Families can march, skate and make science happen this week
Ice Skating on the Plaza. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. wholefoodsmarket.com
Martin Luther King March and Festival. 9 a.m. beginning at University of Texas and going to Huston-Tillotson. Monday. austintexas.gov
"Tortoise and Hare." 2 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. $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. Sunday and Saturday. Whisenhunt, Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road. $18-24. zachtheatre.org
"Dragons Love Tacos & Other Storybooks." The printed words come to the stage. Noon Thursday. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org
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-Monday. $8. Art Start: Art in Motion. Wednesdays. 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. 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. Monday. 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. Sunday. $13-$15. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.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. $12. Milly McSilly Inside Bubble Show. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Shapes Party! 10:30 a.m. Thursday. $7. Sensory Friendly Fun. 10:30 a.m. Friday. $12. 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Alamo Drafthouse. Babe Cereal Party. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Mueller. PBS Kids: Odd Squad. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Mueller. 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline.
BookPeople.M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin read "The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge," 7 p.m. Monday.10:30 a.m. story times:Cats vs. Dogs, Tuesday. Love Your World, Wednesday. MamaLingua, Thursday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble. Events: Puzzle Party. 2 p.m. Thursday. 11 a.m. Saturday story time: "Pig the Pug," 11 a.m. Thursday. barnesandnoble.com
Lego Lab. 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Branch. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Yarborough Branch. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
Music and Movement. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, 31, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.
Tech Familia Virtual Reality. 11 a.m. Thursday, Ruiz Branch.
Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch.
Pajama Story Time. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch. 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch. 6 p.m. Thursday, North Village Branch.
Art Smart: Storytime Cherry Blossoms. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Carver Branch. 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Bow Wow ReadingWith Aussie. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, North Village Branch.
Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Escape Room Design Club. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Central Library.
Platform Nine & Teen Quarters: "Harry Potter" Meetup. 2 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.
Sunday Afternoon Matinee: "A Wrinkle in Time." 2 p.m. Sunday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Ukulele Club. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Mother Daughter Book Club: "The Serpent's Secret." 6 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.
Baby's First Year Library Visit. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Milwood Branch.
Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Ruiz Branch.
College Planning Workshop: College Admissions 101. 10 a.m. Thursday, North Village Branch. Scholarships and Financial Aid. 11:15 a.m. Thursday, North Village Branch.
Narwhal and Jelly Party, "Spineless." 1 p.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.