Find the fun for the family in Austin this hot weekend, July 28-30
If the words to “Hot Child in the City” are in appropriately running through your head, don’t worry; there’s a reason for it. It’s going to be 100+ all weekend. Grab some shade, find some indoor events or go early in the day.
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Friday. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.
Blanton Museum. Deeper Dives. Ages 8-12. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org.
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.
Magician John O’Bryant. 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.
Hill Country Science Mill. Shark Week. Special showings of Great White Shark 3-D, 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 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.
Woodland Faerie Trail. See fairy houses on this trail. Through Aug. 6. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.
“A Shoe Story: A Brand New Musical.” Summer Stock Austin presents this family theater show based on “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” It’s written by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown and directed by Allen Robertson. 11 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $17 and up. Summer Stock Austin also has one-day camps that include a performance Aug. 3, 4 and 8. $50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.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.
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp. Movies for $1-3 donation. “Speed Racer.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. “Jumanji.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Slaughter Lane. “The Secret Life of Pets,” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Mueller. “Song of the Sea.” 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Village. drafthouse.com.
Wildflower Center. 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. CToybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101. toybraryaustin.com.
PBS Kids at the Alamo Drafthouse. See “Wild Kratts.” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Lakeline.
BookPeople. Things that Go. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.
Barnes & Noble Events: Saturday story times 11 a.m. at all locations: Celebration in Get Pop-Cultured featuring “Good Morning, Superman!,” “Be a Star, Wonder Woman,” and “Bedtime for Batman.” Saturday.
Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.
Saturday Family Movie: “Storks.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills 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.
Austin Film Society Sunday School. “The Incredible Shrinking Woman.” Austin Film Society presents this Lily Tomlin classic. 1 p.m. Sunday. $9. Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilmsociety.org
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