Before you know it, February is here and we need to get our calendars in order.
The month is full of fun in Austin. To get you started, we have collected 10 events:
1. Adam Sandler at the Moody Center
Sandler will perform at 7:30 pm on February 14 at the Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive. A surprise guest is promised, and the show will feature comedies and songs from Saturday Night Live.
Tickets for $214 and up are still available at moodycenteratx.com.
2. Sunny Saturday party! Beginning of Black History Month at the George Washington Carver Museum
On February 4, museum staff will launch Black History Month at the George Washington Carver Museum in East Austin at 1165 Angelina St. free programming day.
Food trucks, music, and a vendor’s market will be part of the fun and activities that will take place throughout the museum, including the Sunken Garden, the Boyd Vance Theatre, the classroom, and the plaza.
For more information and to respond to an invitation, visit austintexas.gov.
3. Bloody Mary Festival
At this event, you will be able to sample bloody maries from almost two dozen locations in Austin. The festival will take place on February 11 at the Fair Market, 1100 East Fifth Street and includes cocktails, food, coffee and photo shoots.
Tickets, $49.50 to $69.50 plus fees and timeslot info: thebloodymaryfest.com.
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4. Shangela at the Paramount Theater
For this event, we reached out to Austin360’s resident RuPaul Drag Expert Eric Webb: “Changela, fan favorite of RuPaul’s Drag Race and star of the HBO documentary series We’re Here, returns to his home state of Texas for an evening at Paramount Theatre. Expect an energetic performance, higher kicks, and probably enough fatal falls to make you dizzy.”
Shangela will perform at 7:00 pm on February 10 at Paramount, 713 Congress Ave. Tickets start at $49.50 and are available at austintheatre.org.
5. Austin Oyster Festival
If you like oysters raw, grilled, roasted or deep fried, the Austin Oyster Festival is the event for you. The festival will take place on February 25 at Place de la République in the city centre, at 422 Rue Guadalupe. Tea will start at noon. Live music, beer and wine are also on the menu of the festival.
Tickets cost $70 and can be purchased online: austinoysterfestival.com.
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6. 16th Annual Austin Humane Society Puppy Bowl.
We are willing to bet that this bowl is the best bowl that happens in February. This year’s puppy bowl starts at 11:00 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Austin Humane Society shelter, 124 West Anderson Lane. The bowl is open until 2pm and then you can head to the Yard Bar, 6700 Burnet Road for even more fun.
Puppy races, food, vendors and pets will be part of the bowl, which is free to attend. Information: austinhumanesociety.org.
7. Aladdin at Bass Concert Hall
Tickets starting at $45 are already on sale for Disney’s Aladdin. The musical runs from February 14 to 19 at Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. Ticket and info: texasperformingarts.org.
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8 Cupid Panty Run
Run in your underwear for a good cause. All proceeds from the annual Cupid’s Undie Run go to fund research into neurofibromatosis, a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. This year’s run will begin at noon on February 25th at the Kung Fu Saloon, 716 West Sixth St.
Tickets are $40 at cupids.org.
9. Climbing the Seton Austin Marathon
Hear us out: we’re not suggesting you run a marathon this month if you haven’t already signed up and prepared for it. We suggest something less heavy on the body: observation. There is something special about watching a group of people run effectively fulfilling a dream, goal or bet that is truly worth it.
The race starts at 7 am on February 19th. Come back then or in an hour or so – it takes time to run 13.1 or 26.2 miles. Cheer on the runners at various locations downtown, or walk near the finish line at 11th Street and South Congress Avenue. We promise you will be inspired.
10. Carnival Brasilliero
Oh we can’t wait for this. Carnaval Brasileiro is an annual Brazilian-style Mardi Gras celebration in Austin. This year’s event kicks off at 8:00 pm on February 4th at the Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave. Expect bites from food trucks, costumes, samba music, drinks, and face painting. Tickets cost $35.