Ice Skating on the Plaza. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. wholefoodsmarket.com
Circus Chickendog, "The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)" See the dogs perform the classic story. 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $15-$35. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org
"Tortoise and Hare." 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $18-24. Kleberg Stage. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Ave. zachtheatre.org
"Gretel! The Musical." This world-premiere of the late Jason Tremblay's script is based on "Vasilisa the Beautiful" and "Hansel and Gretel" folktales. 7 p.m. Monday. $10-$18. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austhintheatre.org.
Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday: "Becoming Texas." Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. "Little Texans: Texas Beasts." 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about light. 9 a.m. Saturdays and Mondays. $5. Pop and Fizz Kitchen Lab. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Art Start: Art in Motion. Wednesday-Feb. 27. 9:45 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:45 a.m. 3-year-olds. $20. Tinkering Tots, Meaning of Mess. Friday-March 1. 9:45 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:45 a.m. 3-year-olds. $20. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Contemporary Austin. Second Saturdays for Families: Seeing Double. Make mirror-image art and see an interactive performance from the Hideout Theatre. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Contemporary Austin, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org
Science Mill. Mathematician Homeschool Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Toybrary Austin. Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Sensory-Friendly Fun with Joshua's Stage. 10:30 a.m. Fridays beginning Friday. $12. 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
That's My Face Young Adult Film Series Free Screening. "The Uncomfortable Truth." 6:30 p.m. Friday. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov
BookPeople. 10:30 a.m. story times: Cuddle up Day, Sunday. Super Magic Rainbow, Tuesday. Ms. Staci, Wednesday. Warriors & Vikings, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturday story time: "Love, Z," Saturday. barnesandnoble.com
Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 15, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Music and Movement. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.
Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Monday, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Milwood Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Southeast Branch. 11 a.m. Friday, North Village Branch.
Crafternoon. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch. 1 p.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Monday Movies: "Transformers." 5 p.m. Monday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
STEM Builder Lab. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spicewood Springs Branch.
Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.
Art Smart: Storytime Cherry Blossoms. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Neighborhood Science: Gotta Catch 'Em All: Real Life Pokémon. 7 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.
NBTween Graphic Novel Book Club. "Tree Mail" and Science Comics. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Perler Lab. 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.
Friday Movie Matinee: "Incredibles 2," 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch.
BluePrint for Tweens 3D Printing and Design. 4 p.m. Friday, Central Library. For Teens. 6 p.m. Friday, Central Library.
Bow Wow Reading with Wrangler. 4 p.m. Friday, Milwood Branch.
Saturday Cinema: "Paddington." 2 p.m. Saturday, Southeast Branch.