What’s happening in November? Find these family events around Austin

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Architects of Air: Exxopolis Luminarium will return to the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Laura Skelding/American-Statesman

Holiday

The Zilker tree will be lighted on Nov. 29. SUZANNE CORDEIRO/FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN.

The Zilker tree will be lighted on Nov. 29. SUZANNE CORDEIRO/FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN.

Sweet Berry Farm fall fun. The Texas-shaped hay maze and smaller candy corn hay maze open. Through Nov. 8. You can also find hay rides, pumpkin decorating, a train and more. Priced per event. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Barton Hill Farms “The Great Pumpkin” Maze. Find a lot to do including the maze in the shape of Linus’ hero “The Great Pumpkin,” live music, pumpkin painting, farm animals, train rides and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekends through Nov. 8. $11 adults, $8 3-10 years old, free for children 2 and younger. $1 off online. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop.bartonhillfarms.com

Architects of Air. Travel through an inflatable wonderland. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20, Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 27; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21-22, Nov. 28-29. Tickets $12, $8 children 3-17, free for children 2 and younger. At least one adult per four children. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. TheLongCenter.org.

Stepping Stone Kids K during Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot. 8:45 a.m. Nov. 26. $8-$10. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thundercloud.com/turkey-trot/event-info/

Santa on the Terrace. Get a free photo with Santa and Rudolph with downtown Austin as your backdrop, plus hot chocolate and food trucks. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 27. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. RSVP at TheLongCenter.org.

Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade. Bring a new toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa. 11 a.m. Nov. 28. Downtown along Congress Avenue.

Theater

Architects of Air: Exxopolis Luminarium will return to the Long Center for the Performing Arts.  Laura Skelding/American-Statesman

Architects of Air: Exxopolis Luminarium will return to the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Laura Skelding/American-Statesman

“Winnie the Pooh.” A.A. Milne’s story comes to life in musical form from Zach Theatre. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 12. $15-$20. Kleberg Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. www.zachtheatre.org.

“Snow White.” Ballet Austin II presents this classic fairy tale in ballet form. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Nov. 7-8. $15. Austin Ventures StudioTheater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org.

“Room on the Broom.” A witch and her cat pick up many passengers on their broom, until it breaks. 2 p.m. Nov. 8. $16. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. chuysparade.com

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.” The live-action version of the animated TV show comes to life. 7 p.m. Nov. 27-28; 2 p.m. Nov. 28-29. $24-$54. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. TheLongCenter.org.

Zilker Holiday Tree lighting. Be one of the first to spin under the tree. 6 p.m. Nov. 29. Zilker Park. austintexas.gov/zilkerholidaytree.

Music

LMNO Show with Joe McDermott and Staci Gray. 1 p.m. Nov. 14. $7 advance, $9 at door. 207 W. 18th St. ScottishRiteTheater.org.

Museums

Thinkery Workshops: Kitchen Lab Workshop: Dissection: Frog. Ages 8 and above. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $39 one child and adult. Space 8 Workshop: Groovy Graphics. Ages 8 and above. Use software to make your own logos and graphics and make stickers and buttons. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15. $39 one child and adult. Kitchen Lab Workshop: Stuffed! Ages 4-7. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Make mini pumpkins and sweet potatoes with fillings. $29 one child and adult. Spark Shop Workshop: Woodworking. Ages 4-7. Learn woodworking basics. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 28, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $29 one child and adult. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. ThinkeryAustin.org.

Jasper Czysz, 4, holds onto his Hot Wheels toy he is ready to donate, but first watches the annual Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Jasper Czysz, 4, holds onto his Hot Wheels toy he is ready to donate, but first watches the annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade.
RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Happening at the Bullock Museum: Free First Sunday. Learn about LaBelle ship and Texas football. 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Science Thursday. Enjoy science experiments. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19. Exploration Stations. Activities and art projects on Black Friday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 27. Bullock Texas State History Museum. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.

Second Saturdays with Contemporary Austin. Hidden Histories takes you on a time-travel adventure, plus make photo-inspired projects.. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14.. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

Fall Festival at Austin Nature & Science Center. Learn about wildlife, owls, constellation and more. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7. 2389 Stratford Drive. austintexas.gov/department/austin-nature-and-science-center.

Family Jam. Drum together as a family. Free. 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 8. Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road.

Children & Family Nature’s Workshop. Be healthy and creative as a family. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Afternoon in the Garden: Collecting Plants. Press different plants into a nature journal. 1-4 p.m. Nov. 29. $1 children, $2 adults, $3 adults, nonresidents. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.

Books

BookPeople events: Jack Gantos reads “The Trouble in Me.” 1 p.m. Nov. 1. Nova Ren Suma and Suzanne Young read “The Walls Around Us” and “Hotel Ruby.” 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Joelle Charbonneau reads “Need.” 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Greg Leitich Smith reads “Borrowed Time.” 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Barnes & Noble events: Mini Maker Fair. 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. Nov. 6, Arboretum; 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Nov. 8. Round Rock; and 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Sunset Valley. Lego Event with Master Builder. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Sunset Valley. Dumbledore’s Army. Try out for Quiddich teams. 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Arboretum.

Barnes & Noble storytimes: Various days, times and books throughout the week at various locations. Saturday 11 a.m. story times at all locations: “Rosie Revere, Engineer,” Nov. 7. “The Little Snowplow,” Nov. 14. “The Little Kids’ Table Storytime,” 11 a.m. Nov. 21.

Happening at the library: Día de Los Muertos celebration. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Windsor Park Branch; 10:15 a.m. Nov. 3, Carver Branch.

Book Circle Crafternoon: Fairy and Ninja Beads. For ages 5 and up. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Yarborough Branch.

“Wild and Wacky Weather” from Literature Live. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Manchaca Road; 6 p.m. Nov. 9, University Hills Branch; 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, North Village Branch, 11:15 a.m. Nov. 19, Faulk Central Library.

Family Matinee: “The Land Before Time.” 2 p.m. Nov. 7.

Storybook Dance Making. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Howson Branch; and 2 p.m. Nov. 8, Recycled Reads.

T(w)een STEM Lab. Fages 7 and up. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Carver Branch.

Homemade for the Holidays: Sensory Spa Gifts. For ages 10 and up. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Hampton Branch, Old Quarry Branch. Bike Tube Accessory Gifts. 3:30 p.m Nov. 16, Terrazas Branch, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Carver Branch.

Smart Opera Presents: “The Great Poochini.” 4 p.m. Howson Branch. “The Dog who Sang at the Opera,” 11 a.m. Nov. 17, Cepeda Branch.

Jedi Training Camp. For ages 5 and up. 4 p.m. Nov. 13, Twin Oaks Branch.

Art Lab for the Littles. 11 a.m. Nov. 19, Terrazas Branch.

Night Crafters Junior. For ages 5-10. 6 p.m. Nov. 30, Faulk Central Library.


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