Movies, music and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Aug. 16-19

Families enjoy the Music on the Square summer concert series in Georgetown.

Families enjoy the Music on the Square summer concert series in Georgetown.

Here is a roundup of upcoming events and things to do in Georgetown this weekend.


Summer night music series brings Neil Diamond hits
Enjoy a night of live music on the lawn of the Williamson County Courthouse as the Music on Square Summer Concert Series presents Mr. Thrill. The Round Rock-based artist will bring Engelbert Humperdinck and Neil Diamond hits to the stage. 6:30 p.m. Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St. Free. 800-436-8696.

Final Sunset Movie Series presents ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
Grab your blankets and favorite snack for the final Sunset Movie Series showing for the season. Enjoy “A Wrinkle in Time,” the story of a young girl who meets three supernatural beings that transport her through the universe to rescue her missing father. 8 p.m. Free. San Gabriel Park Soccer Fields, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-930-3596.


Mesquite Creek Outfitters brings a night of music and food
A Saturday night out at Mesquite Creek Outfitters will have live music by Double Dueling Pianos and food from Garbo’s Lobster Truck. 5 p.m. food; 6 p.m. music. Free. Mesquite Creek Outfitters, 704 S. Austin Ave. 512-943-9253.

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm hosts back-to-school bash
Celebrate the start of the school year at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm. The pay-your-age bash allows kids 12 years old and younger to pay an admission fee of their age. Families will enjoy a day of pony rides, petting zoos, hay maze, jump pads, river access and face painting, among other activities. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. $3-$12. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. Hwy 29. 512-766-3276.


Georgetown Library brings Chilean folksinger for monthly music series
Chilean folksinger Ricardo Parra will bring South American and English folk music to the Georgetown Public Library. Parra has performed at the Austin Public Library and other Austin locations, including the Peña Art Gallery and Alianza Latinoamericana. The Live Music in the Library series is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th St. 512-930-3551.


Austin’s 14th Annual Bat Fest, Saturday
1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge every night from beneath Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge, but this event combines the fun of watching the bats with live music, food, children’s activities and a bat costume contest. The annual event will also have more than 50 arts and crafts vendors. 4 p.m.-midnight. $15 early bird tickets, $20 at the entrance. 100 S. Congress Ave., Austin. 512-441-9015.


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