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Keep cool this hot weekend with these Austin family events, July 20-22

Nicole Villalpando
nvillalpando@statesman.com

I’m not going to lie. This weekend might be unbearable. We’re talking 100+ all three days and not a rain drop in sight. Ick!

Plan your weekend fun with the kids accordingly. (Hint: indoors in the heat of the day, plenty of water, sunscreen and bug spray!)

Here are some fun things to do:

FRIDAY

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.  blantonmuseum.org

Literature Live Presents “King Midas.” 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch.

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

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

“Black Panther,” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

LittleBits Theme Park. 2 p.m. Friday, Howson Branch.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Pollyanna Theatre Company Theater for the Very Young’s “All Aboard.” 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday-Saturday. $6.75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.  thelongcenter.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Zilker Botanical Garden  Woodland Faerie Trail is open now through Aug. 10. The trail is full of homes people have created for the fairies.  Woodland Faerie Trail by Moonlight. 8 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday (last entry at 9:30 p.m.). Nighttime admission, $6 adult non-Austin residents, $4 Austin residents, $2 children and seniors. Cash and check only at the gate. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.  zilkergarden.org

Zilker Summer Musical “All Shook Up.” Zilker Summer Musical returns with the music of Elvis. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free, but donations are welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive.  zilker.org

“Beauty and the Beast” Disney musical at Zach Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25-$150. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.  zachtheatre.org

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club.  “Monsters Vs. Aliens.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline.  “Muppets Take Manhattan.” 10:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Mueller. 10 a.m. Friday, Slaughter Lane.   PBS Kids: “Nature Cat: Summer of Adventure.” 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. “ Special sensory-friendly viewings: “Hotel Transylvania 3.” 11 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline; 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane.  drafthouse.com

SATURDAY

Hey Lolly Music Sing-Along. 10 a.m. Saturday. $3. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.  scottishritetheater.org

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers  for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Saturday. Learn about animal adventures this month. $5.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.   thinkeryaustin.org

Book People events. David Bowles reads “Feathered Searpent, Dark Heart of Sky, Myths of Mexico.” 2 p.m. Saturday.  Kids Book Club with Austin Allies reads “A Long Walk to Water.” 12:30 p.m. Saturday.  10:30 a.m. story time  Super Magic Rainbow, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.  bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble events.  Summer Game Night Series. 7 p.m. Thursday, all locations.  11 a.m. Saturday story times. Hear “ Happy Dreamer” this week, all locations.  barnesandnoble.com

Magician John O’Bryant. 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Arcade Night: An After-Hours Family Event. 6 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Thinkery. Pop and Fizz  chemistry workshop, for ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.   thinkeryaustin.org

Summer Stock Austin’s “The Music Man.” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $26-$33. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.  thelongcenter.org

Robin Hood.”  The children’s version of the classic story. 10 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $8-$10. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley.  emilyann.org

SUNDAY

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

Ashley Herring Blake and Brandy Colbert read “Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World” and “Little & Lion,” 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.  bookpeople.com

Paramount Summer Movie Classics. Show your kids all the great films you or your parents grew up on.  “Annie” 1 p.m. Sunday; $6-$12. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.  austintheatre.org