Free Fun in Austin for week of August 1

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AUSTIN (KXAN)- Here’s some ideas from our partners at Free Fun in Austin.

Holly & Emma Swift In-Store Performance – Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar, Austin.

Hillside Summer Concert Series – Tuesday, August 2 from 7-9:00 p.m. Head to the hillside for free, live music every Tuesday in July. Hear live music by Marcos Orozco and Rumores. Bring the whole family, blankets, canned drinks, and lawn chairs, but please leave glass and radios at home. FREE! A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin.

Community Night at The Thinkery – Wednesday, August 3 from 4-8:00 p.m. At the Thinkery, science and families play side by side. Every Wednesday the museum stays open late for families to discover new ideas and learn together. Cost: Admission is by donation only, with a suggested $1 donation. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.

Echo and the Bats – Thursday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. Dance along with Austin’s first all Youth Librarian Band. You’ve seen their storytimes, now hear some of your favorite kids’ books put to music. Familiar stories, familiar tunes, all new fun for the whole family. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

Shrek the Musical – Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5 at 8:15 p.m. Zilker Theatre Production’s summer musical is a cherished Austin cultural event. Shrek The Musical brings the beloved characters from the popular animated films to life on stage. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. There is no charge for parking on Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays, you must pay $5 per car at the meter. FREE; donations greatly appreciated. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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