Bat Fest. Celebrate all things bat with music, children’s activities and more. 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $15 adults, free for children younger than 8. Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave. roadwayevents.com
7th Annual Austin Pet Expo. See all kinds of pets and things for your pet. Free. Bring your pet. Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. austinpetexpo.com
Northside Kids at the Domain Northside Back to School. Enjoy family performances for ages 2 to 12. Catch ColdTowne Theater 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. You have to sign a release to attend, and parents must be present. domainnorthside.com.
Thinkery. Community Night Spotlight on LGBTQ Family Pride. Sew a pride flag, cook up a healthy snack and more. Free. First-come-first-served beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Baby Bloomers. Have an animal adventure. For infant to 3. Learn about the sea all month long. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Suminagashi Fabrics. Learn the ancient Japanese marbling technique. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday. $8. Printmaking Galore. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Science Saturday: The Sun. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org
Hill Country Science Mill. The Incredible Ball Machine grand opening. Step inside a large ball track that you can control with levers and pulleys. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Toybrary Austin. Gardening Class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Daddy & Me Drum Classes. 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. $10. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101. toybraryaustin.com
Alamo Kids Club. $1-$3 children’s movies, which support a local nonprofit. “ The Secret Life of Pets.” 10 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Lakeline. “Song of the Sea.” 10 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Slaughter Lane. “Speed Racer.” 10 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Mueller.
“Jurassic Park” with UT Dino Museum. The museum brings the bones and other science materials. You watch the movie. 7 p.m. Saturday. $25 a car, plus admission for more than 2 people. Blue Starlight Mini Urban Drive-in. 12419 Lowden Lane. bluestarlitedrivein.com
Austin Summer Musical for Children: “Jungle Book.” 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Boyd Vance Theater at George Washington Carver Museum. 1165 Angelina St.
Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 27. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
BookPeople events. James Crowley reads “Monsterland.” 6 p.m. Saturday. Story times: Armstrong Community Music School. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tiny Tails Petting Zoo. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Back to School. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.
Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations: “Nothing Rhymes with Orange.” Saturday.
At the library
Literature Live! Presents: “The Fifolet.” For ages 8-12. 3 p.m. Saturday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Camp Bluebonnet: “Follow the Moon Home.” 2 p.m. Monday, Howson Branch. “The Princess and the Warrior.” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch.
Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.
ACT vs. SAT —What’s Right for Me? 10 a.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.
NBTween Book Club: “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.” 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Austin Ukestra, ukulele group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Storybook Dance Making. 2 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Teen Book Club: “The Impossible Knife of Memory.” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch. “A Monster Calls.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.
Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.
Family Craft Night. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch.
Mother-Daughter Book Club. “Smile.” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Hampton Branch.
Family Movie Matinee. “Beauty and the Beast” (2017). 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cepeda Branch.
Teen Book Club: “A Monster Calls.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.
Family Movie Matinee: “Wizard of Oz.” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.
Back to School Book Sale. 10 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.
Fix It Clinic. Learn how to fix your broken stuff. Noon Saturday, Recycled Reads Book Store.