Parents, we realize it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of playdates, school, diapers, bedtime hissy-fits and all of the other love and sunshine that comes from our cherished littles. It’s easy to feel out of touch.

But, we beg you to Get A Sitter, to go out with your significant other and your friends and see some bands or check out a new restaurant or bar. There is SO MUCH going on in this city, embrace it. In honor of our family over at Do512, here are some events to check out without the kids.


Thursday, Feb. 12:

Peter and the Star Catcher, ZACH Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
This swashbuckling pirate story tells what happened before a young orphan became Peter Pan. The five-time Tony® Award-winning play will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight to Neverland! In an evening of madcap fun, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters from James M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. This show runs through March 1. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online here.

Friday, Feb. 13:

—  SprATX 1 Year Anniversary Party, 7-10 p.m.
SprATX (pronounced Spray-Tee-Ex) is a collective of street artists, muralists and creative energies here in Austin. Their SprATX Store is hosting an anniversary party with a DJ, free drinks, tattoos, and you can also watch artists create murals at the event. Free!

Couples Massage Workshop, ​Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, 6:30 p.m.
With this introductory class, you and your partner will learn practical techniques to help each other relax and enhance your relationship. All are welcome; no previous massage experience is necessary. You’ll get tips on verbal communication, breathing practice, proper body mechanics, and practical massage techniques to address the scalp, face, shoulders, neck, and hands. $50 per couple. Register here.

Mortified Austin, Spider House Ballroom
Ripped from the pages of real life, Mortified is a show that features everyday adults sharing their most embarrassing and real childhood letters, lyrics, journals, home movies and artwork… in front of total strangers. Equal parts comedy, theater, & therapy. There are two shows on Friday — 7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online here.

— Want to venture out for some live music on Friday night? Check out these shows:

Saturday, Feb. 14:

— Check out our special round-up of Valentine’s Day events & date night ideas!

Sunday, Feb. 15:

Beer & a Little Yoga, Jester King Craft Brewery, noon – 3 p.m.
Enjoy a yoga session led by Shelby Perkins, then enjoy some fine craft beers from Jester King. $20 includes beer and yoga class. Pizza from Stanley’s will also be available for purchase.

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Have fun out there!