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We all scream for ice cream and more family fun, June 17-23

Nicole Villalpando
See “Coco” at the library and make felt art. Contributed by Disney


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.

Teen Turn Up. Teens ages 11-17 enjoy teen parties all summer long at Austin’s recreation centers. Balling Out. Three-on-three basketball, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road.

Greater Austin Comic Con. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $24-$49. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.


Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. Spread your blanket while listening to members of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park. This year the concerts move from Symphony Square to the Austin Central Library. A different musician plays each week with a different theme. “Martina the Beautiful Cockroach,” All Rhythms Percussion Ensemble, Wednesday. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. It’s now free! Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.

Toybrary Austin music events.Music class with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.

Music at the Austin Public Library.The Telephone Company. 2 p.m. Monday, Spicewood Springs Branch; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hampton Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Monday, Manchaca Road Branch; 3 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library; 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Carver Branch; 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch.

Echoes of Africa. 2 p.m. Monday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch; 3 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Branch.

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


Bullock Museum.Make It Tuesdays: Piecing History Together, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Sense-sational Thursdays,Ranches and Rodeos, 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Blanton Museum. Each summer, the Blanton brings creative programs for different age groups that have you learning about art as well as making it: 3ft Deep for ages 3-5, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Artists and Authors, for ages 5-7, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday; Deeper Dives for ages 8-10, 10 a.m. Friday; Free Diving for ages 11-14, 1 p.m. Friday. Plus you can make art in the WorkLab, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Learn about under the sea, for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Instant Ice Cream workshop, for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond

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.

BookPeople10:30 a.m. story times every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Topics include Armstrong Community Music School; Tuesday; Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, Wednesday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

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

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

Animals and nature

The Austin Humane Society Summer Kids Series! The Austin Humane Society offers events throughout the summer for children. Tail talks animal question session for children 8 and older: 1 p.m. Tuesday. Humane Hero Hour for children 8 and younger: 10 a.m. Tuesday. Free, but you must register,, 512-646-7387. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

Wildflower Center.Nature Nights. Learn about bats this week. 6-9 p.m. on Thursday. Free. You also can find hands-on programs for preschoolers through its Sprouts program, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and during the Nature Play Hour, 10 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Zilker Botanical GardenWoodland Faerie Trail. Now through Aug. 10. Reserve your spot online at and on Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.


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

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

Young Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” See the famous play in a replica of an Elizabethan theater. 8 p.m. Sunday, Thursday-June 24. $11-$18. The Curtain Theater, 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive.

Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $12-$8. “Too Many Stories!” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $6. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

Literature Live Presents “King Midas.” 3 p.m. Sunday, Central Library; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. Thursday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: “The Legend of Walter Weirdbeard.” 2 p.m. Thursday, University Hills Branch; 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.


Paramount Summer Movie Classics.“The Princess Bride” 1 p.m. Sunday. $6-$12. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club.“Trolls,” 10:05 a.m. Monday, 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, 10:10 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Slaughter Lane. “The Neverending Story,” 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Lakeline.

Movies in the Park. Roll out the blanket and enjoy a free movie. “How to Train Your Dragon,” 9 p.m. Thursday. Patterson Park.

Flix Jr. Flix offers $2 children’s movies at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. “The Secret Life of Pets,” Wednesday. 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock.

Regal Summer Movie Express. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Westgate Stadium 11 and Gateway Stadium 16. This week: “Storks” and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” Tickets are $1.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse. Offers $1 movies 10 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Round Rock 8. This week: “The Lego Ninjago Movie.”

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

Austin Public Library screenings.“Coco,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch; “House Party,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch; “Captain Underpants,” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

At the library

Crafternoon. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Cepeda Branch.

Feltastic and Filmazing.“Coco,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch.

You Are the Artist for ages 5-10. 2 p.m. Thursday, Dove Springs Recreation Center; 2 p.m. Thursday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Crowe’s Nest Farm, 2 p.m. Thursday, Milwood Branch.

Terence Taps. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

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

“Princess in Black” Party. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, North Village Branch.

Pajama story time. 6 p.m. Monday, University Hills Branch; 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library.

Camp Bluebonnet. Read the recommended books for grades 3-6. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Old Quarry Branch; 2 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

“Frogkisser!” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Hampton Branch. “Eleven and Holding,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

“The Harlem Charade,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Teen Writing Club. 2 p.m. Thursdays, Central Library.

Teen Book Club.“Saints and Misfits,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

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

Lego Lab. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch; noon, Tuesday, Ruiz Branch; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Rita Want Artist in Residence Series. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Central Library.

Paper Circuits, 2 p.m. Thursday, Carver Branch; 2 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.

Spy Camp. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Cepeda Branch.