Bilingual storytime — 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Parents and kids can enjoy a story in English and a second language, songs, games, crafts, ages 3-8, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Indigobridge.com/events or 402-477-7770.
Hy-Vee Lil' Chefs Winter Wonderland — 2-3 p.m. Thursday. Kids ages 3-11 learn to prepare two or three recipes from dietitian Alyssa. Parents must accompany kids, and bring your own apron or chef hat, $12, Hy-Vee, 7151 Stacy Lane. Tickets at eventbrite.com or 402-489-4244.
Investigate 2nd Saturday — 10 a.m.-noon. Jan. 12. Science and nature with hands-on activities, every three events attended qualifies you to move up as a science investigator, and you get a prize, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Museum.unl.edu or 402-472-2642.
Kids nights at nitro arenacross — 7 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Adults, both days $32 (adv.), $36 (day of); kids (day of) $24, Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St. Lancastereventcenter.org or 402-441-6545.
First National Bank Late Night family event — 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. All exhibits open for working families, hands-on activities, Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.
First Friday pajama night — 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday. Wear your favorite pajamas to get a 50 percent discount on paint fees, free cookies and milk. Paint Yourself Silly, 701 P St. 402-474-1010.
Storytime and activities — 11 a.m. Saturday. Featuring the book "Clifford the Big Red Dog," get a coupon for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4, Barnes and Noble Books, SouthPointe Pavilions, 2910 Pine Lake Road. Stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2939 or 402-421-7979.
Teen night: prismatic explosion — 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Defy Gravity. Interactive neon glowing jumping and dancing party for teens. Wear neon clothing to add to experience, must have a valid waiver to participate. 345 Sporting Village Drive. Defygravitylincoln.com or 402-817-6900.
Kids storytime — 10 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. Interactive and African-themed stories, Midwestern African Museum of Art, 1935 Q St. Mamamuseum.org or 402-438-0529.
Railyard ice rink — 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 5 p.m.-midnight, Fridays; noon-midnight, Saturdays; noon-9 p.m. Sundays, skate rental $9 (adults), $6 (kids), 350 Canopy St. Railyardlnk.com.
Holiday poinsettia show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sunday. View 5,000 varieties of poinsettias, lights and a 20-foot poinsettia tree, Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St., Omaha. Lauritzengardens.org or 402-346-4002.
Magic shows — Wednesday-Feb. 23, times and dates vary. "Winter Wonderland" and "Midwinter's Nights Dream," interactive freestyle magic show featuring magician Ryan Chandler. Park entry permit required for each vehicle entering park, Kountze Memorial Theatre, Mahoney State Park, 28500 W. Park Hwy., Ashland. Musicalmagical.com or 402-944-2523.