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    It's My Park Day

    Join thousands of volunteers to give back to the community by improving over 100 parks and surrounding greenbelts throughout Austin. And reap what you sow: Volunteers who wear their volunteer shirt on IMPD get discounts and giveaways from partnering businesses. See the website for all the details!
    Sat., March 7. Free.
    Citywide
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      Theatre

      Harry and the Thief

      Listen: "Mimi's cousin has a Ph.D. in physics, a brand-new time machine, and a plan. Send Mimi, a professional thief, back to 1863 to help Harriet Tubman change the course of history." Whoa, yes – now we're excited to see Sigrid Gilmer's new play, directed by Marcus McQuirter for the ACC Drama Department.
      Through March 8. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8.  
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      Theatre

      Alabaster

      This new play by Audrey Cephaly is a darkly comic drama about love, art, and the power of healing. Listen: "After a tornado barrels through North Alabama leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale." Directed by Rudy Ramirez for Shrewd Productions, starring Lizzie Beckham, Shannon Grounds, Jennifer Jennings, and (the legendary) Jennie Underwood. And see our review of the show right here.
      Through March 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-30.  
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      Visual Arts

      Austin Forging Competition

      A veritable pantheon of talented blacksmiths prepare all year to put on the best show they can during this day of competition in which contestants are restricted to the use of unpowered hand tools. But they're allowed to create anything they want, functional or sculptural or both, while giving the public a close-up view into the dynamic processes used to manipulate raw metals into enduring works of art. Bonus: tours of the innovative Community First! Village, live music, and more.
      Sat., March 7, 9am-6pm. $5-12.  
    • Music

      Brownout, Superfónicos

      July 2019: Seven Austinites are sweating profusely inside Lechehouse, a vibey, back-house studio in Buda. They’re trying to get an intricate horn performance committed to tape so the A/C unit can be turned back on. Welcome to day four of the overdubbing portion to Berlin Sessions.: It’s a different kind of Brownout album. The band operates from a post-Brown Sabbath/Public Enemy/breakbeat existence. Also, for better or worse, the group finally counts a full-time singer – me.: We’ve decided to scrap any “new” songs previously hashed out and performed live. Creative stakes heightened, we put the band on the spot and track fresh ideas culled from sparse demos thrown into a Dropbox folder. Friend and collaborator Steve Berlin of Los Lobos leads us through this process.: As on that 105-degreee day last summer, I hang around the studio observing, listening, and fishing for lyric ideas. At times, I even join the rhythm section: drums, bass, congas, guitars, all of which were recorded live. Nothing like folks sweating it out until they get the take. Steve proves masterful at wrangling a band of producers and pushing forward consensus.: It proved a challenging and rewarding process for me personally. I found my place in the arrangements, gelling my personality with the band’s and bringing in my own thing. Steve encouraged me to take my outside-the-box vocal ideas as far as I could, then tactfully refocused me as needed. Invaluable.: We set out to make an EP, but in the end tracked 14 songs. Eleven of them are on the vinyl release, two extras are digital-only bonus cuts, and there’s a li’l somethin’ somethin’ for future use. Sixteen years in, Brownout still embraces change.
      Sat., March 7, 9pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      CatVideoFest

      Partner Events: A compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. A portion of the proceeds benefits Austin Pets Alive! What a purr-fect way to spend an afternoon.
      Sat., March 7, 4:30pm  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Cheer Up Charlies 10th Birthday

      Austin's queer-owned haven for all kinds of weirdness and queerness is hitting the double digitz and yer invited to celebrate with some of Cheer Ups' fave DJs. A drag spectacular at midnight awaits!
      Sat., March 7, 9pm  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Do Better Premiere Party

      Celebrate the premiere of Do Better, a dramedy web series about six Black and Asian best friends navigating life, career, and love, shot in Austin and funded via Kickstarter. See the first two episodes, along with a Q&A with cast and crew, stand-up, live music, giveaways, and much more.
      Sat., March 7, 5pm  
    • Food

      Food Events

      East Side Cool Party

      Yeeeeeee-haw! It's one day, ten breweries, and ten new beers for one charity (Casa Marianella) at this third annual neighborhood shindig fomented up by the good (and relentlessly moving-and-shaking) folks at Batch, the Brewer's Table, Blue Owl, Central Machine Works, Friends and Allies, Hops and Grain, Lazarus, Oddwood, Southern Heights, and Zilker Brewing Company. And this year they've (very wisely) partnered with Fly-Rides, Austin's affordable party bus, to shuttle your ass around the various imbibing sites. Bonus: Maybe grab you some commemorative glassware by that talented Mila Sketch, if you start the tour early enough.
      Sat., March 7, noon-6pm  
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      Classical Music

      Femme: Music by Women Composers

      Pianist Jim James is joined by cellist Barbara George and mezzo Liz Cass in a program of works by composers Nadia Boulanger, Amy Beach, Marcia Kraus, and Kathryn Mishell.
      Sat.-Sun., March 7-8, 7:30pm. $10-25.  
      Studio A, 5811 Berkman #132
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      Events

      Frida Friday ATX's #BidiBidiBday International Women's Day

      In honor of International Women's Day and their third birthday, they've got eight womxn vocalists, including Tiarra Girls and Elizabeth McQueen, as well as DJ Mahealani, on-site testing by the Kind Clinic, food pop-ups, community resource tables, and, of course, the mercado packed with local artists and vendors. Some of the proceeds will go to Angry Tias and Abuelas of the RGV.
      Sat., March 7, 11am-3pm. $15-25 suggested donation.  
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      Fundraising Party for Documentary "Summer With Roxanne"

      What does Weird Austin look like through the eyes of an Indian feminist filmmaker? Find out in the independent documentary Summer With Roxanne by award-winning filmmaker Nishtha Jain. Help raise funds with drinks, film, and fun, all emceed by Eddie Wilson of Threadgill's and Armadillo World Headquarters fame.
      Sat., March 7. $20.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Good Friday

      The Vortex and New Manifest Theatre Company present the Texas premiere of Kristiana Rae Colón's one-act drama that takes place inside an academic lecture hall as an active shooter storms the campus. "Tweets fly and tensions rise as five women struggle to make sense of the situation." Directed by Simone Raquel Alexander.
      Through March 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-37.  
    • Music

      Ice Cube, Trae Tha Truth

      Last March 17, the Sunday of SXSW Music, O’Shea Jackson, 50, laid waste to all festival headliners at ACL Live. True, the Compton rapper didn’t showcase like 2008 when he crammed Auditorium Shores to capacity during a free concert. Yet the control, confidence, and charisma of the onetime N.W.A. leader made all other MCs that weekend sound like Vanilla Ice.
      Sat., March 7, 6pm  
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      Imprecation, Sepolcro, Trench Warfare, Churchacide

      Houston old-school satanic DM with dungeon synths vs. Veronese OSDM brutality inspired by the Necronomicon.
      Sat., March 7, 9pm  
    • Music

      Jill Scott, Moonchild

      Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author Jill Scott commemorates the 20-year anniversary of double-platinum debut album Who Is Jill Scott? The North Philly R&B/soul singer-songwriter exudes maturity and sexuality on wax with lovely poems, then went viral on her 2018 tour thanks to provocative microphone techniques.
      Sat., March 7, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      La Peña Gallery: International Women's Day

      Artwork by emerging and established Latina Artists from Texas and Latin America.
      Reception: Sat., March 7, 6-8pm
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      Theatre

      Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet

      Tarell Alvin McCraney's "provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South" is directed by Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez for UT Theatre and Dance. And you know that McCraney name, right? The man who wrote Moonlight? Hell yes.
      Through March 8. Tue.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
    • Music

      Nosferatu Festival w/ Avenue Rockers, Invincible Czars live score of Nosferatu

      Invincible Czars live score 1922 German expressionist silent.
      Sat., March 7, 4pm  
    • Music

      Resistor II w/ Butcher Bear, Sex Pümp, Black DaVinciii, Dylan Cameron, Production Unit Xero, ZNO Electric Outlaw, Tiago Da Silva, Cuadroped, & more

      After three years’ absence, Resistor offers a daylong respite of local electro experimentalists across the sound spectrum. Hip-hop (Butcher Bear, Black DaVinciii), house (Dylan Cameron), ambient chiptune (Cuadroped), drone (the Viewer), and New Wave (Sex Pümp) peppers the 14-artist roster. $10 gets your lawn chair or blanket on the grounds.
      Sat., March 7  
    • Music

      Surf by Surf East w/ the Baffles, Boss Jaguars, Los SuperAvengers, King Pelican, the Really Rottens, Nematoads, Nuclear Juarez, the Spoils, Rahmus, Total Death Mechanics

      Free and starting at 2pm, CenTex waxes up its longboards for the seventh time, showcasing six local acts (Baffles, Boss Jaguars, the Really Rottens, Nematoads, Rahmus, and the Spoils), two from San Antonio (King Pelican, Nuclear Juarez), one act straddling both cities (Los SuperAvengers), and one act from the non-landlocked locale of Corpus Christi (Total Death Mechanics). Surf’s up!
      Sat., March 7, 2pm  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      The Iron Bear Grand Opening

      Austin's only bear bar is back and bear-ier than ever! Help 'em welcome their new location with UnBEARable on Thursday; United Court of Austin's performance on Friday; Saturday's gear night; and the much-loved beer bust's return on Sunday. 21+ to party with da bears.
      Thu.-Sun., March 5-8. Free.  
      The Iron Bear, 301 W. Sixth
    • Music

      The Vapor Caves, Lolita Lynne, Jane Claire, HYAH

      “Boogie/modern funk duo” meets “ear-bleeding cult pop.”
      Sat., March 7, 9pm  
    • Community

      Events

      Water Lantern Festival

      As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water. Watch your unique lantern drift out and join other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection on this unforgettable night.
      Sat., March 7, 4-10pm. $26-56; youth and other ticket options available.  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Writing On the Walls: Art Walking Tour with Laurie Frick

      Y'ever wonder who's responsible for the design of the art at the Lamar underpass near the river? Join the artist for a walk where she'll talk about her work and the mural installation called Data Tells a Story that's turned that length of thoroughfare into a visual delight.
      Sat., March 7, noon-1:30pm. Free.  
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      "Turtle Odyssey"

      Laser Imax 3D: Russell Crowe narrates this doc following the life cycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean.
      Sat., March 7, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Day at the Savoy Theatre

      The Gilbert & Sullivan Society's Ralph MacPhail, Jr., shares the history and stories behind the legendary Savoy Theatre, with favorite GSA performers singing songs that made the Savoy famous. This will be followed by the Austin debut of the one-act musical comedy Mr. Jericho, which premiered at the Savoy in 1893.
      March 7-8. Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8-25.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Fistful of Trespassing (UTNT)

      When a shipwreck leaves two wannabe cowboys from a totalitarian country stranded on an isolationist island, they do what the old Hollywood cowboys did: chase after love, freedom, and myths – in Minghao Tu's new play, directed by Anna Skidis Vargas.
      March 5-11. $12-15.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      A Night with Janis Joplin

      In this show, written and originally directed by Randy Johnson and starring Mary Bridget Davies, the legendary queen of rock & roll explodes onto the stage in a concert experience that celebrates the Texas musical marvel and shines a spotlight on the trailblazing female blues and soul vocalists who influenced her.
      Through March 8. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $30 and up.  
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