Nine things to do in Central Austin this February

"Come From Away." Photo courtesy Matthew Murphy
"Come From Away." Photo courtesy Matthew Murphy

"Come From Away." Photo courtesy Matthew Murphy

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Photo courtesy Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live
Feb. 5-29

See ‘Every Brilliant Thing’

This show follows a young boy who chronicles his blessings one by one in an attempt to ease his mother’s depression. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Various times. $33-$63. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541.

Feb. 8

Go for a ‘brief’ run on Sixth Street

The Cupid’s Undie Run and party supports Cupid’s Charity, which raises money to fight neurofibromatosis—a genetic tumor disorder. Noon-4 p.m. $35. Buford’s, 700 W. Sixth St.

Feb. 13

“Ready, Set, Plant”

Local nonprofit organization TreeFolks and its community partners will have a seedling planting on the Shoal Creek Greenbelt with tools and materials provided, as well as coffee and light refreshments. The nonprofit hosts the “Ready, Set, Plant” events at various locations throughout the city. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Shoal Creek Greenbelt, 3389 Shoal Creek Blvd. 512-443-5323.

Feb. 16

Spend the day at the movies

As part of a series of romantic movies throughout the month of February for Valentine’s Day, Austin Film Society will be showing director Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy—1995’s “Before Sunrise,” 2004’s “Before Sunset” and 2013’s “Before Midnight.” 1:30 p.m. $9-$11.25 per film. AFS Cinema, 6406 N. I-35, Ste. 3100. 512-322-0145.

Feb. 16

Run the Austin Marathon

The annual race started in 1992 with 605 entrants and has now grown to more than 17,000 runners from 25 countries and all 50 states, according to the event’s website. A half-marathon and 5K race will also take place. 7 a.m. $169-$189. Race starts at intersection of Congress Avenue and West Second Street.

Feb. 17

See Daniel Tiger live

The live theatrical production of the PBS television series features music, dancing and more from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. $20-$50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664.


Head to a Broadway show

“Come from Away” tells the story of a small town in Newfoundland, Canada, that took in 7,000 stranded passengers after the 9/11 attacks. Various times. $30-$145. Bass Concert Hall,2350 Robert Dedman Drive. 512-471-1444.

Feb. 22

See a classic film like you have never seen it before

During a screening of the Indiana Jones film “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the Austin Symphony Orchestra will perform the film score by John Williams live. 8 p.m. $21-$100. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664.

Feb. 23

Go to the Lone Star Le Mans

This six-hour endurance race is part of the Federation Internationale De L’Automobile’s World Endurance Championship series, which spans eight races in multiple countries and closes with 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, a race that has been held since 1923. Noon-6 p.m. $49. Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd. 512-301-6300.


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