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Play as a family this weekend in Austin, June 8-10

Nicole Villalpando

This weekend, families have a lot of chances to play together, from building with blocks to playing with bubbles.

Here are some of the family events happening in Austin:


Bricks and Blocks Bonanza. We know you love to build things, and the Thinkery lets you do that at various stations with Legos and Duplos as well as Jenga and more. All ages. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $13-$15. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Science Mill. Solar Art. Make art using the sun. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Animals at the Austin Public Library.Visit  with a Park Ranger, 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.

That’s My Face, Youth and Young Adult Film Series. “A Strike and An Uprising (In Texas),” 6:30 p.m. Friday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Teen Videogame Free Play. 2 p.m. Fridays, Central Library.

Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Hampton Branch.


The Little Mermaid.  8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley.


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.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. “Trolls,” 10 a.m. Friday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline.  “The Neverending Story,” 10:30 a.m. Friday, Mueller.10:25 a.m. Friday, 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter.  “The Lego Movie,” 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane.


Bubblepalooza. Who doesn’t love bubbles? This free event is all about making bubbles, plus there’s live music. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Bullock Museum. Workshop: Rodeo Leather Craft. Try it out for yourself. Noon, Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Contemporary Austin. Families Create:  For the Birds. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. 11. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers  for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Saturday Each month has a theme, and every week there are special performances. In June, it’s all about what’s Under the Sea. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Book People events. Stephanie Garber reads “Legendary,” 6 p.m. Saturday.  10:30 a.m. story times:  Ramadan, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times.  “Incredibles 2: Sweet Dreams, Jack-Jack,” Saturday.

The Austin Humane Society Summer Kids Series!  Teddy Bear Surgery, 1 p.m. Saturday. Free, but you must register,, 512-646-7387. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

Crowe’s Nest Farm, 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Crafternoon.  11 a.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.


Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Sunday, Saturday. $6. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.


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

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.  Family Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Entangled. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road.