Beautiful weekend ahead for Austin families – check out these events, April 21-23

FRIDAY

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

Thinkery.  Tinkering Tots: Mini Music Makers! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through May 26. $20 a class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Louis Montanez, 9, plays on an 8 foot by 6 foot mammoth rib cage cast in bronze at the Austin Nature and Science Center. The sculpture creates an entranceway into the Dino Pit, an outdoor paleontology exhibit. AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2014

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

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

“JJ’s Arcade.” Zach Theater and Teatro Vivo present this play about a boy who builds an arcade out of leftover cardboard. For ages 7 and up. 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays except April 30, through May 7. 2 p.m. Saturday sign-language-interpreted and sensory-friendly performance. $13-$15. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. zachtheatre.org

 

José Joaquín Hernández (Alessandro Sánchez) and Oscar Torres (Ben Bazán) do a special handshake over a new game in “JJ’s Arcade.” Kirk Tuck

SATURDAY

 

Girls in STEM Conference. A day filled with science, technology, engineering and math activities from GirlStart. $35. 10 a.m. Saturday. Travis High School, 1211 E. Oltorf St.girlstart.org.

Austin Nature Day: Bees and Trees. Free. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Austin Nature & Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive.austintexas.gov/ansc

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Science Saturday: Earth Day.Learn more about ecology. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.txmost.org

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Kids Kraft Eco Arts. 9 a.m. Saturday kindergarten through second grade; 11 a.m. Saturday third through fifth grade. $15. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road.umlaufsculpture.org

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

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

Chelsea Clinton waves to students as she arrives at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders on Thursday October 8, 2015. Clinton talked about her new book,”It’s Your World.”JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BookPeople events. Chelsea Clinton signs “It’s Your World,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick read “Bob, Not Bob!” noon Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

BookPeople story time. Pets are the Best, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Saturday story times at all locations: “We are Dinosaurs,”Saturday.

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

Saturday Family Movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

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

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. Saturday-Sunday, April 29- 30. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

Thinkery.  Seed Surprises. Ages 4 and up. Make your own seed-spreading devices. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Biomes in a Bottle. Ages 8 and up. Engineer a seed. 3:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

PBS Kids “Explore the Outdoors.” With an episode of “Wild Kratts.” Noon Saturday-Sunday, Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline; 10:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com

Monster Jam. Seriously big trucks crush other trucks. 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. $15-$35. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com

SUNDAY

Edible Austin Children’s Picnic. 1 p.m. Sunday, Rosewood Park.

Amy Jackson reads “Cassandra and the Night Sky,” 3 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries, pollinators and their wildflowers. Learn about pollinators, wildflowers and magical faeries. $2 adults, $1 children 3-12. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org




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