Ahh, “The Little Mermaid.” Sweet Ariel, her father King Titan, her best bud Flounder and her would-be protector Sebastian. There’s singing, swimming, romance with Prince Eric and, of course, a scary sea witch, but everything will end swimmingly.
That’s “The Little Mermaid” children have known since Disney came out with its version in 1989.
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“Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid”
When: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Saturdays, April 6-May 11
Where: Zach Theatre Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road
Information: 512-476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org
More upcoming family events
Wildflower Storytime. Hear a story in the Little House with song and dance, designed for pre-K children. 10 a.m. Mondays in April. $9 adults, $7 seniors, students, $3 children 5-12. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.
Zilker Garden Festival. Family-friendly festival with a Kids’ Corner in the Rose Garden for face painting, making dinosaur masks and butterfly wings, and building birdhouses. $7 adults. $3 children ages 5-12. $5 parking. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-7. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-8672. zilkergarden.org.
TEXploration Family Story Time. A Texas-themed story. 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 6. $9 adults, $8 students, $7 seniors and military, $6 ages 4-17. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Kids Fest and Baby Expo. Baby races, face painting, kids cooking, pony rides, magic show, family yoga. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6. $5 adults. Free to kids. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. 512-827-3378, http://kidsfestandbabyexpo.com/
“Pippi Longstocking.” The precocious girl with the crazy braids comes to life. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, April 7-22. $10 adults, $8 kids 3-12. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. www.scottishritetheater.org.
Second Saturdays. AMOA-Arthouse offers hands-on family workshops. This month: Recycled Robots. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13. $5 member families, $10 nonmember families. 3809 W. 35th St. amoa-arthouse.org.
“Giselle” family dance workshop. Try out choreography, recommended for children 3-12. 2:30-4 p.m. April 28. Full, but sign up for wait list. $10 per person. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third Street. 512-476-2163, balletaustin.org.