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We all scream for ice cream at the Ice Cream Festival, more family fun this weekend, June 22-24

Nicole Villalpando

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Austin, and hot, but not too hot. Time for some ice cream at the Ice Cream Festival or a classic movie at the Paramount Theatre or the Bullock Museum.


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.

Toybrary book event. “Penguin & Shrimp” story time. 10:30 a.m. Friday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.

The Bullock Museum is offering its  Summer  Free Family Film Series: “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,” 2 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Magician John O’Bryant. 2 p.m. Friday, Terrazas Branch.

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


The Little Mermaid.  8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $10. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley.


Zilker Botanical Garden  Woodland Faerie Trail. The trail is full of homes people have created for the fairies. Maybe you’ll see a fairy. Reserve your spot online at and on Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.

Young Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” See the famous play in a replica of an Elizabethan theater. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. $11-$18. The Curtain Theater, 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive.


Austin Ice Cream Festival. Sure, there’s chocolate and vanilla, but we bet there will be bacon flavor, too. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. $15-$67.50. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Lloyd H. Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees. 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers.  Learn about under the sea, for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

The Williamson Museum. Midsommar Festival.  Celebrate Swedish heritage. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 8 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock.

African American Book Festival. Explore new works for all ages. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times.  “Jurassic Park,” Saturday.

The Bullock Museum is offering its  Summer  Free Family Film Series: “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,” 2 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.


Pollyanna Theatre Company’s “If Wishes Were Fishes.” 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10.50-$13.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $12-$8. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.


BackYard at Waller Creek Sunday Funday. Games, face-painting, bounce house and more. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free for kids younger than 12, $5 adults. 701 E. 11th St.

Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. Hear a different ensemble from the symphony each week. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

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

Kupira Marimba. 3 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.