Masquerade gala, gaming events and live music: 5 things to do in Round Rock and Pflugerville this weekend, Jan. 14-16

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is a round-up of local events to fill the agenda. Other things to do include eating a meal with friends and family at a local barbecue, burger or brunch spot; hopping around town for the best happy hour specials; watching the big game at a local sports bar; and finding a volunteering opportunity to get involved in the community. For more events in the community this month, check out the January to-do list.

Jan. 15: Costume up at a masquerade gala

The Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event called The Big Easy Masquerade Gala to celebrate members and their contributions to the community. The 2022 gala will include an open bar, live entertainment, games, a live and silent auction and a dessert auction. 5-10:30 p.m. $125 (individual seats), $1,250 (tables). Kalahari Resorts, 3001 Kalahari Blvd., Round Rock. 512-759-4400.

Jan. 15: Test those poker skills

The Lodge Poker Club is hosting a classic poker tournament with unlimited re-entries. Among other prizes, the winner will receive a pair of Beats headphones, a trophy and a listing on the venue’s wall of fame. An active membership is required to participate. 12:15 p.m. $200 (buy-in). The Lodge Poker Club & Card House, 1401 S. I-35, Round Rock. 512-614-4045.

Jan. 15: Recycle the Christmas tree locally and get free mulch

The city of Round Rock is hosting a Christmas tree recycling event. Remove all decorations from the tree and bring it to the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center to receive fine, usable mulch free of charge for city residents. Volunteers will be available to help unload trees during the event. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Round Rock Brush Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive. 512-218-5540.

Jan. 16: Explore role-playing games

The city of Pflugerville is hosting a Dungeons and Dragons and Pizza event for people interested in learning about the famous fantasy game. Attendees will spend the first 30 minutes learning the rules and how to play, then there will be a self-contained “one-shot” campaign that will last about two and a half hours. No experience is necessary. Register online at the city website. 5-9 p.m. $5 (Pflugerville residents), $7.50 (nonresidents). Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6363.

Jan. 16: Enjoy a Sunday symphony

Enjoy a family-friendly classical music concert with Austin Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jessica Mathaes and Austin Symphony Orchestra Principal Keyboard player Alex Maynegre-Torra. Masks will be required in the building. 4-6 p.m. Free. Pflugerville First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville. 512-422-6355.