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for Fri., March 31
  • Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    The 2023 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is arriving! This 48th annual vibrant and immersive fine art and music festival has stood the test of time as Austin’s premier destination for high quality art, live music, and artisan gifts for the holiday season. Complete details and ticket info available online.
    Dec. 15-23  
    Palmer Events Center
  • Western Wonderland

    The City of Dripping Springs is bringing the sparkle this holiday season! Western Wonderland consists of an ice rink, holiday trail of lights, and weekend holiday markets. They will also be hosting special events and appreciation days throughout the month. Complete details, including hours, ticket sales, and an event calendar are available online.
    Dec. 8 - Jan. 7  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
  • Music

    Arya [inside]

    Arya’s relationship with music mirrors the winding path she took from Belgrade to Austin, where she began her career in 2019. Away from the constraints of collegiate culture shock and loneliness, the singer-songwriter’s artistic prowess finally expanded. “Something in me flipped, I was ready to come out of my shell and my life changed 180 [degrees],” the naturalized Texan says.: While Arya boasts a classical piano childhood and a jazz degree from Texas State, the storyteller channels somber pop-R&B in uncovering her life’s lies and epiphanies. In her latest single, “i’d rather lose you,” the Icarus incarnate scorches her wings against lingering curiosity, flying above feathery keys, strings, and pulsating trap beats. Vulnerable tracks like “Bed” relay raw depictions of depression that resonate with listeners, mumbling, “It’s the end of the world and I’m laughing.”: “I’m just pouring my heart out to everyone – friends, family, strangers,” declares Arya, adding that her courage grew as she shared more of her worldview. Now, the Serbian songbird embarks on a brighter journey of self-healing. Her first headline indoors at Stubb’s, with $10 admission or free entry for ticket holders from Weyes Blood’s sold-out outside show, will mark her largest performance to date, including choreography, a full band, and songs from her upcoming EP. Due later this year, the project will chronicle the nuanced stages and outcomes of a relationship.: “It still has that darkness because it was written at a time where that’s how I was feeling,” explains Arya. “But it has this newly found power as well.”
    Fri., March 31, 10:30pm  
  • Community


    Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

    The 95th running of the Texas Relays brings thousands of athletes and spectators to Austin for four days of track and field events. Fans can attend free on Wednesday and Thursday, but tickets are required Friday and Saturday. Attendees, please note the stadium has a clear bag policy.
    Wed.-Sat., March 29-April 1. $25-40, all-meet tickets; $18-28 for Fri. & Sat. meets.  
  • Community



    This big band bonanza is a nonprofit community festival bringing dozens of artists to perform in public spaces, dissolving the line between crowd and performers. Find them at Central Machine Works Friday, Mueller Lake Park Saturday, and Pan Am Park Sunday. Get more lineup details in our Music listings.
    March 31-April 2. Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., noon-7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free.  
    Central Machine Works, 4824 E. Cesar Chavez; Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd.; Pan Am Park, 2100 E. Third
  • Arts


    A Hair Can Split the Difference

    BLiPSWiTCH presents their seventh original evening-length work, a performance that situates itself and the audience within the realm of feminine agency. 13 dancers will visualize themes of strength, self-actualization, and unapologetic fallibility that mirror the work of equine-facilitated physiotherapist Linda Kohanov. Through mythological and historical representations of the horse and the feminine, this work indulges in the analogy of these two species moving through the world. Original score performed live by Cajun artist Kelli Jones and Austin musicians Josh Kavanaugh and Zack Wiggs.
    Wed.-Sun., March 29-April 2, 7pm. $25 and up.  
  • Arts


    Ain’t Too Proud

    This new Broadway musical follows the Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, showing how their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies earned them an amazing 42 Top 10 hits (with 14 reaching No. 1). Yeah, you know those hits. Come hear them now, spectacularly!
    Through April 2. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $30 and up.  
  • Arts


    Ballet Austin: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

    Illuminated through the powerful story of Holocaust survivor Naomi Warren (1920-2016), Stephen Mills’ Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project takes the audience on a journey that shares Naomi’s story, told through the lens of dance, a contemporary ballet that follows her path from rich culture and traditions to utter dehumanization.
    March 31-April 2. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. Free.  
  • Arts


    Cirque Vida: Roaring 20s

    The provocative Cirque Vida – replete with aerialists, contortionists, acrobats, and character performers – has teamed up with the Fierce Whiskers Distillery to bring you a debaucherous, 1920s-style night of cocktails, breathtaking performances, vendors, costume contests, and a ragtime swing band.
    Fri., March 31, 8:30pm. $55.  
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Conspirare: The Muse Speaks

    Featuring the voices of Conspirare, with Sandy Yamamoto (violin), Daniel Kopp (cello), and Carla McElhaney performing works of unity and belonging – including Alex Berko's "Sacred Place," an ecological service inspired: by traditional Jewish mourning rituals.
    March 31-April 1. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 4pm. $30-75.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Inherent Vice (2014)

    Big Screen Classics: PTA adapts Thomas Pynchon's mystery novel in his unique style, with a solid ensemble cast, stunning visuals, and sprawling, interwoven storylines.
    Fri., March 31, 6:15pm  
  • Music

    JER, Bad Operation, Joystick

    This New Orleans new tone quintet is anything but your daddy’s ska band. Coining the genre’s most recent revival, Bad Operation rides each referential wave into its own tide of politically focused, distortion-free grooves. On their 2020 self-titled debut, the band effortlessly overcomes the nostalgia pigeonhole in 25 minutes. Opener “Perilous” calmly plunges into feelings of impending doom with laid-back upstrokes and Dominic Minix’s silky blues vocals, while “Peachy” riffs on the contradictions of late-stage capitalism. Fellow New Orleanians Joystick! open the dance floor, and Skatune Network creator Jeremy Hunter headlines as JER.
    Fri., March 31, 8:30pm  
  • Arts


    Lysistrata Comedy Festival

    The Lysistrata Comedy Festival is a four-day women's comedy festival, featuring stand-up, improv, sketch, short films, and more. Join the hardworkin' ColdTowne crew to celebrate women and the power of their collective work, as these laughalicious ladies take over Austin for four days of nonstop comedy.
    March 30-April 2. $25-150.  
  • Arts


    Mark Greaney: Burner

    The author of the New York Times-bestselling Gray Man series presents his latest thriller, Burner. Bonus: local author Don Bentley will be there, too.
    Fri., March 31, 6:30pm
  • Arts


    Metamorphosis Dance: The Red Shoes

    Metamorphosis Dance premieres an original story ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic.
    March 31-April 1. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $15-35.  
  • Music

    Rodney Whitaker (9:30, 7:30)

    In the Eighties, Detroit-born bassist Rodney Whitaker started as a first-call side musician for the likes of Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, and Mark Whitfield before joining the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and becoming a leader in his own right with 1996’s Children of the Light. He’s since built a career as an educator, directing Michigan State’s highly decorated Jazz Studies program. Fortunately he hasn’t stopped as a performer and recording artist, as last year’s Oasis (The Music of Greg Hill) attests.
    Fri., March 31  
  • Community


    Round Rock Express

    The Minor League Baseball team is back! Opening weekend vs. Albuquerque will include fireworks and cap and jersey giveaways, and Sunday is for the kids with pre- and postgame activities like train rides and running the bases.
    March 31-April 2. Fri.-Sat., 7:05pm; Sun., 1:05pm  
  • Music

    Speaker Bump Social w/ Scuare, Dub Equis, Ben Buck, Moose Harris, live rap cypher

    Ben Buck’s Speaker Bump promotion punctuates another month at the Hole with Dub Equis, Scuare, Louisiana native Moose Harris, and a live rap cypher.
    Fri., March 31, 9pm. $10 cover.
  • Community


    Texas Stars

    Vs. San Jose Barracuda.
    Fri.-Sat., March 31-April 1, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    UT School of Information: Algorithmic Assemblages: Do Machines Dream of Art?

    This exhibition by Sylvia Morales and Holland Hopson features an algorithm-generated stream of artistic combinations based on randomized descriptions from the United States Library of Congress Subjects Index.
    Closing reception: Thu., April 13, 12:30-1:30pm
    1616 Guadalupe
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