January is a busy month for Austinites. While Free Week may be over, there’s still a ton of free fun in Austin. To get you started, here are five more events to keep you busy straight through the start of next week.
Jan 16 @ 6 p.m.
Come hear author Ire’ne Lara Silva read from her new book of poetry, “Blood Sugar Canto.” This book is a powerful hymn to life and to her own body by a “curandera-poet” struggling to transmute the fear and despair of diabetes into healing.
Jan 16 @ 12 p.m.
Can’t get enough Star Wars? Then trek on down to the Bob Bullock Museum on Saturday for this family-friendly event. Enjoy lightsaber demonstrations, a screening of “The Force Unleased,” and maybe even build your own Star Wars LEGO masterpiece.
Jan 16 @ 9 a.m.
It’s MLK weekend, so what better way to get into the spirit of service than by helping to clean one of Travis County’s 3 wildlife sanctuaries? The restoration program will help re-establish a biodiverse woodland, prairie, and riparian corridor.
Jan 17 @ 8 p.m.
Are you shrillin’ for Hill or feelin’ the Bern? Either way, come on out to Whip In for some great food and political theater.
jan 18 @ 6 p.m.
Free tacos from Torchy’s. Need I say more? There’ll also be live music, giveaways, and more. It’s going to be a proper party!