15 things to do with the family this weekend, Nov. 10-12

It should be a beautiful weekend Friday and Saturday with a chance of showers on Sunday.

Pollyanna Theatre Company’s “Chicken Story Time.”

Here are 15 family-friendly events to check out:

  1. Veterans Day Parade. Celebrate veterans while the parade goes down Congress Avenue downtown. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. austinveteransparade.org
  2. Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Action Painting. Learn how to make art by throwing paper pulp. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org
  3. Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild Live!” America’s zookeeper 2 p.m. Sunday. $30-$57. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. See our interview with Jack Hanna. 
  4. ATX Think Bilingual Fair. Learn about programs and resources for bilingual education. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. austin.thinkbilingual.org
  5. Harry Potter Fest. Friday see “Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Chamber of Secrets.” Saturday see “Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Goblet of Fire.” Various prices. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. 12419 Lowden Lane, Manchaca. bluestarlitedrivein.com
  6. Alamo Drafthouse has a double shot of cartoons: PBS Kids “Wild Kratts.” 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lakeline. Cartoon Network Presents “Ben 10: Omni-Tricked.” 10:30 a.m. Saturday,  Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com
  7. Ballet Austin’s Creative Movement free classes. 2:45 p.m. Saturday, ages 18 months to 2; 3:30 p.m. Saturday, age 3; 4:15 p.m. Saturday, ages 4-5. Ballet Austin Studio Theater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org
  8. Storytelling with Ozobots. Make your own costume. For ages 4 and up. $8. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
  9. Pollyanna Theatre Company presents “Chicken Story Time.” Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to story time. Hear stories with a lot of chickens. For ages 2-4. 9:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday. $6.75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
  10. Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org
  11. Hideout Theatre Presents: “Block Heads,” improv based on Minecraft. 2 p.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org 
  12. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$10. EmilyAnn Theatre 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org/productions
  13. BookPeople events. Paramount Theatre: “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
  14. Barnes & Noble Events: Mini Maker Faire. Noon, Saturday and Sunday, Arboretum. As well: Paramount Theatre story time. 11 a.m. Saturday, Arboretum and 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “A Loud Winter’s Nap.” Saturday.
  15. “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” For ages 5 and up. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.