Community Cinema: Big Hero 6 – Friday at 7:00 p.m. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy a special screening of Big Hero 6. Arrive early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy a family favorite on the big screen. Plus, stop by the Community Market to check out all the beautiful art and handcrafted products that Community First! residents make in the various micro-enterprise programs at the Village. Candy, popcorn, water, and sodas will be available for purchase (cash preferred). Concession sales and tips help Community First! friends who will be serving you to earn a modest living income. Movie begins around 8:00 p.m. Reserve your FREE tickets here. A donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.
Express Fan Fest(Round Rock) – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This yearly event gives fans the opportunity to enjoy a day at the ballpark full of entertainment for the whole family. From 10:00 a.m. – noon, fans can take batting practice on the field. After noon, the field will open up so fans can play catch in the outfield (bring a glove and ball). The Express bullpen will be set up for attendees to try and light up the radar gun. The ever-popular hot dog eating contest is back for kids and adults (pre-registration required) and fans will get an exclusive look inside the Express clubhouse as they take their very own baseball card photo. New this year, local Central Texas blog Round the Rock is partnering with the Express to bring fans a Summer Camp Fair highlighting all of the activities and camps available to children this summer in Central Texas. The fair will be hosted in the United Heritage Center during Fan Fest. FREE! Dell Diamond, 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.
Create Your Own Little Golden Book Storytime – Saturday at 11:00 a.m. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Book, read classic Little Golden Book titles such as The Monster at the End of This Book. Then, create your very own Little Golden Book to take home. FREE! Your local Barnes & Noble.
Pre-School of Honk!TX Instrument Workshop (RSVP) – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Next weekend’s Honk!TX festival will include a Pre-School of HONK! ensemble performance by the littlest HONK! fans…(that’s YOU!), so get your instruments ready. HONK! organizer Kate Holton will be leading this instrument-making workshop. Make it, shake it, and bring it on back to the Saturday, April 1st performances during Honk!TX to play it with the littlest Honkers, led by Kat Brotherton of Ms. Kat’s Music & Movement. FREE with RSVP. Wheatsville Food Co-Op, 4001 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Flow Fest – Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. There will be music throughout the weekend, lots of dancing, and a unique collection of arts and crafts vendors, many selling flow props that are hand-crafted and hard to find. Additionally, free workshops and free performances are scheduled throughout the day and into the evening to support the general public in getting into the flow. Bring your kids, your dog, and your beautiful spirit. FREE! Casa de Luz, 1701 Toomey Rd, Austin.
Blanton Block Party – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Explore the Blanton at this FREE day-to-night community festival celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries. Get reacquainted with the museum’s collection while experiencing outdoor family art activities, a museum studies symposium, live music, food, and tours throughout the day. Enjoy a lecture and book signing by renowned artist Nina Katchadourian, in conjunction with her exhibition, Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser. Transition to evening with a special party featuring after-hours art viewing, a cash bar, light bites, live music and dancing, a photobooth, and art-making activities. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.
Step into Spring Concert & Activity Day – Saturday from 1-6:00 p.m. Families are invited to gather at the concert area near Brio Tuscan Grille to enjoy music by local artists, including the Hot Texas Swing Band and the Kris Kimura Quartet, plus great shopping, raffle drawings every hour, face painting, arts and crafts at 2:00 p.m. and tastings with wine pairings by Con’ Olio at 3:30 p.m. FREE! Arboretum at Great Hills, 10000 Research Blvd, Austin.
Picnic Concert: A Celebration of Nature & Gardens – Saturday from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Bring a picnic and a blanket and settle down for an evening of music, poetry, and entertaining speakers, in celebration of the wondrous Festival Beach gardens and all of their gardeners. Speakers will include Tim Miller, one of the founders of the gardens, gardener extraordinaire Dwight Littleton, and more. Music by Bucolics Anonymous. Poetry by Thom the World Poet. Kids welcome. No dogs, please. FREE! Festival Beach Community Garden, Waller St at Clermont Ave, Austin.
HOPE’s Eco Fair – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. HOPE and Austin Permaculture Guild invite all individuals, families, and businesses that are interested in the eco-friendly community to their 3rd annual Eco Fair. Talk to environmental organizations, get plugged into the eco-community, and find ways to be involved with your local environment. There will be fun eco-activities for the kids, live music, and vendors. FREE! HOPE Farmers Market, 412 Comal St, Austin.
Live Kids’ Music: We Don’t Ride Llamas – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Bring your little ones for a performance by local family band We Don’t Ride Llamas. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.
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Doggy 4K and Play Day – Brushy Creek) – Saturday from 9-11:00 a.m. This is a day all about man’s best friend. If you don’t want to participate in the Doggy 4K ($5 to enter; registration required), feel free to attend just the Play Day portion of this event beginning at 9:30 a.m. Activities will include: prizes for best dressed, owner look alike, and best trick; a bone bar; play area; food contest; obstacle course; local vendors and services; toys, bubbles, and more. Admission is FREE! Brushy Creek North Park, 4000 Park Dr, Round Rock.