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Marx Brothers Retrospective: A Night at the Opera

The Marx Brothers take on high society with typically zany results.

2:25PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

  • Big Medium: Pillow Book as Inheritance

    Terri Thomas – whose shows are always a welcome spectacle of technical brilliance, stunning graphics, and arch humor – explores notions of birthright through her variation of a Japanese Shunga Pillow Book: a folded-paper manual on the ways of intimacy, with explicitly illustrated sexual advice. Highly recommended. Through June 7. Fri.-Sat., noon-6pm.

    Canopy, 916 Springdale

    www.canopyaustin.com

  • grayDUCK Gallery: Venomous Cabbage and Other Demands Satisfied

    San Antonio's Leigh Anne Lester inaugurates the new grayDUCK space with her intricately detailed representations of plant species, inspired by genetic modification and evoking thoughts on the environmental effects humans may be creating. Gorgeous work on the Eastside. Through June 1.

    grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334

    www.grayduckgallery.com, duckduck@grayduckgallery.com

    • Austin Fashion Awards

      How else would you end Austin Fashion Week than by attending a fete celebrating all the best local designers, salons, models, and boutiques? See who takes home a Golden Boot award before the models gear up in local designer garb and hit the runway before one well-dressed party. General admission tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. 7pm. $80 ($60, balcony).

      Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces, 512/263-4146

      www.fashionweekaustin.com

    • Austin Fashion Week

      means local boutiques and salons will be having mini- and megaparties all week in celebration. Enjoy each stylish venue à la carte or purchase a VIP ticket for red carpet treatment wherever chic people are found. The whole thing culminates with the Austin Fashion Awards at the Austin Music Hall on May 3. Through May 3.

      www.fashionweekaustin.com

    • Austin Mini Maker Faire

      A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness with crafts, science and engineering, food and music, and much more. Recommended if you like rockets, robots, stunts, toys, science, art, and pretty much anything awesome. 10am-6pm. $10-15.

      Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

      www.austinmakerfaire.com

    • Bollywood Bash

      Dress as your favorite Bollywood vixen or villain, and sing and dance the night away to tunes spun by DJ Dan Singh. Not sure how to groove to the Eastern jams? The Flying Paneer Sisters will show you how it's done with a choreographed Bollywood routine. Otherwise, just let the music move your body. Proceeds go to Asian Family Support Services of Austin. 10pm-2am. $10.

      The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

      www.bollywoodbash.org

    • Pecan Street Festival

      This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of three stages with one of the many handheld food options and enjoy a performance from the likes of Gina Chavez, Residual Kid, or Vallejo, among others. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals. Sat.-Sun., May 3-4. Free.

      Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35

      www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com

    • Pinocchio

      You probably know the story, but what about your kids. Introduce them to this timeless tale courtesy of ZACH Theatre's Family Series. Saturdays through May 24, 11am & 2pm. $16 ($14, kids).

      Zach Theatre's Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541 x1

      www.zachtheatre.org/show/pinocchio

    • 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

      www.zachtheatre.org

    • Austin Leather Social

      Shiny, shiny ... shiny boots of leather. First Saturdays, 8-10pm. $5 to benefit CTBOL charities.

      Chain Drive, 84 East Ave. (I-35 access road), 512/480-9017

      www.ctbol.org

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