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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

    • 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. Sat., May 3, 7pm (2014), $80 ($60, balcony)

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

    • 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

    • 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. Sat., May 3, 10am-6pm (2014), $10-15

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

    • 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. Sat., May 3, 10pm-2am (2014), $10

      The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

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