Weekenders: January 23 & 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tree Talk Winter Walk - 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Celebrate Texas trees in the Arboretum while learning about trees for your yard, ideal trees for wildlife, and tree care. We will have a wide selection of native trees and shrubs for sale, and there will be guided walks and talks by experts and lots of family-friendly activities including shelter building with tree branches, a marshmallow roast and bonfire, storytime,  swinging in the Cathedral of Oaks and a tree scavenger hunt. Admission: The Wildlfower Center will charge regular admission prices for Tree Talk Winter Walk. Get in free by becoming a member today! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

Michael’s Kid’s Club : Craft Stick Snowman – 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.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be Storytime – 11 a.m., From brave and bold to creative and clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids. Activities to follow. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village in Round Rock and the Arboretum.

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.

A Very Knightly Storytime – 11:30 a.m., Would you like to be a knight? Quests, jousting, cool suits of armor? Come learn what knighthood is all about! We’ll be reading Mustache! and other tales of great feats! Perfect for every knight, prince, princess, or dragon! FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Life-Sized Candyland (Cedar Park) – 2-4 p.m., Come and play a life-sized version of the beloved game Candy Land! Families will navigate through this colorful world together and meet Princess Lolly, King Kandy, Lord Licorice, Gloppy the Chocolate Monster and other characters along the way. Sweet treats will be distributed as families race to the finish. Registration is required. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park.

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.

Los Reyes Magos Celebran Octavitas – 2-5 p.m., Puerto Ricans are joyful people because our holidays last a LONG TIME! Los Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) are coming to Austin to celebrate Octavitas with us! Come sing aguinaldos one last time and enjoy PRFDance performances! Bring the kids, the Reyes always bring gifts! Los Reyes will be giving a Texas Boricua Community Award to someone who is making a significant contribution in the Texas Boricua community. Who is it this year? It’s a SECRET! FREE! Donations welcome. Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

AdvertisementPBS Kids at Alamo Drafthouse: Nature Cat  – 10 a.m., The Alamo Drafthouse and our local PBS station are teaming up for a family screening of PBS KIDS’ latest show, along with themed activities and giveaways.  We will enjoy three episodes from the new show on the big screen (including a sneak peak at two brand new episodes).  This is an all-ages show with Baby Day rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark. Cost: $1-3 donation. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N. US Hwy 183.

Brunch and Music at Cherrywood Coffeehouse – 10-11:30 a.m., Kids enjoy a FREE show with Staci Gray! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 381/2 Street.

Tomás and the Library Lady –  11 a.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.

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.

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.

You may also be interested in attending the 18th Annual Austin Family Magazine Summer Camp Fair on Saturday.

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And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a family four pack of tickets to see Pippi Longstocking at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater, making its return to the stage in February. Enter here.

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