Wednesday, Jan 4th
The African Children’s Choir will melt your heart with charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m. With a focus on education as a means of change, the ACC is currently caring for underprivileged and destitute children throughout Africa. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. thelongcenter.org.
Sunday, Jan 8th
Austin Vida Presents Sunday Salsa One Year Anniversary with Timberos Del Norte, Sunday, Jan. 8, at One-2-One Bar. Timberos del Norte are Austin’s ambassadors of timba, a popular Cuban genre that incorporates elements of salsa, American funk, R&B and Afro-Cuban folk music. Dance instruction provided by Raul Ramirez from 8-9 p.m. followed by music from 9-11:30 p.m. Cover is $7. one2onebar.com.
Austin Symphony presents Symphonic Follies, music by P.D.Q. Bach, Milhaud, R. Strauss & Saint-Saëns, Jan. 13-14, 8 p.m., at Dell Hall. Music Director Peter Bay has arranged an evening filled with fantastic music. Featuring guest pianist Jeffrey Biegel, Violin’s Etc. and a fanfare commissioned by KMFA 89.5 FM and composed by Dan Welcher to commemorate the station’s 50th anniversary. austinsymphony.org
Thursday, Jan 19th
Noted by Austin Women’s Magazine as “Austin’s First Lady of Jazz,” Pamela Hart will delight local audiences Thursday, Jan, 19 at 7:30 p.m., Rollins Studio Theatre. Her excellent pitch, clarity and soothing vocal quality have earned her the title of Austin, Texas’ finest jazz vocalist. Hart’s sultry rendition of classic jazz standards and contemporary music wins the audience’s hearts. thelongcenter.org.
Sunday, Jan 22nd
Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman–actress, creator, writer, executive producer, comedian, and author–brings her unique talent to the Bass Concert Hall Sunday, Jan. 22, 8 p.m. In 2013, she debuted her HBO standup special “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” which earned her a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award. In 2014, Silverman released the special as an audio album with great success. texasperformingarts.org.
Jan 28th, Feb 2nd, Feb 5th
Austin Opera presents The Daughter of the Regiment Jan. 28, Feb. 2 and 5 at Dell Hall. Featuring the Austin Opera Chorus and the Austin Opera Orchestra, the show brings high comedy, romance and vocal fireworks in this interpretation of Donizetti’s masterpiece. An opera in two acts, sung in French with English dialogue and English subtitles projected above the stage. austinopera.org
Sunday, Feb 5th
The Chinese New Year welcomes in the Year of the Rooster. Join the Chinese Society of Austin to celebrate with food and entertainment Saturday, Feb. 4, 6 – 10 p.m. at the Asian American Resource Center. The fun continues all day through Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Austin Chinatown Center, with yoga, drums, costumed dragon and lion dancers, family friendly fun and more. chinatownaustin.com.