Your monthly day-by-day guide of all the best events going on around Austin.
Monday is a terrible day for people with regular jobs… Clocked Out Comedy gets it. Come celebrate the week with HBO’s Dave Jay. Dave brings his favorite comics for a showcase you don’t want to miss…They also have Happy Hour so you can forget about your problems.
Lou’s hosts movie nights at both of their locations every Tuesday. They’ve got burgers, chicken tender baskets, and beyond…and best of all, half-off wine bottles every Tuesday night.
Join Swift Fit Events every Wednesday for Republic Square Park Fitness, a *mostly* bodyweight bootcamp unlike any workout you’ve ever experienced before. Danielle (aka Coach Gert) uses her love for bodyweight movements, speed, agility and primal play to bring you a one-of-a-kind experience that focuses on building strength, power, speed, and mobility a while having the time of your life. Classes are free and open to the public with ticket registration.
Free Week was launched at the old Emo’s on Sixth and Red River way back in 2003 to help clubs boost business at a time of year when revenues are usually down. Twenty years later, it has mushroomed into a highly anticipated annual event. This year more than 100 local and national artists will play around at more than 15 venues in the Red River Cultural District for special shows with free admission from January 5th -7th.
Join Presh Fitness as they celebrate their grand opening. Come for the group classes, stay for the vibes. This grand opening will be a fun and energetic gathering that comes in three parts. See the schedule below.
- 10am – 10:45am: Presh & Baugus Bootcamp (Book here: https://preshfitness.as.me/?appointmentType=39480155)
- 11:15am – 12pm: VINYASA Yoga with Maria Cristal (Book here: https://preshfitness.as.me/?appointmentType=39480348)
- 12pm: THE PARTY!
The classes are completely optional and free.Presh will be providing drinks and snacks, and of course BYOB to keep the party going!
Calling All: Tech Startups! Entrepreneurs ! Artists ! Professionals ! Free-lancers, Thinkers, Game-Changers, and Heroes! Are you looking for co-founders, partners, coaches or core team members for your start-up? Please join Austin Entrepreneur and Startup Network for an evening of creativity, inspiration and passionate conversations.
Head to the Adelo Mortgage offices for a clothing and home goods swap. Party will be free and open to everyone – all types of items welcomed! Any remaining items will be donated after the event to Casa Marinella. Light bites and beverages will be provided while you shop!
Juicebar is an Austin based comedy collective made up of a diverse collection of local filmmakers, comedians, and actors. See them create an all new hour of weird fast paced sketch comedy each month. It takes place on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 9:30 p.m.
Most comedy shows should be gay-ER, some are a little TOO gay, but The Gay Enough Comedy Show is just gay enough. Fluid and lesbian Arielle Isaac Norman hosts four of her gay (or at least gay-looking) friends for a night of standup, ending with a set by Arielle that’s basically guaranteed to be interactive and flirtatious – sit in the back if you just like to watch. So bring your hot, gay enough friends and lovers for a night of laughter, which studies show is an aphrodisiac. It starts at 7 p.m. on January 12th at East Austin Comedy Club.
The Girls are BACK improvising a raucous Broadway-style musical based on your suggestion. Laugh out loud alongside the two-time Austin Chronicle nominated funniest comedy troupe in town. It’s the 2nd Friday of the month at 8 p.m.
Located at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, City-Wide Vintage Sale has served generations of treasure hunters over four decades!
- Early Shopper Hours:
SAT Only: 8:30am – 10am
- Regular Shopper Hours:
Saturday 10:00am- 5:00pm
In this in-depth Master Class at Roosevelt Room, attendees will taste through a flight of eleven distinct styles of Rum – including English-style, Jamaican, Spanish-style, Demerara, Agricole, Cachaça, and more – while learning about their origin, what makes each one unique, and how each has evolved over the centuries. In addition to learning about each spirit, attendees will receive instruction on the fundamentals of tasting, in order to understand and appreciate their nuances, their trademark qualities in order to identify them, and what to look for in Rums of superior quality. Attendees must be 21 years of age. Class promptly begins at noon and concludes at 2:30 p.m.
The MLK Community Festival kicks off at 11:15 a.m. and will last until 3:30 p.m.; it will include all types of vendors and local musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever!
During Antonelli’s Guided Cheese and Wine Pairing you’ll enjoy a tasting of three French cheeses paired with three complementary French wines. You’ll discover what a difference the milk makes, a little about how both the cheeses and the wines are created, and pick up tips on pairing cheese with wine.
Head to The Pershing for the marriage between funk, jazz, R&B, neo-soul, and hip-hop with JaRon Marshall + the collective! Tickets start at $18.75.
This ain’t no disco, and it ain’t no country club either… Giddy up girls, for THE DOLLY PARTY: The Dolly Parton Inspired Country Western Diva Dance Party! This is for the 9 to 5 workin’ girls with a calling from another era who just want something a little classic. Join Empire Control Room in Rainbowland where you’ll dance with somebody, hand in hand to the music of Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, The Chicks, Loretta Lynn, Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, Kacey Musgraves, Donna Summer and more.
Featuring live music from Drakulas, Witches Exist, The Black Birds and Favor, The Rock & Roll Sideshow is hosted by sideshow legend “The Lizard Man”, Erik Sprague, and features sideshow performances from Fifi Switchblade and “The Amazing Face” Dan Block. Sip on free beer from Nomadic Beerworks and free mineral water from Topo Chico. There will also be full retail shopping (vinyl, clothing, antiques & more) from Feels So Good open during the show as well as limited edition merchandise from bands and performers.
HI HOW ARE YOU DAY is an annual celebration of the life and legacy of the late musician, songwriter, and visual artist Daniel Johnston and is an officially recognized day by both the City of Austin and the State of Texas. It’s a day to ask others “HI, HOW ARE YOU?” and really mean it, and reminds us to have open conversations about mental health and well-being. This time around they’ll be featuring singer UMI, pioneering a new range of sounds with roots in R&B and neo-soul and an advocate for meditation and mental health, along with 2022 Billboard Latin Music Award nominee DannyLux, a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is reinventing traditional corridos and sierreño through a Chicano rocker lens.
Join Wu Chow for a special Chinese New Year Party. They will be closed for regular service but open to the public for their annual Chinese New Year celebration benefitting Austin Pets Alive! from 5-9p.m. featuring light appetizers; special cocktails; lion dancers; a photo booth; and more. This event is FREE with a suggested $10 donation be made online or at the event to support their friends at APA!
Join Precision Camera and the Women of Austin podcast team for a fun evening of networking and free professional headshots by Wild Crane Photography at the Precision Camera Southpark Meadows store classroom! Plus, they’ll have light snacks and a raffle for some great prizes! Whether you’re looking to freshen up your LinkedIn, connect with other women in your industry or want to learn more about how Precision Camera can help you boost your career, you won’t want to miss out on this event!
Get It Gals is turning Irene’s into Honeydukes during Harry Potter Trivia. It’s free to play with 1-6 people per team. Your best Harry Potter costumes are welcome.
Head to Empire for Taylor Rave: a night full of Taylor Swift originals, remixes, lasers, neons, balloons and more.
Bat City is where music and comedy come together. It’s hosted by Ruby Dice and Cristina Mariani at Pershing Hall. Tickets are $15.
The Austin Witches Market is an outdoor night market at Buzz Mill. The event is all ages, free to attend, and friendly pets are welcome.
Hidden Austin is excited to announce Austin’s very own Chicken Wing Festival! You’ll want to clear your schedule for this one. Prepare to be astounded by the insane variation of chicken wings brought to you all in the one place! This truly is a festival for all you wing-lovers out there.
Invest a little time in upping your pizza game at Central Market’s Pizza & Beer workshop. You’ll make an all-purpose dough; create a sauce as easy as 1-2-3; and then produce several styles of pizza that will wow your family and friends. For ages 21 & up. The pizzas will be paired with seasonal beers.