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  • National Taco Championships: Austin

    Journey through a Taco-Tastic event of epic portions featuring 35+ Taco Makers battling it out for the $10,000 prize fund. Eat your way through $3 tacos around the festival, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating contest, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Day of the Dead Wedding, a boutique Tequila Expo with 100+ tequilas to sample, VIP experiences, and more!
    Sat. Mar. 30, 11am-6pm  
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  • HONK!TX 2019 Festival of Community Street Bands

    HONK!TX is a free three-day festival that features over 30 street and brass bands from around the country, performing in public spaces around Austin, Texas. This family-friendly event will take place in Mueller Lake Park, Friday evening March 29th; Adam Hemphill Park all day Saturday, March 30th; and will conclude with a concert in Pan Am Park Sunday afternoon March 31st.
    Mueller Lake Park
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  • Music

    Deann Wheeler, Travis Meadows, David Grissom (6:00)

    Travis Meadows bottomed out in 2010. The Mississippi native had accumulated a lifetime of struggle: an orphan who, as a child, lost his brother to drowning and his leg to cancer; a missionary who’d traded the bible for the bottle; a songwriter eaten up by Nashville and his own addictions.: “The short version is that I just gave up,” admits Meadows. “I’d been in rehab four times, and jail a couple of times. I was spiraling and didn’t know how to get out. I had every kind of crisis you could have: a midlife crisis, a marriage crisis, a crisis of faith, a career crisis. Then I made Killin’ Uncle Buzzy, which was accidental.”: Therapy as he fought for sobriety and never meant for release, the songs on the 2011 LP tumbled raw honesty in Meadows’ roughened voice. Their brutal grace in the fall and reach for redemption made their author a favorite for country superstars including Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, and Eric Church. Last year’s exceptional follow-up, First Cigarette, presented Meadows on sturdier ground.: “When people started calling and asking me to play these songs, I thought they were kidding,” he says. “It was almost impossible. I still have great insecurities, but life is so strange and complicated and beautiful. It’s just perfect.”
    Tue., Sept. 25
  • Music

    Nick Lowe's Quality Rock & Roll Review Starring Los Straitjackets, Jimmie Vaughan Trio

    From proto-punk to pub rocker, Lowe’s long career arc as songwriter, performer, and producer defies expectation. Fresh off their rockabilly-leaning Tokyo Bay EP, Nashville instrumentalists Los Straitjackets back Lowe for this two-night “Quality Rock & Roll Revue.” Expect curveballs amid must-plays like “Cruel to Be Kind.” Jimmie Vaughan and Mike Flanigin’s Hammond B-3-seasoned blues open.
    Tue., Sept. 25, 8pm
  • Food

    Food Events

    parkside Chef's Table: Austin Women in Culinary

    Cocktails start off this all-female-chef curated dinner at parkside, featuring five courses with passed appetizers and wines to complement the dishes. Each chef – Jennifer Nguyen, Juliann Stoddart, Jo Chan, Lindsay Flagg, Bonnie Savage, Natalie Gazaui, Sarah Heard, Abby Love, and Kendall Antonelli – has created a dish inspired by a strong woman in their life. And Emily Beyda tells you more about it right here.
    Tue., Sept. 25, 7pm. $85.  
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Quiz For a Cause

    A mega fundraiser for AIDS Services of Austin brought to you by a crazy trivia night with SXSW and Geeks Who Drink. Prizes, safer sex info, and more – like voter registration on site – oh my my.
    Tue., Sept. 25, 7-9pm. $5 suggested donation.  
  • Arts

    Books

    Sara Gran: The Infinite Blacktop

    The popular author returns with her latest in the Claire DeWitt series, following the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest detective” through three separate narratives. And she'll be talking about it tonight with Jeff Abbott – a fellow who, y'might say, knows a thing or two about how to construct a thriller.
    Tue., Sept. 25, 7pm
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