Live music, street art: 5 things to do in the Leander and Cedar Park area this weekend, Feb. 1-4

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co. sells coffees roasted in-house as well as from roasters in Texas.

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co. sells coffees roasted in-house as well as from roasters in Texas.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five things check out around Cedar Park and Leander, including a class on public speaking, a movie screening and a guide to street art in Austin.


  1. Leander City Council set to receive presentation from builders association
    City Council meets to discuss a number of zoning cases, voluntary annexation and a presentation from the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin regarding the architectural pattern book. In December, council members did not approve a contract with a vendor for the creation of the book and decided instead to have the association give a presentation on the need for a pattern book. Read Thursday’s meeting agenda here.

6 p.m. (workshop), 7 p.m. (regular meeting). Free. Hill Country Bible Church Leander, 11880 Hero Way West, Ste. 600, Leander. 512-528-2700.


  1. Thurgood Marshall film shown at library
    A screening of “Marshall,” a movie about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, is presented at the Cedar Park library.

10 a.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600.

  1. Public speaking course teaches comedic techniques
    Award winning public speaker Darren LaCroix holds “Humor 101: Start Getting Laughs Even if You Don’t Think You Are Funny” at Church of the Savior. The workshop teaches guests and members of the Toastmasters International organization how to incorporate comedy into communication.

7 p.m. Church of the Savior, 3402 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park. 512-565-7470.


  1. Michael Vincent Fisher performs at Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.
    The alternative rock musician plays a show at the brewery. Listen to his music here.

8 p.m. Free. Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co., 13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park. 512-986-7038.


  1. Worth the trip: check out Austin street art
    This week, the Austin Historic Landmark Commission voted to approve the demolition of the HOPE Campaign’s Outdoor Gallery. Here are six other locations to check out street art in Austin.



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Premier Martial Arts Leander opened June 19. (Courtesy Premier Martial Arts)
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