Explore two ‘Wizards of Oz’ this weekend in Austin and more family fun, July 14-16

What are you doing this weekend with the kids? It could rain, maybe. Sunday has a 60 percent chance, Friday and Saturday, 20 and 30 percent. Then again, it could not. Either way, it will be hot. Look for things indoors during the heat of the day.

Here are some of our picks for the weekend:

Andrew Cannata, Hannah Roberts and Jordan Barron perform in “The Wizard of Oz,” the 59th annual Zilker summer musical presented by Zilker Theater Productions. (TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Friday

Blanton Museum. Deeper Dives. Ages 8-12. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday. See the museum and make art. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org.

Tween STEAM. LittleBits Theme Park. 2 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.

Camp Bluebonnet. Read books that could win the Bluebonnet Award. 1 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Elephant and Piggie Party. 2 p.m. Friday, Terrazas Branch.

Thinkery. Parent’s Night Out. You go to the Alamo to see a movie, your child stays at the Thinkery to play. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. $45 for first child, $25 each additional child. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.

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

Toybrary Austin. A Taste of Paris party. $7 a child. 10:30 a.m. Friday. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101. toybraryaustin.com

Family programs at Zilker Botanical Garden include fairy landscaping and tea parties, learning about pioneer days and exploring plants.
Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden

Friday-Sunday

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp. Movies for $1-3 donation. “Iron Giant.” 10 a.m. Friday, Sunday, Mueller.  “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.” 10:10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. “The Boxtrolls.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com.

Woodland Faerie Trail. See fairy houses on this trail. Through July 30. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.

“The Wizard of Oz.” Zilker Summer Musical returns with adventure on the yellow brick road. 8:15 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 12. Free, but donations welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org.

Enjoy the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Saturday

“The Ragbag Shoes.” Pollyanna Theater presents this story of a girl who dreams of getting magical shoes, but she knows her father can’t afford them. For ages 4-10. 2 p.m. Saturday. $10.50-$13.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

BookPeople Story time. Illustrator Spotlight. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Saturday story times 11 a.m. at all locations: “Pig the Pug.” Saturday.

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

That’s So Fandom: Cosplay Demo and Workshop. 11 a.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about summer all month long. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Daddy & Me Drum Classes. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $10.Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101. toybraryaustin.com.

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

Saturday-Sunday

Thinkery.  Cow Eye Dissection. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.

Sunday

 

 

Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. A different section of the symphony plays each week. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.

“The Wizard of Oz.” 1 p.m. Sunday. $6-$10. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

 

 

 

 

Bernadette Nason Presents: Stone Soup. 3 p.m. Sunday, Manchaca Road Branch.

 

 

 


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