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AFS Presents: Mask Making Workshop with Eric Zapata

January 14 @ 10:00 am - January 21 @ 6:00 pm

In this 3 day hands-on workshop, you will learn to sculpt, mold, cast and paint a latex half-mask of your own design. All three days will be jam packed with lessons, so we highly recommend that you come with a design in mind, and a few reference photos. The ticket price includes all materials necessary to bring your creation from concept to reality. We hope to see you there! Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10am- 6pm Sunday, January 15, 2017…

Audience Award Series: Homestate

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We’re kicking off our annual Audience Award Series this month with an encore screening of our 2016 Texas Independent Audience Award Winner Homestate! Written by Austin’s own Blaise Miller and David Hickey, Homestate tells the story of a struggling small-town family that is thrown into disarray when the sudden appearance of the wife’s distant brother interrupts their daily routines. Homestate will play Tuesday January 17th at 7:00pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. Tickets are $5 and will be available soon…

Stand Up Empire Comedy Open Mic | FREE Every Tuesday

January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 28, 2017

Free open mic comedy every Tuesday in downtown Austin! Featuring a revolving host of badasses and heart throbs of Austin comedy. Presented by Empire Control Room & Garage, Brently Artists and Media, & The Institution Theater. Doors/Sign up at 8. Show at 8:30. NO COVER.

LBJ Future Forum Member Happy Hour

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

RSVP online now: https://20207.thankyou4caring.org/pages/future-forum LBJ Future Forum members and friends, join us for the first happy hour of the year! We'll welcome the New Year and celebrate the start of the 85th legislative session at Scholz Garten (17th and San Jacinto). It's the perfect time to come eat and drink and get to know your fellow members. And fittingly, it is state employee night with $2 domestic beer specials all evening. Appetizers will be provided. To start the year off…

Emotional Resonance Factor® Branding Workshop

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Austin Music Foundation and Puris Image for an Emotional Resonance Factor® Branding Workshop on January 18 from 7-9pm at Soundcheck Austin. Learn how to shine as a musician – make great music, be noticed, make money, and have fun! In this workshop, you will learn the secret for mastering your brand and drawing people to you instantly, how to present and put forward your OWN best self that lets you stand out, how to harmonize the business side of…

Neil deGrasse Tyson

January 18 @ 7:30 pm

The Long Center presents An Evening with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, January 18 in Dell Hall. Join Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, award winning- astrophysicist, author, and host of FOX’s Cosmos for an evening of engaging conversation on science, exploration and the world as we know it. Dr. Tyson’s lecture title is “The Cosmic Perspective.” There is no view of the world as emotionally potent as the one granted by a cosmic perspective. It’s one that sees Earth as a planet in…

Let The Right One In – The National Theatre of Scotland

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - January 29 @ 2:00 pm

Oskar is a lonely bullied teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town. Eli is a girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two quickly become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time… As their friendship deepens, a series of sinister…

Loverboy Comedy Improv @ ColdTowne Theater Every Wednesday

January 18 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day

Loverboy uses real dating and relationship stories to inspire their fast-paced and exciting improv show. Each performance features a different guest storyteller that will delight the audience with their most shocking, cringe-worthy and downright hilarious tales of dating gone wrong (or right!)

Buzzkill at the Buzzmill Every Wednesday at 9 pm – FREE!

January 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

Every Wednesday, the Buzzmill coffee shop turns into a packed comedy venue for Buzzkill at the Buzzmill, hosted by the refreshingly blunt and awesome Katie Pengra.

What do artists and entrepreneurs have in common? Everything.

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Artists, just like traditional small business owners, have to wear many hats—creator, fabricator, accountant, marketer, technologist, and more. And, just like traditional small business owners, artists can find this to be a daunting task. How do some artists make the leap to sustainable and profitable artistic practices? Through their work with over 500 artists (from musicians, to writers, to painters, to filmmakers), the Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In the What Works/What Doesn’t?…

Beat the Rush: Keep Composers Weird

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Beat the Rush is a series of gallery concerts in which musicians perform in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display. This month, Nathan Felix directs small ensembles performing music by award-winning young composers from Australia, Nicaragua, and the United States. Cover photo: Ashley Bradley

Last Gas Comedy & Hotel Vegas Present: Fierce Mild Comedy Thursdays

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

Come kick off the weekend early at Hotel Vegas' Thursday Comedy Open Mic: Fierce Mild Comedy! Sign up at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30.

January Third Thursday: Become a More-Involved Literary Citizen

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Writing and reading may be solitary acts, but their survival depends upon a thriving, supportive literary community. Now more than ever, we need vibrant conversations about great, challenging books and stories. This panel will discuss the importance of reading groups, book reviews, journals, and literary events and share practical ways to support them. Join the Writers' League of Texas on the second floor of BookPeople to explore how everyone can join and participate in the literary community, with four panelists:…

Don’t Look Back: 50th Anniversary Screening, presented by AFS

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

D.A. Pennebaker's seminal doc DON'T LOOK BACK is 50 years old. In it, we follow singer/songwriter (and now Nobel laureate) Bob Dylan on his 1965 tour of England. Screening introduced by Austin Chronicle music editor Raoul Hernandez. ------------------------------------------------------ DIRECTED BY D.A. PENNEBAKER USA, 1967, Digital, 96 min ------------------------------------------------------ Tickets: https://www.austinfilm.org/film-dont-look-back

Bike Austin January Morning Fueling Station

January 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

<3 Come fuel up for the first Morning Fueling Station of the year with your friends at Bike Austin! We'll be out near the bike lane on the corner of 4th and I-35 with free, delicious, super-power-giving High Brew COFFEE!!! 😀 Come share your story! We'll be snapping "I'm a member of Bike Austin because..." photos & vids to share on FB. Why stop by? All new members who sign up get a $20 gift card to Bicycle Sport Shop.…

Iliza: The Confirmed Kills Tour

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

GET READY TO UNLEASH YOUR PARTY GOBLIN. Iliza Shlesinger brings the #ConfirmedKills Tour to the Paramount stage January 20, 2017! Originally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Her debut one-hour comedy special, War Paint, reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of its Top 10 Albums of 2013. In early 2015, Iliza’s follow-up Freezing…

Poo Poo Platter presents Nasty Women: P*ssies Grab Back America! (a benefit for Planned Parenthood)

January 20 @ 10:00 pm - January 21 @ 2:00 am

January 20 is the start of a 4-year eclipse on America. Dark times are upon us. Living in the state of Texas may even be darker. The future administration will not have our backs so now it is up to us to have each other's. Between the State of Texas' new abortion rules and Trump looking to ban abortion altogether it's time to support women. Poo Poo Platter began 4 years ago with 3 women: Arcie Cola, Kitty Buick, and…

BarkHappy Austin: Winter Barks’ n Brews for Austin Pets Alive!

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grab your furry friend & come on out to Austin's Independence Brewery to beat the winter blues at our BarkHappy Winter Barks n' Brew party to benefit Austin Pets Alive! We'll have a doggy treat eating contest and tons of free goodies for you and your pup! All ticket holders will receive a $25 gift card to Phydeaux and Friends along with a gift bag of toys and goodies worth $25 (a total value of $50, so yes, your ticket…

My Life

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Composers depict their deepest and most personal thoughts and desires in these autobiographical works, performed by Carpe Diem String Quartet and Michelle Schumann. Complimentary pre-concert wine reception at 7:00 pm. Focusing on living artists who make an incredible impact on the classical music scene, the Austin Chamber Music Center season In Motion features five concerts that revolve around quintessential chamber works by dynamic, living composers and the influences that helped to create their voice.

An Evening with Bill Maher

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last fourteen years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 38 Emmy nominations. Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for the HBO series, “VICE.” In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s…

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