- LEGO Mini Model Build – Tuesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. Learn how to build a cool LEGO Mini Space Shuttle and take it home – for FREE! One per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. Quantities are limited to approximately 250 per store and offer is good while supplies last only. Arrive early if possible as there will be a line. LEGO Store, Barton Creek Square, 2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin.
- Night Crafters (17+) – Wednesday, February 4 from 6-8:00 p.m. Are you tired of giving the same old store bought Valentine’s Day cards every year? Well, change it up this year. Make a Lucky in Love Scratch Off Card or a tiny Message in a Bottle Valentine. Each are simple to create and definitely fun to share. All supplies are provided. Adults only, please. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.
- Studio Spotlight: Belle Redux (RSVP) – Thursday, February 5 at Noon and 6:00 p.m. Have you ever wanted to watch a professional dance company in action? Up-close, personal, and informal Studio Spotlight events give guests a free, behind-the-scenes look at the choreography and elements of an upcoming Ballet Austin production, while it is still in the works. Dancers perform excerpts from the show while Artistic Director Stephen Mills and Associate Artistic Director Michelle Martin lead a brief lecture and Q&A. The express lunchtime session also includes an optional costume viewing and dancer-focused Q&A from 12:30-12:45 p.m. The evening Studio Spotlight will feature Composer Graham Reynolds and Set and Costume Designer Michael Raiford as guest speakers. Reserve your seat for either session here. FREE! Ballet Austin, AustinVentures StudioTheater, 501 W 3rd St, Austin.
- Starry Nights at Girlstart (RSVP) – Thursday, February 5 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Girlstart’s Mini-Planetarium is a unique space for families to explore astronomy. February’s Starry Night will feature Chinese Mythology. All ages welcome. FREE but please register here. Girlstart, 1400 W Anderson Lane, Austin.
- Central Market Chocolate Crawl (RSVP) – Friday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m. Central Market (North Lamar and Westgate locations) are transforming their aisles into a chocolate wonderland. Indulge your sweet tooth, and sample some of the world’s finest premium chocolates and chocolate items at tasting stations throughout the stores. Event is FREE with registration. Central Market North Lamar, 4001 North Lamar Boulevard and Central Market Westgate, 4477 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin.
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