Greet the first weekend of the new year at free and family-friendly events happening across Austin. Shop unique and timeless treasures at the iconic City-Wide Vintage Sale (formerly City-Wide Garage Sale) or celebrate a Latin American tradition with the Austin Bold FC team at Circuit of The Americas. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, January 2
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
A wild variety show takes the stage at Unity Church of the Hills for an evening of acrobatics, animals, and family-friendly fun. Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre features clowns and their pets, a roster of parrots, ponies, geese, dogs, pigeons, and more, all adopted from animal rescues. The Las Vegas-based show also features juggling, physical comedy, and more stunts that will leaving you howling with laughter. Select tickets are still available.
Friday, January 3
ISHIDA Dance Company presents Beginning / αρχή
The first public performance fundraiser for the Austin-based ISHIDA Dance Company makes its debut at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The evening begins with complimentary small bites from Austin’s leading restaurants, followed by performance pieces. Participating eateries include La Condesa, Otoko, Intero, Oseyo, and more. Top dancers from Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street, LA Dance Project, Ballet Austin, and many others perform innovative contemporary dance pieces that explore the ISHIDA Dance Company's creative vision. Performances through January 4.
Saturday, January 4
City-Wide Vintage Sale
The City-Wide Garage Sale returns for another year (but with a new name) at the Palmer Events Center. Since 1977, the sale has been a trusted destination for locals and visitors looking to find hidden gems for the home, wardrobe, and everywhere in between. Featured items include art, vintage clothing, pottery, furniture, cowboy boots, toys, antiques, fine estate jewelry, and much more. Special early shopper tickets are available for those who want first pick at the covetable goods. Visit the sale website for more information.
Russell Collection Fine Art presents "The Art of Chad Smith"
Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, premieres his North American fine art tour at Austin's Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. Each of Smith’s pieces are inspired by rhythm, using drumsticks and more traditional painting mediums to craft unique pieces. Get a chance to discuss the collection with the legendary drummer during two meet-the-artist appearances at the gallery on Saturday, January 11, from 6-9 pm and Sunday, January 12, from 12-3 pm. Admission is free.
Circuit of the Americas presents La Fiesta de Reyes
Austin Bold FC and Circuit of The Americas team up to host a day of Latin American treats, family activities, and live music. La Fiesta de Reyes guests can enjoy meet-and-greets with players from Austin Bold FC while feasting on tamales and hot chocolate. Special musical guests include Bidi Bidi Banda, Proyecto Teatro, and Tejano Music star Mia Garcia. Families in attendance will also get to take home a rosca packed with prizes and a free Bold piñata while supplies last. Admission is free.