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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Where to watch the Super Bowl in Austin — or where to avoid it

Wondering which bars in our fair city are showing the big game? Here are a few suggestions for where to watch (and other options to entertain you if you aren’t the biggest football fan).

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 30: The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen onstage during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – JANUARY 30: The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen onstage during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
  • Free pool while you watch the game at Shooters Cedar Park.
  • Watch on a 25-foot HD screen at The North Door.
  • Cheer on your team on a massive projection screen (sun-allowing) at the Whip In.
  • If you want to watch the game outdoors, but not really outdoors, the W Hotel Austin has a screened porch where you can sit and sip (with complimentary sub sandwiches and all-night happy hour).
  • Check out a massive buffet, free beverage samples and swag from some of your favorite boozy brands at Punch Bowl Social. Tickets are $35 per person ($15 for those 15 and under).
  • Enjoy drink and wing specials and buy your football squares at Black Sheep Lodge.
  • Join a raffle to win an authentic NFL football signed by Cowboys legend Emmett Smith at Toss Pizzeria.
  • Imbibe Whisler’s signature Bloody Mary, a keg of beer and complimentary Super Bowl food (or try the specials at Thai Kun).
  • Enjoy all day happy hour and Sangria jugs at Irene’s.
  • If Sixth Street’s your thing, try Super Bowl parties with drink specials at Thirsty Nickel or free food at The Four Horsemen.
  • Eat some freshly grilled hot dogs and burgers at Lucille Patio Lounge.
  • Get away from downtown and take in in some Tex-Mex and specials on beer and margaritas at Serranos Southpark Meadows.
  • Watch the game on the projector and sit by the fire at Friends & Neighbors.
  • Corner Bar is celebrating its five-year anniversary this week, so if you spend $10 at the bar, you get a free plate of barbecue. They’ll also give out Buffalo Wild Wings for free at halftime.
  • $1 off all beer during the big game at 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op.
  • Have an all-American day and enjoy burgers, hot dogs, chips, shots and beer at The Rattle Inn‘s rooftop deck.
  • Watch the game (or, you know, do karaoke instead) at Ego’s.
  • Test out more than 200 international beers (but maybe don’t try them all on Sunday) at Flying Saucer.
  • The showdown on the field may be between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, but the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar is broadcasting another battle: Freddy vs. Jason.
  • Take in some comedy at Dirty Dog Bar with comedian Steve Hofstetter (and watch the game afterward, if you’re so inclined).
  • Grab a gift bag and partake in an all-you-can-eat buffet at Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park.
  • Celebrate the SOUPer Bowl (get it) at Craftsman – it’s just like it sounds. Lots of soup. And stew. And gumbo. And chili. Hungry yet?
  • Have bowls of chili (and buckets of champagne, both of the mimosa variety and the Miller High Life variety) at The Brixton.
  • Get a bunch of delicious goodies at Weather Up Austin for just $5.
  • Throwing your own party? Order Super Bowl food specials from Mongers, Walton’s Fancy & Staple, Freedmen’s or Tacodeli.

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