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Things to Do in Austin in January | Austin January Events


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From drive-in movies to live music and art shows, January has a lot of exciting events to attend around the city and at home. Check out these fun events happening this month!

Blue Starlite Urban Drive-inJanuary 1 – January 17
Multiple Locations
Get the full drive-in experience at Blue Starlite. With locations in Mueller, Round Rock, and Downtown Austin, there are a variety of movies to view in January including new hits like Tent and classics like Blade Runner.

Austin Art Walk | January 2 – January 30
East Austin off Cesar Chavez
Explore some of the most vibrant neighborhoods in East Austin on a 1.2-mile walk. Take photos of colorful murals, street art, and learn about local art history. This is a family-friendly tour with a few stops on the way, ending at Coffeehouse/bar. Tours are available every Saturday with private tours available by request.

Luminations at the Wildflower Center | January 3 – January 10
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center  4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 
Experience the Wildflower Center embellished with lights as thousands of luminarias glow along the paths and gardens. Stroll through a natural wonderland with delightful displays, live music, and more!

Sunday Funday Brunch at Willard’s Brewery | January 3 – January 31
Willard’s Brewery  2400 Patterson Industrial Drive, Austin, TX 
Enjoy good times, food, and brews every Sunday at Willard’s Brewery. Listen to tunes from DJ Kid Gorilla on the outdoor socially distant patio that is kid and dog friendly!  

Dinner & Show Songwriter SeriesJanuary 6 – January 13
Lamberts 401 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 
Enjoy what Austin is really about; live music! Every Wednesday night you can hear talented local artists Upstairs at Lamberts with host Jason Robert Blum. Reserved a table for 2-6 guests and while you indulge in a full dinner service in a safe, intimate setting. 

Art + Music Night at the Cathedral | January 7 – 28
The Cathedral 2403 East 16th St, Austin, TX 
Come celebrate local artists and musicians, every Thursday at The Cathedral. Sip on a variety of brews and spirits while listening to local jams and shopping local art.

deadmau5 x Lights All Night | January 8
Brushy Creek Amphitheater 1001 CO RD 137, Hutto, TX
Deadmause5 is lighting up Hutto, TX with a one-night outdoor pod concert. One ticket purchase is good for 1-5 guests. You and your guest will enjoy a private socially distant area for yourself where you can safely dance the night away. 

Blaze X Black w/ Tone Royal & VaceJanuary 9
Empire Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 
Keep live music in Austin alive by purchasing a ticket to the socially distant concert featuring local artists. Funds from table purchases will help #SaveOurStages, providing work for musicians, bar staff, venue staff, and the community. Food and drinks will be available to order during the event with full table service.

Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke Featuring Benji ShanksJanuary 9
The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX  
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.

A Virtual Antonelli’s Cheese DateJanuary 16
Antonelli’s Cheese Shop Virtual Event 
You and your date will enjoy shared composed boards including cheese, charcuterie, and assorted craft chocolates and other sweets! Instructors will be virtually on-hand to guide you through your tasting and introduce all the delicious products. You and your date get to enjoy your experience at your own pace. Event package available for delivery or curbside pick-up

MLK Celebration – Day of ServiceJanuary 18
United Way Virtual Event
Reflect on MLK Jr’s commitment to justice and anti-racism. Sign up to gather with the Austin Community and United Way virtually at 10 am on MLK Jr. Day for a short community moment, reflection, and advocacy call to action.

Tea & Timelessness: Journey From Roots To CupJanuary 24
Shuniya Yoga Collective Virtual Event 
Join mindfulness facilitator and tea educator, Stephanie Samuels, and build the foundation of your essential knowledge of tea through history, culture and tasting! Participants will be provided with a tea kit containing 4 different teas for brewing in class. Kits are available for delivery or pick-up at the studio.

Kerrville Renaissance FestivalJanuary 29 – January 31
River Star Arts & Event Park 4000 Riverside Dr, Kerrville, TX 
Travel back in time to the middle ages, filled with adventure, music, romance, and fun for the whole family! Play games of skill, eat a turkey leg, and shop in their Marketplace featuring over 40 artisans!. You can also enjoy the Kerrville Renaissance Festival’s headlining entertainers and musical acts on seven stages.

Migrations World Dance and Music Festival | January 29 – January 31
Lone Star Dance Center 2606 W, 212 Pecan St BLDG 2
The Migrations World Dance and Music Festival is a three-day workshop that celebrates and focuses on dances from around the world, such as belly dance, flamenco, drum, zills, Bollywood, Chinese classical dance, ATS, classical Indian dance, and more! Not only will there be dancing, but there will be two nights of shows with live music!

Get Fit 2021! | Coming Soon
Ballet Austin 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 
January is the perfect time to renew and revive your health and fitness goals. Ballet Austin is going to help you get started for free! This is your opportunity to try a variety of fitness and conditioning classes, try the Pilates reformer, learn more about living healthy, visit with local health and wellness experts in their exhibit area, sample healthy foods, hear presentations from experts in the field, and have fun!

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