January 18, 2018
The Junior League of Austin's Community Impact Center Groundbreaking Celebration
The Junior League of Austin invites you to attend its official Groundbreaking Celebration at the site of its future Community Impact Center. This momentous occasion marks the culmination of seven years of effort—from strategic planning by leadership, to raising funds from the League’s membership and community sponsors, to working with architects and contractors to design the space, to finally receiving the official permit to begin construction from The City of Austin this past July. January 18. 10:30 am. 8501 Bluffstone Cove; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 27, 2018
Dell Children's Imagine Gala
This annual gala benefits the many patients of the Dell Children's Medical Center, providing financial support where it's most needed. Look forward to top-notch auctions and spectacular live entertainment. January 27. 6:00pm. Tickets from $600, tables from $6,000. Fairmont Hotel Austin. 101 Red River St; www.Dellchildrensgala.com.
January 29, 2018
Learn the history and lasting impacts of the lighthearted genre, featuring an inside look into its highly organized structure and most popular acts, including the work of Harry Houdini, Tony Pastor, and Florenz Ziegfeld. January 29. Open Daily. Free. Harry Ransom Center. 300 W 21st St; www.hrc.utexas.edu.
February 2, 2018
Fashion x Austin: Lone Star
For the inaugural event presented by Fashion X Austin, a slew of Texas-based designers will showcase a full fashion collection, including a custom one-of-a-kind look inspired by the Lone Star, in a special runway show. February 2. 7:00 pm. Tickets range from $75-$150. 800 Congress; www.austin.fashionx.co.
February 3, 2018
For its 25th year, this lively black-tie affair will certainly dazzle. Enjoy live musical performances, an exciting auction and a fabulous casino afterparty, all to help create brighter futures for Austin children in need. February 3. 6:15 pm. Tickets from $200. JW Marriot Austin. 110 E 2nd St; www.casatravis.org.
February 9, 2018
Art of Celebration Opening Reception
Art for the People catapults into 2018 with the 2nd annual Art of Celebration! Join them for an adventure of art with 45+ Austin Artists and their interpretation of “Celebration”! The exhibition has an array of art in the form of ceramics, encaustic, jewelry, mixed media, scratchboard, watercolor and other mediums. Also, 10% of sales from the Art of Celebration will be gifted to Share Art Heal and VSA Texas. Opening reception February 9. Goes through April 29. 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. Art for the People. 1711 South 1st St; RSVP: Here.
February 11, 2018
Feed the Peace Awards 2017
The Nobelity Project's annual gala celebrates its impactful work for Education for all. This year's event will honor Dan Rather, as well as the Flatlanders. February 11. 6:00 pm. Tickets from $500. Four Seasons Austin. 98 San Jacinto Blvd;www.nobelity.org.
February 11, 2018
Jo's Chili Cook Off
Combat the crisp chill of winter with mouthwatering chili from some of the best culinary talents in town, all while a lively two-step competition takes place. Fill up your dance card—and bellies—at the 13th annual event. February 11. 12:00 pm. Tasting tickets $20. Hotel San Jose. 1316 S Congress Ave; www.joscoffee.com.
February 17, 2018
Breakfast Bash for No Kid Hungry
Join chefs Bryce Gilmore and Amanda Rockman to celebrate the most important meal of the day and support No Kid Hungry. The inagural event will feature morning mealtime favorites from more than 30 of Austin's top chefs and mixologists. February 17. 1:00 pm. Tickets $85. VIP Tickets $125. Fair Market. 1100 E 5th St;www.ce.nokidhungry.org.
February 18, 2018
The Austin Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
More than 17,000 runners will partake in the 27th annual event. After running a 5k, half-marathon or marathon, runners will be treated to an Austin-style Finish Line Festival complete with a live band and beer garden. February 18. 7:00 am. Registration from $45. Locations vary around Austin, finish line at Ninth St. and Congress Ave; www.youraustinmarathon.com.
February 23, 2018
Unmasked Gala 2018
Help Wonders & Worries celebrate 16 years of supporting families through a parent’s illness. The memorable masquerade gala held in the refined luxury of The JW Marriott Austin will include cocktails, dinner, a live auction, raffles, and entertainment. February 23. 7:00pm. Individual tickets $250. Tables start at $2,500. Sponsorships start at $5,000. JW Marriot. 110 E 2nd St; http://www.wondersandworries.org/events/unmasked/.
February 28, 2018
Austin Music Awards
Toast the winners from The Austin Chronicle's prestigious Music Poll at the annual Austin Music Awards. The ceremony will take place before South by Southwest festivities kick off, a change for the event's 36th iteration, benefiting the SIMS Foundation. February 28. 7:55 pm. Tickets $35-$150. ACL Live at The Moody Theater. 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd #1A; www.acl-live.com.