Cold, rainy weather is forecast for this weekend in Austin, Texas. Please be sure to check the event status before heading out to make sure it is not canceled as we do not update this list throughout the weekend. Stay warm!
Happening All Weekend
Opening Weekend of Three Little Pigs at ZACH Theatre– Friday, at 6:30 p.m. (Fry’s Fun Farm will be hosting a Petting Zoo and cookie reception at this show included with ticket!), 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.
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote– Saturday, 11 a.m. and Sunday, 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 27, 2015
People’s Gallery Opening Reception – 6-9:00 p.m. Celebrate Austin’s creative talents in this exhibition featuring artworks by over 100 artists and special exhibits from United Way for Greater Austin, AISD Creative Learning Initiative students, and Art in Public Places. There will be a special musical performance by One Ounce Opera and the Ginger Armadillo food truck will be parked on site offering food for purchase. Family friendly and FREE! Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin.
Interactive Storytelling Night (Round Rock) – 6:30 p.m. Children ages 3 and up are invited to bring 3-5 small, interesting objects: a figure of a character or animal, a finger puppet, toys, marbles, doll house items – any interesting trinkets will work. They will all be put in a basket and Ms. Andrea will help the kids create a fairy tale. It’s anyone’s guess as to where these stories will go. Wear your jammies and bring a pillow and blanket. FREE but RSVP is required here. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N IH 35, Ste 375, Round Rock.
Live Music at Central Market North – 6:30-9:00 p.m. Rosie & The Ramblers play sweet Honky-Tonk tunes. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Live Music at Central Market Westgate – 6:30-9:00 p.m. Old-timey swing with The Show & Tellers. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Head for the Hill’s: Free Music Fridays – 7-9:00 p.m. Hill’s Cafe is excited to announce the return of a live, local music series to the historic Hill’s stage. This week, Rusty Razors perform. A special backyard menu will be available for purchase. Family-friendly and FREE! Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S Congress Ave, Austin.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Family Rock Climbing at Camacho Activity Center– 9 a.m. to noon. This will truly be an unforgettable family adventure as you climb up one of Austin’s hidden gems. All equipment and instruction provided. Required. cost: $4 (City of Austin resident) / $5 (non-resident). Lorraine “Grandma” Camacho Activity Center, 35 Robert Martinez Jr. Street.
Texas Independence Day Parade – 9:30 a.m. The parade begins at Congress Avenue Bridge and goes up Congress Avenue toward the Capitol. Congress Avenue, Austin.
Outdoor Kids 2015 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Outdoor Kids encourages children and families to be outside and physically active, enjoy the experience of nature, feel the sun on their backs, dirt in their hands, and to realize that adventures can be found right outside their front doors. Bring your children to enjoy the experience of nature, to feel the sun on their backs, dirt in their hands, and discover the adventures they can find right outside their front doors. Free rock climbing, archery and outdoor activities! El Ranchito camping tent tour and summer camp registration! Nature opportunities and outdoor Zumba! Reptiles, books for kids, prizes and more! FREE! El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, 7000 Woodhue Dr, Austin.
Star Wars Fire Safety Show (Round Rock)– 10 a.m. The Force is strong with the Fire Department‘s Star Wars Fire Safety program. Enjoy your favorite Star Wars characters as they lead you through fire safety tips in this fun show for elementary students and their families. Our regular Family Storytime programming resumes next week. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock.
Big Top Pee Wee – 11 a.m. Children age 3 and up and their families are invited to attend a free Alamo Kid’s Club screening of Big Top Pee Wee (1988). Toy Joy will be on hand with free toys and games! This screening is absolutely FREE, but tickets are distributed at the Box Office on a first come, first served basis. Arrive early to ensure you get seats. No children under the age of 3 will be allowed in the theater and families with loud children will be asked to leave. This movie is rated PG. Showtimes are subject to change, so be sure to check the Alamo Drafthouse website to verify details before heading out. Alamo South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd., Austin.
Georgetown Airport Class Car and Vintage Plane Show (Georgetown) – 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event will have a unique blend of classic cars and vintage planes. Approximately 300 classic cars and several vintage planes will be there. The Devil Dog Squadron will be offering rides on the B-25 and helicopter rides will be available as well. Forty trophies will be presented to the Classic Car Exhibitors. The event will be benefiting www.HelpOurWounded.org and is supported by Longhorn Jet Center, Devil Dog Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Freddy’s Steakburgers, English Color and many more. Spectator time is 11:30 to 3:00 and is FREE, but donations are welcomed. Georgetown Municipal Airport, 100 Terminal Dr, Georgetown.
Code Chica Workshop– 12-2 p.m. Code Chica is back with a focus on video game design and development. The whole family is welcome. FREE admission! Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road.
Recycled Reads 6 Year Anniversary Celebration– 12-6 p.m. Join us for this family friendly event with live music, craft demonstrations, shopping and some surprises. FREE! Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Road.
Kidgits Book Blast (Cedar Park) – 12-2 p.m. With guest readers, crafts, activities and a special visit from Arendelle royalty-you definitely won’t want to miss it! FREE with $5 annual Kidgits membership (which can be paid at the mall). Please bring a book for the book drive. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park.
UMLAUF Family Day – 12-4 p.m. Be a stand-out at ABC Zilker Kite Festival by creating a one of kind kite at Family Day! The day includes yoga @ 12:30 PM, story time @ 1 PM, Music by Armstrong Community Music School @ 2:30 PM, and sculpture safaris all day long. FREE admission. Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin.
2ND Street Soundcheck – 1-8 p.m. The 2ND Street District and Austin Monthly invite Austinites to attend the fourth annual 2ND Street Soundcheck on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 1-8 p.m. This FREE all-day music and street festival will feature 12 bands on two main stages including new headliner, Austin-based indie favorite Ben Kweller. In addition to 12 bands on two stages throughout the day, music fans will also have access to the 10 in-store performances powered by Fender Audio: THE FENDER PASSPORT VENUE. These showcases will take place at five downtown stores and restaurants and are free and open to the public. 2nd Street District, (2nd Street between Colorado & San Antonio Streets), Austin.
African American Community Heritage Festival – 1-5 p.m. With a purposeful objective to raise scholarship funds for Huston-Tillotson University, Texas’ oldest Historical Black College, AACHF offers a family-friendly extravaganza filled with games and vendors; providing a Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, safety demonstrations, arts & crafts, home décor, books, clothing, jewelry, storytelling, health, vision and dental screenings and insurance outreach coupled with dance, giveaway prizes and a live entertainment mix to satisfy varying musical tastes. FREE! Huston Tillotson University, 900 East Chicon Street, Austin.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
WOOM Bikes Demo Day and Youth Bike Rides – 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join WoombikesUSA and the The Ghisallo Foundation on a group ride along the Mueller Hike and Bike Trail. Shorter and longer routes will be available 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 ages 1.5 to 13 years old. FREE! Rides start from Browning Hanger (2007 Mueller Central Drive) at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 1:15. Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4500 Mueller Blvd., Austin.
Zilker Kite Festival – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Rain date is March 8.) One of Austin’s most beloved outdoor activities is the annual Kite Festival, which takes place at Zilker Park. FREE! Barton Springs Road will be closed from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Get driving and parking info here. Zilker Park, Austin.
Landmarks Public Art Tour – 11 a.m. Venture down the rabbit hole with Landmarks on a docent-led tour of public art on campus. Explore the nonsensical and the curious, and ponder some of the unanswerable questions surrounding contemporary works of art. The tour will conclude at the Harry Ransom Center where the exhibition Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be on view with a docent-led tour at noon. Rain or shine. FREE! Meet at 11 a.m. at Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Figure on a Trunk in front of Bass Concert Hall near 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive, Austin.
Free First Sundays: Texas Independence Day at the Bullock Museum – 12-5 p.m. Celebrate Texas’s storied past and exciting future through performances, live music, hands-on activities, food, and a Texas-sized attempt to set a world record! Discover more about famous Texas personalities as costumed interpreters stroll through the crowd telling stories, debunking myths and posing for photos. Come dressed like a Texas Hero and help set a World Record! FREE! Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin.
Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live– Doors open at 1 p.m., show starts at 2 p.m., Into the Wild Live! is inspired by the television show, Into the Wild, which takes viewers on excursions around the world through the eyes of America’s most beloved animal adventurer and his family. More than just a collection of animal escapades, Into the Wild provides insight into the protection and conservation of some of our planet’s most precious and endangered species. Into the Wild is unscripted and action packed – it takes you on a raucous ride, leaving you with a renewed appreciation for all creatures, great and small. LiveMom readers get 10% off tickets with code: ANIMAL. Ticket giveaway here. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.
Community Art Sundays at the Center for Creative Action – 1-4 p.m. Enjoy active workshops, interactive art experiences and performances by professional artists that celebrate community through dance, music, food, gardening, parades and inventing. The theme for March’s event is food, and Creative Action is partnering with the Sustainable Food Center to offer activities for all ages including gardening, still life drawing and family recipes to celebrate the history and culture of our food. Oh, and there will be tastings and treats, too! FREE! Center for Creative Action, 2921 E. 17th St. Bldg B (located at the MLK Jr. Light Rail Station), Austin.
Sunday-Fundays: Wildflower Paper – 1-4 p.m. Every first Sunday of the month the Neill-Cochran House Museum will be open to the public. Each Sunday will include an activity highlighting a theme that embodies both the history of Texas and the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Walk-through tours of the house will also be available. FREE! 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin.