Beginner's Salsa Thursdays and more things Southwest Austinites can do through Saturday

Impulso Dance Academy hosts Beginner's Salsa Thursdays tonight, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m.

Impulso Dance Academy hosts Beginner's Salsa Thursdays tonight, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m.

The holidays are over, but there are still plenty of events happening around the city of Austin. Here's a sampling of what the second week of January has to offer in and nearby Southwest Austin.

Thu. Jan. 12


Beginner's Salsa Thursdays
Impulso Dance Academy's Beginner's Salsa Thursdays classes are free. The unique approach to teaching aims for students to have a quick mastering of salsa techniques. The class is 90 minutes and occurs on a weekly basis. 8 p.m.Impulso Dance Academy, 500 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 400, Austin. 512-758-2876. www.impulsodance.com

Fri. Jan. 13


Every Firkin Friday
Strange Land Brewery hosts its new series, "Every Firkin Friday" with special beer firkins changing every week. Guests can try the limited release Raspberry Aged Alt or choose from an array of seasonal and mainstay beers on draft. Hungry patrons can order food from neighboring Hat Creek Burgers Co. Strange Land Brewery, 5904 Bee Cave Road, Austin. 5-9 p.m. www.strangelandbrewery.com

Recordkeeping: Beyond the File Cabinet
Taught by a University of Texas instructor, the class counts toward the six-course requirement needed to earn a Business Skills Certification, and covers what records to create, how long to keep them and how to use the information to grow a business. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $50. Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. 512-974-7800. www.austintexas.gov/smallbiz




Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The Lady Bird Wildflower Center will host The Amazing Family Garden Race on Sat., Jan. 14.[/caption]

Sat. Jan. 14


The Amazing Family Garden Race
Hosted by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, families work as teams and independently to compete in various mental and physical challenges in the family garden. Registration is required, and each family receives a $15 H-E-B gift card. 1-3 p.m. $15 (per family). Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin. 512-232-0122. www.wildflower.org/event/amazing-race

By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.