January is a great time to reset. After the hustle and bustle of December, January gives you a clean palette of not as many must-dos and not as many events. It can be a challenge, though. Kids are still out of school at the beginning, and there’s a Monday holiday in the middle.


Use this guide to plan your month of fun.


Theater


Zach Theatre. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." For ages 3 and up. The beloved children’s book by Eric Carle comes to the stage along with other Eric Carle creations. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 18-March 14. 7 p.m. Jan. 24. $19-$43. Kleberg Theater, 1421 W Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org


Paramount Theatre. "Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare." The beloved children’s series hits the stage. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12. $10-$18. Golden Dragon Acrobats. 7 p.m. Jan. 19. $20-$45. Pitch Yea! See young entrepreneurs pitch ideas to celebrity judges and the audience. 6 p.m. Jan. 26. $20-$45. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org


"PJ Masks: Save the Day Live!" Catboy, Owlette and Gekko meet a new friend PJ Robot and have to avoid the villains. 6 p.m. Jan. 17. $29.50-$59.59. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org


Circus Chickendog, "The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)" See the dogs perform the classic story. 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2-4. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and Jan. 5. $15-$37. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org


"Trolls Live!" The trolls hit the stage and sing and dance. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Feb. 1-2. $19.75-$89.75. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. Hebcenter.com


Pollyanna Theatre Company. "Last Visible Dog’s Through the Slumber-Glass." Rush off to Slumberland and answer all the questions you’ve ever wondered, such as why is bedtime soooo early? Ages 7 and up. 2 p.m. Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1. $9. Boyd Vance Theatre, Carver Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St. pollyannatheatrecompany.org


"Wild Kratts Live 2.0 Activate Creature Power!" The PBS show arrives on the stage. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18. $5.50-$25.50. texasperformingarts.org


Hideout Kids: "Outrageous Holiday Tales." Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Jan. 5. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org


Museums


Bullock Texas State History Museum. Free First Sunday. This month’s theme is "stylish." Sing and dance to Groundwork Music Project, make scented sachets and practice sewing with crafts by iKids U, explore fashion and design with the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American-Cultural Center and more. Noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Little Texans: Close Up. 10 a.m. Jan. 9. Science Thursday. 10 a.m. Jan. 16. Story Time: What We Wear. 10 a.m. Jan. 23. Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com


Science Mill. Homeschool Day: Careers in Nanotechnology. 10 a.m. Jan. 9. Snow Day at the Science Mill. It will be snowing in this snow-themed event. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org


Thinkery. Cupcake Geology. For ages 4 and up. Practice geology in pastry and learn about Earth’s core. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Jan. 3-5, Jan. 18-20. $8. Baby Bloomers. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays, except Jan. 20. Ages birth to 3. This month the theme is Light It Up. Special guests include Mi Casa Es Tu Casa introduction to French and Spanish, Jan. 4; Hana Bird, opera singer, Jan. 11, 18; Otis Other of the Other Other Brothers band, Jan. 13; Jenny Parrott singalong, Jan. 25; April & Amy Rankin country duo, Jan. 27. $5. Little Thinkers Club. Amazing Magnetism. Ages 1 to 4. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6 and Jan. 20. $8. Thinkery Take Homes. Scribble Bots. Ages 4 and above. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 11-12, Jan. 25-26. $6. Community Nights: Refugee Awareness. 4-8 p.m. Jan. 22. Free. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org


Umlauf Sculpture Park and Museum. Family Day. Enjoy yoga, make art, see Small Wonders Puppet Theatre and play music with Armstrong Community Music School. Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 12. Free. Umlauf Museum, 604 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org


Wildflower Center. Winter Tree Fest. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25. Celebrate trees with activities and climbing. Parent and Toddler Yoga. 10 a.m. Jan. 7. $15. Sprouts. Children ages 3-5. Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 8. Who’s Been There? Scats & Tracks. Learn to investigate signs of wildlife. 10 a.m. Jan. 11. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org


Contemporary Austin. Second Saturdays are for Families: Twisty Totems. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 11. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. contemporaryaustin.org


Events


MLK Celebration. March from the Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the University of Texas campus to Huston-Tillotson University. Then enjoy a community festival. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. mlkcelebration.com


Whole Foods’ ice skating rink. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 20. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. $12. Wholefoods.com


Learn how to do archery. 1-3 p.m. Jan. 4 and Jan. 5. Jan. 4 is Military Appreciation. Jan. 5 is Teacher Appreciation. Central Texas Archery, 5400 E. Howard Lane, Manor. centraltexasarchery.org


Movies


Alamo Drafthouse. Kids Camp: "Sing." 10 a.m. Jan. 1-Jan. 2. 10:45 a.m. Jan. 1-Jan. 2, Slaughter Lane. "Missing Link" Cereal Party. 10 a.m. Jan. 11, Mueller.


Music


Live at the Hive. Kids music and play. Strawbitty Yops, Jan. 4; Mister Rat, Jan. 11; The Other Other Brothers, Jan. 18; The Groundwork Music Orchestra, Jan. 25. The Hive, 10542 Menchaca Road. facebook.com/hiveaustin


Music of the Beatles for Kids. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 12. $12-$15. Mohawk. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com


Book readings


Barnes & Noble Events: Escape this Bookstore! Solve riddles and more. 2 p.m. Jan. 11. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: "Grumpy Monkey," Jan. 4; "The Return of Thelma the Unicorn," Jan. 11; "Nobody Hugs a Cactus," Jan. 18; "How to Catch a Dragon," Jan. 25. barnesandnoble.com


BookPeople. Events for kids: Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey read "The Old Truck." 2 p.m. Jan. 11. Saadia Faruqi reads "Meet Yasmin!" 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Emily Arrow reads "Kids’ Guide to Learning the Ukulele." 2 p.m. Jan. 25. Events for young adults: Carolyn Cohagan reads "Time’s Up." 5 p.m. Jan. 11. Ransom Riggs reads "The Conference of the Birds." 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Isabel Ibanez, Adrienne Young and Shea Ernshaw read "Woven in Moonlight," "The Girl the Sea Gave Back," and "Winterwood," 7 p.m. Jan. 31. BookPeople adds extra story times during winter break. All story times are at 10:30 a.m. Super Magic Rainbow, Jan. 1; Princesses and Warriors, Jan. 2; Gutsy, Jan. 3; Dance Party, Jan. 4; Hooray for Birds, Jan. 5; Modern First Library, Jan. 7 Ms. Staci, Jan. 8; Micki Fine Pavlicek reads, Jan. 11; Dinosaurs Rock, Jan. 14; Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, Jan. 15; A Bear-y Fun, Jan. 18; Armstrong Community Music School, Jan. 21; Mighty Mice, Jan. 22; A Sleepy Storytime, Jan. 25; Best Friends Forever, Jan. 28; Love Your World, Jan. 29. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. BookPeople.com.


At the library


Let’s All Play: Board Game Day. 3 p.m. Thursdays, St. John Branch.


Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. John Branch. With Sadie, 10 a.m. Jan. 18, Central Library.


Family Movie Afternoon. "Mary Poppins Returns," 1 p.m. Jan. 2, Central Library.


Just for Teens: Dev Launchers Coding Lab. Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.


Hot Cocoa Social. 3 p.m. Jan. 6, St. John Branch.


Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Park Branch. 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Old Quarry Branch. 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Milwood Branch.


Music and Movement, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Hampton Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14, Terrazas Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 14, Southeast Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 14, Hampton Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 16, St. John Branch.


Teen Tech Studio. 3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 9, Little Walnut Creek Branch.


Lego Lab. 4 p.m. Jan. 9, Howson Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Manchaca Road Branch. 3:30 p.m.Jan. 13, Hampton Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Twin Oaks Branch. 2 p.m. Jan. 15, St. John Branch.


Reading Unleashed. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch.


Early Literacy Play Group. 11 a.m. Jan. 9, North Village Branch. 11 a.m. Howson Branch, Jan. 13. 11 a.m. Jan. 17, Hampton Branch. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28, Terrazas Branch.


Perler Bead Palooza. 3 p.m. Jan. 9, St. John Branch.


Friday Movie Matinee: "Smallfoot." 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Old Quarry Branch.


Daddy & Me Story time. 11 a.m. Jan. 10, Spicewood Springs Branch.


Tech Familia Latinitas Technology Workshops. 11 a.m. Saturdays beginning Jan. 11, Ruiz Branch.


Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Jan. 12, Recycled Reads Bookstore.


Graphic Novel Club: "Paper Girls." 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Old Quarry Branch.


Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Howson Branch.


NBTween Book Club: "The Dragonet Prophecy." 6 p.m. Jan. 16, Twin Oaks Branch.


Maker Space: Cricut Open House. 10 a.m. Jan. 18, Twin Oaks Branch.


Closed Jan. 19-20 for Martin Luther King Junior holiday.


College Planning Workshop: College Planning 101. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Howson Branch. Financial Aid: Do This. 10 a.m. Jan. 25, Milwood Branch. Hollywood Dreams. 11 a.m. Jan. 25, Milwood Branch. Award Winning Essays. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Howson Branch.


Maker Movie Matinee: "Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse." 3 p.m. Jan. 24, St. John Branch.


Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Twin Oaks Branch.


Oddly Satisfying. Relax with sensory activities such as kinetic sand. 1 p.m. Jan. 25, St. John Branch.


Barking Book Buddies. 4 p.m. Jan. 28, Howson Branch.


STEMulating Playground. 4 p.m. Jan. 28, Little Walnut Creek Branch.


Tabletop Tuesday Family Night. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Manchaca Road Branch.


Neighborhood Science. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Howson Branch.


Science Friday. 3 p.m. Jan. 31, St. John Branch.