February Things to Do Around Austin

Texas Winter Nights Drive Series – Various Evenings in February

Texas Winter Nights Drive-In Series is a full featured stage. lights, audio, and video production showcase of top artists performing live music for multiple genres of music. Each event has a special lot designed to allow you to get out of your car to enjoy the show in a COVID safe manner with social distancing. Barton Creek Square (2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, TX 78746). More Info…

Austin Film Society presents presents Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screenings – January 28th thru February 3rd, 2021

Austin Film Society proudly participates in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival (January 28-February 3rd, 2021) as a Satellite Screen. In addition to the films screening at our drive-in, we also present a series of online panel discussions with filmmakers. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms (10621 Pioneer Farms Dr, Austin, TX 78754). More Info…

The Magic of Bill Blagg – Friday, February 5, 2021, 8:00 pm

Bill Blagg’s show combining his mind-blowing magical talents with his trademark off-the-cuff personality. Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701). More info…

14th Annual Puppy Bowl with the Austin Humane Society & Yard Bar – Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Austin Humane Society’s beloved Puppy Bowl is going virtual in 2021! In addition to the big game, our puppies will make their Super Bowl predictions and participate in the most adorable competition of the year – the MVP Races. More Info…

DJ Mel presents Living Room Dance Party – Saturday Nights in February, 6:00 pm

DJ Mel, the official DJ for the University of Texas football and men’s basketball teams, is one of Texas’ most well-rounded and high profiled DJs. He’ll present a weekly live Living Room Dance Party on Twitch. More Info…

BookPeople presents James Patterson and Matt Eversmann – Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6:00 pm

BookPeople will be hosting a special virtual program with bestselling mega-author James Patterson and retired serviceman Matt Eversmann. The pair will be joining BookPeople live on Zoom to discuss Walk in My Combat Boots, a collection of the most moving and powerful war stories ever told, by the men and women who lived them. More Info…

Central Market presents Virtual Cooking School Class: Black History Month – Various Evenings in February

To celebrate Black History Month, Central Market will host a series of virtual cooking school classes featuring the stories and recipes of three notable Black chefs – Chef Chris Williams, Chef Marcus Samuelsson, and Chef Tiffany Derry. More Info…

Rocket Cinema Drive-In – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 12-14, 2021

Austin’s newest drive-in theater will be at Pioneer Farms in North Austin. The brainchild of pianist and composer Justin Sherburn, the new theater will combine live performance with traditional film screenings. Programming will include a mix of second-run film classics as well as performances with local groups like the Invincible Czars and Montopolis. More Info…

Austin Symphony Orchestra presents The Greats – Friday and Saturday, February 19-20, 8:00 pm

The Austin Symphony Orchestra will be featuring three amazing works by George Walker, William Grant Still and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky performed by pianist Stewart Goodyear. The Long Center for the Performing Arts (701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78704) More Info…

Rodeo Austin Gala: Rooted in Grit – Friday, February 26, 2021, 7:30 pm

Join Rodeo Austin for a special evening called Rooted in Grit: Virtual Gala. This exclusive experience will include a silent auction, musical performances, interviews with special guests and a look back at our favorite Rodeo Austin moments, all in support of our mission. Best of all this event is open to all friends of Rodeo Austin. The virtual event will be FREE to view, and there are exclusive contributor packages for purchase that include a delivered meal and party pack. More Info…

Austin Symphony Orchestra presents West Side Story – Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:00PM

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The Austin Symphony Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. The Long Center for the Performing Arts (701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78704) More Info…

January Things to Do Around Austin

2021 is finally here! While our calendar might not be as full as it might have been in year’s past, we do have some activities around Austin for you to check out.

Fortlandia | Through 1/31/21

Explore a collection of forts custom designed and built by local architects, designers and artists for the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Stop and build your own fort at Fort Build too. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – wildflower.org/fortlandia

Ragtime Kings | 1/8/21

Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Butler Pops Series presents “RAGTIME KINGS”! Enjoy your Ragtime-era favorites virtually with iconic music by Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton including The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, and King Porter Stomp. This performance will be available to view online from January 8-15, 2021. https://my.austinsymphony.org/ragtimekings

NOT ALONE: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking | 1/6/21 – 5/30/21

Not Alone educates visitors about human trafficking and gives them a sense of hope and empowerment in combating the issue. This exhibition is geared toward empowering visitors to not just be bystanders, but upstanders in identifying trafficking and becoming advocates for themselves and others. Bullock Museum – https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/exhibits/not-alone

Live Nation Presents Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan | 1/15/2021

Comedy show featuring Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan for adults 18+ only at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in downtown Austin. Stubbs BBQ – https://stubbs.frontgatetickets.com/event/

Central Machine Works Cornhole Tournament | 1/24/21

Cornhole tournament open to all skill levels, hosted by Central Machine Works. The competition is set to friendly. Come out and show off your skills and have a fun day with fellow cornhole enthusiasts. ATX Sports Adventures – https://www.atxsa.com/

Sundance Film Festival | 1/28/21 – 2/3/21

Welcome to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 28 to February 3, 2021. A new chapter filled with possibilities. Despite the challenges this year has brought, nothing could stop us from celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and you, our adventurous audiences. So, for the first time ever, we are bringing the festival to you—both online and in the real world. Sundance Film Festival – https://festival.sundance.org/

An All Star Concert | 1/30/21 – 1/31/21

Austin Opera returns to Dell Hall with An All-Star Concert this January! Timothy Myers takes the podium for the first time since being appointed as the Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, leading the Austin Opera Orchestra and four star soloists in a stunning concert of opera and musical theatre hits. Austin Opera – https://austinopera.org/opera/an-all-star-concert/