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Austin Film Society: New Romanian Films: Child's Pose

Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, this Romanian film shows a manipulative mother who finds a way to reassert control over her adult son's life when he faces manslaughter charges.

2PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35

Arts

  • Ballet Austin: New American Talent

    The fifth biennial New American Talent/Dance competition culls a national pool of applicants down to just three finalists. And which one's gonna win $20,000 and national acclaim here tonight? Your texted vote will help decide. Come see the live show here! March 28-30. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-78

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/476-2163

    www.balletaustin.org

  • DISH

    The talented and effervescent Cate Berry explores celebrity, obscurity, and death by pine nuts in a night of intoxicating storytelling. An earlier iteration of this one-woman spectacle of sparkly truth and misadventure in New York City wowed the crowds at Fronterafest, and we're glad to recommend it here at the Long Center. March 29-30. Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $12.75

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664

    www.thelongcenter.org, boxoffice@thelongcenter.org

  • Community

    • 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

    • Zilker Garden Festival

      Shop for art, plants, pottery, jewelry, and more from the 100 vendors gathered here this weekend, and enjoy live music, a flower show, games for the kids, a raffle full of fun stuff, and expert-led talks on everything from begonias and bonsai. Sat.-Sun., March 29-30, 10am-5pm. $7 ($3, kids).

      Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-8672

      www.zilkergarden.org

    • 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

    • Children's Picnic & Real Food Fair

      Pack a picnic and gather on the grounds of the historic French Legation for an afternoon of games, live music, movies, art exhibits, gardening and cooking demonstrations, plus local farmers and food vendors. 1-5pm. Free.

      French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., 512/472-8180

      www.edibleaustin.com/index.php/events/children-s-picnic-and-real-food-fair

    • Austin Toros

      We may be statistically eliminated from the playoffs, but let's go out with a bang as our Toros play their last two home games of the season. Sun., March 30, 5pm, vs. Texas; Thu., April 3, 8pm, vs. Canton. $4-99.

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

      www.nba.com/dleague/austin