It’s a long holiday weekend, and a rainy one at that. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Friday, a 30 percent chance on Saturday and the a 60 percent chance on Sunday and 70 percent on Monday.
Saturday’s your best bet for outdoor activities, and don’t forget, the kids are off of school on Monday, so find some indoor fun that day.
“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.
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. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Chandler Baker, Kim Liggett, Neal Shusterman read and sign “Teen Hyde,” “The Last Harvest: and “Scythe.” 7 p.m. Friday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
“Ben Hur Shrine Circus.” Kick off the circus’ arrival with an elephant brunch noon Friday. Watch the elephants eat, see clowns and more. Free. Circus performances 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 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.
Hill Country Science Mill. Snowy Day. The outdoor Science & Art Park at the Mill will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Launch snowballs with the catapult, build a snowman, play an ice xylophone. Bring your mittens. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org.
Contemporary Austin. Families Create! Hoop Around. Make art using circular fabric dyeing technique. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org
Baby Bloomers for kids infant to 3. Study light this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Tea Time for Story time. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com
Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturday story times at all locations: “How do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?” Saturday.
“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. and 7 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
PBS Kids at the Alamo. “Ready! Jet! Go!” Watch episodes of this PBS Kids show. $1-$3 donation. 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Slaughter Lane Alamo Drafthouse. drafthouse.com
Plush Pillows. Sew a pillow. For ages 8 and up. 11:15 a.m. Saturday-Monday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Digital Bling. For ages 8 and up. Sew a creation with bling. 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Monday.$8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org