Interactive art galleries, professional wrestling and more: Things to do around Northwest Austin in July

Wonderspaces
Interactive art gallery Wonderspaces has recently added new installations. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Interactive art gallery Wonderspaces has recently added new installations. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

JUNE-AUG. 15

Austin Jewish Film Festival screenings

The annual Austin Jewish Film Festival is holding virtual screenings of several films through August. Titles include the drama “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” and the documentary film “After Munich.” Films can be screened at a viewer’s convenience. $9.99-$15. www.austinjff.org

JUNE-AUG. 15

Guitar Exhibit at the Bullock


Learn about the history of the guitar with the Bullock’s latest exhibit, “Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World.” The display includes a collection of rare and antique guitars along with educational materials about the instrument’s science and history. Various times. Military families get free admission to this exhibit. For other patrons, tickets run $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave., Austin. www.thestoryoftexas.com

JUNE 27-28

Watch a beach volleyball tournament

USA Volleyball hosts a junior beach volleyball open for those 18 and under. There are four age divisions including 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under and 18 and under. Times vary. $107. ASC Sand Complex, 1401 Toro Grande Blvd., Cedar Park. www.usavolleyball.org

JUNE 29 & JULY 6, 13, 20, 27

Celebrate AAPI family stories

The Austin Asian American Resource Center invites families to share stories every Tuesday throughout June and July. The multilingual storytime sessions will cover tales of vacations and connecting with different generations. 10 a.m. Free. Austin Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin. 512-974-1700. www.austintexas.gov/department/asian-american-resource-center

JUNE 30

Pride in Local Music livestream

The Nashville and Austin chambers of commerce are sponsoring this event featuring five performers from both cities playing at local venues in a livestreamed show. The livestreamed show is free with optional donations supporting education funds for LGBT students in both cities. 6 p.m. www.prideinlocalmusic.com

JULY 11 & JULY 17, AUG. 1

Lake Austin kayak tour

REI leads an early morning kayak trip along Lake Austin just below Mansfield Dam. Guides will share information about Lake Austin during the 90-minute tour while basic instruction is given. Gear for the trip is provided by REI. 8-9:30 a.m. $39 (REI members), $45 (nonmembers). Jessica Hollis Park, 14100 Low Water Crossing Road, Austin. 512-343-5550. www.rei.com

JULY 14

Professional wrestling in Cedar Park

The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park hosts the upstart professional wrestling league AEW for its weekly “AEW Dynamite” show. The league is headlined by Chris Jericho, Cody and Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega and other famous wrestlers. Doors open at 5 p.m. $33-$513. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com

JULY 15

AFS Cinema reopens

The Austin Film Society on June 9 announced it will officially reopen July 15 with a summer lineup of programming. Highlights from the programming include films from Sergio Leone, Akira Kurosawa and more. Tickets for all events in July and August went on sale June 25. Screen times vary. Ticket prices vary. Austin Film Society Cinemas, 6406 N. I-35, Ste. 3100, Austin. 512-322-0145, ext. 3214. www.austinfilm.org

JULY 15

A night of Outdoor Film

Watch “Blancanieves” (“Snow White”) directed by Pabro Berger at The Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria location. Admission also grants attendees access to the Laguna Gloria grounds and sculpture garden. 8:30 p.m. $25 (one to two guests), $50 (three to four). 3809 W. 35th St., Austin. 512-458-8191. www.thecontemporaryaustin.org

JULY 24

Standup comedy at 4th Tap

Nationally touring comedian Zane Lamprey visits North Austin’s 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op as part of his 90-stop tour. Lamprey will share his stories and humorous observations from traveling around the world. 6-9 p.m. $25. 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op, 10615 Metric Blvd., Austin. www.zanelamprey.com
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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