Next weekend is tax-free weekend. That really means that this school thing will be starting soon. Savor this weekend with your family by doing something fun together. The highs will only be in the upper 90s. Hooray!
Here are some ideas:
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. Friday.Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Literature Live! Presents: “The Fifolet.” For ages 8-12. 3 p.m Friday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
“A Shoe Story: A Brand New Musical.” Summer Stock Austin presents this family theater show based on “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” It’s written by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown and directed by Robertson. 11 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets $17 and up. Summer Stock Austin also has one-day camps that include a performance Friday. $50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Woodland Faerie Trail. See fairy houses on this trail. Through Sunday. Free with garden admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.
Alamo Kids Club. $1-$3 children’s movies, which support a local nonprofit. “Jumanji.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. “The Secret Life of Pets.” 9:50 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Slaughter Lane. “Song of the Sea.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Mueller.
“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.
Austin Humane Society kids event. Austin Wildlife Rescue. 1 p.m. Saturday. Register at austinhumanesociety.org. Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.
Back to School STEM Saturday. Free STEM activities for the whole family. 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Free. GirlStart. 1400 W. Anderson Lane. girlstart.org
Austin Duck Derby. See 15,000 rubber duckies floating through the river. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Benefits Austin Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation. austinduckderby.com
First Saturdays at the Carver. Enjoy family-friendly activities. 12:30 p.m. Saturday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Have an animal adventure. For infant to 3. Learn about the sea all month long. 9 a.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Summer Free Family Film Series: “Secret of Kells.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Wildflower Center. 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
“E.T.” 1 p.m. Saturday. $5-9. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org
Deep Eddy Splash Party Movie Night: “Moana.” 8 p.m. Saturday. Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Ave. Pool admission applies.
Barnes & Noble Events: Lego Boost. 3 p.m. Saturday, Lakeline. 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations: “Peterrific” and “Aqualicious.”
Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.
Saturday Family Movie: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017). 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.
ACT vs. SAT —What’s Right for Me? 10 a.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.
Hideout Kids Presents “Once Upon a Whaa?!” 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. $8-$12. scottishritetheater.org
Thinkery. Suminagashi Fabrics. Learn the ancient Japanese marbling technique. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 a.m. or 3:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
“Back to the Future.” 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 4:10 Sunday. $11. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org
Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 27. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Big Don Kid Show. It’s a hip-hop storytelling show. 10 a.m. Sunday, Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St.
Family Day with Ashley Mireles. Learn to make cardboard relief prints like Mireles does. Free. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.