This weekend, you can enjoy watching children’s theatre, play in the snow at the Science Mill, attend a summer camp fair, or have some art-focused fun at the Center for Creative Action. Here’s our list of Top 10 Family Events…Other stuff:
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— It’s opening night of the latest bilingual family play from ZACH Theatre — in partnership with Teatro Vivo, Glass Half Full Theatre, and The Kindness Campaign. See Las Adventuras de Enoughie: Un Cuento de Kindness at 7 p.m. at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican Cultural Center. The show features puppetry to show kids the power of kindness and how to embrace the differences in us all. Tickets are $14 for youth and $16 for adults, which you can purchase online here.
— Get out your mittens and gloves! The 3rd Annual Snow Day is takes place today at the Science Mill in Johnson City from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The museum is bringing in 20 tons of snow, along with a snow catapult, live ice sculpting demos and more. Snow Day activities are free with regular paid admission, but you can skip the line at the event by purchasing your tickets online in advance. Tickets are $8.50 for ages 3-18; $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors (65+) and Military. Members get in free!
— Spice up your Saturday at a chili pepper eating challenge. Mama Fu’s Asian House South Park will present Chilis for Charity — where 5 local charities will attempt to eat their way through increasingly spicy chili peppers and collect their share of a $25,000 prize pool! This free, family friendly event also includes pet adoptions from Austin Pets Alive, Spice Market samples, and a live DJ. Learn more.
— Enjoy the musical traveling production of upcoming musical — Finding Neverland at Bass Concert Hall. Based on the Academy Award® winning film, this show tells the story of J.M. Barrie and his inspiration in creating one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Shows today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 – $150 and can be purchased online here.
— Check out the Austin Family Magazine’s 20th Annual Summer Camp Fair at the Palmer Events Center from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This free event showcases local and out-of-area spring and summer camps for kids ages 4 to 18. There will be entertainment and prize drawings throughout the day.
— There’s something fun for the whole family at Community Art Sundays at the Center for Creative Action. Head on over from 2-5 p.m. for interactive media experiences, story circles, visual art workshops, and live music and performances. Free! RSVP here.
— Celebrate Puerto Rican culture at the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center from 2-5 p.m. at Octavitas with Reyes Magos. Participate in a Parranda (holiday) sing-along, enjoy performing company performances and dancing for all! Free.
— Stop by Barrel O’Fun‘s monthly Sparkle & Song Party at 12 p.m. Dance to some movie musical favorites, create some bright and shiny crafts and let yourselves glow. Fun for all ages and free to attend!
— Journey to Narnia for an imaginative adventure to help Aslan defeat the White Queen in the stage version of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. With just two actors and a lot of theatre magic, this classic tale comes to life at ZACH Theatre in a way never before experienced. You can see the show today at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18-24 and are available online here.
You can browse our full list of Top Picks for Weekend Events for even more listings. Have a great weekend!