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  • National Taco Championships: Austin

    Journey through a Taco-Tastic event of epic portions featuring 35+ Taco Makers battling it out for the $10,000 prize fund. Eat your way through $3 tacos around the festival, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating contest, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Day of the Dead Wedding, a boutique Tequila Expo with 100+ tequilas to sample, VIP experiences, and more!
    Sat. Mar. 30, 11am-6pm  
    Austin American-Statesman
  • HONK!TX 2019 Festival of Community Street Bands

    HONK!TX is a free three-day festival that features over 30 street and brass bands from around the country, performing in public spaces around Austin, Texas. This family-friendly event will take place in Mueller Lake Park, Friday evening March 29th; Adam Hemphill Park all day Saturday, March 30th; and will conclude with a concert in Pan Am Park Sunday afternoon March 31st.
    Mueller Lake Park
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  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Gun Crazy (1950)

    CinemaTexas Rewind: One of the greatest movies ever made about a man, a woman, and a gun. The screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo while blacklisted. The April 19 screening features a panel in remembrance of Ed Lowry.
    Sun., April 22, 8:30  
  • Community

    Sports

    UT Softball

    Vs. Texas Southern: Wed., April 25. $6-10.
  • Music

  • Music

    Austin Reggae Festival w/ Wailers, Sister Nancy, I-taweh, Mau Mau Chaplains, Lion Heights, Matamoska!

    This annual springtime sun splash now celebrates a quarter-century as Austin’s premier riddim-generating, dance-inducing, people-watching, Jah-praising, life-affirming extravaganza. Synced to 4/20, the festival guarantees requisite irie vibes, particularly this year’s strong and varied lineup of legends, up-and-coming youngbloods, and the best of Austin’s genre talent.: No band on the planet plays Bob Marley’s music with more authenticity, passion, and love than his band the Wailers, who headline Sunday evening. Anchored by esteemed bass master and Marley musical director Aston “Familyman” Barrett and boasting late-era guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, this is the band’s most formidable lineup in years and they’ll be playing all your Marley favorites.: Dancehall queen Sister Nancy will also be in the house on Sunday. Her monstrous hit “Bam Bam” has influenced generations of female artists. She’ll be backed by Austin’s Lion Heights, who also play their own set.: Throughout the weekend, locals DJ RJ and Jah Ray spin vinyl early and between sets. Festival sponsor the Flamingo Cantina also features many of the headliners in a more intimate setting on Sixth. And Reggae Fest again benefits the Central Texas Food Bank, so canned goods are encouraged.
    Sun., April 22, noon
  • Music

    Charley Crockett, Carson McHone

    At the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar last year, San Benito son Charley Crockett, famously descended from Alamo casualty Davy Crockett, spooked up Texan folk-country ballads serenading ghosts of the Texas Revolution. Not literally, as his fourth LP and first of all-original material, Lonesome as a Shadow, demonstrates, but his breezy Lone Star twang haunts with incorporeal weightlessness. The country Leon Bridges, maybe? Austin cowgirl Carson McHone opens.
    Sun., April 22, 8pm
  • Community

    Events

    Earth Day Singabration With Hilde Girls

    Hilde Girls will sing songs to celebrate Mother Earth. After the performance, feel free to stay and picnic or offer up a wish to the giant dream catcher created by Colombian-American artist Christian Garces Böhmer.
    Sun., April 22, 4pm. Free, but donations accepted.
    Wood Street Settlement Area, 702 Wood St
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Faces of Barton Springs

    This new interactive installation celebrates the many communities who swim at the springs, featuring a photo montage of swimmers from all walks of life, with art from Randal Ford, Valerie Fowler, Nelson Guda, Nils Juul-Hansen, Sam Hurt, Omid Laridjani, Anthony Maddaloni, Nancy Mims, Will van Overbeek, and Alan Pogue, and more.
    Reception: Sun., April 22, noon-3pm
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    ICMCA: Rahul Sharma and Aditya Kalyanpur

    Sharma, the maestro of the santoor, and Kalyanpur, a genius of tabla, bring their best to this concert from the Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin.
    Sun., April 22, 5pm. $15-50.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    Mirando Hacia Arriba [Looking Up]

    This new collaboration between Aurelio Planes, Chamacos Dance Company, and ProyectoTeatro uses Cuban contemporary dance to explore a new vision of the human experience, inspired by the apocalypse. Ah, that ol' apocalypse!
    April 20-22. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $10-20.  
  • Qmmunity

    Community

    Mondo Brunch to Kick Off Dining Out For Life

    A mimosa mingle with Mondo! The celeb fashion designer, HIV activist, and Project Runway all-star is helping ASA kick off DOFL with everyone's fave meal: brunch. Bring your Food Porn Fashion realness for extra sass. All funds raised benefit the ASA Helping Hands Food Bank and other programs.
    Sun., April 22, 11am-1pm. $65.  
  • Community

    Sports

    MotoGP at COTA

    Come see the world's best motorcycle racers zip around the COTA track! Kids 12 and under get in free with a ticketed adult.
    April 20-22. 3-day passes start at $99.
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    TEMP: Complaints Through the Ages

    The Texas Early Music Project's musical exploration of complaining brings an eclectic array of from Medieval times through the Baroque: Scottish ballads, French chansons, Dowland madrigals, selections from passionate Italians (Monteverdi, Carissimi, and Sances) and more, with lots of beauty, some sadness, and a few laughs. Bonus: Ryland Angel, countertenor.
    April 21-22. Sat., 7pm. Sun., 3pm. $5-30.  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Book of Mormon

    This nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Note: Contains explicit language. Explicit … ? Oh, right, the whole hilarious thing was dreamed up by South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker with Robert Lopez.
    April 17-22. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $30 and up.  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Cat Returns (2002)

    GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2018: After a young girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic, she becomes the recipient of gifts and favors from the King of the Cats and visits the Cat Kingdom.
    Sun., April 22, 12:55  
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  • Music

  • Music

    A Live One

    Sun., April 22, 4pm
  • Community

    Events

    American Heroes Air Show

    Two full days of emergency response helicopters flying over Camp Mabry's 1-mile track. Recruiting teams from law enforcement, military, and homeland security will be on-site for the Code3 Career Expo, and the AVTT Traveling Wall memorial will be on display both days.
    Sat.-Sun., April 21-22, 8am-5pm. Free.  
  • Community

    Kids

    Annual Kids' Concert

    An afternoon of classic, pop, rock, and soul presented by the Franklin Music Academy. Amy's Ice Creams & Melted food truck will be on-site.
    Sun., April 22, 1-4pm. Free.
    Shady Hollow Community Center, 3303 Doe Run
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    April Showers 2018

    You sure know how to make a grrrl flower. An annual fundraiser for local orgs and this year Project Transitions is taking the pot home. Silent auction, entertainment, and food & drink specials.
    Sun., April 22, 3-9pm  
    Rain on 4th, 217 W. Fourth
  • Arts

    Theatre

    As You Like It

    City Theatre presents their staging of Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy, as directed by Levi Gore.
    Through May 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-25.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Atelier 1205: Japonisme À Trois

    David Lamplugh, Jeffrey Primeaux, and Valérie Chaussonnet show their drawings, paintings, and sculpture inspired by Japonism, the historical French art movement itself inspired by the aesthetics of Ukiyo-e. Hell, we'd recommend solo shows from each of these artists; this three-in-one deal is unmissable!
    Through April 29
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Auto Show

    This family-focused event has something for everyone. The latest car models are on display, and you can even take some of them for a spin. Be sure to check out the 1966 Batmobile, and say hi to Wonder Woman.
    Fri.-Sun., April 20-22. $6.  
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Flea

    Shop for handmade items and vintage wares at Brentwood coffee house.
    Sun., April 22, 10am-4pm. Free.  
  • Qmmunity

    Community

    Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

    A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome. For a longer reader see our coverage.
    Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
    ToddPilates & Barre, 4032 S. Lamar #700
  • Community

    Events

    Austin Reggae Festival

    Arts & crafts, international foods, good tunes, and lots of positive vibes. Headliners this year include the Wailers, Black Uhuru, and Collie Buddz. Money raised goes to the Capital Area Food Bank.
    Fri.-Sun., April 20-22. $15-45; children 12 & under free with adult.
  • Community

    Sports

    Austin Running Adventures

    For daring runners seeking Austin landmark running experiences and secret single track trails.
    Saturdays & Sundays, 8am. $25.  
    See facebook for routes
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Avalon Faire

    Prepare to be entertained and well fed as you enter the realm of world all its own.
    Weekends, March 29-April 29
    Kilgore
  • Community

    Events

    Baddie Brunch Weekend

    The Baddie Brunch Series is hosting its first-ever weekend of bonding & networking activities, with cocktail mixers and a very special themed brunch complete with a best dressed award.
    Fri.-Sun., April 20-22. $0-75.  
    Various locations
  • Arts

    Classical Music

    Balcones Community Orchestra: Jessica Mathaes

    Here's a concert featuring works by Brahms, Haydn, and Cimarosa, with guest soloist Mathaes soaring with Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major.
    Sun., April 22, 4pm. $10.
  • Community

    Events

    Bazaar Brunch Earth Day Edition

    Shop for handcrafted goods at the vintage market. Enjoy a special Earth Day vegetarian brunch. Free, family-friendly, and dogs are welcome!
    Sun., April 22, 10am-2pm. Free.

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