To-Do List: Things to do in South Austin this February





Jester King Brewery hosts Friday Night Bluegrass each week in partnership with the Central Texas Bluegrass Association, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Patrons of all ages are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Free. 13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin. www.jesterkingbrewery.com (Courtesy Jester King Brewery/Granger Coats)
Jester King Brewery hosts Friday Night Bluegrass each week in partnership with the Central Texas Bluegrass Association, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Patrons of all ages are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Free. 13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin. www.jesterkingbrewery.com (Courtesy Jester King Brewery/Granger Coats)

Jester King Brewery hosts Friday Night Bluegrass each week in partnership with the Central Texas Bluegrass Association, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Patrons of all ages are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Free. 13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin. www.jesterkingbrewery.com (Courtesy Jester King Brewery/Granger Coats)

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Women race the trails of Dripping Springs Ranch Park. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cups or hydration packs to fill during the race. Register by Jan. 30. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $55. 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. 512-585-5034. www.happytreading.com/happy-trails (Courtesy HappyTreading)
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Courtesy Natureversity Outdoor School
February 1: Happy Trails 5K/10K Trail Race

Women trail runners of all levels are invited to race the trails of Dripping Springs Ranch Park. In an effort to be eco-friendly, participants are encouraged to bring their own cups or hydration packs to fill during the race. Pancakes, fruit and coffee will be served after the race. Register by Jan. 30. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $55. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. 512-585-5034. www.happytreading.com/happy-trails

February 1-2: Fully Charged Live

Fully Charged Live, a festival of electric vehicles and clean energy, comes to the Circuit of The Americas for the weekend. Events take place indoors and outdoors, including speakers and panelists as well as an exhibition of electric vehicles. The show is hosted by the Youtube channel Fully Charged, which presents content about clean energy vehicles. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $25-$50. Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Austin. www.fullycharged.show

February 2: Cordage Basket Making Class


Natureversity Outdoor School offers a cordage basket making class using twining and reverse wrapping. Participants create a water bottle basket wrap or a traditional basket. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $50. 13317 Fitzhugh Road, Austin. 512-461-9395. www.natureversity.org

February 6: For the Love of Spirits

The Alliance for Women in Media’s Austin-affiliated office hosts its annual scholarship fundraiser, For the Love of Spirits, at the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. The event includes beer, wine, food and a silent auction with a variety of items and experiences up for bid. All proceeds benefit the AWM Scholarship Fund. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $20. The ABGB, 1305 W. Oltorf St., Austin. www.awmaustin.org

February 7 & 21:‘The Best Little Film Series in Texas’

Desert Door Distillery presents showings of locally filmed pictures that “capture the state’s scenery and culture.” Feb. 7’s film will be “Last Picture Show,” and “Selena” will play Feb. 21. Before each show, local movie buff Zackary Stover gives a history of the film. Drinks are available for purchase, but popcorn is complimentary. 7 p.m. Free. Desert Door Distillery, 211 Darden Hill Road, Driftwood. 512-829-6129. www.desertdoor.com/distillery

February 8: Beginners’ Meditation

Beginners are invited to a meditation workshop to learn basic meditation techniques. Members of Kadampa Meditation Center receive a 50% discount. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1918 Bissel Lane, Austin. 512-916-4444. www.meditationinaustin.org

February 13-16: Austin RV Expo

Road trip lovers gather to check out an assemblage of recreational vehicles from a range of dealers. In addition to seeing RVs for sale, visitors will hear presentations on a variety of RV-related topics, from towing and safety to cooking on the road. Times vary by date. $6-$10. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin. 512-366-7135. www.austinrvexpo.com

February 14: Friday Night Bluegrass and Jester King Brewery

Jester King Brewery hosts Friday Night Bluegrass each week in partnership with the Central Texas Bluegrass Association, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Patrons of all ages are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Free. 13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin. www.jesterkingbrewery.comw

February 22: Austin Cave Festival

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center hosts the Austin Cave Festival, a family-friendly and educational event including exploration of two caves. Participants hear presentations on local science topics, including how water travels to Barton Springs and water conservation. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin. 512-232-0100. www.wildflower.org/event/austin-cave-fest

February 23: Pouring Over Books

Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library hosts the ninth annual Pouring Over Books fundraiser featuring wine, food, live music, and a reading and book signing by local writer Ben Rehder. A silent auction will be held with proceeds going to the Dripping Springs Community Library. 3-5:30 p.m. $50. Prospect House, 12745 Silver Creek Road, Dripping Springs. 512-917-9157. www.fodscl.org

Other live music to check out this month

Vista Brewing

13551 RM 150, Driftwood

512-766-1842

www.vistabrewingtx.com

Feb. 2: Aaron McDonnell at 3 p.m.

Feb. 9: The Merles Duo at 3 p.m.

Feb. 16: David McD & The Bluegrass Pals at 3 p.m.

Feb. 23: Beni Brosh at 3 p.m.

The 04 Center

2701 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

512-333-0404

www.04center.com

Feb. 12: Clark Beckham at 7 p.m.

Feb. 15: Marc Broussard at 7 p.m.

Feb. 21: Brandon Rhyder & Damon Curtis at 7 p.m.
By Olivia Aldridge

Multi-Platform Journalist

Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.