Totally Cool Totally Art has fun programs in short film, painting/drawing, sculpture, and digital art taking place at eight recreation centers around town, and it's all free! Register soon; spots are limited.
Sessions run Feb. 7-March 10 and March 20-26. Free.
Enjoy an afternoon in the Enchanted Pig Forest for a concert benefiting Central Texas Pig Rescue. Learn more about the nonprofit org, snack on cupcakes from Zucchini Kill, and snuggle with pigs, donkeys, goats, and cats.
After the pandemic led to its cancellation in 2020 and online-only edition in 2021, SXSW is back, baby! It's impossible to be bored during the fest that brings in musicians, films, tech experts, innovators, and much more from around the globe, but it can be intimidating because so much is going on. Check out our handy guides in the print issue and ongoing coverage online at austinchronicle.com/sxsw.
The Spanish surrealist painter illustrated the cookbook Gala’s Dinners in 1973 that included 136 recipes by French chefs. This traveling exhibit features 12 lithographs that were released in conjunction with the book and are some of his most unique experimental prints.
The Austin Humane Society and Roger Beasley Mazda are teaming up to celebrate two major milestones with their annual raffle: AHS will celebrate its 70th anniversary, and RBM will celebrate its 50th anniversary, so they’re “Wheelin’ in the Years” and raffling off a beautiful Mazda 2021 MX-5 Miata Grand Touring convertible. Each ticket purchase provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home. Raffle ticket purchases must be made by a Texas resident over 18.
Drawing held Sat., April 9, noon. $20 each or three for $50.
Alamo Austin Air Conditioning & Heating is raising awareness about animals in need with a special contest. All you have to do is vote online for your favorite shelter, and everyone wins something. The contestants are PAWS Shelter, Austin Pets Alive!, and Austin Humane Society. You can vote once a day.
Patrons get to decide which of 16 popular restaurants make the best margarita in Port A. Contestants are eliminated with weekly tabulations of online voting until the winner is decided on the final day.
Love-A-Bull will on hand with several dog-friendly vendors for a donation drive and market. Donations get you entry into a raffle for a brew day, where the winner will create a recipe, brew a batch, and have their beer featured on the tap wall for a limited time. Get a pint glass with a $10 donation, and Beerburg will also be donating a dollar from each pint to Love-A-Bull for the first hour.