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Plan your rainy weekend with these family events, Oct. 20-22

Nicole Villalpando
nvillalpando@statesman.com

Brace for it. It’s going to rain this weekend, with an 80 percent chance on Friday and Sunday and a 50 percent change on Saturday. We know you want to head out to the pumpkin patches around Central Texas. Plan wisely, bring your rain gear, and hope that the weather forecasters get this one wrong. The good news: It won’t be hot.

Friday

Thinkery. Little Thinkers Club.  Get Into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays through Friday. $20.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.  thinkeryaustin.org

Literature Live Presents: “Strega Nona.” 2:15 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.

Friday-Saturday

Boo at the Zoo. Dress up and enjoy the zoo with Halloween-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $17.50. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail.  austinzoo.org

Friday-Sunday

Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 8. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ?Marble Falls.  sweetberryfarm.com

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Farm Fun. Explore a corn maze, hay bale maze and a crazy maze, plus go on a hay ride, visit animals and get a mini pumpkin to decorate. Big pumpkins to purchase. $7. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin.  elginchristmastreefarm.com

Saturday

Baby Bloomers. Learn about fall on the farm. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.  thinkeryaustin.org

Monarch Appreciation Day. Activities including crafts that are all about the butterfly. Free with admission. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.  austintexas.gov

Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays.  Peppa Pig visits. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.  toybraryaustin.com

“Goosebumps” with introduction by R.L. Stine. 4 p.m. Saturday, Mueller Alamo Drafthouse.  drafthouse.com

“Shopkins Live! Shop It Up.” Your favorite toys come to life on the stage. $29.50-$59.50. 2 p.m. Saturday. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive.  thelongcenter.org

BookPeople Story times:Paramount Theatre Pinkalicious, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.  bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble  11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “Good Day, Good Night,” Saturday.

Saturday-Sunday

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Go through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29. Free, but pay for activities and pumpkins. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple.  therobinsonfamilyfarm.com

Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin picking. 10 a.m.-8 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 5. $14, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop.  bartonhillfarms.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Hunt. Go hunting pumpkins, launch pumpkins, train ride, maze, mini golf, fishing pond pony rides and bounce house. $2.50 for each activity. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays in October. 242 Monkey Road.  evergreen-farms.com

Fall Family Fun Days. Enjoy raptor shows, snake shows, sheep shearing, corn shucking, apple cider making, live music, and lots of local vendors selling everything from fresh organic produce, eggs, honey, jam, and bread and more. $9-$3. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays in October. Crowe’s Nest Farm, 10300 Taylor Lane.  crowesnestfarm.org

Whisks and Wizards. Make Halloween-themed food. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.  thinkeryaustin.org

“Rosita y Conchita.” ee this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. Sunday and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.  scottishritetheater.org

Emily Ann Theatre presents “Thumbelina.” See this classic children’s tale on stage. $8-$10. 10 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley.

Ballet Austin’s “Not Afraid of the Dark.” See glowing ballet in the dark. $15. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Ballet Austin Studio Theater, 501 W. Third St.  balletaustin.org

Sunday

Sensory Friendly Hours. Play from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, then head to the Alamo Drafthouse at Mueller for a sensory friendly screening of “Trolls” at 10:30 a.m. Made possible for free by Variety, but reserve your theater seat with a $5 voucher for food and drink. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.  thinkeryaustin.orgdrafthouse.com

BookPeople events.  Events: Will Kostakis and Adi Alsaid read and sign “The Sidekicks” and “North of Happy.” 6 p.m. Sunday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd.  bookpeople.com