Free Date Nights in Austin, February 11 through 17, 2020

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Needing a day or night out without the kids? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best FREE date nights and day events in Austin this week.

Tuesday, February 11 through Monday, February 17

Tuesday

The Michael Hale Trio and Mac Mcintosh
Tuesday, February 11 | at 10 p.m.| Half Step
, 75 & 1/2 Rainey Street
Every Tuesday night The Michael Hale Trio and Mac Mcintosh brings BrotherMac Church to Rainey Street. Be ready to dance to your favorite blues and jazz tunes while enjoying craft cocktails  including the BrotherMac Signature Cocktail from the mixologists at Half Step Bar. This has been called by many the best place to be on Tuesday nights in Austin. 



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Wednesday

Mood by Moss Aura Photography
Wednesday, February 12 | from 4 to 7 p.m. | Lululemon, 1016 West 6th Street
Stop by Lululemon for a chance to get an amazing photo and aura reading by the wonderful folks from Mood by Moss, Aura Nomad. Sign up now, as they’ll have limited complimentary sessions available in store from 4 to 7 p.m. When you arrive, check in with the host and they’ll get you set up before you step into the yurt for your session. Each guest receives a medium format Polaroid image and a verbal interpretation. Sessions must be booked in advance in five minute increments. More info here.

Thursday

Valentine’s Wine Walk
Thursday, February 13 | from 5 to 9 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria
, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
The Hill Country Galleria’s Wine Walk is held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 5-9pm. Guests can enjoy a special Valentine’s themed wine walk and shop a variety of retailers at the Galleria while discovering great wines from all over the world. Walkers and wine enthusiasts will start at LURE by Y&F to pick up a map of the Wine Walk, and the map will also serve as a ticket for each wine walk stop. The walk is organized so that the last stop is a restaurant for attendees to then hang out and end the night with dinner. This event is open to everyone, so join friends, family, groups or a date for a fun way to spend Thursday evening.

Friday

Valentine’s Day at the W Austin
Friday, February 14 | Starting at 5 p.m.| W Austin, 200 Lavaca Street
If you want love, head to the Record Room for candy necklaces and Valentine card making activities, a surprise pop-up, and more. If you’re after revenge head to Secret Bar. Smash some pinata hearts, pass some racy notes across the bar and win prizes. Show your Bumble app at both events for a FREE cocktail. Meet your match on the app and get another one for you and your match!

Love. In Abstract
Friday, February 14 | From 7 to 10 p.m.| Flip’N Art, 12912 Hill Country Boulevard, Bee Cave, TX

Join Flip’N Art for a special Valentines Abstract Art show with Chacasso and friends. Guests will help paint a Community Art piece to be auctioned off for Charity. Wine and Appetizers provided.

Saturday

Banger’s Pardi Gras 2020
Saturday, February 15 | Starting at 11 a.m. | Banger’s
Sausage House and Beer Garden, 79 & 81 Rainey Street
Once a year we like to let our beads down and celebrate all things Mardi Gras! It’s free, open to the public, family friendly and a darn good time!

Hearts of the East Side
Saturday, February 15 | At 11 a.m. | East Cesar Chavez District, East Austin
The East Cesar Chavez Merchants Association invites you to the unveiling of the “Hearts of the East Side”. 11 creative heart-shaped installations will be installed across the District, and residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to mingle with artists, go on guided walking tours, and enjoy discounts at participating businesses! Come and explore the culture, art, and small businesses of the East Cesar Chavez District. Join at 1102 EAST on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lite snacks and kick off your exploration of the District!

Wild in Love (Lockhart)
Saturday, February 15 | from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.| Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road, Lockhart

Join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day by playing our version of the Love and Marriage Game! Bring along someone that you care about to test your knowledge of all things them (and maybe even learn something new!). Don’t feel like playing? That’s cool – you can be a part of our studio audience! Afterwards, feel free to B.Y.O.P. (bring your own picnic) and watch the sunset from our scenic overlook. All ages welcome. Regular park entrance fees are $3/adult, free for children 12 & under. 

Sunday

RAW x Austin Marathon After Party
Sunday, February 16 | from 6 to 11 p.m.| Mean Eyed Cat, 1621 West 5th Street
Get ready for another edition of the 2020 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour After Party. If you thought last year was fun, this year they’re upping the game to celebrate twice as hard. They’ll have Zkosta on the 1s and 2s and host Mean Eyed Cat will have awesome drink specials. The party starts at 6 p.m and runs all night long. Celebrate that PR or the big goal you just accomplished and get it on!

Monday

LBJ Museum Free Admission
Monday, February 17 | from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.| LBJ Library and Museum
, 2313 Red River Street
The LBJ Presidential Library will be offering free admission to all visitors on Presidents Day. At the library, visitors will experience the life and times of Lyndon B. Johnson, one of our nation’s most fascinating presidents, and the era of his administration—the turbulent 1960s.

Check out the Free Fun Calendar for more date nights and other ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.

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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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