Best bets: Jan. 17, 2018

Basics of Drawing Trees

On Jan. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m., join artist Gena Destri at the Buda Public Library, as we learn the basics of drawing trees: Quick and easy methods for drawing trees with pencil and pen. With most branches bare, winter is the perfect time to work on building confidence in your tree-drawing skills. Students will reference photos of trees during class. Feel free to bring your own if desired. This is a free class for all adults.

Lehman High School Presents ‘Pippin’

The Lehman High School Lobo Theatre and Band have jointly produced performance of the Broadway hit, “Pippin,” in which a young prince longs to find passion and adventure in his life. Shows are Jan. 18-20 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. Reservations may be made at marissa.meek@hayscisd.net, or you may call 512-268-8454, ext. 48613.

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ at Hays High School

The Hays Theatre Department is proud to present our winter musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at the Hays Theatre Music Hall. In this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s last, unfinished novel, you, the audience, finish the story Charles Dickens didn’t. It’s the only show in town that ends differently every night, depending on what the audience decides. With six different endings and presented in the style of a Victorian music hall, let our masters of ceremony direct you into a choose-your-own adventure that is sure to be a hit. Opening night is next Thursday, Jan. 18- 21 and an additional weekend of Jan. 25-27. Cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Online tickets are available at www.haystheatre.com or purchased at the door.

Celtic Festival

Head to the San Marcos Activity Center on Jan. 28 from noon-6 p.m. for this free celebration of St. Brigid’s day – considered the first day of spring in Ireland. The festival will feature traditional Irish and Celtic music, art and crafts. A family-friendly event, the Celtic Festival is a cultural celebration appropriate for all ages

Unicycle Football

Unicycle Football is exactly as it sounds: American football played entirely on unicycles.  The San Marcos Unicycle Football League currently has 8 teams that play every Sunday during the 56-game season (August-March) with the Stuporbowl in April to decide the champion. It’s a rowdy spectator sport for all walks of life. Come out and enjoy the experience.  On Sunday, January 21, the Unicorns take on the Chupacabras at 1 p.m. and the Unicychos face off against Los Bierdos at 3 p.m. Games are held outside the San Marcos Activity Center.

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