Austin Kids Recommended – August 3-9

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Welcome to Austin’s Tiniest Kids’ calendar with just a few carefully selected activities during the coming week, usually hiking, music or art-related. Last week was all music and this week is all theater, after being inspired by The Sound of Music at Zilker Park, which is also an option, through August 11. If you try that, check out these tips, I could have used them!
But, before we get started, I’d like to introduce a new sponsor, Water Stone Aesthetics, a hair, skin care and cosmetics salon. Check out their new ad on the right. The salon is a blend of chic and casual and get this, the have on-site babysitting. My hair is longer now than it has ever been, mostly because it has been hard to find a time when I’m not working and I don’t have at least one of the girls. I’m going to check out Water Stone this week!
Austin Summer Musicals for Children
August 4-12, Saturday 11:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm and Sundays 2:oopm and 4:00pm
The George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Boyd Vance Theatre
1165 Angelina St.
The Austin Summer Musical for Children (ASMC) allows 1500 kids each summer to experience live musical theater for free. Community volunteers share their free time to create a fully costumed and choreographed musical for kids ages 3-10. If the show inspires you, check their web site  for information about their Gala and Silent Auction on August 10.
Jack and the Beanstalk
August 4, Saturday, 10:30am and 12:30pm
Scottish Rite Theater
207 West 18th Street
Check out a world premiere production in a 19th Century Opera House that is kid friendly! Director Susan Gayle Todd, of “The Three Little Pigs” rock musical fame, presents an innovative take on the Jack and the Beanstalk classic kids’ tale.
Shakespeare at Winedale
August 4-12, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Winedale Theater Barn
This performance is a real life adventure, being Shakespeare for one and being performed in an outdoor theater in August for another. This makes it a better for the older kids. The University of Texas’ English department has produced this play since 1970 with English students taking a summer Shakespeare class. The energy and the joy of the students shines through and makes it a special night.
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