Bring the rain boots and umbrella for this weekend’s family fun, Jan. 13-16

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.

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.

Friday

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 is coming to Cedar Park Center Jan. 17-20. World Record Holder, David Smith Jr. is the human cannonball.

Ben Hur Shrine Circus is coming to Cedar Park Center Jan. 13-16. World Record Holder, David Smith Jr. is the human cannonball.

Friday-Monday

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.

Saturday

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.

Saturday-Sunday

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. 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

Saturday-Monday

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

Sunday

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


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