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Austin Saturday, July 8 Events

Zilker Summer Musical – "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
This free outdoor musical production depicts the classic story of newlyweds who tame the groom's six rowdy bachelor brothers in the wild Oregon backwoods. The Zilker Musical is the longest running outdoor production of its type in the US. Location: Zilker Hillside Theatre. Call 512-479-9491 for more details.

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. Call 512-472-8546 for more details.

Children's Day Art Park
Members off the Austin Symphony Orchestra stroll the Square to visit with children about their instruments and play favorite tunes. Kids can also visit the Instrument Petting Zoo to can see, touch and play real orchestral instruments. Location: Symphony Square, 11th and Red River Sts. Call 512-476-6064 for more details.

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.

I am My Own Wife
Charlotte is an unforgettable real survivor of the Nazi regime in Germany, the Soviet-dominated Communist dictatorship of East Berlin, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. In a reunited Berlin, Charlotte now runs a small, fantastic museum of memorabilia where this soft-spoken, but tenaciously gender-bending male, portrays more than 40 characters in the performance of a lifetime. A shattering secret is revealed that calls into question Charlotte's entire life story in this testament to the will to survive. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 or visit http://www.zachscott.com for more details.

Over + Over: Passion for Process
Ordinary materials—from paper cups and pencil stubs to tires, twist ties and playing cards—are transformed by a dozen artists into extraordinary art. As the digitized image on the plasma screen becomes the ubiquitous means of communication, and the keyboard supplants the hand, a number of artists are turning to traditional hobbies and craft expressions as foundations for their art. Their manual work includes meticulous hand beading, sewing, quilting, silhouette cutting, collaging and collecting. Informed by process art of the 1970s, and attached to the grid that has organized much of the art of the last fifty years, these artists are reenacting some of the tenets of the Arts and Crafts movement of a hundred years ago. Location: Austin Museum of Arts Downtown. Call 512-495-9224 for more info.

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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