Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Muddy Waters

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Austin could not be a better home for this exhibit focused on the history of music festivals. Artifacts and concert footage bring the experience alive whether it's Hendrix at Monterey or Queen at Live Aid - both featured in a video montage of the Top 10 festival performances of all-time. Artifacts include Muddy Waters' '59 Martin acoustic played at the '68 Newport Folk Festival, a poster board stenciled sign by Banksy, and Dave Navarro's Jane's Addiction stage getup. Through July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

District 6 NW Austin Field Office Grand Reopening

Visit with Council Member Jimmy Flannigan and his D6 staff and catch a sneak peek of Jennifer Idol's art exhibit “An American Immersion.” Afterparty to follow at Arthouse Austin. 5-7pm.

District 6 NW Austin Field Office, 10401 Anderson Mill Rd. #101

Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice and Community Engagement

A community dialogue on bridge building. Topics range from race, affordability, culture, education, equity, and safety. 9-10am. Free.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People/NAACP, 1704 E. 12th, 512/476-6230

Give 5% to Mother Earth

Many local restaurants are among the more than 100 Austin businesses donating 5% of gross sales to a group of local environmental nonprofits in honor of Earth Day. Eat, drink, and shop at businesses listed online. 6am-11:55pm.

All across Austin

Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Come marvel at over 100 one-of-a-kind motorcycles built – you guessed it – by hand! There's also the "Wall of Death," a gravity-defying showcase of horizontal riding. An art exhibit and full bar round out the proceedings. Fri.-Sun., April 21-23. $15-150.

Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/494-9093

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest

Patton Oswalt

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest

Oh, this? Yeah, it's, fuck, tbh it's kind of a pretty big deal. Because there is a plethora of the best comedians alive today all over town this weekend, slaying audiences in those diverse styles that have so endeared them to stand-up aficionados everywhere. April 20-22.

Various locations

Old Settler's Music Festival

Enjoy four days of Americana and roots music, with more than 20 artists across three stages. Workshops, kids’ activities, art & crafts, and festival food can keep you busy between sets. Add to the fun and camp the entire weekend. Thu.-Sun., April 20-23.

Salt Lick Pavilion & Camp Ben McCulloch, Driftwood, TX

Parts & Labour Re-opening Party

This party is a big thanks to everyone who helped make the move happen. Music by DJ Chicken George with free snacks and beverages. 7-10pm. Free.

1704 S. Congress

Poetry Slam and Silent Auction

A Zonta Club benefit to raise awareness about human trafficking. Participate in a silent auction and enjoy award-winning slam group, Neo-Soul. 7-10:30pm. $25.

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans will not want to miss this exhaustive exhibit guest curated by his brother, Jimmie Vaughan. Many of Vaughan's guitars (including his legendary "Number One" Fender stratocaster) will be on view as well as early family photos, concert posters, stage outfits, handwritten lyrics, exclusive archival concert footage, his famed hat, and more. Through July 23. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

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, jousting, and unparalleled people watching. Through April 23, 10am-dusk.

Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade

W Austin’s Rewind: Cue the '90s

All things '90s: board games, jams, cocktails, and prices. Fridays, 5-8pm. Free.

W Austin Hotel, 200 Lavaca


Call for Platelet Donors

The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.

We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.


Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.


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