Rodeo Austin. See the animals, watch the cowboys at work, ride the carnival rides and more. Opens Saturday through March 28. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day. $5-$8 fairground tickets; $20-$175 rodeo tickets. 9100 Decker Lake Road. rodeoaustin.com
Spring Stampede. Old-fashioned fun at this family fun event. Get a chance to work a job on this farm. Free with admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. pioneerfarms.org
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Ages birth to 3. $5. This month the theme is Spring Has Sprung. Special guests: Otis Other: An Other Other Brother, Monday; Hey Lolly, Saturday. Thinkery Take Homes: Sky High Kites. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Think Labs: Watershed Works. Ages 4 and up. Build a model city and practice engineering. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Umlauf Sculpture Park and Museum. Family Day. Enjoy yoga, make art and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Museum, 604 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org
Bullock Texas State History Museum. Little Texans: Vaqueros. 10 a.m. Thursday. Science Thursday. 10 a.m. Thursday. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Contemporary Austin Art Free for All. Explore all kinds of art. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. contemporaryaustin.org
Science Mill. Spring Break Robotmania. Play with robots weekdays during spring break. Monday through March 20. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Toybrary Austin. Daddy & Me Monster Playdate. 10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m. Sunday. $12. Daddy & Me Knight, Dragon and Castle Playdate. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $10. Parents’ Night Out. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $35, $10 each additional child. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Children ages 3-5. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. National Learn About Butterflies. Drop in and learn between 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Botanical Monograms Illustrations. For kids 10 and older. 10 a.m. Saturday. $30. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Rock and Roll Family Playhouse presents Music of the Beatles for Kids. $12-$15. 11 a.m. Sunday. Mohawk, 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com
SXSW Showcase. Local music schools perform. Suzuki Strings of Austin, Bandaid School of Music, and Songbird Rising Suzuki. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Hideout Kids: “Out of This World.” Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. March 1 and March 8. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org
Zach Theatre. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” For ages 3 and up. The beloved children’s story by Eric Carle comes to the stage along with other Eric Carle creations. 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Kleberg Stage, 1421 W Riverside Drive. $19-$43. “Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch.” Allen Robertson adapts this story of a lonely man who one day receives a note for Valentine’s Day. For ages 3 and up. 11 a.m. Saturdays, through April 11. $15-$27. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
Literature Live’s “The King’s Daughter Who Lost Her Hair.” 2 p.m. Monday, Manchaca Road Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Milwood Branch.
“Aladdin.” Go on a magic carpet ride in this Disney musical adaptation. $35-$110. 8 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday, March 17-21, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15 and March 22, 2 p.m. Saturday and March 21, 6:30 p.m. March 15 and March 22. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org
“Sleeping Beauty.” The classic fairy tale comes to the stage. $8-$10. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 29. EmilyAnn Theatre, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org
Spring Movie Series at Domain Northside. “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” Saturday. Movies start at 6 p.m. on the Northside lawn, 11821 Rock Rose Ave. domainnorthside.com
Alamo Drafthouse: Kids Camp: “Shaun of the Sheep.” 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Lakeline. 11 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. “Onward” family party. 9 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. drafthouse.com
Barnes & Noble. Baby & Me story time, 11 a.m. Sundays at all locations. Story time, 11 a.m. Saturdays at all locations. “Pete the Cat: the Leprechaun Chase,” Saturday.
BookPeople. For young adults: Rachel Renee Russell and Nikki Russell read “Dork Diaries No. 14.” 11 a.m. Sunday. Ally Carter reads “Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor.” 2 p.m. Sunday. David Levithan reads “19 Love Songs.” 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jason Reynolds reads “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You” (at Central Presbyterian Church). 7 p.m. Wednesday. Story times, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Heartsong Music, Tuesday; Ms. Staci, Wednesday; “Firetruck vs. Dragon,” with Chris Barton, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. BookPeople.com
At the library
Just for Teens: Guitar and Bass Lab. 6 p.m. Mondays, Central Library.
Teen Tech Studio. 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
LAUNCH: Teen Entrepreneur Lab Series. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Central Library.
Teen Job Tips Workshop. 1 p.m. Sunday Central Library.
Teen Social Hour, 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Carver Branch.
For kids and families:
Pajama Story time. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library.
Early Literacy Playgroup. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Southeast Branch. 11 a.m. Friday, North Village Branch.
Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch.
Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.
Homeschool D&D Club. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.
Homeschool Social. Noon Wednesdays, Southeast Branch.
Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Hampton Branch. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 4 p.m. Thursday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch. 3 p.m. Friday, Ruiz Branch.
Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Tech Familia Latinitas Technology Workshops. 11 a.m. Saturdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Eco Day Green Resource Fair. 1 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.
WobbleBots: STEM Projects Women’s History Month. 3 p.m. Sunday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
STEM Builder Lab. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spicewood Springs Branch.
Folded Book Fairy House Craft. Make and decorate a fairy house. 1 p.m. Thursday, Recycled Reads Book Store.
Perler Bead Palooza. 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.