More events for Tuesday, Jan. 2, and beyond


Film

Outdoor Movie Night with “The Goonies.” The West Austin coffee shop known for one of its regular customers, a goat named Butters, is kicking off the new year with a classic 1980s film, “The Goonies,” about a group of friends who band together to find pirate treasure. Civil Goat will have its coffee bar open for warm sips, including the week’s Outdoor Movie Night signature drink, the Sloth Coffee. Named for a character in the movie, it’ll be on the house. You can also feel free to bring your own drink and blankets or chairs to sit on. 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 2. Free. Civil Goat Coffee Co., 704 N. Cuernavaca. facebook.com/events/337687850061916/.

Art

Stephen L. Clark Gallery. “Notes on the Universe.” The internationally acclaimed photographer and Lamar University professor Keith Carter will show off his recent works for only a couple more weeks. His black-and-white photos, known for being ghostly representations of animals, still lifes, portraits and figures in landscapes, attempt to reflect hidden meanings in the real world. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Jan. 13. 1101 W. Sixth St. artnet.com/galleries/stephen-l-clark-gallery/.

Music

Free Week in Red River Cultural District and beyond. This annual new-calendar kickoff has become a favorite of local clubgoers. Though Red River Street remains the core, some associated shows extend to East and West Sixth, Rainey Street and even the UT campus area. Here’s a top pick for Jan. 2: Jeff Plankenhorn, Peterson Brothers, Nakia & the Blues Grifters and the Bluebonnets at Empire. Full listings are at freeweek.do512.com; check individual venue websites for addresses and times. — Peter Blackstock

Coming up

“The Immigrant” at Austin Playhouse. After more than 25 years, Austin Playhouse is excited to revisit Texas playwright Mark Harelik’s tender tribute to his grandparents. “The Immigrant” is based on the true story of a young Russian-Jewish couple who entered America through the port of Galveston and sought refuge in a tiny Texas town in 1909. Opens Jan. 5. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 28. $32-$36. ACC’s Highland Campus, 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com.

backYARD Brunch + Flow. If it’s one of your New Year’s resolutions this year to add a little balance to your life, consider joining the backYARD at Waller Creek for a morning vinyasa flow session with Eastside Yoga. The class will conclude with brunch and bellini and mimosa specials. Yoga classes are $20 per person with a complimentary cocktail; yoga classes and brunch with carafes of either cocktail are $40 per person. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays starting Jan. 7. Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th St.



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