What's going on in Central Austin? 20 things to do in June and July

Nelsonu2019s Fourth of July Picnic returns to Circuit of The Americas for the fourth year. Performers include Sturgill Simpson and Jamestown Revival. Fireworks close out the night. Noon. $42.50-$799. 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd.

Nelsonu2019s Fourth of July Picnic returns to Circuit of The Americas for the fourth year. Performers include Sturgill Simpson and Jamestown Revival. Fireworks close out the night. Noon. $42.50-$799. 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd.

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more
in the months of June and July


June 26 - Cycle the Circuit  of The Americas


The last bike night of the season is open to cyclists of all skill levels and offers two routes, bike rentals, post-ride socializing and refreshments. 6 p.m.-dark. $15-$20. Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. 512-301-6600. www.thecircuit.com/bike





June 27 - Test your Pixar knowledge


Waterloo Records hosts a Disney Pixar trivia night—complete with prizes, themed food and drink specials, and live music—for adults age 21 and older. The latest Pixar film, Incredibles 2, opened June 15. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Volstead Lounge, 1500 E. Sixth St.
512-474-2500. www.waterloorecords.com





June 28 - Make your Netflix debut


Houstonite and comedian Mo Amer,  who has performed with Dave Chappelle, tapes his first Netflix special at the Paramount Theatre. The taping consists of two back-to-back shows. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $15. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.
512-472-5470. www.austintheatre.org





June 30-Aug. 26 - Travel back in time


“From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism in the Blanton’s Collection” looks at street art from the ’60s and ‘70s and its political impact. Times and ticket prices vary. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482.
www.blantonmuseum.org





July 1 - Learn the Story of Texas


The Bullock Texas State History Museum hosts its monthly Free First Sunday event. Attendees can explore three floors of exhibits as well as participate in special family programs. Noon-5 p.m. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-8746. www.thestoryoftexas.com





July 1, 8 and 22 - Catch classics at the family film festival


Paramount Theatre hosts its 43rd annual Summer Class Film Series this year. Family-friendly screenings include “Mary Poppins” on July 1 and “Annie” on July 22. 1 p.m. $10 (adults), $6 (children ages 12 and under. Locations vary. 512-472-5470. www.austintheatre.org






July 1-31 - Take a night swim


Cool off this summer at Barton Springs Pool, where entry is free for the last hour during the warmer months. 9-10 p.m. Free. Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Road. 512-974-6300.  www.austintexas.gov






July 4 - Visit the LBJ Library for free


Admission is free at the LBJ Presidential Library on July 4 and includes access to the temporary exhibition “Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports,” which looks at the intersection of social justice and sports in the U.S. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St.
512-721-0200. www.lbjlibrary.org






July 4 - Picnic with Willie Nelson


Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic returns to Circuit of The Americas for the fourth year. Performers include Sturgill Simpson and Jamestown Revival. Fireworks close out the night. Noon. $42.50-$799. 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. 512-301-6600. www.thecircuit.com





July 4 - Spend the Fourth
with 100,000 friends


The H-E-B Austin Symphony 41st Annual July 4th Concert and Fireworks is the largest Independence Day celebration in Texas, with over 100,000 attendees in past years. 8:30 p.m. Free. Vic Mathias Shores, 900 Riverside Drive. 512-476-6064. www.austinsymphony.org






July 5 - Stroll South  Congress Avenue


On the first Thursday of each month many SoCo shops stay open late, and  the South Congress Hotel offers drink specials, its outdoor courtyard and a DJ. 5-9 p.m. Free. South Congress Avenue between Barton Springs Road and Elizabeth Street. 512-920-6405. www.southcongresshotel.com





July 6-August 18 - Travel back to the ‘50s


Zilker Theatre Productions premiers “All Shook Up,” an adaption of the Shakespeare play “Twelfth Night” set to a soundtrack of Elvis hits. The show runs Thursday-Sunday until Aug. 18. 8:15 p.m. Free. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive.
512-479-9491. www.zilker.org





July 8 - Celebrate Charles Umlauf’s birthday


Umlauf, born in July 1911, donated his home, studio and more than 160 of his sculptures to the city of Austin in the 1980s. Today the museum hosts a monthly family day that includes activities such as yoga, dancing, and arts and crafts. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road. 512-445-5582.
www.umlaufsculpture.org





July 10 - Learn about blockchain


The Austin Forum on Technology & Society hosts experts Karen Kilroy and Jeremy Drzal to speak about blockchain, a chronological and public method of recording cryptocurrency transactions. 6:15 p.m. Free. Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
512-974-7400. www.austinforum.org






July 13 - Enjoy a parents’ night out


Children age 4 and up can explore the Thinkery after hours while parents have a date night at Mueller. 5:30-10 p.m. $40 (for one child), $20 (each additional sibling—members); $45, $25 (nonmembers). The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. 512-469-6200. www.thinkeryaustin.org





July 14 - Fit in a free workout


Fitbit Local offers free monthly workouts with area fitness instructors. This interval bodyweight boot camp, taught by Jess Martin and Francesca Budesheim, is open to all levels. Bring water, a yoga mat or towel, sneakers and sunscreen. 9-10 a.m. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. www.fitbit.com/local





July 18 - Listen to Blues on the Green


The Austin summer tradition continues at Zilker Park, where local bands perform for thousands of Austin residents, visitors and dogs. The concert series runs from May to August each year and features local restaurants and vendors.  8 p.m. Free. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. www.kgsr.com





July 19 - Meet Texas women  in the arts


Boss Babes and the Elisabet Ney Museum co-host an opening reception for Austin-based Haitian filmmaker Deborah Valcin, whose work is on display at the museum through Aug. 3. 7-9 p.m. Free. Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St. 512-974- 1625.
www.bossbabes.org/events





July 20-21 - Catch a nighttime chocolate and art show


This Los Angeles-based underground art show arrives in Austin. Over two days, it offers body painting, live music and free chocolate. The event benefits Artists for Trauma, a nonprofit organization that pairs military and civilian trauma survivors with artists to aid in their recovery. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $15-$20. Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth St.
www.chocolateandartshow.com





July 21 - Grab your cowboy boots and lederhosen


Austin’s oldest ethnic organization, the Saengerrunde, hosts Texanische Nacht, a cultural celebration with dinner, dancing and bowling. 7-11 p.m. $15 (members), $25 (nonmembers). Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-666-7464. www.saengerrunde.org