Families will once again gather to at Zilker Hillside Theater for the annual summer musical. This year “The Wizard of Oz” is playing. Xavier Mascareñas/AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2008

It’s back. The Zilker Summer Musical opens on Friday with “The Wizard of Oz.” We’re ready to grab our spot on the hillside and follow Dorothy and company down the yellow brick road.

For more family events of the summer, check out our Summer events calendar.


Blanton Museum.  Deeper Dives. Ages 8-12. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays, through July 28. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.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

The Harlem Globetrotters are here on Friday.

The Harlem Globetrotters.7 p.m. Friday. $14-$104. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. hebcenter.com

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.”All the music you love from the video game comes to the stage. 8 p.m. Friday. $19.50-$69.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Tween STEAM. Makey Makey Madness. 2 p.m. Friday, Howson Branch . Stop Motion Animation. 3 p.m. July 7, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

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

Friday Movie Matinee: “Jungle Book.” 3 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

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

Literature Live! “Predicts the Forecast: Fantabulous Finger Fun.” 2 p.m. Friday, Terrazas Branch.

Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed is at the Palmer Events Center. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer


Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. See model dinosaurs up close. 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. $19-$45. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. discoverthedinosaurs.com

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp. Movies for $1-3 donation. “Muppets from Space.” 9:50 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Slaughter Lane. “Trolls.” 10 a.m. Friday and Sunday, Mueller. 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. Friday-Sunday. Free, but donations welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org.

Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” Disney


Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about summer all month long. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Out of the Past.11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

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

Toybrary Austin.Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101. toybraryaustin.com

Humane Society kids programs. Learn about Austin Wildlife Rescue. 1 p.m. Saturday. Register at austinhumanesociety.org. Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

“Swiss Family Robinson.” 1 p.m. Saturday. $10-$6. Stateside at the Paramount Theater, 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

Deep Eddie Splash Party Movie Nights. “Beauty and the Beast.” 8 p.m. Saturday. Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Ave. Regular pool fees apply.

“Despicable Me 3” Party. 10 a.m. Saturday. Mueller. drafthouse.com

BookPeople events. Richelle Mead: “Midnight Jewel.” 6 p.m. Saturday. Story time.  “Spread the Joy.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Saturday story times 11 a.m. at all locations:“Little Excavator” Saturday.

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

Saturday Family Movie: “Inside Out.” Noon July 8, Carver Branch; “Finding Dory.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.


“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-Sunday. $10.50-$13.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

E-Wearables. 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

Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden with her family where she prayed with a bronze statue of a nun. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


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

Surapsari: Japanese Mask Dance and Drama. 3 p.m. Sunday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Austin Ukestra, ukulele group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

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

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.Family Day.10-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org