6 things to do in Central Austin in January and February


Editor’s note: A previous version of this story listed information about a panel discussion regarding the Longoria Affair at the LBJ Library on Feb. 20. That event has been postponed due to the government shutdown and a new date has yet to be announced. For more information, visit the LBJ Library’s website here.

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of January and February.

Jan. 23-March 3
See ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ at the ZACH Theatre

The musical tells the story of Hedwig, a transgender singer backed up by her rock ‘n’ roll band, “The Angry Inch.” 7:30 p.m. $30-$165. 202 South Lamar Blvd, Austin. 512-476-0541. www.zachtheatre.org

Jan. 31, Feb. 3
Spend a night at the opera

Austin Opera hosts “Silent Night,” which tells the story of one night of peace on Christmas Eve in the trenches of the Great War. Jan. 31 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3 2:30 p.m. $39-$199. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-472-5992. www.austinopera.org

Feb. 2
Watch the Boy Scouts of America ‘Report to State’

Scouts from across Texas march to the Capitol, where they report to members of the Legislature about their accomplishments. 9 a.m. Free. 1100 Congress Ave., Austin. 512-926-6363. www.bsacac.org

Feb. 9
Run in your undies

Cupid’s Undie Run raises money for neurofibromatosis research. Participants gather at Buford’s and reconvene for a dance party after a short run. Noon-4 p.m. $40-$50. 700 W. Sixth St., Austin.

Feb. 17
Join thousands in a race through downtown Austin

Runners in the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon start on the course at the Congress Ave. bridge  at 7 a.m. The 5K race then begins at 7:30 a.m. $150-$175.

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Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. He graduated in 2011 from Boston University and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Maine, Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in January of 2018.
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