New theater productions, a touch of winter and more family fun, Jan. 12-18
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, Saturday-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. Sunday $10-$18. 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. Friday. $29.50-$59.59. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.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. Saturday. $5.50-$25.50. texasperformingarts.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
Neill-Cochran House Museum. Sunday Fundays: Whirligigs. Make your own Whirligig. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St. .nchmuseum.org
Bullock Texas State History Museum.Science Thursday. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com
Science Mill.Snow Day at the Science Mill. It will be snowing at this themed event. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday-Jan. 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 Hana Bird, opera singer, Saturday; Otis Other of the Other Other Brothers band, Monday. $5. Thinkery Take Homes. Scribble Bots. Ages 4 and above. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $6. 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. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Museum, 604 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org
Asian American Resource Center. Asia Story Time: Vietnam. 10 a.m. Friday. Free. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road.
Whole Foods’ ice skating rink. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 20. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. $12. Wholefoods.com
Live at the Hive. Kids music and play. The Other Other Brothers, Saturday. The Hive, 10542 Menchaca Road. facebook.com/hiveaustin
Music of the Beatles for Kids. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. $12-$15. Mohawk. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com
Alamo Drafthouse. “Dolittle” Family Party. 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. PBS Kids at the Alamo: “Wild Kratts Winter.” 10 a.m. Sunday, Mueller. drafthouse.com
Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Nobody Hugs a Cactus,” Saturday. barnesandnoble.com
BookPeople. Events for kids: Saadia Faruqi reads “Meet Yasmin!” 2 p.m. Saturday. BookPeople 10:30 a.m. Story Times: Dinosaurs Rock, Tuesday; Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, Wednesday; A Bear-y Fun 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. With Sadie, 10 a.m. Saturday, Central Library.
Just for Teens: Dev Launchers Coding Lab. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
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. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Terrazas Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Southeast Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hampton Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.
Teen Tech Studio. 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch.
Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Hampton Branch. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch. 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch.
Reading Unleashed. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch.
Early Literacy Play Group. 11 a.m. Howson Branch, Monday. 11 a.m. Friday, Hampton Branch.
Tech Familia Latinitas Technology Workshops. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Ruiz Branch.
Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.
Graphic Novel Club: “Paper Girls.” 6:30 p.m. Monday, Old Quarry Branch.
Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.
NBTween Book Club: “The Dragonet Prophecy.” 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Maker Space: Cricut Open House. 10 a.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.