February 6-13 edition
It’s time for the weekend itinerary, our top picks for the best in Austin entertainment, music, food, and events. This week we recommend…
Start your happy hour early this Thursday at the Continental Club. The club opens at 4pm, and Austin-natives and country rockers, the Whiskey Sisters, will take the stage at 6:30. Don’t miss the soulful duo Austin is raving about.
Not ready to head home right away? Stick around for the late night shows, featuring Rhett Miller and Graham Wilkinson.
Want to warm up your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Say “I love you” with chocolate and coffee this year, at a pairing class from Houndstooth Coffee and Great Bean Chocolate.
Guests will learn about brewing methods and sample different flavors, while nibbling on Great Bean’s raw, organic chocolate bars. Houndstooth Coffee’s director of coffee and education, Daniel Read, and Great Bean’s Nora Hamerman will teach your taste buds all about their finely crafted creations.
Austin Friends of Traditional Music brings together talented local bands to play music from around the world this weekend. The Silas Lowe Band, Double Eagle String Band, David Hamburger and Peter Keane are just a few of bands that will play a wide range of genres, from Celtic, to gospel, to blues. Attend some of the festival’s many musical workshops taught by artists, bid on a silent auction and grab a bite to eat at Dougherty Arts Center.
Proceeds benefit the Austin Friends of Traditional Music, which hosts an annual fall string band festival as well as shows and concerts around town.
If you’re a movie buff, you won’t to miss this. The Paramount Theater will be celebrating its 100th birthday next year, and in anticipation, it has started a new series to commemorate the history of film. The Paramount will screen Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 film, “The Kid,” in which the “Tramp” takes an abandoned child under his wing, only to see later events threaten their relationship.
Dust off your suits and sequined dresses, because you’re about to party like it’s 1920 at the Secret Society Ball. Celebrate the glamour and decadence of the era with champagne, decadent desserts, cabaret and burlesque performances and live music by the Violet Crown Serenaders.