Theater, comics: 9 things to do in Leander and Cedar Park this weekend, Sept. 22-24

Leander Bluegrass Festival will take place at the Mason Homestead this weekend.

Leander Bluegrass Festival will take place at the Mason Homestead this weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 9 activities near Cedar Park and Leander.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

1. Leander Bluegrass Festival held at Mason Homestead
Posey Hill, The Piney Grove Ramblers Band and Four Fights Per Pint are among the performers at the family-friendly bluegrass festival. 5:30-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Free. Mason Homestead, 1101 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

2. Worth the trip: Texas Tribune Festival focuses on state politics
The festival’s schedule includes a forum on race and justice, live recordings of podcasts and panels on local, state and national politics.Various times. $50-$300. Various locations on the University of Texas at Austin campus. [email protected] www.texastribune.org

FRIDAY

3. Texas Museum of Science and Technology reopens after renovations
TXMoST closed for remodeling in late August. It celebrates its reopening with four new or expanded exhibits. Read more. 10 a.m. (museum members), noon (public). $18 (ages 18 and older)), $16 (12-17, seniors, students and military), $12 (5-11) and free (4 and under). Texas Museum of Science and Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Blvd, Cedar Park. 512-961-5333. www.txmost.org

4. Community theater group performs opening night of ‘The Game’s Afoot’
Way Off Broadway Community Players present a comical play about actor William Gillette, who searches to track down a murderer in his own mansion. The play runs through Oct. 14. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, students and military; $10 for children 9 and under. Way Off Broadway Community Players, 11880 Hero Way West, Bldg. 4, Leander. 512-259-5878. www.wobcp.org

SATURDAY

5. Worth the trip: Alzheimer’s walk takes place in Georgetown
The 8th annual Williamson County Alzheimer’s Texas Walk works to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s.
8:30 a.m. Various prices. San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow Street, Georgetown. 512-241-0420. www.txalz.org

6. Gold Star Families honored with Cedar Park monument
The American Legion Post 911 in Cedar Park will honor Central Texas Gold Star Families by dedicating a Gold Star Monument in Veterans Memorial Park. Find out more here. 10-11 a.m. Free. Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 West New Hope Road, Cedar Park. http://hwwmohf.org/cedar-park-tx

7. Leander Public Library holds comic and tech day
FantasTech includes stage saber combat classes, comic discussions and a programming lesson. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-259-5259. www.leandertx.gov/library

8. Cedar Park police kick off National Night Out
Leander and Cedar Park neighborhoods will hold gatherings for National Night Out on Oct. 3, when law enforcement representatives stop by community events to share information on their programs and jobs. This weekend, Cedar Park Police Department hold a National Night Out Kick Off Party with music, first responder vehicles food and games. 3-7 p.m. Free. Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-260-4646. www.cedarparktexas.gov/NationalNightOut

SUNDAY

9. Whitestone Brewery offers pretzel making class
Class attendees learn how to make soft pretzels while drinking a pint of beer.
2-4 p.m. $10. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 300, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828. www.whitestonebrewery.com
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