Wiener dogs or dragons? This weekend, you can see either one race
20th Annual Wiener Dog Races. Obviously the highlight of the Buda Lions Country Fair is the sight of many dachshund dogs running as fast as their little legs will carry them in multiple races, but the two-day event will also have a barbecue cook-off, arts and crafts booths, a petting zoo, a fish pond and live music. There will be a pet parade to kick off Saturday’s festivities. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29-30. $5; kids 12 and younger free. Buda City Park, 204 San Antonio St., Buda. budalions.com.
Dragon Boat Festival. See the dragon boats race in this 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition. The family-friendly event also offers music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and special activities for children on Saturday. Sunday includes the Dumpling Festival and Competition. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29-30. Free. Festival Beach, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. asianamericancc.com.
Austin Bookstore Crawl 2017. Austin has more than 15 bookstores — have you visited them all? Independent Bookstore Day is your opportunity to explore at least a few of them. Plan your own self-directed bookstore crawl: Visit three or more stores, from BookPeople to Malvern Books, and complete a task at each one, posting a photo on social media using the #atxbookstorecrawl hashtag, for the chance to win a prize. 9 a.m. April 29. Free. Various locations. atxbookstorecrawl.com.
David Sedaris. In partnership with the Long Center, the Paramount Theatre is bringing one of its favorite artists back to the Austin stage. His sardonic wit and incisive social critiques will be on full display with a live reading of his selected humorous works. He has become one of America’s most notable humor writers, with 10 million copies of his books in print in more than 25 languages, but Sedaris also has a special flair for live storytelling that fans of his work won’t want to miss. 8 p.m. May 1. $25-$59. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
Shakespeare in the Park. Austin Shakespeare’s free production is a rollicking and rambunctious fresh look at “The Comedy of Errors,” a fast-paced tale of mistaken identities in which two sets of twins are reunited in a surprising turn of events. The production runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through May 28; preview performance 8 p.m. May 3. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive. austinshakespeare.org.
“Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play!” The Mo Willems story comes to the stage. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 29, 2 p.m. April 30. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org
“Jungle Book Jangal Ki Kahani.” Enjoy the original “Jungle Book” Bollywood style. $8-$12. 11 a.m. April 29-30. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.
Texas Museum of Science & TechnologyStar Party. Look at the stars. 8 p.m. Friday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org
Y at the Park: Family Play Day. Join the YMCA for activities. Free. 10 a.m. Saturday. Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd. austinymca.org.
Next week in Austin360: We trace the evolution of hip-hop and dance music festival Jmblya, set to go down at Circuit of the Americas on May 6, from an under-attended concert at the Austin Music Hall to a nationally-recognized blowout bash headlined by the hottest names in hip-hop.