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  • Music

    Y'all or Nothing: Queer Texas Showcase w/ New Dad, Louisianna Purchase, Cap'n Tits, Spicy Town, p1nkstar, Y2K, Ruby Knight, Ansem, Purple Matter, Dr. Beard, Andie Flores, La Morena (9:00)

    Showcasing the best and brightest queer music makers is what Cheer Up Charlies does. This weekend is no exception. Returning for its seventh year on Saturday is Y’all or Nothing, curated by music lovers and film fanatics Tish Sparks and Jeremy von Stilb of Contrast Film Fest. Aside from a short film program in between sets, Texas’ queerest talent performs, including disco queen DJ Cap’n Tits, electronic pop starlette p1nkstar, and a titillating performance by Austin’s Best Drag Queen Louisianna Purchase.
    Sat., March 9, 9pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      aGLIFF Queer Filmmakers Brunch

      Join Austin's queer film fest for their annual breakfast taco bar and mimosa-fueled mixer for the LGBTQ filmmakers in town for SX.
      Sat., March 9, 11am. Free.  
    • Music

      Anoushka Shankar

      Ravi Shankar’s sitar scion.
      Sat., March 9, 7pm
    • Food

      Food Events

      Austin Crawfish Festival

      Q: Why are crawfish like Pokemons? A: Because you've got to catch the mall! That is to say, you can catch your tastiest mudbugs at the Barton Creek Square mall this Friday and Saturday, as the first annual Austin Crawfish Festival promises all manner of cajun-style seafood, craft beer, live music, and interactive games, featuring 8,000 pounds of hot boiled crawfish and shrimp prepared on-site.
      Fri.-Sat., March 8-9, 11am-10pm. $5-60.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin Spurs

      Vs. Stockton Kings.
      Sat., March 9, 7pm. $6-79.  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Austin Troubadours: Let's Dance … Like In the Renaissance

      Slobodan Vujisic and his talented cohort of period-instrument revelers take you on a musical journey through 15th- and 16th-century Europe, with Renaissance songs from Italy, England, Spain and France accompanied by the historically based dance choreography of Toni Bravo.
      Sat., March 9, 8pm. $10-20.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Black Bodies (2018)

      This film is a candid, thoughtful, and courageous exploration into what it means to be Black in America and in the world. Sixteen Black folks of different ages, backgrounds, religions, nationalities, and skin tones are featured, including former City Council Member Ora Houston.
      Sat., March 9, 10:00am
    • Music

      Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

      San Francisco singer/songwriter/guitarist Chuck Prophet is such a Continental Club favorite that he commands three shows there in two nights. No new album to promote, the wide-ranging roots rocker gets down to the business of smart licks, hot grooves, and songs that should be the envy of anyone collecting awards at the Americana Music Festival. Barfield follows on Friday, while Curse of Lono opens on Saturday.
      Sat., March 9, 8pm, 11:59pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Cloud Tree Studios: Andy St. Martin

      Austin-based abstract painter St. Martin's large creations and limited palettes "combine with his expressively edited gestures and general lust for life," as you can see in this new show curated by his longtime friend Brian David Johnson at Cloud Tree – featuring an overview of works that began in 1999.
      Closing reception: Thu., March 28, 6-9pm
    • Music

      Danny Schmidt

      Danny Schmidt’s writing winds uniquely dense, each song unraveling an entire world within the narrative. Standard Deviation marks the local songwriter’s ninth LP, not counting his acclaimed duets with fellow songsmith and wife Carrie Elkin, and reflect his new perspective brought on by fatherhood. With a pointed emotional impact encapsulating hopes and fears, Schmidt’s trembling tenor wields detailed parables and lullabies of wonder in a new world unfolding as he marks his career’s 20th year.
      Sat., March 9, 8:30pm
    • Music

      Deafheaven, Baroness, Zeal & Ardor

      Ahead of the follow-up to 2015 PTSD soundtrack Purple, Savannah hard rock powerhouse Baroness co-headlines with post-black metal Californians Deafheaven, whose 2018 LP Ordinary Corrupt Human Love received a Grammy nomination. Unlikely bedfellows? Both bands push the boundaries of what’s acceptable in the headbanger world. Appropriately, Switzerland’s bizarro blackened gospel metal band Zeal & Ardor opens.
      Sat., March 9, 7:30pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Dog Magic: Woman’s Best Friend

      Rachel Martin and Suze Kemper, those indefatigable Hard Women, present a new original work that explores the profound and mysterious bond between women and their dogs. This much-anticipated resurgence of performance art includes monologues, movement, songs, tableaux vivant headdresses, dog ventriloquist dummies, flying marionettes, video interviews, audience interactions, a dog devotional shrine, and a canine version of “Zoltar the Great.” Recommended!
      March 7-10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-35 (2-for-1 Thu. & Sun. with canned food donation).  
    • Music

      Flametrick Subs (9:00)

      How Satan’s own rockabilly band fits in the Driskill bar is indeed black magic.
      Sat., March 9
    • Community

      Sports

      Huston-Tillotson Baseball

      All double-headers.
      Vs. University of Houston – Victoria: Fri., March 8, 1pm; Sat., March 9, noon. Vs. Texas A&M: Tue., March 12, 2pm  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Lardo Weeping

      This is LOLA's workshop premiere of a chamber opera based on the legendary show by Terry Galloway, featuring a libretto by Galloway and an original score by Peter Stopschinski. The production stars mezzo-soprano Liz Cass as Dinah LeFarge, a "quite cleverly intellectual, rather sexual woman of independent means who seldom ventures outside her apartment and refuses to answer her door unarmed." Oh, this'll be some kind of a thing, all right!
      March 9-16. Wed.-Sat., 7pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-50.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Mondo Gallery: The (Twin Peaks) Art of Greg Ruth

      This show displays Ruth's gorgeous and eerie* interpretations of Twin Peaks, featuring more than 60 prints inspired by the Showtime series from Mark Frost and David Lynch. Asterisk: How could they be otherwise, citizen?
      Reception: Fri., March 8, 6-10pm  
    • 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
    • Music

      Reggae/Ska Sound Clash w/ General Smiley, Lakandon, the Contrabandits, the Inverters, Roots of Clay, Lion Heights, & more (4:20)

      Break out the dubplates, it’s a sound clash! The undisputed heavyweight on this bout bill is dancehall legend General Smiley, who brought the “Rub a Dub Style” to Jamaica as one-half of duo Michigan & Smiley on Studio One starting in the late Seventies. The O.G. comes backed by local sixpiece Lakandon, while the undercard features the punk-fueled ska of the Inverters, Houston’s Roots of Clay, as well as Austin’s Contrabandits and Lion Heights.
      Sat., March 9, 4:20pm  
      free
    • Music

      Surf by So What w/ Bat City Surfers, Boss Jaguars, Nematoads, Del-Vipers (1:30)

      Ride the wave into the mania of SXSW with a free afternoon gig showcasing homegrown instrumental surf rock. Nematoads’ Link Wray-inspired sound skews twangy, a grooving, jangly, country-infused sound punctured by brass, while the Boss Jaguars channel a spaghetti Western sound, and trio Del-Vipers play spooky surf. Toting “horror surf,” Bat City Surfers’ freak-out sound skitters with a harder edge, somehow blending Sixties garage rock with propulsive hardcore.
      Sat., March 9
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      The Austin Switch: Queer Baseball

      Admit it, we had you at queer sandlot team, right? The Austin Switch goes bat to ball with the Texas Playboys, but what if this baseball game also had the Fuck Face Twins DJ’ing with special guest DJ Lynne T of Lesbians on Ecstasy? Brand New Key will also be there rocking out and collecting cash for Out Youth.
      Sat., March 9, 3pm. $10.
      The Long Time, 5707 Dunlap
    • Music

      Tomar & the FCs

      Live – as at the Austin Music Awards last week – Tomar Williams can be the spitting image of Otis Redding. Fifth of seven siblings to a dynastic musical family from Victoria that spun off the Jackson 5-like 6:AM in the Eighties, Williams sings like the late, great soul legend as well. At the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar last year, directed to basically play unplugged so as not to disturb shoppers, Williams and his “Funky Caucasians” riled up a full audience basically with soul whispers.
      Sat., March 9, 10pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Wally Workman Gallery: Deconstructing Nostalgia

      Elizabeth Chapin’s work references her Southern upbringing and the conflicted nostalgia surrounding the gentility and graciousness of the South. "Chapin views much of this culture as made possible largely by graceless and dark systems. This obfuscation of ugliness and the worship of appearance is the theme that runs throughout her new body of work." Ayup. Now, how about a large array of exemplary fauvist portraits, sometimes embellished by frames of tulle or active neon twisted like wild yarn? This fierce combo sizzles like angel spit on a griddle, makes eyes take wing. Recommended.
      Tuesdays-Sundays. Through March 24
    • Music

      White Ghost Shivers

      Another Austin Music Award for Best Jazz goes to Austin’s old-timey vaudevillians.
      Sat., March 9, 6:30pm
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Y'all or Nothing

      Back for its seventh season and this time round curators Tish Sparks and Jeremy von Stilb are spotlighting Texas's queerest talent with New Dad celebrating an album release, Louisianna Purchase, Cap'n Tits, Spicy Town, p1nkstar, and a short film program curated by Contrast Film Fest to really embrace SX’s many facets.
      Sat., March 9, 9pm-1am  
    • Music

      Yeast by Sweet Beast day two w/ No I'm the Leader (1:30am), Pleb, V.vecker (12mid), Nokken & the Grim, Book of Shadows, & more

      Out of the woodwork and into the wild arrives three days’ worth of experimentalism. Curated by drummer, theremin whisperer, and aerialist Anne Heller, YXSB makes up in singularity what it lacks in silence. In its 19th year, the pre-SXSW fest features the drip-drop flatline of Night Viking, tabletop hijinks of Aunts Analog, lower joint neo-folk of Nøkken + the Grim, and many more outfits whose sounds well exceed the possibilities of their oft-abstract names.
      Sat., March 9, 1:30pm  
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    • Community

      Civic Events

      2019 Women’s Summit

      Details coming soon; email montserrat@texasaflcio.org with questions.
      Sat., March 9, 8am-4:30pm. $50.  
    • Community

      Events

      2nd Saturdays at Whole Foods Arbor Trails

      Shop local handmade items and vintage wares curated by the Austin Flea.
      Sat., March 9, 10am-4pm. Free.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Alita: Battle Angel: Passport to Iron City

      Explore the setting of Robert Rodriguez's new film, the post-apocalyptic, gritty, refuse-filled Iron City. You'll interact with city residents, earn credits for completing puzzles and challenges, experiment with the technology, and uncover hidden clues. The film opens Feb. 14.
      Jan. 29-March 31. Daily, 2-10pm. $25.
      1901 E. 51st
    • 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

      Visual Arts

      AARC: Let the Colors Speak

      Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and both proud Austinites now, document their individual journeys through watercolor and acrylic paintings, depicting the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in the two communities they love.
      Through March 30  

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