When it rains… call or check websites before you go

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Austin Mini Maker Faire features interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops on everything from making soaps to using 3-D printers. Contributed by Austin Mini Maker Faire
Austin Mini Maker Faire features interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops on everything from making soaps to using 3-D printers. Contributed by Austin Mini Maker Faire

Austin Mini Maker Faire features interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops on everything from making soaps to using 3-D printers. Contributed by Austin Mini Maker Faire

Every week I do a video and in-print calendar of things that are happening for that week. Of course, I can’t predict the weather, and neither can event organizers.

In this week’s calendar, I recommended going to Ney Day on Saturday at the Elizabet Ney Museum, which has water-soaked grounds currently. The outdoor event is now postponed, with the hopes that it will be rescheduled for June 6 or July 18.

I haven’t heard yet about the Wildflower Center‘s celebration of the first birthday of the Family Garden, which is supposed to be happening on Saturday or if the Afternoon in the Garden at the Zilker Botanical Garden is happening on Sunday. Check the websites or call before you go.

Here are some activities you can do this weekend that are indoors:

Austin Mini Maker Faire. Be inspired, make things and watch others make things. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and May 17. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. $15 adult, $10 child one-day advance ticket; $22.50 adult, $15 child weekend pass. austinmakerfaire.com.

At the Thinkery, Baby Bloomers are learning about  “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!,” 9 a.m. Saturday; Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

“The Big Bolt. ” Pollyanna Theatre Co. tells the story of Jimmi and what happens when she moves a very big bolt out of its place. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 4 p.m. Saturday. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.

BookPeople: Owls vs. Otters story time, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.bookpeople.com.

“Cenicienta.” A modern, bilingual Cinderella story. 11 a.m. Saturday and May 23; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and May 23. $15 adults, $12 children. Zach Theatre’s Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org.

This might be moved inside:

Recycled Robots

Make robots out of parts. 11 a.m. Saturday. $10 per family. Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. www.thecontemporaryaustin.org.


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