12 days of Halloween: Something festive to do in Austin with families, each day

Austin Symphony s "Halloween Children's Concert  will turn Dell Hall into a place where spooky music and characters roam, but not in a scary way.
Credit: 2011 Austin Symphony Orchestra
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Austin Symphony s "Halloween Children's Concert will turn Dell Hall into a place where spooky music and characters roam, but not in a scary way. Credit: 2011 Austin Symphony Orchestra

 

Thursday, Oct. 20

The Austin Zoo puts on Boo at the Zoo next month. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The Austin Zoo puts on Boo at the Zoo. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin Recreation Center Halloween Carnivals. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Metz.

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.

Robot Uprising, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch; Die-oramas, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Carver Branch.

Monster Movies, Stop Motion Animation. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Windsor Park Branch.

Friday Oct. 21

Monstober: Frankenfigures. 4 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch; Die-oramas, 5 p.m. Friday, University Hills Branch.

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

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.

Saturday, Oct. 22

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

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

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.

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.

Science Saturday Hallow-Steam with exploding pumpkins, Austin Reptile Shows, laboratories and creepy activities. Costumes encouraged. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.

Thinkery workshops: Superhero capes for ages 4 and older. 11:15 a.m. Saturday. $8 child, $8 adult. Sewn Circuits for ages 8 and up. Make light-up embroidery. 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

Monster Mash Bash. 2 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: Halloween, Oct. 22.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Austin Symphony s "Halloween Children's Concert  will turn Dell Hall into a place where spooky music and characters roam, but not in a scary way. Credit: 2011 Austin Symphony Orchestra

Austin Symphony’s “Halloween Children’s Concert will turn Dell Hall into a place where spooky music and characters roam, but not in a scary way.
Credit: 2011 Austin Symphony Orchestra

Halloween Concert. Hear Halloween-themed music from the Austin Symphony. $10-$15. 3 p.m. Sunday. Long Center. 701 Riverside Drive. austinsymphony.org.

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

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.

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.

Thinkery workshops: Superhero capes for ages 4 and older. 11:15 a.m. Saturday. $8 child, $8 adult. Sewn Circuits for ages 8 and up. Make light-up embroidery. 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

Monday, Oct. 24

Monstober: Frankenfigures. 4 p.m. Monday, Ruiz Branch.

Twas A Dark and Stormy Night” concert. Seminary of the Southwest music director Kevin McClure and friends present this family friendly. Free. 7 p.m. Monday. Christ Chapel, Duval Street and Rathervue Place. ssw.edu/event/twas-dark-stormy-night-concert

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

"Beetlejuice" is playing Flix Brewhouse.

“Beetlejuice” is playing Flix Brewhouse.

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.

“Beetlejuice.” See the classic Halloween tale. $5. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock.flixbrewhouse.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Monstober: Frankenfigures. 5 p.m. Wednesday, University Hills Branch.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Recreation Center Halloween Carnivals. 6 p.m. Thursday, Givens; 6 p.m. Thursday, South Austin.

Monstober: Frankenfigures. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Windsor Park Branch; Die-oramas, 4 p.m. Thursday, Cepeda Branch.

Monster Movies, Stop Motion Animation. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Carver Branch.

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.

Día de los Muertos. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Windsor Park Branch; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Southeast Branch.

Glow-in-the-Dark Costume Dance Party. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Yarborough Branch.

Friday, Oct. 28
Bullock Museum.
 Spooktacular. Come dressed in costume and enjoy spooky science, “Toy Story of Terror” and ghosts of the pirate ship La Belle. 5 p.m. Friday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.

Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny. Many Halloween activities for the whole family to try. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $13-$15. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

Recreation Center Halloween Carnivals. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Cantu; 6 p.m. Friday, Dottie Jordan.

Día de los Muertos. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Faulk Central Library.

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

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.

Thinkery Workshops: 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. $8 child, $8 adult. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Monstober: Socktober Fest; 2 p.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee, “ “Goosebumps,” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Recreation Center Halloween Carnivals. 1 p.m. Saturday, Delores Duffie; 6 p.m. Saturday, Dittmar.

BookPeople Storytime: Monster Mash, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

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

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.

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.

Thinkery Workshops: 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. Sunday. $8 child, $8 adult. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

The Alamo Drafthouse. “PBS Kids: Halloween Special.” 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline and Slaughter Lane. Reserve tickets for $1-$3 donation online. drafthouse.com.

“Rosita y Conchita” is a bilingual Día de los Muertos play at Scottish Rite Theater.

“Rosita y Conchita” is a bilingual Día de los Muertos play at Scottish Rite Theater.

Sunday, Oct. 30

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

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.

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.

The Alamo Drafthouse. “PBS Kids: Halloween Special.” 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline and Slaughter Lane. Reserve tickets for $1-$3 donation online. drafthouse.com.

Monday, Oct. 31 (AKA Halloween)

Día de los Muertos. 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Carver Branch.

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.

Safe Trick or Treating event. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Free.  Continental retirement community, 4604 S. Lamar Blvd.

Safe Trick or Treating event. 5-8 p.m. Lakeline Mall. 4-6 p.m. San Marcos Premium Outlets. Participating stores have a pumpkin in the window.


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