Concerts, plays, video gaming and more: The January 2019 to-do list for Lake Travis-Westlake

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

Find more or submit Lake Travis/Westlake events at communityimpact.com/ltw-calendar.

Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.

Jan. 12, 13, 19, 20

See a live performance
of ‘The Lion King Jr.’

Students in the TexARTS Youth Musical Theatre Academy will perform “The Lion King Jr.” All shows at 2 p.m. with additional 6 p.m. performances on Jan. 12 and Jan. 19. $17. TexARTS, 2300 Lohmans Spur, Austin. 512-861-0069. www.texarts.org

Jan. 16

See a songwriting legend

Mandy Barnett’s keen interpretive sense enables her to delve into a song, study the intricacies of its emotional content and render a powerful performance through her full-bodied voice. 8 p.m. $20-$83. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522. www.oneworldtheatre.org

Jan. 17, 24, 31

Take in a show via the Brown Bag Concert Series

The city of Lakeway Arts Committee presents a weekly concert featuring a different artist each Thursday. The series continues into February. All shows from noon-1 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov

Jan. 19

See a veteran songwriter/collaborator in concert

Kimmie Rhodes has released 16 solo albums and written many multi-platinum songs recorded by such artists as Emmylou Harris and Waylon Jennings. 7 p.m. $50. Spicewood Vineyard Event Center, 1419 CR 409, Spicewood. 830-693-5328. www.spicewoodarts.org

Jan. 19

Help others in need at the Lakeway blood drive

We Are Blood donates blood from all community drives for use in the 10-county area surrounding Travis County. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.
www.lakeway-tx.gov

Jan. 22

Bring your best
gaming skills to an arcade night

The library’s monthly video game meetup features current and retro gaming consoles to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party, Rocket League and more. Attendees are welcome to bring their own gaming devices. 5-7 p.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westbanklibrary.com

Jan. 24

See live renditions of
musical masterpieces

Central Texas’ Ensemble VIII will perform “Sacred and Profane: A German’s Italianate Songs of Life and Love.” 7:30 p.m. $11.34-$47.57. Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Road, Austin.
512-327-1116. www.ensembleviii.org

Jan. 24

See a lecture for parents

Westlake High School hosts a yearlong series for parents presented at Westbank Library. For the Jan. 24 program, Julie Smith presents Positive Discipline – Parenting your Teen with Confidence. Noon. Free. Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westbanklibrary.com

Feb. 2

Catch a live performance
from a guitar phenom

Jesse Cook, award-winning master guitarist, is influenced by the Gipsy Kings, Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $40-$113. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522. www.oneworldtheatre.org

Feb. 8, 9

Dive into the
Book of Proverbs

The Lakeway Church will be livestreaming the annual IF:Gathering, a two-day women’s event. This year’s event will be digging into the Book of Proverbs. Included as part of the gathering is live music, two light meals, snacks and beverages, and journals will be provided. The event is open to ladies in Lake Travis and the surrounding area. Fri. 5:30-9 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The Lakeway Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway. 512-261-6331. www.lakewaychurch.iflocal.com

Feb. 10

See a Blues Brothers act

Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the unbridled spirit of the Blues Brothers like John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. The show features classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog. 7 p.m. $20-$93. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522. www.oneworldtheatre.org

Feb. 11

Hone your chops at a writing workshop

Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting out, come to the writing workshop on the second Monday of each month from 5-7 p.m. Free. Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive, Austin. 512-327-3045.
www.westbanklibrary.com

Feb. 12

Network at a chamber Business Builder Lunch

Join the Westlake Chamber of Commerce to connect with local businesses. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Vaqueros Cafe & Cantina, 1801 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin.
512-327-3088.
www.westlakechamber.com

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Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.
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