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Fill your January with fun theater, events and adventures for families

Nicole Villalpando
nvillalpando@statesman.com
Bryce Bonnet, 8, from Lafayette, La., joins hundreds in marching in a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. [AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2018]

January is upon us and with it some fresh family events, along with a few holiday events that are still hanging out.

Check out our calendar and find more online at austin360.com.

Events

Ice Skating on the Plaza. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. wholefoodsmarket.com

Winter Faerie Tea Parties. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/zilkerbotanicalgarden

Rock and Roll Playhouse. The Mohawk hosts "The Music of the Beatles." 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 13. $12-$15. Mohawk, 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com

Martin Luther King March and Festival. 9 a.m. beginning at University of Texas and going to Huston-Tillotson. Jan. 21. austintexas.gov

Theater

Circus Chickendog, "The Mutt-Cracker (Sweet!)" See the dogs perform the classic story. 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4-6. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 1. $15-$35. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org

"Tortoise and Hare." 2 p.m. Jan. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27. $18-24. Kleberg Stage. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Ave. zachtheatre.org

"This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing." A modern fairy tale of three sisters. 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Jan. 19-20, Jan. 26. Whisenhunt, Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road. $18-24. 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. Jan. 7. $10-$18. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austhintheatre.org.

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show." Told with puppets, the Eric Carle stories come to life. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 27.  $10-$18. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austhintheatre.org

"Dragons Love Tacos & Other Storybooks." The printed words come to the stage. Noon Jan. 26. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org

Museums

Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday: "Becoming Texas." Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 6. "Little Texans: Texas Beasts." 10 a.m. Jan. 10. Science Thursday. 10 a.m. Jan. 17. 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. Tinkering Take-Homes: String Art Creations. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 3-4, noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 2. $6. STEAM on the Spot: Mrs. Purple Urple. 6-7 p.m. Jan. 2. Free. Pop and Fizz Kitchen Lab. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5-6, Jan. 19-21. $8. Art Start: Art in Motion. Wednesdays Jan. 9-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. Fridays Jan. 11-March 1. 9:45 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:45 a.m. 3-year-olds. $20. Dream Big, Little One. Celebrate inventors, scientists and engineers. Jan. 21. 9:30 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 3-year-olds. $20. "The Very Nervous Caterpillar." An interactive on-site performance from Zach Theatre and the Thinkery. Ages 4 and up. 6-9 p.m. Jan. 18-19. $13-$15. Sensory-Friendly Hours. 8-10 a.m. Jan. 27. 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. Jan. 12. Free. Contemporary Austin, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Science Mill. Mathematician Homeschool Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 10. Snow Day: Making Science Snow Much Fun. Play with snow and see an ice sculpture being built. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 4. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Family Day. Play on a trampoline, make art and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 13. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org

Toybrary Austin. Nappy Time Photos. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5. $20. Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Sensory-Friendly Fun with Joshua's Stage. 10:30 a.m. Fridays beginning Jan. 11. $12. Sunshine Cake story time. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15.  $7. $25. 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Alamo Drafthouse. Kids Camp: "The Peanuts Movie." 10 a.m. Jan. 2-3, 12:15 p.m. Jan. 1, Mueller. 10 a.m. Jan. 1-3, Slaughter Lane. "March of the Penguins," 10 a.m. Jan. 2-3, 1:35 p.m. Jan. 1, Lakeline. Babe Cereal Party. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19, Lakeline. 11:30 a.m. Jan. 26, Mueller. PBS Kids: Odd Squad. 10:45 a.m. Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20, Mueller. 10 a.m. Jan. 26-27, Lakeline.

Flix Junior: "Iron Giant." 11 a.m. Jan. 19. Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. Interstate 35, Round Rock. flixbrewhouse.com/round-rock

That's My Face Young Adult Film Series Free Screening. "The Uncomfortable Truth." 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Books

BookPeople. Events: Holly Black reads "The Wicked King," 2 p.m. Jan. 13. Kiersten White reads "Slayer," 7 p.m. Jan. 15. M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin read "The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge," 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Patrick Ness reads "And the Ocean Was Our Sky," 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Kat Kronenberg reads "Love Big," 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Nick Bruel reads "Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble," 6 p.m. Jan. 28. Lincoln Peirce reads "Max & the Midknights,"6 p.m. Jan. 29. 10:30 a.m. story times:Being Unique is the Jam, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 1. Snow Day. Jan. 2. Spread the Joy, Jan. 3. Dance Party, Jan. 4. Tim Miller Author Guest, Jan. 5. Cuddle Up Day, Jan. 6. Super Magic Rainbow, Jan. 8. Ms. Staci, Jan. 9. Warriors & Vikings, Jan. 10. Author guests Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright, Jan. 19. Cats vs. Dogs, Jan. 22.  Love Your World, Jan. 23. MamaLingua, Jan. 26. Dinosaurs Rock, Jan. 29. Shapes and Sizes, Jan. 30. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble. Events: Puzzle Party. 2 p.m. Jan. 26. 11 a.m. Saturday story time: "Clifford the Big Red Dog," Jan. 5. "Love, Z," Jan. 12. "The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story," Jan. 19. "Pig the Pug," 11 a.m. Jan. 26. barnesandnoble.com

Library

Closed Monday-Tuesday.

Lego Lab. 3 p.m. Jan. 2, Southeast Branch. 4 p.m. Jan. 4, North Village Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Windsor Park Branch. 4 p.m. Jan. 9, Howson Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Manchaca Road Branch. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Carver Branch. 5 p.m. Jan. 14, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 3 p.m. Jan. 15, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Milwood Branch. 4 p.m. Jan. 18, University Hills Branch. 2 p.m. Jan. 22, St. John Branch. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Yarborough Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Cepeda Branch.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Jan. 4, Old Quarry Branch. 10:15 a.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 14, Pleasant Hill Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 15, Southeast Branch.

Just for Teens: "Kingdom Hearts" Unlocked. 1 p.m. Jan. 4, Central Library.

Tech Familia Virtual Reality. 11 a.m. Jan. 5, Ruiz Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 26, Ruiz Branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee: "Hotel Transylvania 3." 2 p.m. Jan. 5, Windsor Park Branch.

Slime Saturday. 2 p.m. Jan. 5, Howson Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Jan. 7, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 8, 15, Milwood Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 10, Southeast Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 11, North Village Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 16, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Crafternoon. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7, Carver Branch. 3 p.m. Jan. 9, 23, Ruiz Branch. 1 p.m. Jan. 12, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 3 p.m. Jan. 14, Southeast Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Howson Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Windsor Park Branch. 3 p.m. Jan. 28, Southeast Branch.

Monday Movies: "Transformers." 5 p.m. Jan. 7, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 28, Central Library. 6 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Windsor Park Branch. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, St. John Branch. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 24, 31, Manchaca Road Branch. 6 p.m. Jan. 24, Spicewood Springs Branch. 6 p.m. Jan. 24, North Village Branch. 6 p.m. Jan. 29, Milwood Branch. 6 p.m. Jan. 29, Old Quarry Branch.

STEM Builder Lab. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. Jan. 10, St. John Branch.

Art Smart: Storytime Cherry Blossoms. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Twin Oaks Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 15, Spicewood Springs Branch. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Manchaca Road Branch. 10:15 a.m. Jan. 22, Carver Branch. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 24, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 11 a.m. Jan. 29, Ruiz Branch. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31, Milwood Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Old Quarry Branch.

Neighborhood Science: Gotta Catch 'Em All: Real Life Pokémon. 7 p.m. Jan. 10, Twin Oaks Branch. Science of Superheroes. 7 p.m. Jan. 15, Howson Branch.

NBTween Graphic Novel Book Club. "Tree Mail" and Science Comics. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

NBTween Book Club: "The Night Diary." 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Twin Oaks Branch. "The First Rule of Punk," 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Carver Branch.

Perler Lab. 3 p.m. Jan. 11, St. John Branch.

Friday Movie Matinee: "Incredibles 2," 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Carver Branch. "Happy Feet." 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Old Quarry Branch.

BluePrint for Tweens 3D Printing and Design. 4 p.m. Jan. 11, Central Library. For Teens. 6 p.m. Jan. 11, Central Library.

Bow Wow Reading with Wrangler. 4 p.m. Jan. 11, Milwood Branch. With Aussie. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23, North Village Branch. With Daisy the Dog. 10:15 a.m. Jan. 18, Ruiz Branch.

Saturday Cinema: "Paddington." 2 p.m. Jan. 12, Southeast Branch.

Monday Movies: "Transformers." 5 p.m. Jan. 14, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Southeast Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 29, Twin Oaks Branch.

Teen Book Club: "Exit, Pursued by a Bear." 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Howson Branch.

Escape Room Design Club. 6 p.m. Jan. 16, 23, Central Library.

Thursday Matinee: "Coco." 1 p.m. Jan. 17, Terrazas Branch.

Movie Night: "The House With a Clock in its Walls." 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Ruiz Branch.

Sewing After Dark for teens. 5 p.m. Jan. 18, Central Library.

Platform Nine & Teen Quarters: "Harry Potter" Meetup. 2 p.m. Jan. 20, Central Library.

Sunday Afternoon Matinee: "A Wrinkle in Time." 2 p.m. Jan. 20, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Ukulele Club. 4 p.m. Jan. 23, Manchaca Road Branch.

Mother Daughter Book Club: "The Serpent's Secret." 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Baby's First Year Library Visit. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25, Milwood Branch.

Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Ruiz Branch.

College Planning Workshop: College Admissions 101. 10 a.m. Jan. 26, North Village Branch. Scholarships and Financial Aid. 11:15 a.m. Jan. 26, North Village Branch.

Narwhal and Jelly Party, "Spineless." 1 p.m. Jan. 26, St. John Branch.