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for Thu., April 11
  • Affordable Art Fair Austin

    Affordable Art Fair Austin will launch in May 2024, showcasing original contemporary artworks ranging between $100 to $10,000. Welcoming a whole host of local, national and international exhibitors, their spectacular first edition is set to be unmissable!
    May 16-19  
    Palmer Events Center
  • Austin Greek Festival

    Experience the spirit of Greece with delectable Greek food and drink, dancing, live entertainment from Greece, shopping, and more at this fun, family-friendly event. Opa!
    May 24-26  
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
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  • Community

    Civic Events

    City Council-Planning Commission Public Hearing on Land Development Code Changes

    If you want to hear what your neighbors have to say about big changes City Council has planned for building housing in Austin, head to City Hall at 9am for a public hearing on proposed changes to the city’s Land Development Code. Council will hold a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission to gather feedback on proposals related to what kind of housing can be built on land near Project Connect stations – aka, the massive, once-in-a-generation expansion of Austin’s public transit system – what kind of housing can be built near single-family homes, and more changes to a program known as Home Options for Middle-Income Empowerment (HOME), which Council originally authorized last year. The hearing is likely to draw dozens, if not hundreds, of speakers and is sure to last into the afternoon. – Austin Sanders
    Thu., April 11
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    Events

    City of Austin Career Expo

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Austin metro area has about a 3.7 employment rate – up from a solid 3 right around the holidays. That’s pretty good, but we can do better! If you’re in the job market, fire off a few copies of the ol’ resume, throw on some biz casual duds, and join the city for its lucky 13th annual job fair, promising presentations for job seekers and chances to meet face-to-face with over 100 employers from city and state departments, temp agencies, and lots more. Parking is free after 10:30am and the expo runs 11 to 4. – Kat McNevins
    Thu., April 11
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Into the Woods

    Who’s ready for a bedtime story? Because there’s nothing like Stephen Sondheim’s grand unification theory of the Brothers Grimm’s collection of German fairy tales. All your childhood folklore favorites become tangled up in the search for the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Underneath the toe-tappers and cunning one-liners, there’s a fable about the perils of getting what you wished for and not paying attention to what you have, a moral reiterated by a witch who’s not good, not nice; just right. – Richard Whittaker
    Through April 21
  • Food

    Food Events

    Live Fire! 2024

    The heat is on this spring with Texas’ top chefs lighting up their various cooking appliances to make a variety of eats. Event copy describes the menu as “scorching bites” and “blazing desserts,” which translates from PR speak to succulent carne asada, chicken thighs, and molcajete salsas from Dallas chef Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman; fired Neapolitan pizza pies by SATX chef Jason Dady; and local plate-lick-worthy dishes from chefs Laila Bazahm (El Raval), Krystal Craig and Ian Thurwachter (Poeta), Jakub Czyszczon (Garrison), Mike Diaz and Laura Sawicki (Oseyo), Todd Duplechan (Lenoir), and Nic Yanes (Murray’s Tavern). Plus tons, TONs more chefs creating hot eats to enjoy along with adult drinkables and live music. – James Scott
    Thu., April 11
  • Music

    Madeleine Leigh (single release), Grace Rowland, Creekbed Carter Hogan, Shane Cooley

    As her Ley Line bandmates continue with their own projects – Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez’s Her Mana; sister Lydia’s solo pop turn as Lyd Marie – bassist Madeleine Froncek preps her own upcoming LP, as it is, with her first single release. The album spins as a meditation on her mother’s death, and “Just Fine” sets the tone by winding through weary passing hours, grappling with the vertiginous sense of loss, and waiting for what comes next. Beautifully gentle and moving. Creekbed Carter Hogan supports with their stellar new eponymous LP, alongside the Deer’s Grace Rowland, and Shane Cooley. – Doug Freeman
    Thu., April 11, 8pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Romeo Y Juliet

    Wherefore art thou, bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic play about rivalry, young love, and sword fights? The romance is closer than you think: Writers KJ Sanchez and Karen Zacaría along with director Anna Skidis Vargas bring this timeless work into a new context, right on UT-Austin’s campus. The tale that pits Montague against Capulet settles in fair Alta, California, circa 1840. “Set in the limbo between Mexican rule and new statehood,” the event description reads, “this retelling shifts between English and Spanish, bringing new life to a well-loved tale of love, bloodshed, family and fate.” Now there’s an idea you won’t bite your thumb at. – James Scott
    Through April 14  
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