What are you doing with the family this hot weekend? July 21-23
The heat is on. Keep that in mind as you are heading out this weekend for some family fun. Expect to see very little (probably no) rain and temperatures in the 100, 101 range. It will feel much hotter because that’s how we roll in Austin in July.
Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org.
Hey Lollies Present: “Iris Saves the Land of Black and White.” 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.
Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.
Blanton Museum. It’s the last week of these family event. Deeper Dives. Ages 8-12. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday. See the museum and make art. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org.
Thinkery. Parent’s Night Out. You go to the Alamo to see a movie, your child stays at the Thinkery to play. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. $45 for first child, $25 each additional child. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp. Movies for $1-3 donation. “Iron Giant.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Slaughter Lane. “Muppets from Space.” 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Mueller. “Trolls.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. “SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Village. drafthouse.com.
Woodland Faerie Trail. See fairy houses on this trail. Through July 30. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.
“The Wizard of Oz.” Zilker Summer Musical returns with adventure on the yellow brick road. 8:15 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Free, but donations welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org.
Kids Helping Kids Hope Pack Drive. Carrying Hope, a local nonprofit that provides new items to children entering the foster care system, hosts this event with snow cones from Kona Ice, a family workout from Stroller Strides, face painting, balloon animals, games and more. Each person who creates and drops off a Hope Pack backpack filled with items kids in foster care need will receive a free family pass to the Thinkery (while supplies last) and be entered into a raffle. Go to carryinghope.com to see what to donate. Free. 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Browning Hangar at the Mueller Development. carryinghope.com.
Keep Austin Playing. Free activities including rock climbing, human foosball, bike rodeo and more. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/parks.
Humane Society kids programs. Teddy Bear Surgery. 3 p.m. Saturday. Register at austinhumanesociety.org. Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.
Deep Eddy Splash Party Movie Nights. “Finding Dory.” 8 p.m. Saturday. Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Ave. Regular pool fees apply.
Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch.
Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.
Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Daddy & Me Drum Classes. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $10. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101. toybraryaustin.com.
BookPeople events. Jason Gallaher: “Whobert, Whover, Owl Detective.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Story time. “We ? Dinosaurs.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.
Barnes & Noble Events: Saturday story times 11 a.m. at all locations: “What Do You Do With a Problem?” Saturday.
Saturday Family Movie: “The Secret Life of Pets.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.
That’s So Fandom: Ultimate Showdown. 1 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.
Hill Country Science Mill. Shark Week begins on Sunday. Special showings of Great White Shark 3-D 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Wednesday-Saturday next week. Dig for shark teeth at the Fossil Dig, separate fact from fiction with shark week factoids and more. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org.
Elephant and Piggie Party. 3 p.m. Sunday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. A different section of the symphony plays each week. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 27. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.
Wildflower Center. Lady Bird Day. Free admission and special activity. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Thinkery. Sensory-friendly Hours. 8-10 a.m. Sunday, $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org.
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