Play giant chess, show off your video gaming skills and learn how to make sushi at the next Thinkery21, an adults-only event at Austin’s new children’s museum.
The event, themed "Fun and Games," starts at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. in the Mueller development. The intent is to expose the community to the new and unique things that businesses and organizations are working on in Austin, said Misty Whited, the Thinkery’s marketing and communications manager.
Considering the growing interest in gaming among adults and the huge gaming culture in Austin, the topic is timely. For instance, participants can try out Cosmic DJ, a locally created game in which users make their own music.
Johann Sebastian Joust is a digitally enabled playground game that transforms friends and strangers into a slow-motion dancing and dueling group.
Classic games including 3-D Twister will also be available throughout the Thinkery.
And the Japanese restaurant Komé will host activities such as a Chopstick Challenge, sake tastings with Komé chefs and sushi trivia.
This is the fourth Thinkery21 event this year, and past events have attracted a wide range of people, from college students to singles to parents to grandparents.
"We’re trying to introduce ourselves to people who don’t have kids, as well as those who do and want to come back without their kids," Whited said.
Tickets are $15 per person ($13 for members) in advance and $20 ($18 for members) at the door. Participants must be 21+. The ticket price includes one drink. Local food trailers WunderPig BBQ and Candanosas Snowballs will also be on site.
Whether you’re new to Austin or just looking for something unique to do, Whited said, Thinkery21 is "about getting to know the community and having fun."
Learn more and buy tickets at https://thinkeryaustin.org/thinkery21.