New plays, new museum events and more for families, Jan. 14-20


Events

When I Grow Up Festival. Partners in Parenting presents this festival, which will allow kids to meet adults in different professions like dancers, firefighters, chefs, musicians, engineers, artists, doctors, dentists and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Free. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. Register at pipaustin.org/when-i-grow-up/

Whole Foods Skating on the Plaza. Go ice skating 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Monday. $10 per person. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. wholefoodsmarket.com

Car seat check. Have Austin-Travis County EMS check your car seat. 9 a.m. Wednesday, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Lane. austintexas.gov

Safe Baby Academy. Learn baby safety with Austin-Travis County EMS. Seton Northwest Medical Center, 11113 Research Blvd. 9 a.m. Saturday. Seton Williamson Medical Center, 201 Seton Parkway, Round Rock.austintexas.gov

Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Parade. The parade starts at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the University of Texas campus and goes around the Capitol to Huston-Tillotson University. 9 a.m. Monday. mlkcelebration.com

Theater

“Go, Dog. Go!” See the book come to life. 2 p.m. Sunday. $19-$15. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

“Pete the Cat.” See the book become a live action show. Noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. $9-$12. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

“The Adventures of Enoughie (Las Aventuras de Enoughie).” This bilingual puppet show teaches kids about kindness and is a collaboration between Zach Theatre, Teatro Vivo, Glass Half Full Theatre and the Kindness Campaign. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. $14-$16. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. zachtheatre.org

Hideout Theatre Presents: Improv for Kids. Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.org

Museums

Bullock Museum. Science Thursdays. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Umlauf Sculpture Garden Family Day. Learn different forms of exercise as a family, plus make art. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. unmlaufsculture.org

Winter faerie tea parties. Dress for the fairies and drink tea, eat mini cakes and go explore the fairy lands. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. Register online at austintexas.gov/parksonline

Toybrary. Daddy and Me Playdate. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Frozen Party. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $10 per child. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Thinkery. Art Start: Super Sculptors! 9:45 a.m. Wednesday 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, 2-year-olds. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Exploring Seasons. 9:45 a.m. 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. 3-year-olds Friday. $20 per class, $140 for the series. Early Learners: Silly Science. 9:30 a.m. 1-year-olds, 10:30 a.m. 2-year-olds, 11:30 a.m. 3-year-olds Monday. $20 per class, Baby Bloomers. Boogie on Down in January. 9 a.m. Saturday. For birth to age 3. Petri Dish Art. Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Art Bots. Ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Hill Country Science Mill. Snow Day. Play in the snow and do snow science. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Austin Nature and Science Center. Nature’s Numbers. This exhibit is all about how math is everywhere in nature. Saturday-May 6. Austin Nature and Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive. austintexas.gov/ansc

Movies

Alamo Drafthouse PBS Kids “Odd Squad.” 11 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. drafthouse.com

Books

BookPeople events. Armstrong Community School. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tiny Tails Petting Zoo. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Matt Del La Peña and Loren Long read “Love.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Kids Book Club with Austin Allies. 12:30 p.m. Saturday.BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 1 1 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “You!”, Saturday.

At the library

Tabletop Tuesday. Play games in the children’s area and teen area. 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Central Library.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch.

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

NBTween Book Club. “Circus Mirandus.” 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch. “Amina’s Voice.” 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Teen Book Club “Speak.” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Free Play Gaming. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch.

Mother Daughter Book Club: “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Hampton Branch.

Family Craft Night. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Howson Branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee: “The Lego Batman Movie.” 2 p.m. Saturday, University Hills Branch.



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