Valentine X at House of Torment. Generally, your Valentine’s date is intended to be a romantic night — but what if, to change it up a little, you threw a little spookiness into the mix? The House of Torment, normally in operation only during the Halloween season, is returning for a special edition of Valentine’s-themed horror — that will still, despite the deviation in the usual Valentine’s activities, include candlelight. It’s a masquerade theme this year; feel free to show up in a masquerade mask of your own. 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11. $24.99-$34.99. 2632 Ridgepoint Drive. valentineshauntedhouses.com/austin.
Highball Burlesque, A Valentine’s Variety Showcase. Enjoy burlesque performances in two shows at the Highball. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 10. Free. 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. thehighball.com
Sweet Barks: A Benefit for APA! at the ABGB. If you prefer dogs to people, then you’re going to fall in love at this event. Check out doggie speed dating, a kissing booth, cookie decorating and live music. 1 p.m. Feb. 11. 1305 W. Oltorf St. facebook.com/austinpetsalive.
Valentine’s Beer and Chocolate Pairing at Zilker Brewing. On Valentine’s weekend, Zilker Brewing Company is joining forces with Chocolaterie Tessa, another local business that brings tried-and-true European practices to its craft, for an evening of pairings in the taproom. Co-founder Forrest Clark and Chocolaterie Tessa’s Tessa Halstead will lead participants in a tasting of five beers with five chocolates, providing a discussion about how beer creates an entirely new experience to enjoying fine chocolate. Tickets include a Zilker glass. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. $45. 1701 W. Sixth St. eventbrite.com/e/valentines-beer-chocolate-pairing-tickets-31455835250.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Hotel Eleven. Beer and rosé specials and non-romantic revelry. If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, that’s music to your ears. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. 1123 E. 11th St. facebook.com/events/396680970665973.
Find more ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at events.blog.austin360.com.
UPCOMING CONCERTSStadium rock juggernaut Muse announced plans for a new tour with Jared Leto’s rock outfit 30 Seconds To Mars that includes a stop at the Austin360 Amphitheater on June 10. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 to charge by phone.If you missed Blink-182 at last year’s X Games Austin, or if you somehow managed to skip the Naked and Famous at Austin City Limits Music Festival in October, fear not. The bands are teaming up for a so-weird-it-could-work double feature at Austin360 Amphitheater on March 22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday via ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 to charge by phone.On the heels of a Super Bowl performance widely regarded as spectacular, except by the folks who think it was a satanic ritual, Lady Gaga has announced her national Joanne tour. The tour includes a stop at the Frank Erwin Center on Dec. 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at texasboxoffice.com.
— Deborah Sengupta Stith and Eric Webb