Southwest Austinites can participate in a variety of art and entertainment activities this weekend, such as a movie at the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in or with Storytime Art at the Art Garage. Here are a few events going on this weekend:
Fri., Aug. 4-Sat., Aug. 5
The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In is hosting two double features as part of its Summer of Spielberg series this weekend.[/caption]
Summer of Spielberg at the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in is wrapping up its summer season with cult-classic films, sing-alongs and an interactive dinosaur exhibit. This weekend’s schedule includes two double-features of “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial” and “The Goonies." Concession are available. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks. Tickets range in price between $5-$35
8:30 p.m. 12419 Lowden Lane, Manchaca. www.bluestarlitedrivein.com/
Sat., Aug. 5
Stronghorn Saturday Sweat Sessions
This community workout is open to everyone and tailored for all fitness levels. Participants are encouraged to bring a mat and water. Guests meet at Zilker Park just east of the volleyball courts. Free, but donations are accepted.
9-10 a.m. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. www.stronghornfitness.com
Kids ages 3-5 are welcome to join Storytime Art this Saturday. This week's theme is frogs.[/caption]
Storytime Art: Frogs
Art Garage is hosting its weekly storytime art series geared toward children ages 3-5. This week’s storytime is all about frogs. Kids will create a frog craft, read “The Hour of the Frog,” and paint their own frog cups. $12.
10:45 a.m.-noon. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Ste. 202. 512-852-9900. www.theartgarageaustin.com
White Linen Night
The Second Street District will hold its 5th annual White Linen Night with proceeds benefiting the Austin Food and Wine Alliance. The ticketed block party will feature bites from Austin restaurants as well as wine and beer pairings. $50-$75.
6-9 p.m. Second Street District, 214 Guadalupe St. www.2ndstreetdistrict.com
Sun., Aug. 6
Free admission to Bullock Museum exhibits is available to families on the first Sunday of every month. Guests can tour the different exhibits including the newest gaming exhibit.[/caption]
HEB Free First Sunday: "Game On"
The community is invited to enjoy free exhibit admission all day on the first Sunday of every month at The Bullock Texas State History Museum. Families can explore the "Story of Texas" through three floors of exhibits showcasing artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from noon to 3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations and gallery activities. Families can also visit the museum’s new exhibit "Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming." Free.
Noon-5 p.m. The Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-8746. www.thestoryoftexas.com