Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Dance. For ages 5-12. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. $1. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St. austintexas.gov


Be My Valentine: A Family Event. 6 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch of the Austin Public Library.


Valentine’s Day: Pop-Up Cards. Noon Saturday, Cepeda Branch.


Perler Bead Valentine’s Day Edition. Noon Saturday, University Hills Branch.


Black History Month


Black History Month: Design Your Family Reunion Shirt. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Cepeda Branch.


Museums


Bullock Texas State History Museum. Free First Sunday. Take a deep dive into STEM with activities for all ages. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Living History Days. 10 a.m. Thursday. Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com


Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Ages birth to 3. This month the theme is Boogie on Down. Special guests include Armstrong Music School, Monday; Music with Miss Ariel, Saturday. Little Thinkers Club. Art Start. For kids 1-3. 9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.,Friday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Children’s Book Fair. Local authors read and sign their books. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free with admission. Parent and Toddler Yoga. 10 a.m. Tuesday. $15. Sprouts. Children ages 3-5. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org


Contemporary Austin. Second Saturdays Are for Families: Wobbly Weebles. Explore antigravity art. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. contemporaryaustin.org


Toybrary Austin. Parents’ Night Out. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $35, $10 each additional child. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com


Theatre


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


H-E-B Center. “Trolls Live!” The trolls hit the stage and sing and dance. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Sunday. $19.75-$89.75. Robotters International Festival. 8 a.m. to 8 pm. Feb. 17-18. Watch the competition on Feb. 17 and then play with robots on Feb. 18. Free. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. hebcenter.com


“SaulPaul’s Alien Adventure.” An alien comes to Earth and makes a friend. Music by SaulPaul. 11 a.m. Saturday. $10-$15. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org


Hideout Kids: “Out of This World.” Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org


“Peter Pan.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 1. $36-$17. Palace Theater, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. georgetownpalace.com


Music


123 Andrés – Bilingual Concert for Kids. 10 a.m. Feb. 1-2. $10-$15. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org


Events


Faerie Tea Parties. Enjoy tea, create your own fairy garden and look for fairies in the garden. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. $22. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org


Austin Bat Cave and Jane’s Due Process. “Let's Write About Sex Education: A Journalism Workshop for Grades 9-12.” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Relay Coworking, 1023 Springdale Road. janesdueprocess.org


Timbuktu Y.O.U. (Youth Out of School University). STEM and Social Emotional Learning program for kids in sixth through eighth grades. Learn about ancient African cultures and more. 3 p.m. weekdays, Monday-May 15. $645. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov


Letterpress Printing for Children: Workshop for Print Austin. 10 a.m. Feb. 8. for kids 6-9, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 8 for kids 10-14. $50. 2300 S. Lamar Blvd. letterpressplay.com


Books


Barnes & Noble. Baby & Me story time, 11 a.m. Sundays at all locations. “I Love Earth,” Sunday. Story time, 11 a.m. Saturdays, at all locations. “Always More Love,” Saturday.


BookPeople. Linsey Miller reads “Belle Revolte.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Story times, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. BookPeople.com


At the Library


Tech Familia: Robotics Workshop. 11 a.m. Saturdays, Cepeda Branch.


Happy Mail Art. For ages 8 and up. 3 p.m. Sunday, North Village Branch.


Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Park Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch.


Early Literacy Playgroup. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch . 11 a.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.


Music & Movement. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Hampton Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.


Teen Social Hour. 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Carver Branch.


Science Tuesday. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Carver Branch.


Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.


Home School D&D Club. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.


Tween Coding for Home Schoolers. 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.


Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Wednesday Ruiz Branch. 3 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch.


Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch.


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


Teen Tech Studio. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.


Launch: Teen Entrepreneur Lab. 6 p.m. Thursday, Central Library.


College Planning Workshop: Scholarships & Financial Aid. 6:30 p.m. Thursday Howson Branch.


Free Play Gaming. 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.


Family Movie Matinee. “Abominable.“ 3:30 p.m. Friday Ruiz Branch. ”Aladdin.“ 3:30 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.


Tween Crafters. 4 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch.


Lego Lab. 4 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.