Forecast for this weekend: A ton of family fun, beautiful days ahead, May 5-7

A T. rex skull is part of “The Genesis Exhibit” at the Texas Museum of Science & Technology. The museum is celebrating its second birthday on Friday. Nicole Villalpando/American-Statesman


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.

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

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars, plus this week, celebrate the two-year anniversary of the museum with cake and 50 percent off tickets. 8 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.

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

BookPeople. Elizabeth Wein “The Pearl Thief.” 7 p.m. Friday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Art Workshops: Shaping Spaces. 4 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch.

Screenwriting Class. 4 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.

“Star Wars: Revenge of the Fifth.” 6 p.m. Friday, Windsor Park Branch.

It’s the last weekend for “JJ’s Arcade. Mario Hernández (Mario Mario Ramírez) and José Joaquín Hernández (Alessandro Sánchez) find common ground over a love of Plinko. Kirk Tuck


“Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show.” Mondo Gallery presents this show through Saturday. Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St.

“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 and Sunday. $13-$15. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.


Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about spring all month long. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

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

Toybrary Austin. Galaxy on a Canvas art class. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. $10. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101.

The Big Baby Bash & Family Jam. Find information on everything from prenatal to preschool. Test out the latest baby gear and network with parents. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Northwest Hills Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive.

CelebrASIA Austin Asian Pacific American Food & Heritage Festival. See cultural performances, taste different foods and enjoy kids activities.This year it’s the year of the mango with mango-themed foods and activities. Free, food for purchase. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre. See 30 rescued pets put on a show with juggler Gregory Popovich. 7 p.m. Saturday. $20-$33. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.

Hill Country Science Mill. Girl Scout Day. Learning labs and badge earning possibilities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

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

2 O’Clock Tunes: Lion Heights. 2 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Saturday Family Movie: “Sing,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch.

BookPeople. Caroline Leech and Jennifer Park. “Wait for Me” and “The Shadows We Know by Heart.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Story time: I Love Mom, 11:30 Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times 11 a.m. at all locations: “Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel,” Saturday.


Thinkery. Decoding DNA. For 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Family programs at Zilker Botanical Garden include fairy landscaping. Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden


Faerie month at Zilker Botanical Garden: Faerie Landscape Workshop. Learn how to make a garden suitable for a fairy. $5, plus $25 kit. 9 a.m. or noon Sunday. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.

Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday: Family. Special family programs throughout the museum. 10 a.m. Sunday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Neill-Cochran House Museum. History Lab: Printed Text and Images. Learn basic printing techniques. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Neill-Cochran House, 2310 San Gabriel St.

BookPeople events. Michael Fry: “How to Be a Supervillain.” 7 p.m. Sunday.

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Book Store.






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