A hot weekend ahead: Plan your family fun, April 28-30

Hill Country Science Mill opens its Fossil Dig site on Sunday.
Hill Country Science Mill.

Brace yourself. It’s going to be a hot weekend with temperatures in the 90s Friday and Saturday, before cooling off after late night showers on Saturday. Sunday will be beautiful with highs in the upper 70s.

Plan your family fun accordingly. Here’s what’s on our calendar:

Friday

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

Thinkery.  Tinkering Tots: Mini Music Makers! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through May 26. $20 a class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 8 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

José Joaquín Hernández (Alessandro Sánchez) and Oscar Torres (Ben Bazán) do a special handshake over a new game in “JJ’s Arcade.” Saturday is sign-language interpreted and scensory friendly. Kirk Tuck

Friday-Saturday

“JJ’s Arcade.” Zach Theater and Teatro Vivo present this play about a boy who builds an arcade out of leftover cardboard. For ages 7 and up. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday with sign-language-interpretion and sensory-friendly performance. $13-$15. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. zachtheatre.org

“Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show.” Mondo Gallery presents this show. Opening reception, 3-10 p.m. Friday. “Mondo Clubhouse” Kids Party, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St. MondoTees.com.

Baby Bloomers this week at the Thinkery will focus on the sky. Tamir Kalifa for American-Statesman

Saturday

Contemporary Austin. Young Artists Portfolio Celebration. See what young artists are doing. 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study the the sky. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

BookPeople story timeFeminist Baby giveaway story time, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times at all locations: “The Wonderful Things You will Be,” Saturday.

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

Saturday Family Movie “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Made with Code. 1 p.m. Saturday, Terrazas Branch.

Open Mic Night. 1 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.

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

Samsung Semiconductor and Travis County Sheriff’s Office boats make their way through the water at the 2014 Dragon Boat Festival and Races. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Saturday and Sunday

Dragon Boat Festival. See the dragon boats race in this 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Festival Beach, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. asianamericancc.com.

“Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Play!” The Mo Willems story comes to the stage. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 11 a.m. Saturday. $16-$21. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

“Jungle Book Jangal Ki Kahani.” Enjoy the original “Jungle Book” Bollywood style. $8-$12. 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

Thinkery.  Get Pumped! For ages 4 and up. Learn about the circulatory system. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Sunday

Hill Country Science Mill. Fossil Day. The Science Mill opens its fossil dig site and welcomes two giant African Spurred Tortoises. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Pecan Street Brass. 4 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

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