Valentine's weekend features a haunted house, 'Musketeers' and more
1. Love Bites: A Valentine's Haunted House
7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15-16. $24.99-$34.99. House of Torment, 2632 Ridgepoint Drive. valentineshauntedhouses.com/austin.
Look, sometimes love bites. And sometimes it's more fun to be scared silly than swept off your feet with romance. On Valentine's weekend, vampires have taken over the House of Torment. Your mission is simple — with the training and skills from expert vampire hunters, vanquish the creatures that lurk ahead. Only the bravest souls will be able to navigate through the lair of these blood-thirsty monsters. Entry times are reserved in time blocks; fast passes are available to help you move more quickly through the line.
2. "The Three Musketeers"
Opens Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 24. $18-$25. 3001 S. Congress Ave. 512-448-8484, stedwards.edu/theatre.
These are three musketeers you've never seen before. St. Edward's University Department of Performing Arts presents the regional premiere of a new adaptation of a classic coming-of-age story. In Megan Monaghan Rivas' glorious comedy, 17th century France gets a fresh, contemporary sensibility, with both men and women equal in their ability to serve the crown. Among the stars of the show are actors Marc Pouhé and J. Ben Wolfe.
3. Emily Wolfe album release at Mohawk outdoor
8 p.m. doors Feb. 15. $12-$15. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.
The long-awaited, full-length debut from ace local ax-slinger Emily Wolfe is a raucous rumble, rich with muscular riffs and soaring solos aplenty. Wolfe’s incongruously silky vocals glide on top, adding melodic clarity and singalong hooks to the furious distortion that drives the album. Excellent Houston indie pop outfit Wild Moccasins and local standouts Think No Think will also perform. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
4. Blanton Museum's SoundSpace
2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17. $5-$12 admission. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482, blantonmuseum.org.
The next installment of this popular event combining music with visual art is inspired by the new Blanton exhibit "Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language." Listeners can enjoy a variety of performances throughout the museum, including a show by Austin-based band the Octopus Project, a dance and spoken word piece that explores onomatopoeia through the physical embodiment of vocalized text and more.
5. Greenhouse Craft Food's Fall Creek Vineyards Benefit Dinner
6:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $76.95. 708 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. eventbrite.com/e/fall-creek-wine-dinner-tickets-55479720337.
Greenhouse's new Georgetown location hosts its inaugural wine pairing dinner, prepared as always by chefs Rob Snow and Todd Engel. The four-course dinner highlights the best of the wines from Fall Creek Vineyards, a Hill Country winery with two locations. Courses include Fall Creek's 2018 Grenache Rosé with pepper-seared scallops. There will be a round of appetizers to start. Proceeds benefit the locally based Sustainable Food Center.