Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, the voice of Abby Cadabby on “Sesame Street,” wants to “Wake Up Your Weird” at the Scottish Rite Theater in May.
The story takes her puppet, 5-year-old Lolly Lardpop, on a journey to rebuild her confidence after the neighborhood girls make fun of the dolls Lolly has made.
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“Wake Up Your Weird”
11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 11-12
Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.
More upcoming family events
“A Winter’s Tale.” Austin Shakespeare presents a classic with a Brazilian Carnivale fiesta thrown in. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays May 2-26. Free. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Road. www.austinshakespeare.org
TEXploration Family Story Time. A Texas-themed story. 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 4. $9 adults, $8 students, $7 seniors and military, $6 ages 4-17. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
“Little Mermaid.” A one-woman telling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Saturdays through May 11. Zach Theatre Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. $14. 512-476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org.
Family-friendly Cinco de Mayo. Face painting, balloon makers, dancing and live music from Bombasta, La Guerrilla, Charanga Cakewalk and more. 1-9 p.m. May 5. Second Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio Streets. http://cincoaustin.splashthat.com
Second Saturdays. AMOA-Arthouse offers hands-on family workshops. This month: Mighty Kites. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 11. $5 member families, $10 nonmember families. 3809 W. 35th St. amoa-arthouse.org.
“Plus Meets Minus.” Pollyanna Theatre Company presents a tale of when Plus and Minus come together as two very different characters. 4 p.m. May 11, 2 p.m. May 12, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 18. $10.75 adults, $8.75 children 12 and younger, $9.75 seniors and students. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 457-5100. www.thelongcenter.org.
“Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy.” Lightning McQueen, The Little Mermaid, Tinkerbell and Buzz Lightyear among other Disney stars put on their skates. 7:30 p.m. May 16-18, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. May 18, and 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. May 19. $10-$55. Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000, www.cedarparkcenter.com.
“The Odd Squad.” Central Texan and “Over the Hedge” creator presents his new children’s series. 2 p.m. May 18. Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. www.bookpeople.com.
“Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries.” Scooby-Doo and friends hit the stage. Noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 19. $13-$65. Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. 471-7744, uterwincenter.com.
“Peter Pan.” Rawson Saunders School presents the classic tale of a boy who won’t grow up. $12. 7 p.m. May 23-May 24. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. 474-1221, www.austintheatre.org.
“Octopus Alone.” Divya Srinivasan tells the story of an octopus in a cave watching the world go by. 2 p.m. May 25. Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. www.bookpeople.com
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Find more family news and tips on the Mama Drama blog, including ticket giveaways for some of the listed family events.
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