February Events You Are Sure to Love!

February 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Austin Area Events: February 2013
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2/2 Carnaval Brasileiro
Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 9:00p to Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 2:15a
Palmer Events Center
Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations outside Brazil – samba, costumes and wild abandon –Brasileiro style in the heart of Texas.

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2/4 6th Annual Build the Love for Habitat for Humanity
5-8pm, Moonshine
Join HYP as we raise funds for Austin Habitat for Humanity to enable the dream of homeownership by helping deserving families build homes. Whether your tastes lean toward savory, bitter, or sweet we'll have something for you. The evening will include an enticing spread of Moonshine's delicious food, Thirsty Planet's fabulous brews, a dessert-filled House of Sweets, and wine tastings. Plus enjoy the Battle of the Sexes (Round 2) and a chance to win great door prizes!

2/7 Austin Culinary Crawl
6-9pm, The W
If you choose to embark on this journey, you will load onto a fun-filled bus and visit three great restaurants enjoying an appetizer, entrée and dessert at three different locations. At each restaurant, the chef and/or owner will visit your table and educate you on what went into each dish. After you enjoy your dessert at your last stop, you will then meet back up with the other buses at a popular bar where the memorable experience will continue if you so choose

2/9 3rd Annual Charity Bash Masquerade Ball

8-12pm, Scottish Rite Theatre
Get ready to show off your best mask, ball gown, and tux for this amazing cause and event!
Creative Action will be giving away 2 Full Access Film SXSW Badges to the best mask!

Blackstar2/9 Black Star 10k – Beer Tour

3:00p at Austin Convention Center
Join us on a 10k guided running tour through some of Austin's most historic and interesting neighborhoods. We will begin in the vibrant downtown area, venture into into the '40 Acres' of the UT campus, explore historic Hyde Park and,end at the Black Star Co-op for complimentary beers and appetizers.

2/9 Rodeo Austin Gala
6:00p to 10:00p at Palmer Events Center
As one of Austin's largest black tie affairs, the Gala offers a four-course meal, cocktails, live and silent auction shopping, plus award winning entertainment throughout the night. Multi-platinum artist Dierks Bentley will showcase his talents at this year’s Gala with his distinguishable voice and acoustic/electric hybrid sound that has propelled Bentley to eight No. 1 singles and membership with the historic Grand Ole Opry. Opening the show for Dierks Bentley will be Jon Pardi, whose hit song “Missin' You Crazy” is already climbing the charts. A natural story teller, Pardi has shared the stage with Luke Bryan, Gary Allan and Alan Jackson.

2/13 Morrissey. Kristeen Young
7:00p at Austin Music Hall
As the lead singer of the Smiths, arguably the most important indie band in Britain during the '80s, Morrissey's theatrical crooning and literate, poetic lyrics — filled with romantic angst, social alienation, and cutting wit — connected powerfully with a legion of similarly sensitive, disaffected youth.

If Tori Amos had been a feral child, she might have sounded a bit like Kristeen Young. Like Amos, Young has a broad vocal range and a fondness for exploring the upper register, and embraces the piano as her musical instrument, but there's a wildly aggressive emotional energy in her songs, as well as an intelligently transgressive mindset that marks Young as a true original.

2/14 Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop SingingSSL_Web
7:00p (more dates), University of Texas at Austin: Frank Erwin Center
When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air – and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!

2/15 Austin Marathon Expo
3-7p (15th) 10-6p (16th), Palmer Events Center
The 2013 Health and Fitness Expo at the Palmer Events Center features running gear and shoes, legendary runner speakers, live music, charities, and interactive features for the whole family. All participants are required to pick up their race packet during the expo hours at this location. While you're there get important race info and tips from speakers, shop the vendors, and more. Please plan to bring your own reusable shopping bag to fill up with running items and merchandise, though. Our vendors, in accordance with Austin city laws, will no longer be handing out single use plastic shopping bags!

2/16 Austin Pets Alive 4th Annual Sweetbarks
12-5p, South Side Flying Pizza
We hope you can join us for our 4th annual SweetBarks event this Saturday, February 11 from 12pm – 5pm at the SoCo Adoption Site (South Congress and Gibson) Donate a leash for our dogs and you’ll receive a free raffle ticket!
*** Live music by Lisa Marshall and KP & The Boom Boom!
*** Puppy kissing booth
*** Raffle with AMAZING prizes!
*** Photo booth
*** Spinning prize wheel
*** Artist Georg Williams selling cards and prints, with all proceeds going to APA!
*** Wine toss
*** Midtown Grooming giving your pup a well deserved pedicure
*** Bags tournament
*** Firecracker Dog with awesome interactive toys for your pooch
*** Chips and queso from El Meson!
*** Beer from Rahr & Sons!

2/16 Blanton Museum Gala 2013
7:00p at Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art began as the University Art Museum in 1963. For fifty years, the museum has grown and flourished, inspiring students and visitors of all ages. We invite you to an evening in celebration of the art and the people who have made possible this cultural gem for Texas. Join us for a glimpse of the Blanton's dazzling future. In 2013, the Blanton celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of special events and activities throughout the year. The momentous year kicks off with the 50th Anniversary Gala and a preview of the special exhibition, Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections.

livestrong2/17 Livestrong Marathon & Half Marathon
The LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® courses are USATF certified courses that run through some of Austin's most scenic and historic areas, including Lady Bird Johnson Lake, the Allandale and Hyde Park neighborhoods, Congress Avenue, the University of Texas campus, and the State Capitol complex. The gently rolling and shaded course is 90% asphalt with long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The 26.2 course gains approximately 14 feet per mile over the first 17 miles before dropping over 33 feet per mile over the final 9 miles to the finish on Congress Avenue in the shadow of the State Capitol Building. The Marathon route has a total ascent of 591 ft and has a maximum elevation of 764 ft. Starting elevation is 546 ft.

2/22 15th Annual Austin Under 40 Awards Gala5:30p, Austin Music Hall
The 15th Annual Austin Under 40 Awards will honor the best and brightest young professionals in Austin! Nominees are recognized for their professional achievements as well as their contributions to the community. The evening will include a plated dinner, cocktails, a huge silent auction, and of course…our amazing awards presentation! Don't miss this opportunity to mingle and celebrate with Austin's brightest young minds at Austin City Music Hall on February 22, 2013!

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2/28 Austin Monthly’s Music Issue Release Party
7p, Antone's

About Laura

Laura is a third generation native of Austin who grew up in Tarry Town in Central Austin. She is the owner and broker of West Austin Properties and has been selling real estate in the Austin area since 1979. Laura is married to the love of her life, Brad, and they have two grown daughters. Together, they love to explore all of the fun spots Austin has to offer.