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
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
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
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.
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
See live renditions of
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.