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"Charlotte's Web" is at Zach Theatre through Dec. 3. Winnie Hsia from Sky Candy plays Charlotte. Kirk Tuck

A lot of good stuff happening this weekend. We’re especially excited about the new “Charlotte’s Web” at Zach Theatre, the chemistry day at Hill Country Science Mill and the fall holidays fair at Asian American Resource Center.

"Charlotte's Web" is at Zach Theatre through Dec. 3. Winnie Hsia from Sky Candy plays Charlotte. Kirk Tuck

“Charlotte’s Web” is at Zach Theatre through Dec. 3. Winnie Hsia from Sky Candy plays Charlotte. Kirk Tuck

Friday

Texas Museum of Science & Technology Star Party. Every Friday in October, look at the stars in the parking lot. 8 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.

Literature Live! “Mother Goose on the Loose.” 10:15 a.m. Friday, Pleasant Hill library branch.

Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Friday, Howson library branch.

Friday-Saturday

Boo at the Zoo. Dress up and enjoy the zoo with Halloween-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $15. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org

 

Friday-Sunday

“Charlotte’s Web.” Aerial artists Sky Candy bring the spider to life. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, also Oct. 22-23, 29-30, Nov. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 25-27, Dec. 3; 11 a.m. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Dec. 3. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org.

Sweet Berry Farm fall fun. The Texas-shaped hay maze and smaller candy corn hay maze are open through Nov. 6. 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. Sunday. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com.

A topographical sand map allows you to create mountains and watch the topography lines change. Hill Country Science Mill.

A topographical sand map allows you to create mountains and watch the topography lines change.
Hill Country Science Mill.

Saturday

Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Learn about farm animals, 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $4.50.

Hill Country Science Mill. UT’s Fun with Chemistry Day. Blow up pumpkins, make magic potions and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org.

BookPeople story time. Deborah Kadair Thomas reads, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Fall Holidays Fair. Learn about festivals and celebrations in Asia and more. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road.

Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Pete the Cat and The Missing Cupcakes,” Saturday.

Read to Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough library branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee, University Hills Branch; “The Last Witch Hunter,” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills library branch.

Monster Movies, Stop Motion Animation. 2 p.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek library branch.

“Corpse Bride.” Flix Brewhouse gets into the Halloween spirit. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $5. 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock. flixbrewhouse.com.

Catch ′Em All. 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park library branch.

Saturday-Sunday

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop opened its Willie Nelson-themed corn maze for the season. You ll find a pumpkin patch, farm animals, face painting, a 2,000-square-foot jumping pillow, a train and food from Cindy s Gone Hog Wild restaurant. Photos: Barton Hill Farms

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop opened its Lonesome Dove-themed corn maze for the season. Barton Hill Farms

Barton Hill Farms fall festival. Find a lot to do including the maze in the shape of Lonesome Dove, live music, pumpkin painting, train rides and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 13. $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.

Whisks & Wizards for kids 4 and older. Create magic in the kitchen. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8 child, $8 adult. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

Sunday

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. Sunday, also Oct. 22-23 and 30. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live.” The PBS show hits the stage. 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$55. Long Center. 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.


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