This Week in Austin (January 15th – 18th)

From the dog days at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, to hanging out with the bulls, here’s a few things fun things to do in Austin.

January 15th – Virtual Event
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with the George Washington Carver Museum

Stay at home and attend this virtual and honor Dr. King’s birthday. The Carver Museum is offering a free double feature, where they’ll virtually screen King in the Wilderness followed by We Are the Dream. Be sure to stay online afterwards for a community chat and Q&A session. Get the Zoom link here.

January 15th and 16th
Laugh Along with Comedian Bret Ernst

The Romo Room presents the next act in their Celebrity Headliner Series: Bret Ersnt of Cobra Kai and Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening. Hosted by The Brass Tap, both early and late showtimes will be offered and pre-paid dinners will be available for purchase. Tickets are available in two or four seat tables, starting at $45.

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January 15th and 16th
Admire Bull Riders at the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour

Put your boots on and attend the Professional Bull Riders 2021 kick off of the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour.   As part of the H-E-B Center’s Safe & Sound Series, social distancing protocols will be in place and tickets will be sold in pods of 2 to 6 seats.

January 16th
Enjoy Local Music and Farm Fresh Bites at Vista Brewing

Vista Brewing’s Live on the Lawn outdoor event will take place this Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., featuring a free and all-ages performance in the Hill Country Galleria. BYOC (bring your own chair) and pick a spot in the grass to enjoy a show by Americana musician Tom Deatherage as part of their their family-friendly songwriter series. To stock up on snacks during the show, head over to Vista Brewing’s Pop-Up Beer Garden which is currently offering farm-fresh goodies. 

January 17th
Bring the Pup to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Get excited for a weekend of “tails and trails” at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. This Sunday they’ll be offering special $5 admission prices for pups from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

January 15th – February 19th
Marvel at Art Presented by Big Medium and PrintAustin

The Contemporary Print: 5×5, the latest exhibit from Big Medium and PrintAustin, explores printmaking from around the world by showcasing artists such as Oliver Pilic (Kamnik, Slovenia) and Cleo Wilkinson (Melbourne, Australia). This Friday check out the virtual launch of the gallery, which was juried by Delita Martin of Black Box Press Studio. To view, visit bigmedium.org.

About the author

Rich Patterson has been a REALTOR® since 2006 and is the Owner of Urban to Suburban Realty.
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