The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, January 29-31, 2010

Harlem Globetrotters- Get ready to laugh, play, and be amazed by Big Easy, Flight, Time, Hot shot, and more when the legendary Harlem Globetrotters bring their 2010 World Tour to Austin on January 29! Their completely unique brand of exciting family fun is sure to create enduring memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Friday, 7:00pm. Ticket prices begin at $15. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River.

Footloose- “Footloose” is a story about peaceful life in the small town of Beaumont until a young city boy, Ren, from Chicago arrives breaking every taboo. Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy. The music includes many of the original hits of the ‘80s that made the film so popular, including the title song “Footloose”, “Let’s Hear It For the Boy”, “Holding on for a Hero”, and “I’m Free” among others. Special guest actor Tyler Jones returning to his alma mater to star in the role of the Reverend Shaw Moore. Friday, Saturday (7:30pm) and Sunday (2:00pm). Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Dr.

Family Yoga with Cindy- Enjoy a FREE (with purchase from cafe) yoga session for the entire family! Saturday, 10:00-11:00am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Ave.

Cats vs. Dogs- Are you a dog person or a cat person? Celebrate generations of cat and dog books with activities, games, trivia, and a little friendly competition. Feel free to dress up! Saturday, 2:00pm. FREE!! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Party- Recommended for ages 5 and up.  Join us for games, trivia, Reader’s Theater, and more…all in celebration of Percy Jackson and the Olympians! Saturday, 2:00pm. FREE!! Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Dr.

Flipnotics Kid’s Show- Enjoy a FREE performance by Laura Freeman and the Hey Lollies! Saturday, 10:00am. Flipnotics, 1601Barton Springs Rd.

BookKids Storytime- Presenting one of the finest puppet show performances in the history of the world! Don’t miss all the jokes and the jolly good humour. Saturday, 11:30am. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Reggae 4 Haiti Benefit- Help raise money to be donated to the Red Cross while listening to reggae with DJ Jah Ray, Root Dimension, Herbie Augustine and Frenzei, Irie Jane and more. Family friendly, silent auction. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. Saturday, 2:00- 8:00pm. Ruta Maya Coffee, 3601 S. Congress Ave.Advertisement
Book Box Storytime- Each Saturday, a guest will sing songs, read stories and then wrap it all up with a fun arts & craft project! FREE!! Saturday at Noon. Beth’s Book Box, 15803 Windermere Dr., Pflugerville.

Austin Family Magazine’s 12th Annual Camp Fair- Austin Family Camp Fair assists parents in choosing the right spring and summer camps for their kids. There are all types of camps represented to include day camps as well as overnight camps. There will be entertainment, and it is lots of fun. FREE!! Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

Air Fair- You can’t see it. You can’t always feel it, but air is at work all around us. Come experiment with the powers and properties of moving air in feature exhibit Air Fair. You’ll find over 13 hands-on activities that will blow you away! $4.50- $6.50 admission, 1 year old and under are free. The new exhibit opens Saturday and runs through May 22, 2010. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Ave.

Crafts for Kids- Brings the kids, ages 3 and up, to make an It’s My House Key Holder! FREE!! Saturday between 11:00am- 3:00pm. Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail.

Identification Day- Bring your fossils or other intriguing objects for identification by TNSC scientists — fossils, bones, rocks and archeological materials (arrowheads, points, scrapers). FREE!! Sunday, 1:00- 5:00pm. Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity Street.

Science Sunday- St. Edward’s University Academy of Science will be on-hand this Sunday from 3:00- 5:00pm. Admission, $4.50- $6.50 (free from 4:00- 5:00pm!!). Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Ave.

Sunday Morning Kid’s Show- Kids have fun with drumming, song and rhythm with Steve Marcum of the Austin Samba School and the Oliver Rajamani Ensemble. Bring instruments. Some are provided. FREE!! Sunday, 10:30am. Ruta Maya Coffee Shop, 3601 S. Congress Avenue.

Storytime at the Library- Enjoy a FREE storytime. Sunday, 1:00pm. Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Catherine Prystup
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Catherine Prystup founded out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.

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