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Concerts, movies and more family fun in Austin this week, June 24-30

Nicole Villalpando
Small ensembles from the Austin Symphony Orchestra perform free, casual concerts on the Long Center City Terrace for the Hartmann Concerts in the Park series. Contributed

Music events

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.

Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park. This week hear “Peter and the Wolf,” Austin Symphony Orchestra woodwinds. 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.


Bullock Museum.Story time, Thursday. Make it Tuesdays, create art. Paint, Tuesday. 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. Tuesdays; Artists and Authors, for ages 5-7, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays; Deeper Dives for ages 8-10, 10 a.m. Fridays; Free Diving for ages 11-14, 1 p.m. Fridays. Plus you can make art in the WorkLab, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for children younger than 3. Learn about the sea this month. 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. Saturday-July 1. Thinkery, 1830 Simond


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.


Book People10:30 a.m. story times every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.Barking Book Buddies, Tuesday; Fourth of July with author Stephanie Ledyard, Wednesday; “Pete the Kitty,” Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. “Pete the Kitty,” Saturday.

Animals and nature

The Austin Humane Society Summer Kids Series! The Austin Humane Society offers events throughout the summer for children. Art workshops 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 Water. 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Free. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Zilker Botanical Garden opens its Woodland Faerie Trail now through Aug. 10. 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.


Pollyanna Theatre Company’s “If Wishes Were Fishes.” 2 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday-July 1. $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.

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


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.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. “How to Train Your Dragon,” 10 a.m. Monday-Tuesday, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Slaughter Lane. 10:30 a.m. Monday-Tuesday, Mueller. “Trolls,” 10:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Mueller. “The Lego Movie,” 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Lakeline. “The Land Before Time,” 10 a.m. Friday-July 5, Lakeline. “Sing,” 10:30 a.m. Friday-July 5, Mueller. Special sensory-friendly viewings:“The Lego Movie,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, Lakeline.

Flix Jr. Flix offers $2 children’s movies at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. The Land Before Time,” Wednesday. Look for the July and August schedules online. 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: “Despicable Me 2” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” Tuesday-Wednesday. Tickets are $1.

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

At the library

Literature Live Presents “King Midas.” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch; 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch. “Puppets, Puppets, Everywhere!” 3 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Branch; 2 p.m. Thursday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: “The Legend of Walter Weirdbeard.” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Cepeda Branch; 2 p.m. Thursday, Milwood Branch.

Magik Theatre Presents: “The Three Little Pigs.” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hampton Branch.

“Peter Rabbit,” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

“Black Panther,” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch.

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

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

Tech Chicos. 9 a.m. Monday-29, Ruiz Branch.

Lego Lab. 3 p.m. Thursday, Cepeda Branch.

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

Echoes of Africa. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch.

Lloyd H. Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees. 2 p.m. Monday, Howson Branch; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch; 2 p.m. Friday, Terrazas Branch.

Visit with a Park Ranger, 2 p.m. Monday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Crowe’s Nest Farm visits, 6 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch; 2 p.m. Thursday, University Hills Branch.

Art at the Austin Public Library.Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

The Contemporary Austin Presents Art Story time. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Science at the Austin Public Library.Tween Steam: Stop Motion Animation. 4 p.m. Tuesday, University Hills Branch.

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

Dog Man, create comics, 2 p.m. Thursday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Pajama story time. 6 p.m. Mondays, University Hills Branch; 6:30 p.m. Mondays in June, Central Library; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch; 6 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch; 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Camp Bluebonnet. Read the recommended books for grades 3-6. 2:30 p.m. Mondays in June, Old Quarry Branch; 2 p.m. Tuesdays in June, Howson Branch.

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