Celebrate Black History Month, Valentine's Day and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Feb. 13-15

Heart of the Headwrap with Chesley Antoinette.
Heart of the Headwrap with Chesley Antoinette.

Heart of the Headwrap with Chesley Antoinette.

Feb. 13

1. Artist mix and mingle fundraiser

The Georgetown Art Center hosts a fundraiser ahead of Chesley Antoinette’s upcoming exhibit, "Tignon: Headwraps among Women of African Descent." The evening will include live music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The exhibit opens Feb. 14 and runs through March 15 at the Georgetown Art Center. 6-8 p.m. $75. 904 Ash St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583. www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-with-artist-chesley-antoinette-tickets-77589914523

Feb. 14

2. Valentine's Day live music event

Head out to the Georgetown Square for live music at Ken’z Guitars this Valentine’s Day. The Double Bogie Trio with Bruce MacKenzie, Paul Grubb and Jack Flatau will perform. 7 pm. Free. 705 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-869-8064. www.kenzguitars.com

Feb. 14-15

3. Valentine’s weekend dinner at Brix and Ale

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu at Brix and Ale. Featured menu items include grilled 6-ounce prime beef filet, butter-poached shrimp skewers, and chocolate molten cake topped with whipped cream and macerated berries. 5-10 p.m. $49 (per person). Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn St., Georgetown. 7374442750. www.brixandalegtx.com

Feb. 15

4. Mural dedication

Georgetown celebrates the dedication of the “Preserving History” mural on the back of City Hall. The mural features the work of Georgetown artists Devon Clarkson and Norma Clark. Clarkson painted the portrait of Mary Smith Bailey, the founder of the first preschool for nonwhite children during the period of segregation, which later became the Mary Bailey Head Start Center. Clark painted the colorful, abstract imagery based on the people who live in the Track, Ridge and Grasshopper neighborhood as well as people who attended the historic Marshall Carver neighborhood school. 2 p.m. Free. City Hall, 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St., Georgetown. 512-930-8471. http://arts.georgetown.org/

5. Headwrap workshop

To celebrate Black History Month, the Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association hosts a workshop “Heart of the Headwrap” to learn how to wrap headwraps. The workshop is put on in collaboration with the "Tignon: Headwraps among Women of African Descent" exhibit at the Georgetown Art Center. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $25 (suggested donation). 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-636-4576. www.georgetownartcentertx.org
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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