Free things to do in Austin the week of Jan. 19-25
Marathon Morning at Easy Tiger. The Sixth Street beer garden will offer respite to the runners of the 3M Half Marathon with drink specials starting at 10 a.m. Sunday. Show your 2020 race medal for one free mimosa, bloody Mary or michelada (3 Ms, get it?). One free drink per person. 10 a.m. Sunday. 709 E. Sixth St. easytigerusa.com/calendar
MLK Community March. The 28th annual march in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day begins at 9 a.m. at 21st Street and Speedway (near the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the University of Texas campus) and heads to the south steps of the Capitol. It will continue to Huston-Tillotson University. Marchers are encouraged to bring canned goods or nonperishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank. facebook.com/events/467159473956735/ — Eric Webb
Ransom Riggs at BookPeople. Riggs will talk about and sign the fifth book, “The Conference of Birds,” in the nationally bestselling “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” series. Tickets are required to join the signing line and are only available with a purchase of the book; the talk is completely free. 7 p.m. Monday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
“Meta Garden” at Georgetown Art Center. Artist Rebecca Bennett’s solo exhibit at the features work that uses digitally manipulated images of her original paintings, creating a new body of work that abstractly references elements of a garden, such as blooms, sprouts and cairns, as a metaphor for growth. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 9. 816 South Main St., Georgetown. georgetownartcentertx.org.
Poetry on the Plaza: The Words of Daniel Johnston. Commemorate the birthday of late artist and musician Daniel Johnston. Musicians Tunde Adebimpe, Ethan Azarian Music and Kendra Sells will read and perform a selection of his poetry and songs, all just a block away from Johnston's famed Austin mural Jeremiah the Innocent, which features the greeting “Hi, How Are You.” 12 p.m. Wednesday. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu/events.
Date Night at the DAC. Originally used as a way for Japanese fishermen to measure their catch (then brag later), gyotaku is a form of printmaking that using fish and other small water creatures as the “printing” plates. Roll up your sleeves and collaborate with local printmakers at this monthly Dougherty Arts Center event. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/dacevents
Saturday, Jan. 25
Pinthouse Pizza’s Nomura Imperial Jellyfish DIPA Can Release. The imperial version of Pinthouse’s most popular beer, Nomura debuts in limited cans with big tropical citrus character. For each 4-pack of Nomura sold on Jan. 25, the brewpub will donate $3 to the Australian Red Cross. 11 a.m. Jan. 25. 4729 Burnet Road. facebook.com/events/567109580512667/