I know I’ve already posted about this summer’s musical in the park but the weather we’re having this weekend is fantastic and it just seems like the perfect time to make this a priority!  Plus, it’s free.

Now in its 56th year, Zilker Theatre Productions is proud to bring you Oklahoma the musical. This is one of the most anticipated events in Austin every summer.

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The outdoor venue at Zilker is perfect for an evening under the stars, and once the sun goes down, the weather is much more bearable.

Don’t forget to bring a blanket, a loaded picnic basket, a cooler (no glass), bug spray, and anything else you need for a wonderful evening under the Austin sky. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed.

If you’re worried about rain, call the hotline at (512) 479-9491 and get the updates on the status of the show.

Admission: Free

Parking: $5.00 per car

When: Thursday-Sunday now – August 16th

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Zilker Hillside Theatre
2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.zilker.org

Photo: Zilker Hillside Theatre Facebook page

Hartman Foundation Concert in the Park will be the perfect, relaxing way to wind down the weekend. These weekly concerts are one of Austin’s true summer treasures. They are one of my favorite things to do to end a summer weekend in Austin.

Each week features a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony. They will play an array of everything from jazz, light classical, pop selections and film scores.

The city of Austin at sunset is a great background as you listen to live music. Remember to bring a picnic dinner and blanket!

If you’re looking for more free fun today, check out the free musical at Zilker Hillside Theatre, Oklahoma!

Admission: free

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

2014 Schedule:

July 27 – Big Band

August 3 – Strings
August 10 – Brass
August 17 – Woodwinds
August 24 – Big Band

Location:
The Long Center Terrace
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.austinsymphony.org/events/austin-symphony-hartman-foundation-concerts-in-the-park/

The popular Friday night concert series is in its eleventh season. These family friendly concerts on the Lone Star Plaza are a perfect place to spend a Friday evening. Tonight is the last one of the season.

This is a great time to come check out the Bob Bullock Museum as the museum will be open and free during the concert. Don’t forget to grab your blankets, chairs and bug spray as you come enjoy the free show under the star at the Bob Bullock Museum.

It really is a treat to hear some fantastic music and explore the wonders of the Texas History Museum.

For other events happening this weekend check out our Weekend Top Picks.

Admission: free

When: today, July 25th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Location:
Bullock Texas History Museum
1800 Congress Drive
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/plan-your-visit/upcoming-events

 

Photo Credit: http://www.textraveler.com/p/bob-bullock-museum/

 

Let the countdown begin, it’s officially 6 months until Christmas. Where has the year gone? Terra Toys wants to celebrate half Christmas by throwing a Christmas in July event today and tomorrow.

They’ll have holiday music, winter trivia, candy cane giveaways and maybe even an appearance by Santa!

I personally love Terra Toys. Terra Toys was one of the original toy stores in Austin. They used to be located on South Congress, but have since moved to west Anderson and they’re still as Austin as ever.

When: today, July 24th & tomorrow, July 25th

Location:
Terra Toys
2438 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas

https://www.facebook.com/events/599054746877347/

Blues on the Green is back this week with Robert Ellis.

Blues on the Green is a classic Austin summer experience. There’s nothing quite like taking in the sunset and hearing some live music at Zilker Park with downtown as a backdrop. It’s pretty incredible.

Blues on the Green veterans know the drill, but for first time attendees here is the rundown: You can bring in two factory sealed water bottles, blankets, chairs and your dog (must be on a leash at all times). The number one piece of advice I would say, is ride you bike /carpool or walk if you can. Parking and traffic around Zilker tonight can cause quite the headache.

They’ll have plenty of food vendors set up in case you’re hungry including Freebirds, How Do You Roll, Daily Juice, Southside Flying Pizza, Lambert’s FoodaPalooza, Heros Gyros, Bananarchy, Henri’s, and Amy’s Ice Cream.

If you’re new to Austin, definitely plan to go at least once this summer. It really is a rite of passage for living in this great city.

Blues on the Green lovers  — Text “Blues” to 29217 to join the Blues on the Green alert club and get access to exclusive information and contests.

JULY 23
ACL Festival Preview:  ROBERT ELLIS with THE NIGHTOWLS 
AUGUST 6
CHARLIE MARS with QUIET COMPANY 
 AUG 13
SHINYRIBS with TAMECA JONES 

Admission: Free

Music Starts: 8pm

Location:
Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.kgsr.com/botg/

E.T. Phone Home… Austin’s got the perfect Tuesday night for you. Trailer food, live music, and a movie make the perfect trifecta.

Do512 is back at again with the second season of Sound & Cinema at The Long Center. On select Wednesdays this summer they’ll be hosting some of our favorite movies at sunset. They were actually scheduled to show this last week but due to the rain it was postponed until today. Lucky for us, the forecast today looks glorious.

Some of our favorite food trailer’s will be on site to provide snacks and dinner. You’ll find Frank, The Peached Tortilla, Yeti Frozen Custard, Garbo’s Maine Lobster, Whole Foods, Uncle Louie G’s, and Boomerang’s.

Pets unfortunately are not invited to the party.

Schedule:
Today, July 22: E.T.
July 30: The Pink Panther
August 13: Raiders Of The Lost Ark
August 20: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Admission: Free

Food Trailers Open: 6 pm
Sunset Concerts Begin: 7 pm
The Movie Begins: 8 pm

Location:
The Long Center Terrace
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://thelongcenter.org/event/sounds-cinema/

Are you ready to get cheesy? Today is the Fourth Annual Quesoff.

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Unfortunately, you can no longer enter this awesome queso contest but you can still taste the city’s best! They’ll have three categories: vegie, meaty and spicy. My mouth is watering just thinking about all the queso awesomeness.

I have gone the previous years. Here are some pointers:

1)   BRING YOUR OWN CHIPS.

2)   Get there early, last year they ran out of queso about two  hours into the event.

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It’s a really fun way to spend an afternoon. Image a venue full of queso as far as the eye can see all for your sampling.

Now go eat queso!

If you are looking for other weekend fun, check out our Top Picks.

When: today, July 19th

Time: 2 pm

Admission: free, chips $5

Location:
The Mohawk
912 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://mohawkaustin.com/event/quesoff-iv1

 

Incase you haven’t got the memo tonight’s Blues on the Green is postponed until August 13th. No worries, there’s still plenty of fun happening in Austin today!

Tonight 101x Summer Cinema is happening at the Central Market. They’ll be showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Be sure to bring a blanket or a chair. They’ll have food specials from Central Market’s café and $2.50 Blue Moons.

Come hang out they’ll have chances to win $101 dollar gift cards to Central Market, XIP upgrade with better seats, movie popcorn and candy!

If you’re not a big Ferris Bueller fan, tonight is also Sound and Cinema at the Long Center where they’ll be showing E.T.

Upcoming Movie Schedule:
Today: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
July 30th: The Goonies
August 13th” Back to the Future

Admission: free

When: today, July 16

Time: 8:30 pm

Location:
Central Market –North Lamar
4001 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas

http://www.101x.com/promotions/summercinema

This splash mob is definitely the coolest thing happening today! It’s like a flash mob, only wetter. This is the best way to beat the heat all while having fun right in downtown Austin.

The idea is to take 6th Street by storm and have a huge water fight! Grab your squirt guns, super soaker, water balloons, a swim suit, water balloon launcher and anything else that will make this the most epic water fight/flash mob you have ever seen!

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The splash mob will last about 30 minutes, so get in, get wet, and enjoy the rest of your day.

Ready, Set, Soak!

Admission: free

When: Today, July 13th

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location:
6th & Trinity
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/781733888552248/

Photo Credit: Splash Mob Facebook Page

Now in its 56th year, Zilker Theatre Productions is proud to bring you Oklahoma the musical. This is one of the most anticipated events in Austin every summer.

zilker

The outdoor venue at Zilker is perfect for an evening under the stars, and once the sun goes down, the weather is much more bearable.

Don’t forget to bring a blanket, a loaded picnic basket, a cooler (no glass), bug spray, and anything else you need for a wonderful evening under the Austin sky. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed.

If you’re worried about rain, call the hotline at (512) 479-9491 and get the updates on the status of the show.

Admission: Free

Parking: $5.00 per car

When: Thursday-Sunday now – August 16th

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Zilker Hillside Theatre
2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.zilker.org

Photo: Zilker Hillside Theatre Facebook page