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Kite fest, music, butterflies and more family fun, March 31-April 6

Nicole Villalpando
Houston resident Kian Shah-Ackroyd, 12, works with his uncle Samil Shah to keep their kite afloat during the Zilker Park ABC Kite Festival. [Thao Nguyen FOR STATESMAN 2018]


Easter Bunny. His trail passes through a mall near you, where you can take your picture with him. Daily through April 20 at Barton Creek Square, Lakeline Mall and Round Rock Premium Outlets.


ABC Kite Festival. Fly a kite and watch other kites fly at this annual tradition. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Zilker Park.

Eastside Community STEAM Festival and College & Career Fair. Enjoy demonstrations, summer camp registration, performances, college information and more. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell St.

Community Health Fair. Get vaccines, do kids activities and more. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road.


Rock and Roll Playhouse. The Mohawk hosts “The Music of Talking Heads.” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. $12-$15. Mohawk, 912 Red River St.

KUTX’s Rock the Park. Free, family-friendly concerts curated by KUTX return to the amphitheater at Mueller Lake Park this spring. Come early to grab your spot on the lawn and grab dinner from a food truck. There will be activities for the kids, including face painting. This month, DJ Jester the Filipino Fist and White Denim will play. 6:15 p.m. Friday. 4550 Mueller Blvd.

Disney Junior Music Play Day. Activities, music, a photo booth and a dance party will happen by the Disney Store Outlet. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Barton Creek Square. At the Barton Creek Square, Hey Lolly Band will play.

Backyard at Waller Creek Family Sunday Funday. Music, bounce house, face painting and more. Free for kids, $10 for adults. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Backyard at Waller Creek, 701 E. 11th St.


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Bees, Butterflies, Beetles & Blooms. Drop in for family activities around these parts of nature. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Sprouts preschool program 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Bullock Museum.Living History Days. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

Thinkery.Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 talk about animals in April. 9 a.m. Saturdays and Mondays. $5. Art Start. 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday through May 15. $18. Tinkering Tots. 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Friday through May 17. $18. Nano Days. Learn about the little things. 10 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free with admission. Think Lab: Green Thumb Growing. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  $8. STEAM on the Spot: Artly World. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Toybrary Austin. Daddy & Me Pirate Playdate. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $12. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25. Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Gardening Classes. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. $7. Sensory-Friendly Fun with Joshua's Stage. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $12. 2001 Justin Lane.


"Treasure Island in the Bay of Bengal." When a young girl finds a treasure map, she needs to sail the treacherous waters to recover the booty. 11 a.m. Saturday. $10-$15. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

"Wake Up, Brother Bear!" For children 6 and younger. Bear wakes up and experiences the seasons. 2 p.m. Sunday. $12. Zach Theatre Whisenhunt Studio. 1510 Toomey Road.

"Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' the Musical." The book about a little girl standing up against her parents and headmaster. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $93-$30. Zach Theatre's Topfer, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.


Alamo Drafthouse. "Shazam!" Cereal Party. 10 a.m. Saturday, Mueller.


BookPeople. Events: Story Pirates present “Digging Up Danger!” 2 p.m. Sunday. Matthew Gray-Gubler reads "Rumble Buttercup." 7 p.m. Thursday. Laurie Halse Anderson reads "Shout" in conversation with Wendy Davis. 6 p.m. Friday, Central Presbyterian Church.10:30 a.m. storytimes Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturday storytimes: "Family Forever." Saturday.


Just for Teens: Science & Math Tutoring. 2 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.

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

Songwriting with Ricardo Parra. 5:30 Monday, Southeast Branch.

Cultural Fun for Families. 2 p.m. Monday, Howson Branch. 2 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch.

Pajama Storytime. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Park Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch.

Art Smart Storytime: Rain. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch. 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Southeast Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Milwood Branch. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Science Fun! Weather. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Twin Oaks Branch. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John Branch.

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

Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek.

Lego Lab. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Southeast Branch. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.

Music and Movement. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

Literature Live Presents: "Tiger Woman." 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Branch. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Creative Arts Society: Meet the Artist. 7 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Friday Matinee: "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies." 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee: "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.