“Celebrating the Ceramic Art of Jalisco” at Texas Folklife. The Mexican state of Jalisco is internationally famous for the wide variety of local artists using clay and other mediums, and Texas Folklife will highlight these artistic gems in a curated exhibit. “Celebrating the Ceramic Art of Jalisco” explores the ceramic statues of four towns in particular: Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, El Rosario and Santa Cruz de las Huertas. In spite of the proximity of these villages to one another, their art differs in technique, style and focus. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment through mid-April. 1708 Houston St. texasfolklife.org.
Martin Luther King Day
MLK Day Open Mic Poetry. What better way to spend this day than with an hour or two of reflection? The Vortex is hosting a night of open-mic poetry to honor the spirit and memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Bring your poetry to share on stage or simply listen to the free-flowing words of others. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m., open mic at 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Free. 2307 Manor Road. facebook.com/events/1830038217028621/.
25th Annual MLK Community March, Rally and Cultural Festival. The all-day event will commemorate the national MLK Day holiday and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy while highlighting diversity and multiculturalism in Austin. The march will begin at the University of Texas and continue to the south steps of the Capitol and then to Huston-Tillotson University, where activities are planned until 3 p.m. Marchers are asked to bring canned goods or nonperishable food items for donation to the Central Texas Food Bank. 9 a.m. Jan. 15. Free. eventbrite.com/e/25th-annual-citywide-march-rally-cultural-festival-tickets-42003603910.
Lazy Lester at Antone’s. When Antone’s celebrated its 42nd anniversary last summer with an impressive batch of blues greats, booker Zach Ernst seemed especially pleased at having booked this Louisiana legend for an extended run. So why wait until July for a repeat? Get a midwinter fix with the 83-year-old master whose influential 1950s sides for Excello and later recordings for the Antone’s record label have made him a favorite at the club since its early days. Lester will play at 10 each night on Jan. 15-18, with closing sets by Brad Stivers on Monday, Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers on Tuesday, and Speedy Sparks & the Koolerators on Wednesday. $10. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — Peter Blackstock
Briggo Coffee Haus at Moojo Grand Opening. A fully-automated coffee bar is opening inside the MOOJO shop near the University of Texas campus. Briggo will serve specialty coffee all day starting at 7 a.m. thanks to the ice cream sandwich shop’s extended morning hours. On the first day open, head in for swag, prizes and more. The robotic on-demand coffee spot doesn’t need a barista to serve the coffee; instead, you can place your order through a mobile app, and the machine creates the coffee drink on the spot. 7 a.m. Jan. 16. Free. 2322 Guadalupe St. facebook.com/events/391846554618894/.