Top Picks for February 2020

 This year, February is packed full of activities and excitement for all ages. From farmers markets to Galentine’s Day and free fitness bootcamps to even something called Cupid’s Undie Run, February is bringing us more than we could ask for! Find our top picks for the month below, and for the full list of February frenzy click here!

Saturday, February 1st

Cookies and Craft Brews

This Saturday, February 1st, join Circle Brewing Co. and Girl Scouts of Central Texas for an epic pairing event featuring Girl Scout Cookies and beer! Circle Brewing Co. has worked hard to craft eight unique pairings that will excite and (caramel) delight your taste buds and earn your Beer & Cookie Tasting Badge!

Cost: $25
Venue: Circle Brewing Co
2340 W Braker Ln., Suite B
Austin, TX 78758 

Camp Gladiator Free Bootcamp

Come out on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. for a free community workout with Camp Gladiator! This boot camp type workout will take place on the Central Plaza lawn and is open to anyone over the age of 14! It’s recommended to bring water, a towel, and yoga mat to make the workout more enjoyable. Sweat it out at this free event! Can’t make it on the 1st? This free bootcamp also takes place on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

Cost: FREE
Venue: Hill Country Galleria
12700 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. T-100 Bee Cave
Austin, TX 78738 

Silent Disco at The Venue

Austin’s hottest new nightclub, The Venue is located on historic 6th Street in downtown Austin. Featuring a full-size stage, dance floor, balcony area and three full functioning bars. The Venue is the perfect location for an epic Silent Disco party. Tune into three live DJ’s spinning three different genres of music on stage all night and never leave the dance floor. Get tickets here.

Cost: $15
Venue: The Venue ATX
516 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Sunday, February 2nd

First Three Pages Live!

Have a screenplay you’re working on? A play? A podcast? A web series? A sketch? Give it a test run with your peers. The winner will receive a Lone Star Badge to the 2020 Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference. Share your own work or just show up to admire and applaud the creativity of others. Purchase tickets here.

Cost: $8
Venue: ColdTowne Theatre
4803 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

Tuesday, February 4th

UMLAUF After Dark

Join UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum for their first UMLAUF After Dark of 2020! They’ll have live music from Will Taylor and Strings Attached, artwork and handmade goods from the Creative Arts Society, beer from Austin Beerworks, cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, lawn games, and more!

Cost: $7
Venue: UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Azie Morton Rd.
Austin, TX 78704 

Wednesday, February 5th

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party

Kendra Scott is hosting a Kendra Gives Back party in partnership with New York Life, to benefit The Austin Center for Grief & Loss. Join Kendra and NYL for an evening of sips, sweet treats, and shopping for a cause! This event is just before Valentine’s Day and a great opportunity to buy Valentine’s gifts for a sweetheart or have a special couples night out.

Cost: FREE
Venue: Kendra Scott
3800 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78756

Saturday, February 8th

Cupid’s Undie Run

Be a part of Cupid’s Undie Run, a “brief,” mile(ish) fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party—all to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 births. Start a team of your friends, join a team, or run solo. Come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research (and earn some cool fundraising rewards, too!).

Cost: $40
Venue: Buford’s Backyard Beer Garden
700 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701 

Pre V-Day Speed Dating Marathon

They say love is a numbers game. The more singles you meet, the more likely it is that you’re going to hit it off with someone. Play the odds at this “Up to 15-first dates” Pre Valentine’s Day Speed Dating Marathon, where you’ll meet up to 15 singles (25-38) over 3-minute “dates.”) You will also be on the guest list for the singles party taking place after the speed dating event at the same venue (additional $20 value).

Cost: $35
Venue: The Brass Tap
10910 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758

Pre Valentine’s Day Singles Mixer 

So you’re single. Rather than spending the weekend before Valentine’s Day staying in & watching a Lifetime movie of the week, why not go out and line yourself up a date for actual V-Day? Event runs from 8pm to 11:00pm so arrive at your leisure. You can expect drink specials and complimentary appetizers while they last!

Cost: $20
Venue: The Brass Tap
10910 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758

Sunday, February 9th

17th Annual Black Composers Concert- The Living Composer

Austin Chamber Music Center’s 17th year of this annual event pays tribute to living African-American composers from across the country. This year’s concert features works by Errollyn Wallen, Valerie Colman, James Lee III, and others. Special guests include award-winning pianist Artina McCain, who returns this season to curate the program; along with the incredible jazz group The Blacklist, and some of the featured composers!

Cost: FREE
Venue: George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
1165 Angelina St
Austin, 78702

Thursday, February 13th

Valentine’s Day Eve Austin Singles Mixer

So you’re single. Rather than spending Valentine’s Day Eve staying in & watching a Lifetime movie of the week, why not go out on what is the biggest night of the year in Austin and line yourself up a date for Valentine’s Day? The event runs from 7 to 11pm so arrive at your leisure. You can expect a DJ, dancing, sweet snacks and icebreakers to help facilitate introductions!

Cost: $20
Venue: The Belmont
305 W. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Galentine’s Cookie Decorating Class at Easy Tiger

Easy Tiger is taking their cues from Lizzo this year and celebrating the love they have for themselves and all their best gals and (DUH) they’re doing it with cookies! Grab your bestie and come learn to speak their love language! Over the course of about two hours, Mindy will take you step by step through the process of decorating sugar cookies with royal icing, no experience necessary. Buy tickets here.

Cost: $60
Venue: Easy Tiger
709 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Throwback Thursday at Rules & Regs

Throw it way back to the 90s at Rules & Regs. Every second Thursday of the month, enjoy retro-tunes spun, nostalgic specialty cocktails, and ’90s themed swag.

Cost: FREE
Venue: Rules & Regs
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701 

Friday, February 14th 

Date Night: Pretzel Party at Easy Tiger

Learn how to make Easy Tiger’s signature soft pretzels in their 6th Street Bakery Classroom! This three-hour class will take you and your partner through the process of shaping and twisting pretzel dough. Their bakers will demonstrate how to dip, salt and bake pretzels—no experience necessary, all you knead is love! The evening includes food, drinks, and one dozen of your pretzel creations to take home. Buy tickets here.

Cost: $150
Venue: Easy Tiger
709 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

The Opulence Ball: Harlem Heat 2020

Austin’s swankiest Valentine’s gala returns! Austin Influential Group welcomes the return of Harlem Heat for another extravaganza of movement, sound and visual splendor in support of Austin Pets Alive. Highlighting the Harlem Renaissance, with an enthusiastic nod to the Afro-Latin influences of Cuba, this night will be filled with talented movers and shakers of Austin who will set the mood to hot jazz, sultry voices,and intoxicating raucous dances. Buy tickets here.

Cost: Starts at $50
Venue: The North Door
501 Brushy Street
Austin, TX 78702

Saturday, February 15th

Keep Quiet Presents: Sunset Disco

Join Keep Quiet for this year’s first installment of Keep It Quiet’s Sunset Series: Sunset Disco. This is a FREE day party that will get you grooving early and keep you going into Saturday night. HarveyBombay will spin a disco-house set in the backyard of the jungle that is Reina. A percentage of all bar sales will go to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors and their efforts in mitigating damages caused by the fires in Australia.

Cost: FREE
Venue: Reina
78 Rainy Street
Austin, TX 78701

Sunday, February 16th

V-Day Weekend Speed Dating for Experienced
Austin Singles 39-50

So you’re single. Rather than spending Valentine’s Day Weekend staying in & watching a Lifetime movie of the week, why not go out and meet other Austin singles looking for love? Meet 10-15 singles 39-50 over 3-minute “speed” dates. Event runs from 4 to 6pm.

Cost: $30
Venue: The Hideaway
4323 S. I-35
Austin, TX 78744

Acro & Ales: Independence Brewing

At Acro & Ales, Empowered Acro instructors will teach trusted techniques for beginner-friendly acroyoga poses. You’ll be amazed by what you can do, and walk away with fun photos of your accomplishments. Admission to this event includes a beer token, so stick around after class to enjoy a brew with your fellow acroyogis.

Cost: $18
Venue: Independence Brewing Co.
3913 Todd Lane
Austin, TX United States

Saturday, February 22nd

5th Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade

All pups that come in costume will be eligible for our best dressed contest! Judges will be walking around all day so come dressed to impress and don’t forget to bark for beads! The parade kicks off at 4 p.m. and will take place in The ABGB parking lot, making one big, fun lap following a Second Line marching band. Enjoy food, cake, live music, and tons of cute pups!

Cost: FREE
Venue: The ABGB
1305 Oltorf St W.
Austin, TX 78704

2020 Austin Modern Home Tour and Mid-Century Modern Block Party

Spread throughout the city, come and see the inside and out of over a dozen unique and awe-inspiring modern homes in Austin, designed by some of our area’s top creative architects and builders. It’s the 12th annual Austin Modern Home Tour presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society and Goodlife Luxury, with an exclusive Mid-Century-Modern Block Party sponsored by Starlight Village after the tour! For tickets and more information click here.

Cost: $40
Venue: Austin Modern Home Tour
1114 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

Wednesday, February 26th

The Sausage Kings of Austin 2020

Join us at The Cathedral on Wedneday, February 26th for our yearly celebration of sausage. The ‘Kings’ of the Austin sausage scene will be onsite providing off-menu sausage creations in a friendly competitive format. Tickets are limited and will go quickly.

Cost: $28
Venue: The Cathedral
2403 E. 16th Street
Austin, TX 78702

Sour Duck Market Farmer’s Market

Sour Duck Market is hosting a Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 4–7 p.m., or until sold out. Come support your local farmers and expect farm-fresh produce and goods! Bonus: Happy hour runs from 2–6 p.m.

Cost: FREE
Venue: Sour Duck Market
1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

Saturday, February 29th

The Cat Behind the Hat – Exploring the Work of Dr. Seuss

Join Ao5 Gallery for a fascinating glimpse into the unique artistic vision of the man known as Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel. Learn more about the life and history of this iconic American artist at Ao5 Gallery’s retrospective exhibition. The exhibit will continue through Sunday, March 29th.

Cost: TBA
Venue: Ao5 Gallery
3005 S Lamar Blvd, Ste C-110B
Austin, TX 78704