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  • 2nd Annual Onewheel Festival

    Hey there, fellow riders! Are you ready to experience an ultimate Onewheel extravaganza? Well, you're in luck because the Biggest Onewheel Camping Music Food Truck Festival in Texas is here to blow your mind! Get ready for an epic week filled with thrilling Onewheel adventures, delicious food, awesome tunes, and the coolest Onewheel camping experience you've ever had.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Austin, Texas
  • ABC Kite Fest

    ABC Kite Fest is back! The beloved Austin festival returns for its 96th edition! Austinites and their families will be able to enjoy fun, all-ages activities at this year’s festival, including special activity areas for children and pets, children’s concert series MossFest and the Kite Contest and Showcase.
    Sun. Apr. 14, 10am-5pm  
    Zilker Park
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    DiscoTex at ABC Kite Fest

    We understand the dissonance cogitating in your head: Yes, the ABC Kite Fest is the ultimate springtime celebration, but where are the chart-topping disco hits from the Seventies? This year, you get the full experience. DiscoTex, the “ultimate ABBA cover band,” will take the Zilker Park stage at 11:30am for a 40-minute set as the kites zag through the sky. [Editor’s Note: For folks more interested in kites than classic Seventies hits, the festival starts at 10:30am with tons of all-ages activities in addition to the kite contest and showcase. Pets are welcome, too, and they and kiddos can enjoy a special activity area.] – Brant Bingamon
    Sun., April 14. Learn More.  
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      Austin Archives Bazaar

      If you’ve ever wanted to rustle through someone else’s basement storage, you’re in luck! Live out your own Antiques Roadshow dreams, Austin-style, at the Austin Archives Bazaar. Enjoy historian speakers, DIY activities, and booths delving into vaults from local institutions. Explore the media depths from the Harry Ransom Center, oddities from the Scientific Anomaly Institute, and fantastical wonders from local libraries. And did we mention it’s at a biergarten? Grab a discounted stein and indulge every voyeuristic impulse. – Cat McCarrey
      Sun., April 14
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      Bidi Bidi Birthday Celebration

      Seven years of markets, parties, and bolstering the Latine community has put local event organizers Las Ofrendas in the realm of icons. Fitting, then, that they celebrate their anniversary alongside Tejano queen Selena Quintanilla with all the pomp & circumstance two icons demand. Enjoy sets by DJs Helios and Kickit, over 75 Latine craft, artisan, and cultural vendors, and Brewtorium’s fine refreshments. Of course, a “bidi bidi” b-day wouldn’t be complete without drag performances and drag loteria along with Selena karaoke and a costume contest. – James Scott
      Sun., April 14
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      Born With Teeth

      The worst myth about William Shakespeare was that he was a unique genius who penned his greatest plays and sonnets in pristine isolation in his home in Stratford-upon-Avon. Lizzy Duffy Adams’ scathing comedy gets to the reality: that he was a jobbing playwright, a controversial upstart crow in Elizabethan London’s vibrant, tumultuous theatre scene. A long day with his contemporary, the radical Christopher Marlowe, becomes an examination of collaboration, influence, politics, desire, and the wild energy of life behind the stage. Austin Playhouse’s production runs Thursday-Sunday through April 28. – Richard Whittaker
      Thursday-Sunday, April 5-28
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      Campfire Queer Storytime

      Run by legendary host World Famous *BOB* – and yes, the asterisks have to be there; they’re load-bearing punctuation – this queer group huddle provides a safe space for storytelling. Whether you’re reading your own work or a favorite writer’s, singing a song, or leading a ritual, queer expression is encouraged with only one rule: Don’t use that precious time to hurt yourself or others. This event runs in part thanks to Rainbow Connections ATX, the LGBTQ arm of Family Eldercare. Their work helps elderly members of the queer community continue to lead happy and healthy lives as they age. – James Scott
      Sun., April 14
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      Cattle Country Music Festival Day 3 w/ Eric Church, Chase Rice, Tracy Lawrence, William Clark Green, Blackhawk; Shane Smith & the Saints, Red Clay Strays, Hailey Whitters, Tanner Usrey; Austin Snell, Angel White, the Glorious Sons, more

      The Boot ranch outside of Gonzales kicks off its first Cattle Country Music Festival with a stacked lineup anchored by Texas stars. Koe Wetzel leads Friday with his country and alternative rock blend, setting up a Saturday with new Country Music HOFer Tanya Tucker preambling red-dirt superstars Whiskey Myers and the Randy Rogers Band. Sunday aptly delivers Eric Church, along with Austin’s Yellowstone breakout Shane Smith & the Saints. The downcard runs deep though, including Colbie Caillat, the War & Treaty, and William Beckmann (Saturday) plus William Clark Green, Hailey Whitters, and Tanner Usrey (Sunday). Come and take it. – Doug Freeman
      Sun., April 14, 11am  
      The Boot Ranch, Gonzales
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      Creating Encuentros: Changarrito 2012–2024

      Traveling in Mexico, you frequently encounter changarritos – portable food carts or tienditas run by hardworking entrepreneurs. The carts usually operate outside of any formal regulation and, in that way, mirror the resilience and creativity of Mexican culture. In 2005, artist Máximo González appropriated the concept of the changarrito as a way for artists to take their work directly to the people. The idea came to Austin’s venerable Mexic-Arte Museum in 2012, with dozens of artists displaying art and interacting with the public outside the Downtown gallery. The concept is back and will run through August. – Brant Bingamon
      Through August 25
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      Drag Your Ass to Brunch

      This baddie-friendly fête features host Eileen Dover and a monthly rotating cast every second Sunday. April special guests are TJ the DJ slinging hits, and Lone Star visitors Glitter Lxve (HTX), Sinema LaRue (HTX), and Joselyn Breezy (SATX).
      Sun., April 14
      Copperhead Club, 2120 E. Riverside
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      Fall in Love With Nature Day

      Ever been told to get outside and touch grass? Prove those haters wrong at McKinney Falls State Park. Breathe in the best of Austin’s closest state park with structured activities and guided exploration. Try your hand at archery or birdwatching, join group hikes, and absolutely take a dip under the titular waterfalls. We won’t tell anyone if you do fall in love, promise. But you might not be able to resist screaming about nature’s bountiful beauty from the nearest trailhead. – Cat McCarrey
      Sun., April 14
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      GoodPop’s Good Deeds Day Fest

      Finally, a Sunday afternoon outing with purpose. Whether you’re working off the effects of Saturday night, or trying to distract the whole family, you can get out and make the world a better place at the Good Deeds Day Fest. Take a one-stop-fits-all approach and work with a veritable slew of local nonprofits. Like animals? Make shelter toys and maybe even check out adopting a dog. Into sustainability? Sort recyclables or use them for creating art. Got an overly full pantry? Bring out those extra cans for donation. Reward your virtuous actions with the provided snacks and live music. Do good and feel good about it. – Cat McCarrey
      Sun., April 14  
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      Handmade Films Series

      George Harrison wasn’t just a musician: He was also an enormous film fan, so much so that he established one of the most exciting, innovative, devious, and artistically diverse British film studios of the 1980s. Join Austin writer Kristen O’Brien, daughter of co-founder Denis O’Brien, for a weekend of four of the studio’s best: crime classics Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, twisted kids’ delight Time Bandits, and wicked sex comedy The Missionary. – Richard Whittaker
      April 12-15
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      Into the Woods

      Who’s ready for a bedtime story? Because there’s nothing like Stephen Sondheim’s grand unification theory of the Brothers Grimm’s collection of German fairy tales. All your childhood folklore favorites become tangled up in the search for the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Underneath the toe-tappers and cunning one-liners, there’s a fable about the perils of getting what you wished for and not paying attention to what you have, a moral reiterated by a witch who’s not good, not nice; just right. – Richard Whittaker
      Through April 21
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      Jen Garrido: Shapes That Listen

      As a glasses-wearer, my vision unobstructed by assistive frames reveals a world of shapes – formless, edgeless, but colorful wonders nonetheless. Take a glance at Jen Garrido’s work, and you’ll feel as though your glasses have fallen away, too. The artist’s process, as she puts it, is “a delicate balance of choice and process.” She gravitates toward shapes that “tangle, overlap, sit, lean and lay” as a vessel for personal narratives and internal dialogues. While first looks may reveal only color and texture, Garrido’s paintings invite projection – so project your meanings any Tuesday-Sunday before the show’s April 28 end date. – James Scott
      Through April 28
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      Kamaiyah

      For Oakland emcee Kamaiyah, bounce-drenched new album Another Summer Night is nothing short of a victory lap. After landing in XXL’s highly coveted 2017 Freshman Class and appearing on fellow West Coast tastemaker YG’s lavish banger “Why You Always Hatin?” alongside Drake, the stars seemed aligned in her favor. Instead, the years that followed were dominated by label mismanagement, delayed project releases, and constant roadblocks. So the artist broke away from Interscope and 4Hunnid to found her independent GRND.WRK imprint, where she’s now championing the next generation’s underground wave – and carving out her own lane as one of the Bay Area’s finest. – Elizabeth Braaten
      Sun., April 14, 8pm  
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      Molly Sydnor’s “After the Rain Part I”

      A piece of Dallas artist Molly Sydnor lives in Austin this spring thanks to “After the Rain Part I,” a Big Medium pop-up exhibition of bright textiles. Like a touchable rainbow, the multicolor weavings run ceiling-to-floor in a tiny room of the arts organization’s South Congress Avenue gallery space. The claustrophobic container may “evoke anxiety,” the artist notes, but for Sydnor, the act of weaving is a meditative process. Catch the display from 7 to 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or weekends from 11am to 4pm. – Carys Anderson
      Through May 12
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      Old, New, Borrowed, Blue w/ Austin Symphonic Band [Portillo Performing Arts Center]

      As its name suggests, the next concert from the Official Band of the city of Austin celebrates classical music old and new. The 90-plus-piece woodwind and brass collective, led by Music Director Kyle Glaser, plots performances of Hailstork’s “New Wade’n Water,” Biebl’s “Ave Maria,” and Ticheli’s “Blue Shades”; more special, they’ll debut “Hill Country Festival,” Clifton Jones’ tribute to longtime Assistant Conductor Bill Haehnel, and “(Delusions of) Grandeur,” written by the band’s Young Composers’ Contest winner Christopher Lowry. The UNT grad will accept his award from the organization at the show. – Carys Anderson
      Sun., April 14, 4pm  
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      Open Preserve Weekend

      Feel like getting out in nature and enjoying spring before it turns into an unbearably hot summer? Just about an hour away lies 1,200 acres of ecologically sensitive land packed to the brim with gorgeous scenery and protected wildlife, and the Hill Country Conservancy invites you to come explore on this open weekend. They’ll have some reps on hand to answer questions, but this will be a self-guided experience you can do at your own pace over a couple of hours, and entry times will be staggered to ensure a peaceful experience for one and all. – Kat McNevins
      Sat.-Sun., April 13-14  
      Pecan Springs Karst Preserve, CR 232, Jarrell
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      RESCHEDULED FROM 9/21/23: Madonna

      Do you like to boogie-woogie? Now recovered from a 2023 bacterial infection, the Queen of Pop returns to complete her previously postponed Celebration Tour. As Madge’s first live retrospective, the show pulls from all corners of her 40-year career. Recent set lists reveal classics “Material Girl” and “Vogue” remain live staples, while the artist has also revived long-omitted deep cuts like “Live to Tell” and “Die Another Day.” I’m most pumped for Y2K banger “Music,” which the tireless singer once paired live, at 43 years old, with 15 jump squats. Still groundbreaking decades later, the choreo recently inspired a TikTok fitness challenge. – Carys Anderson
      Sun., April 14, 8:30pm  
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      Retro Eighties Tea Dance

      Support ASHwell’s Hill Country Ride for AIDS team while also enjoying a throwback banger. This tea dance has everything: DJ Daddy D; drag queen Simone Riviera; and vibrator races, which is where vibrators race.
      Sun., April 14
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      Romeo Y Juliet

      Wherefore art thou, bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic play about rivalry, young love, and sword fights? The romance is closer than you think: Writers KJ Sanchez and Karen Zacaría along with director Anna Skidis Vargas bring this timeless work into a new context, right on UT-Austin’s campus. The tale that pits Montague against Capulet settles in fair Alta, California, circa 1840. “Set in the limbo between Mexican rule and new statehood,” the event description reads, “this retelling shifts between English and Spanish, bringing new life to a well-loved tale of love, bloodshed, family and fate.” Now there’s an idea you won’t bite your thumb at. – James Scott
      Through April 14  
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      Soft Serve

      Celebrate R&B music in a queer-centric environment with host Gothess Jasmine and turntable princess BabiBoi. Plus: drag performances from Yvonna F Mei and Monica Monae Davenport.
      Sun., April 14
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      Texas Community Music Festival Day 3 w/ Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums, the Defibrillators, Mono Ensemble, Austin Banjo Club, Girl Scout Harp Ensemble, Austin Polka Band, Paul Klemperer & Manteca Beat, Austin Ukestra

      More than a simple weekend fest, this smorgasbord of live ensembles lays out your April calendar with 10 days of free, family-friendly music at one beloved Austin patio: outside the Central Market on North Lamar. Presented by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble since 2006, this event’s ethos is all in the no-stone-unturned names: Try Armadillo Swing Band, ACC Jazz Ensemble I, Girl Scout Harp Ensemble, Austin Banjo Club, Kat’s Porch Jam, the Skylarks, or Blowcomotion. Friday kicks off the 17th edition with a night of Austin blues under singer-songwriter Woot Talley’s band and the horn-fueled Rhythm Congress. – Rachel Rascoe
      Sun., April 14, 10:15am. Free.
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      The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body

      Black cultural studies scholar Lisa B. Thompson’s “theatrical love letter to Black women and girls” premieres to a sold-out crowd this Friday at the Vortex. The choreopoem – which incorporates music, movement, and design, and culminates in an audience dance party – is “about embracing the ‘soft life’ for Black women, whose labor and dedication has sustained people, communities, and institutions,” says Thompson, who conceived of the idea during her 2021 MacDowell artist residency. The show was subsequently developed during a 2023-24 Texas Performing Arts and Fusebox residency, and includes songs co-written with composers Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. and Vince Anthony, as well as collaborations with choreographer Sadé M. Jones. The show runs Thu.-Sun. through May 4, and tickets are selling fast! – Lina Fisher
      Thu.-Sun through May 4  
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      3 Chord Rodeo

      Second Sunday of every month, 3pm and Second Sunday of every month, 3pm
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      A Year With Frog and Toad

      For generations of children, Arnold Lobel’s stories of amphibian best buds Frog and Toad have been a charming guide to the complexities and joys of friendship. Now the pair take to the stage for this delightful Tony-nominated musical. It’s truly a family affair, adapted by Lobel’s son-in-law Mark Linn-Baker with music by Robert Reale and book & lyrics by his brother, Willie. This new production, directed by Best of Austin winner Sara Burke, features Jillian Sainz and Victoria Brown donning the signature jackets and trousers of Frog and Toad, respectively. – Richard Whittaker
      Fridays-Sundays. Through May 12
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      Disaster! The Musical

      The first night on a giant floating casino/discotheque just off Manhattan: What can possibly go wrong? Well, since this is the 1970s, the decade of the disaster movie, how about earthquakes, tidal waves, rats, explosions, and deadly slot machine handles? Jack Plotnick and Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway jukebox musical features toe-tappers from the decade of AOR and disco, so there’s no better place to be for a night of mayhem and Chuck Mangione. Just watch out for the sharks … – Richard Whittaker
      Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through April 21
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      ABC Kite Fest w/ MossFest (children's concert series)

      ABC Kite Fest is back! The beloved Austin festival will return to Zilker Park for its 96th edition Sunday, April 14, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Austinites and their families will be able to enjoy fun, all-ages activities at this year’s festival, including special activity areas for children and pets, children’s concert series MossFest and the Kite Contest and Showcase.
      Sun., April 14, 10am. Free.  
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      Ange K Band

      Sun., April 14, 6pm
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      Barton Creek Farmers Market

      A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
      Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
      4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)

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