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:
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.
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
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
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.
Spoonful of Sugar Improv for Families with Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. Sunday, Saturday. $6. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org