1. Cookies & Craft Brews at Circle Brewing
1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19. $25. 2340 W. Braker Ln. Ste. B. facebook.com/events/276915959680426/.
You may have been able to resist the sweet allure of Girl Scout cookies so far, but Circle Brewing is bringing back an event that will make it extra hard to say no to the calories (or to the green-vested girls selling them). Circle’s second annual Cookies & Craft Brews tasting offers eight pairings of Circle beer with Girl Scout treats. Try cookies like Peanut Butter Patties with beers such as the Party Pig Imperial Porter. You'll get a commemorative glass and the chance to buy more cookies to take home.
2. "Women of Flatbed: A Retrospective" at Elisabet Ney Museum
Opening reception 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17. 12 to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through April 28. Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St. 512-974-1625, austintexas.gov/Elisabetney.
Flatbed Press has been a hotbed of creativity for local artists, particularly female print makers, for almost 30 years. Celebrate selected works by leading female Flatbed Press artists of the past and future at the retrospective exhibit at Elisabet Ney Museum, which hosts the show during the citywide PrintAustin. Featured artists including Alice Leora Briggs, Sydney Yeager, Liliana Porter and many others.
3. Austin Music Foundation & KUTX present the Next at Antone’s
8 p.m. Jan. 18. $20. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com.
This gig presents a wonderfully diverse cross-section of Austin sounds. Standouts on the stacked bill include bedroom R&B singer Alesia Lani, powerful blues-rockers Kalu & the Electric Joint, dreamy electro-pop artist Shy Beast and Latin rhythm kingpins Superfonicos. Otis Wilkins, Aaron Stephens and Western Youth round out the bill. All seven artists recently graduated from the AMF’s Artist Development Program, a seven-month training intensive. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
4. George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
8 p.m. Jan. 19. $59.50-$69.50. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr. texasperformingarts.org.
The popular entertainer's multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy and late-night television. You probably know him best from his eponymous ABC sitcom, but he's taking the Austin stage for one night only to focus specifically on the comedy. Lopez is currently on a solo stand-up tour, "The Wall World Tour," as well as a group tour, "The Comedy Get Down," starring Lopez, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer.
5. Hot Cocoa Throwdown
2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20. $5-$6. 6555 Burnet Rd. facebook.com/events/346353315947397/.
The heat is on. Your favorite eateries at 6555 Burnet Road, which include Lick Honest Ice Creams, Barley Swine, Bufalina Due and Flyrite Chicken, battle for the bragging rights of having the best hot cocoa in the shopping strip. One ticket grants you a hot cocoa sample from each participating business, a vote for your favorite, free games for the family, music and more. Tickets are available at the door — $5 with a canned food donation for the Central Texas Food Bank, $6 without.