Our Favorite 9 Events
for February & March
Words by Jessica Devenyns
February 3, 7-8:30pm
The community is invited to participate in the Black Banner Day ceremony at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center to meditate on the meanings and implications behind Black History Month. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Leonard Moore who will be discussing the American education crisis.
1165 Angelina Street
February 1-20, 2-8pm
Open the coldest month of the year by saturating yourself in the vibrant colors of summer. At CRAFT, serigraphy, relief, and lithography methods are used to capture the color that surrounds us in this world. To really experience how rich color can be, spend some time at the exhibit learning how to make prints yourself. This event is free.
4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. | flashcollective.com
Through provocative performance, visual art, and writing, this LGBTQ+ community-hosted festival offers out-of-the-box creativity that transcends boundaries. Allow yourself to re-conform your ideas of artistic expression and discover the gems of an often-overlooked culture. Badges are $50, individual tickets vary.
Various Locations | outsiderfest.org
Vinyasa, Hips & Backbending Workshop
Warm yourself from the inside out by twisting and flowing into a yoga breath practice with Benjamin Sears at Bikram Yoga East Austin. Learn how you can find freedom in breath as he leads you through the foundations of flow. Classes $25 & workshops $45.
3801 Berkman Dr. #B | yogaeastaustin.com
Austin Lamb Jam
March 5, 3-6pm
When you think of BBQ, you probably don’t include lamb in the list. However, pit masters from around Texas are aiming to change this assumption with the Lamb Jam competition. Join local chefs as they compete to create lamb dishes infused with regional flavor. Attendees will get to sample the results of these chefs going whole hog (or sheep). Event held at Waller Ballroom; tickets are $75.
700 E. 6th St. | americanlamb.com/lamb-jam/austin-lamb-jam
Zilker Park Kite Festival
March 5, 10am-5pm
Take advantage of the fickle and gusty weather in March and fly a kite with thousands of other people. Gather friends and construct a kite worthy of the pageantry that will drift through the springtime sky. Wave your weird flag like a true Austinite and enter the “Most Unusual Kite” contest.
Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music”
March 24-26, Performance times vary.
In the Live Music Capital of the World, Sesame Street and Elmo will introduce your little ones to many unusual instruments that we don’t often see on Austin stages, but making a beautiful noise with them can be just as much fun. Tickets run $17-$40.
Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River Street | uterwincenter.com
The Mountain Play, or Perverse Results
March 30-April 1, 8-9:30pm
The Rude Mechanicals, who take their name from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, are entering their 20th and last season of performances. This play is their 27th original and will highlight their trademark whimsical style that has entrenched their name within the experimental theater circles. Come celebrate their last season and enjoy their self-proclaimed “pour it on huevos rancheros and see what happens” process at the Off Center.
2211A Hidalgo Street | rudemechs.com
April 4, 8pm
If you’re ready for another music infusion after SXSW, look no further than the Vulcan Gas Company. Two brothers who make electro-pop music and play with lights and who are known as Hippy Sabotage are coming to Austin to help you set the tone for an animated and playful summer. Tickets are $18-$100.
418 E. 6th St. | vulcanatx.com/events