Ah, Valentine’s Day. The holiday sponsored by Hallmark that plagues the population, both single and not. Regardless of your relationship status, there’s no need to have the work week revolve around those all-too-important dinner plans. Here’s our guide to keep you busy during the days that don’t start with S.
Monday, February 13
Show some love to Austin’s four-legged friends with this multi-location adoption event benefitting Austin Pets Alive. At noon, join your fellow Austinites in a group dog walk, helping to raise awareness for the charity.
KLRU presents this very special PBS taping; with the “Wicked Game” crooner and Rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson. Isaak’s performance acts as a tribute to Memphis' Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there — including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Tuesday, February 14
Join The Highball in commemorating everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday. Chef Trish Eichelberger whips up a special menu, with Austin’s own Copa Kings performing jazzy standards from the 30s, 40s and 50s.
The Gibson Bar doesn’t care that you don’t have a significant other this year, so go forth and get drunk with your fellow singletons. Trevin from 101X will be on hand to DJ from 10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., and the night will also include a special valentine’s Day-themed trivia match.
Wednesday, February 15
Bask in the glory of one of the most dynamic relationships ever to grace the silver screen. Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that Scarlett O’Hara is one of the greatest female characters of all time. So go forth and gorge at the Drafthouse, because Scarlett would be proud that you’re not going hungry.
The sometimes-New Yorker cartoonist, CollegeHumor contributor and E-Trade baby voiceover artist headlines at Cap City all weekend.
Thursday, February 16
The Austin band brings their brand of “sludgy, no bull-shit” sound to the White Horse, and it’s a rocking good time that’s worth risking a weekday hangover for.
The cream of the FronteraFest crop is chosen after all the performances have passed, and the result is a double-bill of five acts apiece.
Friday, February 17
Freestyle continues their series of French and Spanish films with the first installment of this classic. Perfect for a date night, a funky night out or whatever suits your fancy.
The Trinity Street players put their own spin on David Auburn’s Pulitzer-winning play about a young woman dealing with family drama in a world that’s crumbling around her.
There you have it, folks. You can take in some theater, screen some cinematic classics and get toasty with your fellow-minded single friends all before Saturday rolls around.