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    HONK!TX day one

    Dozens of local, regional, and even international brass bands marauding through some of Austin finest parks filled with families, students, and Austin musicians might as well be called Pied Piper Fest for its loyalty among homegrown music freaks. Totally free and unfailingly funky, it’s only weird in that it doesn’t occur in every city from here to Manitoba. Ascending ATX crew Big Wy’s Brass Band – led by Chronicle senior ad rep Jerald Corder’s son Wyatt – can already be considered HONK!TX veterans.: “Our first honk experience was in 2015, when we were still seniors in high school and played at the Snack Bar on South Congress and in Pan Am Park as well,” writes in Wyatt. “We didn’t know what we were getting into, since we had never played a festival before, let alone a hippie DIY brass band festival. It was a real culture shock to how quirky people can be.”: Brass bands, too, seeing as Big Wy’s horn blowers were soon covering Dr. Dre classic “The Next Episode” for a small throng at Saturday’s main attraction in Adams Park (out back of Spider House), where crews round robin all the grass corners.: “I love hip-hop and rap, and have always tried to integrate that influence into Big Wy’s,” explains the trumpet-bearing bandleader. “HONK!TX is really special because every band is comprised of people that are playing music just for the love of it, and all of the volunteers working it are really down-to-earth people that are happy to help. I’d say for the first-time attendee to keep an open mind and mix and mingle with some of the most wackiest and genuine people in the world.”
    Fri., March 29, 6pm
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      3LAU, Lamar

      Fri., March 29, 10pm
    • 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
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      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

      Comedy

      A Herald To the Harold

      The Harold is a unique improv format that explores connections and human emotion in a very distinct way. This show brings you three improv troupes – with three variations on that format. It's fast, it's funny, it's up Close and personal.
      Fri.-Sat., March 29-30, 8pm. $15.
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      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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      Visual Arts

      AgavePrint: How Life Is

      Graham Dickie’s photographs of hip-hop in rural Southeast Louisiana approach Southern rap with "a grassroots, humanistic perspective, focusing on aspiring artists and how their music relates to their communities and everyday lives."
      Through March 29

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