the recreation calendar
Fairs & Festivals
Chili & Chilin. The Wine Road 290 wineries team up with a Hill Country restaurant to present chili varieties. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Regular winery fees apply. Fredericksburg wineries. www.wineroad290.com.
Summer in the Park. Every Thursday through summer. 7:30 p.m. today: Jumpstart. San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos. 512-393-8400.
East End Fourth Fridays. Culture-driven monthly community event developed by DiverseArts with children’s activities, live music and more. 6 p.m. Friday. Located in the East End on 11th Street east of Interstate 35, west of Chicon Street. 477-9438.
Sports & fitness
Argentine tango classes. All levels. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. $12 drop in, $40 one session (4 to 5 classes). 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com.
Baruzuland Fire Arts. Learn the basics to advanced skills. Classes begin 7 p.m. Tuesday. $12. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org.
Fitness at the Vortex. ‘Yoga and Pilates Fusion,’ noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Sundays. $7 per class. Register: email@example.com. 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org.
Intro to Capoeira Regional Workshop. Learn the movements, music and more of this Afro-Brazilian dance style. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. $20. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com.
Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. Learn the basics with Frannie Brown. Classes begin 7 p.m. Monday. $12. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org.
Yoga by Donation. Hatha flow yoga for all levels. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com.
Nature & outdoors
Austin Nature and Science Center. Nature exhibits such as the Dino Pit and Zilker Nature Preserve. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 301 Nature Center Drive in Zilker Park. Free. 327-8181, www.ci.austin.tx.us/ansc.
Better Photography in the Garden. Learn tips on how best to capture the beauty of your garden. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Free. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. 854-9600, www.tc mastergardeners.org.
Westcave Preserve Weekend Tours. Hill Country preserve offers waterfalls, lush plant life and more. 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $2 child, $5 adult, $15 family. 830-825-3442, www. westcave.org.
Wildflower Center Nature Nights. Today: Wildlife Tracking. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through July 29. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. 232-0100, www.wildflower.org/nature.
Wildflower Center Tribute Day. Honor the center’s namesake with free admission, activities and workshops. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. 232-0100, www.wildflower.org.
Museums & exhibits
Austin Children’s Museum. Learning experiences for children. ‘The Big Game.’ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $4.50 to $6.50. 201 Colorado St. www.austinkids.org.
Bullock Texas State History Museum. Interactive and traveling exhibits, plus an IMAX theater. ‘Texas
Treasure: Inside Our Governor’s Mansion.’ 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 1. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Congress Avenue. $4-$7. 936-8746, www. thestoryoftexas.com.
LBJ Library and Museum. Lyndon Baines Johnson’s presidential library. Current exhibit: ‘Cronkite: Eyewitness to a Century.’ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through Jan. 3. Free. 2313 Red River St. 721-0200, www.lbjlibrary.org.
Railroad Heritage Museum. ‘Vacation Wonderlands’ through Aug. 15. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Adults $4; seniors $3; kids ages 5-12 $2; younger than 5 free. 315 W. Ave. B, Temple. 254-298-5165, www.rrhm.org.
Ransom Center. ‘Making Movies’ and ‘¡Viva! Mexico’s Independence’ through Aug. 1. Diverse collections of cultural material to advance the study of arts and humanities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 21st and Guadalupe streets. Free. 471-8944, www.hrc.utexas.edu.
Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum. Museum honors survivor of the Battle of the Alamo. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 411 E. Fifth St. 974-6754, www.susannadickinsonmuseum.org.
‘Aladdin.’ Magic carpets, genies and wishes abound in this new adaptation of the classic tale of Aladdin. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 29. $4 to $10. Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre, 207 W. 18th St. www.srct.org.
‘Annie Jr.’ The musical is performed by a rotating cast, and presented by Tex-Arts. Opens 7 p.m. Friday. Noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. $15. Kam & James Morris Theater, 2300 Lohmans Spur Road. www.tex-arts.org.