Planning ahead: What’s happening in July for families in Austin

Today, I’ve spent the day compiling my monthly list of events for families. There’s a lot, but I’m sure I’ve missed something. Have an event you’d like to get into our family calendars? Email me at nvillalpando@statesman.com.

Enjoy planning for a fun July!

Museums

Bullock Museum. Storytime Mondays: Making Music, 11 a.m. July 11. Tasty Tale, 11 a.m. July 18. Texas Riddles, 11 a.m. July 25. Wednesday Workshops: Create Food Art, 11 a.m. July 13. Bringing History to Life, 11 a.m. July 20. Screen Printing Texas Symbols. 11 a.m. July 27. Discovery Fridays: Cooking with the Whole Family. 11 a.m. July 1. Finding Fossils, 11 a.m. July 8. Playing with Food, 11 a.m. July 15. Exciting Artifacts, 11 a.m. July 22. The Butterfly Project. 11 a.m. July 29. Tasting Kitchen. Try different foods from local purveyors. Noon-2 p.m. July 2, 9 and 16. Music Under the Star. 6 p.m. Fridays. Summer Free Family Film Series: “Gay Purr-ee.” 2 p.m. July 9. “Ernest & Celestine,” 2 p.m. July 23. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.

Kids learn to do woodworking at The Thinkery. Photo by  Hunter Douglas

Kids learn to do woodworking at The Thinkery. Photo by Hunter Douglas

Thinkery. Fizz, Bang, Pop! Play with science and make noise. For ages 1-2, 9:45 a.m. July 2. For ages 2-3, 10:45 a.m. July 2. $20 child and adult. For ages 4-7, 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. July 2-3, 16-17, 30-31. $8 child, $8 adult. Exploring Explosions. For ages 8 and older. 3:15 p.m. July 2-3, 16, 30-31. $8 child, $8 adult. Virtual Views. Explore virtual reality and space. For ages 4-7. 12:15 p.m. July 9-10, 23-24. $8 child, $8 adult. Radical Realities! Make your own virtual reality mask for a smartphone. For Ages 8 and older. 2:15 or 4:15 p.m. July 9-10, 23-24. $8 child, $8 adult. Baby Bloomers for ages birth to 3. Independence Day Party. 9 a.m. July 2. Texas State Capitol. 9 a.m. July 9 with Small Wonders Puppet Theater, and 9 a.m. July 11, with Hey Lolly Band at 10:30 a.m. HOPE Outdoor Gallery, 9 a.m. July 16, with Small Wonders Puppet Theater, and 9 a.m. July 18 with music by Miss Ariel at 10:30 a.m. Lady Bird Lake, 9 a.m. July 23 with Small Wonders Puppet Theater  and 9 a.m. July 25 with Armstrong Community Music School at 10:30 a.m. Zilker Park, 9 a.m. July 30 with Hey Lolly Band. $4.50. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

Wildflower Center. Creek Critter Friday. Search for critters in Dino Creek. 7 p.m. July 8. $10 adult, $5 child ages 6-12. The Amazing Family Garden Race. Compete in an obstacle course as a family. 7 p.m. July 12. $10 adult, $5 child ages 6-12. Friday Flutters. Search for butterflies and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the insectary. 7 p.m. July 29. $10 adult, $5 children. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.wildflower.org.

Jude Kozakiewicz, 3, paints a picture at the Blanton's WorkLab on in 2014. Art supplies are provided for children of all ages to create, paint, draw, design, and doodle.  Julia Robinson/ for American-Statesman

Jude Kozakiewicz, 3, paints a picture at the Blanton’s WorkLab on in 2014. Art supplies are provided for children of all ages to create, paint, draw, design, and doodle.
Julia Robinson/ for American-Statesman

Blanton Museum of Art. Deeper Dives for ages 8-12, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays through July 22; or play in the WorkLab, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through July 27. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.blantonmuseum.org.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Kids Kraft program on Saturday afternoons for kids in kindergarten through second grade. Fiber Frenzy. 10 a.m. July 16. Mixed Up Media, 10 a.m. July 30. $15.umlaufsculpture.org.

Contemporary Austin’s Fresh Exchange: Teen Artists + Mentor Program exhibition. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. July 9 through August 13. Pump Project, 702 Shady Lane, . Laguna Gloria for Families Create! Explore Underwater Cities and learn how buildings are made. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Every Friday in July, look at the stars in the parking lot. 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.

Theater

"Tortoise and Hare" was Summer Stock Austin's family  show last year.

“Tortoise and Hare” was Summer Stock Austin’s family show last year.

Summer Stock Austin: “The Addams Family.” 7:30 p.m. July 22-24, July 27-Aug. 1, Aug. 5-6, 10, 12-13. 2 p.m. July 30, Aug. 7. $34 adults, $27 children and seniors. “The Steadfast Soldier.” A new musical from The Biscuit Brothers. 2 p.m. July 24, 31. 10 a.m July 26, 29-30, Aug. 5-6, Aug. 8-10, Aug. 12-13. $17 adults, $12 children and seniors. “Carnival.” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4, 7, 9 and 11. 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 11-13. 34 adults, $27 children and seniors. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.

“Trouble on the Double.” Pollyanna Theatre Company presents this story two twins who look alike but act very differently. For children ages 4-10. 2 p.m. July 9-10, 16-17, 4 p.m. July 9, 16. $13.50-$12, adults, $12-$10.50 children and seniors. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. pollyannatheatrecompany.org.

“Shrek The Musical.” Zilker Summer Musical is back. Free. 8:15 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, July 8-Aug. 13. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org

Movies

Paramount Theatre Classic Film Series. “The Sound of Music,” 3 p.m. July 9. “Grease” Sing-A-Long, 7 p.m. July 9. $10 adults, $5 kids. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

The Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp. “Box Trolls,” 11 a.m. July 1-7, Lakeline; 11 a.m. July 8-14, Village. “The Muppet Movie,” 11 a.m. July 8-14, Lakeline. “The Neverending Story,” 10 a.m. July 1-7, Slaughter Lane; 11 a.m. July 15-16, July 18-20 and 9:40 a.m. July 17, Lakeline. “Horton Hears a Who,” 10 a.m. July 8-14, Slaughter Lane. “Babe,” 11 a.m. July 1-7, Village. Reserve tickets for $1-$3 donation online. drafthouse.com.

The Minions are back in the summer family film "Minions." Universal Pictures

The Minions are back in the summer family film “Minions.” Universal Pictures

Regal Summer Movie Express. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Westgate Stadium 11. “The Peanuts Movie” and Minions,” July 5-6; “Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip” and “Curios George” July 12-13; “The Book of Life” and “Hotel Transylvania 2,” July 19-20; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,”and “Shaun the Sheep,” June 26-27. Tickets are $1. regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse. Offers $1 movies Monday through Thursdays at Round Rock 8 and Cedar Park.“Home,” July 4-7; “The Box Trolls,” July 1-14; “The Sandlot,” July 18-21; “Norm of the North,” July 25-28. cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse.

Flix Jr. Flix offers $2 children’s movies. 11 a.m. Wednesdays. “The Muppet Movie,” July 6; “Pokemon,” July 13; “The Rugrats Movie,” July 20; “Despicable Me,” July 27. flixbrewhouse.com.

Deep Eddy Splash Party. “Zootopia,” 8 p.m. July 23. $1-$3. Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Ave.

Movies in the Park. “Spy Kids.” 8:15 July 14. Free. Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road.

Events

Bubblepalooza. Explore all things bubbles in this interactive event. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16. The Long Center, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.

Children’s Day Art Park. Hear local musicians: The Flying Balalaika Brothers, July 13, Mr. Will Music, July 10 and Staci Gray with a teddy bear picnic, July 27; and make art and try musical instruments. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, except July 6. 50 cents a kid. Symphony Square Amphitheatre, 1101 Red River St. www.austinsymphony.org.

Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park. Hear the symphony sections play. 7:30 p.m. Sundays except July 3. Woodwinds, July 10, Strings, July 17, Brass, July 24 and Big Band, July 31. Long Center City Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Drive.www.austinsymphony.org.

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4 Concert and Fireworks. 8:30 p.m. music, 9:30 p.m. fireworks. July 4. Free. Vic Mathias Shores, South First Street and Riverside Drive. www.austinsymphony.org.

Celebration. Free games, movies and “Minions” movie. 5:30 p.m. July 1. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St.

Books

BookPeople events: William Joyce reads and signs “Ollie’s Oddessey.” 6 p.m. July 6. Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer sign and release “The Season,” 7 p.m. July 14. “Harry Potter & the Cursed Child” Midnight Release Party. 10 a.m. July 30. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Hello, My Name is Octicorn,” July 2. “Daisy-Head Mayzie,” July 9. “Are We There Yet?” July 16. “Too Many Moose!” July 23. Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party. 8 p.m. July 30, All locations. Other story times: “4th of July Mice,” 7 p.m. July 1, Round Rock; “Mousequerade Ball,” 11 a.m. July 5, Round Rock; “Messy Molly,” 11 a.m. July 12, Round Rock; “Good Night Owl,” 11 a.m. July 19, Round Rock: “Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel,” 7 p.m. July 22, Round Rock; “Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks,” 11 a.m. July 26, Round Rock; and “The Moon’s Almost Here,” 7 p.m. July 29, Round Rock.

At the library

Music

Austin-based children's performer Ms. Staci Gray entertains at a room packed with kids and their parents as they try to burst bubbles during story time at Book People. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin-based children’s performer Ms. Staci Gray entertains at a room packed with kids and their parents as they try to burst bubbles during story time at BookPeople. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Staci Gray. 2 p.m. July 1, Howson Branch; 4 p.m. July 8, Twin Oaks Branch.

Positive RePrecussions: Family Rhythm Jam. 2 p.m. July 6, Ruiz Branch; 2 p.m. July 13, Little Walnut Creek Branch; 2 p.m. July 14, University Hills Branch; 4 p.m. July 18, Howson Branch; 2 p.m. July 27, Hampton Branch.

Echo and the Bats. 2 p.m. July 9, Yarborough Branch.

Terrence Taps. 2 p.m. July 11, Spicewood Springs Branch; 2 p.m. July 23, Yarborough Branch; 4 p.m. July 26, Twin Oaks Branch; 4 p.m. July 28, Milwood Branch.

Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist. 4 p.m. July 11, Howson Branch.

Que Pastas. 2 p.m. July 15, Carver Branch.

Joe McDermott. 2 p.m. July 18, Cepeda Branch; 2 p.m. July 22, Yarborough Branch; 2 p.m. July 25, Milwood Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. July 22, Howson Branch.

Will Dupuy. 2 p.m. July 29, University Hills Branch.

Movies

Summer Animation Double Feature: “The Box Trolls” “Green Lantern: First Flight,” 2:15 p.m. July 3, Yarborough Branch.
Family Movie Night: “Shaun the Sheep.” 5:30 p.m. July 12, Carver Branch; “Goosebumps,” 6:30 p.m. July 12, Twin Oaks Branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Pan.” 2 p.m. July 16, University Hills Branch.

Movie Matinee: “Kung Fu Panda 3.” 4 p.m. July 27, Cepeda Branch.

Theater

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre “The Three Little Pigs – Texas Style.” 2 p.m. July 1, Terrazas Branch; 2 p.m. July 7, Pleasant Hill Branch; 4 p.m. July 12, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. July 18, Spicewood Springs Branch; 2 p.m. July 28, University Hills Branch.

Literature Live presents “Rumplestiltskin.” 4 p.m. July 5, Twin Oaks Branch; 4 p.m. July 6, North Village Branch; 2 p.m. July 11, Windsor Park Branch; 2 p.m. July 13, Ruiz Branch; 2 p.m. July 14, Carver Branch; 2 p.m. July 25, Spicewood Springs Branch; 4 p.m. July 27, Manchaca Road Branch; 2 p.m. July 29, Terrazas Branch.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: “A Wild Goose Chase,” 2 p.m. July 6, Little Walnut Creek Branch; 2 p.m. July 25, Windsor Park Branch.

Magik Theatre presents: Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” 4 p.m. July 6, Manchaca Road Branch; 4 p.m. July 21, Milwood Branch; “The Three Little Pigs,” 2 p.m. July 7, University Hills Branch; 4 p.m. July 13, Manchaca Road Branch.

Hey Lollies present “Armadillo Alice.” 2 p.m. July 8, Terrazas Branch; 4 p.m. July 12, Old Quarry Branch; 2 p.m. July 21, University Hills Branch; 4 p.m. July 25, Howson Branch.

StoryBook Dance Making. 2 p.m. July 10, Recycled Reads Bookstore; 6 p.m. July 11, University Hills Branch.

Spotlight on Opera presents “The Hiding Tree.” 3 p.m. July 10, Manchaca Road Branch; 2 p.m. July 13, Hampton Branch.

Animals

There’s Something Fishy Going on in Texas. 2 p.m. July 5, Cepeda Branch; 4 p.m. July 14, Milwood Branch.

rbz-Crowes-Nest-Farms-08Crowe’s Nest Farm visits. 4 p.m. July 7, Milwood Branch; 2 p.m. July 14, Pleasant Hill Branch; 4 p.m. July 20, Manchaca Road; 2 p.m. July 22, Terrazas Branch; 2 p.m. July 30, Yarborough Branch.

Art

Sew Happy. 5 p.m. July 5, Manchaca Road Branch.

Art Smart. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Crafternoon. 2 p.m. July 11, Manchaca Road Branch; 2 p.m. July 14; Howson Branch; 2 p.m. July 18, Manchaca Road Branch; 2 p.m. July 18, Carver Branch; 3 p.m. July 20, Little Walnut Creek Branch; 2 p.m. July 25, Manchaca Road Branch; 2 p.m. July 25, Carver Branch.

You are the Artist! 2 p.m. July 12, Cepeda Branch; 4 p.m. July 19, Twin Oaks Branch.

You Make It! 4 p.m. July 13, North Village Branch.

Literature Live presents Brown Paper Puppet Lab. 2 p.m. July 20, Hampton Branch; 3 p.m. July 24, Manchaca Road Branch.

Other events

Time Capsule Day. Make your own time capsule. Noon, July 2, University Hills Branch.

You are the Force. 2 p.m. July 2, Yarborough Branch; 2 p.m. July 18, Windsor Park Branch.

You Crack Yourself Up! 4 p.m. July 5, Old Quarry Branch; 2 p.m. July 16, Yarborough Branch.

Gusto the Great. 2 p.m. July 6, Hampton Branch; 2 p.m. July 7, Carver Branch.

You Get the Crown! 2 p.m. July 15, Terrazas Branch.

Arcade Night. 6:30 p.m. July 22, University Hills Branch.