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Dive into summer this weekend with these family events, June 1-3

Nicole Villalpando

We’re heading into June this weekend with some family fun that will take you inside and outside.

Check our these events:


Día de los Niños Game Day. 2 p.m. Friday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Art Smart Día de Los Niños, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Central Library.

Lego Lab. 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.


Zilker Botanical Garden opens its  Woodland Faerie Trail now through Aug. 10. The trail is full of homes people have created for the fairies. Maybe you’ll see a fairy. Reserve your spot online at and on Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.

The Little Mermaid. 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 1. $10. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley.


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. “How to Train Your Dragon,” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline.  “The Neverending Story,” 10:15 a.m. Friday and Sunday, Slaughter Lane.  “The Lego Movie,” 10:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Mueller.

Characters from “Hotel Transylvania 3” will be out and about this weekend. Friday take your photo 3:30-4 p.m. in front of the  “Hi, How Are You?” wall art on 2100 Guadalupe St. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Amy’s Ice Creams, 3500 Guadalupe St. Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. take photos in front of the “I Love You So Much” mural, 1300 S. Congress Ave.; noon-2 p.m. at Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich St. Suite 120; or 3-4 p.m. at the Zilker Zephyr train in Zilker Park. Sunday, you’ll find them from 9-9:30 a.m. at Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd.; 10-10:30 a.m. in front of the “Greetings from Austin” mural, 1720 S.First St.; 11 a.m.-noon at Big Top Candy, 1706 S. Congress Ave; and 1 to 2 p.m. Amy’s Ice Creams, 12420 Galleria Circle.


RED Arena Round-Up. Family fun and inclusive rodeo play day with a petting zoo, kid games and mini horses. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. r

Ask a Vet. Bring your questions to hear from Thundering Paws veterinarian Lauren Cannon. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley, 5601 Brodie Lane.

Science Mill.  Kids ages 8 and older can learn to turn  Trash to Treasure and make art with artist McKay Otto. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Free, but reserve your spot at Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers  for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Saturday. In June, it’s all about what’s Under the Sea. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

George Washington Carver Museum.  First Saturdays at the Carver Museum. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Toybrary Austin music events. Toybrary Reptile Show. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $12. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.

“Thor Ragnarok,” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Día de los Niños Celebration. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.

Ice Cream Social. 1 p.m. Saturday, Howson Branch.

Book People events. Jennifer Donaldson reads “Lies You Never Told Me,” 6 p.m. Saturday.  10:30 a.m. story times,  Zumbini, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. In June, find “ Oh the Places You Will Go,” Saturday.


Instant Ice Cream workshop, for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.


Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Bullock Museum. Free First Sunday events around the theme Rodeo.  Yippee Yay! The rodeo exhibit comes to life with trick roping. 2 p.m. Sunday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Paramount Summer Movie Classics. Show your kids all the great films you or your parents grew up on.  “The Wizard of Oz,” 1 p.m. Sunday;  “Back to the Future” 3:15 p.m. Sunday.$6-$12. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.