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Keep cool, but have fun, at these Austin family events this weekend, June 15-17

Nicole Villalpando

You can help keep other people cool while listening to cool kids’ music this weekend. See a mermaid, a fairy or “Incredibles 2.”

Here are some of the events we found. You can find more events at


Fans from Fans concert. Family Eldercare’s fan drive is underway. Hear Staci Gray and Big Don in a kids’ music concert, while eating pancakes, seeing a fire truck and more kid fun. 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. $20 suggested donation. Threadgill’s World Headquarters, 301 W. Riverside Drive.

Blanton Museum. Deeper Dives for ages 8-10, 10 a.m. Friday;  Free Diving for ages 11-14, 1 p.m. Friday. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Toybrary Austin events. Mermaid Party. 10:30 a.m. Friday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.

Crowe’s Nest Farm, 2 p.m. Friday, Terrazas Branch.

Lego Lab. 2 p.m. Friday, University Hills Branch.


The Little Mermaid.  8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $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. Reserve your spot online at and at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.

Young Shakespeare “Hamlet.” See the famous play in a replica of an Elizabethan theater. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. $11-$18. The Curtain Theater, 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive.


Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Saturday. $8-$12. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

World Refugee Day, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers  for children younger than 3. Learn about the sea this month. 9 a.m. Saturdays. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Science Mill. Cyanotype Making. Use the sun and water to dye fabric. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Toybrary. Father’s Day Event. Fix-it Clinic. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.

BookPeople story time. Father’s Day, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. This week’s theme:  Father’s

Alamo Drafthouse“Incredibles 2” Family Party, 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane.


Greater Austin Comic Con. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $24-$49. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.

Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $12-$8.  “Too Many Stories!” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $6. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

Thinkery. Instant Ice Cream workshop, for ages 4 and older. 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.

Paramount Summer Movie Classics.  “The Princess Bride” 1 p.m. Sunday. $6-$12. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.