9 Austin Events To Kick Off January

January 06, 2016

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Prevention Magazine R3 Summit

Prevention R3 Summit

Prevention Magazine, the world’s most established healthy lifestyle brand, returns to Austin, TX for the 3rd annual Prevention R3 Summit – the premier summit advancing women’s health. The R3 Summit is 1½ days worth of programming created to “revive, refresh & reinvent” featuring main stage panels, hands-on activations, and workshops covering topics ranging from health, beauty, food, nutrition, sleep and happiness.

This is one of my favorite events last year!

When: January 15 & 16
Where: ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Tickets: Purchase here, use code R3BLOG to receive $20 off your weekend pass! Enter to win a pair of weekend passes on my Instagram!


Strange Pilgrims

Strange Pilgrims

Ever wanted to romp around in vast quantities of soap suds? Here’s your chance to at Roger Hiorn’s interactive installation!

When: September 27 – January 24, 2016
Where: The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria
Tickets: FREE


The Dinner Detective

The Dinner Detective Austin

With origins in Los Angeles and Chicago, the Dinner Detective is an award-winning interactive murder mystery dinner show. No hokey costumes, no corny characters, and no cheesy dialogue. Instead, some of Austin’s most talented improvisers and comedians blend in with the crowd – making everyone a suspect.

When: 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/13, 2/14
Where: 300 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tickets: $59.95 (includes 4-course meal and dinner show), tickets sold here


3M Half Marathon

3M Half Marathon

The 3M Half Marathon is one of Austin’s largest road racing events. The route follows a fast, fun, mostly downhill course through an urban setting. This perennial Austin favorite offers one of the best goodie bags in distance running.

When: January 24, 2016
Where: 10201 Stonelake Blvd. Austin, TX 78759
Pricing: $105, register here


Monkey Town 6

Monkey Town 6

The legendary New York City video cinema and dining installation comes to Austin for a 3-month run.

Guests will sit inside a massive 27 foot cube, watching a two-hour multi-channel video program, dining on 4 or 5-course menus from Chef Sonya Coté.

When: November 4, 2015 – February 7, 2016
Where: 2416 E. 6th St
Tickets: $45-$65, Tickets will be on sale here


Torchy's Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos South Congress Opening Party

The official Torchy’s Taco flagship is HERE! Join them for an epic taco party with FREE tacos, snacks, family-friendly entertainment, music from The Lost Pines, and tons of giveaways.

When: January 18at 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: Torchy’s Tacos, 1822 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704
More Info: Facebook Info


 Intro to Painting Florals: Bold Blooms

Intro to Painting Florals: Bold Blooms

Learn how to paint bold blooms using gouache paint step-by-step with Sarah Donovan. She will lead you from start to finish on how to create a beautiful and bold floral painting. The finished piece will be a 8×10 and makes a perfect addition to a gallery wall, or a sweet gift for your friend or family member.

All materials for the workshop will be provided and you will leave with a mini set of paint, paint brushes, and extra water color paper so you can continue to create at home!

When: Saturday, January 30th, 11am – 1pm
Where: The Paper + Craft Pantry, 2511 E 6th St, Unit A, Bldg 4, Austin, Texas
Tickets: $100, Register here


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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