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  • Austin Archives Bazaar

    Join the Archivists of Central TX and discover the incredible archival collections in Austin! Speakers include the creators of the Two & Fro podcast and PBS series Strange Town. Photobooth, archival film, oral history booth, beers, and more! See all activities and full speaker lineup online.
    Sun., Oct. 28, 2-6pm  
    Saengerrunde Hall
  • 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
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    Funky Chicken Coop Tour

    Get your tickets ahead of time for this self-guided tour of some of our town's finest coops. You might walk away with some ideas on how to gussy up your own poultry abode.
    Sat., April 21, 10am-4pm. $10-12, kids under 12 free.  
    Homes around Austin
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    Sports

    UT Softball

    Vs. Texas Southern: Wed., April 25. $6-10.
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    Austin Forging Competition

    Get fired up for this daylong celebration of the art of blacksmithing featuring a selection of the country's best metalworkers. Watch them while they work, then peruse the pop-up market.
    Sat., April 21, 9am-6pm. $5-7.  
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    Austin Reggae Festival w/ Black Uhuru, Nattali Rize, Collie Buddz, Mighty Mystic

    This annual springtime sun splash now celebrates a quarter-century as Austin’s premier riddim-generating, dance-inducing, people-watching, Jah-praising, life-affirming extravaganza. Synced to 4/20, the festival guarantees requisite irie vibes, particularly this year’s strong and varied lineup of legends, up-and-coming youngbloods, and the best of Austin’s genre talent.: Only Bob Marley moved more reggae albums than Saturday headliners Black Uhuru. Lead by founding member Derrick “Duckie” Simpson and featuring long-time vocalist Andrew Bees, expect to hear anthems “Sinsemilla,” “Spongi Reggae,” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Aptly-named singer/producer Collie Buddz, who exploded on the scene a decade ago with “Mamacita,” wrecks the house on Saturday as well. Nattali Rize, Mighty Mystic, and Austin’s Hail Marley appear earlier in the day.: Throughout the weekend, locals DJ RJ and Jah Ray spin vinyl early and between sets. Festival sponsor the Flamingo Cantina also features many of the headliners in a more intimate setting on Sixth. And Reggae Fest again benefits the Central Texas Food Bank, so canned goods are encouraged.
    Sat., April 21, noon
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    Butterfly Festival

    The 20th annual Butterfly Fest offers a day of family-friendly entertainment with live music, concessions, games, exhibits, and the release of butterflies every 30 minutes. Admission is free, but donations are accepted, and games require ticket purchase.
    Sat., April 21, 9am-5pm. Free.  
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    Canceled: March for Science

    This year's march has been canceled due to weather concerns. Marchers unite to support a pro-science agenda. This year's theme is "Reclaiming Power."
    Sat., April 21, 10am-noon.. Free.  
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    Corduroi, Memory Keepers, Curved Light, Little Beards

    Electro stacking: Austin psycho-pop vets the Sour Notes spin off Memory Keepers, which bumps Moroder-esque disco with New Order instrumentation. Corduroi is Cody Wilson, who draws drum ’n’ bass connections into richly layered hybrids of dance music suggesting Aphex Twin influences. ATX’s Peter Tran audibles Curved Light by patching modular synths together to live visuals from Deirdre Smith. Dallas marrieds Little Beards bounce siren synth.
    Sat., April 21, 10pm
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Deep Inside x Double Scorpio With Octo Octa

    Hentaii and Mid^Heaven host of night of surreal and sublime beats honoring Double Scorpio. Octo Octa, Deep Creep, Dylan Reece, and Cap’n Tits will keep you on your feet and toes all night long. Visual installation by Mouthfeel and Julian Eternal.
    Sat., April 21, 10pm. $10.  
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    Exploded Drawing: Fusebox Festival

    Exploded Drawing eschews its typically homegrown lineup of beat dudes in teeming with Boss Babes for an all-female guest affair headlined by Brooklyn’s Anna Wise, who earned a Grammy in collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on “These Walls.” Bit-crushing R&B vocalist SassyBlack, textural composer Dot, jazz sampling Linafornia, trap-techno hybrid Vhvl, and San Antone’s FreshtillDef rep.
    Sat., April 21, 9:30pm
    Fusebox Warehouse, 1500 E. Fourth
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    KUTX presents Loma, Jess Williamson

    Loma synthesizes the Austin artistry of Shearwater frontman Jonathan Meiburg with Cross Record duo Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski. Fruition of a joint tour in 2016, the new assemblage weaves naturalistic, expansive sounds into dark folk compositions, ramping up the intensity on this year’s self-titled Sub Pop debut. Jess Williamson opens with a similarly local penchant for haunting softness, which bodes well for the upcoming and ethereal Cosmic Wink.
    Sat., April 21, 9pm
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    Dance

    Mirando Hacia Arriba [Looking Up]

    This new collaboration between Aurelio Planes, Chamacos Dance Company, and ProyectoTeatro uses Cuban contemporary dance to explore a new vision of the human experience, inspired by the apocalypse. Ah, that ol' apocalypse!
    April 20-22. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $10-20.  
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    Comedy

    Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest

    Oh, this? Yeah, it's, tbh, it's kind of a big deal. Because there's a panoply of nationally renowned comedians swarming over Downtown this weekend, taking stages and slaying audiences in those diverse styles that have so endeared them to stand-up aficionados everywhere. The Paramount on Congress is the epicenter for this multipartite takeover – see right here for our continuing coverage.
    April 18-21  
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    MotoGP at COTA

    Come see the world's best motorcycle racers zip around the COTA track! Kids 12 and under get in free with a ticketed adult.
    April 20-22. 3-day passes start at $99.
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    Out Youth Presents: Youth Prom 2018

    It's prom season and Out Youth is kicking it into overdrive for queer youth looking to shake it on the dance floor in a safe, fun, and glittery space.
    Sat., April 21, 6-10pm. Free.  
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    Record Store Day

    You should support your local record store every day, but on this special occasion there will be one of a kind offerings from artists and labels to entice you.
    Sat., April 21
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    Visual Arts

    Sixth Street Gallery: Soul of America

    "Some say the America of today is unexpected, surprising, and unforeseen; while others say they saw it coming long ago." In an effort to facilitate conversation on where America is today and where we're headed, Sixth Street Gallery has partnered with Artists 916 to present a show featuring art in a diverse range of styles and mediums, all exploring the theme.
    Through May 20
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Suspiria (1977)

    Newly Restored: Highly anticipated uncut 4K restoration of Argento's horror masterpiece.
    Sat., April 21, 7:30, 9:45  
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    Classical Music

    TEMP: Complaints Through the Ages

    The Texas Early Music Project's musical exploration of complaining brings an eclectic array of from Medieval times through the Baroque: Scottish ballads, French chansons, Dowland madrigals, selections from passionate Italians (Monteverdi, Carissimi, and Sances) and more, with lots of beauty, some sadness, and a few laughs. Bonus: Ryland Angel, countertenor.
    April 21-22. Sat., 7pm. Sun., 3pm. $5-30.  
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    The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest

    Twelve finalists, all 25 and under, mark year 12 of Texas Folklife’s accordion-palooza. Grand prizes in polka, Cajun/zydeco, and two conjunto categories distinguish prodigies from a statewide pool of Texans performing inside the rotunda of Congress Avenue’s other massive stone monolith. Your ear-to-ear grin will match the ivory smile of the squeezebox all afternoon, at this free fundraiser for the statewide nonprofit.
    Sat., April 21, 1pm
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    Theatre

    The Book of Mormon

    This nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Note: Contains explicit language. Explicit … ? Oh, right, the whole hilarious thing was dreamed up by South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker with Robert Lopez.
    April 17-22. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $30 and up.  
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    The Breeders, Post Pink

    Finally, the return of the Breeders in ideal form: the same lineup as 1993 grunge-pop essential Last Splash. The Ohio foursome’s new All Nerve, their fifth LP, proves equally crucial, with Kim Deal still toting her effortlessly cool and aloof vocals over frenetic bass lines and Nineties skuzz. All moodiness and bite, they fish pop hooks from a wiry tangle of off-kilter alt-rock.
    Sat., April 21, 8pm
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    Turkish Food & Craft Festival

    This fest provides an educational experience with food and art! Activities for the kids include puppet making, face painting, folk dancing, and games.
    Sat., April 21, 11am-7pm. Free.  
    Raindrop Foundation, 12400 Amherst
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    UIL Soccer Championships

    Class 5A & 6A Finals: Sat., April 21, 11am.
    $7, students; $12, adults; $30, all-tournament pass.
    Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex, 2275 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown
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    UT Football Orange & White Game

    This is a full day of UT Football celebration! Kickoff is at 6:30, but live music with the Nightowls starts at 3:40pm. Stop by the University Co-op for meet & greets with Colt McCoy and Malcolm Brown, beginning at 1pm.
    Sat., April 21. Free.  
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    "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Sat., April 21, 9:30pm
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    Nightlife & Parties

    4th Annual Drag Bar Crawl: Drag Around the World

    A bar crawl full of queen and fabulous lewks to raise some money for SAFE. Meet your fearless leaders Linda Kline and Kitty Angelou at Rain, then Sellers (10:30pm), OCH (11:30pm), and hit up Highland for afterhours.
    Sat., April 21, 9pm. $10.  
    Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth
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    Dance

    A Night in Rio

    In which Austin Samba serves up an electrifying evening of Brazilian drum and dance with more than 80 performers, a bright and kinetic spectacle exploring the culture of the world's famous Carnaval celebration in Rio de Janeiro.
    Sat., April 21, 2 & 7:30pm. $23-31.  
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    Abe the Assassin

    Sat., April 21, 3pm
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    Adventure Hunt

    Teams of 2-4 use the Adventure Hunt app to unlock clues and a real-life map leading to a buried treasure. A suggested starting point will be provided just before Hunt day, but you can start from home or wherever you want. You'll venture throughout Austin and the surrounding area. Compete for the big prize: a trip to Panama!
    Sat., April 21, 9am-3pm. $41-59 per team.  
    Austin and surrounding areas

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