Wine walk, family drive-in movie and a singing zoologist: Your to-do list for June and July in Lake Travis-Westlake


The following list details events taking place in the Lake Travis-Westlake area during June and July.

June 13:

Education Conversations Summer Series

Antonio Buehler will give a free presentation about the best way to educate children outside of school. Topics discussed include students losing much of what they learned this past academic year and what can be done to promote education beyond the academic environment. 6 p.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045.

June 13:

Wine Walk at the Galleria

The Hill Country Galleria’s Wine Walk takes place the second Thursday of every month. The event is a unique wine and social gathering experience during which attendees can get to know the eclectic mix of businesses in the Galleria while discovering wines from all over the world. Guests start at Twin Liquors to pick up a map to the Wine Walk. The map also serves as the ticket for each Wine Walk Stop. The event is open to everyone. 5-9 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

June 14:

Bob Schneider and Mitch Watkins

Austin’s own Bob Schneider is playing shows fresh off of recording his latest album, 2018’s “Blood and Bones.” Information from One World Theatre states although Schneider has not garnered much national press or major label support, he remains one of the biggest acts in Austin, maybe even Texas, due to his unwavering fan base and prolific songwriting. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $25-$98. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522.

June 14-16

‘Frozen Jr.’ presented by the TexARTS Academy

The TexARTS Academy presents ‘Frozen Jr.’ Transport to the magical land of Arendelle with Anna; Elsa; and your favorite snowman, Olaf. “Frozen Jr.” is suitable for all ages. 6 p.m. (June 14), 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (June 15), 2 p.m. (June 16). $17 (reserved tickets). TexARTS, 2300 Lohmans Spur, Ste. 160, Lakeway. 512-852-9079.

June 15:

Summer Lovin Sip n Shop

The Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery is holding its Big Summer Lovin Sip n Shop, an all-day event taking place during Father’s Day weekend. There will be live music, a bubble field and playground for the kids, and yard games. On-site will be 20 vendors, including 5-star BBQ and the Habana Cowboy Texas Mobile Cigar Lounge. The Iron Wolf will also have on hand its award-winning vodka, gin, rum, whiskey and bourbon. Noon-8 p.m. Free. Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, 101 CR 409, Spicewood. 512-970-3203.

June 15:

Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist

Lucas Miller, also known as The Singing Zoologist, joins the Bee Cave Public Library for an afternoon of interactive songs and stories about animals from all over the planet. 2 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620.

June 21:

Johnny McGowan live

Johnny McGowan has been playing for about three decades and has put out more than a dozen albums. The Austin-based country artist will play Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood. His website’s bio describes his style thusly: “Honest vocals paired with haunting guitar work bring songs of heartbreak and loss to life; allowing his truck driving, hillbilly roots to shine through.” 7 p.m. Free. Angel’s Icehouse, 21815 W. Hwy. 71, Spicewood. 512-264-3777.

June 25:

Family drive-in movie

Attendees are encouraged to turn a cardboard box into a car and bring it to the Bee Cave Public Library’s drive-in movie. Sit inside the car and enjoy popcorn and juice. There will be some extra boxes for guests to make cars at the library prior to the movie, but supplies will be limited. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620.

June 26:

Hey Lolly Music

Enjoy a performance of Hey Lolly Music,  which is recommended for ages 3 and up. Hey Lolly Music was created by Austin musician Laura Freeman and features an array of interactive, educational children’s shows. Learn about other languages, the colors of the rainbow and nature. The Hey Lolly Music album “Color Wheel Cartwheel” was recognized by Parenting Magazine. 10:30 a.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045.

June 29:

Camp Gladiator workout

Camp Gladiator will be hosting anyone over the age of 14 for a free workout in the Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a towel and a mat. For further information on Camp Gladiator, email 9 a.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

June 30:

Concert Series with Kiyoshi Tamagawa

Kiyoshi Tamagawa, professor of music and associate dean for Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts from 2014-17, has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout North America as well as Europe and Asia. He is the 2013 recipient of the Collegiate Teaching Award of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association and the 2016 Third Prize Winner of the American Prize Lorin Hollander Piano Concerto Award competition. 4 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 101 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

July 4:

City of Lakeway 4th of July Celebration

The City of Lakeway’s 44th annual parade theme is “Fly Me to the Moon” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. NASA Research Pilot Kenneth Dale Cockrell will serve as grand marshal. After the parade, attendees are invited to the Lakeway Activity Center to participate in the patriotic Pageantry of Flags Ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. and enjoy a free picnic-on-the-patio complete with refreshments. 8:30 a.m. Free. The parade route will go up Lakeway Drive from the Live Oak Clubhouse to Cross Creek. 512-261-1010.

July 8:

Lakeway’s Big Band Bash

Lakeway’s Big Band Bash features the 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own refreshments as none are provided. 8-10 p.m. Free (donations are encouraged). Lakeway Activity Center, 101 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

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Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.
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