The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, April 1-3, 2016

Happening All Weekend

HONK!TXFriday, Saturday & Sunday. HONK!TX is a nonprofit, community-driven festival that brings street and brass bands from around the country to perform a wide variety of genres for FREE in the public spaces of Austin. Mobile and unamplified, HONK! bands transform everyday locations into spontaneous stages, dissolving the line between crowd and performers and inviting everyone to celebrate the joys of music and community. Friday, 6-10 pm on South Congress; Saturday, Noon-7 pm at Adams Park; Sunday, Noon-5 pm at Pan Am Park.

The Town Musicians of Mumbai –  Saturday, 11 am & Sunday, 1 pm. The Town Musicians of Mumbai is an original Bollywood-inspired version of Grimms’ belovedBremen Town Musicians. When four loyal beasts become old and discarded, they set out to become famous musicians in the marvelous city of Mumbai. With live music from The Sacred Cowgirls (Austin’s own Bollywood swing band) and original Indian choreography and dance, this show will please one and all ages! Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin.

59th Annual Zilker Garden Festival – Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. This family-friendly event includes shopping for spring plants, children’s activities, garden tours, and more. Walk-up prices: $10 Adults (age 13+), $4 Children (age 4-12), Under age 4, Free, Parking $5. Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Pflugerville Bike RodeoSaturday, from 9 am- 1 pm. Sponsored by the Pflugerville Police Department, the FREE event offers bicycle registration, safety instructions, riding instructions and 8 different challenges, Police, Fire and EMS demonstrations all day, child ID’s, displays by Central Texas Law Enforcement Agencies. Pflugerville High School Parking Lot, 1301 W. Pecan Street, Pflugerville.

Texas Veg FestSaturday, from 11 am – 6 pm. Live music, kid’s activities including face painting, yoga, cooking demos, seed ball making, and more. FREE admission! Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street, Austin.

Austin Humane Society Kitten Shower - 1-3 pm. Spring is upon us, which means that the Austin Humane Society is about to be overflowing with neonatal kittens! To prepare for all of the coming kittens, AHS is hosting a Kitten Shower! Donate items while enjoying light snacks, beverages and goodies for the kids. FREE! Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

AdvertisementShakespeare Idol for Teen Actors - 11:00am – 1:00pm. Austin Shakespeare’s welcomes the public to a free “Shakespeare Idol” – family-friendly celebration where students ages 12-19 perform Shakespeare speeches and scenes with commentary from professional judges. Following the performances, free cake is shared in celebration of William Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday. Long Center’s AT&T Room- 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin.

Mighty Kite Flight (Bee Cave) – Noon – 3pm. Enjoy food vendors and music as you fly your kites in the grassy field! The first 300 attendees will receive a FREE KITE courtesy of Sonesta Bee Cave. Bee Cave Central Park, 13676 Bee Cave Parkway Bee Cave.

Bullock Museum Free First Sunday: Our Global Kitchen – Noon – 5 pm. Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities. At April’s H-E-B Free First Sunday, explore Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, and Culture and discover how and why food has shaped cultures around the world and how getting that food from farm to table affects the planet. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin.

Peter Rabbit Tales – 2-3 pm. In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre, in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings her captivating stories to life. Using fantastic masks, dance, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter comes alive on stage! Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit that we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts. Activities including  bunny photos and an make-your-own rabbit planting pot with seeds will begin at 1 pm. Paramount Theatre, 600 Congress Avenue, Austin.



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