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    ABC Kite Fest

    One of our most iconic traditions returns for its 92nd year as a citywide celebration of Austin’s parks in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation, benefiting Communities in Schools and the Moss Pieratt Foundation. Sponsored in part by KXAN and Texas Mutual, this year’s ABC Kite Fest encourages Austinites to get outside and fly a kite at their neighborhood park while observing COVID precautions, then share photos and videos on social media. Highlights include the Exchange Club Community Kite Contest; a virtual MossFest concert featuring Tiarra Girls, Terri Hendrix, Barton Hills Choir, Mr. Will, and others; and the H-E-B Pet Zone, an off-leash pet playground pop-up at Zilker Park. Sponsor Capital Metro recommends using their app and services to get around to the parks. Want to stay updated on all the deets? There's an app for that too: Search ABC Kite Fest on your app store.
    March 27-28. Free.  
    Austin parks citywide
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      Die Felicia Digital

      Host Louisianna Purchase and her Hell Hounds chill ya and thrill ya with an evening of macabre drag with special guests Miss Malice, Violencia Exclamation Point, and Complete Destruction.
      Sat., March 27, 9-10pm. $10 suggested cover.  
      Online
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      The Mike & Sherry Project: Fundraising Auction

      The Mike & Sherry Project is launching an online auction with items and experiences from some of Austin’s best bars, restaurants, and events. Note: An official partner of the Austin Marathon, the Project qualifies for up to $10,000 in matched donations from the Moody Foundation; proceeds from the auction will go toward the matching campaign, increasing access to affordable mental healthcare for Austin’s bar and restaurant workers.
      Through March 28  
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      2021 Bowl for Kids

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is bringing glitz and glamour to their annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise funds to put 80 kids into a caring match with an adult mentor, and you can participate from home by donating, forming or joining a fundraising team, and via online activities including a "Golden Age of Hollywood" costume contest.
      Through April 23  
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      Black History Month Kids' Day & HBCU Day

      Join the Carver Museum and Creative Action for a family-friendly day of activities inspired by this year’s BHM theme, "The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity." Features include Zoom sessions with reps from HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities) and with Ellison and Bavu Blakes, authors of El's Mirror. Note: Rescheduled from Feb. 27.
      Sat., March 27, 11am-3pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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      Visual Arts

      Contracommon: Something Like Yesterday

      Aria Brownell and Sidney Westenskow investigate memory and the pockets of messy nostalgia that define one’s self, both artists working within bold forms of portraiture and self-portraiture.
      Through April 2
      12912 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. F-140
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      Classical Music

      Golden Hornet: String Quartet Smackdown

      The seventh annual String Quartet Smackdown is this very weekend, streaming live from Alamo Drafthouse on Demand, where you can watch 16 composers from around the world duke it out in an NCAA basketball-style tournament. Hosted by maestro Graham Reynolds and KMFA's Judlyne Gibson, with compositions performed by Mexico City's Vórtice Ensemble via the baton of conductor Felipe Perez Santiago, this will be a night of intense competition suffused with – ah, our Robert Faires has a fine preview right here.
      Sat., March 27, 7pm. $16 and up.  
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      Theatre

      Henry IV (Parts I & II)

      Austin Shakespeare brings the Bard’s interlinking masterworks to the Zoom screen, with 12 actors performing live in both shows. (Tom Green is King Henry IV; Justin Scalise is Prince Hal; Ev Lunning Jr. is Falstaff. They're joined by a cast playing multiple roles: Corinna Browning, Michelle Jackson, Chuck Winkler, Max Green, Matthew Wagner, Matthew Jordan, Michael Miller, Sam Grimes, and Bennie Braswell.) Part I (Sat., March 27, 7pm) is directed by Ann Ciccolella; Part II (Sun., March 28, 5pm) is directed by Paul Parente.
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      High 5 Anderson Lanes: Crawfish Boil

      Those bowling fanatics at High 5 and your equally pin-happy Austin Chronicle present mudbugs, music, and cold beer on the patio in true Louisiana boil-it-up fashion, with crawdads priced by the pound and Celis Brewery pouring pints and slinging swag for this proper second annual celebration.
      Sat., March 27, 2-8pm. $10.99/pound; $15.99/pound and a half.  
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      Jurassic Quest

      From adorable baby dinos to a fierce T. rex, guests embark on the adventure of a lifetime led by an audio tour as they view 70 photorealistic dinosaurs that move and make sounds, all from the comfort of their own vehicles. Optional Quest Packs include dino surprises and activities to do at home.
      Through March 28. $49 and up per vehicle.  
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      Live Music and Sidewalk Sale

      Spring has sprung, and to celebrate, the 2nd Street District will be hosting an all-day sidewalk sale. They've partnered with local nonprofit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians to sponsor live music in front of Austin Rocks (301 W. Second) so you can support your favorite local businesses while enjoying music from local musicians. Participating tenants include Austin Rocks, Bonobos, Royal Blue Grocery, Jo’s Coffee, TRACE, Luxe Apothetique, Yummi Joy, Toy Joy, UAL, milk + honey, and more. Stay tuned for specific promos and tenant updates on Facebook.
      Sat., March 27, noon-5pm  
      2nd Street District
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      Visual Arts

      Performance Screening: VAC South Lawn

      Madeline Hollander's Score for Seven Solos revisits a project she first realized in 2017: A selection of retired AFD fire hoses extended across UTVAC's gallery floor, assuming a new function as a site-responsive choreographic score awaiting interpretation. Then, a group of student dancers responded to the repurposed objects through improvisational movements. Now, documentation of these performances can be viewed from the VAC's south lawn.
      Through March 27. Wed.-Sat., 5pm-12mid. Free.  
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      Civic Events

      Travis County Voter Registration

      The deadline to register to vote in the May 1 special election is Thursday, April 1. If you're not yet registered to vote (find out at www.votetravis.com), you may download a voter registration form at www.votetexas.gov/register, print it, and then either mail it to the county voter registrar (Travis County Voter Registration, PO Box 149327, Austin, Texas 78714-9327) or drop it off at the Travis County Tax Office (5501 Airport Blvd.). You can register to vote in person at the Travis County Tax Office, too. Applications must be postmarked or received by April 1.: If you’ve moved within Travis County or changed your name since the last time you registered to vote, update your voter registration online here.
      Deadline: Thu., April 1  
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      Theatre

      UTNT: Del Corazón Nace el Enjambre

      This portion of UT's annual New Theatre project is a virtual retelling of the tale(s) of la cucaracha. Activating the cockroach as a time-traveling hemispheric avatar, this practice interweaves stories of self-metamorphosis, resistance, and revolution to explore "how attuning to a theoretical brown commons might expand possibilities of freedom." Conceived and directed by Erica Patricia Saucedo.
      Thu.-Sun., March 25-28, 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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      UTNT: Year of the Tiger

      Khristián Méndez Aguirre directs this performance, part of the UT New Theatre project, in which "a news anchor is preparing for a special transmission commemorating the year that has gone by, when she's visited by a tiger who really wants her to get the story straight, no matter what the cost." This investigation explores not only the impact of COVID-19 worldwide, but also civil unrest, police brutality, and the defeated Trump administration's war with truth.
      Thu. & Sat., March 25 & 27, 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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      Special Screenings

      "Into America's Wild" (2020)

      Laser IMAX 2D: From Oregon's stunning coast to the ancient canyons of the Southwest, from the wilds of Alaska to the Appalachian Trail, explore the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails of America's great outdoors, and discover the human connection we all share with the secret wonders of nature.
      Sat., March 27, 2pm, 4pm  
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      Out of Town

      "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

      The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
      Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
      Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
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      Special Screenings

      "Turtle Odyssey"

      Laser Imax 3D: Russell Crowe narrates this doc following the life cycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean.
      Sat., March 27, 12pm  
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      Arts & Culture

      "We'll Just Rock For Ourselves" Virtual Exhibit

      The Austin History Center's phenomenal 2018 exhibit on the late photographer Lisa Davis is now available online for your viewing pleasure. Davis' photos and videos capture the grrrls grrrls grrrls of Austin's lezzie rock scene in the Nineties. Revisit our review of the exhibit here, and don't forget to check out our interview with former Chronicle senior editor and "Gay Place" founder Kate X Messer, who was a key figure in curating her collection.
      Online
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      3 Chord Rodeo

      Sat., March 27, 8pm
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      A Digital Escape to Paradise

      The goal of this conference is to support leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and parents to reclaim their mind, body, and spirit during these challenging times. Experience sound healings, fitness and improv classes, and a variety of experts in the fields of professional and personal development.
      March 26-29. Free.  
      Zoom
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      A Neighbor in Need A/C Giveaway

      Do you know of a homeowner in your area whose heating and air system no longer works? Someone that needs a new system but can’t afford it? Tell Del's Heating & Air Conditioning their story, and Del’s will provide one winner with a new HVAC system.
      Through April 15; winner chosen April 30  
      www.delsacservice.com
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      AHS Car Raffle

      You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket 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.
      Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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      Visual Arts

      Akirash Online

      Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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      All About Prop B

      Austin Muslim Democrats invites Chris Harris, director of Texas Appleseed’s Criminal Justice Project, to talk about Proposition B on the May 1 ballot, the citizen initiative that, if passed, would reinstate criminal penalties for public camping, panhandling, and sitting or lying down on sidewalks in Downtown and around UT-Austin. Want the lowdown on what’s on the rest of your May 1 ballot? Check out our election page here.
      Sat., March 27, 1pm. Free.  
      Facebook Live
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      Anthony Wright

      Sat., March 27, 9pm
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      Civic Events

      Anti-Asian Hate Crime Panel

      Asian Democrats Central Texas moderates a conversation with community leaders about the impacts of violence and anti-Asian racism against Asian Americans and how to best support the AAPI community. Panelists include local defense attorney Margaret Chen Kercher, Travis County D.A. José Garza, and Asian Family Support Services of Austin Director Zahra Shakur Jamal.
      Sat., March 27, 4pm. Free (registration required).  
      Online
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      Art 84: Cornelius Carter

      This is a virtual preview of "Work in Progress" by Austin's Cornelius Carter, a work that "captures the struggles and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all."

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