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  • Roots & Wings Festival

    Celebrating trees, pollinators, and all creatures! Come in costume or visit the costume creation station and fill the Enchanted Grove with fairies, butterflies, and bugs. Costume Parade and butterfly release at 1:30. Young, young at heart, and furry family are all welcome.
    Sat.,Oct. 27, 9am-2pm
    Zilker Botanical Garden
  • Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 U.S. Grand Prix

    Experience the biggest motorsport and music event of the year when F1 speeds into Austin with headlining concert performances by Bruno Mars and Britney Spears. With entertainment on and off the track all weekend, there's never a shortage of festival fun for the whole family to enjoy!
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21  
    Circuit of the Americas
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  • Music

    Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi the Prince, Childish Major

    As Andre 3000 immortalized, the South got somethin’ to say, and Mississippi MC Justin Scott has answered with soulful bars since 2010 breakout K.R.I.T Wuz Here. October’s third studio LP 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time synthesizes swag from Southern titans T.I and UGK with poignant reflection, harnessing beats ranging from Atlanta trap to New Orleans bounce. Georgia wordsmiths Cyhi the Prynce and Childish Major open.
    Sat., April 14, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Chris Cubas

    Says here that Cubas has been called "one of the funniest and most cogent people you're ever going to witness," and we totally concur – even though, yeah, we had to Google "cogent," because our vocabulary's not all that hifalutin'. But, yes, the @midnight star is gonna destroy the Velv stage this weekend, like the stand-up beast that he is – with Ashley Overton and friends opening
    April 13-14. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Deep Red (1975)

    Lates: One of this Italian horror master's very best works, Deep Red features Blow-Up's Hemmings as a jazz pianist in Rome, who is suspected of having committed a murder before becoming a target himself. Argento's florid camerawork and spooky Gremlin music are in ample evidence here.
    Sat., April 14, 10:00  
  • Community

    Sports

    UT Softball

    Vs. Texas Tech: Fri.-Sun., April 13-15. Vs. Baylor: Tue., April 17, 4:30pm. $6-10.  
  • Austin Film Festival
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Wild Strawberries (1957)

    World Cinema Classics: A man looks back on his 50-year-long career and life and find them wanting. His dreams reveal his inadequacies and fears as he confronts mortality. What the madeleine was to Proust, wild strawberries are to Bergman.
    Sat., April 14, 7:30  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Art City Austin

    This outdoor art fair with works in paint, photography, fiber, wood, glass, and more, will showcase more than 120 artists and contemporary galleries from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. With live music and entertainment for kids of all ages. It's a big three-day hullabaloo filled with art, art, and art. See website (or right here) for more.
    April 13-15
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    Events

    Bengali New Year Festival

    Party like it's 1425 (because it is, according to the Bengali calendar) with traditional Bangladeshi ethnic foods & dresses, arts & crafts, open air performances of Bengali music and dance, and a children's cultural program.
    Sat., April 14, 11:30am-7:30pm. Free.
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    Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale

    Come out and see rare cacti and other water-rationing flora from around the world as well as handcrafted pottery, a silent auction, plant raffles, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., April. 14-15, 10am-5pm. Free with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children).
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Cheer Ups’ 8th Birthday – Lesbian Wedding Edition

    Our li'l baby bar is all grown up! Celebrate her day with an ode to the past, present, and future of our kinda sorta lesbian bar. Please dress as yer fave lezzie icon for queer celebrations. Hosted by Lex Vaughn and Paul Soileau with music by GirlFriend, Cap'n Tits, Gretchen Phillips, Hey Jellie, and more.
    Sat., April 14, 8pm-2am  
    Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Die Felicia

    Are you ready horror babies? The genre's fave drag show is taking over a new night to make all your 'mares come true. No theme, just straight up scream queens.
    Sat., April 14, 10pm. $6.  
  • Community

    Kids

    Family Programs: Ships Ahoy

    Work on kids' crafts inspired by Ragnar Kjartansson's sculpture while enjoying live music from a boat circling the shores of the lagoon. Reserve a spot online.
    Sat., April 14, 11am-3pm. Free.
  • Music

    Hey Loretta Hillbilly Hoedown & Pie Social

    Fearless country siren Loretta Lynn turns 86 Saturday, so Austin honky-tonkers celebrate the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” who helped reshape Seventies female empowerment. Proving “Woman Enough” are Teri Joyce, Marti Brom, Christy Hays, Bonnie Montgomery, Summer Dean, and many more, while menfolk Kevin Russell and new Austinite John Doe lend support. Pie proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation.
    Sat., April 14, 8pm
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    Events

    Keep Austin Beautiful Day

    This is your chance to show your appreciation for Austin's beautiful parks and community places. On April 14, KAB hosts its annual Clean Sweep, a volunteer project with a party afterward. Go online to register to volunteer, or to give some money.
    Sat., April 14, 9am-1:30pm  
    Various locations
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    Events

    La Mujer

    This is a celebration of women inspired by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the 17 century women's rights activist also known as the "first feminist of the New World." Enjoy a day of food, art, and performances by Rosie Flores, Tiarra Girls, and more!
    Sat., April 14, 3-8pm. Free.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    David Lean's 1962 Oscar winner in glorious 70mm.
    Sat., April 14, 2:00  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Ragnar Kjartansson: S.S. Hangover

    All the way from Reykjavik to Austin, Kjartansson's artwork consists of a musical performance (composed by Kjartan Sveinsson, most recently of Sigur Rós) acted by musicians on a historic fishing boat circling the water. Trumpets! French horns! Tubas! Part sculpture, part performance, part musical endurance test, S.S. Hangover is the odd spectacle at Laguna Gloria that our own Kevin Curtin reported on right here.
    May 5-6. Sat.-Sun., 11am-3pm
  • Music

  • Food

    Food Events

    Tequila, Taco, and Cerveza Fest

    A tasty array of just those three items will more than suffice, tyvm – because 1) this is Texas, and 2) fuck Trump – but, listen, there'll also be strolling mariachis, live lucha libre wrestling matches, water pong, branded merch, y mas, mas, mas! And "those three items" means more than 40 brands of tequila and more taco trucks than you can shake a corn tortilla at. [Note: No actual reason to shake a tortilla at anyone's truck, ese. Just chill, swig, nom, and enjoy the fun.]
    Sat., April 14, 2-6pm. $30-60.  
  • Music

    Texas Independence Fest

    Hardscrabbling together “Texan Pride, heavy metal music, [and] BBQ” since 2008, Come and Take It Productions tops the 2018 iteration of its annual Texas Independence Fest not with a regional monster, but rather a Maryland institution. Grindcore trio Dying Fetus joins previous headlining imports Down, Behemoth, and Goatwhore. They’ll represent the Republic nonetheless.: “Texas is one of the best places to play in the world,” writes drummer Trey Williams.“We love the Lone Star State.”: Last summer’s eighth LP from the progressive death merchants, Wrong One to Fuck With (Relapse), splattered one of the group’s best albums overall and its top seller, which even cracked the Billboard charts.: “We put a lot of time and effort into this album,” acknowledges the beat master. “Every detail was reviewed and reviewed again. This album grabbed the ear of the fans, and we’re grateful for the positive reception.”: So now it’s deodorant commercials, Netflix series soundtracking, and extreme sport spots!: “[We’re] not meant for the mainstream,” counters Williams. “Open your eyes and look at the content of most band shirts. The general population can’t and won’t stomach that kind of content/imagery. Also, I think most of America sees hard music as a joke.”: But “Fixated on Devastation” and “Ideological Subjugation” are so ... catchy.: “We’ve always tried to have good songs. If the end product is ‘catchy,’ then it is what it is. We just do what we do: mix grind, death, hardcore, and thrash into a human blender.”
    Sat., April 14, noon  
  • Community

    Sports

    Texas Stars

    Stars face the San Antonio Rampage for the last game of the season.
    Sat., April 14, 7pm. $22-58.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    W&TW: I Am Art Benefit Bash

    It's Women & Their Work's 40th anniversary this year, which means they're going all out with the finery for this fabulous fundraiser. But then, their annual soirée has always been among the most spectacular of parties, and they already try to outdo themselves each year, so, yes: Prepare thyself, citizen, for an evening of much creative spectacle and gourmet-level imbibing as this I Am Art event presents performances by Jennifer Sherburn and Katelena Hernandez Cowles among an estate overflowing with food and drink and the turntablism of DJ Gilfriend ATX. Also, a Yayoi Kusama-inspired mirror room, an art auction, an art market, and an exact-scale replica of the Belvedere Pavilion at Versailles on the gorgeous, eminently strollable property.
    Sat., April 14, 8pm. $250-350.  
    Private location divulged w/ ticket purchase
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