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Everything You Need to Do in Austin This Weekend

Updated On 02/15/2018 at 05:41PM EST Updated On 02/15/2018 at 05:41PM EST
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Friday - Saturday
Feb 16-18
WU CHOW
To honor man’s best friend and to celebrate their sino-astrological anniversary, Wu Chow is expanding their offerings this Chinese New Year to include dinner specials on Friday and Saturday (like Beijing roast duck and lobster), a special dim sum brunch on Sunday, and a featured drink (the Hair of the DOG!) available throughout the weekend. You can also show the dogs some love and buy a plush panda; all proceeds go to Austin Pets Alive.
Price: $10 per panda
Friday
Feb 16
ELEPHANT ROOM
Adrian Ruiz is not only one of the best modern jazz artists, but is also a native San Antonian and UTSA’s Director of Jazz Studies. Let his trumpet set the mood for your cozy date or nightcap in this basement jazz bar/consistently great date spot.
Price: $5 cover
Saturday
Feb 17

Get a Girl Scout cookie milkshake (while you can)

Get a Girl Scout cookie milkshake (while you can)

HOPDODDY
What better way to carbo-load for the Austin Marathon than with a Girl Scout cookie Milkshake at Hopdoddy? Only available through February 27, these babies let you support your local troop AND enjoy those delicious Thin Mints in drinkable form.
Price: $6
Real Ale Brewing Co.
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Saturday
Feb 17
REAL ALE BREWING COMPANY
Maybe you didn’t forget about Valentine’s Day. But if it happens that you’re desperate to soothe your sweetheart’s ire, there are few ways better than with chocolate and alcohol. Real Ale is partnering with local chocolatier, Gillen’s Candies, for a pairing event that you’ll both love.  
Price: $25
Saturday
Feb 17
SPIDER HOUSE BALLROOM
Catch a performance of Shakespeare’s most renowned play, Romeo & Juliet, performed by a serious cast of professional actors… oh, and one boozed-up thespian. The plastered performer is chosen at random at the beginning of the show, meaning no two performances are the same, yet all are hilarious.
Price: $16.50
Saturday
Feb 17
Geraldine's
Migrant Kids channels Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, and Michael Jackson to deliver psychedelic synth rock and danceable backbeats, set against the backdrop of Lady Bird Lake and the Austin skyline. If you’re lucky, you might even be the first to hear a track or two off Migrant Kids’ currently in-production sophomore album.
Price: Free
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Sunday
Feb 18
Downtown Austin
Today you find out if those months of early mornings pounding pavement have paid off -- or if you’re like many Austinites and you just want to be aware of the route so you can beat the brunch rush. Be prepared for S. Congress and S. First Street bridges to be closed early in the morning.
Price: $150 for the marathon/$130 for the half marathon/$0 to sit in traffic
Contigo Austin
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Sunday
Feb 18
Contigo
What better way to celebrate your marathon accomplishment (whether that refers to miles run or mimosas consumed) than with a whole roast pig, all the fixin's, s’mores, and an Irish Old Fashioned? If your feet aren’t too sore, bring your dancing shoes so you can cut a rug to the bluegrass stylings of Kym Warner and band.
Price: $25
Monday
Feb 19
HOTEL VEGAS
Every Monday at Hotel Vegas Concession Stand is a chance to cash in on the 2-for-1 special for an economical date, but this Presidents Day also gives you the opportunity to see some live tunes from Texas bands Chancla Fight Club, Islands of Pear, The Mother Vibe, and SPIRALS. So, y’know, go do that.
Price: $5