Things to do in Austin in January
Get your fill of live music, outdoor activities, cultural events and exhibits you won’t find anywhere else! Here are our top events and exhibits this month:
1. “Diedrick Brackens: Darling Divined”
At the Blanton Museum of Art. Diedrick Brackens constructs intricately woven textiles that speak to the complexities of Black and queer identity in the United States. Interlacing diverse traditions, including West African weaving, European tapestries, and quilting from the American south, Brackens creates cosmographic abstractions and figurative narratives that lyrically merge lived experience, commemoration, and allegory.
At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Explore custom-designed, interactive forts, created by local architects, designers and artists at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Explore with the kids, or release your inner child at this limited, outdoor exhibition.
3. “Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking”
At the Bullock Museum. Not Alone educates visitors about human trafficking and gives them a sense of hope and empowerment in combating the issue. The exhibit centers on a series of questions that guide visitors to understand what human trafficking is and explore the human stories and current landscape of sex and labor trafficking.
4. Martin Luther King March and Festival
At the Huston-Tillotson University. Join the march from the MLK statue at the University of Texas campus to historic Huston-Tillotson University to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy for Austin and the world!