Happening All Weekend:
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote- Saturday, February 7 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, February 8 at 2 p.m. Pancho Rabbit meets danger at every stage of his journey to find his missing Papá, but the greatest danger of all is his untrustworthy guide. Kids will be inspired and cautioned by this resonant and powerful story. Live music and imaginative scenes fill the Scottish Rite Theater stage. Curricular materials created by master teacher Caroline Sweet are available to teachers. Recommended for K-5th Grade. Tickets: Available online at Brownpapertickets.com and sold at the door. $8 for kids 12 and under, $12 for adults. School day show bookings available. Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St., Austin.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Valentine Tie-Dye Workshop at Art Garage- 3-7 p.m. Create an awesome Heart T-shirt. All the pinks, reds and purples you need to create a perfect Valentine shirt will be available. Instructors will be there to help with new techniques taught each time. Cost: $16 per shirt, includes all materials and instructions. Please call ahead with estimated time of arrival and shirt sizes. The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr, Ste 202, Austin.
Teen Valentine’s Movie (Wells Branch) -5:30 p.m. Teens will watch a screening of the movie If I Stay and do fun heart-themed crafts. Rated PG-13. FREE! Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive, Austin.
Live Music at Central Market North – 6:30-9:00 p.m. Flying Balalaika Brothers play Russian/Texan Gypsy Music. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Texas Wildlife Day- Museum exhibits open 9 am to 5 pm and the activities run from 10 am until 4 pm. Celebrate everything feathered, furred, smooth and scaled at Texas Memorial Museum! FREE admission and FREE family-friendly activities hosted by TMM science educators and members of the Capital Area and Good Water chapters of Texas Master Naturalists. Activities include: Explore Butterfly Metamorphosis, I Toad You We’re Not Frogs!, Identify Skulls and Skins, We Love Bats!, Badger Basics: Texas Tough, Sometimes Gruff!, and Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder. Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity Street.
Kids’ Workshop: Build a Heart Box (RSVP) – 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children ages 5-12 will build a Heart Box at this workshop designed to teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety. All kids go home with their craft, a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a sense of pride and accomplishment. One workshop kit and apron per child, while supplies last. FREE but you must reserve your child’s spot here. Your local Home Depot store.
Michael’s Kids Club: String Art Heart- 10 a.m. – noon. Drop in and take home a completed project. Cost: $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. All participating Michael’s locations.
Bright Horizons at Bee Cave Grand Opening Celebration- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Photo opportunity with the Snow Queen, live music from Mr. Will and Joe McDermott, children’s activities, face painting, raffle prizes, refreshments, and more! This event is FREE and open to the public! Bright Horizons Bee Cave, 14058 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bldg. C, Bee Cave.
FUMP Family Music Festival- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come on out and enjoy live music by The Que Pastas, Hey Lollies, and Lucas Miller. The festival is geared for young children with arts and crafts, activities, concessions, and a silent auction from Austin’s businesses. Cost: $10 per person, under 2 are free. First United Methodist Preschool, 1300 Lavaca Street.
Crafts at Lakeshore Learning – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Kids ages 3 and up are invited to drop in and learn how to make From the Heart Coupons. FREE! Lakeshore Learning, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin.
FriendFest – 1-3:00 p.m. Join Creative Action for a family celebration of friendship featuring interactive fun for kids and adults. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, families can create friendship bracelets, make Valentines, decorate cookies, sample sweet treats, enjoy live music and a friendship parade, plus learn about Creative Action summer camps. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Valentine Doodle Day (Round Rock)- 1-4 p.m. Join us for some fun and creative doodle fun. Doodle a Valentine Scratch Art Heart to give to your special Valentine, create with the Spyro Gyro Pen Set for Artistic Motorized Stylus fun! Receive a free valentine pop – yummy! Free Spin and Squiggle Art Pad with any $22 or more purchase of regular priced merchandise while supplies last. Cost: Admission is one non-perishable food donation per person. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 North IH35, Ste 375, Round Rock.
Kite Making Workshop- 1-3 p.m. Throughout the month of February, the Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of FREE hands-on workshops to teach children how to make and fly their very own kites–which they can enter in the Kite Competition at the Kite Festival on March 1st. Pan Am Recreation Center, 2100 East 3rd Street.
Carver Museum Book Club- 3-4 p.m. Mommy, Daddy, and Me is a parent and children book club led by Yolanda King, mom and local children’s book author. This offering will encourage children in the 1st – 3rd grades to read with their parents and discuss works with others. FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. The George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina Street.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
2nd Annual Hooked on Mueller- 10 a.m. – noon. The 2nd Annual Hooked on Mueller event invites everyone to come to Lake Park and catch one of the 2,000 rainbow trout that will be stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Join us for cooking demonstrations by the Mueller Farmers Market and fun prizes. FREE! Mueller Austin, 4550 Mueller Blvd.
Travisso’s Beyond Big Sales Event (Leander)- Noon. 20,000 pounds of snow for sledding, building snowmen and having a good, old-fashioned snowball fight will kick off three weekends of fun at Travisso. Guests are invited to play until the snow melts and will thaw out with après ski beverages, like hot cocoa and chocolate fondue. FREE! 18088 FM 1431, Leander.
Kid’s Valentine Making Workshop- 12:30- 2 p.m. So many Valentines, so little time! Bring the kids to this fun, hands-on workshop where they’ll create their own Valentines to hand out to friends or family. These Valentines are sure to be the sweetest hit of the party! Cost: $40 per person (includes supplies for 20 Valentines plus nibbles & refreshments for the kids). Registration is required. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.The Candy Jar12700 Hill Country Blvd., Suite T-110.
Ashley’s Playhouse 1st Anniversary Bash- 1-4 p.m. Celebrate Ashley’s Anniversary Bash with tons of FREE family fun. Activities include: 60 Foot Obstacle Course, Velcro Wall, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Raffle Prizes, Food & Drink, Ashley’s Playhouse Tours & more!! Ashley’s Playhouse, 13343 N. Hwy. 183, Suite 200.
Community Art Sunday- 1-4 p.m. Move and groove to the rhythms of the past and celebrate the music of our future. Play in a community drum circle and learn traditional world rhythms, get warm with a dance workshop, discover the music of historical East Austin, share your story about East Austin through Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District‘s Treasured Places, explore music through an early childhood music class, and treat yourself to a unique performance and Q&A with the Peterson Brothers Band – an Austin music treasure. Workshops and activities are family friendly and open to all. FREE! The Center for Creative Action, 2921 E. 17th St. Bldg B (at the MLK Jr. Light Rail Station in East Austin).
Elmo’s Birthday and Valentine’s Day Celebration (Bee Cave) – 1-3:00 p.m. Celebrate Elmo’s Birthday and Valentine’s Day. Elmo will visit from 1-2:00 p.m. and there will be crafts from 1-3:00 p.m. Bring your cameras. FREE! Learning Express of Bee Cave, 12901 Hill Country Blvd, Austin.
Valentine Crafts in the Gallery (Round Rock) – 2-3:30 p.m. Kids, bring your families and make Valentine’s cards at this come-and-go craft session in the library’s gallery area. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.
Free Family Fun at The Art Garage – 2-4:00 p.m. Families can make some adorable Valentine’s Day crafts and enjoy a big sale on Valentine’s pottery. FREE! The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr, Ste 202, Austin.