Stuff you gotta do in Austin: February Edition

 

Here are just SOME of the things going on in Austin this February that I think are cool!! but Austin is so cool i know there are a million more that i’m missing….so this is a smattering so to speak

Nerd Nite Austin – hello!!

When:  Thursday, February 4th, 7pm 

Where: Buffalo Billiards – 201 E 6th St  visit the website for the deets or follow them on twitter @nerdniteaustin

Do Over! book reading & signing by Ann Daly

When: Thursday February 4th 7pm

Where: BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd

What: Do Overs allowed is one of my diehard mottos – this book is about how women can reinvent their lives either out of unforseen necessity or choice. A great positive approach!

related event February 26th 8am:

Workshop & Book signing to benefit GENaustin – Girls Empowerment Network $25 (an organization near & dear to my heart)

Where: El Sol y La Luna, 600 E 6th St

Desire Exhibit at The Blanton – UT Campus MLK at Congress

Starts Friday Feb 5th through April 25th

This way cool looking exhibit explores the concept of Desire as interpreted by contemporary artists worldwide & through a variety of media –  read more here – BLANTON

 

Austin Marathon

When:  Sunday, February 14th starts at 7am

Where:  start line on Congress just north of the bridge, Finish Line on Congress & 10th. But the course goes all thru the town check out the Austin Marathon website for all the scoop on the route, it’s FUN to cheer on the runners. AND this event is near and dear to my heart as I book all the Bands on the course and the fabulous finish line band El Tule. All info on the webiste! Lots of great food trailers at the finish line too, Sugarstar Cupcakes, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, mmmpanadas & more!

Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday the 16th –  party on 6th street with beads, parade and all round craziness

Chinatown New Year – Year of the Tiger – yowza!

When: Friday Feb 19th & Saturday Feb 20th

Where: Chinatown Center Austin North Lamar at Kramer

What: the full schedge is here – but there will be the traditional dragon dance with super LOUD firecrackers, if your kids is scared of loud noises don’t go or prepare well. I spent one year carrying and holding the ears of one kid and that part was not fun. Many other dance performances, amazing food, really soooo thrilling

Carnaval Brasileiro

When: Saturday Feb 20th

Where: Palmer Events Center

What: Live Samba music in true Basileiro style crazy costumes and conga lines, redic fun! deets at website Sambaparty

That Takes The Cake – yummmm

When: Saturday & Sunday Feb 27th & 28th

Where: The Crocket Center, 10601 N. Lamar, Austin TX

What: Cake art! A cake show & competition. Demonstrations, on site decoration contests, classes. And there better darn well be tastings.  Kid events too, kid cupcake decorating!  thattakesthecake.org

John Prine at UT PAC

When: Saturday February 27th

Where: University of Texas Performing Arts Center   AKA Bass concert hall

clearly by going to the website you can see all of their February events that may be of interest also! i just adore dear old John Prine to pieces

African-American Community Heritage Festival

When: Saturday Feb 27th  1pm-5pm

Where:  Huston-Tilotson University 900 Chicon ST, Austin, Texas 78702

What: Art & community & culture celebrated on the East Austin Campus of Huston-Tilotson, food, entertainment. fun.

Here are some other great things to check out: (with links for further info)

Meet Stella & Dot fashion trunk show at 219 West – Feb 4th @ 6:30 wayyy cute here’s the info at Do512

Austin Restaurant Week – STARTS Feb 28th into march so i may go into more detail next editon but read HERE for yummy mouth watering tempting delights to get you going – you might wanna start saving now.

Momentum Public Relations workshop – Gain your own PR momentum, Feb 11th – Website for info

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