Austin February 18 Events

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Austin Sunday, February 18 Events

Chinatown Center Chinese New Year's
Austin's newest landmark Chinatown Center will be celebrating Chinese New Year's -- Year of the Pig -- with live international entertainment, a kids area and bigger door prizes than the Grand Opening weekend. Location: Chinatown Center. Call 512-380-9688 for more info.

Old Gruene Market Days
Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods.

Austin Marathon
More than 10,000 runners participate in this annual event. There is a marathon (26.2 miles) and a half (13.1 miles), a kick-off party on Friday, a runners' expo on Friday and Saturday and a post-race party on Sunday afternoon. Event ID: 2/18

Experience the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you’ll remember forever. Location: Bass Concert Hall. Call 512-471-1444 for tickets. Event ID: 3/25.

Director's Choice/Golden
This year, Director’s Choice reflects the glittering dynamics of dance on stage for Ballet Austin’s Golden Season. This production emphasizes creativity, energy, and ingenuity of dance history past and the future to come. Location: Paramount Theatre. Call 512-476-2163 for more info. Event ID: 2/18

Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music"
Sesame Street has been capturing the imaginations of children and parents alike with its beloved Muppet characters, and this year is no exception. Elmo will be bringing Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Grover, and the rest of his friends to the Frank Erwin Center February 15-18. Location: Frank Erwin Center. Call 512-471-7448 for more info. Event ID: 2/18

Latinitas Photo Exhibit
See a vibrant, expressive and fascinating portrait of the Latina community in Austin as depicted by youth photographers from the Latinitas after-school programs. Through the camera lens, the young photojournalists captured their culture, heritage and neighborhoods while revealing their unique perspectives and dreams. Location: Austin Children's Museum. Call 512-472-2499 for more info. Event ID:2/26

The American Twenties
The exhibition explores race, religion, capitalism, love and modernism in the decade immediately following World War I through contemporary literature and art. Location: Harry Ransom Center. Call 512-471-8944 for more info. Event ID:7/29

Present Laughter
This semi-autobiographical, madcap farce is one of Noel Coward's finest and funniest comedies. Stylishly attired and devastatingly charismatic, Garry Essendine is a famous, self-dramatizing actor who never met a mirror he didn't like. He teeters reluctantly towards middle age, while everyone who encounters him is completely infatuated with him. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info. Event ID: 3/11.

Every year, FronteraFest showcases Austin's dynamic and diverse performing arts community by opening its stages to participants ranging from actors to dancers to performance artists and beyond. Location: Hyde Park Theatre and other theatres. Call 512-479-7529 for more info. Event ID: 2/17

Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas
Walk into a world before television, computers, the i-pod, even refrigerators and running water. The exhibit, Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas, is a unique story of one of the most dramatic events in Texas history. Rural Texas in the 1930s was still in the dark as electric lines hadn’t penetrated the beautiful, but rugged Texas Hill Country. Location: LBJ Library and Museum. Open Daily 9-5 (except Christmas) Free Admission. id:5.2.07

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

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