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:
“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
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
“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.
“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
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.
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