Where to celebrate Easter in Austin

Hoppy Easter! Check out this list of Easter events in Austin, including family-friendly Easter egg hunts, special Easter brunches and meals, drinking events, arts and crafts and even some fitness events.

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Easter egg hunts

Friday, April 7: Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at Dottie Jordan Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 8: Metz Community Easter Egg Hunt at Metz Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 8: Dove Springs Recreation Center Easter Eggstravaganza at Dove Springs Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 8: Search for the Lost Eggs at Dittmar Recreation Center.

Thursday, April 13: Huston-Tillotson University Community Easter Egg Hunt at Huston-Tillotson University.

Friday, April 14: Toddler Egg Hunt at Gus Garcia Recreation Center.

Friday, April 14Pinballz Arcade Easter Egg Hunt at Pinballz Lake Creek.

Friday, April 14Givens Easter Egg Hunt at Givens Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 15: Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Saturday, April 15: Easter Egg Hunt at Austin Toy Museum.

Sunday, April 16: Spring Festival and Egg Hunt at in.gredients.

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Easter egg decorating

Saturday, April 8: Ukranian Decorating Egg-stravaganza at Allen R. Baca Center.

Sunday, April 9: Free Easter Egg Decorating Competition at Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center.

Food and drink events on Easter Sunday

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Easter Brunch at Brix and Ale.

Family Style Easter Brunch at Duchman Family Winery.

Easter Brunch at Revelry Kitchen + Bar.

Easter Brunch at Vox Table.

Easter Brunch at Osteria Pronto ATX.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Russian House of Austin.

Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch at Blackfinn Ameripub.

Easter Brunch: Music in the Courtyard at The Arboretum.

Easter Brunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.

Easter Brunch at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Freedmen’s.

Easter Brunch at Lonesome Dove Austin.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Texas Beer Company.

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Other Easter events

Sunday, April 9: Kite and Bubble Festival at Texas Oaks Baptist Church.

Wednesday, April 12: Bunny Bonanza at Northwest Recreation Center.

Friday, April 14Givens Easter Camp at Givens Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 15Annual ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run at Austin State Hospital.

Saturday, April 15Make an Eclectic Easter Centerpiece at Articulture Designs.

Saturday, April 15South Austin Egg Drop at Sunrise Community Church.

Saturday, April 15Spring Eggstravaganza Event at South Austin Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 15Jo’s 18th Annual Easter Pet Parade & Costume Contest at Jo’s Coffee.

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Know of an Easter event we forgot? Add it to our calendar here or email kpsencik@statesman.com.

Valentine’s Day events in Austin

It’s February. Are you feeling the love? Whether you’re coupled up, flying solo or somewhere in between (let’s face it, love is complicated) there are countless Valentine’s Day events in Austin for you. Here are a few for you to enjoy with your significant other, your friends or by yourself.

Humphrey Bogart and Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman appear in a scene from the classic 1943 film 'Casablanca.' It is among soom 300,000 films stored by the Library of Congress in its archives. (AP photo/pa)
Humphrey Bogart and Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman appear in a scene from the classic 1943 film ‘Casablanca.’ It is among soom 300,000 films stored by the Library of Congress in its archives. (AP photo/pa)

Valentine’s at the Drive-In at Blue Starlite Drive-In. Check out the best lovey-dovey movies, from Casablanca and Dirty Dancing to The Princess Bride and Love and Basketball. The series runs Feb. 3-14.

Valentine’s Flea at Oskar Blues. Get your Valentine(s) a gift at the local flea market. Feb. 4, noon.

W Austin Presents The Friend Zone. Grab a pal and schmooze with potential dates. Perks: If women bring a male friend, or men bring a female friend, you get in for free with an RSVP. Feb. 9, 9 p.m.

Moulin Rouge Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse. Sing along as Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman fall in love, and enjoy special props like glow sticks and flashing rings. Showtimes on Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 at the Ritz.

Alice’s Table – Galentine’s Day with Kitty at Kitty Cohen’s. Celebrate your girlfriends while making flower bouquets, and you’ll leave at the end of the night with your own beautiful flower arrangement and a vase to keep. Feb. 9, 6 p.m.

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Ballet Austin's "Belle Redux" Photo by Tony Spielberg
Ballet Austin’s “Belle Redux” Photo by Tony Spielberg

Belle REDUX at the Long Center. It’s a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast, inspired by film noir and haute couture. What more could you want in a ballet performance? Performances Feb. 10-12.

Highball Burlesque, A Valentine’s Variety Showcase. Enjoy burlesque performances in two free shows at The Highball. Feb. 10, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Dead Sweethearts Ball at The ABGB. Sing or cry along to songs about dead sweethearts all night long — lovers killing each other, themselves or anyone they can take down with them. Feb. 10, 8 p.m.

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Scream Hollow Wicked Valentine’s Day. Make sure you bring somebody whose hand you can hold, because Scream Hollow just outside of Bastrop has three separate haunted houses. Enjoy a masquerade party with live music, lots of food and drinks, palm readers and fortune tellers. Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

Mix ‘n’ Mash: XOXO at Mexic-Arte Museum. For the art lovers out there, this party and art sale features the works of more than 200 artists, and each limited edition piece is specially made for the exhibition (including Valentine’s Day-inspired art). Feb. 10 and March 5.

Galentine’s Day with the Austin Flea at Zilker Brewing. Make your own love potion or a terrarium, and drink to benefit Mothers’ Milk Bank and Blue Dog Rescue. Feb. 11, noon.

2nd Annual Austin Lez Prom at Sterling Event Center. It may be called the Lez Prom, but all women are welcome at this formal dance featuring prom-themed cocktails, performances by drag kings and aeralists and even the crowning of a Lez Prom King and Queen. Feb. 11, 7 p.m.

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Sweet Barks: A Benefit for APA! at the ABGB. If you prefer dogs to people, then you’re going to fall in love at this event. Check out doggie speed dating, a kissing booth, cookie decorating and live music. Feb. 11, 1 p.m.

Anime Brunch Club: Galentine’s Brunch. The lineup is secret, but Drafthouse promises you’ll be entertained by old favorites or discover a brand new show. Feb. 12, 1:15 p.m. at Ritz.

PBS KIDS at the Alamo: Valentine’s Mix. Take your little ones to enjoy special Valentine’s Day episodes of PBS KIDS shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Nature Cat. Feb. 12 at Lakeline and Slaughter Lane.

Whisler’s Valentine’s Day Celebration. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the East Side bar will have champagne cocktail specials, chocolates, live music and burlesque performances. Feb. 14, 6 p.m.

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Austin, TX - Bob Schneider & Tosca String Quartet performed at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on July 15, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman
Austin, TX – Bob Schneider & Tosca String Quartet performed at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on July 15, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live. One of Austin’s favorite Valentine’s Day traditions, Bob Schneider plays classic love songs and favorites from his songbook along with the Tosca String Quartet. Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Titanic Feast at Alamo Drafthouse. Feel like the king of the world while you eat a meal inspired by the final dinner served on board the Titanic. Feb. 14 at Lakeline, Slaughter Lane and Village.

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A Very Special (Early) Valentine’s Day with Dawn & Hawkes at the ABGB. What better music for a Valentine’s Day soundtrack than that of two people in love? Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Hotel Eleven. Beer and rosé specials and non-romantic revelry. If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, that’s music to your ears. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

IMT Austin observes Galentine’s Day at the Infinite Monkey Theorum. 20 percent off your wine tab screams “girls’ night.” Feb. 14, all day.

Love and Happiness: The Nightowls present Al Green with Olivia & The Newton-Johns at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live. Austin-based soul dynamos The Nightowls will be performing the music of Al Green. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

Terror Tuesday: My Bloody Valentine at Alamo Drafthouse. It’s the best Valentine’s Day slasher movie ever made. Feb. 14, 9:45 p.m. at Ritz.

Dale Watson and His Lone Stars at Gruene Hall. If you’d like to get out of town for the holiday, head on down to Gruene to see one of Austin’s treasures at the oldest dance hall in Texas. Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Valentine’s Holiday Dance Workshop – “L.O.V.E. by Michael Buble” at Ballet Austin. Want to brush up on your dancing skills? This’ll help. Feb. 18, 2:15 p.m.

Bridesmaids Brunch at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. No puppy party favors, but there will be Wilson Phillips karaoke (and a champagne flute you can take home with you). Feb. 19, noon.

Make Everything Nice for a sweet Valentine's Day date with your significant other. Contributed by Tito's Handmade Vodka
Make Everything Nice for a sweet Valentine’s Day date with your significant other. Contributed by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

FEBRUARY DRINKING CALENDAR: Visit the Liquid Austin calendar for more Valentine’s Day drinking events, such as special wine tastings or beer and chocolate pairings

Valentine’s Day dinner and lunch specials:

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Something we missed? Add your event to our online calendar or email kpsencik@statesman.com.

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