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The day before Valentine's, have fun with Galentine's and more

Arianna Auber
James Taylor returns to Austin for a big performance with Bonnie Raitt at the Erwin Center. [Suzanne Cordeiro for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

1. James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt at Erwin Center

7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. $66-$100. 1701 Red River St.

The last time we saw these two together in this building, it was for the big Hurricane Harvey benefit in 2017. Thankfully the occasion doesn’t involve a major natural disaster this time around. Taylor also taped “Austin City Limits” for the first time in 2015, while Raitt has made frequent visits to ACL Live in recent years. Taylor turned 70 last year and Raitt will reach that milestone this fall, but neither have showed any signs of slowing down. — Peter Blackstock

2. Joe Nick Patoski at Austin Central Library

7 p.m. Feb. 13. Free. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.

The Texas author chronicles the modern evolution of our quirky, bustling, self-contradictory city in "Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas." He'll talk about and sign the book at this event moderated by American-Statesman writer Michael Barnes. Purchase a copy of the book through BookPeople to join the signing line. Plus, legendary local musician Jon Dee Graham will perform a short set.

3. I Heart Beer & Chocolate Pairing at Celis Brewery

6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13. $12. 10001 Metric Blvd.

Is there anything better than beer and chocolate to celebrate love? Celis Brewery has partnered with Crave Artisan Chocolates to bring you a pre-Valentine's Day night of sinful bites and brews. Awaken the palate with blends of sweet and tart and learn what goes into the craftmanship of both creations. The night includes six 5 oz. beer tastings and Crave chocolates, as well as a private tour of the brewery.

4. Second annual Galentine’s Party at Icenhauer’s

7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Free. 83 Rainey St.

Sip on custom cocktails like the Leslie and the Ann while you browse a pop-up market of female vendors selling candles, succulents, art and more. Then groove to your favorite boy band covers courtesy of the PDA Band. The venue will be accepting donations of new or gently used handbags for Texas Advocacy Project's Handbags for Hope campaign, which assists survivors of domestic violence. Donated bags will be filled with important information for survivors and sent to roughly 60 Texas shelters. — Deborah Sengupta Stith