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for Sat., March 23
  • 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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  • Music

    DreamGaze ATX day two

    Local shoegaze aficionado and Cheer Ups booker Trish Connelly teams with California’s online shoegaze frequency DKFM for a two-day overload. Saturday lays on homegrown fuzz: Vet Trip’s sleepy vox tangling in distortion; Grivo’s inverted goth-gaze; and Blushing’s melodic wall of sound walloping sinister sonics.
    Sat., March 23, 9pm
    • Arts

      Dance

      BLIPSWiTCH: On the Skids

      This fourth evening-length work from BLiPSWiTCH is an examination of urban sprawl throughout Austin and the world, exploring the changes in our spatial and cultural landscapes and how these thresholds of time affect our own personal transformations. Featuring choreography by Taryn Lavery and Alex Miller.
      March 20-23. Wed.-Sat., 8pm. $25.  
    • Community

      Events

      Mighty Texas Dog Walk

      Grab your pooch and strut your stuff in this stroll that benefits Service Dogs Inc. There will be dog treats, games, and prizes.
      Sat., March 23, 10am. $40 per dog ($35, advance).
    • Community

      Sports

      Texas Stars

      Vs. Chicago Wolves: Fri., March 22. Vs. Grand Rapids Griffins: Sat., March 23. Vs. Manitoba Moose: Wed., March 27. All games at 7pm. $22-50.
    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Doll’s House, Part 2

      Alrighty, then! FronteraFest’s over, Ken Webster’s been making theatre in Austin for 40 years, and now, here’s the latest from Hyde Park Theatre: It’s Lucas Hnath’s highly modern sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s classic, in which Nora must return 15 years after her dramatic exit to face all she left behind. This long-awaited continuation is directed by that award-winning Webster and features Katherine Catmull, Tom Green, Sarah Chong Harmer, and Cyndi Williams.
      Through March 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $23-27 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Antigonick

      This contemporary version of the classic Greek drama is translated and strangely reimagined by award-winning poet Anne Carson, asking "What can one woman do in the face of unjust laws? What is she willing to sacrifice?" Diana Lynn Small, directing the show for Salvage Vanguard, stretches the boundaries of story in poetry and theater. Bonus: original music by Henna Chou.
      March 21-April 6. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm. $10-20.  
    • Community

      Events

      Asian Eats Night Market

      Inspired by evening street markets common in East and Southeast Asia, the GAACC looks to introduce the variety of Asian cuisine while inspiring entrepreneurs to bring lesser-known Asian dishes to the market.
      Fri.-Sat., March 22-23. Free.
      St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 901 W. Braker
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      ASO: Creative Expression

      The Austin Symphony celebrates treasures composed by women throughout the ages, with works by Fanny Mendelssohn Lili Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Vítězslava Kaprálová, and award-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon. Bonus: Performances by Time for Three and Michelle Schumann.
      Fri.-Sat., March 22-23, 8pm. $19-100.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache (2018)

      Doc Nights: Guy-Blache was an early filmmaking pioneer, beginning her body of work in the 1890s and producing films throughout the silent era, many of which were lost or forgotten.
      Sat., March 23, 2:30  
    • Music

      Bob Weir & Wolf Bros.

      Gratefully alive.
      Sat., March 23, 7:30pm
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      Clothing Drive Benefiting Out Youth

      When the powers combine a la Austin Pride, Austin Black Pride, and Out Youth, queer youth benefit. So dig through that closet, find some fancy that hasn't seen daylight in years, and donate it to Out Youth's annual youth prom (on April 13). Lightly worn prom dressed, tuxes (or suits), scarves, jewelry, shoes, scarves, clutches, cummerbunds, and accessories needed. Then just drop those donations off at The Q!
      Donations collected through Sat., March 30  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Crime and Punishment

      Performed in 90 minutes with only three actors, this award-winning adaptation of Dostoevsky's masterpiece "compresses all the tension and pathos of the novel into a powerful evening of theatre." Ryan Crowder, Ben Wolfe, and Chelsea Manasseri are directed by Jeremy Lee Cudd for Penfold Theatre.
      March 22-April 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-30.  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Daijoubu at the Roosevelt Room

      Award-winning bartenders Caer Ferguson and Sharon Yeung of the Roosevelt Room host this Asian cocktail pop-up, showcasing cocktails inspired by their cultural heritage and upbringing by using Asian flavors and culinary techniques.
      Fri-Sun., March 22-24, 6pm-12mid
    • Qmmunity

      Arts & Culture

      Glam Fam Presents: Feeling Myself

      Jesús I. Valles and Bonica Ayala have teamed up as director/producer duo to bring you a "powerhouse" comedy show: starring Linzy Beltran (of Jazz Kween and 2017 B. Iden Payne: award-winning Latinauts) and Kim Tran (of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and 2018 B. Iden Payne award-winning Y'all, We Asian). Expect a mix of multimedia and live performances digging into and digging on race, sexuality, body positivity, motherhood, and pop culture.
      Saturdays, 7pm, March 16-April 6th. $10.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      grayDUCK Gallery: When They Appear

      This new exhibition featuring works by Larry Graeber and Marilyn Jolly seeks to create a dialogue between the two artists and their relationship to time, space, and where we fit within it. The show includes sculpture, painting, and mixed-media collage.
      Reception: Sat., March 23, 7-10pm
    • Music

      Hypocrisy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aenimus, Darker by Design, Whore of Bethlehem

      Swedish death metal’s alien abductee Peter Tägtgren counts 13 seminal studio LPs since 1991, while co-headlining Italians notch five symphonic/technical DM long-players since 2009. Together, the two extremists represent the past and future of a style propagating as many subgenres as black metal. Aenimus, Darker by Design, an Whore of Bethlehem limber the pit first.
      Sat., March 23, 7pm
    • Music

      IndyCar Classic w/ Muse

      IndyCar Classic imports Floydian Brits.
      Sat., March 23
    • Music

      Jerry Jeff Walker

      Señor Bojangles.
      Sat., March 23, 8pm
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      La Q Austin: Fiesta de Lanzamiento

      The Q is launching La Q Austin – a stronger and greater commitment to reach Latinas, Latinos, and the Latinx Community – and they wanna celebrate the milestone with a party. Catch Kelly Kline, Tatiana Cholula, Jacob Rene, Grandma Steven, and more! 18 and up welcome.
      Sat., March 23, 8pm-1am. Free.  
    • Music

      Led Zeppelin 2 [outside]

      Chicago indie virtuosos led by Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Brain Tentacles) mark 50 years of “Whole Lotta Love.”
      Sat., March 23, 9pm
    • Music

      Money Chicha (12mid), Superfónicos, Garrett LeBeau (8:00)

      Two of the finest, funkiest Latin outfits in town explore the psychedelic sounds of the Southern Hemisphere. Built from the core rhythm section of Grupo Fantasma and Brownout, Money Chicha muses on the distortion-heavy surf-guitar cumbia of Seventies Peru and throws in the occasional hip-hop cover. Superfónicos flexes deep Colombian roots in a swirling mezcla of cumbia, funk, and Afro-Latin rhythms. Suelta!
      Sat., March 23
    • Music

      Mudhoney, Cherubs, Xetas

      Other grunge-era Seattle bands break up, reunite, do lucrative nostalgia tours, but Mudhoney endures as the standard bearers for Northwest garage rock. Last year’s Digital Garbage, the quartet’s 10th album, keeps the faith as well as anything in their three-decade catalog. Recent Relapse Records signees Cherubs stage test new material they’ll record this year, and fellow Austinites Xetas open with dirty post-punk.
      Sat., March 23, 9pm
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Nocturnal Emissions: Olympus

      These drag stars are putting a whole new spin on the Greek gods with siren sounds from Le VitaKiss accompanied by minotaur dancers. Featuring Jodie Fosterchild as Zeus, Cheeki Kahnt as Hera, Chique Fil-Atio as Artemis, Mary Jane Styles as Athena, and more. 18 and up to play.
      Sat., March 23, 10pm. $10 ($5 in costume).  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Prizer Arts & Letters: Journeying

      A new show by Stella Alesi is always cause for celebration, so we're partying (albeit in a stark and minimal fashion) just thinking about this latest one. "Journeying" features works created in direct opposition to the fast-paced and visually overloaded times we live in, the paintings here formed from simple shapes and a limited palette. "With influences from minimal abstraction, hard edge painting from the Fifties and Sixties as well as American Northwest Indian painting," say the gallery notes, "Alesi’s works introduce a unique vocabulary for the present time." A unique and, we would add, necessary vocabulary. Or, more effusively, this is what we really mean.
      Through April 13
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Raw Paw Gallery: Notes From a Windowless Room

      "These paintings," says Nadia Waheed, "are an effort to form a bridge between my Pakistani heritage and my westernization, primarily by exploring the brown female nude." Several large works by Waheed adorn the delightful Raw Paw space over there in the Yard on St. Elmo, and – tell you what – if every creative "effort" were as well-wrought and lovely to behold as these paintings, the whole world would be a better place to have eyes in.
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Recspec Gallery: Exquisite Corpse

      Here's one final exhibition for Recspec's current digs, before the whole Flatbed complex is shut down and everyone scatters to, like, the four winds. So they're having several of the best local artists who've shown at the gallery return to cover every wall in the place with their connecting artwork. Featuring work by Tim Kerr, Annie Alonzi, Thor Harris, Alanna Loosen, Lance McMahan, Lindsay Eyth, Mike Combs, Polly Morwood, Annalise Gratovich, Katie Cowden, and many more.
      Through March 30
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      SAGE Studio: Seen & Heard

      This intimate gallery presents a music-themed group show featuring new work by eight Texas-based artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Rick Fleming, Sam Eiler, Charlie French, Vincent Reyes, Anna Burke, David Sulak, Jackson Sutton, and Gav Sears. Bonus: tunes curated by artist Fleming, free beer and wine. And if you've a hankering for noms, the excellent Killa Wasi food bus is right there!
      Reception: Sat., March 23, 7-9pm  
      828 Airport
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Shit-faced Shakespeare

      This is the comedy fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one drunk-off-their-ass cast member. It's been called "side-splitting, raucous, and completely unpredictable," and we ain't about to argue, because it's been months since we saw this crazy thing and we're still laughing.
      Fri.-Sat., March 22-23, 7pm. $16.50.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Juniper Tree (1990)

      Lates: Loosely inspired by the Grimm's fairy tale of the same name, two sisters wander the Icelandic landscape after their mother is sentenced to death for witchcraft.
      Sat., March 23, 7:45  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Third Annual Rebel Grrrl Burlesque Show

      World Famous *BOB* hosts this hotter-than-hell burlesque (drag, pole, and comedy too) fundraiser for SAFE! Lana Del Gay, Ginger Snaps, Wicked Leigh Devine, Kitty Von Quim, and more perform with comedy sets from Roxy Castillo, Melody Shifflet, and Samantha Rae López!
      Sat., March 23, 7:30-11:30pm  

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