Family-friendly stocking stuffers

Be nice to children, or it’s coal in your stocking and stones in your shoes. At your wit’s end and don’t know what to do? Try these treats:

Hip-hop for the family! Drop by Lila Cockrell Theatre when “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! It’s Time to Dance!” comes to town Wednesday, November 30. Featuring Biz Markie, Razzle Dazzle Gabba! Leslie Hall, DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee, in a mix of music, animation, games, singing, and dancing. 6pm, $35-$45, 200 East Market, (210) 224-9600.

Build stuff. “Kids’ Gingerbread,” Saturday December 3, at SA Children’s Museum provides gingerbread houses, cookies, and everything needed for children to craft a edible artiface they can take home. $6-$7, kids under two free, Saturday, Dec 3 10am-5pm, Sun Dec 4 Noon-4pm, (210) 212-4453,

Build more stuff. Discover how the kids would build the world at “Kids Initiating Design Solutions 3rd Annual Design Challenge.” Held at the Center for Architecture at the Pearl, fifth-grade students of Gates Elementary, Lamar Elementary, and Barkley Ruiz Academy have been given the challenge to come up with an architecture design to be built on a school campus. Wowza! Free, 10:30-12pm, Dec 2, 200 East Grayson. On view to Dec 16, sponsored by SW School of Art.

Daydream. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s much-anticipated new production, A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar And A Moon: Treasured Stories By Eric Carle, will bring together old favorites and new friends at the Laurie Auditorium. Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects, and innovative puppetry. $8, 10am, 6:30-8pm Tue Dec 6, 715 Stadium, (210) 999-8119.

Giddy Up! The Alamo Area Square and Round Dance Association will host their Annual Christmas Dance Saturday, December 3, with the officers of the Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancers (TSFSRD) at the Schertz Area Senior Center (608 Schertz Pkwy). Dancing begins with Request Rounds at 7pm. Square dancing begins at 8pm. Contact James & Marie Madill at (210) 464-7716 for details, cowboy. $8.

Test their patience. Video and performance artist Christina Sukhgian Houle will exhibit her most recent video work, Migration Patterns During Wartime. Six performers, dressed in costumes made of toy stuffed-animal pelts, travel from San Antonio to Austin in the course of one day in four separate groups. One group hitchhikes, another is smuggled in a car, another tries to ride the bus, the last one walks. All of the groups intend to reunite at the Capitol, and then have a party, but not everyone makes it… Featuring performances by Adam Sultan of Mistress Stephanie and her Melodic Cat, Matt Hislope of Rubber Repertory, Jordan Moser of Ballet Austin, choreographer Lindsay Robinson and emerging performance artists Megan McGinnis and Suzi Gonzalez. Free, 6-10pm Thur & Fri, Dec 1-2, Justiceworks Studio 116 Blue Star Ste. 113-1, (210) 573-2766.

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