The kites will fly, the pigs will race and more family fun, March 4-10


ABC Zilker Kite Festival. Go fly a kite or watch them fly, plus a kids club of activities. Free (VIP packages available). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (rain date March 11). Zilker Park.

Learning Expo. SXSW Edu opens up its exhibit hall to the public. Free. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 6. Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Domain Northside Kids. Come to the lawn at the Domain Northside for activities for kids 18 months to 6 years old. Free. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Register at

Rodeo Austin. Watch pigs race, bull riders, barrel racers and more. $5-$8 fairgrounds admission, $20-$36 rodeo seats. Opens Saturday. Expo Center, 9100 Decker Lake Road.

Safe Baby Academy. Learn how to care for your baby. 5 p.m. Monday, People’s Clinic, 1101 Camino La Costa. 9 a.m. Saturday, Seton Northwest, 11113 Research Blvd.

Car seat check. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive. 9 a.m. Thursday, Baby Earth, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd. D-100, Round Rock.


Blanton Museum of Art. Look. Think. Make. Drop in and make art every Thursday. Noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free on Thursdays. Blanton Museum of Art. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Bullock Museum. Several events coming up. H-E-B Free First Sunday: Texas Heroes. Free family fun around the museum with the theme, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Little Texans: Texas Sounds. For ages 2-5, 10 a.m. Thursday. Science Thursdays: 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Contemporary Austin. Art Free for All. Explore Laguna Gloria and make art at this open house. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.

Neill-Cochran House Museum. Sunday Funday: Off the Rack: Simple Fabric Dyeing. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St.

Thinkery. Unofficial SXSW Event: Kids’ Music Showcase. Kids’ music, plus hands-on activities. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Free with admission.Baby Bloomers: Light It Up. Learn about light. 9 a.m. Saturdays and Mondays. For birth to age 3. $5. Cow Eye Dissection : Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Take Apart Art: Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Toybrary Austin. Curious George Visits: 10:30 a.m. Thursday. $12. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.

Williamson Museum. Hands on History. Learn about the founding of Williamson County as the county celebrates 170 years, plus make a craft of the county namesake. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Williamson Museum, 716 Austin Ave., Georgetown.


Zach Theatre presents “Goodnight Moon.” The classic children’s book comes to the stage. 2 p.m. Sunday. $18-$24. Kleberg Stage, 1421 Riverside Drive.

Bubble Guppies Live!: “Ready to Rock.” The Nickelodeon cartoon comes to the stage. $19-$29. 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. March 11. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive.

“Nugget and Fang!” ArtsPower’s musical about a shark and a minnow that get along. $9-$12. Noon Saturday. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road.


Alamo Drafthouse. Kids Camp: “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”: 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. “The Iron Giant”: 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Lakeline. 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Village. “All Dogs Go to Heaven”: 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane.

Movies in the Park. “Moana.” 7 p.m. Thursday. Ramsey Park. Free.


BookPeople events: Story Time Pirates “Stuck in the Stone Age”: 2 p.m. Sunday. 10:30 a.m. s tory times: Women’s History: Tuesday. Milly McSilly: Wednesday. Brand New Books: Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturdays, story times at all locations. This week “The Magician’s Hat.”

At the library

Express Yourself Through Media and Technology. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. John Branch.

Bow Wow Reading With Bonnie the Dog: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch. Bow Wow Reading With Aussie: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, North Village Branch. Mornings with Moxie: 10 a.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Monday, Dove Springs Recreation Center. 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Kids’ Yoga. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Yarborough Branch.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Information Session. 5 p.m. Monday, Manchaca Road Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Carver Branch.

Tabletop Tuesday. Games to play. 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Teen Tech Week: Coding: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch.

Tech Thursday. 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Ruiz Branch.

Teen Manga Book Club. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Teen Book Club. “Caravel”: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch. “Bunker Diary”: 3 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.

Night Builders: Family Lego Lab. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Hampton Branch at Oak Hill.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.

Friday Movie Matinee: “Wonder.” 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.

Perler Bead Saturdays. Noon Saturday, University Hills Branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee, “Despicable Me 3.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.

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