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The three things you need to know today in Austin: Tue, Jan 16

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With UT Austin and AISD closed, Cap Metro running a Sunday-level schedule, and plenty of restaurants, bars and businesses choosing to shut down today, we wouldn't blame you for huddling up inside and hygge-ing hard. But if you feel like venturing out into this icy world, there are still some cool events happening out there in the tundra (and because it's below freezing, don't forget to score one of Fresa's $1 frozen margarita specials today). 

To start, Briggo Coffee Haus opens up inside Moojo on the Drag today. The robotic "coffee of the future" contraption lets you customize your drink order from an app (you can also order at the machine), choosing everything from the type of milk to temperature to the number of espresso shots. It's a good way to jump-start your day—especially if you're not in the mood to talk to an actual human yet.

Everyone's favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, lands at the Long Center tonight. Tickets are still available to see his "Cosmic Collisons" lecture, where he'll talk about things that go bump on the night and the universe that wants to kill you.

FronteraFest kicks off today! For the uninitiated: FronteraFest is a month-long festival held at Hyde Park Theatre. Each night, four or five plays (no longer than 25 minutes each) are presented, ranging from sketch comedy to cabaret to avant-garde dance. Tonight, catch Texas Book of Beasts (short skits), Corazon de Tragedia (improvised telenovela) and more.

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