Whatever your relationship status, this Valentine’s Day weekend in Austin is packed with events you’re sure to love. Get swept up in the “mostly-true” love and crime story of Bonnie and Clyde or celebrate the end of all things mushy with a Bloody Mary at Love Hangover Market. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, February 13
Texas Comedies presents Bonnie and Clyde: A Musical Comedy
The infamous love story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow comes to life at the Dougherty Arts Center. The new musical comedy highlights the “mostly-true” details of the duo's fated spree accompanied by music from a live band. Audiences can get a glimpse into this bad romance characterized by newspaper and crime magazine stories of the 1930s and scenes depicted in a memoir by Ted Hinton, part of the posse that killed Bonnie and Clyde. Performances through February 15.
Friday, February 14
Ballet Austin presents Restless Hearts
Enjoy a selection of passionate, romantic ballets by two of the world’s most decorated choreographers at The Long Center for the Performing Arts. Restless Hearts feature sGeorge Balanchine's Rubies, as imagined by artistic director Stephen Mills, and Ghost by Broadway choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Both productions include a live score performed by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Restless Hearts is recommended for all ages.
Saturday, February 15
Bullock Texas State History Museum presents "This Light of Ours: Activist Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement" opening day
An intimate view into the day-to-day struggles of citizens working toward equality in the 1960s debuts at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. “This Light of Ours” is a collection of more than 150 black-and-white photos depicting the activities of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The efforts of those students, along with the local citizens and unsung heroes who joined them, helped further the fight against segregation, race-based disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws. Following the opening day, visitors can explore the exhibition through May 31.
Grace Potter in concert
American singer-songwriter Grace Potter performs at ACL Live in support of her new album, Daylight. Since her first solo record, Original Soul, debuted in 2004 Potter has continued to forge an enduring rock career with songs like “Stars” and “Medicine.” A limited number of balcony tickets are still available.
Sunday, February 16
Bat City Artisans presents Love Hangover Market
Shop, browse, and get boozed up in the wake of Valentine’s Day weekend at Shangri-La. Love Hangover Market offers a variety of specialty vendors, live portrait drawings, palm readings, music, and more. Guests can fuel up on vegan brunch specials and a Bloody Mary bar in between shopping sprees. Admission is free.