July 1

Read, explore and create

Austin Public Library will hold its summer reading challenge, Completely Booked, through Aug. 15. Readers of all ages are invited to keep track of summer reading via the Beanstack app and log 10 hours of reading and complete five activity badges in chosen categories, such as sports, space, writing and music. Badges can be kept track of by picking up a form at any APL branch. After completing the challenge, visit any branch to claim a prize at the front desk. Free. www.library.austintexas.gov/summer

July 4

Watch Willie and friends

Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic will be held at Q2 Stadium this year and features special guests such as Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Tyler Childers, Brothers Osborne, Midland, Charley Crokett, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, Steve Earle & The Dukes and Asleep at the Wheel. 11 a.m. (doors open), noon (show starts). $55-$472. 10414 McKalla Place. www.q2stadium.com

July 8-Aug. 13

Watch a summer musical

Zilker Hillside Theatre’s summer musical “Newsies” will run from July 8-Aug. 13. The show is based on the real newsboy strike of 1899. Performances will be held Thursday-Sunday at 8:15 p.m. Attendees can bring blankets and picnics. Concessions will also be available. Admission is free. No reservations are required. 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin. www.zilker.org

July 14

Watch a movie

Family-friendly films will be shown at the El Salido pool as part of the Anderson Mill Limited District’s Float Flix program with “Finding Nemo” on July 14. The movie will begin at dusk, and the pool will close 15 minutes after the movie ends. No registration required. $5. 11500 El Salido Parkway. 512-258-4104. www.amld.org

July 22

Rock out to REO

After a four-year break, rock bands Styx and REO Speedwagon have joined forces for the “Live and Unzoomed” tour, which will play the Germania Insurance Stadium. The bands will be joined by special guest Loverboy. 5:30 p.m. (doors open), 6:45 p.m. (show starts). Tickets start at $29.50. 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Del Valle. www.germaniaamp.com

July 23-31

See Banksy’s work

Banksyland is an international touring exhibition featuring 80 pieces and installations across 22 cities from artist, filmmaker and political activist Banksy. The collection features studio works, street artworks and immersive installations. The exhibit is organized by One Thousand Ways, an international arts company specializing in experimental art immersive events. Times vary. The location will be revealed to ticket holders about two weeks before the event opening. $22-$59. www.banksyland.com

July 23

Fix a bear

Children will be able to bring injured or sick teddy bears in need of a little extra love and care to the Austin Humane Society Shelter for its Teddy Bear Surgery event. The event will help diagnose and treat stuffed animals, giving children a glimpse into the world of animal care. Registration is required to participate as space is limited. This event is a part of the Austin Humane Society’s 10th Annual Summer Kids Series. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin. www.austinhumanedv.wpengine.com

July 30

Watch rugby

The Rugby Sevens premier league will hold its championship game at Q2 Stadium. The action will culminate in the crowning of the 2022 season’s unified men’s and women’s championship. Premium seating options are available. 3-8 p.m. $27-$99. 104114 McKalla Place. www.prsevens.com/tickets