Cheers to the weekend! Need plans? Take a look at some fun stuff happening around the city this weekend. And if you’re 21 and up, head on over to Moontower Saloon on 10212 Manchaca Rd this Saturday for Shiner Bock and Shiner Prickly Pear drinks. While you’re there enjoying some tasty Shiner, you can saddle up and ride the Buck Wild Mechanical Bull!
Friday, February 7th
Ghost Screening with 3-Course Menu | Alamo Drafthouse Mueller | 7 PM
Valentine’s Day is only a week away! The Alamo Draft House is pairing the romantic movie Ghost starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore with an exclusive three-course menu. Your ticket includes a full three-course meal, featuring an assorted cheese plate, chicken saltimbocca served with potato “pottery” and a “Demi”-glace, then the night will finish off with a warm, flaky apple-pear galette à la mode. Whether you want to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other or with your galentines, this event will warm your heart and fill your belly.
First Fridays Austin Flea | The Brewer’s Table| 4 PM
On the first Friday of each month join The Brewer’s Table for happy hour and some handmade local shopping. The Austin Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most talented vendors including jewelry, bath/body products, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more. This event is free and is available to all ages!
Midnight Laugh Therapy | Fallout Theater, Austin | 11:30 PM
Some of Austin’s funniest comedians are coming together for one night only at the Fallout Theatre. This late night show is headlining Comedian Tamica Monroe and will include acts from Comedian Explicit Brody, Comedian Destiny, and a special feature from Deezil and celebrity host Shaun T. Nick. They will also be offering giveaways, gift bags, door prizes, and complementary wine. Midnight Laugh Therapy is benefiting Domestic Violence Awareness, so come out and laugh for a good cause!
Saturday, February 8th
Woofstock 2020 | OSKAR BLUES BREWERY | 1 PM
ACL Radio has encouraged listeners to stop by one of our three shelter locations to drop off donation items in exchange for concert tickets to Woofstock. Now the time is finally here! Woofstock will take place at Oskar Blues Brewery Austin with an exclusive performance from Pete Yorn! Didn’t have a chance to make a donation? You’re in luck. If you come out to Oskar Blues Brewery on Saturday before the show starts with a physical donation (dog/cat food, blankets, toys, treats) you can get a pair of tickets! We only have a limited amount of tickets left, so be sure to get there early.
Austin Grilled Cheese Festival | 12:30 PM | Austin
You won’t want to miss a chance to vote on your favorite unlimited samples of grilled cheese bites made by Austin’s local chefs and participating restaurants. General Admission tickets include unlimited sampling of endless grilled cheese sandwiches plus an all-inclusive open bar. Their “Big Cheese” ticket option comes with all that plus early entry, access to a private bar, and so much more. This 21+ event definitely won’t leave unsatisfied after a night of endless eating and drinking the best food and drinks around Austin!
Pre-Valentine’s Day Wine Event | Utopian Shift – A Wine Experience |1 PM
Ahead of Valentine’s next weekend, make your wine shopping experience easier at Utopian Shift. On this special weekend only, they will be serving 10+ wines for sampling and some delicious chocolate sweets to go along with it. A full collection of reds, rosés, whites, and sparkling wines will be available for testing to entice your romantic senses and please your taste buds. Knowledgeable industry professionals will personally be available to help guide you to a bottle that you and your significant other are guaranteed to love for Valentine’s Day!
Sunday February 9th
Jo’s 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off | Jo’s Coffee, Austin | 12 PM
Join Jo’s coffee for the 14th annual Chili cook-off benefiting Urban Roots Farm this Sunday from 12pm – 3pm. The cook-off will feature live music, cold beer, and lots of delicious chili. Guests have the option of purchasing a $25 wristband to taste chili from some of Austin’s best restaurants, past cook-off champs, and amateur cooks. Guests can also attend the event for free and enjoy the live music of Jeff Hughes & Chaparral and Jo’s House Band.
Valentine’s Pop Up Party | The Paper + Craft Pantry | 12 PM
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Paper + Craft Pantry’s 5th annual Valentine’s Pop Up Party has rounded up several small businesses for a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day gifts. Guests can pick up the perfect card, flowers, baked goods, locally made bath goodies, on-the-spot custom poetry, and more! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get ahead on your shopping for your loved ones!
Acro & Ales: Friends & Allies Brewing | Friends and Allies Brewing Company | 11 AM
Want to learn a few yoga tricks and then grab a pint? Join Empowered Acro for acroyoga class at Friends & Allies Brewing where trained instructors will teach attendees trusted techniques for beginner-friendly acroyoga poses. The admission to this event also includes a beer token, so stick around after class! Don’t be intimidated by the mind blowing poses you may see, you’ll be amazed by what you can do. All fitness levels are welcome and no partner is needed.