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    Total DOMination Rodeo

    When you consider both entertainment forms, there’s very little separating drag from wrestling. I mean, what is kayfabe if not a drag queen in full face and padding? Host and Austin drag girlie-about-town Lucy Fur removes all separation with her drag wrestling show that boasts a real-ass wrestling ring courtesy of those dimension dropkickers Slam Portal. Within the squared circle, performers like Gothess Jasmine, Eva Inez, and MK Ultra deliver drag as well as lip sync slams. For this month’s rodeo-themed show, there’ll be comedy from Roxy Castillo, vogue by Legendary Natalie Lepore, Baldie Loxx as the night’s ring girl, and rodeo clownery via Fou Fou Ha. – James Scott
    Fri., March 22
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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
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      A Gore-Met Feast (1972)

      All over Austin since 2016, horror cinema showcase Bat City Cinema brings the word of 16mm film. Their latest collaboration with the American Genre Film Archive bleeds true bad-taste bona fides for this blood-and-guts presentation: Screening on Austin’s “last single-screen cinema” will be two deep-cut AGFA schlock specials. The Undertaker and His Pals from director T.L.P. Swicegood features a murderous medical student biker chopping up bodies for his “studies,” and, according to the American Film Institute entry on it, had a print confiscated in 1967 by Louisville, Ky., police due to its “publication of materials dealing with bloodshed, lust or crime.” The other film, aptly titled The Corpse Grinders, deals in a sketchy cat-food company utilizing the local graveyard for their meat, which of course makes all cats hunger for human flesh. Yum! – James Scott
      Fri., March 22
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      AFS Essential Cinema: Edward Yang

      The history of world cinema teems with “new waves” that symbolized electrifying new directions – in technique, in the kinds of stories being told, and in the people doing the telling. In Taiwan, that New Wave revved up in the early Eighties with Edward Yang at the wheel. Austin Film Society’s new Essential Cinema presents a rare look at Yang’s filmography, which has grown in stature since his early death at 59 from colon cancer. Series kickoff Taipei Story (1985) stars Hou Hsiao-hsien, fellow titan of New Taiwanese Cinema, as a former star baseball player stuck in the past and at odds with his more modern-minded girlfriend, played by Tsai Chin, a pop singer who would become Yang’s first wife.   – Kimberley Jones
      Tue., March 19; Fri.-Sat., March 22-23
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      Comedy

      David Spade

      David Spade was a key member of one of the best casts in Saturday Night Live history, starting as a writer in 1990 and becoming a beloved cast member along with Chris Farley, his co-star in Nineties buddy comedies Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. Many may know Spade best for Joe Dirt or his Emmy-nominated role as Dennis on long-running sitcom Just Shoot Me!, which leaned heavily on his self-deprecating humor and deadpan delivery dripping with sarcasm. New stand-up show “Catch Me Inside” brings his trademark wry humor to the stage with new material built on a decades-long career. – Kat McNevins
      Fri., March 22
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      Sports

      UT-Austin Women’s Basketball vs. Drexel

      The lady Longhorns go up against the Drexel Dragons for Game 35 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
      Fri., March 22
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      Arena Weapon Arts Beginner Sword Practice

      Learn about steel fencing and stickfighting with historical weapons, using modern sport science.
      Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:30-8pm. First week free.
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      Austin International Folk Dancers

      Join AIFD for an evening of dances from around the world with no experience or partner required.
      Fridays, 7-9:45pm. $5 (under 18, free).
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      Fresh for Less Mobile Markets

      This program from the city of Austin, run by Farmshare Austin, has opened new market locations. There are now six weekly markets around town that sell Texas-grown produce, eggs, honey, and other groceries all at reduced prices. Most major cards are accepted at these markets and if you are a SNAP customer, you can also use your Lone Star card and Double Up Food Bucks. Locations and schedules are subject to change, so check the current info online to find one near you.
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      Geeks Who Drink Trivia

      The masters of minutiae present trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Find them at watering holes all over town each week.
      Ongoing
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      Night Golf

      A nighttime shotgun-style nine-hole round made more fun and challenging with glow-in-the-dark balls.
      Thu.-Sat., 6-9:30pm. $20.  
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      Small Business Division Webinars

      Do you own a small business or have entrepreneurial dreams? The city's Small Business Division is here to help! Find resources and a selection of instructional webinars on the city's site, with many free classes and some with a small fee.
      Ongoing  
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    Ongoing
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      WIC Mobile Unit

      Resources and info about Austin Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program for qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.
      Check online for current schedule. Free.  
      Various locations

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