At last, a beautiful weekend is in the forecast. Check ahead to the pumpkin patches in case of leftover mud.
Bullock Museum. Spooktacular. Come dress for Halloween activities. 5 p.m. Friday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Thinkery. 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. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Thinkery. Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny. Play at night with a Halloween theme. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $15-$13. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Toybrary Austin. Theater Class for Littles. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com'
Dia de los Muertos. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Central Library.
Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. Fridays Ruiz Branch.
Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.
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
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/
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
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
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. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com
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
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
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.
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/
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids age birth to 3 learn about Fall on the Farm. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. 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
Toybrary. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25, $10 extra sibling. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Toybrary. Nappy Time Halloween Portraits. 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Alamo Drafthouse events. "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
Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: "How to Scare a Ghost." Saturday. barnesandnoble.com
Bow Wow Reading With Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch.
Saturday Crafts. 11 a.m. Saturday, Milwood Branch.
Thinkery. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and up. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $6 for a kit. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
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
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
“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
“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.
"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
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.
"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. 2 p.m. Sundays through April 21. Zach North, 12129 N. RM 620. zachtheatre.org
Central Texas Archery Spooky Shoot. For kids 8 and up. Decorate your own Jack-o-lantern target and then shoot it. Prizes for coming in costume. No archery experience needed. Free. 4-6 p.m. Sunday. Central Texas Archery, 5400 E. Howard Lane, Manor. centraltexasarchery.org
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Straw Fest. Pumpkin-carving, petting zoo, zombie makeovers and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org
Halloween Concert. Hear Halloween-themed music from the Austin Symphony. $10-$15. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1925 E. 51st St. austinsymphony.org.