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
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
Costumed characters will be teaching kids about life in the 1800s with games, crafts, and even a few old-timey chores. Admission is only $3 on Friday. Fri.-Sun., March 15-17. $8 ($6, kids).
Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., 512/837-1215
The Barbecue Capital of Texas hosts one of the granddaddys of chili cook-offs that attracts some of the best cooks competing for a ticket to go Terlingua. Fri.-Sun., March 15-17. Free.
City Park, 504 E. City Park Rd., Lockhart
Tough ass midgets get extreme for your sodden pleasure. 7pm. $20.
One of the biggest disc golf tourneys in the world is finally coming to Austin. Top pros from across the land will battle for prizes and bragging rights at three parks across the city. See website for more details. Fri.-Sun., March 15-17, 8:30am. Free.
Roy G. Guerrero, Met Center, and Manor disc golf courses
Baseball Vs. Texas Tech: Fri., March 15, 6:30pm; Sat., March 16, 2pm; Sun., March 17, 1pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK. $12, reserved; $7, adults; $5, youth.
Women's Tennis Vs. Oklahoma: Fri., March 15, 2pm. Vs. Oklahoma State: Sun., March 17, noon. Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity St.