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New Austin family theater experiences and more, Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Nicole Villalpando, nvillalpando@statesman.com
Zach Theatre is presenting “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” which includes that EricCarle story and some others like “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and “10 Little Rubber Ducks.” [Contributed by Kirk Tuck]

Events

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. Saturday and Feb. 2. Relay Coworking, 1023 Springdale Road. janesdueprocess.org

Families Empowered. City Wide Open House. Get to know more than 25 schools across Austin. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd. familiesempowered.org

Theatre

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. $19-$43. Kleberg Theater, 1421 W Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Paramount Theatre. Pitch Yea! See young entrepreneurs pitch ideas to celebrity judges and the audience. 6 p.m. Sunday. $20-$45. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

“Trolls Live!” The trolls hit the stage and sing and dance. 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Saturday-Feb. 2. $19.75-$89.75. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. Hebcenter.com

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. Sunday and Saturday. $9. Boyd Vance Theatre, Carver Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St. pollyannatheatrecompany.org

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

Museums

Thinkery.Baby Bloomers. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Ages birth to 3. Special guests include April & Amy Rankin country duo, Monday. $5. Thinkery Take Homes. Scribble Bots. Ages 4 and above. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $6. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Movies.

Alamo Drafthouse. PBS Kids at the Alamo: “Wild Kratts Winter,” 10 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Slaughter Lane.

Music

Live at the Hive. Enjoy kids music for a featured act. 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The Hive, 10542 Menchaca Road. facebook.com/hiveaustin

Book readings

Barnes & Noble. Baby & Me story time. 11 a.m. Sunday at all locations.

BookPeople. Isabel Ibanez, Adrienne Young and Shea Ernshaw read “Woven in Moonlight,” “The Girl the Sea Gave Back” and “Winterwood,” 7 p.m. Friday. Katie Jaffee and Jennifer Lawson read “Fly, Fly Again.” 1 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. Story times: Best Friends Forever, Tuesday; Love Your World, Wednesday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. BookPeople.com

At the Library

International Lego Day. Noon Sunday, Central Library.

Just for Teens: Math and Science Tutoring. 1 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.

Platform Nine & Teen Quarters: “Harry Potter” Meetup. 2 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.

Just for Teens: Guitar and Bass Lab. 6 p..m. Monday, Central Library.

Music and Movement. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hampton Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Terrazas Branch.

Free Play Gaming. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Ruiz Branch.

Tabletop Tuesday, Family Night. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Pajama Storytime. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 6 p.m Tuesday, Milwood Branch. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry Branch.

Teen Social Hour. 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Carver Branch.

Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Ruiz Branch.

Barking Book Buddies. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

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

Tech Familia: Robotics Workshop. 11 a.m. Saturday. Cepeda Branch.

Barking Book Buddies. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch. Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

STEMulating Playground. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Tabletop Tuesday Family Night. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Neighborhood Science. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

Homeschool D&D Club. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Central Library.

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

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

Science Friday. 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.

Just for Teens: Dev Launchers Coding Lab. Noon, Saturday, Central Library.

Board Games. 1 p.m. Saturday, Old Quarry Branch.

Weekend Builders.2 p.m. Saturday, Hampton Branch.