- Katey Psencik American-Statesman Staff
Whether you’re cuffed or flying solo this Valentine’s Day, there’s no shortage of things to do in Austin to celebrate (or boycott) the holiday. Some ideas:
Valentine’s Day love songs with Michele Solberg at the Skylark Lounge. Nothin’ says love like a night at the jazz club.
Valentine’s Day tributes to Tom Petty, Talking Heads and The Bee Gees at Hotel Vegas. Pay tribute to legends with local Austin musicians.
Anti-Valentine’s Day party at Plucker’s Wing Bar. Cheap beer. Cheap wings. Romance!
No Scrubs Anti-Valentine’s Day 90s Hip Hop Dance Party at Speakeasy. Bonus points if you tell somebody, “No, I don’t want your number” at this event (except don’t do that, because it’s Valentine’s Day).
Valentine’s Day Bash at Whisler’s. If you’ve gone on a date in Austin in the past several years, chances are you’ve gone to Whisler’s. Make this visit special with tarot readings, mezcal and burlesque performances.
Free Love: A Day of Free Pop-Up Weddings at Loot Rentals. Wanna get hitched for free? It’s easy (and quick). And you’ll even be able to enjoy appetizers, cocktails, desserts, custom floral bouquets, vintage wedding dresses, wedding portraits, makeup touch-ups and a violinist wedding processional.
Fetish: A Valentine's Affair at The Belmont. Aerial artists will perform on stage, in silks and on the trapeze.
- MORE IDEAS: A definitive list of the best Austin date ideas
Peterson Brothers with Tomar and the FCs at Stubbs. Take your boo on a local music Valentine’s date.
Cupid’s Cruise: Valentine’s Day on Lady Bird Lake. Take a romantic paddle around downtown Austin.
Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live. It’s a time-honored Austin Valentine’s Day tradition.