February is Black History Month, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate locally and beyond. From educational art exhibitions to a sip and shop market, here is a list of ways local organizations plan to celebrate Black History Month in 2022 as well as opportunities to support Black-owned businesses this month.
Feb. 1-31: Pflugerville’s Black Leaders art show
Kimberly Morgan from Pflugerville’s GIGGLI Creations By Design is displaying artwork of Pflugerville’s Black leaders during regular business hours at the Pflugerville Public Library throughout Black History Month.
Hours vary. Free (admission). 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. https://library.pflugervilletx.gov/
Feb. 1-31: Black History Month virtual book club
The Pflugerville Public Library’s Book Buzz program is celebrating Black history this month in its librarians’ review of new and upcoming fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels for adults. Register to get a link to the presentation, then send an email telling staff what book you are most looking forward to for a chance to win a gift card to Black Pearl Books. Free (admission). 512-990-6375. https://library.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/30270/843
Feb. 5: Black women-owned sip and shop market
Celebrate Black History Month with local vendors and creators by shopping at this Black women-owned market taking place at Burn Boot Camp in Round Rock. Enjoy a free glass of wine while browsing and enter in giveaways and drawings to earn prizes.
4-7 p.m. Free (admission). Burn Boot Camp, 2711 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock. https://z-p3-upload.facebook.com/events/435677108207983/
Feb. 3-28: Black History Month exhibit at the library
The Round Rock Public Library’s monthlong exhibit is a collection of photos by Melissa Fontenette-Mitchell highlighting “the contributions of many African American families to the growth and success of Round Rock.” This year’s theme, “Black Family: Faith, Hope and Love, the Backbone of Strength and Survival” was selected by the Round Rock Black History Organization.
9 a.m.-6.p.m., Mon.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun. Free (admission). Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7001. www.roundrocktexas.gov/news/celebrate-black-history-month-at-the-library/
Feb. 10-Aug. 1: Celebrate the Black legacy of Williamson County
The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., will open the “Heritage and Horizons: The Black Legacy of Williamson County” exhibit Feb. 10. The exhibit, which celebrates Black individuals, families and groups who were integral to the history of Williamson County, runs through Aug. 1.
Wed-Fri. noon.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670. http://williamsonmuseum.org.
Feb. 13: Superbowl Sunday at Slim’s Last Call
One way to celebrate Black History Month is by supporting Black-owned local businesses. Slim’s Last Call in Pflugerville is a Black-owned sports bar and neighborhood hangout spot with live music, open-mic comedy and more. Spend Superbowl Sunday here for music by OG-DJ Premier, yummy food, hookah and beer buckets.
Noon-2 a.m. Free (admission). Slim’s Last Call, 1100 Gattis School Road, Ste. 200, Round Rock. www.facebook.com/slimslastcall7859
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day dinner at a Black-owned restaurant
Black-owned Round Rock restaurant Wine Sensation is hosting a special Valentine Sweetheart Dinner on Valentine’s Day. The three-course meal includes soup and salad, pasta and protein, desserts, and wine pairings.
5 or 7:30 p.m. $70 (per person). Wine Sensation, 409 N. Mays St., Round Rock. 512-255-0526. www.winesensation.com/
Feb. 15: Black History Month trivia night
The Round Rock Public library is offering the chance for participants to test theirn knowledge of Black history in exchange for giveaway prizes at Black History Month trivia night. Check out Melissa Fontenette-Mitchell’s art exhibit celebrating Black history on display at the library.
7-8 p.m. Free (admission). Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7001. www.eventbrite.com/e/trivia-night-black-history-month-tickets-260497604347
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Celebrate Black Americans across the country and within the community with these local events and special opportunities to support Black-owned businesses. (Courtesy Canva)