Bees, chemistry and more to explore this beautiful weekend, May 4-6
The rain is coming… but it will go away in time for Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy these Austin family events.
Science Mill. Fun with Chemistry. University of Texas Women in Natural Sciences group sponsors hands-on activities. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Kindnesspalooza. Hear music from The Mrs., Madison McWilliams, SaulPaul, Big Don and Courtney Santana, plus experience a photo booth, magic mirror and more. Free. Benefits the Kindness Campaign, anti-bullying program. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Galleria, by the splash pad. tkckindness.org.
Williamson Museum. Pioneer Days at Old Settlers’ Park in Round Rock. Learn how to churn butter, make corn husk dolls and dip candles. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. williamsonmuseum.org
Neill-Cochran House Museum. Get the Job Done: Simple Machines. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Neill-Cochran House Museum. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org
Lemonade Day. Set up your own lemonade stand Saturday. lemonadeday.org/austin
Maker Faire Austin. See artists and scientists and crafters make things and make some things with them. $12-$42. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. austin.makerfaire.com
Sustainable Food Center: Family Friendly Beehive Tour. Take this special class just for kids. 1 p.m. Saturday. Sustainable Food Center, 2921 E. 17th St. $40 with adult. sustainablefoodcenter.org
Wildflower Center. Movies in the Wild: “The Lorax.” See the movie outside. 6 p.m. Friday. $12, Free for children 4 and younger. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Zach Theatre presents “Goodnight Moon.” The classic children’s book comes to the stage. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 27. $18-$24. Kleberg Stage, 1421 Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org
Alamo Drafthouse. PBS Kids at the Alamo: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” 10:25 a.m. Saturday and 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com
BookPeople events: Michael Fry: “How to Be a Supervillain: Born to Be Good.” 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Toybrary Austin. Mother’s Day professional photo session. 10:30 a.m. Friday. $7 (free for members). Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Toybrary Austin. Daddy & Me Playdate: Make Mommy a Gift. $12. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
BookPeople 10:30 a.m. story time: We Love Austin Authors, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturdays, story times at all locations: “Llama Llama Loves to Read.”
May the Fourth Be With You. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.
Saturday Family Movie: “Ferdinand.” 1 p.m. Saturday, St. John Branch.
2 O’Clock Tunes: Rollfast Ramblers. 2 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Revenge of the 5th: “The Last Jedi.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.
Ricardo Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter. 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.