Summer Fun 2014





Experimental Response Cinema: Jhana and the Rats of James Olds (or 31 Days/31 Videos)

In 2011, Stephanie Barber made her studio in the Baltimore Museum of Art, where she created a new video each day in a central gallery open to museum visitors. These short, poetic videos are the result of that project. Barber will be present for a Q&A.

7PM, Tiny Park, 1101 Navasota #2


  • Tiny Park: Miguel Aragon

    This exhibition, the last for Tiny Park in the current space on Navasota, include two large-scale works that are a continuation of the artist’s series of hand-drilled portraits. Recommended. Through April 26. Saturdays, noon- 5pm.

    Tiny Park, 1101 Navasota #2

  • Community

    • Big Hair Country Fair

      is about as spectacular as a fundraiser can be. This one benefits Creative Action and is overflowing with delicious barbecue, live music, a mechanical bull, and all sorts of vintage carnival games. At the Salt Lick Pavilion out there in Driftwood. 7pm. $100 and up.

      The Salt Lick, 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512/858-4959

    • Nowruz Festival

      Celebrate Persian New Year with live music, a performance from the Ravaan Persian Dance Company, the Behandish Persian Children's Choir, the Nights Orchestra, and more. Don't forget to try something from the special menu in the cafe. 5-9pm. Free.

      Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000

    • Orchid Society Show

      Get all your orchid questions answered by the experts and perhaps buy one or two of the exotic plants. Sat.-Sun., March 22-23, 10am-4pm. Free.

      Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/413-3199

    • Sherwood Forest Faire

      Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, and unparalleled people watching. Weekends, Feb. 8-March 30, 10am-dusk. $20 ($10, kids).

      Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade

    • The Cat in the Hat

      The classic Seuss tale comes to life onstage complete with the siblings, Thing 1 and 2, and, of course, the infamous cat. Recommended for kids over the age of 3. Saturdays through May 3, 11am & 2pm. $16 ($14, kids).

      Zach Theatre's Kleberg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside, 512/476-0541

    • Vino & Pasta

      The 13 wineries along the road from Johnson City to Fredericksburg are joining forces with area restaurants to present pasta dishes paired with Hill Country wines. No tickets required, but some tasting fees may apply. 10am-6pm.

      Fredericksburg Wine Road 290, Gillespie County

    • Round Rock Express Fan Fest

      Don't go into baseball season cold. Get pumped with scavenger hunts, stadium tours, a hot-dog eating contest, and more. Fans can also run the bases, clock the speed of their fastball, try the rock wall, and take a few swings in the batting cage. If you work up an appetite, sample some of the new concession options. 10am-2pm. Free.

      Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255

    • Texas Roller Derby

      In the first regular season matchup the Hellcats face the Putas Del Fuego on the banked track. 6-9pm. $15.

      Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

    • Texas Rollergirls Double Header

      The track may be flat but the action isn't. The Hell Marys take on the Hotrod Honies before last year's champs the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers skate against the Husters. 5:30pm. $15 ($12, advance; $5, kids).

      Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

    • Texas Stars

      The Texas Stars remain in the top slot of their league as the season inches toward the playoffs. Vs. Oklahoma City: Fri., March 21, 7:30pm; Sat., March 22, 7pm. Vs. Hamilton: Tue., March 25, 7:30pm. $17-47.

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000