It’s February. Are you feeling the love? Whether you’re coupled up, flying solo or somewhere in between (let’s face it, love is complicated) there are countless Valentine’s Day events in Austin for you. Here are a few for you to enjoy with your significant other, your friends or by yourself.
Valentine’s at the Drive-In at Blue Starlite Drive-In. Check out the best lovey-dovey movies, from Casablanca and Dirty Dancing to The Princess Bride and Love and Basketball. The series runs Feb. 3-14.
Valentine’s Flea at Oskar Blues. Get your Valentine(s) a gift at the local flea market. Feb. 4, noon.
W Austin Presents The Friend Zone. Grab a pal and schmooze with potential dates. Perks: If women bring a male friend, or men bring a female friend, you get in for free with an RSVP. Feb. 9, 9 p.m.
Moulin Rouge Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse. Sing along as Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman fall in love, and enjoy special props like glow sticks and flashing rings. Showtimes on Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 at the Ritz.
Alice’s Table – Galentine’s Day with Kitty at Kitty Cohen’s. Celebrate your girlfriends while making flower bouquets, and you’ll leave at the end of the night with your own beautiful flower arrangement and a vase to keep. Feb. 9, 6 p.m.
Belle REDUX at the Long Center. It’s a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast, inspired by film noir and haute couture. What more could you want in a ballet performance? Performances Feb. 10-12.
Highball Burlesque, A Valentine’s Variety Showcase. Enjoy burlesque performances in two free shows at The Highball. Feb. 10, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dead Sweethearts Ball at The ABGB. Sing or cry along to songs about dead sweethearts all night long — lovers killing each other, themselves or anyone they can take down with them. Feb. 10, 8 p.m.
Scream Hollow Wicked Valentine’s Day. Make sure you bring somebody whose hand you can hold, because Scream Hollow just outside of Bastrop has three separate haunted houses. Enjoy a masquerade party with live music, lots of food and drinks, palm readers and fortune tellers. Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
Mix ‘n’ Mash: XOXO at Mexic-Arte Museum. For the art lovers out there, this party and art sale features the works of more than 200 artists, and each limited edition piece is specially made for the exhibition (including Valentine’s Day-inspired art). Feb. 10 and March 5.
Galentine’s Day with the Austin Flea at Zilker Brewing. Make your own love potion or a terrarium, and drink to benefit Mothers’ Milk Bank and Blue Dog Rescue. Feb. 11, noon.
2nd Annual Austin Lez Prom at Sterling Event Center. It may be called the Lez Prom, but all women are welcome at this formal dance featuring prom-themed cocktails, performances by drag kings and aeralists and even the crowning of a Lez Prom King and Queen. Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Sweet Barks: A Benefit for APA! at the ABGB. If you prefer dogs to people, then you’re going to fall in love at this event. Check out doggie speed dating, a kissing booth, cookie decorating and live music. Feb. 11, 1 p.m.
Anime Brunch Club: Galentine’s Brunch. The lineup is secret, but Drafthouse promises you’ll be entertained by old favorites or discover a brand new show. Feb. 12, 1:15 p.m. at Ritz.
PBS KIDS at the Alamo: Valentine’s Mix. Take your little ones to enjoy special Valentine’s Day episodes of PBS KIDS shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Nature Cat. Feb. 12 at Lakeline and Slaughter Lane.
Whisler’s Valentine’s Day Celebration. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the East Side bar will have champagne cocktail specials, chocolates, live music and burlesque performances. Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live. One of Austin’s favorite Valentine’s Day traditions, Bob Schneider plays classic love songs and favorites from his songbook along with the Tosca String Quartet. Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Titanic Feast at Alamo Drafthouse. Feel like the king of the world while you eat a meal inspired by the final dinner served on board the Titanic. Feb. 14 at Lakeline, Slaughter Lane and Village.
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A Very Special (Early) Valentine’s Day with Dawn & Hawkes at the ABGB. What better music for a Valentine’s Day soundtrack than that of two people in love? Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Hotel Eleven. Beer and rosé specials and non-romantic revelry. If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, that’s music to your ears. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
IMT Austin observes Galentine’s Day at the Infinite Monkey Theorum. 20 percent off your wine tab screams “girls’ night.” Feb. 14, all day.
Love and Happiness: The Nightowls present Al Green with Olivia & The Newton-Johns at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live. Austin-based soul dynamos The Nightowls will be performing the music of Al Green. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
Terror Tuesday: My Bloody Valentine at Alamo Drafthouse. It’s the best Valentine’s Day slasher movie ever made. Feb. 14, 9:45 p.m. at Ritz.
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars at Gruene Hall. If you’d like to get out of town for the holiday, head on down to Gruene to see one of Austin’s treasures at the oldest dance hall in Texas. Feb. 14, 8 p.m.
Valentine’s Holiday Dance Workshop – “L.O.V.E. by Michael Buble” at Ballet Austin. Want to brush up on your dancing skills? This’ll help. Feb. 18, 2:15 p.m.
Bridesmaids Brunch at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. No puppy party favors, but there will be Wilson Phillips karaoke (and a champagne flute you can take home with you). Feb. 19, noon.
Valentine’s Day dinner and lunch specials:
- Interactive Valentine’s Day dinner at Sophia’s
- “Relationships are a Mis-Steak” dinner at Waller Creek Pub House
- Valentine’s Prix Fixe Dinner at Second Bar + Kitchen Domain
- Valentine’s Prix Fixe Dinner at Boiler Nine Bar + Grill
- Special Valentine’s Day menu at Launderette
- Valentine’s Day at Hudson’s on the Bend
- Valentine’s dinner at VOX Table
- Valentine’s dinner at Dine Radisson
- Oasis Sweetheart Dinner at The Oasis
- Valentine’s Day at The Driskill Grill
- Sounds of India: A Valentine’s Dinner with Sitar and Tabla Concert at Whip-In
- Esquina Tango Valentine’s Dinner and Show
- Valentine’s Day Dinner at Blair House Inn
- Valentine’s Day at Supper Friends
- Valentine’s Day at Russian House
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