Save the Date: February 2017

The February agenda from our favorite local insiders.

Barbara Jordan Forum

“I’ve looked forward to this week of powerful programming ever since I had the honor of introducing Julian Bond as the keynote speaker a few years ago. The legacy of Barbara Jordan provides the perfect context to explore our current context of social justice, civil rights and cultural empowerment.” —Virginia Cumberbatch, @vacumberbatch 

Feb. 20 to 24, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River St.  |  Admission is free.

2017 Blanton Gala 

“I’m always inspired by art. The Blanton Gala is my February pick because I’m not sure there is a more inspiring collection of artwork anywhere in Texas.” —Katie Kime, @katie_kime

Feb. 11, 6 p.m., Blanton Museum of Art,
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  |  Tables for 10 are available, and a limited number of individual tickets is also available, at $1,500 per seat.

Second Annual Sausage Kings of Austin

“It’s a friendly competition amongst the best sausage purveyors in the city, including Easy Tiger, Micklethwait, Banger’s and more. And it’s all paired with beers and live music!” — Kristy Owen, @365thingsaustin

Feb. 16, 6 to 10 p.m., St. Elmo Brewing Co.,
440 E. St. Elmo Road  |  Tickets start at $26.

Free Community Workout at Dane’s Body Shop 

“For me, the vibe is everything, especially when you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. This community workout is free and an awesome way to take your workout to the next level in an environment that feels good.” —Adriene Mishler, @yogawithadriene

Feb. 5 and 19, 9:30 a.m., Dane’s Body Shop,
4227 Guadalupe St. and 2701 Manor Road  |  Admission is free.

Fifth Annual Austin Oyster Festival

“I love oysters and the Austin Oyster Festival is serving them up on the half shell, grilled, roasted and fried, with live music!” —Jane Ko, @atasteofkoko      

Feb. 25, noon to 6 p.m., French Legation Museum,
802 San Marcos St.  |  General admission is $45.