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    KIDS & FAMILY

    Creative Action Summer Camps 2014 in Central and West Austin

    Presented by Creative Action at Hyde Park United Methodist Church

    June 9 - August 8, 2014

    Creative Action Summer Camps are among the most popular in Austin! That’s because our camps are not just fun; they also offer children a chance to grow and learn.

    Let their imagination flow and open up an exciting world of puppet making, drumming, dancing, singing, adventure, movie making and story telling this summer with Creative Action's Summer Camps in Central and West Austin. Visit our ...more


    Family Day

    Presented by Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

    August 3, 2014

    First Sundays offer a special, hands-on program designed for families with children, four to fifteen years old. Families have the opportunity to explore the Umlauf collection and exhibitions in...more

    Mini makers: Messy Mixtures

    at Thinkery

    August 5, 2014

    Come join us in Kitchen Lab for fun making some messy mixtures! Each week we will focus on making a different material that you can take home to continue the fun including playdough, oobleck and...more

    Austin Ice Cream Festival

    Presented by Roadway Productions at Fiesta Gardens

    August 9, 2014

    Do you scream for Ice Cream? Bring yourself, your friends,
    your family and even your dog to the 8th Annual Austin Ice Cream
    Festival. This yummy event will include lot's of games,...more

    Advanced Young Artists: Teen Artist + Mentor Exhibition

    Presented by The Contemporary Austin and Pump Project Art Complex at Pump Project Art Complex

    July 11 - August 9, 2014

    The Contemporary Austin is pleased to present the 2014 Teen Artist + Mentor Exhibition at Pump Project Art Complex, an East Austin art space. This education initiative of the Advanced Young...more

    Spark Club

    at Thinkery

    June 18 - August 13, 2014

     Do you like to build, explore, and tinker? Are you looking for special, advanced activities for older children? Join us for Spark Club, Every Wednesday this summer from 5-7pm!...more

    Esther's Follies School of Comedy Kid's Camp!

    Presented by Esther's Follies at Esther's Follies

    June 16 - August 15, 2014

    "Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator."-Lemony Snicket

    This summer,...more

    Shark Week Skating Party

    Presented by Chaparral Ice at Chaparral Ice Center

    August 15, 2014

    Our August Theme Night celebrates Shark Week! Prizes will be awarded to the best shark-themed costume (pirates, mermaids, sailors, sharks...). We will also have an on-ice game of Ships &...more

    Kona Ice

    June 18 - August 20, 2014

    Join us this summer on Wednesdays from 2-3pm for a sno-cone from Kona Ice!  Enjoy your frozen treat after art camp, or during our open studio time for creating with clay, glass fusion,...more

    FREE 3day Summer Camps 6/10 -8/20/14

    Presented by ArtFrog Art Academy

    June 10 - August 21, 2014

    We offer 3day Summer Camps for children 3-7 from 9-9:50am, children 7+ from 10-12pm, and teens/adults from 1-3pm all summer long. For weekly calendar go to our facebook...more

    Camp Fire Summer Camp

    Presented by Camp Fire

    June 9 - August 22, 2014

    Camp Fire Summer Camp is 10 weeks of fun in nature! Each week of camp has a unique theme related to science and nature, with learning activities and field trips related to that theme. Camp Fire is...more

    Austin Bat Fest

    Presented by Roadway Productions

    August 23, 2014

    What will you see at BatFest this year? 1.5 million
    Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk,
    2 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts...more

    10th Annual Bat Fest

    August 23, 2014

    What will you see at BatFest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 3 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts vendors, delicious...more

    AUDITIONS: 14th Annual Austin Children's Nutcracker

    Presented by Austin City Ballet

    August 23, 2014

     

    The Austin City Ballet, a non-profit 501©3 tax exempt dance company, will be performing “The Austin Children’s Nutcracker” December 12-14 and December 19-21,...more

    George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

    at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

    August 9 - August 24, 2014

    The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of African-American historical and cultural material. The museum...more

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center

    August 20 - August 24, 2014

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze! an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest...more

    Sherwood Forest Faire's THE LEGENDS OF ROBIN HOOD

    Presented by Scottish Rite Theater at Austin Scottish Rite Theater

    August 16 - August 24, 2014

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Directly from Sherwood Forest Faire, Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws are stirring up mischief at the Austin Scottish Rite Community & Children's...more

    Wizard of Oz, Young Performer's Edition

    Presented by Austin Summer Musical for Children at George Washington Carver Museum - Boyd Vance Theater

    August 9 - August 24, 2014

    Austin Summer Musical for Children presents, free of charge, the live musical theater version of the motion picture "Wizard of Oz." Tickets for the show are available at the door 45...more

    Weekly Wednesday's Workshops

    July 2 - August 27, 2014

    New for Summer 2014, we’re offering Weekly Wednesday Workshops to share some of our favorite new art projects with you and your family! These projects feature techniques, processes, and...more

    Fiddler on the Roof

    Presented by Trinity Street Players at The First Baptist Church of Austin

    August 2 - August 31, 2014

    To mark the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest musicals in history, Austin Jewish Repertory Theater and Trinity Street Players will come together to present Fiddler on the...more

    Splash Jam

    Presented by The City Of Cedar Park

    August 31, 2014

    Admission is free. The event kicks off with a washer tournament at 4 pm with the rest of the event starting at 5 pm. The festival will feature live music and inflatables. Fees apply for face...more

    "Patterns" by Susan Morehead

    Presented by Texas Folklife at Texas Folklife

    May 4 - September 1, 2014

    Event Name: "Patterns" by Susan Morehead
    Event Category: Texas Folklife Event
    Event Date: Sun May 4, 2014 (All day) to Mon Sep 1, 2014 (All day)
    Venue: Texas Folklife...more

    Bubble Run - Austin

    Presented by Black Flag Events at Travis County Exposition Center

    September 27, 2014

     The BUBBLE RUN™ is 5km of frothy goodness! At each kilometer, participants will run through Bubble Zones and come out covered head to toe in colored bubbles and foam!


    SPIRIT

    Presented by The VORTEX at The VORTEX

    September 5 - October 4, 2014

    Limited seating. Advanced Purchase Recommended.


    2-for-1 admission Thursday and Sunday with donation of 2 cans for SafePlace


    Radical...more

    Family Dance Workshop -- Glow in the Dark!

    Presented by Ballet Austin at AustinVentures StudioTheater

    October 5, 2014

    See excerpts from Not Afraid of the Dark - The Show That Glows!, learn a glow-in-the-dark movement phrase, and capture your shadow on a screen with the help of Ballet Austin dancers. Please bring...more

    Harry the Dirty Dog

    Presented by One World Theatre at One World Theatre

    October 25, 2014

    Harry has everything a little white dog with black spots could want. There’s just one problem: he hates taking baths. He hates them so much, in fact, that one morning he runs away. After a...more

    A Tale of Robyn Hoode

    Presented by The Baron's Men and The Curtain Theater at The Curtain Theatre

    October 3 - October 25, 2014

    Based on three of the oldest Child Ballads, The Baron's Men proudly present A Tale of Robyn Hoode, an original work penned and directed by long-time Baron’s Men sharers Laura...more

    FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Austin Texas

    Presented by FARE, Food Allergy Research and Education at Mueller Park

    November 1, 2014

     The FARE for Food Allergy is coming to Austin on November 1, 2014. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with Food allergies, including all...more

    23rd Annual Austin Powwow & American Indian Heritage Festival

    Presented by Great Promise for American Indians and City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

    November 8, 2014

    The Austin Powwow is a family friendly event that preserves the traditions, heritage and culture of American Indians in Texas. It is the largest one day Powwow in the United States and provides...more

    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

    Presented by American Diabetes Association

    November 8, 2014

    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk. The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than...more

    Family Dance Workshop -- The Nutcracker

    Presented by Ballet Austin at AustinVentures StudioTheater

    November 16, 2014

    See excerpts from Austin's Holiday Tradition, Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker, and learn a movement phrase with the help of Ballet Austin dancers. Sessions A and B are identical....more

    Studio Spotlight -- The Nutcracker

    Presented by Ballet Austin at AustinVentures StudioTheater

    November 20, 2014

    Join us for an up-close and personal view of dancers rehearsing in the studio! Learn about Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker, our city's annual holiday tradition. Watch the dancers rehearse...more

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by The Sarofim School of Fine Arts and Southwestern University at Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater

    November 14 - November 23, 2014

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    A magical tale of fairies, fools, falling in love, and comical mix-ups. The adventure takes place in mythical Athens, Greece and its enchanted forest. There are...more

    Disney Junior Live!

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center

    December 21, 2014

    Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure is back by popular demand! The live stage show features characters from the smash hits “Sofia the First” and “Jake and...more

    East Austin Handmade Arts Market @ The VORTEX

    Presented by The VORTEX at The VORTEX

    February 8 - December 27, 2014

    When: Saturdays beginning February 8th, 11am – 4 pm


    Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The VORTEX will begin...more

    Exhibition: The Making of Gone With The Wind

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center

    September 9, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Go behind the scenes of one of the classic films of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Featuring more than 300 rarely seen and some never-before-exhibited materials, the exhibition is drawn entirely...more

    Family Dance Workshop -- A Journey Through Dance

    Presented by Ballet Austin at AustinVentures StudioTheater

    January 25, 2015

    See works from multiple dance genres  such as ballet, jazz, musical theatre, and modern, and learn a movement phrase with the help of Ballet Austin dancers. Recommended for ages 3 to 12 years...more

    Baby Bloomers

    Presented by Thinkery at Thinkery

    February 5, 2014 - February 28, 2015

     Baby Bloomers is an opportunity for children age 0-3 and their families to experience the Thinkery together in an environment focused on early learners. Guided activities like Storytime,...more

    Family Dance Workshop -- Swan Lake

    Presented by Ballet Austin at AustinVentures StudioTheater

    April 26, 2015

    See excerpts from Ballet Austin's iconic Swan Lake and learn a movement phrase with the help of Ballet Austin dancers. Recommended for ages 3 to 12 years old.


    Storytime Art

    July 18, 2014 - July 15, 2016

    Storytime Art, or StArt! is a great opportunity for your young child to experience art! Storytimes are geared to the 3 – 5 year old preschooler, but some projects could easily translate into...more

    Art & Soul Austin

    Presented by Art & Soul Austin

    January 10, 2010 - October 15, 2016

    Traveling Art Enrichment Classes for ages 3-10 years old. Group art classes,Art Birthday Parties, and private lessons available.


    The Threefer

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre

    January 14, 2010 - on going

    The Threefer is absolutely the best way to get a sample of what Austin improv has to offer. Troupes from every improv theater in town converge to perform here every Thursday, for only three...more

    SummerStock Austin

    Presented by Long Center for the Preforming Arts

    July 25, 2013 - on going

    Dear SSA Friends,

    SummerStock Austin will open its ninth season this coming Thursday night, July 25th. We hope you will join us for PIPPIN, THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS and SWING!

    So...more

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