Texas Book Festival is excited to announce Kids on Congress, an avenue at the annual Festival on October 27 and 28 packed with a variety of kids events and entertainment. Children’s book and author highlights include Kazu Kibuishi, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, and Mary Pope Osborne. This year’s children’s author lineup also includes Jacqueline Woodson, Dan Santat and Minh

For the fourth year in a row, Pollyanna Theatre is remounting their highly acclaimed production for children and families about Civil Rights, Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! by Gregory S. Perrin. The performance is free to the public on Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 pm at the LBJ Library Auditorium located at 2313 Red River Street. The play is best suited for children grades 3

1,400 years ago, Bilal, a seven-year-old boy, with a dream of becoming a great warrior, is abducted into slavery with his sister and taken to a land far away from his home and thrown into a world where corruption and injustice rule all. Throughout his life he undergoes many hardships, through which he discovers an inner strength he did not

For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren't careful. Families can visit participating stores at Round Rock Premium Outlets and collect treats for a fun and  safe trick-or-treating experience on October 31.

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Costumed children under 12 are invited to join Round

Come on out with your 2-legged and 4-legged companions for a fun filled day at the 10th Annual Dogtoberfest Austin at The Domain! The annual fundraiser supports local dog-rescue organizations. In 2016, over 6,000 people and their canine companions attended the event.

Dogtoberfest Austin includes more than 50 pet-related vendor booths, a silent auction, a canine costume contest, wiener dog races,

SYFY and Alamo Drafthouse are partnering to present the SYFY25 Screening Series, a fun-filled retrospective of genre classics to celebrate the network's upcoming 25th anniversary.

As part of that screening series, they've put together another amazing screening event: EVIL DEAD 2. In the woods. With America’s finest leading chin, Bruce Campbell, in attendance.

EVIL DEAD 2 is celebrating its 30 birthday, this

In honor of two epic films screening this Memorial Day weekend, Alamo Drafthouse Austin is pleased to announced the return of a much-requested favorite: Alamo Drafthouse Boat Parties.

On Saturday, May 27th, abandon all hopes of boredom for all ye brave enough to join the crew of the Alamo Drafthouse for the return of the greatest parrrrrrrrrty the high seas have

NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the eighth annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and

Central Texas’ most well-known children’s theatre company, Pollyanna Theatre, a resident company of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, presents the world premiere of Playing Possum: A Trickster Tale from Mexico by Holly Hepp-Galvan. This new play, best suited for children ages 5-9, opens May 12 - 21 at the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West

KEDI is a critically-acclaimed documentary about the lives of cats who roam freely throughout the metropolis of Istanbul and bring joy and purpose to the people they choose to love. The film has had a massively successful theatrical release, becoming the third highest grossing foreign language documentary ever, having garnered $2.4M, to date. KEDI will continue its theatrical run in

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) – a non-profit organization that funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for sustainable waste management practices – in collaboration with the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), has developed the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) to quantify both food waste and related wastes (e.g. recyclables, to landfill) generated in cafeterias at private K-12

The Long Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Shopkins Live!, the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will come to Dell Hall on October 21. The first national tour was jointly announced today by Gilles Paquin, President and CEO of Koba Entertainment, and Nicole Hardiman, Senior Licensing Manager at Moose

The Domain is turning 10 this year so let’s celebrate with food, music, friends and lots of good cheer!

Area residents and visitors are invited to join The Domain in celebrating 10 years serving the community on Thursday, March 9. Throughout the day, mall management will be randomly surprising shoppers with Simon gift cards, Starbucks cards and more!

The celebration will continue

Pollyanna Theatre, resident theatre company of the Long Center, is remounting their highly acclaimed production for children and families about Civil Rights, Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! by Gregory S. Perrin. The performance is free to the public on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 pm at the LBJ Library Auditorium, located at 2313 Red River Street. The play is best suited

Start 2017 anew and find great solutions and inspiration to tackle those looming home and garden projects at the 19th Annual Austin Home & Garden Show. Turn your home and garden dreams into reality with new ideas, fresh tips, latest products and the hottest home trends January 13-15 at the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin.

For almost

Austin Shakespeare hosts an afternoon of free Story Reading & Singing with Austin Shakespeare for adults and children ages 3 and up at the new Brentwood Social House with stories such as “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and the “Three Little Pigs” performed by professional actors. Brentwood Social House is a recently opened coffee/tea shop serving English and French baked goods with a

January 28 – February 5, 2017
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

At the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center for the Performing Arts   701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX  78704

Tickets range from $10.50 - $13.50. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting http://www.pollyannatheatrecompany.org.

Discounts are available for groups of 10 people or more, and financial aid is available for families who

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