors are thirty-minute literary adventures through the museum, weaving together storytelling and works of art. Each tour is designed to foster curiosity and conversation between adults and their children by encouraging close-looking, creative thinking, and imagination. One tour is offered each week; artwork and book selections change each week. Space is limited. Tour tickets available at the Visitor Services Desk thirty minutes prior to tour time.

  • Deeper Dives (Ages 8-10; 3rd-5th grade) - Fridays, July 12, July 19, and July 26 | 10-11:30am 

    • Ready to dive right in to a 90-minute experience with your child? Deeper Dives encourages adult and child interaction around close looking, guided conversation, and related art-making activities. Each week will focus on a different theme from works on view in the permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions. Space is limited to 15 participants. Preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Online registration begins at 5pm, one week prior to program date. If a class is full and you would like to add your child to a waitlist, please email familyprograms@blantonmuseum.org.

  • Free-Diving (Ages 11-14; 6th-8th grade) - Fridays, July 12, July 19, and July 26 | 1-2:30pm 

    • Free-Diving gives adults and pre-teens/teens an opportunity to make connections with global cultures, meet and collaborate with new friends, and find inspiration in unique places. Each week will focus on experimenting with a specific art technique while engaging with artworks and ideas related to permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions. Space is limited to 15 participants. Preregistration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Online registration begins at 5pm, one week prior to program date. If a class is full and you would like to add your child to a waitlist, please email familyprograms@blantonmuseum.org.

Museum/Location: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, 78712

Admission details: All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in family programing. Programs are included with Admission ($9 adults; $7 seniors; $5 college students; $5 youth 13-21; children ages 12 and under are free). Admission is free on Thursdays.

Inter/Sected: The Art of Ben Aqua

Details: AARC is proud to present Inter/sected, a photo exhibit that celebrates identities within two diverse and vibrant cultures by featuring portraits by local photographer Ben Aqua (Instagram: @b3naqua). The show highlights Queer Asian Pacific Americans by encouraging participants to explore the myriad ways they self-identify while collaborating with the photographer to make a picture.

When: Exhibit reception - July 12, 2019 | 6-8pm

  • Exhibit on display July 5-September 22, 2019. During Center hours:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday: 9am to 5pm

    • Wednesday and Thursday: 9am to 9pm

Where: Asian American Resource Center, AARC Ballroom, 8401 Cameron Rd., Austin, 78754

Admission: Free

A River Across the East and West

Details: Father-son artist duo Messrs. Su redefine the boundaries of Chinese water ink painting. Photographer and digital artist Pin-Chih layers the traditional calligraphy of his father, Hsuan-Te, to explore psychedelic art, the universe, Chinese characters, philosophy, and architecture.

When: Exhibit reception - July 12, 2019 | 6-8pm

  • Exhibit on display July 5-September 22, 2019. During Center hours:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday: 9am to 5pm

    • Wednesday and Thursday: 9am to 9pm

Where: Asian American Resource Center, AARC Foyer and Hallways, 8401 Cameron Rd., Austin, 78754

Admission: Free

Thinkery Community Night!

Details: MAKE and DO together at Community Night! Every Wednesday, Thinkery stays open late for families to discover new ideas and learn together. Enjoy the exhibits and educational programs facilitated by staff.

  • Bilingual Storytime Wednesdays at 6pm (time subject to change - check the website for details) — Bilingual Storytime fosters early literacy through the presentation of themed stories, songs, and activities.

When: Wednesdays in July (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) | 4–8 pm

Where: 1830 Simond Ave., Austin, 78723

Cost: Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome! There is no pre-registration for admission. In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all guests, Thinkery has a set number of visitors that can be allowed into the museum at any one time. Guests will be admitted on a first-come, first served basis.

UMLAUF Sculpture Family Day

Details: Join in for Family Day at the UMLAUF! Bring your whole family and enjoy a full day of fun activities. This event is free and open to the public! The monthly Family Days are designed for families and friends to explore and create. On the second Sunday of each month, they feature a line-up of activities for families to enjoy together. July 14th activities:

  • 12:30 Family Yoga with ATX Yoga Girl

  • 1:00 Ice Carving demonstration with Full Spectrum Ice

  • 1:30 Sing-along with Armstrong Community Music School

All day:

  • Sculpture Search

  • Arts/Crafts Activity

  • Springfree Trampolines

When: Sunday, July 14th | 12-4pm

Where: 605 Azie Morton Road (formerly Robert E. Lee Road), Austin, 78704

 *If you and your family enjoy exploring Austin's many fantastic museums, check out Do512 Family's list of free times to visit Austin museums. 

Theatre and other Performances 

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Details: The City of Austin, in coordination with Zilker Theatre Productions, invites you to join in for one of the longest running free outdoor musicals in the country, the Zilker Summer Musical. This summer, dive into The Little Mermaid! This splashy musical adventure is sure to have audiences singing along with their favorite songs. Based on the animated 1989 film of the same name, and the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, the show is about a mermaid who dreams of living in the world above the sea and gives up her voice to find love.

When: Thursdays-Sundays, July 12-August 17, 2019 | 8:15pm

Where: 2206 William Barton Dr., Austin, 78746

Tickets: Free

HAUNTED: A Ghost Story

Details: Long Center & Summer Stock Austin present HAUNTED: A Ghost Story. A witch lives in these woods. Beyond the graveyard, inside the ramshackle cabin. And when the moon is full, she lures children to her lair to devour them from the inside out. At least that’s the campfire story they tell the gullible new kids. But is it true? Two siblings and a peculiar band of outsiders are determined to find out. They venture into the darkness to find the witch, but soon discover they must confront what has truly been haunting each of them for years. Like any good ghost story, this brand new musical by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown is packed with suspense, humor, chills, surprises, and heart. All ages.

When: July 23, 27, 30, 31 and August 3 | Evening and matinee performances

Where: Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, 78704

Tickets: $19 for adults ($10 for children); purchase here.

U.S. Army Field Band

Details: Army Futures Command presents The U.S. Army Field Band for their Thank You, Austin! event with free concert titled “This We'll Defend—Tomorrow is Worth Protecting.” This powerful concert puts audience members side-by-side with the soldiers defending our country. Experience the landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day and believe in the brotherhood and teamwork that sustained soldiers under siege in Sadr City, Iraq. Throughout our nation’s history, the Army has been there to defend the Constitution and the citizens of the United States. The U.S. Army Field Band honors heroes of yesterday, and recognizes today’s soldiers, standing ready at the forefront of innovation and committed to forging the future. Together with Army Futures Command, the Army Field Band offers a grateful “Thank you, Austin.” All ages. Free - RSVP here.

When: Monday, July 22 | 7pm

  • A pre-concert event on the Long Center’s H-E-B Terrace will begin at 4pm, so come early and beat the traffic to enjoy food trucks, the Army Golden Knights parachute team demonstration, the Army Drill Team performance, and more!

  • Please find your seats for the Army Field Band concert in Dell Hall by 6:45pm.

Where: Dell Hall at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, 78704

Cost: Free

Wake Up, Brother Bear!

Details: Theatre for the very young uses music, art, and hands-on sensory experiences to connect children to literature. ZACH is proud to present Wake Up, Brother Bear! a unique, intimate production geared toward children ages 6 and under. Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: together you see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments.

When: Through August 25, 2019 | Various times

Where: Presented at Whisenhunt Studio, Zach Theatre, 202 South Lamar, 78704

Tickets: $10 (adults and youth), available here.

Also, check out these sites for lists of community activities for kids and families in the Austin area: 

http://austinkidsdirectory.com/events/all/ 

https://austinfamily.com

https://www.austintexas.org/events/

http://austin.thinkbilingual.org/events/

http://do512family.com

https://freefuninaustin.com

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