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    Zilker Kite Festival

    Fly your own kite or hang out and enjoy the spectacle (there's also a fun run). Kids can enjoy other activities such as face painting and a concert. All are welcome (dogs too)!
    Sun., March 31, 10am-5pm. Free.
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Funniest Person in Austin

      Here it is again – the annual competition that brings all the ATX funny to one stage, at least sequentially, in order to determine who's gonna wear the cape and crown. Oh! Who's gonna be the winnah? Who's gonna be the champeen? First, there's about a month of prelims, where the chaff is separated from the wheat. Then, the semifinals, where the wheat is culled until only the best parts remain. And then, the finals, the ultimate night, where the grains with brains are nothing like corny and they represent, pretty much, the pinnacle of contemporary humor in this town. Make your reservations for that last night now, while you still can – but check out some of the early action, too: You'll be surprised how funny a bunch of eventual losers can be.
      Sundays-Tuesdays, through May 13, 8pm. $6 and up.  
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      Classical Music

      A Symphony of Voices: Choral Masterworks of Tudor England

      Many voices, both solo and choral, perform the sublime, moving, and exhilarating music of early Tudor England, with music compiled between c. 1490 and c. 1510, featuring guests Ryland Angel, Erin Calata, Temmo Korisheli, Joel Nesvadba, and Mary Springfels.
      March 30-31. Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $25-30 ($5, students at the door).
    • Food

      Food Events

      American Lamb Jam Tour

      On this day, for the start to this multicity tour, over a dozen chefs from the hottest restaurants in town will duke it out for the title of Lamb Jam Austin Champion. From lamb-belly ramen to lamb-ham cubanos, these chefs will take food lovers on a culinary tour across the globe as they compete in four cuisine categories: Asian, Latin, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern. Bonus: Bartenders, winemakers, brewers, and culinary artisans of all sorts add to the feasting. Whose American lamb dish will reign supreme? Attendees (that’s you, citizen) and local food media will decide.
      Sun., March 31, 2-6pm  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      Austin Symphonic Band: Sounds of Spring

      Austin Symphony Orchestra director Peter Bay will guest-conduct the Austin Symphonic Band in Vincent Persichetti's Divertimento for Band. The band will also perform Portrait in Jade by Austin composer Ryan George, and other pieces celebrating the breadth and depth of the concert band repertoire. Richard Floyd conducts.
      Sun., March 31, 4pm. $8-12.  
    • 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. And – hey!Raskolnikov! – here's our review of the show.
      Through April 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-30.  
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      Arts & Culture

      Die Felicia Presents: Horror Classics

      Our ghoulie grrrls are back, and they’re screaming Scary Movie – as in: “[Ghostface voice] Do you like scary movies?” but the “funny” one instead.
      Sun., March 31, 8-11pm. Free.  
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      Community

      G.R.I.T.S.: Growing Up Black, Female, and Queer

      Hear E. Patrick Johnson – an author, professor, and artist – share from his latest book, Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History, which just so happens to be a 2019 Lambda Literary Award Finalist.
      Sun., March 31, 1-2:30pm  
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      Community

      Gay Icons Play Kickball!

      Queer kickball returns for a whole new season. Anyone can play, but you’ll be more popular if you masquerade as your gayest icon. Getcher game faces on, QTs!
      Sun., March 31, 3pm  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Grimm Tales

      In this new, full-length work, Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills explores the dark underpinnings of fairytales to bring you the odd and vivid beauty of the lessons they impart, the social contexts they inform. Inspired by the visual art of Natalie Frank, with music composed (and performed live!) by Graham Reynolds, the world premiere of Grimm Tales will leave you unsettled, unafraid, and undeniably hungry for more.
      March 29-31. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-89.  
    • Music

      HONK!TX day three

      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.”
      Sun., March 31
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      I Am Cuba (1964)

      Newly Restored: The film is a stylistically brilliant quartet of vignettes set during the waning years of the Batista regime. The interconnecting stories that propel the film along were written by Russian poet laureate Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
      Sun., March 31, 4:30  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      L'Atalante and Taris

      Essential Cinema: Complete Works of Jean Vigo: The French classic L'Atalante is a work of enduring poetry that has launched a thousand other movies, and is the filmmaker's only feature-length film. It will be preceded by "Taris," a short about the Olympic swimming champion.
      Sun., March 31, 2:00  
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      March Moderns: Canticle

      Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Conspirare returns to its festival roots with March Moderns, performing Kile Smith’s ethereal setting of the Spiritual Canticle of the 15th century mystic, St. John of the Cross.
      Sun., March 31, 4pm. $20-50.  
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    • Music

      Mike Dillon Band feat. Brad Houser & Brandon Aly, Freedonia (7:00)

      Christopher Cross leads eight-man ATX all-stars.
      Sun., March 31
    • Arts

      Classical Music

      One Ounce Opera: Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera

      The progressive vocal powerhouses of OOO present their fourth annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce concert in the intimate surroundings of the Museum of Human Achievement, with this year’s winning crop of micro-operas performed – beautifully – in English, featuring intriguing characters, unexpected stories, varied styles and colors. Recommended: Join director Julie Fiore and her company of glory for this showcase of new works. Note: Some of this material is, ah, definitely not for the kiddos, capisce? Bonus: Beverages from Tito's, Live Oak, and Whitestone.
      Through March 31. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $20-25 (free on March 24).  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Suspiria (1977)

      Evergreens: Yankee ingenue Harper arrives at an elite ballet academy just in time for all hell to break loose: mysterious deaths, maggots falling from the ceiling, and a grisly end for prolific oddball Kier. Does unspeakable evil lurk behind the walls? You betcha.
      Sun., March 31, 7:00  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Tapestry: The Souls of Our Feet III

      See the likes of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers return to life in a backdrop of tap-dancing Hollywood classics, as well as contemporary choreography set to the jazz standards of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and others.
      March 28-31. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $35 and up.
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Juniper Tree (1990)

      Lates: Loosely inspired by the Grimms' fairy tale of the same name, two sisters wander the Icelandic landscape after their mother is sentenced to death for witchcraft.
      Sun., March 31, 5:00  
    • Music

      The Music of Talking Heads for Kids [outside]

      Courtesy of NYC’s Rock & Roll Playhouse.
      Sun., March 31, 11am
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      Trans Day of Visibility

      Celebrate trans life with Gender Unbound and The Q in honor of 2019’s Day of Visibility. They’ve got performances, activities, and more put on by local trans creatives and magicmakers.
      Sun., March 31, 2-6pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Community

      Understanding & Preventing Suicide in LGBTQ+ Communities

      Queer communities continue to face a greater risk of suicide. IN light, you're invited to a presentation on suicide prevention complete with resources to help communities better understand and implement policies, programs, and practices support queer (and straight) youth.
      Sun., March 31, 1-3pm. Free.  
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    • 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
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Amélie (2001)

      Here's a film that wants you to get happy. The plot is as thin as rice paper, about a twentysomething lonelyhearts waitress in Montmarte named Amélie (Tautou) who decides to try to effect small but meaningful changes in the lives of those around her – but it's sure to win you over.
      Sun., March 31, 12:00  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      America's Musical Journey (2018)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Follow Aloe Blacc as he traces Louis Armstrong’s footsteps through the colorful locales and cultures where America’s music was born.
      Sun., March 31, 12:20  
    • Music

    • Music

    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Art for the People: Robots in Rowboats

      The colorful artwork of Lauren Briére escorts the viewer on a visual journey into outer space, the fun of sports, walks in nature, adventures in rowboats, and more – with robots.
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Atelier Dojo

      This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!

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