Jan. 14 | Celebrate local leaders

Celebrate 20 local young leaders during the annual Rising Stars of New Braunfels Gala. The event will include a social hour, dinner and the announcement of the 2021 Distinguished Young Leader Award. 7-9 p.m. $100-$125. The Chandelier of Gruene, 1924 Bretzke Lane, New Braunfels. 830-625-2385. www.nbjaycees.com/risingstars

Jan. 15 | Learn the art of self-defense

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Braunfels will host a self-defense seminar for females age 13 and older. No martial arts experience is necessary and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable workout attire to learn how to protect themselves in case of danger. 9-11 a.m. Free (admission). 4306 FM 482, New Braunfels. 210-787-0542. [email protected]

Jan. 17 | March to celebrate MLK Day

Hosted by the New Braunfels MLK Association, the annual MLK Day March will begin at Prince Solms Park and proceed down South Seguin Avenue to the Main Plaza where the march will end. Live music will be provided by Soul Sessions, and Cary Clack, a columnist with the San Antonio Express News, will be the keynote speaker. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. 100 Liebscher Drive, New Braunfels. [email protected] www.nbmlk.com

Jan. 21-23 | Enjoy an interactive night of comedy

New Braunfels Performing Arts will perform their rendition of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” that follows a group of six students participating in a spelling bee and disclosing candid and often hilarious stories from their home lives. The interactive show is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for younger audiences. 7 p.m. $45 (per person). NB Performing Arts Studio, 131 Gattuso Road, New Braunfels. 830-609-7768. www.nbperformingarts.com

Jan. 22-23 | Search for retro memorabilia

During the RetroMania Collectibles Show, hosted by Heritage Events Company, guests can shop for retro and vintage comic books, video games, apparel, games and more. Early bird Saturday 9-10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12 (early entrance), $6 (per adult per day) and free (children age 12 and under). New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 918-619-2875. www.heritageeventcompany.com

Jan. 28 | Enjoy a night out for mothers and sons

Moms and their sons can enjoy a night out at the McKenna Children’s Museum. Attendees will participate in activities together, and pizza and ice cream will be provided. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 (McKenna members), $8 (nonmembers). 801 West San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-606-9525. www.mckennakids.org/events

Jan. 28 | Hunt for antiques

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center Visit the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center to search through antique and vintage items at the New Braunfels Antique Show and Sale hosted by Heritage Event Company. Dealers from 10 states will be in attendance, Courthouse Square Antique Postcards will host a dedicated postcard room, and pottery and doll restoration services will be available on site. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children age 12 and under), $5 (per adult for admission for all three days). New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 918-619-2875. www.heritageeventcompany.com