#WTFwed; the say YES to life (improv, Tinder, Indie Chefs, 5k Color Run and more) edition

Wednesday 1.7.15 through Tuesday 1.13.15

Oh haaaai Statesman Socialites! Welcome to the first real work week of our new year!

I hope that you’re ready to say YES to life in 2015. To that end, tonight/Wednesday night, get it started and take one of the Institution Theater’s free Improvisational classes! Must sign up. Details here.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are all about the glorious delicious madness that is Indie Chef’s Week at Foreign & Domestic. Details and tickets available (at time of publishing! hurry up already…) here.

Sunday, after all of that nom nom nomming you’d better #werk it off with a run. The 5k Color Run to the rescue! It’s a beautiful, vibrant 3-mile-ish mess and it’s not to be missed. Tinder’s gonna be especially colorful come Monday! As for you; don’t forget to tag your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pics with #StatesmanSocial so I can see and share them please and thank you.

Monday night, option A: Hit up the Highball for Motown Monday. At 8pm they’re offering Free West Coast Swing Lessons. Then at 9m the Matchmaker Band steps in turns it up a notch or two with live Motown hits. Plus, you’ll newly know how to Swing Dance. So there’s that. Alternately, if you’re needing to slow it down a bit, Monday night, option B: School House Pub presents a new class in their Libations 101 series; Wine-Based Cocktails. Register here.

BONUS for you overachievers out there: Deus Ex Machina is still going (until Jan. 18th). This CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE performance piece at the Long Center converts audience members into Greek gods who determine the fates of the actors’ characters. For every decision a consequence. Not to be missed! Information and tickets here.

In the meantime, check back in on Friday 1/9/15 for another #GoodToKnow video and have a great week!

— Serena

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#WTFwed: choose your own adventure on NYE, in 2015 and beyond

Wednesday 12.31.14 through Tuesday 1.6.15

OH EM GEEEE it’s New Year’s Eve! If you haven’t made plans already some last minute suggestions:

  • Max’s Wine Dive is hosting a soiree. Details here.
  • I’m tweeting and retweeting as I find places with availability. Follow @StatesmanSocial for the 411.
  • Last week’s #WTFwed post has great links and idaes that still hold up. Check it out here.

But SURELY you’re all set for a cozy night in, an elegant night out, or otherwise. Sooo…

Thursday, January 1st 2015: get a running start on your resolutions and kick off the new year with the 20th annual Blackeyed Pea Run. It kicks off at 9am and in addition. Details here. 

I’m hosting a dear friend in from NYC and I am committed to teaching her how rad Austin is in between Austin-only-meals. Hence my suggestion for Friday (which can actually rock your Saturday or Sunday)… A scavenger hunt meets city tour adventure. Details here.

Saturday night is opening night for a CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE performance piece at the Long Center. Audience members become gods and determine the fates of the characters – not all of whom will survive the whims of this interactive performance. Not to be missed. Information and tickets here.

I’m wishing you your most favorite New Year yet. In the meantime, be sure to Instagram, Facebook or Tweet with  #StatesmanSocial to be in on the conversation!

— Serena

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SERENA HICKS keeps you up to speed on the hottest events, what’s trending and local luminaries in Austin. #StatesmanSocial is a product of Statesman Media’s content marketing group. Follow the fun, share your best Austin moments, and tag along with #StatesmanSocial: