The big game has come and gone, and it’s time you rebounded from your increased intake of chicken wings and beer, because there’s a lot of fun to be had before the weekend rolls around once again. From a handful of humor-centric offerings, to a few Valentine’s Day prerequisites, this is a week worth exploring. Here’s our weekly guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.
Monday, February 6th
Eddie Murphy may have fallen far from the glory of his 1980’s self (Meet Dave, anyone?), but it’s important to remember that before he portrayed a family of Klumps, he was a comedy staple. So kick back, get a Big Mc, and let your Soul Glo.
The downtown Drafthouse is kicking the week off right it seems! Get into the groove of the workweek with this “rip roaring collection of some of the most bizarre sexual education films from the 1930's to modern day,” hosted by Owen Edgerton.
Tuesday, February 7th
The chocolate feast known as Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and Four Seasons Sommelier Mark Sayre is pairing up with local Chocolatier Nicole Patel to present a wine and chocolate truffle pairing in the hotel lobby. Both will be on-site to explain the pairings, for those needing a little culinary curating.
Girlie Night, the Alamo’s self-proclaimed monthly “Slumber Party” presents one of the greatest tales in female badassery that was ever told. Plus, catch Oscar-nominee Brad Pitt at his shirtless and denim-clad best.
From the fine folks who brought Teen Angst Tuesday into our lives, comes DR. HORRIBLE LIVE, an all-singing, all dancing, staged production of Joss Whedon’s epic sing-along blog. So start practicing your harmonization, Captain Hammer fans, because the sexual innuendos aren’t going to sing themselves.
Wednesday, February 8th
Har Mar Superstar, easily one of the unlikeliest of R&B stars, takes the stage with fellow Minnesotans Marijuana Deathsquads, who have enlisted him to assist on their latest album, being recorded locally.
Thursday, February 9th
The Encyclopedia show commissions local and touring artists and experts from all performance disciplines to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. This month, they present an ad nauseam discussion of our unfortunately-named neighbors to the North — Pflugerville! Performers include Amy Gentry, Lesley Clayton, and the regular fixtures of the Encyclopedia Show cast.
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a little Roller Disco, so strap on those skates, practice your best backwards moves, and get your Xanadu on, because UNITE! is presenting this special event to bring Austin’s skate-loving LGBTQ community together.
Friday, February 10th
“We are Sex Bob-Omb! And we're here to watch Scott Pilgrim kick your teeth in! One-two-three-four!” Michael Cera musters all his nerd-courage to battle the seven evil exes of the enchanting Amazon delivery girl in this comic-turned-cinematic gem of a film.
Libations for a good cause are always justifiable, right? Lavaca Street Bar will donate $1 from every beer and 50 cents from every Deep Eddy regular or sweet tea vodka to Room to Read’s Local Language Publishing program. Bingo will also be played – cards are $2 each or $5 for 3, with all proceeds going to Room to Read.
There you have it! You can drink for a cause, ogle Brad Pitt, and even Touch the Hammer, all before the work week wraps up.