See the Harlem Globetrotters, attend a parent prom and 5 other things to do in Central Austin this weekend, Jan. 27-28

See the Harlem Globetrotters at the Frank Erwin Center on Jan. 26.

See the Harlem Globetrotters at the Frank Erwin Center on Jan. 26.

This weekend, Austin offers opportunities to learn about beekeeping, how to compost and the work of women photographers currently on display at the Elisabet Ney Museum.

Friday, Jan. 26
Harlem Globetrotters arrive in Austin
This family-friendly show includes dunks, trick shots, comedy and one-on-one time with players. 7 p.m. $19-$130. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St., Austin. 512-477-6060.

Saturday, Jan. 24
Hopdoddy judges third annual Girl Scouts cookie pitch competition
Austin-born burger joint Hopdoddy hosts its annual entrepreneurial competition in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas Entrepreneurship Program. Participants will have to pitch judges on why their troup should be chosen as supplier of Hopdoddy’s seasonal Thin Mint shake. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Hopdoddy, 2438A W. Anderson Lane, Austin. 512-467-2337.

Austin Area Beekeepers Association sponsors seminar
This day-long event provides different tracks for attendees based on experience, including those who are new to beekeeping. The bulk of the proceeds will be donated to regional bee charities. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $60. Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 365, Austin. 512-748-5611.

City offers composting class
As part of the city of Austin’s Home Composting Rebate Program, residents are invited to a class to learn how to compost. Those who attend and pay the Clean Community Fee on their utility bill qualify for a $75 rebate on a home composting program. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. TreeHouse, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 600, Austin.

Photographers speak at Elisabet Ney Museum
As part of the ongoing exhibit Austin Women By Austin Women, photographers Ave Bonarr, Amalia Diaz, Christa Blackwood, Hannah Neall and Erica Wilkins discuss their work. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St., Austin. 512-974-1625.

Maplewood Elementary hosts parent prom
East Austin school Maplewood hosts its third annual fundraiser this week, a “Peace and Love”-themed prom for adults that is open to the public. The AISD elementary opened in 1952 and offers dual-language learning into all of its classes. 7-11 p.m. $20. Spiderhouse Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St., Austin. 972-762-0345.

Sunday, Jan. 25
Gibson Street Bar screens the Grammy Awards
This Grammy watch party offers themed cocktails (and multiple TVs for those worried about missing their team’s big game). The event is for adults 21 and older. 6-10 p.m. Free. Gibson Street Bar, 1109 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-386-1345.


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