The Funnybun family puts on a happy face, but beneath the clown makeup, the family is in turmoil. Papa Willie is struggling to provide for the family. Mama Lindy is going around putting bandages on everything to cover up what’s going on. Brother Happy is goofing off, and sister Buffy doesn’t want to be a clown.
These are the characters of Pollyanna Theatre Co.’s new production, “The Funnybun Family Picnic,”which runs July 13-21 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
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‘The Funnybun Family Picnic’
Where: Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive
When: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 13, 2 p.m. July 14 and July 21 with “Pay What You Like Party,” 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. July 16-19. 1 p.m. July 16. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 20.
Tickets: $9.75 adults, $8.75 ages 12-18 and seniors, and $7.75 children younger than 12. $3-$5 Group rates available.
Information and tickets sales: 512-743-7966 weekday sales, 512-474-5664 weekend, pollyannatheatrecompany.org.
More upcoming family events
Children’s Day Art Park. Dancers, storytellers, magicians, clowns, mimes and art projects from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through July 31 (except for July 3). 50 cents a kid. Symphony Square Amphitheatre, 1101 Red River St. www.austinsymphony.org.
Texplorations Family Story Time. Games and stories at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 7. $9 adults, $8 students, $7 seniors and military, $6 ages 4-17. 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Alamo Drafthouse’s Kid Camp: A free movie every morning at Alamo Slaughter Lane, Village and Lake Creek. Check drafthouse.com for film and times.
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse. $1 movies at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Tinseltown 17; Wednesday at Hill Country Galleria; Wednesday at Cedar Park; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Round Rock. www.cinemark.com for movie.
Regal Summer Movie Express: $1 movies at Arbor and Westgate theaters 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. www.regmovies.com.
NATY Kids Shows. Children’s music concerts every Sunday. 11 a.m. North Austin Trailer Yard, 1012 W. Anderson Lane. www.thenaty.com.
Improv theater. Sundays at 2 p.m. Flying Theater Machine. $8. The Hideout Theatre, 617 N. Congress Ave. 512-476-0473, www.hideouttheatre.com. Saturdays at 10 a.m. “What’s the Story, Steve?” for kids. Sundays at 5 p.m. for teens. Pay what you wish. ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd., Suite D. 512-814-8696, www.coldtownetheater.com.
Family Tours of the Blanton Museum of Art. Examine art through children’s stories for ages 4 to 7. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 9. Ages 8 to 12, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 8. Art activities for ages 8 and older from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday and Friday, Thursdays through Aug. 9. Blanton Museum of Art, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Congress Avenue. 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org.
Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert and Fireworks. Bring a picnic to watch Peter Bay and the Austin Symphony Orchestra and then the fireworks. 8:30 p.m. concert begins, 9:30 fireworks July 4. Auditorium Shores. www.austinsymphony.org.
“Charlotte’s Web.” The beloved children’s book comes to life. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3. 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. July 7, 14, 20, 27 and Aug. 3. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. www.scottishritetheater.org.
Deep Eddy Splash Movies. Saturdays at dusk Deep Eddy Pool shows movies. “Grease,” July 6; “Hunger Games,” July 13; “Amazing Spider-Man,” July 20, “Wreck-It Ralph,” July 27; and “The Avengers,” August. 3. $1 ages 1-11, $2 ages 12-17, $3 adults, $1 seniors. 401 Deep Eddy Ave. www.deepeddy.org.
Nature Nights. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, but not July 4. Hands-on activities around a theme. July 11: Birds of Prey. July 18: Wildlife. July 25: Snakes.Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. Free. 512-232-0100, www.wildflower.org.
“Little Shop of Horrors.” Zilker Summer Musical takes on the man-eating plant. Thursday-Sundays July 12-Aug. 17 at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) Free, but donations welcome. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater inside Zilker Park. www.zilker.org
Second Saturdays. AMOA-Arthouse offers hands-on family workshops. This month: Food Faces, make art out of items from the kitchen. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13. $5 member families, $10 nonmember families. 3809 W. 35th St. amoa-arthouse.org.