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New way to love Eric Carle at Zach Theatre, more family events, Jan. 19-25

Nicole Villalpando,
Zach Theatre is presenting “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” which includes that Eric Carle book and some others like “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and “10 Little Rubber Ducks.” [Contributed by Kirk Tuck]


MLK Celebration. March from the Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the University of Texas campus to Huston-Tillotson University. Then enjoy a community festival. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Whole Foods’ ice skating rink. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Monday. Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. $12.

STEM Adventures. Play while learning at this free event that will focus on the science of superheroes and building things. 2 p.m. Saturday, Kiddie Academy. 1301 N. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park.


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, Through March 14. 7 p.m. Friday. $19-$43. Kleberg Theater, 1421 W Riverside Drive.

Paramount Theatre. Golden Dragon Acrobats. 7 p.m. Sunday. $20-$45. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.

Pollyanna Theatre Company. “Last Visible Dog’s Through the Slumber-Glass.” Rush off to Slumberland and answer all the questions you’ve ever wondered, such as why is bedtime soooo early? Ages 7 and up. 2 p.m. Saturday-Jan. 26, Feb. 1. $9. Boyd Vance Theatre, Carver Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St.

Hideout Kids: “Out of this World.” Join the cast in creating a space story. 11 a.m. Jan. 5. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave.


Bullock Texas State History Museum. Story Time: What We Wear. 10 a.m. Thursday. Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

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-Monday. $8. Baby Bloomers. 9 a.m. Saturday. Ages birth to 3. This month the theme is Light It Up. Special guests include Jenny Parrott singalong, 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. Community Nights: Refugee Awareness. 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Wildflower Center. Winter Tree Fest. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Celebrate trees with activities and climbing. Sprouts. Children ages 3-5. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.


Alamo Drafthouse. “PBS Kids at the Alamo: Wild Kratts Winter.” 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane. “Frozen II Singalong,” 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane.


Live at the Hive. Kids music and play. The Groundwork Music Orchestra, Saturday. The Hive, 10542 Menchaca Road.

Book readings

Barnes & Noble Saturday story times at all locations: ““How to Catch a Dragon,” 11 a.m. Saturday.

BookPeople. Events for kids: Emily Arrow reads “Kids’ Guide to Learning the Ukulele.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Events for young adults: Ransom Riggs reads “The Conference of the Birds.” 7 p.m. Monday. BookPeople 10:30 a.m. story times: Armstrong Community Music School, Tuesday; Mighty Mice, Wednesday; A Sleepy Storytime, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

At the library

Closed Sunday and Monday for Martin Luther King Junior holiday.

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.

Pajama Story Time. 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, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Reading Unleashed. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch.

Tech Familia Latinitas Technology Workshops. 11 a.m. Saturdays, Ruiz Branch.

College Planning Workshop: College Planning 101. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Howson Branch. Financial Aid: Do This. 10 a.m. Saturday, Milwood Branch. Hollywood Dreams. 11 a.m. Saturday, Milwood Branch.

Maker Movie Matinee: “Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse.” 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.

Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Oddly Satisfying. Relax with sensory activities such as kinetic sand. 1 p.m. Saturday, St. John Branch.