This week’s free events include Valentine’s Day beer, chocolate pairing


Umlauf’s February Family Day. The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is celebrating Black History Month by showcasing the work of local artists of color. Families can enjoy a full day of activities, including arts and crafts, music, dance performances and more. 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 605 Robert E. Lee Road.

Delbert McClinton and Diana Finlay Hendricks at BookPeople. Texas Hill Country-based author Hendricks has written “One of the Fortunate Few,” about McClinton — a blues musician who still, 60 years after first stepped onto a stage, plays sold-out shows across the country. Both will be present at the speaking and signing. 2 p.m. Sunday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050,


Fat Tuesday Celebration. Revelry Kitchen + Bar is reveling in the Mardi Gras fun with food and drink specials. Chef Dominique Labeaud will show off his Creole roots with spicy gumbo and crispy boudin balls, while beverage director Alana Zanello will feature New Orleans-inspired cocktails: frozen Hurricanes, frozen French 75s and Sazeracs. 2 p.m. through 12 a.m. Tuesday. 1410 E. Sixth St.


Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pairing at Craft Pride. The Rainey Street beer bar is hosting its annual Crave Artisan Chocolate pairing with a custom flight and various types of Crave chocolate. Beers include Austin Beerworks Choco Leche, Circle Brewing Lady Bird IPA and more. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. $22. 61 Rainey St.


Screening: “Tell Them We Are Rising.” In collaboration with KLRU-TV, the George Washington Carver is showing “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson. The 90-minute film explores the impact that historically black higher education schools have had on American culture and national identity. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. 1165 Angelina St.


“Refigured: Radical Realism” opening reception. The new exhibit at the Dougherty Arts Center unites a dozen of Austin’s top figurative artists as Dougherty celebrates its 40th anniversary. Both painting and sculpture from the artists, at the vanguard of a new wave of realism, will be featured. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; exhibit to be up through March 10. 1110 Barton Springs Road.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Hi Sign Brewing Anniversary Bash. The East Austin brewery opened quietly last year, but now that Hi Sign’s one year anniversary is here, it’s time to go big with great food and live music and a bounty of barrel-aged beers, including Hi Sign’s 1st Anniversary Stout, aged a year on Kooper Family Rye oak barrels. 12 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17. 1201 Old Bastrop Highway.

This post has been corrected to reflect that the Craft Pride chocolate pairing is $22.

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