The Weekenders: January 30-31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Free Croissant at all Austin-area la Madeleine locations!

Free Day of Dance – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Over 180 FREE dance classes offered all over the Austin area in Country, Swing, Salsa, Ballroom, Tango and more!

Michael’s Kid’s Club : Love-in-Bloom Valentine  – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. All participating Michael’s locations.

Clear Your Clutter Day – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Celebrate organization in the month of January by clearing your clutter! Open to the public. Drop off one car load of clutter for FREE. Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Road.

Tomás and the Library Lady –  11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Tomás immigrates with his family from Mexico with fears of a new life and a lack of confidence in his language and culture. Then he meets a “library lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and education Tomás Rivera, this inspirational story suggests what reading – and self-respect – can make possible. Tickets: $16 adult, $13 child.  Zach Scott Theatre, Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road.

All the Little Things Storytime – 11:30 a.m., In BookKids, we have a high regard for all things little – be they the tiny humans that come in for storytime or the tiny treasures that make their ways into our pockets.  That’s why today’s storytime is all about little things.  We’ll be reading the classic picture book, George Shrinks, along with other tales so irresistibly small that you’ll want them for your very own. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Lego Skyline and Architecture Build – 2 p.m., , Adults and teenagers (ages 14 and up), join us to help build our new LEGO® Skyline in-store display and enjoy a LEGO Architecture build with Architecture Studio bricks after. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock and Lakeline Crossing, 14010 US Hwy. 183.

Pattern People – 2 and 4 p.m., This play is a theatrical exploration of many of the preliteracy skills needed to success in kindergarten.  It is also a fun-filled 45 minutes when four good friends explore what many different people in their world do to keep things in their community humming along.  But what happens when some of these people break their usual daily pattern of behavior?  Pollyanna’s new production will be best enjoyed by children in grades pre-k thru 2. All ages. Tickets: Start at $12. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Family Party – 10 a.m., Join Po and the gang as we celebrate the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) with KUNG FU PANDA 3.  We’ll have activities and games for the whole clan, including martial arts demostrations and traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.  KUNG FU PANDA 3 is all about family, so bring your brothers, fathers, mothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, cousins, and crazy uncles!  Cost: $13. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Highway 183 Bldg F.
Vietnamese New Year – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Celebrate the Vietnamese New Year with great food, lots of shopping, cultural performances, raffle and more. Admission: $5. Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane.
Jo’s 10th Annual Chili Cook Off – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., It’s that time of the year again! Come join us for our 10th Annual Chili Cook Off benefitting Urban Roots. The chili tasting and dancing start at noon with live music from Jeff Hughes and Chaparral and the The Jo’s House Band. Admissions is FREE! Chili tasting wristbands are $20 and that get you a sample of each chili along with one ticket to vote for your favorite. Winner’s will be announced at 3 PM, so get your vote in early! Jo’s Coffee, 1300 S. Congress Avenue.
Family Game Day (Pflugerville) – 1:30-3:30 p.m., Bring your whole family for an afternoon of board games and video games. We’ll have everything from Settlers of Catan and Apples to Apples to Mario Kart and Just Dance. All ages are welcome. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Pattern People – 2 p.m., This play is a theatrical exploration of many of the preliteracy skills needed to success in kindergarten.  It is also a fun-filled 45 minutes when four good friends explore what many different people in their world do to keep things in their community humming along.  But what happens when some of these people break their usual daily pattern of behavior?  Pollyanna’s new production will be best enjoyed by children in grades pre-k thru 2. All ages. Tickets: Start at $12. Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Flying Theater Machine: Space Academy - 2 p.m., January and February features Space Academy: a science fiction adventure complete with spaceships and weird aliens. Using suggestions from the audience, the future world of Space Academy is created on the spot by Flying Theater Machine’s kid-approved cast of improvisers. Tickets: $5. The Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave.
Tomás and the Library Lady –  2 p.m., Tomás immigrates with his family from Mexico with fears of a new life and a lack of confidence in his language and culture. Then he meets a “library lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and education Tomás Rivera, this inspirational story suggests what reading – and self-respect – can make possible. Tickets: $16 adult, $13 child.  Zach Scott Theatre, Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road.
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