Dining


Russian Old New Year at Russian House of Austin. For many Russians, the winter holidays aren’t finished until Jan. 14, the day on which the Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year falls. The more holidays the better, according to the Russian House of Austin. Head to the downtown restaurant the night before to enjoy complimentary sparkling wine, cake, disco and karaoke. Russian House will offer 50% off infusions and appetizers all night. 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 13. Free. 307 E. Fifth St. facebook.com/events/459014701475621


Art


“The Tie That Binds” and “Vivid” at the Dougherty Arts Center. For “The Tie That Binds,” Melanie Hickerson combines inspiration from the natural world with her own adventures to create surreal narrative paintings. With her new series, “Vivid,” Lindsay Smith represents the energy of tension within the human figure and uses brilliant color to highlight obscure body movements. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 8 and Feb. 22, respectively. 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/jcbgallery


Nightlife


NCAA Football Championship Watch Party at Easy Tiger. It's the ultimate jungle cat match-up. The Clemson University Tigers take on the Louisiana State University Tigers in this year's NCAA Football Championship. Downtown beer garden Easy Tiger is celebrating with its very own Tiger Bowl, bringing you food and drink specials all night long such as $5 sausage links and $4.50 Old Fashioneds. TVs go on at 5 p.m.; arrive early for good seats. 5 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. easytigerusa.com/easy-tiger-austin-calendar


“Game of Thrones” Trivia at Growler USA. Raise your poisoned glasses as the campus-area bar celebrates seven seasons of wedding mishaps, family squabbles and good guys (almost) always winning. Growler USA will host five challenging rounds on all seven seasons. Only reserve single tickets if you are playing by yourself; otherwise, elect a team captain to reserve all tickets. Maximum team size is eight people. RSVP at the Eventbrite link, or just send a raven over. 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 13. Free. 609 W. 29th St. gotgrowleraustin.eventbrite.com


Coming up


Wesley Stace’s Tribute to John Wesley Harding at 3Ten. Englishman Wesley Stace first rose to fame circa 1990 as a singer-songwriter using the name John Wesley Harding (a tip of the hat to the 1967 Bob Dylan album of the same name). When he started writing novels years later, he chose to use his given name. Now that the line has blurred, he’s having a little fun with it. Multi-instrumental accompanist Robert Lloyd will join in for the show. $20-$25. 8 p.m. Jan. 14. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com — Peter Blackstock