So much fun stuff to do in Austin with kids this weekend, Oct. 21-23

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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

Of course, we’ll be at the Taylor Swift concert, but if you aren’t heading to Circuit of the America’s here’s some other things to do with the family this weekend:

Friday

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

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.

Friday-Saturday

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

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

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

Chase Johnson had to do a five-day seizure study at Dell Children's Medical Center. He kept up with his school work by Skyping with his class. Johnson Family photo

Chase Johnson had to do a five-day seizure study at Dell Children’s Medical Center. He kept up with his school work by Skyping with his class. Johnson Family photo

Chase for the Cure Hoop-a-thon and Skills Challenge. Help raise awareness about epilepsy and send kids to camp. $5 to participate in the Hoop-a-thon; $15 for skills challenge participants. 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Dripping Springs High School gyms, 940 W. U.S. 290, Dripping Springs. chaseforthecure.net

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.

Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Learn about  farm harvests, 9 a.m. Saturday. $4.50. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

BookPeople story times. Anna Westbrook reads, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

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

Made with Code. 1 p.m. Saturday, Hampton Branch.

ReUse & Fix It Festival. Noon, Saturday Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Monster Mash Bash. 2 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks 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. 
Photos: 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.

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 and Sunday. $8 child, $8 adult. Superhero capes for ages 4 and older. 11:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $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 and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

“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 Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

“Charlotte’s Web.” Aerial artists Sky Candy bring the spider to life. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org.

Sunday

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.

BookPeople events. Donna Janell Bowman reads “Step Right Up,” 3 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.


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