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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
  • 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
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    Barton Hill Farms Backyard Bash

    Family activities, face-painting, and backyard games, all set to the tune of live country & bluegrass music.
    Saturdays & Sundays in May. $9.95 presale; $14.95 at the gate.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Hot Luck

    The brainchild of barbecue maestro Aaron Franklin, Mohawk owner James Moody, and Feast Portland's Mike Thelin, this Austintatious gatherum of glory blends world-class culinary talent and live music into an extra-long, chef-driven weekend that celebrates fire, food, music, and camaraderie. "Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin' boots." Boy howdy – they ain't kidding: See here for more!
    May 24-27. Prices and locations vary.  
  • Music

    Hot Luck presents Iceage, Temple of Angels

    When someone says Iceage is cool, they mean Jim Morrison or River Phoenix cool, as in a looming sense of mystery that even Richard Hell and Iggy Pop aren’t immune to. Speaking with frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt over the phone, one quickly realizes they’re not cool. The Danish punk outfit consisting of Rønnenfelt, Johan Surrballe Wieth (guitar), Jakob Tvilling Pless (bass), and Dan Kjær Nielsen (drums), stoke that inscrutability with a magnetic hodge-podge of sleazy rock and moody jazz made urgent by Rønnenfelt’s existential lyrics.: “Through sheer practice or trial and error, fortunately, I discovered that [lyrics] were something that could really be fleshed out,” Rønnenfelt says. “Something I could have a great interest in.”: Latest album Beyondless proves Iceage’s most compelling yet. They introduce a cinematic hue to their DIY exterior. “Showtime” relates a performer offing himself over gaudy trumpets and “Pain Killer” features Sky Ferreira packaging a love story in dark rock, all while maintaining the uninhibited angst of their three previous studio LPs.: “We try to keep things a little mysterious to ourselves and not analyze too much what our band is and what our band can do. We just try to get led by that gift that comes to us and act upon whatever immediate impulse shows up in our collective minds.”: The quartet stops for barbecue in Austin before a world tour in November. Long commutes leave little room for sanity.: “We don’t always keep ourselves from going crazy,” admits the singer. “In the worst of moments, you just sort of have to hold on to whatever sanity you have left, remind yourself that it’s temporary.”: Read our fill interview with Elias Bender Rønnenfelt at austinchronicle.com/daily/music
    Sun., May 27, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Killer Girls

    Whoa, that American Berserk Theatre company, first bringing the world their dystopian blockbuster Subject to Control, then following it with For Time and Eternity (about that whole Joseph-Smith-and-the-Mormons thing), now presenting this pop horror revenge comedy – written and directed by Kaci Beeler – in which five female students on the Fruit Ninja Team of John Wilkes Booth University are invited to a tournament in #grabherbythepussy, Florida, and, ah, well, listen: Payback's a bitch. (A rabid, extremely bloodthirsty bitch, we might add.) Warning note: Gore effects, strobe lights, loud music, themes of high violence and sexual assault, possibly the lamentation of any MRA in the audience. Recommended? See what that Robert Faires has to say about it.
    Through May 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $20-25.  
    Hideout Studios, 2505 E. Sixth Ste. 3-C
  • Austin Film Festival
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse Wow!

    This bright spectacle from Glass Half Full Theatre bangs into existence with Indigo Rael as her alter ego Polly Mermaid, princess of the Pacific Garbage Patch, and Katy Taylor as Deborah Déguderè, the particle physicist who builds a tunnel through space and time. The show – a hero's journey with a feminine twist, a parable for the rights of all creatures big and small, a campy romp through particle theory – is replete with not-for-kiddies puppetry and an original score by Mother Falcon. Intrigued? Here's our full review of the show.
    Through June 9. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Austin Shakespeare transforms the Zilker Hillside Theater into the world of a classic Fifties sitcom to embody this production of the Bard's Falstaff-festooned comedy, featuring a fine cast directed by Ann Ciccolella and Gwendolyn Kelso. Pro tip: Bring you a blanket and pick-a-nick, citizen!
    Through May 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Free.
  • Music

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    Theatre

    Lucky Stiff

    Here's that musical comedy by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, in which an unassuming English shoe salesman inherits $6 million from an American uncle. But there's a catch: He has to take a vacation to Monte Carlo with his uncle’s embalmed body and convince folks that the man’s still alive. Michael McKelvey directs, and the cast is scary good.
    Through June 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $17-40.  
  • Music

    Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers

    “Hey Nineteen” meets “China Grove.”
    Sun., May 27, 7:30pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Great Escape (1963)

    Summer Classic Film Series: One of the all-time great action movies also features an all-star international cast. Steve McQueen is unforgettable as the "Cooler King" in the drama about an Allied prisoner escape from a Nazi POW camp.
    Sun., May 27, 4:00  
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