Austin Event Calendar: February 2011
As promised, here’s my Upcoming Events for Austin, Texas – February 2011 Calendar:
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 – First Thursday – A notorious Austin event held every 1st Thursday of the month on South Congress Avenue. Shops stay open late, musical acts perform, special vendors/kiosks set up with crafts and arts of all kinds, and drink specials can be had. 1st Thursday Virtual Tour
Thursday, February 3, 2011 – Lewis Black, Paramount Theatre713 Congress Avenue – http://eventful.com/austin/events/february
Saturday, February 5, 2011 – Carnaval Brasileiro Arguably one of Austin’s best annual parties, Carnaval is a Brazilian-style samba costume party usually held at the Palmer Event Center. If you haven’t been yet then you don’t know what you’re missing. Costumes are optional but you will have more fun if you attend donning a costume! More info and tix: http://www.sambaparty.com/
Sunday, February 6, 2011 Chinese New Years Festival Austin
Chinatown Center, 10901 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78753
Admission – FREE
|Friday, February 11th, 2011 Warehouse District Ghost Tour (other dates available as well); 8pm, $20.00|
|From their website: On the Austin Ghost Tours’ Warehouse District Tour we will explore the city’s fascinating history on a one-and-a-half-hour walk through downtown’s shadowed streets. Relive Austin’s unforgettable history, legends, murders and true ghost stories with your knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Including Guytown, Germantown, the Driskill and much more. Listed in the Top Ten Ghost Tours in the country, experience the paranormal firsthand!|
Monday, February 14th, 2011 – Valentine’s Day!
Take the love of your life out for dinner, dancing, drinks or just a romantic stroll on the hike and bike trail. There is an assortment of events to choose from!
For example, From their website: “As Time Goes” – a 1940s themed dinner dance fundraiser. The Sentimental Journey Orchestra, accompanied by the Memphis Belle singers, will transport you back in time to World War II. Dancing, a superb dinner, dessert bar, free valet parking, silent and live auctions, and a host of other amenities will make this the perfect way for you to celebrate Valentines Day! Seating limited to 350, buy your tickets now. Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased at the museum, by mail – February 12th – http://events.austin360.com/austin-tx/events/show/161594345-as-time-goes-by-valentine-dinner-dance
Friday, February 18, 2011 – MMA -Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy at Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
Sunday, February 20, 2011 – Motorola Marathon – taking in downtown Austin and Town Lake this is the perfect chance to tour the city and some of its best sights if you’re a runner. http://www.youraustinmarathon.com/
Sunday, February 20, 2011 – Paramount 5K
Race Time: 7:30am
Paramount Theatre & Downtown Austin
Entry Fee – $30-$40
Friday, February 25, 2011 – Jerry Seinfeld, Bass Concert Hall – http://eventful.com/austin/events/jerry-seinfeld-/E0-001-035201812-3
February 25-27, 2011 – Jugglefest
University of Texas Campus
Admission: $15 (Free with UT Student ID)
Saturday, February 26, 2011 – African-American Community Heritage Festival – Huston-Tillotson University
Sunday, February 27, 2011 – Zilker Botanical Garden, Green Garden Festival from 12-4 pm at Zilker Botanical Garden at Zilker Park in Central Austin. http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/greengarden/festival.htm
Until February 27, 2011 Red Flags Sculpture at the LBJ Wildflower Center – This nature-related installation by local artists Bill Ivey and Bob Taylor will be completed in the Center’s Savanna Meadow by Tuesday, September 7. It is constructed of nearly 200 salvaged steel and stained cedar posts that resemble red flowers from afar and are meant to reflect the artist’s attitude toward the natural environment.
FYI: Each month I do research (combined with past events I’ve participated in) to bring fun things to this calendar. If you have suggestions or would like me to include your event, simply email me: AustinAmericana@gmail.com
Enjoy the Calendar!