Looking ahead to Labor Day weekend: Ideas for your family around Austin

Lego KidsFest is coming to Austin Friday-Sunday.

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Lego KidsFest is coming to Austin Friday-Sunday. Credit: Lego

 

This first school vacation day can be rough. We’re just getting in the groove of school; now we get three days of togetherness.

Here are some of the things happening around Austin this long weekend:

See "An American Tail" at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

See “An American Tail” at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

FRIDAY

Lego Lab. Come play. 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch of the Austin Public Library

Crafternoon. Make art. 4 p.m. Friday, Spicewood Springs Branch of the Austin Public Library.

Barnes & Noble Story time. “Ellie,” 7 p.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble Round Rock.

FRIDAY-MONDAY

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. Watch “An American Tail” 11:25 a.m. Friday, 11:15 a.m. Saturday, 10:55 a.m. Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Monday, South Lamar. Reserve your tickets online for $1-$3 (you pick). drafthouse.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Lego KidsFest Texas. Build all kinds of things and meet Master Builders Friday-Sunday. 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $22.50 adults, $19.50 kids and seniors. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. www.legokidsfest.com. Read my interview with a Master Builder here. 

SATURDAY

Aztex's Kyle Hoffer, right, battles for the ball with Real Monarchs SLC's Emery Welshman during a USL match at House Park in May. Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Aztex’s Kyle Hoffer, right, battles for the ball with Real Monarchs SLC’s Emery Welshman during a USL match at House Park in May. Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Thinkery Workshop. Candle Making for ages 4-7. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Baby Bloomers at the Thinkery. Learn about the nursery rhyme “Little Boy Blue,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

Barnes & Noble Story times. “The Full Moon at Napping House,” 11 a.m. Saturday at all area stores.

Austin Aztex Youth Sports Appreciation Night. For the last Aztex home game of the regular season, any kid who is wearing their sports team jersey gets in free. The game is 7:30 p.m. Saturday.  Reserve in advance at www.austinaztex.com/bigred.  Ticket prices are available at $15-$25 for adults, $10-$20 for children 12 and under along with military and students, children under the age of three are free, and VIP seating is $70 per ticket. The team plays at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, 10211 W. Parmer Lane. You can ride CapMetro Rail to the Lakeline station  and take a shuttle to the game for free.

Art in Nature for Kids. In this class, young artists will look at the Wildflower Center for inspiration as well as self-portraits from Leonardo da Vinci and Frida Kahlo. $35. 10 a.m. ages 6-8, 1 p.m. ages 9-11, Saturday. $35. Wildflower Center, 4801 LaCrosse Ave. wildflower.org.

Nature Play Hour with guided tour is 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Family Garden. Wildflower Center, 4801 LaCrosse Ave. wildflower.org.

Fresh Art Sesh for teens. Learn about opportunities for teen artists at the Contemporary Austin. Free. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

Story time at BookPeople. Things that Go story time at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

 

SUNDAY

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. Sunday. Bullock Museum. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.

Lego KidsFest is coming to Austin Friday-Sunday. Credit: Lego

Lego KidsFest is coming to Austin Friday-Sunday.
Credit: Lego

Thinkery Workshop: 3-D Printing for ages 8 and up. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. $42 per adult and child. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

 

MONDAY

The Thinkery is open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

It’s a Labor Day Luau story time, 11 a.m. Monday, Arboretum Barnes & Noble.

 

 


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