This weekend you can join us for Do512 Family Night at Shrek the Musical, go to a big clothing swap, take the kids & pups to a Dog Days of Summer event, attend a Harry Potter Party, learn about geocaching, watch an advance screening of Pete’s Dragon, see Mary Poppins or The Steadfast Tin Soldier — and more! Many thanks to Workbox Staffing for powering this weekend’s Top Picks!
About Workbox Staffing: Since 1997, when Workbox Staffing first opened their doors, their capabilities have rivaled (and often out-shined) those of larger, national staffing groups, yet their personality has always been more down-to-earth. One might even call it a bit “small town.” But they like it that way, and so do the clients. Having been named one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. 500 Magazine, they have grown 493% in the last three years, creating 58 new jobs. While hard work and impressive results have resulted in considerable growth, they’ll always do business the old-fashioned way – through handshakes, conversation, and personal relationships. And if that means they will never see the light of day in a navy blue suit, all the better for them.
— Check out a new family musical, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, today at 10 a.m. at the Long Center. Based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this play is presented as part of Summer Stock Austin and is full of family fun, thrills and musical romance. Tickets start at $12, and can be purchased online here.
— Children’s clothing company, Tea Collection, is settling into TOMS Roasting Co. through the weekend from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day to present Tea on the Road. There will be local musical guests, arts & crafts, snacks and giveaways. They are also partnering with 11 local Austin non-profits and schools to give back 20% of sales.
— Mary Poppins has arrived at ZACH Theatre! See this practically perfect nanny in the big musical production. Tonight’s show is at 7:30 p.m., but you can also catch a weekend matinee. The show runs through September 4. Tickets start at $29 and up, which you can purchase online here or by calling the ZACH Theatre box office at 512-476-0541 x1.
— It’s the 5th Annual Back-to-School Clothes Swap at Crestview United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bring what anything from infant to adult clothes in good condition (please pre-sort by size). Take what you need. And be sure to bring your own bags. Free to participate!
— It’s Do512 Family Night & ASL Interpretation Night at Shrek The Musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre! Join us for this FREE show at 8:15 p.m. You can arrive as early as 6 p.m. to get a good spot, and at 7 p.m. kids are invited on stage for the Ogre Swamp Stomp (dancing with the cast). Click here to enter to win a VIP experience at the show (snacks, restroom access, front row seats)!
— The dog days of summer are here. Doc’s Bar & Grill Sunset Valley location is making the most of it by hosting a free family-friendly Dog Days of Summer Party from 6-9 p.m. Bring the kids and your pup for activities such as a doggie swimwear contest, decorating dog bowls, and more. Free admission.
— Let the kids stay up way past bedtime for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Head over to BookPeople from 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. where a Diagon Alley atmosphere will be set up as well as all kinds of Harry Potter festivities. This is a free event. You can secure your copy of the book by by purchasing a voucher, which you can redeem for a copy of the book on or after July 31.
— This morning you can learn all about the exciting sport of geocaching in McKinney Falls. Sign up for Geocaching 101 at 9 a.m. and participate in a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS units. GPS units will be provided. Please sign up by e-mailing Ranger Jenn at email@example.com. Free with regular park admission: $6 for adults, free for kids 12 & under.
— Join us today at 1 p.m. for a very special advance benefit screening of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon! This screening is presented by the Austin Film Society at the Paramount Theater with the director, David Lowery, in attendance! The film doesn’t hit theaters until August 12, so this is an exciting opportunity to be among the first to see it. Tickets range from $12 – $56 depending on seating choice, and can be purchased online here or by calling the box office at (512) 474-1221.
These are just some of the fun events happening in Austin this weekend. For more, browse our daily calendar of events!
Have a great weekend!