Love is in the air at Abilene venues

Posted On
02/10/20
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Tuesday, Feb. 11:

Amendment 21 has set up a “Valentines Date Night with a Twist,” 7 to 9 pm, where head bartender Colby Marcee will teach mixology secrets at a fun cocktail-making class. After learning this valuable skill, guests can enjoy couple time at a table with a bottle of champagne, dessert, and roses.

Another learn-with-the-one-you-love experience will be bubbling at Sockdolager Brewing Co. as it joins Graze Abilene to host Boards & Brews: A Sockdolager Brewing & Graze Abilene Experience, starting Feb. 11, 7 to 10 pm.

Wednesday, Feb. 12:

Feed your sweetie tasty nibbles or round up your best gal-entines for a Charcuterie 101 Workshop from 6 to 7:30 pm at Circle T Outfitters on Buffalo Gap Road. They’re partnering with Fromage & Honey for a BYOB “build your own board” evening, where students can curate boards while enjoying a glass of beer or wine. The adult beverages are not BYOB and are included in the $50 ticket.

The Mill is hosting a Spa Night along with Illumina Day Spa from 6 to 8 pm, where guests will learn do-it-yourself skin care tricks while sipping wine.

Thursday, Feb. 13:

Always the second Thursday of each month, ArtWalk is always an enchanting evening to stroll the cultural district with someone you love. Delicious dinner options are plentiful, and downtown venues will stay open late, offer fun activities and free admission. Sip cocktails on the sidewalk (for sale thanks to Cypress Street Station) and dance in the street to the tunes of Kirk House, who will perform on the Abilene Centerstage stage in front of the Center for Contemporary Arts from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bundle up and snuggle.

The Grace Museum is offering something for everyone that evening:

  • The incomparable Judy Deaton, Chief Curator Director of Exhibitions and collections, continues the “Let’s Face It Speaker Series” with a compelling talk about the current exhibit: Sarah Ball, An Unlikely Likeness, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Admission is free.
  • It’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that gal-entines might enjoy a night of Zen at Yoga on the Rooftop of The Grace. The free Kundalini Yoga class concludes with a mini-gallery tour, vino and snacks, courtesy of The Mill Wine and Event Center. The class is free, but registration required.

Grab a steak and enjoy live music at The Mill, as Matt Ellis plays from 5 pm to midnight.

 

Friday, Feb. 14:

Hold hands and giggle at McMurry University’s production of “Caps & Bells,” a play written by Nobel Prize for Literature laureate Luigi Pirandello. Catch the show Feb. 13 - Feb. 16 in the Ryan Little Theatre. Evening performances start at 7:30, while Sunday offers a matinee at 2 pm.

For $5 anyone 55 and older can enjoy swaying to the tunes of the Last Dance Band at the Rose Park Senior Citizen Center, 7-10 pm.

Shakespeare lovers will want to catch “Midsummer” at the Abilene Community Theatre. The troupe will perform a West Texas-inspired interpretation of the classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with a gang of mischievous faeries who take over the community theatre in a small town. Catch it Feb. 14-16, with two evening performances and a Sunday matinee.

Sing along with two talented musicians at Dueling Pianos Valentine’s Day, a one-of-a-kind fundraiser benefitting the worthwhile work of the Day Nursery of Abilene. The key-pounding fun takes place at the 201 Mesquite venue downtown. The evening starts at 6:30 with cocktails and mingling, while a dinner catered by The Shed will be served at 7 pm. Guests also can shower their sweeties with sweets and even buy them a song. Individual tickets are $125.

Show your sweetie why they make your heart race at Abilene Speedway’s Ice Breaker competitions. Friday pits open 4 pm with races starting at 7:30 pm. Sat., pits open 3 p.m.

The clever organizers at The Grace Museum have curated a memorable evening of fun options for art lovers and snappy dressers: Sweetheart & Friends at The Grace, from 6 to 10 pm. Stroll the museum, enjoy appetizers, dinner and drinks, dancing and dance lessons, as well as create keepsakes such as a custom print, live artist sketch or images in the photo booth. Dress attire is “Snappy Casual,” which organizers define as something you feel equally comfortable in and great wearing – dressed up or down. Tickets are $50.

Native Abilene cousins Kendra Lyon Duke and Ben Starr team up to bring their take on BBQ to a select group of in-the-know Abilene foodies at the Food Series on Elm at Ark on Elm in Abilene’s SoDA District. The multi-course menu will feature complimentary cocktails and wine pairings. Choose from Friday or Saturday evening, but reach out to the hosts because space is limited.

Everyone loved last year’s event so much that the SoDA District Courtyard has revived Valentine’s Date Night Dinner, an evening that includes a catered, two-meat meal from The Shed Market, music, beer & wine, and door prize. Organizers say to expect a playlist of love songs throughout the decades, as well as keepsake couples’ photos Just For Grins. Tickets are $75.

Wine & Dine your Valentine at The Winery at Willow Creek, 4353, S. Treadaway, from noon to 9 pm. Feb.14 and enjoy an all in one date night package, including a Date Night box by Graze Abilene, a dozen chocolate covered cherries by Bleu Barn Bakery, and your choice of any bottle of wine from the tasting room. Packages are available to in the Tasting Room, patio by the creek, or to-go. Tickets are $55 per couple.

Candlelight Date Night at The Mill, is sold out, but the venue will be open to the public from 5 pm to midnight with a sweet special on wine and dessert.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15:

Stroll the zoological gardens fat Zoo La La, 9 am to 5 pm, at the Abilene Zoo. The zookeepers will show their love for the animals by delivering some nontraditional Valentine's Day gifts. Regular hours and admission.

Enjoy dinner and live music at Lytle Land & Cattle as the Della Rose duo performs 7 to 9 pm.

Hold hands and giggle at McMurry University’s production of “Caps & Bells,” a play written by Nobel Prize for Literature laureate Luigi Pirandello. Catch the show Feb. 13 - Feb. 16 in the Ryan Little Theatre. Evening performances start at 7:30, while Sunday offers a matinee at 2 pm.

Shakespeare lovers will want to catch “Midsummer” at the Abilene Community Theatre. The troupe will perform a West Texas-inspired interpretation of the classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with a gang of mischievous faeries who take over the community theatre in a small town. Catch it Feb. 14-16, with two evening performances and a Sunday matinee.

Places to stay:
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Abilene Northeast is offering a sweet suite deal for sweethearts: Each king room will come with a bottle of champagne and a fruit and cheese platter. You bring the fun.

 


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