Brave the rain on Friday, enjoy the sun Saturday and Sunday and these family events, March 24-26

Bullfighter Wacy Munsellbulllooks for an opportunity to distract a bull named 805 Major Malfunction. Mark Matson/Rodeo Austin 2014

It’s going to be a fabulous weekend for going outside and enjoying some fun with the family. It’s going to rain Friday, so you might want pick inside fun.

Friday

Tinkering Tots: Build the City! 9:45 a.m. Friday for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds. $20 a class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Friday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Friday-Saturday

Rodeo Austin. Check out the rodeo, stock show, fair and more in the last two days. 10 a.m. to midnight through Saturday. $8 adults, $5 child ages 3-12, free 2 and younger. Rodeo, concert and carnival extra. 9100 Decker Lake Road. RodeoAustin.com

Elmo and company are in town this weekend for “Sesame Street Live.” This time it’s “Elmo Makes Music” Sesame Workshop

Friday-Sunday

“Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music.” 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. March 26. $13-$75. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com

Saturday

Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study the garden this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org $5.

Wildflower Center.  Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Tracks, Scats and Signs. Learn how to identify which animals have been there. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. $10-$15. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” (Disney via AP)

“Beauty and the Beast” Family Party. 10 a.m. Saturday, Alamo Drafthouse Mueller. drafthouse.com

Story time with Paramount Theatre, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times at all locations: Create Your Own Little Golden Book, Saturday.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch Austin Public Library.

Express Yourself Through Social Media. Learn how to use social media for activism, music, art and filmmaking for ages 10 and up. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Ruiz Branch.

Read It, Sing It, Let Us Hear It: open-mic night. 1 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.

Family programs at Zilker Botanical Garden include fairy landscaping and tea parties, learning about pioneer days and exploring plants. This weekend it is the garden festival. Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden

Saturday-Sunday

Zilker Garden Festival. Many kids events within the garden festival, including building birdhouses. $10 adults, $4 children 4-12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org

“Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play!” The Mo Willems story comes to the stage. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 30. 11 a.m. Saturdays. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Thinkery workshops: Storytelling with Ozobots. Learn to code. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Stop Motion Animation. For ages 8 and up. 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

 

Sunday

Perler Bead Palooza. 3 p.m. Sunday, Faulk Central Library.

 

 

 

 

 


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