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  • ABC Kite Fest

    ABC Kite Fest is back! The beloved Austin festival returns for its 96th edition! Austinites and their families will be able to enjoy fun, all-ages activities at this year’s festival, including special activity areas for children and pets, children’s concert series MossFest and the Kite Contest and Showcase.
    Sun. Apr. 14, 10am-5pm  
    Zilker Park
  • 2nd Annual Onewheel Festival

    Hey there, fellow riders! Are you ready to experience an ultimate Onewheel extravaganza? Well, you're in luck because the Biggest Onewheel Camping Music Food Truck Festival in Texas is here to blow your mind! Get ready for an epic week filled with thrilling Onewheel adventures, delicious food, awesome tunes, and the coolest Onewheel camping experience you've ever had.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Austin, Texas
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  • Music

    Aterciopelados, Superfónicos [outside]

    Swimming in a sea of Latinismo during the now annual Besame Mucho festival at Circuit of the Americas in February, I fired off a telepathic salvo to Aterciopelados. Enanitos Verdes spanned decades of alt-roc, Molotov bounced decades of rap-roc, and Cafe Tacuba pulsed decades of roc en español. Yet where were Julieta Venegas, Juana Molina, and Ely Guerra? Argentina’s answer to Stereolab finally beams principals Andrea Echeverri y Héctor Buitrago back here. Pandemic mitigation Tropiplop preserves Echeverri’s androgynous intonation, an inscrutable tenor blipping with feminine quips – never artificial or anything other than intrinsic. Colombian brass mob Superfónicos opens, so gracias a Dios Mohawk’s got no roof. – Raoul Hernandez
    Sat., April 13, 8pm  
  • Music

    ATX Queer Music Fest w/ Calmer Seas, Thelonious Love, Lavender Scare, LonersClub, Female Gallery, MVVN, Stephy Lee, Montana Sand, Telefaz

    Launched in 2022 by drummer and Technicolor Booking lead Genesis Vasquez, ATX Queer Music Fest returns with continuously impressive genre diversity. At this week’s free showcase, offerings include Thelonious Love, who spits cheeky bars about petty exes and his unmatched grind over bouncy bass; MVVN, whose breezy indie-pop recalls Aughts-era dance rock; and Vasquez’s own Female Gallery, pairing classic post-punk basslines with psychedelic guitar riffs. Bluegrass picker Montana Sand, Puerto Rican rapper Stephy Lee, alt-soul quintet Telefaze, plus Lavender Scare, Tommietee, and Calmer Seas, round out the bill. Taste – err, hear – the rainbow. – Carys Anderson
    Sat., April 13, 7pm. Free.
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Born With Teeth

    The worst myth about William Shakespeare was that he was a unique genius who penned his greatest plays and sonnets in pristine isolation in his home in Stratford-upon-Avon. Lizzy Duffy Adams’ scathing comedy gets to the reality: that he was a jobbing playwright, a controversial upstart crow in Elizabethan London’s vibrant, tumultuous theatre scene. A long day with his contemporary, the radical Christopher Marlowe, becomes an examination of collaboration, influence, politics, desire, and the wild energy of life behind the stage. Austin Playhouse’s production runs Thursday-Sunday through April 28. – Richard Whittaker
    Thursday-Sunday, April 5-28
  • Music

    Cattle Country Music Festival Day 2 w/ Breland, Randy Rogers Band, Tanya Tucker, Colbie Caillat, the War & Treaty; Whiskey Myers, Kaleo, Southall, William Beckmann; Cameron Sacky, Tyler Braden, the Weathered Souls, Coleman Jennings, Derek Austin

    The Boot ranch outside of Gonzales kicks off its first Cattle Country Music Festival with a stacked lineup anchored by Texas stars. Koe Wetzel leads Friday with his country and alternative rock blend, setting up a Saturday with new Country Music HOFer Tanya Tucker preambling red-dirt superstars Whiskey Myers and the Randy Rogers Band. Sunday aptly delivers Eric Church, along with Austin’s Yellowstone breakout Shane Smith & the Saints. The downcard runs deep though, including Colbie Caillat, the War & Treaty, and William Beckmann (Saturday) plus William Clark Green, Hailey Whitters, and Tanner Usrey (Sunday). Come and take it. – Doug Freeman
    Sat., April 13, 11am  
    The Boot Ranch, Gonzales
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Creating Encuentros: Changarrito 2012–2024

    Traveling in Mexico, you frequently encounter changarritos – portable food carts or tienditas run by hardworking entrepreneurs. The carts usually operate outside of any formal regulation and, in that way, mirror the resilience and creativity of Mexican culture. In 2005, artist Máximo González appropriated the concept of the changarrito as a way for artists to take their work directly to the people. The idea came to Austin’s venerable Mexic-Arte Museum in 2012, with dozens of artists displaying art and interacting with the public outside the Downtown gallery. The concept is back and will run through August. – Brant Bingamon
    Through August 25
  • Community

    Sports

    Cyr Wheel: Basics of Spin

    It’s time to spin right ’round, baby, right ’round, with this two-day Sky Candy workshop. Join in to learn the ups, downs, and every-which-ways of the cyr wheel. Ever wanted to feel like a human top? Or pictured yourself spinning around in a giant hula hoop? Make it a reality with expert instruction from aerial expert Jamiza Dar. Registration requires height disclosures, since provided wheels work best for those 4’11” to 5’10”. Join in for a truly 360 athletic experience. – Cat McCarrey
    Fri.-Sat., April 12-13
  • Community

    Events

    Future Front at Squirrel Fest

    Pease Park’s annual celebration of spring returns courtesy of Pease Park Conservancy and the cool folks of Future Front. Indeed, the artist-focused community org will present several open-sky all-ages creative workshops – and all for free. Work with artist Tanya Zal on making clay mushrooms; create seed balls with “drag fairy” Gothess Jasmine; paint nature pieces with artist Kayla Kennedy; make friendship bracelets; and join Where’d the Wild Things Go for Austin bird bingo. Plus: family-friendly DJ sets by locals SuperMcN4sty and Knstalgia, yoga, puppet shows, and face painting, followed by a screening of DreamWorks’ Trolls. No need to be squirrelly when you’ve got so many fun fest activities to do. – James Scott & Madeline Duncan
    Sat., April 13
  • Community

    Events

    Handmade Films Series

    George Harrison wasn’t just a musician: He was also an enormous film fan, so much so that he established one of the most exciting, innovative, devious, and artistically diverse British film studios of the 1980s. Join Austin writer Kristen O’Brien, daughter of co-founder Denis O’Brien, for a weekend of four of the studio’s best: crime classics Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, twisted kids’ delight Time Bandits, and wicked sex comedy The Missionary. – Richard Whittaker
    April 12-15
  • 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
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Jen Garrido: Shapes That Listen

    As a glasses-wearer, my vision unobstructed by assistive frames reveals a world of shapes – formless, edgeless, but colorful wonders nonetheless. Take a glance at Jen Garrido’s work, and you’ll feel as though your glasses have fallen away, too. The artist’s process, as she puts it, is “a delicate balance of choice and process.” She gravitates toward shapes that “tangle, overlap, sit, lean and lay” as a vessel for personal narratives and internal dialogues. While first looks may reveal only color and texture, Garrido’s paintings invite projection – so project your meanings any Tuesday-Sunday before the show’s April 28 end date. – James Scott
    Through April 28
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    KB Brookins: Freedom House

    Before it was an exhibition, Freedom House was a workshop KB Brookins ran based around the question “What would it look like if art was an integral part of our social justice, our movement work?” as they say in a December 2022 Chronicle interview. They’ve since developed the idea into a poetry book of the same name, and now bring an even more physicalized concept to the Prizer gallery space. This multimedia installation is “equipped with poems, film, furniture, and collages that simulate what freedom – embodied in everyone’s most delicate and personal place – looks, feels, and sounds like.” This house has many rooms to explore, so it’s a good thing you’ll have until May 11 to walk through them all. – James Scott
    Sat., April 13
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Molly Sydnor’s “After the Rain Part I”

    A piece of Dallas artist Molly Sydnor lives in Austin this spring thanks to “After the Rain Part I,” a Big Medium pop-up exhibition of bright textiles. Like a touchable rainbow, the multicolor weavings run ceiling-to-floor in a tiny room of the arts organization’s South Congress Avenue gallery space. The claustrophobic container may “evoke anxiety,” the artist notes, but for Sydnor, the act of weaving is a meditative process. Catch the display from 7 to 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or weekends from 11am to 4pm. – Carys Anderson
    Through May 12
  • Music

    Ninth anniversary Day 2 w/ Butter & Jam, Chief Cleopatra, the Cuckoos, the Tiarras, Dayeater

    Zilker Brewing Co. celebrates nine years of busting barley with jam-packed festivities including local eats and a near-endless array of ales. Twangy country collective the Lonesome Heroes will put a Southern spin on Friday’s festivities with their honky-tonk ballads. Saturday expects a slew of live talent including psychedelic threepiece DAYEATER, vibrant genre-fusing sisters the Tiarras, and New Age art-rockers the Cuckoos. Soul-rock wordsmith Chief Cleopatra joins the lineup, along with the funk-fueled sonic improv deconstructions of Butter & Jam. Spend Sunday with the family and your choice of activities including arcade games, face painting, and balloon art. – Miranda Garza
    Sat., April 13, 11am
  • Community

    Events

    Open Preserve Weekend

    Feel like getting out in nature and enjoying spring before it turns into an unbearably hot summer? Just about an hour away lies 1,200 acres of ecologically sensitive land packed to the brim with gorgeous scenery and protected wildlife, and the Hill Country Conservancy invites you to come explore on this open weekend. They’ll have some reps on hand to answer questions, but this will be a self-guided experience you can do at your own pace over a couple of hours, and entry times will be staggered to ensure a peaceful experience for one and all. – Kat McNevins
    Sat.-Sun., April 13-14  
    Pecan Springs Karst Preserve, CR 232, Jarrell
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Overheard on a Train

    All aboard for a theatrical adventure with the latest innovative journey from the experimental geniuses of Cheerful Secrets. This time, the audience is the cast: As you board the train, you’ll be handed your script, and you and three friends will be playing the parts of either the band or the bachelorette party. Intermission is at Black Star Co-op at Crestview before you board the train and return Downtown for the second act. Read more online. – Richard Whittaker
    Saturdays through May 25
    Red Line Downtown Station
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Puro Pinche 956

    Venus Rising and Bobby Pudrido bring back their celebration of area code 956 with a whole new cast: Arinna Dior Heys, Edra Valencia, Saruh Tea, Ryan, Notre Dom, Danny Blast, and Booboo. Plus: DJ La Morena spins.
    Sat., April 13
  • 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  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Slow Fashion Festival

    April is really her month: Ms. Mother Earth, honored at this sustainable-style-focused fest created by eco-conscious mag SUSTAIN founder/Editor-in-Chief Reza Cristián, multidisciplinary artist & curator Leah Bury, and artists/Mutiny Market pop-up-trepreneurs Mikaela Friedman and Courtney Keville. These sustainability sirens bring to life a spring fashion show full of slow-fashion designers: UglyFlex, Faire Sauvage, Dear Ivy, YvieStyleIt, and many more. Maybe you caught the preview at South by Southwest, but nothing beats the full show. Isn’t that what Mother would want? – James Scott
    Sat., April 13
  • Music

    Texas Community Music Festival Day 2 w/ Blue Vibe ft. Timeca Seretti, Amboss Polka Band, Austin Jazz Band, ACC Jazz Ensemble I, Armadillo Swing Band, Hill Country Community Band of Wimberley, Violet Crown Flute Choir, Austin Civic Wind Ensemble

    More than a simple weekend fest, this smorgasbord of live ensembles lays out your April calendar with 10 days of free, family-friendly music at one beloved Austin patio: outside the Central Market on North Lamar. Presented by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble since 2006, this event’s ethos is all in the no-stone-unturned names: Try Armadillo Swing Band, ACC Jazz Ensemble I, Girl Scout Harp Ensemble, Austin Banjo Club, Kat’s Porch Jam, the Skylarks, or Blowcomotion. Friday kicks off the 17th edition with a night of Austin blues under singer-songwriter Woot Talley’s band and the horn-fueled Rhythm Congress. – Rachel Rascoe
    Sat., April 13, 10:15am. Free.
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body

    Black cultural studies scholar Lisa B. Thompson’s “theatrical love letter to Black women and girls” premieres to a sold-out crowd this Friday at the Vortex. The choreopoem – which incorporates music, movement, and design, and culminates in an audience dance party – is “about embracing the ‘soft life’ for Black women, whose labor and dedication has sustained people, communities, and institutions,” says Thompson, who conceived of the idea during her 2021 MacDowell artist residency. The show was subsequently developed during a 2023-24 Texas Performing Arts and Fusebox residency, and includes songs co-written with composers Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. and Vince Anthony, as well as collaborations with choreographer Sadé M. Jones. The show runs Thu.-Sun. through May 4, and tickets are selling fast! – Lina Fisher
    Thu.-Sun through May 4  
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