Holiday events

Vida La Vida Festival and Parade.  Celebrate Día de lost Muertos with this parade and festival around Mexic-Arte Museum. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. 419 Congress Ave. mexic-artemuseum.org

Austin Code Spooktacular Bash. Games, face painting, costume contest, bounce house, spooky house exhibit. 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Free. Fiesta Gardens Building, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. austintexas.gov

Pumpkin Carving on the Dock. Play games, carve pumpkins, compete in a costume contest. 11 a.m. Saturday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Howl-O-Scream. Games, treats and a haunted house. 10 free tickets or $3 for unlimited tickets. 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road; Givens Recreation Center, 3811 E. 12th St.; Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane; Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Drive. austintexas.gov

Boo at the Zoo. Dress up and enjoy the zoo with Halloween-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $17.50. Reserve tickets early. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org

Pumpkin patches

Because of recent rain and flooding, some of the farms might have been damaged. Check websites, Facebook pages or call the patches before you go.

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Walk through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4. Free, but pay for each activities and pumpkins, or get a $10 wristband for everything. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. therobinsonfamilyfarm.com

Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin-picking. 10 a.m.-7 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4. $15.95, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com Note: This patch has closed Sunday in anticipation of flooding.

Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick-your-own-pumpkin patches and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 4. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt. Chuck a pumpkin, race with a pumpkin, take a train ride, go golfing, jump in the bounce house and pick a pumpkin. Activities $2.50-$5 each. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Evergreen Farms, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. http://evergreen-farms.com

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Fun. Mazes, animals, pumpkin decorating, train ride, hay ride and more. $8 admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31. Pumpkin Festival Sunday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Crowe's Nest Farm Family Fun Fest. Pumpkins, music and a carnival.  11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $10 adults, $7 children, $3 2-year-olds, free younger than 2. 10300 Taylor Lane, Manor. crowesnestfarm.org.

Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch, Bertram. Pick out itty bitty and gigantic pumpkins and every size in between while enjoying hay rides, pumpkin painting, feeding the farm animals, Friday morning story times in this Burnet County pumpkin patch followed by crafts and more. Open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28. Free, but pay for activities. 4625 E. Texas 29, Bertram. facebook.com/TexasBigWormPumpkinPatch/

Events

Roots & Wings Festival. A combined celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day. Come in costume or create one there. Visit the butterfly release station, climb a tree, make crafts and more.  Free with admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov

Family Hasya Laughter Yoga. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. Free with RSVP to AARCATX.Eventbrite.com.

St. David's Children's Hospital Kids Fest and Safety Fair. Get free bike helmets, learn about bicycle safety, get your bike inspected for safety, games, prizes, foood and more. Wear your Halloween costume if you like. Free. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. St. David's North Austin Medical Center, 12221 N. MoPac Blvd. facebook.com/events/2001795913176477/

Museums

Mexic-Arte Museum. Family Day with the artist collective, Kuniklo. Make decorative masks and alebrije caterpillars with recycled materials. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 419 Congress Ave. mexic-artemuseum.org

Bullock Museum. Story time: Halloween. 10 a.m. Thursday. Spooktacular. Come dress for Halloween activities. 5 p.m. Friday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids age birth to 3 learn about Fall on the Farm this month., 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays, except Oct. 8. $5. Art Start: Nature as our Canvas workshop. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Wednesday. $20 per class. Namaste & Play: Get into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Friday. $20 per class. Whisks & Wizards workshop for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and up. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. $6 for a kit. Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny. Play at night with a Halloween theme. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $15-$13. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Science Mill.  Kooky Spooky Chemistry Day. Learn about chemistry with a Halloween theme. Kids in costume get a free Halloween excavation kit. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Wildflower Center. Fire & Water Walk. See how fire and water are used to maintain the garden. 10 a.m. Thursday. Free. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Drop-in Dance Class. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Baby Play Date. 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Music Class with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Theater Class for Littles. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $10. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25, $10 extra sibling. Nappy Time Halloween Portraits. 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Alamo Drafthouse events. "Beetlejuice" Party. 7 p.m. Sunday, Lakeline. PBS Kids "Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures." 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline, 10 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. "Monster House: All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Party." 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane.  drafthouse.com.

YMCA Camp Moody Backyard Movie Night. "Scooby Doo." $5 per vehicle. 7 p.m. movie, come an hour before the show for a guided hike, fossil hunt, games and crafts. Camp Moody, 959 Old San Antonio Road, Buda. austinymca.org

Movies in the Park: "Practical Magic." A quintessential Halloween films, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, screens under a starry sky as part of the Austin Parks Foundation's free movie series showing off local parks. Garbo's and Casey's New Orleans Snowballs will be on-site. 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Palm Park, 601 E. Third St. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.

Theater

 “Tortoise and Hare” at Zach Theatre. The Aesop fable becomes a musical for ages 5 and up. 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. $18-$24. Kleburg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

"Wake Up, Brother Bear!" This show for children 6 and younger tells the story of Brother Bear and Sister Bear as they go through the seasons. $12. 10 a.m. and noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 21.  Zach North, 12129 N. RM 620. zachtheatre.org

Pollyanna Theatre presents “Dog's Job.” This show is ideal for kids ages 2 to 4 and their families. Follow the adventures of Dog as he tries a different jobs. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. $6.75. The Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Emily Ann Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood.” See this classic children’s tale on stage. $10-$8. 2 p.m. Sunday. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org 

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

"Tomás and the Library Lady." Paramount Theatre is working with Mexic-Arte Museum for the kick-off of its Discovery Series for the year. 2 p.m. Sunday, show, preceded by crafts from Mexic-Arte Museum and followed by family day at Mexic-Arte Museum. Paramount Theatre, $18-$10. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

 "The Ugly Duckling." Ballet Austin II presents this show for ages 3-10. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $15. AustinVentures StudioTheater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org

Books

Texas Book Festival. Hear from children's authors, middle-grade and young adult authors at this free festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 28. Capitol Building and the grounds. texasbookfestival.org.

BookPeople events: Marit Weisenberg reads "Select Few," 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dylan Thuras reads "Atlas Obscura for the World's Most Adventurous Kid," 6 p.m. Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times. Pets are the Best, Tuesday. Great Outdoors, Wednesday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: "How to Scare a Ghost." Saturday. barnesandnoble.com

At the library

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Mondays, Southeast Branch. 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Ruiz Branch.

Literature Live presents "Tales from Graves." 3:30 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.

Lego Lab. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Yarborough Branch. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Pajama Story Time. 6 p.m. Mondays, University Hills Branch. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. John Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch. 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Branch. 6 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch.

Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Twin Oaks Branch.

Rubik's Cubing Club for ages 8-18. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Healthy Bodies for Healthy Kids. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Story time and Movement with Ballet Austin. (Reservation Required). 1 p.m. Wednesdays Central Library.

Bow Wow Reading with Roo the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch. With Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch. With Daisy the Dog. 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Ruiz Branch.

Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch.

Thursday Night Teen Writers Room. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Central Library.

Dia de los Muertos. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Cepeda Branch. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Central Library.

NBTween Graphic Novel Club . "The Time Museum." 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch.

Thursday Matinee: "Boo 2." 1 p.m. Thursday, Terrazas Branch.

Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. Fridays Ruiz Branch.

Walking on Sunshine Early Literacy Sing-along Adventure. 10:30 a.m.  Wednesday, Central Library.

Platform Nine and Teen Quarters Harry Potter Meetup. 2 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.

Maker Night Halloween Mini Die-o-rams. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Mother Daughter Book Club "The Shadow Cipher." 6 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Saturday Crafts. 11 a.m. Saturday, Milwood Branch.