Enriched Family’s June 2019 Austin Family Activities List

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School’s Out For Summer!

Hi friends! Hope the end of the school year came to a happy close for you and yours. I am so excited about the summer schedule being more chill. I am also looking forward to some fun in the sun and family explorations in Austin. Hope you enjoy Enriched Family’s June 2019 Activities list and use it to plan some exciting family adventures! As always, Austin’s June offerings of free, family activities do not disappoint. Summers in Austin are a great time to catch a free film, concert, or hands-on art activity, often at an area park, museum, or library. In addition, there are lots of interesting educational and cultural events to look forward to this month. First, check out the highlighted resource below - an informative New York Times parenting resource for new and expecting parents that launched this month. Then, when you are planning your June activities, consider checking out the Austin African American Film Festival or the numerous free concerts in the park; celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with American Gateways at their June Fiesta! and Juneteenth at the Carver Museum; enjoy Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center or learn about West African Dance at Rhythm on Stage at the Long Center. And these are just some of the free events!

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. Given the numerous film offerings this summer, I have created a special section for you film buffs that will run through the summer! I hope you have fun planning and exploring with Enriched Family’s June 2019 Activities List! Please consider sharing it with your friends.

As a heads up, 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. Keep your eyes out for an upcoming blog post on family road tripping to Houston.

(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: NYT Parenting

New York Times Parenting: Evidence-Based Guidance for New and Expecting Parents

This month, the New York Times revealed a site for new and expecting parents. Being a research nerd, I love that they focus on evidence-based information. Being an expectant or new parent is hard. I wish I had a source like this when I was starting on my parenting journey to help cut through all the noise. What a great tool to provide folks with straightforward information about what science and research says about parenting and early childhood. Check it out! And then make your own informed, personal decisions.

Details: According to NYT Parenting, “we cover fertility and pregnancy, babies, kids and your life with them. We publish evidence-based guides and developmental milestones — all backed by the journalistic rigor of The New York Times. Our reporting helps you make decisions for your family, and our essays tell personal stories about all the ways you can become a parent and raise young children today.”

Camp Open House

Camp Doublecreek Open House

Details: Looking for fun, active summer camp options? Check out Camp Doublecreek, which features horseback riding, all kinds of sports, miniature golf, swimming, baby animals, arts and crafts, archery, tennis, tumbling, a playscape, and many other games and activities for children ages 4-14.  

When: Open Houses are most Saturdays in June - 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, & 6/29 | 10am-12pm

Where: Camp Doublecreek campus in Round Rock, 800 Double Creek Dr. (During the summer, Camp Doublecreek provides transportation for campers to Round Rock from 12 locations in Austin).

*Received the Austin Family Magazine 2017 Readers' Poll Favorites Award for “Overall Fun” in camps category.

Free Educational/Cultural/Fun Activities

2019 Austin African American Book Festival

Details: Since 2007, the Austin African American Book Festival has worked to promote empowerment through literature. The Austin African American Book Festival is a community event that brings readers and writers together and produces and facilitates collaboration, dialogue, creativity and activism. Now in its thirteenth year, the African American Book Festival is an intergenerational event to promote literature within the African American community. Under the theme Making Good on the Promise of Economic Freedom, the festival will highlight Black economic opportunity from the late 19th Century to those present-day millionaires who include celebrities, entrepreneurs and regular hard-working people.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 9:30am-5pm

Where: George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St., Austin,  TX 78702

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, June 5-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). June Central Library Performance Schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 5 – Jacob Rivera “6 Flags of Rhythm” with String Quartet

  • Wednesday, June 12 – “Peter and the Wolf” with Woodwind Quintet, Timpani & English Horn

  • Wednesday, June 19 – “Mole Music” with String Quartet

  • Wednesday, June 26 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day! – “Hansel and Gretel” with Woodwind Quintet

Where: Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 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) at 7:30pm. 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. June concerts:

  • June 2 – Strings 

  • June 9 – Brass

  • June 16 – Big Band

  • June 23 – Strings

  • June 30 – Woodwinds

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

Father's Day Concert in the Park

Details: The Austin Symphonic Band celebrates fathers with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The band will perform a selection of patriotic melodies and family favorites, including works by Frank Sinatra, John Philip Sousa, George Gershwin, and Andrew Lloyd Weber. Audience members are encouraged to picnic and spread a blanket under the pecan trees at the Zilker Hillside Theatre to celebrate Dad this Father's Day! 

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 7:30-9pm

Where: Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin, TX 78746

June Fiesta! by American Gateways

Details: Join in for American Gateways' 4th Annual June Fiesta in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month! Come and celebrate American Gateways’ work, clients, volunteers, and community partners with free food, drink, and music at this family-friendly event! American Gateways has served the Central Texas immigrant community since 1987 with a mission to champion the dignity and human rights of immigrants, refugees and survivors of persecution, torture, conflict and human trafficking through exceptional immigration legal services at no or low cost, education, and advocacy. This event is free! A suggested donation of $5-10 at the door will help American Gateways continue their work of providing no and low-cost immigration legal services and education in Central Texas. RSVP here.

When: Friday, June 14, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales Street, Austin, TX 78702

Let Freedom Ring! Juneteenth @CarverMuseumATX

Details: Join the Carver Museum in celebrating Juneteenth. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19th, 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Join in celebrating this important date in American history! The Carver and GoogleFiber hosts "Let Freedom Ring Juneteenth Celebration." The community is invited to join in for live musical performances by Austin-based artists and a special performance by the Greater Houston All-Star Marching Band! The Juneteenth celebration features crafts, carnival games, human hamster ball races, bungee/joust jumper and a mobile arcade. A Juneteenth Marketplace with Melanated Marketplace and local vendors, character reenactments of the "Texas Slave Narratives," and Juneteenth Storytimes are a few of the Carver’s jubilee offerings to enjoy. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the Historical Juneteenth Parade (10am-Noon) sponsored by the Central Texas Juneteenth Committee and then come to the Carver.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 | Noon-4pm

Where: George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702

Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center

Details: Nature Nights are free, family-friendly events filled with exciting explorations of native plants, animals, and the ecology of Central Texas at the Wildflower Center. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages. The Arachnids & Insects Nature Night kicks off the fun with a safari of all things that crawl, buzz, fly, and scuttle. Free. Regular admission is charged during the day. Admission is always free for members. Wildflower Café will be open and also have a tent in the Courtyard with meals, snacks, and refreshments available for purchase.

When: Thursdays in June | 6-9pm

  • June 6: Arachnids & Insects

  • June 13: Geology, Fossils, & Caves

  • June 20: Life on the Prairie

  • June 27: Birds of Prey & Reptiles

Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739

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.

  • June 20th event - West African Dance & Drummers – Jean Claude Lessou

When: Thursday June 20, 2019 | Doors open at 7pm; dance instruction begins at 7:30pm; dance until 8:45pm

Where: Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 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 (6/3; 6/10; 6/17, and 6/24) | 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 June

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. June 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); June Family Luau (June 15, 9am-2pm); and Slowly Grace Live at the Hive (June 22, 6pm). Check the Hive events page on Facebook for details, including cost (if applicable), and more events.

When: Various events in June.

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

Infant Massage Classes by Baby Strokes

Details: Private and weekly infant massage group classes offered at Precision Chiropractic ATX. Class rates include handouts and a bottle of massage oil. Wear comfy clothes, bring your yoga mat, a towel or blanket, diaper bag and baby essentials, and your baby or favorite doll.

When: Private classes offered Wednesdays | 9-10:30am. Group classes are offered Mondays | 9-10:30am & Wednesdays | 10:30am to noon.

Where: Precision Chiropractic ATX, 300 W Highway 290 Building A, Austin, 78736 

Cost: Group Class - $69; Private Session - $99. Schedule here.  

Wide Variety of June Events at the Toybrary Austin

Details: Music classes with Miss Ariel (June 5, 12, 19, 22, 26); Gardening classes for kids (June 6, 13, 20, 27); Gymnastics Class (June 6, 13, 20, 27); Bubblefest with Milly McSilly (June 21); Free Baby Play Date (June 4, 11, 18, 25); Daddy & Me Star Wars Playdate (June 22); Daddy & Me Reptile Show (June 29); Ibrahim Drumming Class (June 8); Down’s Syndrome Meet Up (June 8); Come Laugh and Play with Abby Cadabby! (June 13); Hey Mombo Mama Mixer (June 17); Zumbini Dance for Kids (June 14, 28); Spanish Demo Class with Mi Casa Es Tu Casa (June 18); New Mama Six-Week Lunch Series (June 19, 26); Birthday Party for America (June 28); Working Moms Workshop (June 22); and more! Toybrary Austin is a toy lending library and kids' birthday party venue that also offers drop-in childcare in Austin, TX.

When: Various.

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

Cost: Varies. See website for details. 

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, June 6, 2019 | 8:45pm - Film: Clueless (PG-13) | 100 minutes. Palm Park, 200 N IH 35 Svrd SB, Austin, TX, 78701

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 8:45pm - Film: Angels in the Outfield (PG) | 103 minutes. Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park, 2608 Gonzales St, Austin, TX 78702

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. June 19 film: The Goonies (PG | 1h 54min)

  • Doors and food trucks open at 6pm; music at 7:30pm; movie starts at dusk, around 8:45pm

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 will consists of weekend matinee screenings that further Paramount's mission to support film education and bring treasured film history to audiences of all ages. June showings include:

  • My Neighbor Totoro (Sunday, June 2nd | 1pm)

  • The Iron Giant (Sunday, June 16th | 1pm)

  • The Secret Garden (Saturday, June 22nd | 1pm)

When: June 2 - August 18

Where: The Paramount Theater, 713 Congresss Avenue, Austin, TX 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, TX 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 - July 26, 2019.

  • Drop-In WorkLAB Studio (all ages) - Wednesdays, June 12, June 19, June 26, 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, June 11, June 18, June 25, 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, June 13, June 20, June 27, 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 selection changes 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, June 14, June 21, June 28, 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, June 14, June 21, June 28, 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, TX 78712

Admission details: All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in family programing. Programs 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.

Pioneer Painter and Heritage Exhibit

Details: Asian roots bloom locally in this dual exhibit showcasing the work of local artists R.C. Wong and Rakhee Jain Desai.

  • Pioneer Painter: The Art of Rose Chin Wong. Rose Chin Wong (1915-2012) was a prominent artist and owner of several East Austin grocery stores. She became well known for her naturalistic portraits of children in oils, pastel, and watercolor. She was also the wife and mother in one of the first Chinese families to settle Austin.

  • Heritage - Rakhee Jain Desai - Artist combines the centuries-old textile dyeing technique, Batik, with the weight and texture of oils to push an Eastern art into a modern application. Using this process and the layering of images that the artist has collected throughout her lifetime: memories, hopes, travels, and comments, either rejected or absorbed, about being an Indian-American woman, Rakhee aims to understand and raise awareness about migration and assimilation.

When: Exhibit on display through June 22.

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

Admission: Free

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. June 9th activities:

  • 12:30 Family Yoga with ATX Yoga Girl

  • 1:00-3:00 Printmaking with Flatbed Press

  • 2:00 Storytime

All day:

  • Sculpture Search

  • Arts/Crafts Activity

  • Springfree Trampolines

When: Sunday, June 9th | 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 

Once Upon a Whaaa?! - Children's theater

Details: Saturdays and Sundays in June, Austin Scottish Rite Theater and Hideout Theatre present “Once Upon a Whaaa?!”, a fully improvised mashup of some of our favorite classic stories. The skilled improvisers from the Hideout Theatre will take the Scottish Rite stage to completely remix well-known stories using suggestions from the audience. Since it’s improvised, each show is totally unique, never seen before, never to be seen again! Ingredients:

1 classic story, myth, or fairy tale
1 group of expert improvisers
1 audience full of great ideas

Combine all ingredients and mix together until you have a totally new hilarious story! What would happen if Prince Charming had to win a singing competition to wake Sleeping Beauty up? What if Snow White went on a road trip? Find out Saturdays and Sundays in June at Austin Scottish Rite Theater!

When: Saturdays and Sundays in June (June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 23, 29, 30) | 11am

Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St., Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: $12 for adults and children 12+; $8 for children under 12 (children under 2 are free), available here.

Too Many Stories!

Details: Kallie catches Sam and Bogus getting away with loot they’ve stolen from a department store. With the help of the kids in the Scottish Rite Theater audience, a smart little girl outwits and exhausts the bad guys through story, music, and improvisation. All ages. Too Many Stories! is a Scottish Rite favorite, back by popular demand for weekday matinees in summer 2019.

When: Wednesdays in June (5, 12, 19, 26) | 10am

Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St., Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: $8 for adults and children (children under 2 are free), available here.

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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