Inauguration Day 2017 events in Austin

Warriors Gather for Silent Prayers for our Nation — 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., near the African-American history statue on the southwest side. Those of all faiths will start silent prayers at 6:30 p.m.

March for Justice and Families — 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Marchers will meet at 5 p.m. at Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive, march together up Congress Avenue towards the Capitol and then march back Lady Bird Lake for a rally starting about 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.oneresistance.com. A group of University of Texas students is also planning an event called J20 UT Walkout on Friday that will join the OneResistance march.

LGBTQ Human Rights Rally — 7 to 9 p.m. Friday on the south steps of the Capitol. For more information, visit bit.ly/2jantwR.

Women’s March on ATX — 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Marchers will meet on the south lawn of the Capitol in advance of the march, which begins at noon and takes a circular route from the Capitol on 11th Street, south on Congress Avenue, west on Sixth Street, and north on Lavaca Street to return to the Capitol to hear speakers. For more information, visit marchonaustin.com.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd during his acceptance speech at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd during his acceptance speech at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Inaugural Address Watching Event & Discussion — 11 a.m. Friday. The Texas Public Policy Foundation is hosting a watch party and a discussion with experts after President-Elect Donald Trump’s speech.

Twerk the Inauguration — 11 a.m. Friday. Not into what’s happening Friday morning? Skip the inauguration address and learn some new moves instead.

The Taming: Inauguration Day Staged Reading — 4:30 p.m. Friday. A group of local female comedians will present a staged reading of Lauren Gunderson’s “The Taming,” inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Tickets here.

Ghostlight Inauguration Vigil — 5:30 p.m. Thursday. A local comedy troupe honors the final day of the Obama administration.

Inauguration Rapture Happy Hour — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Whip In. Whether in protest or celebration, day drinking is totally acceptable on Inauguration Day.

State of the Uterus — 6 p.m. Friday at Cheer Up Charlie’s. BossBabesATX is hosting the event as a fundraiser for women’s health organizations.

44th Roe v. Wade Celebration Rally — 1 p.m. Sunday. Described as a “non-partisan grassroots rally,” the event at the Texas State Capitol will feature various speakers and performances.


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