Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades. Almost a third of koalas in NSW (North South Wales) have been killed in the fires, and a third of their habitat has been destroyed. Folks have lost their lives in the process to help stop these fires. It’s been gut-wrenching to watch, but we’ve also seen so many volunteers and organizations have sprung into action to do whatever they can to help. Tonight the fine people at Kung Fu Saloon Downtown are hosting their first Drink for a Cause of 2020 for the Australian Red Cross! Rally your friends and come help raise money for our mates down under.
When: Tuesday, January 21st
Time: 4–9 p.m.
Kung Fu Saloon Downtown
716 West 6th
Austin, Texas 78701
Back by popular demand! Today is the Chud’s Fried Chicken Winter Pop Up featuring Pitmaster Bradley Robinson. Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden will be the spot for Brad’s famous tallow-fried chicken with New England inspired sides.
Plates will be available for sale on a first come, first served basis. Come early and grab a beverage! This crazy delish chicken always goes fast.
Here’s the menu so you can dream about it in the meantime:Chud’s Tallow Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Mac and Cheese
Wedge Salad Coleslaw
Chud’s Fried Chicken Sandwich – hot or mild!
Chud’s Maple Chicken Sauce
When: Sunday, January 19th
Time: 4–9 p.m.
LeRoy and Lewis
121 Pickle Rd.
Austin, Texas 78704
Photo courtesy Robert Jacob Lerma for event photo
If you can see it, you can believe it! Set your intention for the New Year by creating a creative vision board in this two-hour collage workshop lead by artist Whitney Avra.
Brunch, bottomless cocktails, and all materials included! Click here to get your tickets.
When: Saturday, January 18th
Time: 2–4 p.m.
The Cathedral ATX
2403 E 16th St.
Austin, Texas 78702
Snow angels, snowball fights, snow tubing — it’s all happening this weekend! Check out the following events. They’re going to be SNOW much fun!
Snow Day at the Science Mill, Johnson City
More than 30 tons of snow will blanket the Science Mill this Saturday! Kids can jump right in to the snow pit to make snow angels, snowballs and more, build a mini snowman, watch ice sculpting, fire a snowball slingshot, run the abominable obstacle course, build and launch a snowball catapult, and much more! Food trucks will be on site to provide nourishment, and Kona Ice will be providing snow cones.
Where: 101 South Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City
When: January 18; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Included with museum admission, $9.50-$11
More information: https://www.sciencemill.org/upcoming-events-2/2020/1/18/snow-day-at-the-science-mill
Snow Day at Wolf Ranch Town Center, Georgetown
This free event will feature two play areas — one for children 5 and under and one for 6 and up — and two giant snow hills for tubing. The event also features other fun activities for the family.
Where: 1015 W. University Ave. Ste 601, Georgetown
When: January 18; 12 – 3 p.m.
More information: https://wolfranchtowncenter.com/events-news/event/snow-day-2020
Start your engines and get ready to cheer on the ultimate team sport racing heroes on Little Woodrow’s 150″ HD projector screen! Tonight ATX Sports+Adventure will be hosting a Mario Kart 64 team tournament with three players per team. Registration is currently closed but come watch with your buds and get $3 Modelo and Lone Star pints.
When: Thursday, January 16th
Time: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Little Woodrow’s Southpark Meadows
9500 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #100
Austin, Texas 78748
It’s time again for St. Elmo Brewing Company’s monthly installment of Drag Queen B-I-N-G-O with the one and only Louisianna Purchase—voted Austin’s top Drag Queen for the last three years and a contestant on Season 3 of Dragula.
It’s free to play and there will be several rounds. There will be prizes galore!
When: Wednesday, January 15th
Time: 7–9 p.m.
St. Elmo Brewing Company
440 E Saint Elmo Rd.
Austin, Texas 78745
Photo Credit: MLK Celebration website
The kids are out of school for MLK Day Monday, so what better way to spend the day than celebrating the beloved Civil Rights leader?
Community March, Celebration and Food Drive
The March begins at 9 a.m. at the MLK statue on the University of Texas campus, travels to the Capitol for a rally, and then to Huston-Tillotson University for a celebration. Join the March or watch as they make their way through downtown Austin. The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city.
This year, the March will support the Central Texas Food Bank. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate. Donation receptacles will be available at The University of Texas and the Capitol, while the March is in those locations. Receptacles will also be available at the festival at Huston-Tillotson University.
Community Celebration & Music Festival
The MLK Community Festival kicks off as soon the march arrives on location and will last until 3 p.m. Enjoy vendors, food trucks, and local musicians. The festivities begin at 11 a.m.
MLK Community March
Where: MLK Statue (23rd Street & Speedway)
Time: 9 a.m.
MLK Community Celebration & Music Festival
Where: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information: https://www.mlkcelebration.com/celebration-events/march-and-festival/
Tonight, come test your knowledge of early Springfield! You know you have a lot of Simpsons factoids rattling around in that head of yours. Doh-n’t miss out on this pub quiz covering all things season 1-10. It’s free to play and teams can be 1-6 people. There’s a 15 team cap so get there early. Themed cocktails and prizes will flow.
When: Tuesday, January 14th
Time: 7–9 p.m. | Registration opens at 5:30, quiz kicks off at 7!
1133 East 11th
Austin, Texas 78702
It’s not the Longhorns, but it’s still football! If you need a great place to watch LSU and Clemson battle it out, head on down to Lavaca Street Bar tonight. They’ll have game-day buckets and eats from Turf N Surf Po’ Boy all night long!
When: Monday, January 13th
Time: 7–10 p.m.
Lavaca Street Bar
405 Lavaca St.
Austin, Texas 78701
Bring your family to the UMLAUF Sculpture Gardens and Museum for a free family day! The day will feature family yoga, a singalong with Armstrong Community Music School, and a performance from Small Wonders Puppet Theater. In addition, children can enjoy art activities, a sculpture search, and more.
The UMLAUF holds a free family day on the second Sunday of each month. These special days are free and open to everyone and encourage participants to explore and create. The facility features the work of Charles Umlauf, an American sculptor who made Austin his home.
When: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Where: 605 Azie Morton Road
Time: 12 – 4 p.m.
More information: https://www.umlaufsculpture.org/family-day
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