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Seven Valentine's Day events to enjoy in Austin

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
The Brewtorium is hosting an anti-Valentine's Day night with songs about tainted love, themed beers and food, and more. [Nick Wagner / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Galentine's Day at Hotel Vegas. Austin’s favorite East Austin dive will be serving up waffles and curated cocktails and grooving to the sounds of Destiny’s Child (performed by Letty, Jolie and Anastasia and featuring David DiDionato) and El Tigre, a Le Tigre tribute band featuring members of Angry Beige and Tomboi. Van Mary and Hex Boyfriend will also perform at this event celebrating the day before Valentine's Leslie Knope-style. 9 p.m. Feb. 13. Free. 1502 E. Sixth St. texashotelvegas.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Pluckers' Anti-Valentine's Day Celebration. Pluckers Wing Bar's Linc location will host a special version of their infamous Pluck Hunt, the scavenger-hunt style game you can play in your seat. The emcees will ask teams to complete fun challenges and search for objects on their phones, with the reward of one pair of South by Southwest wristbands. 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Free. 6406 Interstate 35. Suite 2949. pluckers.com.

Valentine's Day Singles Mingle at the Belmont. Don't have a date on Valentine's Day? Well, there's no need to stay in and watch a Lifetime movie by yourself. Instead, head to one of the biggest events in town for singles. There will be sweet snacks, specialty drinks, DJ beats and dancing, as well as an icebreaker offering the chance to win prizes. The event is geared toward people 21 to 45. 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 14. $20-$35. 305 W. Sixth St. eventbrite.com/e/austins-largest-valentines-day-singles-mingle-at-the-belmont-21-45-tickets-54654862164.

Black Hearts at the Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen. The brewpub off Airport Boulevard wants to be your haven if you're just not in the mood for romance. DJ Phauxkis will spin songs of tainted love throughout the evening. Plus, the Brewtorium is featuring two special beers: Love Sick Meyer Lemon Saison and Black Heart New Zealand Black Cherry Porter. There will also be deliciously themed food specials. 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14. Free. 6015 Dillard Circle, Ste. A. facebook.com/thebrewtorium/.

Thinkery21: Science of Sex. The children's museum the Thinkery turns into a stomping ground for adults only at Thinkery21 nights. This edition of the event, on Valentine's night, explores the ins and outs of attraction through various activities. These include a look into sex education trivia, dance lessons, anatomical origami, why aroma is so alluring and more. Plus, satisfy your earthly cravings with food from the Evil Wiener food truck. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. $22-$25. 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org/thinkery21/.

Puppy Love Valentine's Day at Haymaker. Romantic love and parental love are all very powerful, but so is the love of a dog. Austin Pets Alive will be at the Manor Road bar Haymaker with lots of information about how to adopt the perfect pup for you. A variety of themed cocktails will be on special, including Lady and the Tramp, with Tito's Vodka, grapefruit juice, grapefruit Q Tonic, grenadine and lime. One dollar from every Tito's drink sold goes toward Austin Pets Alive. 11 a.m. Feb. 14. Free. 2310 Manor Rd. facebook.com/events/384094409059712/.

Valentine's Pique-Nique at Fall Creek Vineyards. Nothing ignites passion like properly paired wine with a delicious meal. And it's even better when at a scenic winery. At the Valentine's weekend picnic at the Tow location of Fall Creek, on beautiful Lake Buchanan, enjoy French-inspired cuisine, including maple-glazed, house-smoked salmon. Plus, winery owner Ed Auler will lead a hands-on viticulture experience after the lunch. 12 p.m. Feb. 16. $23. 1820 County Rd. 222, Tow. 325-379-5361, fcv.com/product/valentines-lunch-2019-_-tow.