It might not be warm enough for festival season, yet Austin has already awakened from its winter social slumber.
We have marked these pre-Valentine’s Day nonprofit events on our calendar.
Feb. 1: Bion Tsang and Anton Nel in concert. UT Bates Recital Hall.
If you have not heard this pair of international stars, one a cellist, the other pianist, performing together, you’ve missed something special.
Feb. 2: CASAblanca for CASA of Travis County. JW Marriott.
This is the biggest annual fundraiser for the local chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Feb. 7: Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry. Fair Market.
I believe this is the first time that this national event has appeared in Austin.
Feb. 8: Building Healthy Futures for AIDS Services of Austin. Hotel Van Zandt.
ASA continues to be one of the top nonprofit success stories in town.
Feb. 8: Kipp Night Out. Long Center.
Cocktails, dinner and musical entertainment to spotlight kids from Kipp Schools.
Feb. 8: Opening night and reception for “Zvizdal.” Long Center.
The Fusebox Festival teamed with the Long Center to bring in this innovative piece about a couple who refuses to leave their home near Chernobyl.
Feb. 9: Blanton Gala. Blanton Museum of Art Plaza.
The buzzy museum stages a buzzy benefit.
Feb. 9: Rodeo Austin Gala and Youth Art Auction. Palmer Events Center.
One of the city’s largest galas features music by Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack.
Feb. 9: “The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America” opens. Ransom Center.
This enticing exhibit runs through July 14.
Feb. 9: Central Texas Medical Orchestra concert to benefit Austin Pets Alive. Westover Hills Church of Christ.
If you didn’t already know this: Medical folks make marvelous musicians.
Feb. 10: Nobelity Project Feed the Peace Awards. Paramount Theatre.
This fundraiser is part of Austin Loves Delbert McClinton Weekend.
Feb. 10: Opening of Barbara Jordan tribute exhibit. State Capitol.
The Barbara Jordan Foundation’s show lasts through Feb. 16.
Feb. 12: “Anastasia” opens at Texas Performing Arts. Bass Concert Hall.
Austin’s Carolyn and Marc Seriff are among the producers of this show fresh from Broadway; it runs through Feb. 17.
Feb. 13: Book event for Joe Nick Patoski’s “Austin to ATX.” Austin Central Library.
The author pulls together the unlikely groups that made our city what it is today.
Feb. 14: AFP Philanthropy Day Luncheon. JW Marriott.
Fundraising pros salute those in the field. Allow a minor toot of the horn: Your correspondent will be singled out for special recognition.