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Shark week, school bash and more this week, July 28-Aug. 3

Nicole Villalpando
Shark Week returns to the Science Mill (and to Discovery Channel). [Contributed by Discovery Channel]


Classic Game Fest. Bring the classic video games you grew up with to your children. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. $25-$10, Kids younger than 12 free.

Humane Society. Art Workshop. 10 a.m. July 30. Create animal-themed art and learn about cats and dogs. All supplies provided. Children 8 and younger free, but you must register,, 512-646-7387. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

Back to School Bash. Austin Independent School District celebrates the return to school with giveaways including school supplies and backpacks and a vaccine clinic. Noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 3. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

Woodland Faerie Trail. Open from through Aug. 10. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.


Science Mill. Shark Week. Enjoy shark-themed adventures including digging for shark teeth, making 3D printed shark teeth, shark trivia and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 4. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Bullock Museum. Sense-sational Thursdays: Summertime in Texas. Explore history with your senses. 10 a.m. Thursday. Make It Tuesdays: Remember Women's Suffrage. 10 a.m. Tuesday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

George Washington Carver Museum. First Saturdays. Special family programming. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Juneteenth George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Thinkery workshops. Sensory Friendly Hours. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. Tinkering Take Homes: No Sew Bag. Create a bag in the Spark Shop. $5 a kit. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Baby Bloomers: Make It Go! For ages 0-3. 9 a.m. Monday. Baby Boomers: Color Creations. 9 a.m. Aug. 3. $5. What's the Scoop? Make ice cream. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon or 1:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Learn to cut out shapes with a scroll saw. $5 a kit. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10-11, Aug. 24-25. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Toybrary Austin: Free Baby Play Date. 1 p.m. Tuesday. Gardening for kids. 10:30 a.m. Thursday, $7. Park Rangers Playtime. 10:30 a.m. $7. End of Summer Arty Party. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $12. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.


Saturday Morning Kids Live Concert. 9 a.m. Saturdays. This week: Staci Gray. The Hive, 10415 Old Manchaca Road.

Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. Bring a picnic and listen to music of one of the symphony’s sections. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. These morning movies can be seen with a donation of $1-$5 to a local charity or school. "The Neverending Story," 10 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Lakeline. 10:45 a.m. Sunday-Thursday. "Kung Fu Panda," 10 a.m. Monday, 11 a.m. Tuesday, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Mueller. "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies," 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Mueller.  PBS Kids At the Alamo: "Wild Kratts." 10 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. 1 p.m. Sunday, Lakeline. "Odd Squad." 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline.

Sound & Cinema. Watch a classic movie with a soundtrack by a local band. This week: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." Free. 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Regal Summer Movie Express. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Westgate Stadium 11, Regal Metropolitan and Gateway Stadium 16. This week: “Sing” and “How to train Your Dragon 2.” Tickets are $1.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse offers $1 movies 10 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Round Rock 8; 9:30 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. Wednesdays, Hill Country Galleria. This week:  “Sherlock Gnomes.”


Zilker Summer Musical: “The Little Mermaid.” Zilker Summer Musical returns all the music under the sea. 8:15 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 7. Free, but donations are welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive.

Summer Stock Austin: “Haunted: A Ghost Story.” An original musical from Allen Robertson and Damon Brown about a campfire story and a witch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. $15-$24. Plus learn more about this production and theater at day camps. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ages 5-8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ages 9-12, July 30 and July 31. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

“Snow White & Red Rose.” The children’s version of the classic story. 2 p.m. Sunday. $10-$8. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley.

“Wake Up, Brother Bear!” For ages 6 and younger. Two bear siblings explore the seasons. 1 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25. $10. Zach Theatre’s Whisenhunt Studio, 1510 Toomey Road.


BookPeople events. Hangry for Storytime! 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Shark Week Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Coloring Party Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble events. New Baby & Me storytime: "Happy Llama." 11 a.m. Sunday. Harry Potter Book Club. 7 p.m. Wednesday. "The Pigeon Has to Go to School!" storytime. 11 a.m. Saturday.

At the library:

Literature Live Puppet Lab. Object Theatre. Make puppets out of objects. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Carver; 2 p.m. Aug. 2, Southeast; 2 p.m. Aug. 3, Twin Oaks.

#Yasstween! Video Game Freeplay for tweens. ages 9-12. 1 p.m. Monday, Central Library. 

Just for Teens: Game On! 1 p.m. Monday.

Music Makers Crafternoon. For kids 3-8. 1:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library.

Camp Bluebonnet: "Game Changers." 2 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Star Party with Author Lindsay Leslie. 2 p.m. Monday, Howson Branch.

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Monday, St. John Branch. 3 p.m. Tuesday, Southeast Branch.

Summer Cinema: "WALL-E." 3 p.m. Monday, University Hills Branch.

Monday Movies: "Jack the Giant Slayer." 5 p.m. Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Zine Workshop for tweens. Ages 9-12. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library.

Bernadette Nason Presents An Attitude of Gratitude. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch.

Space Slime. 4 p.m. Tuesday, University Hills Branch.

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

Homeschool D&D Club. Ages 9-18. 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Navigate: Junior Academy. Free Introduction to Careers and College. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Windsor Park Branch. Exploring College and Careers. 1 p.m. Thursday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 4 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch. Free College Planning. 10 a.m. Saturday, Central Library. College Planning 101. 11:30 a.m. Howson Branch.

Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Halloween in Summer. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch.

Thursday Matinee. "The Goonies." 1 p.m. Thursday, Terrazas Branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee "Captain Marvel." 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.