Upcoming Events

January 2018

January 9, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Meet the Author: Monte Akers

Austin History Center

For more than 130 years the Driskill Hotel has been the place to stay for visitors to Austin as well as at the center of Austin’s social and political scene. The Austin History Center, in partnership with the Austin History Center Association, will host local author Monte Akers, who will talk about his new book The Grande Dame of Austin: A History of the Driskill Hotel, published by the AHCA’s Waterloo Press. Akers will share some of his favorite stories from the book and a book signing will follow the event. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

January 12, 2018 | 8:15 am

Franklin Vagnone co-author of Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums speaking in Austin

Laura Casey

On Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Real Places Conference, join Franklin Vagnone, co-author of Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums and principal of Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting, to learn the latest national and international museum and cultural site trends affecting community engagement efforts. Register for this talk can be found here https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2062231. You can pick the single day option on Friday to hear just Mr. Vagonone if you don’t want to attend the rest of the conference.

January 14, 2018 | 2:00 PM

Legends and Lore of the Texas Capitol

Austin History Center

From its beginning as one of the most ambitious construction projects west of the Mississippi, the imposing red granite Lone Star statehouse loomed large in Texas lore. The iconic landmark rests on a foundation of election rigging, an unsolved murder, land swaps and pre-dedication blackmail. Join the Austin History Center and local author Mike Cox for an afternoon discussion of the capitol's untold history. Light refreshments will be served and a book signing will follow the free event.

January 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Gail Chovan: No trace of now will remain

Women & Their Work

Inspired by the writings of Rimbaud and Victorian mourning attire, Gail Chovan gives exaggerated form to the long deceased by adorning apparitions in hyper-stylized garments and accessories from the past. Chovan uses fragments and fabrication to enshroud memories, gives form to absence and celebrates remnants as potent vehicles for resuscitation. Exhibition on view until March 1, 2018

January 20, 2018 | 10:00 AM

Snow Day at the Science Mill

Science Mill

Jan. 20,  2018 Snow Day   The Science Mill will host a family-friendly Snow Day on Saturday, January 20th with real snow creating a winter wonderland full of science in the Texas Hill Country. In addition to special Snow Day activities, the museum will be open from 10am-4pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring mittens or gloves to keep their hands warm while playing in the snow.   Snow Day at the Science Mill is open to all and activities are free with admission, which includes access to all of the Science Mill's hands-on exhibits and a 3D movie. In the case of rain, this event will be postponed.   Contact: info@sciencemill.org Phone: (844) 263-6405 Location: Science Mill, 101 S. Ladybird Lane Johnson City, Texas 78636 Admission: 0-2 years old – free, 3-18 (or with student ID) $8.50, Adults $10, Seniors (65+) and Military $8 Hours: Sat. 10 am - 4 pm https://www.sciencemill.org/upcoming-events-1/

January 27, 2018 | 9:00 am

Texas Wildlife Day

Texas Memorial Museum

Come celebrate everything feathered, furred, smooth, and scaled and enjoy FREE admission to the museum! UT Austin scientists, TMM science educators, Austin Bat Refuge, and members of the Capital Area, Good Water and Lost Pines chapters of Texas Master Naturalists will host demonstration and activity tables on topics as diverse as our native wildlife. Museum exhibits open 9 am to 5 pm and the activities run from 10 am until 4 pm.

January 28, 2018 | 2:00pm

SoundSpace: Feedback

Blanton Museum Of Art

Kick off 2018 with us as the award-winning series returns with another fantastic selection of performances, created in response to art.
Inspired by Mussorgsky’s monumental Pictures at an Exhibition, Sound Space’s roster of performing artists buzz, distort, rove, and radiate through the Blanton’s collections and building—creating a feedback loop between music and art. SoundSpace is generously underwritten by Michael Chesser. Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

January 29, 2018

Vaudeville! Exhibition

Harry Ransom Center

This exhibition reveals the story of where American entertainment all began. Discover classic vaudeville performances that included comic sketches, magic, acrobatics, animal tricks, celebrity appearances and more. See documents, photographs, artifacts and manuscripts related to some of Vaudeville’s best-known performers—Harry Houdini, Mae West, W. C. Fields, Bert Williams, George M. Cohan, Burns & Allen, Tony Pastor, the Nicholas Brothers, Barbette, and others. Free admission and daily tours!

January 30, 2018 | 12:00pm

Midday Music with Invoke

Blanton Museum Of Art

Take some time-out from your work day for a music-filled break and join us for a concert with unique contemporary quartet Invoke!
 
Described as “not classical...but not not classical," this hybrid string quartet/American folk band will present a series of new compositions inspired by visual art.
 
This event is included in the price of admission. Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff.
 
Presented in collaboration with the Butler School of Music.
 
The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
 
Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.
 
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