Weekend Itinerary: Feb 13-19

It’s time for the weekend itinerary, our top picks for the best in Austin entertainment, music, food, and events. This week we recommend…

February 14

The Glass Project


If the Olympic figure skating competitions have you longing for more performance dance then you don’t want to miss “The Glass Project,” opening at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, February 14.

The work of master composer Phillip Glass is the centerpiece of this Stephen Mills’s production – with all 18 dancers of Ballet Austin taking part in “The Glass Project’s” three contemporary ballets. The performance features inspiring choreography and live accompaniment, with music by J.S. Bach and Phillip Glass. The third piece in the production, CARBON 53, will celebrate its world premiere.

February 14

Craig Ferguson, Hot and Grumpy

Starting at $40

Emmy-nominated comedian, Craig Ferguson, is sure to lighten your heart this Valentine’s Day at the Paramount Theater. Scottish-born Ferguson, host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” has been a popular Austin act. This year he returns with more crude, off-color hilarity on his “Hot and Grumpy” tour that will have you in stitches.

February 15

Fermentation Workshop


Join author Kate Payne to learn the ins and outs of pickling this weekend. Green Gate Farms and the New Farm Institute will host a fermentation workshop where participants will learn how to make kimchi, ferment seasonal vegetables and fruit juice or wine vinegars. Attendees will receive 3-5 pounds of fresh vegetables from Green Gate Farms to test their fermenting skills at home. Don’t miss her one and only workshop this year!

February 15

Cupid’s Undie Run


Show some skin outside the bedroom this Valentine’s Day weekend at the Cupid’s Undie Run 2014. This national organization benefits The Children’s Tumor Foundation, which raised $1.3 million last year.

The pre-race festivities begin at noon at the Rattle Inn, and the party will continue after the run until 4pm. Runners can complete the one-mile run solo, with friends or as part of a team.

February 16

Downton Abbey Happy Hour


If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you probably don’t need a reason to celebrate Sunday’s arrival of a new episode, but Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar has done it anyway. Happy hour begins at 6 pm, with special prices on signature cocktails, wines by the glass, beers on tap and half-priced select bar menu items. Looking to save a bit of cash? Arrive in costume and you’ll get your first drink for free.

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Photo: Ballet Austin

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