Bundle up, but don’t miss the family fun this weekend, Jan. 6-8

The lows, well, they will be in the 20s, but eventually at some point on Sunday, it might get to be in the 50s. It’s perfect weather to don the pjs and sit in front of an actual fire in the fireplace and toast some marshmallows. Resist that urge and check out some of the family fun happening this weekend:

Friday

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.

Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Friday, Austin Public Library, Milwood Branch.

Friday-Sunday

Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” The story of Ariel comes to the stage in this musical. $19-$30. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. georgetownpalace.com.

Mutt-cracker (Sweet).” Circus Chickendog does “The Nutcracker” with rescue dogs. $25 adults, $15 children. 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org.

Julian Gonzalez, 6 at left, battles Amerin Calvio, 5, with brother Aedie Calvio, 8, during a gathering of Star Wars fans for a "lightsaber" vigil to honor the late actress and writer Carrie Fisher at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Julian Gonzalez, 6 at left, battles Amerin Calvio, 5, with brother Aedie Calvio, 8, during a gathering of Star Wars fans for a “lightsaber” vigil to honor the late actress and writer Carrie Fisher at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Dec. 28, 2016. Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Saturday

Bullock Museum’s Star Wars Family Fan Fest. Test your Jedi skills with light saber demonstrations. Try virtual reality experiences. Make intergalactic crafts and more. Free. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study light this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions.” Hear the music of Pokémon cartoons and video games in symphony form. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $29-$89. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.

BookPeople Story times. I’m in the Mood for Storytime. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

Barnes & Noble Story times. 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “Clifford’s Good Deeds” (with sign-language interpretation, Sunset Valley), Saturday.

Beetle, voiced by Matthew McConnaghey, right, and Kubo, voiced by Art Parkinson in a scene from the animated film, "Kubo and the Two Strings." Laika Studios/Focus Features

Beetle, voiced by Matthew McConnaghey, right, and Kubo, voiced by Art Parkinson in a scene from the animated film, “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Laika Studios/Focus Features

Saturday Family Movie: “Kubo and the Two Strings.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Austin Public Library, Windsor Park Branch.

Story Reading & Singing with Austin Shakespeare. Hear stories like “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and the “Three Little Pigs” performed by professional actors. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Brentwood Social House, 1601 W. Koenig Lane. brentwoodsocial.com

Zach Theatre Open House. Check out different classes your kids could take.  10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

Petri Dish Art. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Saturday-Sunday

Charlotte’s Web.” Aerial artists Sky Candy bring the spider to life. $16-$21. 11 a.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Saturday. Zach Theatre’s Kleberg Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org.

Sunday

Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden with her family where she prayed with a bronze statue of a nun. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Bianca Serra, 4, visited the Umlauf Sculpture Garden with her family where she prayed with a bronze statue of a nun. LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Umlauf Family Day. Celebrate the new year and winter with the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin. Make origami and a calendar. 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org.

Neill-Cochran House Museum. Sunday Funday: Hot air balloons and gliders. Create your own flying machine. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Neill-Cochran House, 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org

And for you:

The Yoga for Birth Workshop. 2-5 p.m. Saturday. $108 per couple. Stacy Wooster teaches this class specifically for women who are pregnant. Little Yoga House, 2700 W. Anderson Lane Suite 229, Austin, TX 78757. thelittleyogahouse.com

 

 


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