Jump into April this weekend with fun for the family inside and out, March 31-April 2

“All Aboard” is on stage with Pollyanna Theatre Company at the Long Center.

Oh, it is going to be a thunderstorm-filled Saturday and Sunday. Brace yourself if you’re planning on going outside, especially at the Wildflower Center’s events. Dodge the raindrops and enjoy these fun events:

Thursday-Saturday

“All Aboard.” Pollyanna Theater presents this story for children 18 months to 4 years old about everything on wheels. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, plus April 4-8. $6.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Drop the kids off next door at the Thinkery and check out the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller Cinema for Parent’s Night Out. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Friday

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

Thinkery. Parents’ Night Out. Ages 4 and up. The kids get to play while the parents go to the new Alamo Drafthouse next door. 6-10:30 p.m. Friday. $40 first child, $25 for sibling. (Alamo Drafthouse tickets separate). Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 8 p.m. Friday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

Barnes & Noble celebrates “Beauty and the Beast” on Saturday. Disney

Saturday

“Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School.” Barbara Park’s character comes to life. $15-$12. Noon Saturday. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org.

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

Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturday. wildflower.org

BookPeople events. Cynthia Leonor Garza reads “Lucía the Luchadora,” 11:30 a.m. Saturday; BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times at all locations: Celebration of “Beauty and the Beast,” Saturday.

“Moana” is playing at the library. Disney.

Saturday-Sunday

“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

“Jungle Book Jangal Ki Kahani.” Enjoy the original “Jungle Book” Bollywood style. $8-12. 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sunday through April 30. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

Thinkers Workshop. Get Pumped! For ages 4 and up. Learn about the circulatory system. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 14-16, April 29-30. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Badgerdog Writing Workshop. 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch, Yarborough Branch.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday Family Movie “Moana.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.

2 O’Clock Tunes: The Southsiders featuring Marcus Tharpe. 2 p.m. Saturday. Twin Oaks Branch.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is free on Sunday. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sunday

Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday: Texas Tunes. Celebrate Texas music with hands-on activities. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Neill-Cochran House Museum. Sunday Funday: Simple Machines. Learn about simple machines and make some. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Neill-Cochran House, 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org

Birds that Boogie. Learn more about birds. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Autism Ride/Run. Bike 9, 24, 42 or 68 miles or run/walk a 5k. Plus educational books and activities after. 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Georgetown High School, 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. Race entrance fees vary. texasautismsociety.org

 


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