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for Sat., March 9
  • Texas Hill Country Peach Season is Here!

    Nothing is as tasty as a Texas Hill Country Peach! Peach season is here, so make plans to visit. Peaches in Fredericksburg and Stonewall taste fresh and delicious! Peaches are grown on soils with lots of minerals making the flavor content more complex. Visit the website for a list of peach stands and a map.
    All Summer  
    Fredericksburg and Stonewall
  • Fright Gallery 5

    Join Blood Over Texas for Fright Gallery 5, the biggest and longest running art gallery dead-icated to showcasing local dark/horror artists. The event also features live DJ sets, live art, special art showcase "The Void" and a seance photo op. 18+ (for content). $15.
    Sun. June 29, 5pm-10pm  
    Ben Hur Shriners' Ballroom
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Fantastic Planet with Live Score (1973)

    If you’ve never seen Fantastic Planet, the feature-length French/Czechoslovakian sci-fi film from 1973, the first animated movie to be rated PG in the USA, now’s the perfect opportunity to blow your alien-loving mind via a cinema classic. This screening from Rocket Cinema will take place among the appropriately otherworldly artifacts that tower over and dwell within the Eastside’s Dimension Sculpture Park, with the freaky film’s full-color narrative given a live soundtrack by Austin’s own VOIDRIFTER with Brother Lit. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Sat., March 9
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      Rodeo Austin

      You thought SXSW was the only days-long party in town promising loud music and smelly animals? Then this must be your first rodeo! OK, this one’s slightly more wholesome: Activities include a stock show, pro rodeo, petting zoo, pig races, carnival rides, and your favorite fareground vittles, plus a fresh headliner every day, including Lukas Nelson, Los Huracanes del Norte, Wynonna Judd, and Flatland Cavalry. Too wholesome? Pull on your finest shitkickers and hit the dance hall; there’s a full bar and, Rodeo Austin teases, a “chance to dance with a real cowboy.” Runs through March 23. – Kimberley Jones
      Through March 23
    • Arts

      Comedy

      This Is Your Sign: Pisces Night

      Rihanna. Justin Bieber. Managing Editor James Renovitch. Yes, these are a few of the standout Pisces we all know and think highly of. But how can one truly explore the depths this fishy sign plumbs? For starters, you might check out comedian Jenn Rosario’s astrology-themed show focused on these mutable marvels. Featuring an all-Pisces lineup, every zodiac sign will be bustin’ a gut at sensational sets by local comics like Holly Hart, Natalie O’Sullivan Hamilton, Syd Goin, and Chris Hills. And there’ll be music by Anna Grace and Neil Dorsey! Why even shoot for the moon when you can vibe with all these stars? – James Scott
      Sat., March 9
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      Arts & Parks Tour

      Downtown Austin Alliance and Ride Bikes Austin turn a spotlight on the city’s fine cultural offerings with a bike tour to view and hear about murals and installations, with entertainment from the Foxtones and DJ Kay Cali bookending the four-hour tour. For transport: BYOB(icycle) or other wheels, rent a discounted Bird scooter or MetroBike, check out rental options from local businesses, or request a pedicab if you require mobility accommodations. At 10:30am on tour day, grab a snack at the farmers’ market at Republic Square, pick up some swag, and set off to learn all about local outdoor art. – Kat McNevins
      Sat., March 9
      Downtown Austin
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      BIPOC Pop 2024

      After two years creating a space for “making and strengthening community and creative critical action today and tomorrow in the comics, gaming, animation, and multimedia storytelling arts,” Austin’s very own symposium for comic fans of color returns for three days. Explore topics like reinterpreting historical media, current Black comics as interpreted by Black scholars, and “Why Are All the Cowboys White?” All this, and workshops, animation screenings, and plenty of networking opportunities to meet other folks in the graphic narrative field. – James Scott
      March 7-9
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      Chupie’s No Meows Given Party

      If you follow Chupie the Chupacabra’s Instagram, this meet & greet is already in your datebook, and if you don’t, put this paper down and give the little nugget a follow, why dontcha. This cat is something else: looks exactly like a chupacabra, horks down tacos and fries like nobody’s business, vibes tough as nails in a denim jacket, and has an absolutely DGAM attitude. Get away from the SXSW hubbub and swing by the always chic Kitty’s to meet Chupie, offer a french fry, and throw some dollars in for Austin Pets Alive! – Kat McNevins
      Sat., March 9
    • Food

      Food Events

      First Annual Pinvitational Cask Beer Fest

      In Austin, March begins a festival season that lasts all the way until Feb. 28 of the following year, so everyone should be thrilled to hear that a brand-new beer hoedown is setting up camp right at the cusp of this year’s SXSW blowout: the Pinvitational Cask Fest. The mini-festival will feature 34 powerhouse beermakers from around the city, state, and country bringing their own proprietary versions of cask-conditioned ales and lagers that are unfiltered, unpasteurized, and hand-pumped from beer vessels called pins (5.4 gallons) and firkins (10.8 gallons). No door sales, so hit Hold Out’s website to buy your tickets early. – Eric Puga
      Sat., March 9
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      Free Headshots

      Heading to SXSW? Spruce up your professional portfolio with a new headshot, courtesy of Precision Camera & Video and Canon. Photographers will set up shop at the Convention Center from 9am to 4pm March 10-13. The first three days are exclusive to festival badge holders, but admission is free to the public on the final day. Organizers also promise an “immersive hands-on experience with Canon’s Cinema Line,” if you’re into that kind of thing. – Carys Anderson
      March 10-13. Learn More.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Gary James McQueen

      If you caught the 2018 doc McQueen, about the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, then you’re already familiar with the talents of his nephew and protégé Gary James McQueen, who was responsible for the stunning, under-the-skin skull sculptures featured in the opening credits. Those skulls, as represented via 3D lenticular artworks, form the basis of the Gary James McQueen exhibit – his first stateside – now running at West Chelsea Contemporary through March 24. – Kimberley Jones
      Thursdays-Sundays. Through March 24
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Horror Hangs With Raven Noxx

      “Your friendly neighborhood tattooed goddess” hosts this interactive horror movie watch party during her b-day month. Enjoy the wild were-antics of Van Helsing plussed up by special call-outs, themed drinks, popcorn, a costume contest, and vendors Kitty Titties, Plastic Dracula, J. Marie Tarot, Hannah Goheen, and JP and DM Creations.
      Sat., March 9
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      Mother Hubbard Fight

      What comes to mind first when seeing “Mother Hubbard Fight” might have to do with the nursery rhyme starring the lady with bare cupboards whose dog may have faked his death. But this time, it’s referring to a special program at the historic farm in honor of International Women’s Day, highlighting 1800s protests over the Mother Hubbard style of dress that had baseball players wearing frocks. There’ll also be a display of antique bicycles and a performance of the bata de cola from local flamenco studio Flamencura to complement the history lesson. – Kat McNevins
      Sat., March 9
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      Pflugerville Pet Pfest

      Since 2016, P-ville has been honoring the mighty pet with a spring break fest dedicated to the creatures that enlighten our lives, from guinea pigs to alpacas. Purr-fect for the whole family, including well-behaved four-legged friends, the party from 2-4pm offers some adoptable animals as well. Guests include House Rabbit Resource Network, Austin Pug Rescue, Luck & Legends Saint Bernard Rescue, and more, with Miss Poppy the Clown bringing entertainment and Peeka Ranch Alpacas offering a “peek-a” some special alpaca friends. – Kat McNevins
      Sat., March 9
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      Sip & Paint at Art in ATX: Babe’s Market

      Here’s a fun make-it-yourself opportunity: painting your very own terra cotta planters. Join the Gallery ATX and Babe ATX in the crafting tent for their artisan market, Sip and Paint. Ticket purchasers ($20, yo) get a white terra cotta pot, brushes, and a palette of paints with a range of colors to choose from. You may, as you realize that painting a planter is challenging, sip sedatives (in the form of beer) or stimulants (coffee) and jam to the nu funk/tropical house of DJ Dámino. Local businesses will be on hand to offer baked goods, jewelry, paintings, and more. – Brant Bingamon
      Sat., March 9  
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