Last chance to see “Charlotte’s Web” and more family events, Jan. 15-21


“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.

Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Check Event. Free. 9 a.m. Thursday, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane.


“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.


Bullock Museum. Science Thursdays. Hands-on activities from Central Texas Discover Engineering including boat races. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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