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.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.