From star-studded world premieres to scrappy microindies, SXSW Film screens more than 100 feature films over the course of nine days. See our special SXSW Film preview supplement for interviews with participating filmmakers, and look for more interviews, reviews, red-carpet photos, and tips for attending at austinchronicle.com/sxsw/film
This spring showcase features gallery artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media collage, and prints – and these artists are, as ever, nonpareil. Sam Yeates, Randall Reid, Christopher St. Leger, Lisa Beaman, Faustinus Deraet, Chun Hui Pak, and more. This diverse array of work is highly recommended. Through May 25.
Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929
Four hours of live music every second Thursday of the month hosted by Tje Austin. The event is free but donations to the Health Alliance For Austin Musicians. Free.
It's outlasted South by Southwest, but this is the last weekend. More cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events. Oh yeah, Kyle Park and Gary Allan take the stage this weekend. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles. March 8-23. Fairgrounds admission: $8 ($5, children); carnival: $38 (includes fairground admission); rodeo and concert: $37-175 (includes fairground admission).
Even the kids can get in on the copious amounts of music in this town with two lunchtime shows with kid friendly acts such as Joe McDermott, Deedle Deedle Dees, and Lake Street Dive. Thu.-Fri., March 14-15, 11am. Free.
Tamale House East, 1701 E. Sixth
Chef Chris Chism launches a new pop-up restaurant named for the 100-year-old brand on his family's ranch. The multicourse, prix-fixe meals will include one complimentary cocktail prepared by the chef, plus a full cash bar and available wine pairings. Seatings at 6, 6:30, and 7pm. Reserve by phone or email. Wed.-Thu., March 13-14, 6pm. $50.
Donn's Depot, 1600 W. Fifth, 571-3664
Loads of cyclists take part in this friendly, socially paced ride of 12 to 15 miles. Riders will stop for cars and try not to block intersections along the way. This adult ride concludes at a different bar each week. Thursdays, 7pm. Free.
Hey Q-Texas! Hey, visiting SXsexers! Wouldn't you love to take a stroll around the Capitol in the middle of this delicious spring, in the middle of a throng of delicious queers all holding signs like, "STOP WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION - PASS SB 237 NOW"? Come on down! Check Get Equal's FB page for deets.