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    Art City Austin

    This annual outdoor fair with works in paint, photography, fiber, wood, glass, and more, will showcase more than 75 artists and contemporary galleries from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. With live music and entertainment for kids of all ages. It's a big two-day hullabaloo filled with art, art, and art; also: artist talks, culinary demos by local chefs and experts, local music, food trucks, adult libations, interactive experiences, and city-wide art tours around town. See website (or here, for a glimpse of last year's glory) for more. Oh, and there's a totally rockin' preview party, too.
    Sat.-Sun., April 13-14, 10am-6pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      The Back Pack: Wear and Tear

      We can't recommended this thing highly enough, isn't that how the saying goes? It's true here: This Back Pack quartet of comic and live-narrative brilliance – that's Pete Betcher, Katie Kohler, Justin Morley, and Jeremiah Rosenberger – will, at the very least, put a big ol' grin on your entertainment-craving face with a "fast-paced movement-based comedy extravaganza creatively combining non-spoken performance, music, dance, and media, this time plopped in the round, for an all-sides-are-our-good-side viewing experience."
      Through April 20. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15.  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      Amplified Sound Compatibility Engagement Meeting

      See the city's Economic Development Department’s Music & Entertainment Division draft recommendations for Amplified Sound Impact and provide input.
      Sat., April 13, 1:30-3:30pm. Free.  
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      Visual Arts

      Art City Austin: Gallery 35

      This showcase of artwork by Roi James is accompanied by a multicourse dinner by chefs Nicholas Yanes of Juniper and Melissa Carroll of Le Politique. The dinner will be paired with wines by sommelier Paul Ozbirn and art-inspired cocktails by Travis Tober. Bonus: live music by Bill Carter, Gabriel Rhodes, and Bale Creek Allen. And tickets to this event also get you access to both days of Art City Austin. Yeah, we're calling it a worthwhile expenditure for a heavenly, art-filled night in this bustling city.
      Sat., April 13, 6:30pm. $300.  
    • Music

      Austin Jukebox 14 w/ Eugene Chadbourne & friends

      Beerland’s Austin Jukebox series scores a new coup with iconoclastic guitarist Eugene Chadbourne. From free jazz acoustic guitar to improvisational C&W, the former Shockabilly leader boasts decades of defying musical expectations. The New Yorker’s first Austin appearance since 2008 includes duo Ralph White & Walter Daniels and saxophonist Alex Coke’s jazz trio.
      Sat., April 13, 9pm
    • Community

      Sports

      Austin Sol

      Vs. Dallas Roughnecks:
      Sat., April 13, 6pm. $9.99 online; $12 at gate; $4.99 ages 12-17; under 12, free.  
      Rudolph Gamblin Field, 1102 S. Congress
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Blade Runner (1982)

      Blade runner Rick Deckard (Ford) races to terminate genetically engineered humanoids who've stolen a space ship and returned to Earth to find their creator in Scott's neon-drenched film loosely adapted from Phillip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
      Sat., April 13, 10:45  
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      Visual Arts

      Butridge Gallery: Mayuko Ono Gray and Katy Schmader

      Gray’s graphite drawings combine traditional Japanese calligraphy with Western drawing practices and aesthetic; Schmader’s abstract collages explore the connection between tactile traces of a physical environment and the historic system of landscape semiotics.
      Through May 3
    • Food

      Food Events

      Cherrywood Coffeehouse: 10th Anniversary Crawfish Party

      This beloved neighborhood gathering spot fueled by caffeine and draft beer and some of the best diner food in town celebrates its 10th anniversary with a full afternoon of events. The crawfish boil kicks off with a brassy performance by the Minor Mishap Marching Band, followed by songs and bubbles from children’s entertainer Staci Gray, and then some sweet indie-licious tunes from Neal Mehta among the Crafternoon ATX activities. It’ll be a whole family-friendly Saturday of nonstop goodness, we’re thinking.
      Sat., April 13, noon-7pm. $10 a plate for them mudbugs, now.  
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      Visual Arts

      Collection Rert: Art 'n Stufffff

      This is "an afternoon yard sale, auction, learning experience, and your ticket to avoid boredom" from that Rert crowd, yes, indeed!
      Sat., April 13, 2-5pm
      2608-B Rogers
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      Dance

      Concatenation

      That unstoppable Ready/Set/Go! company presents an evening of dance from Katherine Hodges, Rosalyn Nasky(!), Emily Rushing, and their cohort of kinetic conspirators.
      Thu.-Sat., April 11-13, 8pm. $15-20.  
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      Dance

      Corps Multiple: Residency

      This French dance company performs their new work at the Vortex tonight, using live music, contemporary dance, singing, and more. It's strange, it's beautiful, it's free!
      Sat., April 13, 6-8pm. Free.  
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      Civic Events

      DELAYED: Keep Austin Beautiful Day

      UPDATE: Currently, most Saturday Projects have been delayed to a 1pm start time for volunteer safety. Clean Lady Bird Lake Waterway projects are canceled, as is the after party at Givens Park. Check Keep Austin Beautiful’s website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, for updates.: Be one of 3,000 local volunteers helping to plant trees, build gardens, and pick up litter at over 100 projects throughout the city to keep our green spaces green and waterways clean! Presented by Samsung Austin Semiconductor.
      Sat., April 13, 1-3pm. Free.  
      All across Austin
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      Visual Arts

      Dimension Gallery: Unusual Kinships

      The artist Magdalena Jarkowiec knows about unusual kinships, all right. The kinship of fabric to structure, for instance, as evidenced in her oddly humanoid soft sculptures – the enormous one that's long been towering over Dimension Gallery's Paved Garden, for one; and the other figurative creations, somewhat smaller, that have enhanced live performances in this town. And now Jarkowiec's got her first solo show of such sculptures in Austin, featuring a bright array of human/object hybrid forms, dollhouselike installations, hanging portraits of lovers and friends … and all of it rich with her characteristic humor and invention. Recommended.
      Through May 18
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Double Scorpio With Por Detroit

      A rowdy night to remember, cuz Double Scorpio has intertwined itself with Mexico City’s infamous underground rave, Por Detroit. Dylan Reece and Mouthfeel open it up for the players from CDMX to close it out. Double Scorpio shop on-site and open bar, too, boo.
      Sat., April 13, 10pm-4am. $20-25.  
      Location provided after ticket sale
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      Events

      Earth Day Austin

      The largest sustainability event in Central Texas, Earth Day Austin includes a rock-climbing wall, community justice hub, kids' yoga, live music, vegetarian food vendors, and many, many opportunities to learn about doing better by Mother Earth.
      Sat., April 13, noon-6pm. Free.
    • Music

      Electric Lounge 20th anniversary show w/ Sixteen Deluxe, Pong, Gay Sportscasters, Wannabes, & more

      Although it existed for a mere seven years, the Electric Lounge (1993-1998) enjoyed an outsize impact on the Austin music scene, nurturing a generation of artists from Graham Reynolds to Spoon. That legacy informs the venue’s double-decade reunion, a benefit for Mosaic Sound Collective, ailing local artist Jason Austin, and the SIMS Foundation.: “That was our Liberty Lunch,” says Shinyribs leader Kevin Russell, here performing songs by his alt.country stars the Gourds, who established locally behind a residency at the venue. “It’s where the Gourds took off. Before that, no one knew who we were. Those Tuesday nights more than anything, and opening for Lucinda Williams.: “We’d open for Richard Buckner, or someone coming through who needed a little help with the crowd. At that point in our career, no one was telling us we couldn’t play too much. It was a great time, before managers and booking agents and all that stuff. We grew up there.”: Despite the Lounge’s influence, its history has largely been subsumed by ensuing music progress, notes Russell.: “It was a short period of time, and a certain slice of Austin people,” he adds. “It’s not as ubiquitous as the Armadillo. Our generation, we’re not as well known for our formative music venue, but maybe this’ll be good for that – to look back and think this was a good thing happening. It made a positive difference in the life of the city and the lives of the people involved in it.”: See the full Kevin Russell Q&A at austinchronicle.com/daily/music.
      Sat., April 13
    • Music

      I Hate I Skate w/ Blank Hellscape, Lip Service, Mangala, Muther, Parasitic Violence, Scan, Skeleton, Stress Group

      Skateboards, street wear, hardcore punk: Victor Ziolkowski’s second I Hate I Skate gathering continues Saturday with mid-day punk/metal mayhem at Hotel Vegas in between a skate contest and pop-up shows in drainage tunnels. Sunday yields a fashion showcase at Barracuda before returning to Hotel Vegas for closing ceremonies. Hit IHIS socials for scheduling.
      Sat., April 13
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      ICOSA Gallery: Ultima Thule

      New works by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Kate Csillagi, who have joined forces for the first time to provide a journey into secret transitional spaces using drawing, sculpture, photography, and other collaborative ventures.
      Through May 11
    • Music

    • Music

      Lonestar Crawfish Festival w/ Pat Green, Jackopierce [outside]

      Pat Green shucks and sucks country critters.
      Sat., April 13, 7:30pm
    • Music

      Ludacris, Noah North

      Pre-game, local soul singer Alesia Lani (4pm) and avant-garde roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo (5:15) warm up UT’s Orange-White football game. Afterward, Atlanta rapper Ludacris (Christopher Bridges) unleashes endless punchlines fast and furiously. Austin MC Noah North performs first.
      Sat., April 13, 9pm
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      Visual Arts

      Ney Day

      Celebrating the renowned sculptor's legacy with live music and booths from a variety of arts and social groups, it's an afternoon of creative culture and family fun right there alongside Shipe Park.
      Sat., April 13, noon-5pm. Free.  
    • Arts

      Books

      No Love Signs: Melissa Duclos, Mo Daviau, and Josh Denslow

      Here's a winning trinity of romance-tripping triumphs and tragedies! Celebrate the launch of Duclos' novel, Besotted, and get bonus readings from Daviau and Denslow in this hour of books related to the theme of heartbreak and relationships. Yeah, we all know a little something about that theme, don't we now, honeylamb?
      Sat., April 13, 7pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Northern-Southern: Rebris

      This is a show of – hold on just a second here – post-consumer sculpture? That's right, and Northern-Southern has chosen two astonishing artists to fill the gallery with new work on that subject: Austin's own Virginia Fleck and Ted Carey.
      Through April 27
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      Community

      Out Youth Presents: Youth Prom 2019

      Queer teens and chill allies ages 12 to 18 are welcome to get their best prom on. Come however you interpret Rainbow Unicorn Pride and be ready for fresh and fab photos!
      Sat., April 13, 6-10pm. Free ($10 suggested donation).  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Sunnydale Prom

      Putcher formal wear on and return to the generation when a slayer was born with the sweetest sounds of the Nineties and Aughts, cosplay, and all things Buffy.
      Sat., April 13, 7pm-12mid. $25.  
    • Arts

      Books

      T.C. Boyle: Outside Looking In

      It's April again and acid is in the air! That's what it begins to seem like, anyway, what with that whole microdosing trend, and then Michael Pollan evangelizing about the psychedelics, and now one of this country's best fictionalizing documentarians weighing in with this narrative history about what happened after Dr. Hoffman took that famous bicycle ride and Tim Leary started in with his proselytizing and a couple of psychology students got involved with the LSD and – oh, let Boyle tell you about it himself tonight. And, pro tip, maybe drop a couple of tabs before you go, right? (But, if you do, try not to think how much the author resembles our late, lamented Leslie Cochran.)
      Sat., April 13, 3pm
    • Food

      Food Events

      Treaty Oak Distilling’s Tiki Fest

      Sometimes it’s not enough to stop in at some local bar that’s throwing a little tiki-themed shindig. Sometimes you want an entire Hill Country wonderland of tiki culture for a drink-spiked, food-filled, music-enhanced afternoon and night of roaming around in laid-back enjoyment. Well, that’s what’s going on at Treaty Oak this Saturday as the acclaimed distillery’s head honcho Daniel Barnes indulges his own faux-Polynesian obsession and presents the fourth annual Tiki Festival, replete with a limited-edition Barrel Reserve Rum release, tiki mug carving classes, tuna & salmon poke bowls and that Big Kahuna Burger at Alice’s Restaurant, and live sets by the Avocados and the Executive Steel Band. Ah, what a great way to say, “Aloha!”
      Sat., April 13, 11am-9pm  
    • Food

      Food Events

      Turkish Food & Craft Fest

      Tell you what, citizen foodie … if you’re looking for an authentic Turkish culture-and-entertainment celebration that features local artist performances and is replete with a diverse array of delicious food, then this 15th annual festival is where you should be.
      Sat., April 13, 11am-7pm. Free.  
      Raindrop Foundation Austin, 12400 Amherst #108

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