Plays, soirees and mad dashes: 18 things to do in Georgetown this February and March

Georgetown Market Days occur on the second Saturday of the month from March to November. (Courtesy Downtown Georgetown Association)
Georgetown Market Days occur on the second Saturday of the month from March to November. (Courtesy Downtown Georgetown Association)

Georgetown Market Days occur on the second Saturday of the month from March to November. (Courtesy Downtown Georgetown Association)

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Georgetown Main Street Program hosts the 11th Annual Georgetown Swirl on the Square. (Courtesy Rudy Ximenez)
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The Stephanie Nichols' 9th Annual Car & Vintage Plane Show benefits the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas. (Courtesy Stephanie Nichols' 9th Annual Car & Vintage Plane Show)
Correction: In the February print issue of Community Impact Newspaper's to-do list, Robert Earl Keen was mistakenly listed as playing at Mesquite Creek Outfitters. A Robert Earl King tribute band will be playing at Roots on Feb. 28.

February

Feb. 25 through 29

‘The Foreigner’


“The Foreigner” is a two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue and tells the story of a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia, where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. 7 p.m. (Tue.-Fri.), 2 p.m. (Sat.). $12. The Retreat, 1220 Cattleman Drive.


512-948-7722.

www.sctexas.org

Feb. 27

‘The River and the Wall’


The Georgetown Green Film Series presents “The River and the Wall.” The film follows one group’s travels along the U.S.–Mexico border by horse, mountain bike and canoe. After the screening, members of the documentary’s production crew and cast will discuss the film and its thematic elements. 5-9 p.m. Free. Southwestern University, Alma Thomas Theater, 1001 E. University Ave.

512-863-1660.

www.southwestern.edu/aboutsouthwestern/sustainability

Feb. 28

Senior adult dance


Get ready for a night of dancing. The dress code is casual, and light refreshments will be served. The event is designed for but not limited to those age 55 and older. 6-9 p.m. $5 (early bird pricing), $7. Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.

512-930-1367.

https://parks.georgetown.org/community-center/

Feb. 28 through March 01

‘Little Women’ musical

See the timeless tale of the March sisters come to life in this musical about what it means to live, love and dream big. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $13-$19. Southwestern University, Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, 1001 E. University Ave.

512-863-1378.

www.southwestern.edu/sarofim

Feb. 28

Robert Earl Keen tribute band at Roots

Texicana, a Robert Earl Keen Tribute band, performs at Roots Bistro for a night of live music, food and drinks on the Georgetown Square. 7 p.m. Free. Roots Bistro, 118 W. Eighth St., Ste. 101, Georgetown.

512-863-7080.


www.rootsonthesquare.com

Feb. 29

Soiree: A Coming Together for Kids


Three local nonprofits—The Georgetown Project, CASA of Williamson County, TX and the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center—come together to raise money for area children in need. The fundraising event will feature dining, dancing and games. 5-11 p.m. $150-$20,000. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 512-868-2822.

https://soireewilcotx.org/

Feb. 29

Mardi Gras Mad Dash


The inaugural Mardi Gras-themed run brings New Orleans to Georgetown. The 1-mile, 5K and 10K races are chip timed. The event includes live results and awards, free photos, a costume contest, a free kids dash and postrace food. The race is hosted by Bodies Race Company Austin. 8-11 a.m. $26 (1 mile), $34 (5K and 10K). San Gabriel Park, 305 E. Morrow St. https://bodiesracecompany.com/austin/

Feb. 29

Stephanie Nichols' 9th Annual Car & Vintage Plane Show


Check out classic vehicles. Rides are available for a fee to support the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Municipal Airport, 500 Terminal Road.

512-248-1998.

www.facebook.com/stephanienicholsclassiccargang

March

March 3

Sarofim Music Series


Jay Carter, on countertenor, and Keith Weber, on piano, are guest artists of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts Music Series. Carter is known as a leading interpreter of late Baroque repertoire, while Weber is known as a music director, organist and vocal and career coach for a variety of acclaimed musicians. 7:30 p.m. $12-$14. Southwestern University, Alma Thomas Theater, 1001 E. University Ave.

512-863-1378.

www.southwestern.edu/sarofim

March 3

Pottery painting and storytime


Bring your little ones to the Georgetown Recreation Center for storytime and pottery painting. Advanced registration is encouraged, as space is limited. Please note that pottery will be taken to be fired and will be available for pickup within one week. The event is for ages 2-5. Cost is per child. 10-10:45 a.m. $10. Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave. 512-930-3596.

https://parks.georgetown.org/pottery-painting-and-a-story

March 7

11th Annual Georgetown Swirl


The event features tastings from Texas wineries and local restaurants inside downtown shops. Attendees will receive a tasting glass for 10 wine samples. 6-9 p.m. $50 (general admission), $125 (VIP). Georgetown Square, 710 S. Main St.

https://swirl.georgetown.org/

March 11

Cinema club features ‘The Farewell’


The award-winning film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to surprise her with an impromptu wedding before she passes. 6:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.

512-930-3551.

https://library.georgetown.org/

March 13 through April 05

‘Sweet Charity’


Follow the romantic trials and tribulations of Charity Hope Valentine in this romantic comedy musical. Price includes ticketing fee. Time varies. $17-$36. Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave.

512-869-7469.

www.georgetownpalace.com

March 13

Sun City vendor fair


Sun City’s spring vendor fair offers residents the opportunity to meet with local businesses that are ready to help with home projects, health care services and insurance needs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive.

512-948-7700.

www.sctexas.org

March 14

Market Days


This event is held the second Saturday from March through November and is an open-air market that brings vendors as well as live music. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Square, 710 S. Main st.

512-639-8719.

www.thegeorgetownsquare.com

March 14

Leprechaun Lane


Take part in the inaugural Leprechaun Lane, a St. Patrick’s Day-themed 1 mile, 5K and 10K run. The event is chip timed and includes live results and awards, postrace food and activities. There is also a free kids dash. The race is put on by Bodies Race Company Austin. 8-11 a.m. $24 (1 mile), $29 (5K and 10K). Berry Springs Park and Preserve, 1801 CR 152.

https://bodiesracecompany.com/austin/

March 14

Young adult heart of the Headwrap


Learn about the North American history surrounding the head wrap and how to tie one yourself. The workshop is for ages 9-18. The event is part of the Tignon exhibit by Chesley Antoinette on display at the Georgetown Art Center from Feb. 14-March 15. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.

512-930-3551.

https://library.georgetown.org/


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