This post is sponsored by ZACH Theatre’s The Three Little Pigs, showing weekends through April 25, 2015.
Happening All Weekend
The Three Little Pigs at ZACH Theatre- Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Take three little piglets, their devoted single-parent mom, and a misunderstood Big Bad Wolf, and you’ve got the perfect “Great Big Little Broadway Show” for audiences ages 3 and up. Filled with humor, this endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter! Tickets: $15 youth, $20 adults. ZACH Theatre, Kleberg Stage, 1510 Toomey Road.
Music at The Domain- Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss Music on the Lawn in Domain II each weekend! Music on the Lawn will be located on the new lawn, near iPic Theaters. Here’s the schedule: Friday – April 3, 6pm – 9pm: Darrell Goldman. Saturday – April 4, 2pm – 5pm: Liz Morphis, 6pm – 9pm: Jon Blondell and Sunday – April 5, 2pm – 5pm: Hot Texas Swing Band. FREE! The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace.
Jack and the Beanstalk- Saturday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. with Easter egg hunts after both shows! After selling the family car on Craigslist in exchange for magic beans, Jack ascends to new heights as he tries to make things right. Does this story sound a little bit familiar? It’s The Scottish Rite’s new twist on a classic, Jack and the Beanstalk. Live music, puppets, and lots of action make this the perfect show for young kids. At Scottish Rite Theater, kids can get the best seats in the house—on the big carpet close to the action! Open seating for all. Tickets available online and at the door one hour before showtime. Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Under the Big Red Box: Circus Family Night- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Circus science is coming to the Thinkery! Did you know some magic tricks involve simple math? Do you have the hand-eye coordination to be a juggler? How does regular sugar get turned into delicious, fluffy cotton candy? Discover the answers to these questions and explore the mysteries and wonders of the circus. Price: $15 Adult/Child, $13 Member Adult/Child, Free: Children under 2 years. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Wimberley Market Days- 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wimberley hosts the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second-largest in the state with over 475 booths of everything you can’t live without. Come stroll the tree-shaded paths, listen to live music and shop to your heart’s content. FREE Admission!
Home Depot Kids Workshop- 9:00am- Noon. Bring your kids to this FREE How-To Workshop for kids ages 5-12 years old where they will build a Chalkboard Planter Stand! All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin. All participating Home Depot Locations.
Spring Hoedown- The day kicks off the party with the first Annual 5K Garden Gallop, as well as a ½-mile Kids’ Fun Run. Race tickets ($40) include admission to the Hoedown, a buffet plate, and a JBG Garden Gallop T-shirt. A farm-to-table buffet catered by Ironwood Icehouse, as well as live music and dancing, local beer, veggie options for non-meat eaters, ice cream for dessert, and dance lessons for those needing a little brush-up before hitting the dance floor. will be a part of the day with plenty of activities for the kids! Tickets: Garden Gallop $40, Meal Ticket $15 and kid’s plate is $5. Johnson’s Backyard Garden, 4008 River Road, Cedar Creek.
7th Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour- 10 a.m. Begin the day with a stop by Coop Tour Headquarters, at Sunshine Community Gardens in a cooperative arrangement with Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Tour Headquarters opens at 8:15 am, with tour tickets going on sale at 9 am. We’ll have a getting started with chickens class, free educational booths, and chickens, of course! Coops viewing around town will be available 10 am – 4 pm. 1 ticket per person, children 12 and under are free!
Hancock Hop-a-Palooza 2015-10 a.m. noon. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors and join the fun at this year’s Community Easter Egg Hunt. Activities include: Egg Hunts, Face Painting, Crafts, Carnival Games, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Don’t forget to bring your basket and camera! FREE food, great prizes. Pre-K Egg Hunt: 10:30am and K-5th Egg Hunt: 11:30am. FREE! Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st Street.
Montopolis Recreation Center Easter Celebration- 10 a.m. The Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:15 am. Please bring your own basket or bag. There will also be face painting, arts and crafts, games and information booths. Don’t miss out on your chance to win the Golden Egg prize! Over 25 baskets filled with goodies will be given out! FREE! Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive.
Nature Play Hour- 10-11 a.m. Come explore the Family Garden at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with a guided activity. This program is informal and led by experienced Nature Play Guides. Activities are inquiry based to allow the visitor to guide their own learning. New activity each week. While there, take the opportunity to snap some bluebonnet photos! Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $4 kids ages 5-17 and free for under 4. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Texas Veg Fest- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local and national sponsors and vendors, educational lectures, cooking demonstrations, community outreach, a featured nonprofit, youth activities, fantastic food, craft beer, and live music are just a few of the activities Texas VegFest offers for everyone to enjoy! FREE! Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia.
Literature LIVE! Presents Chicken Big- Noon. Bawk! It’s an elephant! It’s an umbrella! No, it’s a…chicken?! See how the chickens in this coop make room for a giant new friend in Literature LIVE!’s less-than-traditional puppet show production of Austin author Keith Graves’ wonderful book, Chicken Big! This show is recommended for ages 4 and up. Sunshine Community Gardens, 4814 Sunshine Drive.
Do512 Family Night- 5 p.m. Do512 Family Night features photos with the Easter Bunny, Half-Off Kids Meals, Strange Land Beer Specials & More! Hat Creek Burger Company, 5902 Bee Cave Road.
The Magikhana Show- 5 p.m. Come out to the French Legation Museum for a magical evening under the oaks. The Magikhana Show mixes magic and comedy that will keep audiences guessing. This family-friendly program features renowned juggler, magician, mime, and comedian, Arsene Dupin along with the Magical Mystical Michael, Mama Lou, Owl Morrison and Peter the Adequate. Tickets: $5. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic dinners. Concessions will be available. The French Legation, 802 San Marcos Street.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Woombikes at Kids Activity Day at Mueller Farmers’ Market- 10 a.m. Join the Ghisallo Foundation as we ride along the Mueller Hike and Bike Trail. We will feature shorter and longer routes for varying age levels; instructors and volunteers will assist along the ride. Parents and adults are more than welcome, and are encouraged, to ride along with the group. WOOM Bikes and helmets are available for children of ages 1.5 to 13 years old. Woombikes will be performing bike safety checks and basic maintenance to insure kids’ bikes are safe and ready to roll during the Market. There will be a cooler of water available for participants and lots of food and drink options available within the Farmers’ Market. FREE! Mueller Farmer’s Market, 4500 Mueller Blvd.
Easter Sunday Brunch and Egg Hunt- 10am – 2pm brunch. The giant, gourmet buffet is sure to please adults, and there will be items just for kiddos, too. The little ones can enjoy an Easter Egg hunt and face painting by Twistin’ Art from 11am – 2pm. Java Jazz will provide the live soundtrack to a beautiful Sunday also from 11am – 2pm! Cost: $19.95Adults/$9.95Kids. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Highway 290 West.
Easter Egg Hunt at Topgolf- 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. with brunch at 2 p.m. Hunt for Easter eggs and take pictures of your kids with the Easter Bunny. FREE for children 12 and under. Topgolf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing.
Spring Festival Eggstravaganza at In.gredients- Starting at noon. Come spend your Easter Sunday with us and some of our favorite furry friends! Featuring Argus Cidery Tepache Mimosas for the adults, an eco egg hunt w/ organic candy for the kids, and live harp for everyone! Schedule: 12:30 pm: Easter Egg Hunt! This will be broken up into younger kids (0-7) and older kids (8-13). Adult assistance for the younger ones is more than welcome. Please be on time so you don’t miss out on the fun! 2-4pm: Tiny Tails to You Austin’s Traveling Petting Zoo, 2-3pm: Live Harp by Linnae Joy Kraemer, 12-4pm: Paint Your Own Planter Pot (while supplies last). FREE! In.gredients, 2610 Manor Road.
Family Day at Umlauf- Noon- 4 p.m. Enjoy an entire day of fun Easter activities. Make a basket, decorate eggs. Refreshments by Juice Austin. There will be sculptures, stories, music, Easter Egg Hunts & more! Family Days offer special, hands-on programs designed for families with children, four to ten years old. Families have the opportunity to explore the UMLAUF while engaging in creative activities. Listen to stories, do yoga in the garden, watch sculpture demos, enjoy live music and more. FREE! UMLAUF Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road.
Easter Egg Hunt at Pioneer Farms- Easter Sunday history gets a 21st century do-over at what is billed as Austin’s biggest Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages. Hunts start at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., with advance starting times for the little ones at 1 and 2 p.m. Bring your brightly-colored Easter basket and come join the fun. In addition to the candy-filled eggs, there are bunnies to be petted (the real variety) and others to be purchased (the toy variety). Plus admission gets you into the museum for the day, so you can see all the farm animals and historical exhibits at our 1800s Texas sites. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Groups of 20 or more get in for $5 each. Plan to bring the family out for the afternoon for Austin’s most unique and family friendly Easter Egg-stravaganza. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive.