This Weekend in Austin (January 7-12)

From free acting classes to a comedy show, there’s plenty to do in the Austin area the weekend of January 7th. Here’s a few top pics to consider.

Jan 7: Free Sample Class at ZACH Theatre

Helping young people find courage, creativity, and connection even when we are apart.

Please fill in your information here and choose one or more sample classes you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with your zoom link(s) from a ZACH education team member within one business day. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Jan 8: Virtual Group Cooking Class Online

Recipe for this class. Please have all ingredients ready prior to class. 

Cook gourmet gluten free, dairy intolerant, and nightshade intolerant in the comfort of your own kitchenclassroom, or place of work

We speak English and Espanol

Ages 4+ ….yes get the children in the kitchen! Children’s education at home can begin in the kitchen.

We prepare the same recipe simultaneously. Tell us your interests and we provide the recipe.

Ask questions about food allergies and food alternatives to fats, dairy, and sugars.

Do not forget to have fun cooking and we are not liable for any lost fingers or toes while cutting

New to cooking with us? First class is always Free!

Jan 9: Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke Featuring Benji Shanks at Paramount

Tobin Center and The Paramount Theatre present

Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke

Featuring Benji Shanks

The Paramount Theatre

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Doors: 5pm | Show: 6pm

Known for his “voice made of whiskey and grit” (AJC), Charlie Starr is the lead vocalist and guitarist for southern rock band Blackberry Smoke out of Atlanta. Starr will be joined by longtime friend and musician Benji Shanks for an acoustic performance.


The Paramount Theatre is operating at only 25% capacity with strong initiatives in place to keep our patrons, staff, and volunteers healthy and safe. We have an updated clear bag policy, masks are mandatory unless you’re eating or drinking in your seat, doors open earlier with staggered arrival times, and more. See our Health & Safety Initiatives.

Jan 12: Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan at Stubb’s


MANDATORY RAPID COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTING: Each ticket holder will receive a rapid COVID-19 antigen test upon arriving at the venue. If COVID-19 is detected by the rapid test, that individual and all members of the same household will not be allowed to enter and will be given a refund. Rapid COVID-19 antigen testing to begin at 4:30 pm

Masks MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES during the event, even while at your seat, except when eating or drinking.

This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone or smartwatch will be required to place it in a locked YONDR pouch. Everyone is subject to a pat down and wanding.  Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected.

Ticket Delivery is WILL CALL ONLY!  Original purchaser and all members of table must be present to enter. Only ticket purchases from Front Gate Tickets directly will be honored. Any purchases from other ticketing agencies are not verified and may be denied entry to the event.

NO Re-Entry will be allowed. Tickets are Non-Transferrable.


Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. and/or Dave Chappelle own all rights in the content and materials delivered during his performance (the “Materials”). Any use of the Materials without the express prior written consent of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. is strictly prohibited and is punishable to the full extent of the law.

Note: Due to social distancing measures in place for this event, individual seats are not available. Entire table must be purchased – tables are sold in multiples of 4, 6 or 8.

4 Person Table, $350 + tax/fees PER PERSON                                                     

6 Person Table, $350 + tax/fees PER PERSON

8 Person Table, $350 + tax/fees PER PERSON

*Line up is subject to change.

Jan 13: Good Vibes Only featuring The Deer at Long Center


Introducing Good Vibes Only, the Long Center’s series of free, fully-produced performancesfrom local artists safely recorded in our Rollins Studio Theatre. Rooted in the spirit of the old Municipal Auditorium that opened its doors to Austin in 1959, it’s time to get back to the music, back to the energy, and back to the old Austin. No more backyards and front porches, these performances are focused on what has kept Austin’s culture so cool — great music, bold creativity, and Good Vibes Only.

Good Vibes Only is powered by AT&T. This series is booked in partnership with EQ Austin & Austin Texas Musicians, and produced with support from the Stand with Austin Fund and Applied Materials Foundation.

About the author

Darian Rausch is the Broker/Owner of Urban to Suburban Realty.
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