“Ben Hur Shrine Circus.” Watch the elephants eat, see clowns and more. Free. Circus performances 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday. $9-$35. H-E-B Center 2100 Avenue of the Stars. hebcenter.com.
Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Check Event. Free. 9 a.m. Thursday, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. austintexas.gov.
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” The story of Ariel comes to the stage in this musical. $19-$30. 2 p.m. Sunday. Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. georgetownpalace.com.
“Charlotte’s Web.” Aerial artists Sky Candy bring the spider to life. $16-$21. 2 p.m. Sunday. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org.
“Call of the Wild.” Theater Heroes bring Jack London’s story to life using projected illustrations as part of the Paramount Discovery series. $18. 2 p.m. Sunday. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
“Odd Squad Live.” The PBS Kids show comes to the stage. 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $15-$32. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Thinkery. “Things that Glow.” Investigate things that glow in the dark. 9:45 a.m. Monday (1-year-olds); 10:45 a.m. Monday (2-year-olds); and 11:45 a.m. Monday (3-year-olds). $20. Little Thinkers Club: Art Start: Discovering Color, Lines and Shapes. 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays for 1-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays for 2-year-olds through Jan. 25. $20 per class. Tinkering Tots: Let’s Create a Soundscape. 9:45 a.m. Fridays for 2-year-olds; 10:45 a.m. Fridays for 3-year-olds through Jan. 27. $20 a class. Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study light this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Petri Dish Art. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday. $8. Plush Pillows. Sew a pillow. For ages 8 and up. 11:15 a.m. Sunday-Monday. $8. Digital Bling. For ages 8 and up. Sew a creation with bling. 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 28-29. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Zilker Botanical Garden. Winter Faerie Tea Party. Dress in your fairy gear and learn about fairies as well as make fairy crafts. $16. 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Zilker Botanical Garden: Auditorium, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.
Umlauf Kids Kraft. Learn about portraits. 9-10:30 a.m. grades kindergarten-second and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. grades third-fifth. $15. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org.
PBS Kids at the Alamo. “Ready! Jet! Go!” Watch episodes of this PBS Kids show. $1-$3 donation. 10 a.m. Sunday. Slaughter Lane Alamo Drafthouse. drafthouse.com
BookPeople events. Pascal Simon, Bake Austin Kids. 2 p.m. Saturday. Story times. Armstrong Community Music School. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo. 10:30 am. Wednesday. Color Me Crazy. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Nanette’s Baguette,” (with sign-language interpretation, Sunset Valley), Saturday.
At the library
Crafternoon, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch; 4 p.m. Tuesday, Cepeda Branch.
Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.
Pajama Storytime. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Windsor Park Branch; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch.
Art Smart: Sand Art Painting. Sculpey Clay, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.
Teen Book Club “Boys Don’t Knit,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.
Bow Wow Reading Dog. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Twin Oaks Branch.
Family Craft Night. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch.
Mother Daughter Book Club “Inside Out & Back Again,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Hampton Branch.
NBTween Book Club, “Some Kind of Courage,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Yarborough Branch; “Wild Robot,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.
T(w)ween STEAM Lab, for ages 7 and up. 3 p.m. Thursday, Carver Branch.
Friday Movie Matinee, “The Goonies,” 2 p.m. Friday, Old Quarry Branch.
Juntos Online Scavenger Hunt. 1 p.m. Saturday, Ruiz Branch.
Mommy, Daddy & Me Book Club, “Rosa,” by Nikki Giovanni. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Carver Museum.