Plan your rainy weekend with these family events, May 19-21

“Playing Possum” from Pollyanna Theatre Company is at the Long Center this weekend.

It looks like we’re headed for one rainy weekend. Plan it wisely with options for staying inside as the storms hit.

Here’s what we’ have on our to-do list:


Tinkering Tots: Mini Music Makers! 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through May 26. $20 a class.  Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Star Party. Look at the stars. 8 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.

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



“Playing Possum: A Trickster Tale from Mexico.” Pollyanna Theater Company presents a folk tale. 11:30 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 9:30 a.m. Friday. $10-$14. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.


Fairytale Tea Party. Dress as a princess and play games and make crafts. 10 a.m. Saturday. Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. 512-339-0016

Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about spring all month long. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Use circuits to perform experiments. Hill Country Science Mill

Hill Country Science Mill. Game Day. Design your own game controller and video game. (Bring a laptop if you have one). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Family Day. The Art & Geometry of Sebastián’s Transformables. Fold paper in art inspired by Sebastián. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Mexic-Arte, 419 Congress Ave.

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

Ney Day at Elisabet Ney Museum. Celebrate art with activities such as sculpting and hula hooping. Food trucks will be on-site for lunch. 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday. 304 E. 44th St.

BookPeople story time.  Eat What You Want Day, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times: 11 a.m. at all locations: “Lee Ree,” Saturday.

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

Día de los niños: Family Literacy Celebration. 11 a.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” (PBS)


Decoding DNA. For 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

PBS Kids at the Alamo Drafthouse. “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lakeline. 10:35 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Slaughter


BookPeople events. Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip. See what’s new with crafts and giveaways. 10 a.m. Sunday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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