Continuing on yesterday's post, one aspect of Austin that I genuinely love are the shows. Now, I realize that might be semi-vague as the casual use suggests an ever-changing context-adaptive definition: arts and crafts, comedy, theater, music (because as one of my favorite tv writers put it, "we don't go to concerts; we go to shows"), etc. This post is no exception to that culprit behavior. Getting to the point, I did some digging for my loyal readers to find more happenings for Happy Hearts Day, and I found way too much. In fact, it was too much to post. So, if you don't see something you like on here today, check out what else is going on. For now, here's some cool artistry, freebies, and shows that made the cut for me.
Today's featured work comes from Etsy Austinite, Kristen Pumphrey of Pommes Frites. This trusty Valentine's Day book safe is so cute and clever- and not to mention, the perfect gift for any beloved neurotic in your life. Even better, this salvaged book could be a two-for and double as a gift box and later serve its intended safekeeping purpose. Kristen also has several of her classic ever-popular flask book safes in her shop. And in all honesty, who can't see something like that coming in handy? So, if you know someone who has to keep the fire water (as a driver's ed instructor of mine called it) close and concealed or have someone near and dear who's working to beef up their impressive all mahogany two story library- and simultaneously home security, send 'em over to Pommes Frites.
For those of you aiming to avoid the disappointing trip to the store where you reluctantly choose between the lesser of evils picked over valentines that are inevitably: football, Bratz, and Sponge Bob, I have good news. You can stay in your pj's and snag valentines that put all the store boughts to shame- for free. Beth Hempton of Snuggle Herd is offering up some retro punny valentines on her fabulous blog. The ingenious part about the print-ups is that you'll have just the right number to give to your friends. And, while you're printing up and addressing your chic cute valentines, be sure to post on here why you love Austin for a chance at a freebie from me!
First up for the V-Day shows this weekend, we have the "Love is a Funny Thing" performance at Hideout Theater on Sunday at 8pm. The tag reads, "Flowers, chocolate, and thoroughly lampooned cupid included with admission". So, if you have a tinge of hate for Valentine's Day, this may be the perfect fit for your outing. For everyone looking to celebrate a day early or late, The Highball is hosting a Sweetheart Burlesque Showcase on Saturday evening at 10:30pm. I still have not made it over to The Highball, but this seems like as good an excuse as any to do so. Not particularly romantic or conventional, this also seems like a good event to hit up if you're not all about Valentine's Day.
See something goin on for Valentine's you want to share? Let me know, and I'll be sure to post.
Action Jackson out.