Circus Chickendog, “The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)” See the dogs perform the classic story. 4:30 p.m. Sunday. $15-$37. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org
Hideout Kids: “Outrageous Holiday Tales.” Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sunday. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org
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. Sunday. Little Texans: Close Up. 10 a.m. Thursday. Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Science Mill. Homeschool Day: Careers in Nanotechnology. 10 a.m. Thursday. 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. Sunday. $8. Baby Bloomers. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturday. Ages birth to 3. This month the theme is Light It Up. Special guests include Hana Bird, opera singer, Saturday. $5. Little Thinkers Club. Amazing Magnetism. Ages 1 to 4. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday. $8. Thinkery Take Homes. Scribble Bots. Ages 4 and above. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $6. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Wildflower Center. Parent and Toddler Yoga. 10 a.m. Tuesday. $15. Sprouts. Children ages 3-5. Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Wednesday. Who’s Been There? Scats & Tracks. Learn to investigate signs of wildlife. 10 a.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. contemporaryaustin.org
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. Sunday. Sunday is Teacher Appreciation. Central Texas Archery, 5400 E. Howard Lane, Manor. centraltexasarchery.org
Alamo Drafthouse. “Missing Link” Cereal Party. 10 a.m. Saturday, Mueller.
Live at the Hive. Kids music and play featuring Mister Rat. 10 a.m. Saturday. The Hive, 10542 Menchaca Road. hiveaustin.com
Barnes & Noble Events: Escape this Bookstore! Solve riddles and more. 2 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “The Return of Thelma the Unicorn,” Saturday. barnesandnoble.com
BookPeople. Events for kids: Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey read “The Old Truck.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Events for young adults: Carolyn Cohagan reads “Time’s Up.” 5 p.m. Saturday. BookPeople 10:30 a.m. story times. Hooray for Birds, Sunday; Modern First Library, Tuesday; Ms. Staci, Wednesday; Micki Fine Pavlicek reads, Saturday. 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.
Just for Teens: Dev Launchers Coding Lab. Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.
Hot Cocoa Social. 3 p.m. Monday, St. John Branch.
Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Park Branch.
Music and Movement, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Hampton Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch.
Teen Tech Studio. 3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Lego Lab. 4 p.m. Thursday, Howson Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Reading Unleashed. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch.
Early Literacy Play Group. 11 a.m. Thursday; North Village Branch.
Perler Bead Palooza. 3 p.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.
Friday Movie Matinee: “Smallfoot.” 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Old Quarry Branch.
Daddy & Me Story time. 11 a.m. Friday, Spicewood Springs Branch.
Tech Familia Latinitas Technology Workshops. 11 a.m. Saturdays beginning Saturday, Ruiz Branch.