Skip, rock out and more family fun this week in Austin, Sept. 16-22
Third Annual Austin Skipathon. Skip around Mueller Lake Park while helping Foster Angels of Central Texas. $25 per person, $10 kids ages 4-10, free for children younger than 3. 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Mueller Lake Park Browning Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. austinskipathon.com
Wizard World Austin. Meet the stars of TV and movies as they talk about their roles in comic book-inspired movies or sci-fi. 4-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $39.95. Kids 10 and younger are admitted free with paid adult. wizardworld.com
KUTX Rock the Park. The show “Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child” curates this monthly free show. Hear Mobley and Groundwork Music Orchestra. 6:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 28 rain date). Mueller Lake Park. kutx.org
Kidz Bop Live! You’ve heard them coming from your child’s room and in your car in the carpool lane. Now you can hear them live. 7 p.m. Friday. $30.25-$50.25. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. hebcenter.com
Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch.Wander through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Saturday-Nov. 4. Free, but pay for each activity and pumpkins, or get a $10 wristband for everything. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. therobinsonfamilyfarm.com
Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Open Saturday-Nov. 4. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ?Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com
Smithsonian Museum Day. Explore one of the participating Austin museums by printing out a free ticket for Saturday. Some of the museums participating include South Austin Museum of Popular Culture, Neill-Cochran House Museum, Texas Military Forces Museum and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Find the museums by searching for your ZIP code at smithsonian.com/museumday.
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids age birth to 3 learn about Color this month., 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Art Start: Nature as Our Canvas workshop. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Wednesdays. $20 per class. Namaste & Play: Get Into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays. $20 per class. Slime Time workshop for ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Spark Shop Sewn Circuits for ages 4 and older. Learn to sew with conductive thread and circuits. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Free. Parents’ Night Out, 5:30-10 p.m. Sept. 28. Kids must be 4 or older and potty-trained. $45 first child, $25 each additional sibling. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.thinkeryaustin.org
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Free. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
“Tortoise and Hare” at Zach Theatre. The Aesop fable becomes a musical for ages 5 and older. 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. $18-$24. Kleburg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org
Movies in the Park: “Hook.” The Austin Park Foundation’s family-friendly movie series at various local parks continues with Robin Williams’ live-action version of the Peter Pan tale. Food truck Mmmpanadas will be on-site, and you can bring dogs, picnics and lawn chairs. 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Road. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.
Alamo Drafthouse. PBS Kids at the Alamo: “Odd Squad.” 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline and Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com
Flix Jr. Flix offers $2 children’s movies. “Annie Sing Along.” 11 a.m. Saturday. 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock. flixbrewhouse.com
Texas Book Festival Books and Breakfast. Celebrate the Texas Book Festival and hear Cate Berry read “Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime!” at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. 25 percent of all breakfast sales will go to the fest. Hat Creek Burger Company, 5902 Bee Cave Road, West Lake Hills. texasbookfestival.org
BookPeople events.Ngozi Ukazu reads “Check, Please!” 2 p.m. Sept. 23. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble events. 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations: “Princess Saves the World.”
At the library
Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Yarborough Branch. With Roo the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Pajama Storytime. 6 p.m. Monday, University Hills Branch. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. 3 p.m. Monday, Southeast Branch. North Village Branch. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Carver Branch.
Thursday Night Teen Writers Room. 6 p.m. Thursday, Central Library.
Music & Movement. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.
Lego Lab. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Yarborough Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.
Literature Live, “Tales from Graves.” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Milwood Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursday Manchaca Branch.
Crafternoon. 3 p.m Wednesday, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.
NBTween Graphic Novel Club. “Tumble & Blue.” 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch. “The Blackthorn Key.” Thursday, Spicewood Springs.
Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
Animanga Club. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Southeast Branch.
Platform Nine and Teen Quarters: Teen “Harry Potter” Meetup. 2 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.
College Planning Workshop: College Admissions 101. 6 p.m. Monday, Central Library.
Teen Book Club “Shadowshaper.” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.
BluePrint 3-D Printing and Design Bootcamp. 3 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.
Perler Bead Saturdays. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.