Crowds? Not So Romantic. Here's a Few Ideas for a Perfectly Low-Key Valentine's Day
If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably agree that there’s few things less romantic than long lines, waiting two hours for a table, or fighting through giant crowds just to have a little V-Day fun. At the rate that Austin continues to grow each year it only becomes harder to avoid all the fuss, but don’t fret: we’ve curated this perfect guide for a laid-back and still super fun night out with your sweetheart.
Missed Connections ATX: A Valentine's Special
Coldtowne Theater - 8:30 PM
Inspired directly by recent posts found on Craigslist Austin's Missed Connections, Missed Connections ATX "explores the sentimental, fantastical, and downright raunchy nature of Austin’s most impersonal personal ads" through an hour of hilarious improvised comedy sketches. You can catch the series any Saturday night at Coldtowne through March 24th, but we think their special V-Day performance would make for the perfect date night.
Valentine's Day Tributes to Tom Petty, Talking Heads, & The Bee Gees
Hotel Vegas - 9:00 PM
There's plenty of opportunities to catch some live music Wednesday night, but we think this Hotel Vegas gig sounds like a blast. Find a dancin' partner and hit the floor as some local favorites (including members of Sweet Spirit, Digital Wild, Sailor Poon, and more) take on covers of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, and The Bee Gees for one night only! This one's 21+ and will have tickets available at the door.
Rock Climbing Date Night
Crux Climbing Center - 5:00 PM
Looking to try something new? Grab your sweetie (must be a human, sorry) and head down to Crux Climbing center to knock out your workout AND your date night at the same time! Show off your Facebook relationship status, Tinder match, or a kiss and you'll get to take part in their special pricing offer of 2 for $20 after 5 PM.
Love Stinks! Romcom Trivia Night
The Volstead - 6:30 PM
Think you know everything about romantic comedies? Come test your knowledge at The Volstead (just next door to Hotel Vegas so you can pop in and out to catch that Tom Petty cover set)! They're hosting a trivia night that'll quiz you on some romantic classics like Say Anything, 500 Days of Summer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, High Fidelity, and more, with specially-themed cocktails and menu items for attendees.
Princess Bride, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and 16 Candles at the Drive-In
Vulcan Video South - 6:00 PM
Brush up on your romcom knowledge before trivia night at one of The Blue Starlite's Vulcan Video Valentine pop ups! They're hosting screenings every night leading up to V-Day, including Eternal Sunshine, Dirty Dancing, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sixteen Candles, and more! Visit Blue Starlite's calendar for more information and to grab your tickets!