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for Sat., March 25
  • ABC Kite Fest

    ABC Kite Fest, the largest and longest-running festival of its kind, is returning to Zilker Park! Now in its 95th year, the festival upholds an annual tradition of gathering the Austin community in celebration of spring. While kite flying remains the event’s main attraction, attendees can also enjoy live music, food and activities.
    Sat. Apr. 1, 10am-5pm  
    Zilker Park
  • Roaring 20s: Immersive Circus Theater

    Cirque Vida is teaming up with Fierce Whiskers Distillery to bring you a debaucherous night of cocktails, circus performances, vendors, costume contests and a ragtime swing band! Join us for this fully immersive experience. Dress up in the most glamorous of costumes and join our cast as we take you through a night of love, laughter and fun!
    Fri. Mar. 31, 8:30pm-12am  
    Fierce Whiskers Distillery
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    Visual Arts

    Here Today Gone Tomorrow

    Muralist Zuzu Perkal and more than 40 other artists of diverse disciplines have come together for this creative takeover of a soon-to-be-demolished duplex, one of the most popular spots on the East Austin Studio Tour. See the interactive and ephemeral art installation across eight different rooms of the 1960s residence: murals, sculptures, light art, textile art, interactive artwork – with live music, an artist market, the ATX Urban Art book signing, and live painting.
    Sat., March 25, noon-5pm. $20.  
    2107 Alamo
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      Austin Dance Festival

      Austin Dance Festival is an annual dance festival inspired by the global makers of modern, post-modern, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. The festival’s events include professional dance showcases by artists from across the country, concerts by youth dance companies, and an international dance film screening. Also: a master class series, artist interviews, a pro chat Q&A, and a college dance fair. See the website for more information.
      Fri.-Sun., March 24-26. $15-25.  
    • Music

      Black Flag [outside]

      If only we still had Spot around to share stories from the recording of the album that saw Black Flag turn hardcore punk into an endurance test. Longtime Austinite Glen “Spot” Lockett – who died at 71 earlier this month – was the studio architect for My War, part of an astonishing run of albums he helmed as SST Records’ in-house producer (with others including Big Boys, Meat Puppets, Hüsker Dü, and Misfits). After a recording hiatus due to a legal battle with its distributor, Black Flag pivoted to sludge metal on the 1984 LP and stretched its anger across overlong songs, including a closing trifecta that clocks in just shy of 20 minutes. With guitarist Greg Ginn as the only original member still in the fold, the Austin stop kicks off a 40th-anniversary run performing My War in its entirety.
      Sat., March 25, 8:30pm  
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      NASCAR at COTA

      Another unforgettable race weekend with the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. A variety of ticket packages are available, and even camping if you want to immerse yourself in the action. Grammy winner Darius Rucker will rock you like a wagon wheel at the pre-race concert Sunday, and other entertainment includes a barbecue showdown, a Ricky Bobby impersonator, Lucha Libre wrestling, and an acrobatic/aquatic show with mermaids and more.
      Fri.-Sun., March 24-26  
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      Rodeo Austin

      This annual family-friendly event offers something for everyone: Pro Rodeo action, live music, Austin’s largest carnival, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, a livestock show, and a variety of special attractions. The concert lineup spans a variety of genres, with an eclectic mix including Flo Rida, Sugar Ray, La Zenda Norteña, Tracy Lawrence, and many others.
      March 10-25. $10, adults; $5, children 12 and under.  
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      Adam Gopnik: The Real Work

      BookPeople welcomes Adam Gopnik to celebrate the release of The Real Work. The event will include an author discussion, an audience Q&A, and a signing line.
      Sat., March 25, 7pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Art & Parks Tour

      This sweet opportunity comes to us from the Downtown Austin Alliance, the Pease Park Conservancy, and Ride Bikes Austin – so we know it's a damned good thing indeed. Take the self-guided Art & Parks Tour to explore the best of what Downtown Austin art and parks have to offer through this selection of curated murals, artworks, and greenspaces. You can sign up anytime, so click that URL and get ready to learn the most vibrantly visual parts of your city soon – live and in person.
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      Classical Music

      Austin Classical Guitar: We’ve Always Known

      ACG Music & Healing has long built connections in our community, pairing songwriters with people experiencing profound challenges to use music as a pathway for connection and self-expression in creating original songs that give voice to their hopes, fears, and dreams. This concert brings together four amazing singer/songwriters to re-interpret, re-visit, and share some extraordinary pieces of music. Featuring guitarist Claire Puckett, violinist Camille Schiess, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Fears, and guitarist Travis Marcum.
      March 25-26. Sat., 4:30 & 8pm; Sun., 4:30pm. $35-75.  
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      Austin FC

      Vs. Colorado.
      Sat., March 25, 7:30pm  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Dripping Springs Brewers Festival

      Mmmmm, here come more local, thirst-quenching craft suds than you can shake a beer stein at, right out there in the beautiful burg where our Texas Hill Country begins. Suggestion: Get yourself a wristband ($25 for eight tastings, $40 for unlimited) and drink to your palate’s joy while listening to live music from Jankey and Monte Good.
      Sat., March 25, 11am-5pm. $25-40.  
      311 Old Fitzhugh, Dripping Springs
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      Visual Arts

      Lora Reynolds Gallery: Snails In Comparison

      The Lora Reynolds gallery inaugurates its brand new space(!) with this whimsical and wonderful show by those irrepressible Haas Brothers. Observe as fraternal twins Niki and Simon Haas unveil a group of sculptures of big, bizarre snails: their first endeavors in combining a material new to their practice (blown glass, which constitutes the gastropod's soft bodies) with another medium they've known longer than any other: the snails' shells are hand-carved marble.
      Opening reception: Sat., March 25, 6-8pm
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      Monte Warden

      The multi-platinum, Grammy winning singer/songwriter brings his talents to the scenic outdoor venue, with a show raising funds for the Special Olympics.
      Sat., March 25, 6:30pm  
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      Museum of Graffiti: Superplastic Giveaway

      Don't miss your chance to visit "The Art of Hip Hop" at the Museum of Graffiti's Austin pop-up and take home an exclusive Superplastic toy. Plan your visit between March 24th and March 28th to be among the first 25 attendees and secure your limited-edition collectible.
      Through March 28  
      809 E. Sixth
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Point Break (1991)

      Master Pancake: Tickets are selling like hotcakes for this screening to be riffed on by the comedy masters.
      Sat., March 25, 7:15pm, 10:15pm  
    • Community

      Out of Town

      Sherwood Forest Faire

      Come to be entertained, stay for the food, and return often to browse the artisan market.
      March 4-April 23. Sat.-Sun., 10am-dusk; and Fri., March 17  
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      Taylor Tomlinson

      Comedian Taylor Tomlinson, who's got two hourlong specials on Netflix (Look at You and Quarter-Life Crisis), brings the "Have It All" tour to Austin.
      March 25-26. Sat., 7 & 9:30pm; Sun., 7pm. $29.75-59.75.  
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      The Dragonfly Princess

      The Vortex presents ethos' classic tale of magic, power, and transformation. Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novella, "The Heart of Darkness," Chad Salvata created the story, music, and aesthetics of this epic wherein we "journey with Princess Mala as she rides Xéphyra the Dragonfly into the wilds in search of Vyn, the renegade Sorceress. The Magic of the Pearls, the Mysteries of the Temples, and the Secrets of the Ages are revealed as Mala is transformed from the Green Princess into the Red Queen." The intense musical spectacle won a B. Iden Payne award in 2007, and this new production directed by Bonnie Cullum features eight additional scenes and songs – and all new designs and choreography.
      Through April 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-37.  
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      The Tavern

      Different Stages presents this rollicking George M. Cohan melodrama, first produced in the 1920s, set in a tavern on a dark and lonely road in the middle of the night, and here directed by Norman Blumensaadt. "During a fierce storm, the tavern owner, his son, and their servants give lodging to the Governor and his family, a vengeful woman, and a mysterious vagabond."
      Through April 2. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-35.  
    • Music

      Who Got Motion w/ Shirt Off Fe, Jahleel4Real, MsGold, Stasseny, J Rich Tha Don [control room]

      Part two of the Seventh Street venue’s hip-hop weekend doubleheader features promising artists MsGold and Stasseny as part of its all-Austin bill. The former’s February single, “Call the Plug Up,” enlists a verse from Sauce Walka affiliate Peso Peso.
      Sat., March 25, 7pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Women & Their Work: Then and Now

      Lindy Chambers observes and animates the often overlooked aspects of rural Texas life, her subjects ranging from recognizable iconography (mobile homes, stray dogs, lambs, piles of trash), to graphic abstractions, to the amorphously biological and otherworldly.
      Opening reception: Sat., March 25, 7-9pm. Free.  
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