We’re ready for the weekend already, here at Raising Austin. What are you planning on doing with your family this weekend? Find my weekend calendar. Don’t forget to watch for rain on Saturday when making your plans. Right now we have an 80 percent chance of rain that day. Sunday should be beautiful.


Music and Movement. For ages 3-5. 11 a.m. Friday. Milwood Branch of Austin Public Library.

Texas Museum of Science & Technology Star Party. Every Friday in September, look at the stars in the parking lot. 8-10 p.m. Friday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.


Monarch Appreciation Day. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Children’s events, a butterfly tent and release. Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.

Luke Keyes, of Austin Oddities was on hand to help kids and grown-ups in the art of super large bubble making much to the delight of his ever growing audience last year. Laguna Gloria Contemporary Art Museum holds a free Families Create! event on Saturday.

Contemporary Austin. Families Create! Waterworks. Learn how to make waves. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Learn about Enchanted Rock, 9 a.m. Saturday. $4.50. Tinkering with Tools for ages 4-7. 12:15 p.m. Saturday. $8 child, $8 adult. Woodworking for ages 8 and older. 2:15 and 4:15 p.m. Saturday. $8 child, $8 adult. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. Thinkeryaustin.org.

“Jamie Doesn’t Want to Take a Bath” from Pollyanna Theatre. 9 a.m. Saturday. Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. $6.50. pollyannatheatrecompany.org.

Children’s music from Front Door Concerts. Hear music from the likes of Staci Gray, Ms. Kat, Joe McDermott, Mr. Will, Terrence Taps, French to Music and more. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Central Market North. 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. frontdoorconcerts.com.

BookPeople events. Christina Soontornvat reads “The Changelings,” 3 p.m. Saturday. Gymboree story time, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Made with Code. 1 p.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.

STEAM Saturdays. 2 p.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.


Austin writer Bethany Hegedus has written “Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story” at BookPeople on Sunday. Credit: Simon and Schuster

The Alamo Drafthouse. “PBS Kids: Peg + Cat Mystery Hour.” Enjoy activities and watching several episodes of the show. 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. Reserve tickets for $1-$3 donation online. drafthouse.com.

Austin Girls’ Choir “An Enchanted Evening.” Hear American songbook classics, Beatles songs and tunes of the ‘60’s! 7 p.m. Sunday. Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2200 Justin Lane. Donations accepted at the door. www.girlschoir.com

BookPeople events. Bethany Hegedus reads “Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story,” 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

StoryBook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Thinkery. Tinkering with Tools for ages 4-7. 12:15 p.m. Sunday. $8 child, $8 adult. Woodworking for ages 8 and up. 2:15 and 4:15 p.m. Sunday. $8 child, $8 adult. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.Thinkeryaustin.org.