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April 2019

The Sixth Annual Austin Weird Homes Tour

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
$35 – $55

Strange. Kooky. Magical. Peculiar. Funky. Eccentric. Weird. Whatever you call it, we are proud of it. The sixth annual Austin Weird Homes Tour is about honoring the culture of our city and showcasing the artists who preserve that culture. This year we will feature eight to ten great homes on our self paced, self guided tour. A tour where you get to go inside the houses and meet the owners. Homes, addresses and maps will be announced closer to the…

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Easter Celebration Chocolate Tasting

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center, 2000 Windy Terrace, Suite 2C
Austin, 78613
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Free

It’s that time of year again for the Easter Bunny to make his annual visit and leave behind some of his beautifully decorated and fully stuffed eggs.  But does the Easter Bunny have the same delectable, lip-smacking, mouth-watering treats like Delysia Chocolatier?!? Join us as we commemorate this festive occasion with our complimentary chocolate tasting that embodies the everlasting traditions of Easter!   Our Peanut butter chocolate truffle exemplifies the perfect combination of sweet and salty with milk chocolate, providing…

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Workshop: Flight School 101

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

Discover the ins and outs of flight, then try it for yourself. Program Details Have you ever thought about becoming a pilot or just wanted to experience the joy of flight? In conjunction with Redbird Flight Simulations and the exhibit Texas From Above, join us for a FREE workshop to introduce you to the world of aviation. Advances in technology have made flight training and earning a pilot's license more affordable than ever. Learn what's required to earn a license and…

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PON DI BEAT: DANCEHALL FUNK. LORENZO HANNA ALL LEVELS DANCE MASTERCLASS

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Inspired Movement, 2311 S Congress Ave
Austin, 78704
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$32 – $50

This month's Pon Di Beat class features a dance class from choreographer Lorenzo Hanna! We hope to see you for this event and for the rest of the 2019 Pon Di Beat series.  DANCEHALL FUNK Classic and new dancehall moves fuse with jazz, ballet, African, and house vibes in this high-energy class. You'll not only learn the dancehall fundamentals, you'll also learn how to add your own unique style to these grooves!  ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: LORENZO HANNA is now internationally known, but was…

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Sonic & Choreographic Lab

April 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on May 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on May 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on June 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on June 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm

First Street Dance Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite #202
Austin, 78702
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$10

Professional Development (Total of a 7 week program) LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm @ First Street Studio $10, Cash or Paypal Drop-in available! Designed for: => MUSICIANS who wish to work alongside dancers and incorporate choreography as a compositional device to create a symbiotic process with the dancers that is based on their movement. => Professional DANCERS who want to work in depth on choreographic material that will be created hand-in-hand with the choreographer, the musicians and the dancers. For dancers…

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PON DI BEAT: DANCEHALL FUNK. LORENZO HANNA ALL LEVELS DANCE MASTERCLASS

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Danzversity, 2110 White Horse Trail
Austin, 78757
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$32 – $50

This month's Pon Di Beat class features a dance class from choreographer Lorenzo Hanna! We hope to see you for this event and for the rest of the 2019 Pon Di Beat series.  DANCEHALL FUNK Classic and new dancehall moves fuse with jazz, ballet, African, and house vibes in this high-energy class. You'll not only learn the dancehall fundamentals, you'll also learn how to add your own unique style to these grooves!  ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: LORENZO HANNA is now internationally known, but was…

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ComedySportz – Improv for Everyone!

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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weekly
ZACH North, 12129 N Ranch Rd 620 North, Suite 10
Austin, TX 78750 United States
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$12

 Come out to ComedySportz, Austin's weekly live, competitive improv comedy show. It's 100% made up on the spot, 100% clean and family-friendly, and 100% hilarious! ComedySportz features two teams of players competing against each other in improvised games, songs, and scenes. There's a referee to keep order, and the audience decides who walks away with "the thrill of victory", and who gets crushed by the "agony of defeat".

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Wake Up, Brother Bear! (New Dates & Location)

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 21, 2019

One event on May 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$12

By popular demand, ZACH’s Moody Foundation Theatre for Families production Wake Up, Brother Bear! extends its run and moves to ZACH’s main campus. Theatre for the very young uses music, art and hands-on sensory experiences to connect children and literature. Wake Up, Brother Bear! is a unique, intimate production geared toward children ages 6 and under. Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: together we see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase and…

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Don’t Mess with Texas K-12 Art Contest

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until April 22
Keep Texas Beautiful, 8850 Business Park Drive, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759 United States
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Free

The 2019 Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest is open and will close on April 22, 2019. Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. Click here for more information.

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Monday Night Trivia w/ “Who Wants a Dollar?” @ Shangri La

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Shangri La, 1016 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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FREE

Join us for trivia every Monday 7pm-9pm. It's free to play! More than $150 in prizes given away each week including Shangri-La gift certificates, Apple TVs, and other great goodies! Come on down and whip out your big brain!

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Every Monday Night: Bingo at the Brixton – Prizes, Drink Specials, and More!

April 22 @ 9:00 pm - April 23 @ 2:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

The Brixton, 1412 E 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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FREE

Looking for a little wacky fun on a Monday night? Head over to the Brixton at 1412 E 6th Street for Brixton Bingo, and take a shot at winning the big prize...or just take a shot! Drink specials on beer and cocktails as well as on the infamous O69 shot! Come alone or with friends and join in on the zaniness.

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Meet the Artists at Joy

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Joy at Castle Hill, 1112 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Free

Join us in the shop for a lovely evening with some of our local artists! If you've ever wanted to meet some our talented artists, now's your chance! We are pleased to feature some of our local artists in the shop -- stop by to meet them, mingle, and do some shopping! Complementary wine and cheese will be served. Keep in touch: instagram.com/joyatcastlehill joyatcastlehill.com

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Zumba at Metz Recreation Center

April 23 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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Until May 30
Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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$2.50

Zumba fitness classes at Metz Recreation Center. Follow along with dance instructor Joe Rivera in this upbeat dance class! Zumba is a fun full body workout. This is a great beginners class, so register today and bring a friend. Tuesday & Thursdays beginning Feb. 5th. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St. 78702 6:15-7:15pm. $10/month For more information, call 512-978-2399.

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Petite École Internationale’s Art Nouveau-Une Nouvelle Vie Spring Soirée

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Justine’s Brasserie, 4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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$100

Austinites can experience the iconic design of French Art Nouveau architect Hector Guimard, known for his famous “Metropolitain” signs across Paris. Guests can also: Bid on items in the hand-picked silent auction featuring many local Austin businesses Enjoy Chef Taylor Chambers delicious French-inspired menu and a curated one-night list of French wines. Dress is 1920’s French-inspired cocktail All proceeds will benefit the Petite École Internationale program.  

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Trivia Night

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every Tuesday
The Butterfly Bar Austin, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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Free

By Who Wants A Dollar! Every Tuesday.

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ROKA Weekly Pop-Up Shop Run Club

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 24, 2019

Free

Join ROKA, The Trail Foundation, FitJoy and Waterloo for a Free weekly run series. Meet at the ROKA Pop-up every Wednesday for a trail run at 6:30pm followed by snacks and beverages post-run at the ROKA Pop-Up. For every sunglass purchase made, ROKA will donate $10 to The Trail Foundation. 

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Matilda The Musical

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 11, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 12, 2019

ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25 – $165

Take a journey through the world of the Tony Award®-winning hit, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical!  Matilda is an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny.  When she has finally had enough of her unscrupulous parents and tyrannical headmistress, she enlists the help of her friends—and favorite teacher Miss Honey—and bravely takes matters into her own hands to become the biggest little hero. Matilda is sure to delight and empower audiences of all generations. “Matilda is an explosion of…

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The Propeller Group: The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music

April 25
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Until May 26
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Included with Admission

This film by The Propeller Group, an artist collective based in Vietnam and California, combines actual footage and staged portrayals of Vietnamese funeral rituals that shift dramatically from documentary to poetic. Music plays a significant role in the narrative trajectory, beginning with Vietnamese instrumentation and concluding with a New Orleans-style brass band, establishing unexpected continuities between South Vietnam and Louisiana Gulf Coast traditions. Despite the somber context, the film captivates with the inclusion of mysterious symbols and performers, including an…

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Hiatus Spa + Retreat Celebrates Earth Month with “Spa for a Cause”

April 25
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until April 30, 2019

Hiatus Retreat + Spa, 1611 W. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Varied prices

Hiatus Spa + Retreat is excited to announce their annual month-long fundraiser honoring Earth Month this April at all locations. Spa for a Cause will benefit charity:water, which includes a special monthly retreat conserving water and special pricing on Essential Services. Each of these specials will support Hiatus’ $10,000 fundraising goal for charity:water, a nonprofit organization delivering clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.   Hiatus is offering a special discount of 20% off all Essential Services* during…

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Wheatsville Celebrates New MetroRapid Line at Guadalupe Store

April 25 @ 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wheatsville Co-Op, 4001 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free

All-natural grocer Wheatsville Food Co-op is hosting a celebratory event on Thursday, April 25th to commemorate the store’s now accessible MetroRapid bus located on 31st and Guadalupe Streets. Wheatsville joins fellow co-op businesses including Black Star Co-op on the 801 and 803 MetroRapid lines, making it easier for Austinites to travel seamlessly and support local independent businesses and cooperatives. "AIBA applauds CapMetro and the MetroRapid expansion,” said Rebecca Melancon, President of Austin Independent Business Alliance. “Any program that helps employees…

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The Wright Gallery Presents “She Matters” Exhibit

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until April 26
Wright Gallery, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU, Langford Architecture Building A
College Station, 77843
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Free

The Wright Gallery in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University announces its second show of 2019, “She Matters,” a multidisciplinary exhibition that depicts the perspectives from women of color. The exhibition opens on March 6 through April 26, 2019.   Curated by Assistant Professor of Practice at Prairie View A&M University, Ann Johnson, the exhibition chronicles eight female artists as they creatively respond to the violence, discrimination, prejudice and misrepresentation often seen in the news and experienced on…

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WWI America: Stories of a Turbulent Nation

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 11, 2019

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$9 – $13

WWI America presents the stories of a divisive and transformational America told through original artifacts, images, voices, music, hands-on exploration, and multimedia presentations. Before the War Americans watched warily as Europe’s armies went to war in the summer of 1914. Although more than two years would pass before the country engaged militarily, the United States began providing support for war-torn Europe almost immediately. Advocates for “preparedness” clashed with newly formed groups seeking peace. America At War, 1917–1918 Within a compressed 19-month…

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Storytime

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$4 – $65

Pop in with your young Texans (ages 2-5) for Bullock Storytime on the 4th Thursday of each month. Dive into stories, sing your favorite songs, and expand your imaginations through hands-on experiences designed especially for ages 2-5. At this month's Storytime, discover things that are long, short, big, and small! Listen to a story about measuring and discover objects of different sizes. Program is FREE for members or with exhibit admission.

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The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until July 14
Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Free

  Extraordinary drawings, sketches, photographs, art objects, and handcrafted furniture offer a new and detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America. Discover how this innovative design movement transformed the homes and lives of ordinary people and how it continues to influence modern design. Open daily with tours every day at noon. Free admission. Dates: February 9 through July 14, 2019 Time: Gallery hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.…

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Storytime: Stop and Go

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Learn all about transportation and the ways we get around. Program Details Pop in with your young Texans (ages 2-5) for Bullock Storytime on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10am. Dive into stories, sing your favorite songs, and expand your imaginations through hands-on experiences designed especially for ages 2-5. Program is FREE for members or with exhibit admission.   This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Support for the Bullock Museum's…

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