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Mix and mingle with ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ characters around Austin this weekend

Kristin Finan
kfinan@statesman.com

“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” makes its way to theaters July 13, but Austinites can get a jump on the fun this weekend thanks to a variety of character appearances at popular spots around town.

Here’s where you can catch three members of Drac’s pack — Drac, Mavis and Ericka Van Helsing — this weekend:

  • FRIDAY: Snag a photo with your favorite character in front of the “Hi, How Are You” mural at 2100 Guadalupe from 3:30-4 p.m., or ice cream socialize with the ghastly gang at Amy’s Ice Creams, 3500 Guadalupe, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., where a Monster’s Surprise Combo will be available just for the occasion.
  • SATURDAY: On Saturday, sip on “Drac’s Juice” and snap photos in front of the “I Love You So Much” mural at Jo’s Coffee, 1300 S. Congress, from 10-11:30 a.m., or drop by the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich St., Suite 120, from noon-2 p.m. for a variety of terrifyingly fun activities. The gang will also be hanging at Zilker Park near the train depot from 3-4 p.m.
  • SUNDAY: Start your spooky morning off with Drac and co. at the ATX sign in front of Whole Foods at 525 N. Lamar from 9-9:30 a.m., or grab a photo with them at the “Greetings from Austin” mural, 1720 S. First, from 10-10:30 a.m. Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with the crew at Big Top Candy Shop, 1706 S. Congress Ave., from 11 a.m.-noon or at Amy’s Ice Creams, 12420 Galleria Circle, from 1-2 p.m.