Learn something new, see something new with the family, Jan. 7-13

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 Parenting
Tamir Kalifa
Thomas Reyes learns about the properties of ice and salt in the Thinkery’s Kitchen Lab. American-Statesman 2013


Whole Foods Skating on the Plaza. Go ice skating 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 15. $10 per person. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. wholefoodsmarket.com

Car seat check. Have Austin-Travis County EMS check your car seat. 9 a.m. Monday, CommUnity Care Clinic, 211 Comal St. austintexas.gov

Austin Weather Fest. The Austin Meteorological Society explains the weather to you. Free. Noon–4 p.m. Sunday. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. annual.ametsoc.org


“The Mutt-cracker (Sweet!).” Circus Chickendog re-enacts “The Nutcracker” with rescue dogs. 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $35-$15. Vortex Theatre, 2307 Manor Road. chickendog.net

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

Hideout Theatre Presents: Improv for Kids. Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org


Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday: Musical. Free family fun around the museum with the theme. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Little Texans: Choo Choo. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Neill-Cochran House Museum. Bright Ideas: The Light Bulb and the Electric Motor. Re-create an early lightbulb and motor. Recommended for ages 8 and older. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org

Garden Party with Spunky Kids. It’s an indoor garden party with edible gardens, tea, sensory play and more. 10:30 a.m. Thursday. $10 per child. Daddy and Me Playdate. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Thinkery. Art Start: Super Sculptors! 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays 2-year-olds. $20 per class. Exploring Seasons. 9:45 a.m. 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. 3-year-olds Fridays. $20 per class.Baby Bloomers. Boogie on Down in January. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. For birth to age 3. Petri Dish Art. Ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Art Bots. Ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Hill Country Science Mill. Homeschool Day. All day Thursday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Contemporary Austin. Families Create: Hit the Road. Make auto-themed art and listen to Austin musicians. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org


That’s My Face Film Series: “Something the Lord Made.” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. carver-museum.org

Alamo Drafthouse PBS Kids “Odd Squad.” 11 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. drafthouse.com


BookPeople events. Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spoon read “Unearthed.” 7 p.m. Thursday. Story times. All in the Family. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Ms. Staci. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Author Cristee Cook reads. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 1 1 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “Paddington,” Saturday.

At the library

Tabletop Tuesday. Play games in the children’s area and teen area. 5 p.m. Tuesday. Central Library.

Reading with Bonnie. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch. Read to George. 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Branch. Mornings with Moxie. 10 a.m. Saturday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant Hill Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.

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

NBTween Book Club. “The First Rule of Punky.” 4 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch.

Ukulele Club. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Manchaca Road Branch.

Pajama Story time. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Windsor Park Branch.

Art Smart: Native American Celebration. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch. 2 p.m. Saturday, Howson Branch.

Teen Book Club “Beauty Queens.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

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

Saturday Movie Matinee: “Moana.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.