Shark Week, African safaris and more family adventures in Austin, July 27-29
With temps hovering around 100 this weekend, it might feel like a break from the 108 earlier this week. What will you do with the kids this weekend?
Check out our list:
Teen Turn Up. Teens ages 11-17 enjoy teen parties all summer long at Austin’s recreation centers. Pool Palooza, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road. austintexas.gov
Toybrary Austin African Safari Programs. Folk tales, drumming, dancing, singing and more. 10:30 p.m. Friday, $12 per child. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Blanton Museum. This is the final week for the Blanton’s children’s programs. 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. blantonmuseum.org
Music at the Austin Public Library. The Telephone Company. 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.
Teen Videogame Free Play. 2 p.m. Fridays, Central Library.
Lego Lab. 3 p.m. Friday, Cepeda Branch.
Art Smart “We Read” Community Mural Project. 1 p.m. Friday, Pleasant Hill Branch.
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. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org
Science Mill. Shark Week. Celebrate all things shark with movies, a fossil dig for teeth and more. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Zilker Summer Musical “All Shook Up.” Zilker Summer Musical returns with the music of Elvis. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free, but donations are welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org
Summer Stock Austin’s “The Music Man.” 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Friday-Saturday. $26-$33
-$26. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Summer Stock Austin “Rob1n.” This modern retelling of the Robin Hood tale puts a girl in the starring role in this musical by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown. 11 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday. $9-$18. thelongcenter.org
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. “Sing,” 10:15 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Mueller. 10:15 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Slaughter Lane. $1-$5 donation to benefit local charities. “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” Family Party. 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. Teen Titans Go to the Movies,” Family Party. 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. drafthouse.com
National Dance Day. Ballet Austin offers $10 classes all day Saturday, to benefit Ballet Austin’s Pink Pilates program for breast cancer survivors. Classes are available for people ate 10 and up. 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 501 W. Third St. Sign up at B alletAustin.org
National Geographic’s “Symphony for Our World.” Hear music by the Austin Symphony Orchestra while watching scenes from nature. 8 p.m. Saturday. $29-$59. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Gustafer Yellowgold. 11 a.m. Saturday. $10-$6. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
Book People events.Samantha M. Clark reads “The Boy, the Boat and the Beasts,” 2 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. story time Saturday.Spread the Joy, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble events. Kids Book Hangout. Meet other avid young readers. 2 p.m. Saturday, all locations. Story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. This week: “Doll-E 1.0.” barnesandnoble.com
Pollyanna Theatre Company’s “If Wishes Were Fishes.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
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. backyardbaraustin.com
Paramount Classic Summer Movies. See “Superman.” 1 p.m. Sunday. $6-$12. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org