Play as a family this weekend in Austin, June 8-10

This weekend, families have a lot of chances to play together, from building with blocks to playing with bubbles.

Here are some of the family events happening in Austin:

Play with blocks and more at the Thinkery this week. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

FRIDAY

Bricks and Blocks Bonanza. We know you love to build things, and the Thinkery lets you do that at various stations with Legos and Duplos as well as Jenga and more. All ages. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $13-$15. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Science Mill. Solar Art. Make art using the sun. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Animals at the Austin Public Library.Visit with a Park Ranger, 2 p.m. Friday, Yarborough Branch. library.austintexas.gov

That’s My Face, Youth and Young Adult Film Series. “A Strike and An Uprising (In Texas),” 6:30 p.m. Friday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Teen Videogame Free Play. 2 p.m. Fridays, Central Library.

Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Hampton Branch.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

The Little Mermaid. 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org

“The Lego Movie” is at the Alamo Drafthouse this week. Warner Bros.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Zilker Botanical Garden opens its Woodland Faerie Trail now through Aug. 10. The trail is full of homes people have created for the fairies. Maybe you’ll see a fairy. Reserve your spot online at and on austintexas.gov/parksonline. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. “Trolls,” 10 a.m. Friday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. “The Neverending Story,” 10:30 a.m. Friday, Mueller.10:25 a.m. Friday, 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter. “The Lego Movie,” 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com

Families play on the Long Center Terrace during Bubblepalooza in 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro For American-Statesman

SATURDAY

Bubblepalooza. Who doesn’t love bubbles? This free event is all about making bubbles, plus there’s live music. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Bullock Museum. Workshop: Rodeo Leather Craft. Try it out for yourself. Noon, Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Contemporary Austin. Families Create: For the Birds. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. 11. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Saturday Each month has a theme, and every week there are special performances. In June, it’s all about what’s Under the Sea. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Book People events. Stephanie Garber reads “Legendary,” 6 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. story times: Ramadan, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. “Incredibles 2: Sweet Dreams, Jack-Jack,” Saturday. barnesandnoble.com

The Austin Humane Society Summer Kids Series! Teddy Bear Surgery, 1 p.m. Saturday. Free, but you must register, AustinHumaneSociety.org, 512-646-7387. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane.

Crowe’s Nest Farm, 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.  library.austintexas.gov

Crafternoon.  11 a.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Sunday, Saturday. $6. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. AMERICAN-STATESMAN

SUNDAY

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

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