Things to do in Austin during January 2011!

Real Estate Agent with WJK Realty 0570241

As a long time Austinite I am familiar with whats going on around town. I thought I would share some of that expertise with you. January is typically cold and a little rainy so indoor activities may be more fun. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of "Free Week" and many other events in and around Austin!

Free Week is from Jan 2-9 and it is Free admission to multiple clubs that have live music!

Hyde Park Frontera Fest-January 11-31. This is a month long  "fringe theater" festival. There is a blend of comedy/theater/musicals/dancing. There are multiple venues and times so please visit the website for details for each show:

Austin Home and Garden Show-January 14-16. This is the perfect indoor event to get inspiration for your home and yard projects. There are many vendors that may have just what you need for that "honey-do list"! For more details about the speakers and workshops visit before you go!

3M Half Marathon and Relay-January 30th- This race has a different charity each year that receives the proceeds from this race. This years charity is Any Baby Can. The race is either two person relay or individual race. Please register for the race at:

Lone Star Roller Girls-Come join the fun and excitementof "banked track" Roller Derby with the Lone Star Roller Girls! The dates change, but the live music and fun are constant. Roller Derby is so much fun they even made a movie about it staring Drew Barrymore and it was filmed in Austin! Visit for the latest dates and times!

Nerd Night- There is a monthly informal gathering of Nerds for drinks and fun. Check out their website to get details on the next gathering location

Stubb's Gospel Brunch-This happens on Sunday as you would imagine. Make sure you have a reservation as this is a popular event and the good seats go fast! The brunch is delicious and the live music is worth the wait. For a list of each weeks perfomers please visit their website


As always I am not affiliated with any of these events. I am simply a local Realtor sharing my knowledge of our great town. So if your looking for a home in Austin give me a call.

Betina Foreman - Realtor

Austin Home Girls - Reinae Kessler- Broker


Comments (7)

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

You got me with the Lone Star Roller Girls...I'm a big fan of Roller Derby (and Beanitos)! LOL

Jan 10, 2011 10:10 PM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Betina, there you are! Great selection of events, Sadly I will be skipping the 1/2 marathon this year, to many allergies to train and BTW I stopped at our local H E B for some Beanitos and they were out. The cool things is that the asst. manager told me that they were an extremely popular item so I will be back again! Nice to see you posting again!

Jan 11, 2011 12:32 AM
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Dear Laura,

I have been to TXRD a few times. It is always fun and excitement packed.

Dear Russell,

When I saw the 3M Marathon date I thought of you. Sorry your not feeling up to it this year. Thanks for supporting Beanitos! If you need more chips before your HEB is re-stocked just give me a call.  Its good to be back in the swing of things!


Jan 11, 2011 01:21 AM
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Betina,  Austin is one place I enjoy visiting.  Born in raised in SA but moved to the Dallas area 20 years ago.  Looking one day to go back.   Now,  the roller derby..umm.. this is something I always wanted to do was watch first and then compete in a match.   I think I could handle a few times around the rink but the bad news is GIRL... I have not put on roller skates in years!  I would still love to do it.. may have a bone or two broken though.

Jan 27, 2011 04:27 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Just stopping by to invite you to the 2nd Annual ActiveRain Super Bowl Party. Hope you’ll come and bring some friends!

Feb 06, 2011 11:19 AM
Christopher Watters
Watters International Realty - Austin, TX
Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)

I've been to the Austin Garden & Home Show several times. They always have some really cool new products available for home owners. The marathon is making me tired just thinking about it, lol.

Feb 13, 2011 04:44 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Betina,

I just read a comment you made on Sheldon's post and you mentioned you went to Rain Camp in Houston in December. I went and did not see you:( Wish I had a chance to meet you! My name was drawn for a new Kindle at the end..I was glad we did not duck out early! I really got a lot out of the session!!

Mar 27, 2011 12:20 PM