Hooray! We’ve got a long weekend! Eek! We’ve got a long weekend!

Have a plan for keeping the kids busy this Labor Day weekend to avoid the whines of “I’m bored!”

Here are some events on our calendar:

Make slime at the Thinkery this weekend. American-Statesman


Early Learner Playtime. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Central Library.


“Beauty and the Beast” at Zach Theatre.  7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25-$150. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.  zachtheatre.org

“The Legends of Robin Hood.” Directly from Sherwood Forest Faire, Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws are bringing mischief to Austin Scottish Rite Theater. 7 p.m. Friday, noon, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. and noon Sunday, $8-$12. Austin Scottish Rite Theater. 207 W. 18th St.  brownpapertickets.com/event/3527404.

Shrine Circus. The big top comes to H-E-B Center. 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $19-$35. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.  hebcenter.com

Sherwood Forest Faire comes to Scottish Rite Theater. 


Zach Theatre Open House. Try out some of the classes for children age toddler to fifth grade. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. This week it’s at the North Austin location, 12129 RM 620 N. location. RSVP on a link on  zachtheatre.org

BookPeople events. 10:30 a.m. story times.  Brand new books, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.  bookpeople.com

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids age birth to 3 learn about Color this month., 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.   thinkeryaustin.org

Toybrary Austin. Daddy & Me Foam Playdate. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $10. . Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.  toybraryaustin.com

Flix Jr. Flix offers $2 children’s movies.  “Rio.” 11 a.m. Saturday. 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock.  flixbrewhouse.com

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

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

DiversiTEENS Teen Art Showcase. 4 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Avengers: Infinity War.” 1 p.m. Saturday, St. John Branch

Go on a scavenger hunt at the Science Mill all weekend.


Science Mill. Labor Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt. Create your own team and use your smartphone to find items throughout the museum. Free with admission. Saturday-Monday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.  sciencemill.org

Thinkery. Slime Time workshop for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.   thinkeryaustin.org

From top left, Jennifer and Kevin Miller react as their daughter, Laurel, 4, center, takes part in an inertia game at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Bullock Museum.  Free First Sunday: Totally Texas. Fun hands-on events with a Texas theme. Noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.  thestoryoftexas.com


Thinkery. Little Builders. Create structures and sculptures. 9:30 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 3-year-olds, Monday. $20. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.   thinkeryaustin.org