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  • Texas Book Festival

    Discover new stories with Texas Book Festival. This year's Fest is going hybrid featuring virtual sessions & in-person programming at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library. The event is free and open to the public. Register for your favorite sessions today! Find out more on their website.
    Oct. 23-31  
    Virtual/In-Person Hybrid Event
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    Austin Eastciders: Valentine's Picnic

    How about a whole picnic set-up to supercharge your Valentine's weekend interlude with, you romantic, outdoorsy fool? The folks at the Eastciders restaurant on Barton Springs have got it ready for you, featuring herb-encrusted cider-brined chicken, a pint of pickled potato salad, crispy cabbage salad (so fresh with, mmmmm, that Golden Apple Ponzu dressing), and a Whoopie cake (with its moist double chocolate, condensed milk, crushed toffee, and whipped brown sugar). Oh, and? Because this is from those gurus of apple-based adult beverages? A six-pack of cider of your choice – and you can mix-n-match flavors, even. And all of this ($50) will be packed in a souvenir Austin Eastciders tote bag for you to grab and go. Reckon this sweet deal's romantic to the core, alright.
    1530 Barton Springs Rd.
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    Black History Month With Austin Music Foundation

    AMF will celebrate Black History Month by featuring 28 days of Austin music history told through a series of stories by rock maverick Bevis M. Griffin, the first Black glam rock artist in Texas. Follow along on their blog all month.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    Black History Month With Texas State Parks

    Park rangers from around Texas, including the Buffalo Soldier Heritage Outreach Program and the Texas Outdoor Family staff, are debuting a new series of virtual programs celebrating Black history, culminating in a live, interactive trivia challenge at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27.
    Through Feb. 27  
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    Black History With Outschool

    Local teachers are using the platform Outschool to reach more students to educate about Black history. Check out the many, many activities and classes online by searching "Black History Month" and sort by age group, date, and more.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    Eberly x Prohibition Creamery

    The Eberly chef team of Jo Chan and Sarah Seghi are giving Austinites one more chance to enjoy the recently shuttered Prohibition Creamery by inviting chef Laura Aidan to partner with them to create a special boozy, ice cream dessert flight ($16) during Valentine's Week. The flight's enough for two and features three different desserts served side by side – with components a specific cocktail would have, but conjured in dessert form. How about a bourbon pecan praline for you, liquor-lover? Some Earl Grey Mandarin Napolean ice cream? Prickly pear mezcal sorbet? Ahhhhh, it's so good we can't even.
    Tue.-Sat., Feb. 9-13
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    Special Screenings

    Margaret Atwood: Virtual Conversation

    Fans of Hulu's Emmy-winning series The Handmaid's Tale won't want to miss this candid conversation with the literary giant, which will be moderated by Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of The 19th.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 7pm. $25-35.  
    Online: www.austintheatre.org
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    Arts & Culture

    Poo Poo Platter: A Valentine Kai Kai

    As Qmmunity's old adage goes, couples who drag together bring out the most fierce in each other. Hostesses Bulimianne Rhapsody and Louisianna Purchase celebrate V-Day with some of their fave drag couples, including Maxi Glamour & Blair Warnher, Cister Wife & Hermajestie, Champagne Killer & Midknight Purchase.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 8pm. $10 suggested donation.  
    Online
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    Valentine's Events

    Urban Axes Valentine's Day

    Get your heart pumping with some axe-throwing, and enjoy complimentary chocolate snacks and a round of drinks.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 12-14  
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    Valentine's Weekend at Treaty Oak Distilling

    One of our favorite places in Central Texas, Treaty Oak Distilling is celebrating this lovers' weekend with two jaw-dropping culinary events replete with their whiskeys and wines at their acclaimed on-site Alice's Restaurant. First, the Steak Pairings Dinner that includes choice Texas ribeyes from 44 Farms and bourbon-chocolate-dipped strawberries. (Fri.-Sat., Feb. 12-13, 5-9pm.) And then, on the actual day of St. Valentine, it's a Sunday Brunch that features grilled quail knots finished with a blackberry ancho demi glaze, a 14-ounce durrack heritage pork tomahawk, lamb chops, and housemade sopapillas, among other fine edibles – and all accompanied by pairings of Waterloo Gin. (Sun., Feb. 14, noon-4pm.) And, mmmmmmm, it's all right there on the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country …
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    AHS Car Raffle

    You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
    Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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    AISD COVID-19 Mass Testing

    Rapid tests are available to all AISD students and staff, which includes those who learn and work in-person and remotely.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 8am-3pm. Free (registration required).  
    Nelson Field; 7105 Berkman; AISD Central Office, 4000 S. I-35
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    Austin Gilgronis Memberships

    Join AG Nation by purchasing a 2021 season membership for Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis. Matches will be held at Bold Stadium at Circuit of the Americas, and a season pass gets you access to eight home matches and all kinds of perks. Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold will perform after the opening game March 20.
    Ongoing; season begins March 20. $120 and up.  
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Austin Spurs

    The Austin Spurs tipped off their 2021 season Feb. 10 in Orlando, and will play 15 games before the top eight teams advance to play a single-elimination playoff. Check the schedule to find out how to watch the games.
    Feb. 10-March 6  
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    Valentine's Events

    “Love Is in the Air” Flight Package

    Now here's a unique way to celebrate love being in the air: indoor skydiving. The special package includes four flights and videos for two flyers.
    Through Feb. 21. $156.  
    IFLY, 13265 U.S. 183 N
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    Seasonal Jobs

    Become a Fix-It Clinic Instructor

    Austin Resource Recovery is seeking interested and qualified individuals to lead paid online interactive repair workshops. Workshops will be hosted on a platform provided by the city, and selected instructors will receive up to $100 per class. Classes will be held mid-March to mid-April and will cover basic repairs of items like toasters, lamps, or coffee machines.
    Applications due Feb. 15  
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    Black History Month With Creative Action

    Follow Creative Action on social media to find out tow to join in uplifting local and young Black creators. Learn about how to support an artivist movement among youth, and honor the dynamic artistry of our Black communities.
    Through Feb. 28  
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    CAN Board of Directors Meeting

    Network partners provide updates on pandemic responses regarding the following goal areas as identified by CAN: safety, justice, and engagement; basic needs (food access, health, homelessness, transportation); health; and education/economic opportunity.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 1-3pm  
    Videoconference (see agenda for streaming details)
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    CANCELED: Southwestern University Volleyball

    Vs. Dallas. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 3pm, 7pm  
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    CANCELED: Texas State Women's Tennis

    Vs. UIW: Fri., Feb. 12, 11am. Vs. Northwestern State: Sun., Feb., 14, 11am  
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    CANCELED: University of Texas Softball

    Vs. Arizona: Thu., Feb. 11, 6pm. Vs. Alabama: Fri., Feb. 12, 3:30pm; Sat., Feb. 13, 6pm. Vs. Colorado State: Sat., Feb. 13, 3:30pm. Vs. Sam Houston State: Sun., Feb. 14, 10am.  
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    Celebrate the Year of the Ox

    Austin's Asian American Cultural Center will post 18 links of various Asian dance and music performances to: help celebrate the arrival of the Golden Ox and put the challenging Year of the Rat behind us.
    Beginning Feb. 12  
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
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    Club Latinitas

    Enrollment is open and ongoing for this free bilingual afterschool club for all girls age 9-14, which includes fun, educational activities with technology and media.
    Through May 21, 4-6pm  
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Girl Scout Cookies

    Kick off cookie season with We Are Blood and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Donate blood, platelets or convalescent plasma to get a free box of Girl Scout cookies.
    Through Feb. 15  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Governor's Community Achievement Awards

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite communities across Texas to apply for the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which are judged on achievements in areas such as environmental education and community improvement.
    Deadline: March 4, 5pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Historic Landmark Commission: Architectural Review Committee

    The HLC reviews proposed exterior and site changes to city historic landmarks and properties in local historic districts.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 2:30pm  
    Videoconference
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    Out of Town

    Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen

    Six hand-painted soundstage backdrops are on exhibit alongside artwork from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. The backdrops, on loan from Texas Performing Arts at UT-Austin, were created for MGM’s 1968 papal drama, The Shoes of the Fisherman, starring Anthony Quinn. These six replicas of Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were nearly discarded before being rescued in 2017.
    Through April 4. $10-20; free on Thursdays, 4-6pm, and first Sundays, noon-5pm.  
    McNay Museum, San Antonio
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    It’s Time Texas Community Challenge

    The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, hosted by statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas, is working to make healthier lifestyles accessible to all Texans. Participants track healthy activities, like eating healthy foods and doing physical activity, to earn points for their communities and weekly chances to win prizes. Registration is open now!
    Jan. 4-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Statewide
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    Jump Into Presidents Day Weekend

    Jump into the long weekend with Altitude Trampoline Park's all-you-can-jump pass, and on Valentine's Day get a free Icee.
    Through Mon., Feb. 15. $15.  
    Altitude Trampoline Park, 2800 S. I-35 #200, Round Rock
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Lunar New Year Comedy Show

    Ring in the new year with two of Austin's favorite stand-up comics, Raul Sanchez and Tai Nguyen, and host Chris Castles.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 8pm. $10.  
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    Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration

    Ring in the new year with videos sharing family traditions, a Lion Dance performance, art projects to do at home, and more.
    Feb. 12-13, 19 & 26. Free.  
    Houston
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    Lunar New Year: Bao'd Up's Oxenbao

    That's right, citizen, it's the Year of the Ox – and this popular eatery is celebrating with soft and savory bao buns that feature an ox-head decoration on the outside and brisket on the inside. Timely and delicious, is the idea here, and it's such a good idea that they're also offering Valentine's bao (with a heart on the outside and cheesecake inside) at the same time. But it's for just one weekend, as that adventurous chef Ting Lin points out – so get 'em while you can.
    Available Feb. 12-14
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    Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities Meeting

    New business addresses MCPD representation on the city's Hate Crime Taskforce and the Community Police Review Commission.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 5:30-7pm  
    Videoconference
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    Oyster Season

    It was a brave soul who ate the first oyster, and now the bivalve mollusks are on the dinner table. This is the time to get the freshest oysters as fishermen come into the Rockport/Fulton Harbor around 4-5pm. The annual Fulton Oyster Festival has been canceled for this year, but there are still plenty of oysters available at local markets and restaurants.
    Through April 30  
    Rockport/Fulton
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    Out of Town

    POSTPONED: Hug-In

    Dale Watson supplies the music for the annual Valentine’s Day warmup celebration with limited capacity and full COVID-19 precautions. Due to weather, postponed to the weekend of March 26.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 8-11pm. $30.  
    Luckenbach
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    POSTPONED: SignatureCare Ribbon-Cutting

    Due to weather, event is postponed; date TBA. Celebrate the Year of the Ox and the opening of this new center with the Pflugerville Chamber and the Austin LGBT Chamber. Enjoy a performance from the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team, light refreshments, and giveaways.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 1:30-3pm  
    SignatureCare Emergency Center, 21315 Hwy. 130 N., Pflugerville
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    Sports

    POSTPONED: Southwestern University Men's Tennis

    Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 4pm  
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    POSTPONED: St. Edward's University Baseball

    Vs. Cameron. Spectators are encouraged to watch online, but may bring a chair and sit outside the permanent seating area.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 1pm & 3pm; Sat., Feb. 13, 1pm  
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    POSTPONED: St. Edward's University Men's Basketball

    Games postponed due to weather. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Vs. Oklahoma Christian: Fri., Feb. 12, 7pm; Sat., Feb. 13, 5pm. Vs. Angelo State: Mon., Feb. 15, 5pm  
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    POSTPONED: St. Edward's University Women's Basketball

    Vs. Oklahoma Christian. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 5pm; Sat., Feb. 13, 3pm  
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    Civic Events

    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Regency Rhythms: Chris DeVore

    Relax, unwind, and kick off the weekend in style with live local music at Marker 10. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
    Fri., Feb. 12, 5-7pm  
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    San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

    The show must go on with youth livestock judging, rodeos, charreadas, music, and carnival with COVID precautions in place.
    Thu.-Sun., Feb. 11-28  
    San Antonio
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    Southwestern University Women's Tennis

    Fri.-Sat. games postponed due to weather. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor: Fri., Feb. 12, 4pm. Vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville: Sat., Feb. 13, 2pm. Vs. Cocordia: Wed., Feb. 17, 5pm.  
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    Food Events

    Summer House on Music Lane: Valentine's Prix Fixe

    Here's the first annual Saint Valentine's Day Prix Fixe ($58) menu from this recently debuted culinary powerhouse just south of the river. For the first course, choose between beef tartare toast and hamachi ceviche; the main course offers lamb sugo or oak-grilled swordfish, followed by white chocolate budino to share. Note: The regular a la carte menu will also be available, and there's indoor and outdoor-seating-with heaters.
    1101 Music Ln
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    Sun Radio Recharge

    The Sun Radio Recharge program has pledged $40,000 in disaster relief funding for any Central Texans affected by the recent winter storm. Apply online for a $100 check if you were affected, or donate to keep the fund going so Sun Radio can help more folks. All funding has been allocated at this time.
    Application period opened Feb. 8, will close when funds are expended  
    Online
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    Texas Stars

    The first home games of the hockey season are vs. San Jose Barracuda. Tue., Feb. 16: game postponed due to weather.
    Fri.-Sat. & Tue., Feb. 12-13 & 16, 7pm  
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    The APL's Cookbook: Valentine's Pop-Up

    The Austin Public Library's in-house Cookbook eatery is remaining pandemically closed, yes, but they're briefly popping up (like a sort of pastry-bedecked Whack-a-Mole!) to present a special dessert menu available for Valentine’s weekend. Listen: Raspberry sweetie rolls, personalized cookie cakes, a dozen confectionary roses, a mimosa kit, and wines by the bottle – all available via easy online ordering, with contactless curbside pickup. Just select your preferred pickup day and time and your pastries will be fresh and ready upon arrival. Bonus: You can see the new mural by Austin's own Billie Buck.
    Pre-order through Feb. 13  
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    Out of Town

    Tour Canyon Lake Gorge

    Make a reservation online to take a three-hour educational walk through the gorge cut when the Guadalupe River flooded over the dam.
    Ongoing. $10.  
    New Braunfels
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    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Vanilla Orchid: Valentine's Big Cookie Sixer

    Those catering wizards at Austin's Vanilla Orchid are reprising their famous Sixer for this day of sweets and lovers: A six-pack of their half-pound stuffed cookies, all adorned with Valentine's finery in a fancy LED-lighted box.
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    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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    Wilco Free Tax Prep

    United Way of Williamson County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is offering free drop-off/pickup tax preparation service by appointment only. IRS-certified tax preparers will provide assistance to households earning $57,000 or less annually and to older adults of all income levels, and services are available in English and Spanish.
    Feb. 10-April 15  
    1205 Round Rock Ave. #106, Round Rock
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    Young Texan Ambassadors

    Keep Texas Beautiful is accepting applications for its Young Texan Ambassador program. Ambassadors are passionate about the environment and are committed to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play through volunteerism and leadership. Program is open to young people age 15-25.
    Deadline: March 5. Free.  
    Online
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    Kids

    Youth Sailing Classes Spring Session

    The Austin Yacht Club's Junior Sailing Program provides the opportunity for youth to develop the skills and confidence necessary to spark a life-long love of the sport. Register now for spring sessions beginning in March.
    Program runs weekly, March-May. Weekly: $150, members; $350, nonmembers.  
    Austin Yacht Club, 5906 Beacon Dr.
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