Besides celebrating the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL, you can also bug out at storytime, watch lemurs in 3D, check out all of the X Games action, see ballet under the stars, and stop by a family-friendly block party.

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Top 5 Austin Family Events to Check Out This Week:

Bug Out Storytime @ BookPeople
Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 a.m.
Today’s storytime is all about the creepy crawlies that live out in the garden and under the porch. BookPeople’s talking about BUGS! It’s true that we don’t always like them in the house, but they make our gardens grow and the world would be a lot worse without them. So in honor of our exoskeletastic friends, they’ll be reading The Grouchy Ladybug and other tales about these busy springtime critters. Free.


Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D @ Bullock IMAX Theater
June 1 through June 30, various times
The Bullock Museum has a new family film at the IMAX theatre this month! Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright shares her lifelong mission to help these highly endangered creatures survive in the modern world. This film is 39 min. long and rated G. Click here for showtime & ticket info.


X Games @ Circuit of the Americas
Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5
X Games is bringing tons of thrills to Austin for one last year with plenty of action to appeal to all ages. You and the kids will be in awe of these amazing action sports athletes. Things kick off on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for a free (with ticket using promo code HARLEYXGAMES), and the events continue through the weekend. For schedules & ticket info, click here.


Ballet Under the Stars @ Zilker Hillside Theater
Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4, 8 p.m.
AMDE presents their annual event Ballet Under the Stars in Zilker Park. Beginning just before sundown, this Austin tradition is fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off your summer. The performance will feature a variety of choreographers including some emerging talent in the dance world. Bring a blanket and a picnic. This is free, but donations will be collected at intermission.


First Friday Block Party @ in.gredients
Friday, June 3, 6-9 p.m.
Join in.gredients for another evening of fun with friends and neighbors at their First Friday Block Party benefiting community partner, Workers Defense Project. Get a massage from Devon of One Love Healing Center at the chair massage station, grab a Lone Pint Brewery pitcher or pint while chatting with folks from the brewery while the kids play.

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Have a fun week!