January Things to Do Around Austin

2021 is finally here! While our calendar might not be as full as it might have been in year’s past, we do have some activities around Austin for you to check out.

Fortlandia | Through 1/31/21

Explore a collection of forts custom designed and built by local architects, designers and artists for the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Stop and build your own fort at Fort Build too. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – wildflower.org/fortlandia

Ragtime Kings | 1/8/21

Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Butler Pops Series presents “RAGTIME KINGS”! Enjoy your Ragtime-era favorites virtually with iconic music by Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton including The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, and King Porter Stomp. This performance will be available to view online from January 8-15, 2021. https://my.austinsymphony.org/ragtimekings

NOT ALONE: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking | 1/6/21 – 5/30/21

Not Alone educates visitors about human trafficking and gives them a sense of hope and empowerment in combating the issue. This exhibition is geared toward empowering visitors to not just be bystanders, but upstanders in identifying trafficking and becoming advocates for themselves and others. Bullock Museum – https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/exhibits/not-alone

Live Nation Presents Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan | 1/15/2021

Comedy show featuring Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan for adults 18+ only at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in downtown Austin. Stubbs BBQ – https://stubbs.frontgatetickets.com/event/

Central Machine Works Cornhole Tournament | 1/24/21

Cornhole tournament open to all skill levels, hosted by Central Machine Works. The competition is set to friendly. Come out and show off your skills and have a fun day with fellow cornhole enthusiasts. ATX Sports Adventures – https://www.atxsa.com/

Sundance Film Festival | 1/28/21 – 2/3/21

Welcome to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 28 to February 3, 2021. A new chapter filled with possibilities. Despite the challenges this year has brought, nothing could stop us from celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and you, our adventurous audiences. So, for the first time ever, we are bringing the festival to you—both online and in the real world. Sundance Film Festival – https://festival.sundance.org/

An All Star Concert | 1/30/21 – 1/31/21

Austin Opera returns to Dell Hall with An All-Star Concert this January! Timothy Myers takes the podium for the first time since being appointed as the Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, leading the Austin Opera Orchestra and four star soloists in a stunning concert of opera and musical theatre hits. Austin Opera – https://austinopera.org/opera/an-all-star-concert/