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Austin Public Library: Texas Tunesmiths: Songwriter

With its script by Bud Shrake, Songwriter is one of the smartest movies ever made about the music business. Nelson stars as a songwriter and performer who gets into a bad publishing deal and enlists his friends and associates to help him sever the arrangement. free

1PM, Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd.

Arts

  • Bion Tsang and Anton Nel

    A reprise performance, in back-to-back recitals, of the five sonatas and three sets of variations for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. Sun., March 23, 4pm (2014), $10 ($5, with UT ID)

    Bates Recital Hall, 27 E. Campus Dr., 512/471-5401

    texasperformingarts.org/venues/bates

  • As Seen on TV: Countdown to the Moment of Truth

    The Lifetime Channel: It's "Television for Women." Kerri Lendo and Lashonda Lester: They're women. They're also comedians, Lendo & Lester, and they'll be discussing/celebrating/mocking their favorite Lifetime movies in this night of thoroughly estrogenated laughs. Sartorial tip: Sweatpants or pajamas. Sun., March 23, 8pm (2014)

    Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562

    www.spiderhousecafe.com

  • Austin Shakespeare: Luminalia

    Austin Shakespeare celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and presents its fifth annual Luminalia – modeled on a 17th-century English masque – combines pageantry, poetry, dance, music, spectacle, and feasting. O, what a fine and fancy fount of fantastic, frolicsome fundraising this evening will provide! M'lord, m'lady, pray thee note: Costumes are encouraged. Sun., March 23, 7pm (2014), $110

    Zilker Park Clubhouse, 200 Zilker Clubhouse Rd., 512/470-4505

    www.austinshakespeare.org

  • Community

    • Andy Roddick Foundation Fundraiser

      Host Andy Roddick brings the Vintage 15 Band to transport you back to the Roaring 20s. Casino games, drinking, and dancing help raise funds for the locally based foundation working on building eight tennis courts and a learning center on FM 969 in East Austin, amongst other projects. 6-10pm. $125.

      The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, 512/439-1234

      www.arfoundation.org

    • 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

      www.hotos.org

    • 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

      www.sherwoodforestfaire.com

    • All Ages Improv Night

      First the kids perform an original, improvised play. After that the adults take the reins as they produce a family-friendly show. Sundays through May 18, 5pm. $3-5 suggested donation.

      ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport, 512/809-0017

      www.moveyourtale.com

    • Austin Toros

      Thu., March 20, 7:30pm, vs. Los Angeles; Sun., March 23, 3pm, vs. Fort Wayne. $4-99.

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

      www.nba.com/dleague/austin