Mardi Gras parade, Black History Month lecture and 4 other events happening in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle this weekend in Feb. 8-11

2017 Mistick Krewe of Okeanos king and queen sits upon their royal float.

2017 Mistick Krewe of Okeanos king and queen sits upon their royal float.

Whether it is an early Mardi Gras celebration or Valentine's Day dinner, here are a few events happening in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle this weekend.


Thursday
Twin Liquors Valentine's Social 

With romantic reds and treats, Twin Liqours host a Valentine's wine tasting. Free. 5-8 p.m. 1160 Thorpe Lane, Ste. 101, San Marcos. 512-93-8334. www.facebook.com/events/1988247984762123






“The Demise of Black-Owned Business During Desegregation in San Marcos”

As part of Black History Month, the Dunbar Heritage Association hosts Elvin Holt, Director of the Calaboose African American Museum, to talk about how local black business owners were affected by desegregation in San Marcos. Free. 7-8 p.m. San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos. 512-3939-8200. www.sanmarcostx.gov





Saturday
"The Witness: From The Balcony of Room 306"

Kyle Public Library invites locals to view the National Civil Rights Museum's The Witness: "From The Balcony of Room 306." The 32-minute film describes the weeks and days leading up to King's return in 1968 to assist sanitation workers striking in Memphis, Tennessee. Pizza will be served. Free. Noon-1 p.m. Kyle Public Library, 550 Scott St., Kyle. 512-268-7411. www.cityofkyle.com/library/witness-balcony-room-306-2008

 







Mistick Krewe of Okeanos Parade

No need to travel to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras. Mistick Krewe of Okeanos puts on a family Mardi Gras parade through the streets of San Marcos. This is year's theme is "Good Neighbors." Free. Noon. Start: Grace Lutheran Church, 1250 Belvin St., San Marcos. End: The Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St., San Marcos. 512-396-9422. www.mistickkreweofokeanos.com






Random Acts of Kindness Challenge Event

In the name of love, Jayna Love Homes host a random acts of kindness challenge. Teams will receive a list of kindness acts to accomplish. The first 20 team to register will receive $25. Free. 5-9 p.m. Nate's, 306 S. Main St., Ste. 101. Buda. 512-217-1875. www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e48ada92fa7fa7-inthename 





Sunday
Pokémon Tournament

Bring cash and your Pokémon cards for West Haven Academy of Karate's Pokémon tournament. $5 1-5 p.m. 163 Trademark St., Buda. 512-754-9600. www.facebook.com/events/172656763348725




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