Home Events Community

for Tue., Jan. 1
  • Learn Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Interested in exploring a different way of being and living in the world instead of your head? Join the innovative class at MBCT Austin to learn how to be mindful in your daily life and respond to your feelings rather than react to them. You'll learn a unique approach to mindfulness meditation, a practice which has been scientifically proven to change brain chemistry and neuronal structure permanently for the better. The course includes eight (8) classes from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Wednesdays and a half day Saturday retreat. Next course begins April 24th.
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm  
    Office of Michele Hauser, M.D.
  • The New Story Festival

    The New Story Festival is a new annual gathering for community, creativity, and the common good, in Austin! Join artists, activists, teachers, and spiritual leaders to experience a new story of connection instead of separation, of commitment to the common good, of vibrant and collaborative imagination. Join bestselling authors Nadia Bolz-Weber, Charles Eisenstein, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Brian McLaren, and Kaitlin Curtice, as well as musicians Riders Against The Storm, Carrie Rodriguez, and Over The Rhine, and other speakers, mystics, artists, and people committed to creating a healthier and happier world.
    March 29-31, 2019  
    Huston-Tillotson University
Recommended
All Events
  • Community

    Events

    37th Street Lights

    This is how Austin does holiday lights. This yearslong tradition took a hiatus, but it's back this year and it's weirder than ever.
    Through Jan. 5. Free.  
    505 W. 37th, across from Amy's Ice Creams on Guadalupe
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Draft Review

    View the ASMP's draft policies and maps – now available in both English and Spanish – to see the city's revamped transportation plan, then share your feedback online.
    Feedback accepted through Jan. 13  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Ayomi Yoshida Exhibition

    The Japanese artist makes her Texas debut with a large-scale multimedia exhibition that evokes a pool with flowers falling into it that complements the center’s water garden.
    Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 13. Free.
    Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
  • Community

    Out of Town

    “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

    Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
    June 2-Jan. 5
    Mayborn Museum, Waco
  • Community

    Civic Events

    City Council Calls for Central Health Board of Managers Applications

    Qualified folks – with an interest in "serving the health care needs" of Travis County residents with low income and no access to insurance – are encouraged to apply. The term runs January 2019 through December 31, 2022.
    Due Fri., Jan. 4, 5pm  
  • Community

    Civic Events

    City of Austin Holiday Closures

    City of Austin offices will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
    Mon.-Tue., Dec. 24-25; Tue. Jan. 1  
  • Community

    Sports

    Concordia Men's Basketball

    Vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater: Sat., Dec. 29, 7pm. Vs. Covenant (Georgia): Tue., Jan. 1, 1pm  
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Eisbahn: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

    A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Lifeline Foundation (supporting cystic fibrosis research) and the Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg.
    Nov. 23-Jan. 6. Open daily except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $15, day pass.  
  • Community

    New Year's Guide

    First Day Hikes

    Celebrate the outdoors (and this new year) on a guided hike or nature walk at a state park, including nearby parks like McKinney Falls, Bastrop, Pedernales Falls, and Lockhart.
    Tue., Jan. 1  
    area parks
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Five Years of Austin B-cycle

    Austin B-cycle celebrates five years, 1.1 million miles ridden, and 76 stations, with discounted memberships. Sign up or renew for another year and get 50% off. Through Jan. 6, 2019!
    Through Jan. 6, 2019  
  • Community

    Events

    GACA Lecture Series

    This month's Greater Austin Clay Artists lecture features Stan Irving.
    Tue., Feb. 7, 7pm. Free.
    St. Edward's University, Clay Studio in the Fine Arts Building, 3001 S. Congress
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Hair of the Dog

    Start the new year right with a day of free music and the hair of the dog that bit you – in the oldest dance hall in Texas!
    Tue., Jan. 1. Free.
    Gruene
  • Community

    Events

    Healthy Resolution Celebration

    Join Myo at their newly expanded location for chair massages, free classes, massage and acupuncture demos, and drinks from Daily Juice.
    Tue., Jan. 1, 1:30-4:30pm. Free.
    Myo Massage, Movement, and Acupuncture, 4616 Triangle Ave. #407
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Help Families This Tax Season

    United Way of Williamson County is looking for volunteers to help provide free tax prep assistance in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, and Taylor. Tax preparers, translators, and greeters are needed. Those interested should apply by January 1, 2019.
    Apply by Jan. 1. Free.
    Throughout Williamson County
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Inside Out

    The evolution of women’s undergarments is exposed in the groundbreaking exhibit that explores what’s under the fashions of the day.
    Sept. 20, 2018-Jan. 20, 2019
    San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo
  • Community

    Civic Events

    LegalLine

    Need a legal question answered? This hotline can help. Lawyers will answer your questions and give referrals to appropriate community organizations.
    First Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Free.  
  • Community

    Events

    New Year's Day Recovery Party

    If NYE kicked your ass, no worries. Jackalope's got you covered with chair massages, a hydration clinic to administer vitamin B12 shots and IV vitamin therapy, and the usual hangover drinks plus some specials made with Pedialyte and coconut water.
    Tue., Jan. 1, 2-6pm. Free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Saddle Up: Texas Ranching Tradition

    This exhibition, produced by Joe Vitone and Lori Najvar, honors hardworking ranch families from Jeff Davis and Lavaca Counties, as they wrangle livestock, battle weather, and study markets to stay on the rugged landscape they love.
  • Qmmunity

    Community

    Survey for QPOC Communities

    QPOC community members are asked to fill out an anonymous survey on health care to better support allgo’s upcoming health care provider trainings to ensure providers better serve QPOC patients.
    Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019  
    Online
  • Food

    Food Events

    The Park: New Year's Day Brunch

    That first day of the new year will require a heaping helping of brunchtime self-care, n'est-ce pas? Here: biscuits and gravy, applewood smoked bacon, migas, sausage, french toast, pancakes, and more on the welcoming buffet. With five, count 'em, five flavors of mimosas – and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
    Tue., Jan. 1, 11am-5pm. $16.
  • Community

    Kids

    Wake Up, Brother Bear!

    Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments. (Geared toward ages 6 and under.)
    Through April 21. Tue. & Thu., 10am & noon; Sun., 2pm. $10 and up.  
    ZACH North, 12129 RR 620 N. #10
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Walkway of Lights

    More than 2 million lights turn Lakeside Park into a wonderland of the colors and sounds.
    Nov. 16-Jan. 1. Free.
    Marble Falls
  • Community

    Sports

    Yoga Ride

    A 5-mile ride precedes your yoga class tailored to the cycling body. Enjoy a dip in the Springs afterward.
    Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.
    Doug Sahm Hill, 885 W. Riverside (next to Palmer Events Center)
Ongoing
  • Community

    Yoga

    Full Moon Yoga

    Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
  • Community

    Events

    Host a Creek Cleanup

    Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need.
    Free.

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle