CultureMap Austin -- For those big on resolutions, January is the month for getting out there and moving forward. After a whirlwind of winter break excursions, early-morning Christmas morning activities and New Year’s Eve partying, parents have a different goal: relax and recover.
It’s tempting to sit on the sidelines during the first month of 2013. However, if you’re not the kind of family that can stay home, these fun January activities will get your new year off to a fun start.
January 3 - 5, Mutt-Cracker
Still not ready to take down the Christmas tree? The holiday spirit is still hanging around town. Catch the beauty and splendor of a Nutcracker performance that’s truly gone to the dogs.
The Mutt-Cracker is the holiday classic featuring dog tricks, juggling, unicyclists and plenty of family fun. Performed by the Austin-based Circus Chickendog, Mutt-Cracker’s performing pups are a great post-Christmas treat.
January 5, Video Games Live
Quick, turn to the nearest office mate over 30 and ask them to do the theme from Super Mario Brothers or The Legend Of Zelda. While modern gamers fawn over gameplay and graphics, the most universally adored part of many games is the music.
From Metroid to Mario, the memorable music of games new and classic are performed with a live orchestra during Video Games Live. Make your kids hit pause and focus on their ears at this unique concert experience at Long Center For The Performing Arts.
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