After a few low-key weeks recovering from the holidays and “cedar fever,” Team Wildflower is ready to head back out for a bit of fun, Texas-style. Who’s with us?
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Thursday, February 1
First Thursday at Pearl: Month of Love
The Historic Pearl (San Antonio)
Start February off right with live music from The Texases and discounts at various stores and eateries in the Historic Pearl. Kid and dog-friendly. Address: 303 Pearl Pkwy #300, San Antonio, TX 78215. Telephone: (210) 212-7260. Hours: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission: Free.
Monday, February 5
Science, Art & Architecture Tour
Science Mill (Johnson City)
We’re sweet on the Science Mill, y’all. And we’re especially excited to see them extend their outreach beyond kids and parents to include other adults with this new tour series. It’s an insider’s glimpse at the 1880s-era cotton mill in which the science museum is housed plus lunch and a bit of fun with the exhibits. (Note: This event repeats on Sunday, February 25.) Address: 101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City, TX 78636. Telephone: (844) 263-6405. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission: $20 per person (includes admission, tour and lunch); discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Thursday, February 8
Thursday Night Throwdown Latte Art Competition
Cüppencake (San Antonio)
Yes. A latte art competition. You read it right. So, grab your coffee lovin’ bestie and head out to one of the area’s top shops to watch master and amateur baristas do their thing. Address: 22211 IH 10 W. Access Rd. #1111, San Antonio, TX 78257. Telephone: (210) 892-3010 Admission: $5 each for competitors.
Friday, February 9 – 25
2018 Texas Wine Lovers Celebration
Explore 45 (!) of the region’s vineyards in this multi-day sampling event that continues for 17 days (through February 25). Participants can visit up to four wineries per day during the celebration with no additional fees. It’s quite the deal, actually, and tickets do tend to run out. Address: Varies. Hours: Vary. Admission: $45 each or $75 per couple.
Saturday, February 10
Love at the Market
8th Street Market (Comfort)
It’s a full day devoted to wreath-making, wine-sipping, and learning how to repurpose your vintage jewelry at this Gal-entine’s friendly event. All of it sounds wonderful, but we’re probably most excited about Selah Creative Studio‘s on-site love note class. (Frankly, we’ve been swooning over this artist’s work on Instagram for months.) Address: 529 8th St., Comfort, TX 78013. Telephone: (830) 201-0214. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Varies; pre-registration is required for some activities. See Facebook event page for details or call the market.
Wednesday, February 14
Art & Vino: Our Love Grows
The Yellow Door Studio (Fredericksburg)
Valentine’s Day falls mid-week, leaving most of us to make do with dinner and flowers. But if you can swing it, the idea of making art and sipping wine in Fredericksburg seems rather lovely. Address: 810 N. Llano St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Telephone: (830) 992-3016. Hours: 5 p.m. start. Admission: $90 per couple.
Saturday, February 17
Jazz on the Lawn
Pedernales Cellars (Stonewall)
Celebrate a belated Valentine’s Day with a glass of wine and live jazz en plein aire. Or, as they say at Pedernales Cellars, “savor the wine and drink in the view.” Address: 2916 Upper Albert Rd., Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 644-2037. Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Free.
Saturday, February 24 – 25
Boerne Spring Antiques Show
Kendall County Fairgrounds (Boerne)
Rain or shine, this sprawling antiques show will be open for business. From high-end crystal stemware to nostalgic bibs and bobs, it’s easy to get spend hours taking in all that the vendors have on offer. (See also our fall 2017 coverage of this event, which is held twice a year.) Address: Kendall Country Fairgrounds, 1307 River Rd., Boerne, TX 78006. Telephone: (830) 249-2839. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday) Admission: $5 for adults; free for 12 and under.
This month we like the looks of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s free gallery talk, Love Stinks/Love Wins which features art works on two tracks: one for the lovers and one for, well, folks more circumspect about Mr. Cupid (Feb. 13; 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). While you’re there, be sure to pop into the current exhibition on Japanese ceramics, The Magic of Fire and Clay. On Feb. 17, SAMA welcomes a new exhibition to coincide with the Alamo City’s Tricentennial Celebration. San Antonio 1718: Art from Viceregal Mexico highlights the city’s first century (Through May 13). Meanwhile, over at The McNay, Something to Say: The McNay Presents 100 Years of African American Art opens Feb. 8 (Through May 6).
The Contemporary Austin opens a provocative new exhibition of works by Rodney McMillan entitled Against a Civic Death (Jones Center on Congress Avenue; Feb. 1 to Aug. 26). From the exhibition page: “Propelled by the visible and invisible forces that shape experience, Rodney McMillian’s work weaves elements of United States social and political history, the body, and architecture into complex tapestries entrenched in myth, memory, storytelling, and historical texts.” Also in Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art continues an exhibition of vibrant abstract work from the museum’s own collection, Line Form Color (Through March 4). Oh, and then there’s the Blanton’s much anticipated opening of Ellsworth Kelly’s 2,715-square-foot building, “Austin” (Feb. 18).
A touring production of The Color Purple arrives at The Majestic Theatre in San Antonio (Feb. 6-11) while legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman arrives at The Tobin Center for one memorable evening (Feb. 8). On the UT Austin campus, Enron begins its run in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (Feb. 21 to Mar. 4). Over at the Fredericksburg Theater Company, they’re presenting The Addams Family Musical (Feb. 16 to Mar. 4), and the Boerne Community Theatre wraps their run of Incorruptible (Through Feb. 10)