Love is in the air, and we’ve got the scoop on the best events for you to celebrate the holiday weekend with someone special. Whether you’re single and looking to mingle or you want to revamp the classic dinner and a movie date-night plan, there’s something every lover will like. Check out the seven best things to do in Austin this Valentine’s Day weekend. For a full list of happenings in the city, visit our events calendar.
Valentine’s Day pairing at WhichCraft Beer Store
Need a little Valentine’s Day dinner inspiration? Hops & Grain will pair Henri’s cheese and Delysia chocolates with the brewery’s canned beers for a cheat sheet of dinner ideas. Stop by Friday evening for a taste of the bites and (more than a few) sips of the locally famed brews in WhichCraft Beer Store's fun and friendly space.
Blue Starlite Drive-in presents Valentine's Week
Go retro this Valentine’s Day weekend and see a drive-in movie with your main squeeze. Catch romantic classics on the big screen like The Princess Bride, The Notebook, and When Harry Met Sally all weekend long. Snuggle up under the stars and get lost in the love stories.
Ballet Afrique presents Love Letters Vol. II
Ballet Afrique, the city’s only black performing arts and ballet studio, brings the stories of love to the stage at the George Washington Carver Museum this Saturday and Sunday. Get swept away in the soulful experience of the ups and downs of love to the tune of classic love songs. Don’t have a date? Come Saturday night and enjoy an interactive singles-friendly event before the show starts.
Pluckers presents Anti-Valentine’s Day
Round up your single friends and head to Pluckers Wing Bar for one of the best anti-Valentine’s day parties in the city on Sunday. When there are wings and booze involved, what’s love got to do with it?
Pug Rescue of Austin presents ValenPugs Gala 2016
Bring your sweetheart to Max’s Wine Dive this Sunday for a date night Fido will appreciate. This human-only gala will feature wine tasting, a delicious buffet, romantic live music, a special behind-the-scenes presentation, and more. Proceeds from the evening cover medical expenses for Pug Rescue’s furry residents.
Topgolf presents Tee Time with Tinder
Pop over to Topgolf this Sunday for a free Tinder dating event. Find your future Valentine while playing 30-minute games; grabbing free Tinder and Topgolf swag; and sipping the signature cocktail, Tinder Topgolf Fizz. A DJ will keep the mood going while you mix and mingle. Be sure to practice your swing and come with a fully charged phone.
The Doyle and Debbie Show
Do-si-do with the help of country music sweethearts Doyle and Debbie at Stateside at the Paramount this Sunday. Shine your best boots and get tickets for you and your favorite two-steppin’ partner now.