Make a resolution to explore all the exciting events happening in Austin this weekend. Experience the beauty of Chinese culture at Shen Yun 2018 or start the new year centered at Sentrel Natural Beauty’s Yoga + Shop event. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, January 4
Esther's Follies presents January Jam and Comedy Confab
Esther’s Follies kicks off a year of sketch comedy with a month-long showcase. Local comedians perform outrageous skits poking fun at both sides of the political divide with cheeky laughs and poignant social commentary. Tickets for opening night are still available.
Friday, January 5
Shen Yun 2018
The beauty, artistry, and culture of a lost civilization comes to life at The Long Center for the Performing Arts. Explore the world of ancient China through legends, dance, authentic costumes, and breathtaking backdrops. Performances this weekend only.
Link & Pin Gallery presents “Artifacts of Human Trafficking” opening reception
Austin artist Annie Stone King’s examines the themes of of desperation, isolation, and deceit using 2-D mixed media works. Explore a heartbreaking, hidden world during an intimate opening reception. On display through January 21.
A’lante Flamenco presents Juana: First (I) Dream
The life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a 17th century Mexican nun, is celebrated center stage at The Long Center. Vocal melodies and staccato dance moves tell the story of Juana's fight for knowledge, independence, and scholarship. Performances through January.
Sunday, January 7
Sentrel Natural Beauty presents Yoga + Shop
Northwest Austin neighbors Sentrel Natural Beauty and Mantra Yoga team up to celebrate the new year with a morning of sun salutations, snacks, and shopping. Event highlights include a free yoga class with Mantra, a pop-up market featuring local makers, and Outdoor Voices swag bags while supplies last. Admission is free.