A hot weekend ahead of family fun in Austin, June 29-July 1

It’s going to be hot, hot, hot this weekend as June turns into July. Find these fun family events in and around Austin:


Blanton Museum. Each summer, the Blanton brings creative programs for different age groups that have you learning about art as well as making it: Deeper Dives for ages 8-10, 10 a.m. Fridays; Free Diving for ages 11-14, 1 p.m. Fridays.  Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org

“Peter Rabbit,” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

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


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

​”​MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers.​”​ More than 300 young performers celebrate the 100 years of Leonard Bernstein. $29-$254. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

A sign welcomes all to one of the homes at Woodland Faerie Trail. Carolyn Lindell, For American-Statesman


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. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. “The Land Before Time,” 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lakeline. “Sing,” 10:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Mueller. 10 a.m. Friday, 9:55 a.m. Saturday, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane.  drafthouse.com

Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) star in the film “Black Panther.” (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios)


Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for children younger than 3. Learn about the sea this month. 9 a.m. Saturdays. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Book People 10:30 a.m. story time, “Pete the Kitty,” Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble story times. Each Saturday all Barnes & Noble locations offer 11 a.m. story times. “Pete the Kitty,” Saturday. barnesandnoble.com

Literature Live Presents “King Midas.” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch; 2 p.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

“Black Panther,” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Keep Austin Playing. Enjoy fun and games for all ages, including rock walls, obstacles courses and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Palmer Auditorium, 900 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov


Instant Ice Cream workshop, for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Pollyanna Theatre Company’s “If Wishes Were Fishes.” 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $10.50-$13.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Sunday and Saturday. $12-$8. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Julie Andrews in “Mary Poppins” is at the Paramount Theatre this Sunday.


Bullock Museum. Free First Sunday with the theme Stars & Stripes, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. You’ll hear from the author of the book “W is for Weird: An Austin Alphabet,” learn about voting from the League of Women Voters, make a patriotic hat and join a parade, and add to a mural with a local artist. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Paramount Summer Movie Classics. Show your kids all the great films you or your parents grew up on. “Mary Poppins” 1 p.m. Sunday; $6-$12. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

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