Happy New Year! If you’re looking for fun and entertaining events in Austin this January be sure to take a look at the events listed below. From wine and chocolate pairing to the Home and Garden Show, you’ll be sure to find something fun to do this January in Austin.
Events in Austin this January
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
When: Now through January 7th, 2018
Where: Bullock Museum
1800 Congress Avenue
What did those who wanted American “dry” hope to achieve? And how did the “wets” fight back? American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition explores those tumultuous years of 1920 to 1933, and why the country went dry in the first place. Prohibition’s advocates said that they wanted to improve the nation’s moral and physical health, and in some ways they succeeded. But the nation also endured a radical rise in crime, corruption, and cynicism. By the time it ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment in 1933, America had become a very different county.
Wine and Chocolate Pairing
When: January 7th, 2018
Where: Messina Hof Hill Country
9996 US Highway 290 East
The first Sunday of each month, Messina Hof Hill Country will serve up a special pairing of chocolate and pie. If you’ll be touring the Hill Country area, be sure to make a reservation!
The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago
When: Now through September 21st, 2018
Where: Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity Street
Helicoprion, a bizarre 270 million year old whorl-toothed shark that swam ancient seas covering much of western North America, has intrigued paleontologists for over a century. Explore the discoveries made by a team of scientists and a Helicoprion-obsessed artist that have shed new light on this fascinating fish. The cutting-edge research conducted by this team included scanning an exceptional Helicoprion fossil from Idaho at the University of Texas High-Resolution X-Ray CT Facility.
The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago is a unique combination of science, art, and humor. It offers something for the whole family – fossils, original artwork by Ray Troll, life-sized sculptures by Gary Staab, and more!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
When: Now through February 10th, 2018
Where: ZACH Theater
202 S. Lamar Blvd
Journey through the Wardrobe to Narnia for an imaginative adventure to help Aslan defeat the White Queen! With just two actors and a lot of theatre magic, this classic tale comes to life in a way never before experienced.
Age recommendation: Five and up
Run time: One hour and twenty minutes including intermission
Austin Home and Garden Show
When: January 12th – 14th, 2018
Where: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
We can help you get your Projects Solved! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more.
Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show
When: January 18th – 21st, 2018
Where: Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez
Central Texas’s largest and most acclaimed boating event is returning to the Austin Convention Center this winter for the 46th year in a row. The Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show is docking downtown from January 18-21, 2018, bringing unbeatable deals on wakeboard boats, cruisers, pontoons and fishing boats, among other watercraft. For the landlubbers, vehicles such as fifth wheels, truck campers and toy haulers will be on display and available for order in preparation for vacation-planning season. The Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show is perfect for the whole family, so bring them out and get excited for your summer plans!
When: January 26th, 2018
Where: Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River Street
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals, coming to the Frank Erwin Center Jan. 26! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.