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Austin Summer Musical for Children
Have you seen Dish and Spoon? They ran to see the Austin Summer Musical for Children's 20th Anniversary production, "And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon," an adaptation of the book by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. Location: Loyd Vance Theatre at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Call 512-626-4396 for more info. Event ID:8/5

Zilker Summer Musical – "My Favorite Year"
Hilarity ensues when a former matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show. The Zilker Musical is the longest running outdoor production of its type in the US. Location: Zilker Hillside Theatre. Thurs.-Sun. at 7 p.m. Call 512-479-9491 For more info. Event ID:8/12.

Blues on the Green
On alternate Wednesdays, free music from some of Austin’s best musicians fills the summer night from an outdoor stage. Location: Zilker Park. Event ID:8/22

Splash Party Movie Nights
Every summer Saturday night, catch a flick and take a swim—at the same time. Settle down for free movies in the spring-fed pool or on the lawn. Location: Deep Eddy Pool. The cost is $3 for adults, $2 for juniors (12-17), and $1 for children (0-11). Event ID:8/4

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 info. Event ID:8/26

Made to Walk the Skies: Texas and Space Travel
The Texas State History Museum features a special exhibition Made to Walk the Skies: Texas and Space Travel that chronicles Texas' role in the exploration of space. From the early Gemini, Apollo and Skylab projects to today's Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, Texas continues to play a leading role in human space exploration. Location: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Call 512-936-8746 for more info. Event ID: 8/12

The Big Game
Oversized games mean giant-sized fun for everyone. In The Big Game, visitors to Austin Children’s Museum will get their minds and muscles in the game as they play on jumbo sized versions of popular family-friendly games. Austin Children’s Museum. Call 512-472-2499 for more info. Event ID:9/22

A Century of Grace: 19th-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art
A Century of Grace: 19th-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art, New York features paintings, sculpture and drawings by such beloved artists as Adolphe-William Bouguereau, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Antoine-Louis Barye, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Frederic Leighton. Location: Blanton Museum of Art. Call 512-471-7324 for more info. Event ID:8/5

Wimberley Market Day
On the first Saturday of the month from April through December, find the unusual and unique at Wimberley Market Day. Over four hundred and fifty vendor booths line tree-covered paths winding over sixteen acres, filled with everything from crafts to furniture. Location: Lions Field, Wimberley, TX. Call 512-847-2201 for more info. Event ID:12/1

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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