Looking ahead: Family events in April

 

I’ve spent the day putting together my list of family events for April. Have an event I’ve missed? Email me at nvillalpando@statesman.com. Find my March events here.

Theatre

"Peter Rabbit Tales" will be at the Paramount Theatre on April 3.

“Peter Rabbit Tales” will be at the Paramount Theatre on April 3.

“Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.” Thing 1 and 2 and a mischevious cat cause all kinds of problems. $10. 10 a.m. April 2, 9. Georgetown Palace, 810 S. Austin Ave. www.georgetownpalace.com

“Peter Rabbit Tales.” On the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, this production shares some of her best stories. $16. 2 p.m. April 3. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

“James & the Giant Peach.” The Roald Dahl book comes to life in musical form. 11 a.m. April 2, 9. 2 p.m. April 2, 3, 9; and 4:30 p.m. April 10. $29 adults, $26 children. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

“The Town Musicians of Mumbai.” Scottish Rite Theatre collaborates with Sacred Cowgirls Indian Swing Band with a Bollywood adaptation of a known tale. $8-$12. 11 a.m. April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 1 p.m. April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1. Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

“Jamie Doesn’t Want to Take a Bath.” For children ages 2-4, see what happens when Jamie refuses to bathe. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 9:30 and 11 a.m. March 31, April 2, 6-9. pollyannatheatrecompany.org

“Alice in Wonderland.” See Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and more as they move throughout the Zach Theatre property. 6:30 p.m. Fridays through April 15; 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 15, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 15. 11 a.m. May 1 is a sign-interpreted performance. $23 adults, $18 children. Whisenhunt stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

“Where the Wild Things Are.” Growl with Max as he sets off on an adventure in this Maurice Sendak book. $17-$22. 11 a.m. April 13-14, 4 p.m. April 13-17, 7 p.m. April 15, 10 a.m. April 16 and 1 p.m. April 16-17. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

IMG_1118“Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend.” Chamki is far from home, but the Sesame Street friends find ways to help her out. $15-$70. 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 8; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. April 9; and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. April 10. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. texasboxoffice.com

Museums

Thinkery Workshops and events: Discovering DNA, for ages 8 and older. 10:30 a.m. April 2 and 2:30 p.m. April 3. $29 one adult and child. Early Learners Workshop: Let’s Experiment, for ages 2-3. 10:45 a.m. April 2 and April 4; for ages 1-2, 9:45 a.m. April 2 and April 4; $29 one adult and child. Spark Club: Radical Radio, for ages 8 and up. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April, $72. Family Night: Second Annual Bricks & Blocks Bonanza. Learn science through Legos. 6:30 p.m. April 8, $15. 3-D Printing Part 1, for ages 8 and up. 10:30 a.m. April 9 and 2:30 p.m. April 10; $34 one child and adult. Dairy Discoveries, for ages 4-7. 10:30 a.m. April 16 and 2:30 p.m. April 17. $29 one adult and child. Paper Lanterns, for ages 4-7. 10:30 a.m. April 23, and 2:30 p.m. April 24. $29 one adult and child.  The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. TthinkeryAaustin.org

Bullock Museum. Free First Sunday: Our Global Kitchen. Explore this new exhibit as well has enjoy hands-on activities. Noon-5 p.m. April 3. Living History Days. See the museum come to life. 10 a.m. April 7. Science Thursday. Explore science exhibits. 10 a.m. April 14. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Double Vision: Teens Create. Be inspired by “Myopia” by Mark Mothersbaugh and create your own inkblot art, take mutant portraits, make a postcard and sing karaoke an dplay games. 6-9 p.m. April 2. Contemporary Austin Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.

Enjoy the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Enjoy the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Families Create! Flags and Forts. Make your own flag and help the Contemporary austin create a giant fort. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. contemporaryaustin.org

Umlauf Sculpture Garden Family Day. Enjoy free activities including art making, stories, yoga and more. Noon-4 p.m. April 10. Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org

Events

Fishing with a Ranger. Learn the basics of fishing. 6-7 p.m. Fridays in April, and Saturdays in April, attend a Night Sky Party, 8-10 p.m. Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West, Burnet. tpwd.texas.gov

Zilker Garden Fest. Many family activities at this fest. $10 adults, $4 children, younger than 4 free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2-3. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2200 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org

BizGlam Workshop with Glamtrepreneur. Learn how to be lead a business at this workshop for girls third-sixth grades. $60. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. April 3. Austin Jewish Academy, 7300 Hart Lane. Register on Glamptrepreneur’s Facebook page.

Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event. 9 a.m.-noon April 9. McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin. tpwd.texas.gov

glamtrepreneurGirlstart Starry Nights. Learn about the moon in a miniplanetarium. 5:30 p.m. April 7. 1400 W. Anderson Lane. Ggirlstart.org.

Friend or Foe Insect Walk. Find out what lives in the Wildflower Center Gardens with an entomologists. 9-11 a.m. April 10. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Girls in Stem Conference. For girls fourth-eighth grades. Explore many hands-on workshops with Girl Start. $35, includes lunch and a T-shirt. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 16, Travis High School, 1211 E. Oltorf St. girlstart.org

KidzBop Kids in concert. Yes, the CD-series has a concert tour. 6 p.m. April 23. $25-60. The Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. ACL-Live.com

Afternoon in the Garden: Faeries, Pollinators and their Flowers. Explore Zilker Botanical Garden with family activities, including planting flowers that attract fairies and pollinators. Free with admission. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. April 24. 2200 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org

Books

BookPeople events: Ally Condie reads “Summerlost.” 7 p.m. April 4. Kathi Appelt and Janet Fox read “Maybe a Fox” and “The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle.” 2 p.m. April 24. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble story times. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “I Wish You had More,” April 2; “Let’s Play,” April 9; “Don’t Touch This Book!” April 16; “Where’s the Party,” April 23; and “Night at the Stadium,” April 30. Other story times: “How to Put your Parents to bed,” 11 a.m. April 6, Lakeline; “Puddle Pug,” 11 a.m. April 13, Lakeline; “We are in a Book,” 11 a.m. April 20, Lakeline; “Strickly No Elephants,” 11 a.m. April 27, Lakeline; “When Spring Comes,” 7 p.m. April 1, Round Rock; “The Fintastic Fishsitter,” 11 a.m. April 5, Round Rock; “Little Cloud,” 7 p.m. April 8, Round Rock; “Ella and Penguin Stick Together,” 11 a.m. April 12, Round Rock; “No, No Gnome!” 7 p.m. April 15, Round Rock; “Fitz and the Beautiful Horses,” 11 a.m. April 19, Round Rock; “Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale,” 7 p.m. April 22, Round Rock; “There’s a Giraffe in my Soup,” 11 a.m. April 26, Round Rock; and “Ah-Choo!” 7 p.m. April 29, Round Rock. Lego workshop. 2 p.m. April 24, Sunset Valley.

Library

Crafternoon. 4 p.m. April 1, Spicewood Springs Branch; 3:30 p.m. April 5, Terrazas Branch; 3:30 p.m. April 12, Howson Branch; 4 p.m. April 14, Twin Oaks Branch; 3:30 p.m. April 19, Terrazas Branch; 3:30 p.m. April 25, Manchaca Road Branch; and 4 p.m. April 28, Cepeda Branch.

Music in the Park. 2 p.m. April 3, Austin History Center.

Felt Friends World Tour. Make a pocket ninja. 5 p.m. April 5, Manchaca Road Branch.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” screening. 6:30 p.m. April 5, North Village Branch; and 6:30 p.m. April 26, North Village Branch.

Art Smart. 6:30 p.m. April 5, April 12,  April 19, April 26, Willie Mae Kirk Branch; and 1 p.m. April 23, Willie Mae Kirk Branch;

Literature Live Presents: “The Selfish Gardner.” 3:30 p.m. April 7, Carver Branch; 9:30 a.m. April 12, Whole Foods Market at the Domain; 6:30 p.m. April 26, Willie Mae Kirk Branch; and 3:30 p.m. April 27, Old Quarry Branch;

“Día Science and Literacy Day.” Ballet Folklorico and activities, plus a free book. 1 p.m. April 9, Ruiz Branch.

Family Movie Night: “The Peanuts Movie,” 6:30 p.m. April 12, Twin Oaks Branch.

Art Lab for Littles. 11 a.m. April 14, Terrazas Branch.

Book Circle: Legos and Duplos. 3:30 p.m. April 14, Yarborough Branch; Straws and Connectors, 3:30 p.m. April 21, Yarborough Branch.

Maker Mania: Día de los Niños. 3:30 p.m. April 14, Faulk Central Library.

Día de los Niños. 4 p.m. April 14, Little Walnut Creek Branch; and 10 a.m. April 22, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. With a Cinco de Mayo celebration, 11 a.m. April 30, Dove Springs Recreation Center.

Family Movie Matinee. “Hotel Transylvania.” 4 p.m. April 19, Cepeda Branch.

Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. April 28, Hampton Branch.

Elizabeth Kanura: Sounds of Africa. 10:15 a.m. April 29, Pleasant Hill Branch.