Looking to September: Here’s what’s happening for families in Austin

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From top left, Jennifer and Kevin Miller react as their daughter, Laurel, 4, center, takes part in an inertia game at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
From top left, Jennifer and Kevin Miller react as their daughter, Laurel, 4, center, takes part in an inertia game at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

From top left, Jennifer and Kevin Miller react as their daughter, Laurel, 4, center, takes part in an inertia game at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Theater

“Winnie the Pooh.” A.A. Milne’s story comes to life in musical form from Zach Theatre. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 12. An autism/sensory-friendly performance is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 31. $15-$20. Kleberg Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. www.zachtheatre.org.

“The Little Mermaid.” Broadway Across America brings this Disney movie to the stage. $35-$115. 8 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 3. 2 p.m. Oct. 3. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m Oct. 4. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.

Books

BookPeople events. For kids: Hear Ingrid Law read “Switch,” 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Drew Daywalt reads “The Day the Crayons Came Home,” 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Don and Audrey Wood read “The Full Moon at Napping House,” 7 p.m. Sept. 21. For teens: Texas Teen Book Festival includes keynote speaker Sonia Manzano (Maria from “Sesame Street) and closing speakers Libba Bray and David Levithan, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. Edward’s University. Mari Mancusi reads “Smoked,” 7 p.m. Sept. 16 and Leigh Bardugo reads “Six of Crows,” 7 p.m. Sept. 29. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Story times. Saturday story times at all stores: “The Full Moon at Napping House,” 11 a.m. Sept. 5; Grandparents Day story time, 11 a.m. Sept. 12, “Bug in a Vacuum,” 11 a.m. Sept. 19. “Max the Brave,” 11 a.m. Sept. 26. Author event: Betty Starr Kirkpatrick signs “Strothio,” 1 p.m. Sept. 19 Sunset Valley. Each story has different weekday story times. Check barnesandnoble.com to find those.

At the Library this month. “Wild and Wacky Weather,” from Literature Live. 11 a.m. Sept. 8, Pleasant Hill Branch; 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Spicewood Springs Branch; 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23, Terrazas Branch; and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Yarborough Branch.

Museums

Austin Museum Day. Local museums open their doors for free on Sept. 20. For a list of which museums are participating and what is being offered, go to austinmuseums.org.

Bullock Museum. Free First Sunday: Under the Sea. Head to the Bullock Museum to explore what is beneath Texas’ rivers, lakes and ocean. Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 6. American Indian Heritage Day. Many events including drumming and dancing. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 25. Bullock Museum. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Workshops this month. 10:30 a.m. Candle Making for ages 4-7. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5. $34 per adult and child. 3-D Printing for ages 8 and up. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6. $42 per adult and child. Programming with Scratch for ages 8 and up. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12. $34 per adult and child. Science Bites for ages 8 and up. 2:30 p.m Sept. 13. $34 per adult and child. Paper Making for ages 4-7. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27. $29 per adult and child. Sea Stars Dissection for ages 8 and up. 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26. $39 per adult and child. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

Celebrations

Diez y Seis Celebration. Honor Mexico’s independence with games, prizes and food. Free. 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St.

Monarch Appreciation Day. Celebrate these master pollinators with children’s activities and a butterfly tent. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12. $3 admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.

Day out with Thomas. Join Thomas the Tank Engine and meet Sir Topham Hatt, plus enjoy train activities including a 25-minute ride. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 19-20. $18 ages 2 and up.  Burnet Depot, 401 E. Jackson St., Burnet. www.austinsteamtrain.org/day-out-with-thomas.


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