Get inspired by the royal wedding with these fun kids activities this weekend in Austin, May 18-20

While you watch the royal wedding on TV , your kids can be enjoying a story time all about a “Wedding of the Century.” And while proud parents will be celebrating graduation at the University of Texas, you can give your kids a love of education at the Summer Reading Splash!

These are just some of the events happening this weekend. Look for a great weekend with highs in the low 90s, and only some rain on Sunday morning.

“Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century” will be read at Barnes & Noble.

The 2018 Summer Reading Splash! Authors including Newbery winner Kate DiCamillo and Bluebonnet winner Max Brallier will be in attendance. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Austin Independent School District Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. 5bookdive.org

BookPeople events: Cat Berry: “Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime!” 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Tweens Night Out at Color Me Mine! Play games, paint and have pizza. $35. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Color Me Mine! 13500 Galleria Circle, U-110, Bee Cave. beecave.colormemine.com.

Parkapalooza. Live music, kids activities. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Easton Park, 7000 Cardinal Bloom Loop. parkapalooza2018.splashthat.com

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers: Away We Go. Learn about things that take flight. 9 a.m. Saturday. For birth to age 3. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Thinkery. Soap Making. Ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Zach Theatre presents “Goodnight Moon.” The classic children’s book comes to the stage. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 27. $18-$24. Kleberg Stage, 1421 Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Pollyanna Theatre. “The Secret of Soap & Spin.” 10-year-old Vic finds magic in the laundromat as his mother goes missing. For grades second through fifth. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $10.50-$12. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. pollytheatre.org

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturdays, story times at all locations: “Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century.”

Kids Create: Make Art Like Alma Thomas. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.

Summer Camp Resource Fair. 1 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros Celebration. 11 a.m. Saturday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Teen Harry Potter Club. 2 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” began the book and movie series.

 


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