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More Wednesday events include the Wine Down in Second Street District

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
Ballet Austin is participating in National Dance Day with $10 dance classes, proceeds of which will go toward the organization’s Pink Pilates program. Contributed

Music

The Wine Down at 3Ten Austin. Summer might be dragging on, but at least we have free music shows like this one to anticipate each month. In addition to music, the Wine Down features bites and local pop-up shops from Second Street District restaurants and stores. This time around, the Grace Pettis Band will play an intimate show while you enjoy Taverna food and a pop-up by Sneaker Politics. Charles Smith Wines is providing the booze. Proceeds benefit the Austin Music Foundation once again. 5 to 8 p.m. July 25. Free. 310 W. Second St. 3tenaustin.com/event/1676663-grace-pettis-band-austin/.

Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park. It’s the final day of this annual summer series, now at the downtown library (a literally cool Austin setting). Like always, children and their families are invited to discover the wonder and excitement of the performing arts with an Austin Symphony Orchestra performance and more. Before the show, the musicians will visit with the kids, demonstrating their instruments; afterward, there will be arts and crafts, storytelling and more activities. 10 a.m. July 25. Free. Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. austinsymphony.org.

Theater & dance

“The Music Man.” Summer Stock Austin is producing the Meredith Wilson play about con man Harold Hill, who swindles the Midwestern town of River City into believing he is a band leader and plans to skip town with the money — until he meets Marian the librarian. A second Summer Stock Austin play is “Rob1n,” a modern-day reimagining of a legendary hero, Robin Hood, performing in morning hours. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 11, with no performance Aug. 1. $26-$38. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.

Film

Free Family Film Series at Sky Cinemas. The new theater in Dripping Springs is highlighting beloved family-friendly movies this summer by putting them back on the big screen. A new film, whether it’s a perennial family favorite or a modern-day classic, will play every Wednesday free of charge — this week, it’s the 1979 “The Muppet Movie.” Tickets are available one week prior to the screening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you miss out, Sky will also have an encore screening each Wednesday evening, though you will have to pay for admission. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 15. Free. 166 Hargraves St., Dripping Springs. facebook.com/events/2037931406460190/.

Coming up

National Dance Day at Ballet Austin. The annual celebration dedicated to dance encourages people of all ages to incorporate dance into their lives. Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness will offer a variety of classes, at $10 each, and will also share the feature dance routine created just for National Dance Day by choreographer Mandy Moore. Classes start at 9:30 a.m. July 28. 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org.