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.
HONK!TX - Free Festival of Community Street Bands is celebrating its fifth year and you’re invited! Enjoy three days of free brass and percussion music and more in the streets and parks of South Congress, Hyde Park, and East Austin on March 27, 28, and 29. The event is FREE! For times and locations, check website.
Zilker Garden Festival- Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For over 50 years, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone including a flower show, live music, kid’s corner, shoping and food/ drinks available for purchase. Admission: $8 Adults (age 13+), $4 Children (age 4-12), Under age 4 Free, Parking $5. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.
Jack and the Beanstalk- Saturday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, noon. 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, March 27, 2015
Movies in the Park: Box Trolls (Cedar Park)- 8 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food concession will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Please no glass containers. FREE! Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.
Native American Campfire Stories – 8:00-9:00 p.m. Join a ranger for Native American tales told around a campfire. We will tell tales of the trickster Coyote, learn how Bat came to be, and discover why we have winter instead of eternal summer. Chairs, marshmallows, and roasting sticks are recommended! Event is free with admission to the park: Adults (13 & up) $6. Kids (13 & under) free. McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Play For All Egg Hunt (Round Rock)- Begins at 9 a.m. This family-centered, special needs egg hunt event will focus on active participation for children with various disabilities or limitations. Special needs children and their siblings can participate in the hunt. The event is FREE but pre-registration is encouraged. Online registration details can be found here: www.RoundRockRecreation.com. Play for All Abilities Park, 151 North A.W. Grimes Blvd., Round Rock.
Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event- 9 a.m. – noon. Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Take away a fishing fun pack and enter the drawing for door prizes. Equipment and bait provided or bring your own. No license necessary. Adults must accompany children. Bring sun protection and water. Event is free with admission to the park: Adults (13 & up) $6. Kids (13 & under) free. McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway.
Search for the Lost Egg- 11 a.m. Enjoy our annual egg hunt, festival activities, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Everything is FREE, and intended for children ages 1-12. Crafts begin at 11am, Easter Egg hunt begins at 1pm. Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road.
Eggstravaganza at Rosewood Neighborhood Park- 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free food, games, and fun including music, prizes, egg hunts, resource booths, and raffle drawings. All ages welcome. FREE! Rosewood Neighborhood Park, 2300 Rosewood Avenue.
FUMC Egg Hunt and Picnic- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your cameras, blankets, Easter baskets, and a picnic lunch! Barbeque and hot dogs will be available for sale with all proceeds supporting First UMC’s Eurasia Mission Team. This event is open to the public, so you may bring your friends and non-perishable food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. FREE! Capitol Grounds, 12th and Colorado.
Click Clack Moo- Noon. Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing?’ Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a ‘tech-free zone.’ He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use the computer to type messages requesting blankets. ‘No blankets!’ replies Farmer Brown. So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets = no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously ‘mooooo-ving’ musical by TheatreworksUSA about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Tickets start at $9. One World Theater, 7701 Bee Caves Road.
Pflugerville’s Annual Spring Fling- noon – 3 p.m. It’s a birthday party — 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Pflugerville Recreation Center. The Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the day with a single focus on city recreation programs and activities, including outdoor fun. Activities include free petting zoo and pony rides, gymnastics fun, city equipment displays on site for photo taking and more! FREE! Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville.
Kidgits Hop Into Spring at Lakeline Mall (Cedar Park)- Noon – 2 p.m. Spring is here and the Easter Bunny is back! Join us for our annual springtime celebration with bunny ears, and egg-related fun! The Noerr Easter Bunny will also be available for photos for a small fee. Cost: Kidgit annual fee of $5 per child. Lakeline Mall, Dillard’s Women’s Court, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park.
Spring Eggstravaganza- 1-3 p.m. Brought to you by Austin Summer Musical, kids of all ages will enjoy an egg hunt, story time (children keep a book provided compliments of Half Price Books), Dance taught by a choreographer, Sugar cookie and hard-boiled egg decoration, games, face Painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! No cost for accompanying adults. $10 for children which is used to put on free shows in the summer. 8600 Balcones Club Drive.
Planet Music: Austin Samba- 6-9 p.m. As part of the 2015 Planet Music series, Austin Samba presents “O Circo Místico” (“The Mystic Circus”): a springtime extravaganza featuring colorfully costumed dancers, giant puppets, jugglers, balloons, aerialists and acrobats gyrating to the pulsing rhythms of 50 samba drummers. Free samba dance lessons before the show and a family dance party after the performance. FREE and family friendly! Bring a picnic and settle in early. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Road.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Mad Hatter Tea Party- Noon – 2 p.m. Don’t be late for a very important date! Alice will be there along with a balloon twister, lots of Easter candy and a pop-up shop from The Chocolate Makers Studio. Come dressed in your most creative hat for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. Refreshments and light bites will be served. RSVP: Christine@thecandyjartx.com. FREE! The Candy Jar, Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair- 1-5 p.m. This FREE event helps you find great healthy products and ways to introduce your kids to healthy eating! Booths with local artisans, games, tasting, cooking demonstrations, planting a garden and so much more! French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street.
Spring Egg-Stravaganza (Cedar Park)- 2 p.m. Bring your basket to hunt for over 79,000 pieces of candy, prizes and goodies. Take your photo with the bunny until 2:45 pm (bring your own camera). Enjoy jumping in the inflatable and train rides. There will also be face painting for a fee. The egg hunt is for ages 12 and under. FREE! Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.
Literature Live! Presents: Chicken Big- 2 p.m. 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. FREE! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.