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
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!
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
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