Austin August 16 Events

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Austin Wednesday, August 16 Events

Big Bugs
David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit includes eight enormous sculptures of insects—a 1,200-pound praying mantis, a 7-foot assassin bug and the biggest spider you will ever see. Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Call 512-292-4200 for more info.

Bad Dates
Theresa Rebeck, co-author of Omnium-Gatherum, strikes comic gold with this adventure of a 40-year-old Austinite single mom reentering the dating scene in the Big Apple from behind an avalanche of designer shoes. From Cholesterol Man to Bug Guy, it's a bumpy ride of Mr. Wrongs. But, what's with the big secret hidden in the shoebox and why is the Romanian mob furious? Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info.

Cronkite Moon Rock exhibit
Veteran newsman Walter Cronkite’s moon rock will be on display at UT’s Texas Memorial Museum. The moon rock awarded to Cronkite is part of the 842 pounds of samples brought back to Earth during the six Apollo lunar expeditions from 1969 to 1972. Location: Texas Memorial Museum. Call 512-232-5654 for more details.

Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park
Each Sunday, a different ensemble will be featured under the gazebo, performing arrangements by composers from Mozart to Ellington to Rodgers & Hammerstein. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a family affair. Location: Wooldridge Park, Ninth and Guadalupe Sts. Call 512-476-6064 for more details.

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

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