Let’s go fly a kite and family fun this weekend, March 3-5

Marc Alcedo shows his daugthers, Avery, 4, left, and Cameron, 6, right, the fine points of kite flying at annual Zilker Park Kite Festival in 2010. Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Marc Alcedo shows his daugthers, Avery, 4, left, and Cameron, 6, right, the fine points of kite flying at annual Zilker Park Kite Festival in 2010. Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

There’s so much going on this weekend, we almost don’t know what to do first. Start with the Cowboy Breakfast, hit Explore UT, see the Kite Festival… oh, but what about the Thinkery, BookPeople, It’s My Park Day, Zach Theatre? Make your choices and know there’s no way to get it all in.

Friday

Cowboy BreakfastKick off Rodeo Austin with free breakfast chuckwagon style. 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

Thinkery. Tinkering Tots: Build the City! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through March 31. $20 a class.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Friday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Friday, Milwood Branch Austin Public Library. 

Sonia Clemente, 10 of Wooden elementary learns how to search for gold during the Explore UT on the campus of University Of Texas on Saturday, mar. 5, 2016. Many student from around Texas attended the event where they had the opportunity to experience science, art history and many more. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sonia Clemente, 10 of Wooden elementary learns how to search for gold during the Explore UT on the campus of University of Texas in 2016. Many student from around Texas attended the event where they had the opportunity to experience science, art history and many more. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Saturday

Explore UT. Enjoy different events throughout the University of Texas Campus, including fossil identifying, making clouds in a bottle, architecture out of spaghetti, playing with Shakespeare, popsicle stick catapults, balloon rocket racers, testing paper airplanes, fun with optics, mock law school class, computer science roadshow, learn Danish in 40 minutes, and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 

This is Happening Without Your Permission. Women’s History Month event with Riot Grrrl. Workshops on podcasting, zine-making, and songwriting workshop from Girls Rock Austin. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch of the Austin Public Library.

It’s My Park Day. Volunteer as a family to clean up a park. Saturday.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study the garden this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Art Workshops: Shaping Spaces, Student Exhibition. Noon, Saturday. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org

Wildflower Center. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

BookPeople events. PJ Hoover reads “Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World,” 2 p.m. Saturday.  Dr. Seuss story time, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times 11 p.m. at all locations: “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site,” (with sign language interpretation at Sunset Valley) Saturday.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.

David Peña as Gerald the Elephant and Amanda Clifton as Piggie in the 2017 production of "Elephant And Piggie: We Are In A Play!" at ZachTheatre. Photo by Kirk Tuck

David Peña as Gerald the Elephant and Amanda Clifton as Piggie in the 2017 production of “Elephant And Piggie: We Are In A Play!” at ZachTheatre. Photo by Kirk Tuck

Saturday-Sunday

“Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play!” The Mo Willems story comes to the stage. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 30 (except March 11). 11 a.m. Saturdays April 15, 22, 29. Sensory-friendly and sign-language interpreted 2 p.m. March 4. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

“Tales of Tenali.” Enjoy this Indian street music theater performance from Stage Sanchaar. $10-$6. 1 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Thinkery.  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Egg Planters and Truffula Trees. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

The Bullock Texas State History Museum on Monday, November 18, 2013. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is free on Sunday. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sunday

ABC Kite Festival. Fly a kite as well as make one. New this year, kids zone with face painting, kite making, hair braiding and more sponsored by St. David’s Children’s Hospital and MossFest Children’s Concert from Texas Mutual with bands like Hey Lolly and Trout Fishing in America. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Rain date March 12). Zilker Park. Parking is available at the state garage at 1604 Colorado St., and at the Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones Road. Shuttles will bring you to the park for $5 for people 12 and older. 

Bullock Museum.  H-E-B Free First Sunday: Texas Heritage. See what your Texas roots say about you with special hands-on programs. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Neill-Cochran House Museum. Sunday Funday: The Lightbulb and the Electric Motor. Learn how these technologies were revolutionary. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Neill-Cochran House, 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org

BookPeople events. Yvette Grove reads “Lily’s Deliciously Different Day,” 2 p.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com