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for Sat., April 9
  • Weezer at Germania Insurance Amphitheater

    Don't miss Weezer's Indie Rock Road Trip Tour with special guests Modest Mouse and Momma!
    Thurs. June 8, 7pm  
    Germania Insurance Amphitheater
  • Maudie's Moonlight Margarita 5K Fun Run

    Run, jog, or walk to Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita 5K! For two decades, runners, joggers, walkers, and margarita lovers have converged in downtown for a 5K course that borders Lady Bird Lake and the Butler Trail before ending in the popular after-party. Registrants will enjoy complimentary margaritas and Tex-Mex while dancing to the sounds of DJ Chorizo Funk.
    Thurs. June 8, 8pm  
    Sand Beach Park
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    MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas

    The only North American round of the world's premier motorcycle racing championship means a jam-packed weekend of world-class two-wheeled excitement alongside an incredible schedule of off-track activations.
    Fri.-Sun., April 8-10  
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    Directed by Liz Fisher, starring Diego Arroyo Aceves as Mozart and Kareem Badr(!) as Antonio Salieri, this Tony Award-winning play (as scripted by the brilliant Peter Shaffer) features musical interludes with Mozart's beloved compositions. Listen: For one performance only, the music will be performed live by 40 members of the Central Texas Philharmonic; in the remaining performances, audiences will be treated to a "Mozart remix" by local composer Michael Morét. Because, as we've noticed, the Penfold Theatre Company likes to do things 1) right and 2) big.
    Through April 9. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-31.  
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    Classical Music

    Austin Classical Guitar: Yamandu Costa + Richard Scofano

    In which the Brazilian seven-string guitarist Yamandu Costa returns to Austin with special guest Richard Scofano on the bandoneón.
    Sat., April 9, 4:30 & 8pm. $40-75.  
    The Rosette, 3908 Avenue B #116
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    Classical Music

    Austin Symphony: Slavic Splendor

    This ASO concert for April brings us an impressive trio of repertoire by three great composers, and the return of crowd-favorite, pianist Olga Kern.
    Sat., April 9, 8pm. $19 and up.  
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    Helen Sung w/ UT Jazz Orchestra

    New York based jazz pianist teams up with the UT Jazz Orchestra.
    Sat., April 9, 7:30pm
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    I Still Miss Liberty Lunch Reunion w/ the Tail Gators, Shoulders, Dumptruck, the Wayouts, Pressure, Extreme Heat, the Uranium Savages, Doctors Mob, Wild Seeds, Larry Seaman, Walter Daniels, Kim Longacre, Walter Tragert, Kathy McCarty

    “If you knew about Liberty Lunch, then there is nothing to explain,” the venue’s longtime co-owner Mark Pratz explained in a statement. “If you never knew Liberty Lunch, then this is your chance to experience a little of the iconic venue that lives on ... and on ... and on.” True enough. Liberty Lunch, the former lumber yard at 405 W. Second, was the single most inclusive, welcoming presence in Austin music from the late Seventies until closing its doors July 31, 1999 at the behest of the City of Austin, the property’s landlords. A hugely popular, highly active Facebook tribute page reinvigorates some of that magic on Saturday at the one modern venue to encompass Liberty Lunch’s spirit, the Far Out. In addition to the many figures seemingly emerging from Austin musical history to honor Pratz and J-Net Ward’s mythic stage – including the Tail Gators, Kathy McCarty, LeRoi Brothers, Shoulders, Extreme Heat, Uranium Savages, Dumptruck, and Doctors Mob – a silent auction contributes to the proceeds benefiting HOME and the SIMS Foundation. The only way the event could be more Liberty Lunch would be if every band in Austin turned up to play “Sweet Jane” all night long.
    Sat., April 9, noon  
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA: Silent Language

    "My work for the past thirty-five years," says the artist Sono Osato, "has been inspired by the confluence of geological and anthropological history, the connection between terrain and symbolic thought." Now her Silent Language #13 is on display in the Window Dressing series at ICOSA. "It's a good point of entry for anyone who is unfamiliar with my work," says Osato – and it's viewable 24/7 within the Canopy courtyard.
    Through April 11
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    Classical Music

    Inversion: Eternal Graffiti

    Award-winning Filipino soprano Katrina Saporsantos and pianist Benjie Dia perform a concert of new works by local composers at Inversion’s first ever vocal recital.
    Sat., April 9, 7:30pm. $25 (free, 18 and younger).  
  • Community


    Keep Austin Beautiful Day

    Keep Austin Beautiful mobilizes thousands of volunteers for an impressive day of service in honor of Earth Month. Registration is now open for all kinds of projects citywide.
    Sat., April 9. Free.  
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    Classical Music

    L. Shankar Concert

    Shankar is a master violinist, vocalist, and composer known for his soulful performances of Indian classical music, both Hindustani and Carnatic. In this concert he will be accompanied by Abhijit Banerjee on tabla and Rohan Krishnamurthy on mridangam.
    Sat., April 9, 6:30pm. $15-25.
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    "In a dystopian near-future, birds have returned from their recent extinction to carry a teenage boy off into the sky, leaving his father, girlfriend and twin brother searching for answers." This Charlie Thurston play is directed by Elizabeth V. Newman and features James Lindsley, Madison Palomo, and J. Kevin Smith for Filigree Theatre.
    Through April 17. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $32.  
    906 Koerner
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    Lucky Dog Tarot Readings

    Bring your pup for breakfast and dog tarot readings, as well as positive affirmations for people and other lucky rituals. A portion of proceeds will benefit Austin Humane Society.
    Sat., April 9, 10:30am-noon  
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    UT's Dance Repertory Theatre returns with a series of new choreographic works that speak to our collective resilience, adaptability, and lived experience, featuring work by renowned guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers.
    April 7-10. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
  • Music

    Poppy, MZ Neon

    “Poseur,” of course, is the rhetorical battle-axe most commonly wielded by asshole metal gatekeepers. It’s also literally true in the case of Poppy (and also not an insult), the conceptually minded YouTube émigré for whom heavy music is the final (?) nodule in a pop-star character arc that began in 2015 with sarcastically peppy synth-bops. Call it a testament to the sincerity inherent to metal songwriting that her music has simultaneously traversed from arch-satire to achingly personal (and distinctly female) rage. Her recent songs finds expression for their anxiety in the shifting sonic instability of alt inflected nu-metal – ideal for clapping back at aforementioned asshole gatekeepers.
    Sat., April 9, 8pm  
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    Round Rock Express

    It's an exciting opening week of baseball vs. El Paso, with an opening-night fireworks show, Pints & Pups on Thursday, a postgame concert from Zoodust on Friday, space-themed fun with NASA on Sunday, and more.
    April 5-10. Tue.-Fri., 7:05pm; Sat., 6:05pm; Sun., 1:05pm  
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    Selfie! The Musical

    This new musical by Rembert Block is equally whimsical and profound as its iconic characters – Ugly Selfie Girl, Dude Face, Chasing Sunsets – grapple with identity, image, and narcissism in our hyped-up times. Directed by Bonnie Cullum for the Vortex and Ethos, the show features live music by Brooklyn-based band Rembert and the Basic Goodness.
    Through April 17. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-35.  
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    Out of Town

    Sherwood Forest Faire

    Come to the country and be prepared to be wowed by the shows, jousting, artisans, and music.
    Weekends, March 5-April 24  
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    Squirrel Fest

    It's a day of family-friendly fun with the Pease Park Conservancy, including music from MeowNow Brass Band, STEM activities, a Frida Friday market, and a screening of Zootopia on the lawn after dark.
    Sat., April 9, 4pm. Free.  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Taco & Tequila Crawl

    You're likely familiar with the concept of a bar crawl, right? OK, imagine that, but with tacos to it. Pretty damn good tacos, too, we reckon – served up with margarita, tequila, and beer specials at the participating joints (Key Bar, the Parlor, the Yard, Little Woodrow's, the Dogwood, and more), with this second annual event culminating in a big ol' Texas-style party.
    Sat., April 9, 1-6pm. $19.99 and up.  
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    Out of Town

    Texas SandFest

    Music, shopping, food, and some of the most amazing sand sculptures on a Texas beach to raise money for local scholarships.
    Fri.-Sun., April 8-10. $5-20.  
    Port Aransas
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    That's My Face: Poitier Memorial Double Feature

    Screening Sidney Poitier’s Academy Award-winning performance in Lilies of the Field and the multiple Oscar-winning work In the Heat of the Night, followed by a discussion facilitated by UT-RTF prof Mark D. Cunningham.
    Sat., April 9, noon. Free.  
  • Arts


    The Catastrophist

    This new Lauren Gunderson play is intelligent, warm, and witty af in its behind-the-headlines relevance. Listen: Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemics, has hunted viruses from the jungles of Cameroon to the basement of the CDC. Hear his story as he tracks the threats that come from without and within. Directed by Don Toner and starring Ben Wolfe for Austin Playhouse.
    Through April 9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $27 and up.  
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    Visual Arts

    The Plastic Bag Store

    Texas Performing Arts presents this local installation – at the Blue Genie space on Airport, no less – of Robin Frohardt's brilliant and immersive tribute to the vulgar overdoity of plastic waste that humans are subjecting themselves and the rest of our planet to. Listen: "Visit a grocery store where the shelves are stocked with thousands of original, hand-sculpted items — produce and meat, dry goods and toiletries, cakes and sushi rolls — all made from discarded, single-use plastics in an endless cacophony of packaging. When you visit, the store transforms into a cinema for a film in which inventive puppetry, shadow play, and intricate handmade sets tell the darkly comedic, sometimes tender story of how the overabundance of plastic waste we leave behind might be misinterpreted by future generations." Sensationally graphic yet more than just spectacle, this thing's got philosophical teeth as sharp as the fangs we're sinking deep into our own carotid. (Note: Some seatings will be free, via Fusebox Festival.)
    Through April 17. Sat., 11am, 1pm, 6pm, 8pm; Sun., 11am, 1pm, 4pm; Wed.-Fri., 4pm, 6pm, 8pm. $15-25.  
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