Plan your weekend with the family with our calendar, Aug. 11-13

 

It’s going to be a hot weekend, with temperatures hovering around 100 and only a 10 percent chance of rain. Find something fun to do with the kids, including many science activities as we get ready for the eclipse Aug. 21.

Friday

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

Toybrary Austin. Africa Safari with Elizabeth Kahura. $10. 10:30 a.m. Friday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

 

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

LBJ Presidential Library Summer Storytime. Austin Fire Department Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr will read a story followed by a visit from Austin Fire Department firefighters and a fire truck. 10 a.m. Friday. LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, 2313 Red River St. lbjlibrary.org

Andrew Cannata, Hannah Roberts and Jordan Barron perform in “The Wizard of Oz,” the 59th annual Zilker summer musical presented by Zilker Theater Productions. (TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Friday-Saturday

“A Shoe Story: A Brand New Musical.” Summer Stock Austin presents this family theater show based on “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” It’s written by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown and directed by Allen Robertson. 11 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets $17 and up.The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

“The Wizard of Oz.” Zilker Summer Musical returns with adventure on the yellow brick road. 8:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free, but donations welcome. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org.

Friday-Sunday

Alamo Kids Club. $1-$3 children’s movies, which support a local nonprofit. The Secret Life of Pets.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. “Song of the Sea.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Slaughter Lane. “Speed Racer.” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Mueller.

In ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down when his owner brings home a mutt named Duke.

Saturday

BookPeople events. Chandler Baker reads “This is Not the End.” 6 p.m. Saturday. Story times: Get Your Giggles. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations:“Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody.” Saturday.

ACT vs. SAT —What’s Right for Me? 10 a.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.

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

 

Last year Bryan Mondragon, 7, yells for his mother and siblings to wait up as he packs his new backpack with more school supplies during the Austin Independent School District’s Back to School Bash 2015 held at the Palmer Events Center. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

AISD Back to School Bash. Get free backpacks and supplies, medical screenings and vaccinations with shot record. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. Buses leave from Guerrero Thompson and Summitt elementary schools; Bedichek, Martin, Mendez and Covington middle schools; and Lanier and Reagan high schools. austinisd.org/bash

Bastrop Back to School Bash. Receive free school supplies and more.8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bastrop ISD Memorial Stadium in Cedar Creek. bisdtx.org

Back to School performance. Domain Northside is hosting Sol Scoundrel and the Bass. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. domainnorthside.com.

Toybrary Austin. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Summer Free Film Series: “Where the Wild Things Are.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Super Science Saturdays. 1 p.m. Saturday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Austin Ice Cream Festival. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. $15. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. austinicecreamfestival.com.

Dr. Katie Luke, chief veterinarian for the Humane Society, assists Nathaniel Morales, 4, with Scooby Doo, who has two hurt feet. Ralph Barrera/AMERICAN STATESMAN 2011.

Austin Humane Society kids event.  Teddy Bear Surgery. 1 p.m. Saturday. Register at austinhumanesociety.org. Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

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

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Have an animal adventure. For infant to 3. Learn about the sea all month long. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Ice Painting. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Saturday and Sunday

Austin Summer Musical for Children: “Jungle Book.” 9:15 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, , 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Boyd Vance Theater at George Washington Carver Museum. 1165 Angelina St.

Hideout Kids Presents “Once Upon a Whaa?!” 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 27. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. $12-$8. scottishritetheater.org

Thinkery.  Printmaking Galore. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 a.m. or 3:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Austin Summer Musical for Children: “Jungle Book.” 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Boyd Vance Theater at George Washington Carver Museum. 1165 Angelina St.

Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden with her family where she prayed with a bronze statue of a nun. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sunday

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Family Day. 10-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org

“The Parent Trap.” See the original. 1 p.m. Sunday. $11. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 27. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

 

 

 

Austin Ukestra, ukulele group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.