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  • Courthouse Nights in Lockhart, Texas!

    Don't miss the return of Courthouse Nights in Lockhart! Centered around the beautiful Caldwell County Courthouse lawn, the FREE and family-friendly live music series features an all-star lineup with Dale Watson, EZ Band, Deadeye, Rattlesnake Milk, and Simons Says. Held every third Friday of the month from April to August!
    Fri. Apr. 19, 7pm-10pm  
    Lockhart, Texas
  • Community


    Austin Humane Society's 16th Annual Puppy Bowl

    The bowl is back and better than ever! It's an epic day of delicious tailgate bites, puppy races, Super Bowl puppy predictions, pet adoptions, and the big game. Starting off at AHS with adorable adoptables, vendors, a Kid Zone and family fun, and the fifth annual Tailgate Competition, the fun continues at Yard Bar with the official Puppy Bowl game.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 11am-5pm. Free; VIP and tasting tix available.  
    Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson, 11am-2pm; Yard Bar, 6700 Burnet Rd., 2-5pm
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist who has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. Here she's joined by Sullivan Fortner (piano), Marvin Sewell (guitar), Alexa Tarantino (flute), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), and Keita Ogawa (percussion).
    Sat., Feb. 11, 7:30pm. $25.  
  • Music

    Genuine Joe Coffeehouse relocation fundraiser w/ Thunder People, Half Dream, Dmitri, Redbud (solo), Middle Sattre

    As red-painted wood and a cozy, postered interior is torn down by developers, Genuine Joe Coffeehouse carries its warm, welcoming ambiance to a new location off Burnet Road. Coining themselves as “the Austin coffee shop before the Starbucks inspired knock-offs invaded,” the since-2005 North Austin staple celebrates its move with five bands and $10 suggested donation. Half Dream’s folksy tunes and Dmitri’s hip-swinging psych songs are among the eclectic sounds you can look forward to, plus facepaint, coffee, and food. Thunder People, Redbud (solo), and Middle Sattre round out the bill.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 6pm. $10 suggested donation.
    2200 Justin
  • Community


    Laissez le Far Out Rouler With HONK!TX

    It's a "Mardi Gras Funkadelic Fundraiser" with plenty of good times and merriment, a silent auction, and music from Austin’s community brass bands: Moon Tower Brass Band, Blowcomotion, Yes Ma’am Brass Band, Big Wy’s Brass Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band.
    Sat., Feb. 11, noon-5pm. $10; kids 8 and under, free.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    PrintAustin: PrintExpo

    This is the weekend of PrintAustin’s annual print fair, featuring 68 diverse booths of artists, galleries, editioning shops, and universities. Purchase original artwork from regional, national, and international talent to add to your art collection. (Pro tip: Experience live steamroller printing on Saturday, organized in partnership with Texas A&M University-Kingsville.) Basically, have yourself one hell of a fine, paper-powerful, ink-scented and eye-pleasing time.
    Feb. 11-12. Sat., noon-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm
  • Community


    Adopt Love

    Still looking for that special someone? Find a furry sweetheart at Austin Animal Center with adoption fees waived for the day. From noon to 2pm, they'll have a lovely adoption event on the front lawn so you can make a dog's Valentine's Day extra special and filled with love.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 11am-7pm  
  • Community


    Austin Spurs

    Vs. Birmingham Squadron.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 7pm  
  • Arts


    Ballet Austin: Sarah's Songs

    This collection of three dance works honors longtime Austin philanthropist, Sarah Butler and Dr. Ernest Butler, presenting ​​the beauty of George Balanchine’s iconic neoclassical Serenade, the dynamic energy and vivid colors of Jessica Lang’s contemporary Garden Blue, and a world premiere of I Am the Monument by Stephen Mills.
    Feb. 10-12. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-99.  
  • Arts


    Boner Bizarre: Boner Walk With Me

    This here's an erotic variety show featuring filthy performance art, pole dancing, neo-burlesque, aerials, contortion, sideshow, fire breathing, rope bondage, fetish play, comedy, drama, and "all things perverse, grotesque, and socially unacceptable." And this particular incarnation is a Valentine's Day tribute to the cinematic genius of David Lynch. Yes: Now it's dark.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 9pm-12mid. $20.  
  • Arts


    Estado Vegetal / Vegetative State

    Zilker Botanical Garden is excited to present this play by Manuela Infante, directed by Khristián Méndez Aguirre and performed in Spanish and English. Equal parts ode to plant beauty, meditation of grief, virtuosic performances, plant philosophy, and Austin-grown weirdness, Estado Vegetal/Vegetative State tells the story of a neighborhood rocked by a disaster.
    Through Feb. 18. Fri.-Sat., 7pm. Donations accepted.
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Feats of Clay: Sweetheart Market

    Browse among a plethora of local vendors, DIY message heart ornaments, and a certified florist making custom bouquets. Bonus: Romantic adult beverages provided by the good folks at Still Austin.
    Sat., Feb. 11, noon-5pm
  • Arts


    Fire In Dreamland

    The Filigree Theatre presents Rinne Groff's new play that's set in Coney Island in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and follows a young woman as she crosses paths with an illusive and charismatic Dutch filmmaker who's obsessed with telling the story of the 1911 fire that burned Coney Island’s "Dreamland" to the ground. With Kathleen Fletcher, Brough Hansen, and Allen Porterie, directed by Elizabeth V. Newman.
    Through Feb. 12. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $25-40.  
    Factory on 5th, 3409 E. Fifth
  • Arts


    In the Beginning

    This "wild woman dum dum show" by CB Goodman reimagines the Genesis story from a new perspective in order to free the beginning from shame, rejection, and labels. Inflatable friends. Ballet. Apocalyptic disco. In the Beginning uses comedy, satire, nontraditional storytelling , dance, puppets, and a pool party aesthetic to joyfully queer a repressive narrative.
    Through Feb. 11. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-100.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    It Happened One Night (1934)

    Fun fact: This screwball rom-com is one of only three films to take home all five major Oscars, the other two being Silence of the Lambs and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 11:30am, 2:25pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Roman Holiday (1953)

    Hepburn's legendary first starring role netted her an Oscar for her performance of a rebellious princess exploring Rome on her own.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 11:15pm  
  • Arts


    Stephen Graham Jones: Don't Fear the reaper

    BookPeople welcomes Stephen Graham Jones to Alamo's Highball lounge for a conversation with Kingcast hosts Eric Vespe and Scott Wampler to celebrate the release of Don't Fear the Reaper. The event will include a live podcast recording and a signing line.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 8pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    The Bloody Mary Festival

    They've done it before – this is the fourth annual iteration! – and they're doing it again, right now: A celebration of the craftiest, most delicious Bloody Marys in town. (No, srsly: They're built by bartenders from the likes of Yellow Jacket Social Club, Snooze, Better Half, 1417 French Bistro, the Cavalier, Hillside Farmacy, Tweedy's, and more, more, more.) Recommended: Taste and enjoy a panoply of the savory, creative concoctions, then vote for your fave to help crown Best Bloody Mary in Austin. Bonus: Proceeds go to benefit the Girls Empowerment Network.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 10:30am-6pm. $50.25-69.50.  
  • Music

    Youth Crusher, Dry Cough, Boiling Point

    The hardcore rockers arrive Downtown all the way from Athens, with help from fellow Greek outfit Dry Couch.
    Sat., Feb. 11, 10pm  
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