Family


Dino Day 2020 at Zilker Botanical Garden. Celebrate the prehistoric creatures that once called the Zilker Botanical Garden home at this annual Dino Day. Activities for the whole family include creating a prehistoric planter and fossils, exploring the Hartman Prehistoric Garden, testing your dinosaur knowledge with Get It Gals Trivia and marching in a dino parade that, you could say, will help your spirit “saur.” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. $3-$8 admission. 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org


10th Annual Garden Party at the Vortex. The east side hangout and theater venue replenishes its nationally certified butterfly sanctuary with a day of art, planting, live music and renewal of the earth. Kids will love the Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo. Arts and crafts provide hands-on opportunities for people to create their own butterfly-inspired art works. And the Butterfly Bar will be serving garden-inspired cocktails. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org/32_garden-party


Nightlife


Luck of the Irish: Chocolate and Beer Pairing. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little bit early with Delysia Chocolatier. You can enjoy chocolates inspired by traditional Irish fare and complimentary pours of shamrock-green beer by Real Ale Brewing. Truffle flavors include the Irish car bomb, infused with Real Ale’s brown ale, swirled with sweet caramel and smoked salts, and finished with roasted pecans. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $20. 2000 Windy Terrace. delysia.com/product-category/experiences/


Texas Keeper Turns 6. One of Austin’s smallest cideries, Texas Keeper Cider, celebrates six years in business this weekend. Its latest seasonal, Grafter Blanc, will debut this year at the party, and there will also be live music throughout the afternoon. The first 250 people to arrive will get to take home a souvenir anniversary glass. Win pies on a pie walk; plus, purchase pies from Tiny Pies, as March 14 doubles as Pi Day. All pie proceeds go to the Central Texas Food Bank. 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. 12521 Twin Creeks Road. facebook.com/events/208505723725899/


Music


Rodeo Austin at Travis County Exposition Center. Austin’s other big music-related March event isn’t shut down as of Wednesday morning, so head east to the Expo Center for a lineup that focuses on Texas country troubadours but includes a few acts that broaden the scope. Aaron Watson kicks it off on Saturday, though the two-week run is full of other highlights. $20-$175. Concerts begin at 9 p.m. (after the rodeo event), or 5 p.m. on Sunday. 7311 Decker Lane. rodeoaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock


Recreation


Kitten Yoga Benefiting Austin Pets Alive. Practice your poses and say hello to adoptable kittens with an hour-long beginner-friendly yoga session and an extra half hour of kitty playtime. It’s not required to take home a kitten, but all kittens at this event will be adoptable with waived adoption fees. All proceeds go toward APA. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. $25 suggested donation. Inner Diva Studios, 10401 Anderson Mill Road No. 104. innerdivastudios.com/events.html