Earth Day 2017 events in Austin

Earth Day is celebrated April 22 and aims to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the globe. Here’s how Austinites are celebrating Earth Day 2017.

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Give 5 to Mother Earth Day 2017Participating businesses are donating 5 percent of sales to local environmental organizations on Friday, April 21.

March for Science at the Texas State Capitol. Activists will be marching in support of science across the world.

Earth Day ATX 2017Huston-Tillotson University is hosting a gathering with programming, activities and exhibits to encourage sustainable decisions.

19th Annual Butterfly Festival at EmilyAnn Theater in Wimberley. 3,500 butterflies will be released throughout the day (releases occur every 30 minutes).

Science Saturday: Earth Day. Learn more about ecology at the Texas Museum of Science and Technology.

Earth Day Garden[ing] Party and Cider ReleaseTexas Keeper Cider is throwing a gardening party benefiting Farmshare Austin. Take part in a tree grafting workshop and take home Southern heirloom apple trees, an heirloom plant talk, a seed-saving and plant propagation workshop, a seed swap and plant passalong and enjoy live music and a collaboration cider with Blue Owl Brewing.

Earth Day Jam at Dirty Dog. A free show (but donations benefit Texas Campaign for the Environment) featuring the world’s only Slayer/Pantera/Metallica cover band.

You Are Here: An Earth Day Art Show at Wild Basin Creative Research Center. Take part in a guided hike, artwork, family art activities, live music and more.

Euphoria ATX Presents: Sounds for Earth Day at Spider House Cafe and Ballroom. Proceeds benefit 350.org, a global grassroots climate movement.

Earth Day Live at the Historic Scoot Inn on Sunday, April 23. Celebrate Earth Day with Sun Radio and Hill Country Conservancy, featuring music from Jonathan Tyler, Guy Forsyth, Harvest Thieves and more.

Where to celebrate Easter in Austin

Hoppy Easter! Check out this list of Easter events in Austin, including family-friendly Easter egg hunts, special Easter brunches and meals, drinking events, arts and crafts and even some fitness events.

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Easter egg hunts

Friday, April 7: Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at Dottie Jordan Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 8: Metz Community Easter Egg Hunt at Metz Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 8: Dove Springs Recreation Center Easter Eggstravaganza at Dove Springs Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 8: Search for the Lost Eggs at Dittmar Recreation Center.

Thursday, April 13: Huston-Tillotson University Community Easter Egg Hunt at Huston-Tillotson University.

Friday, April 14: Toddler Egg Hunt at Gus Garcia Recreation Center.

Friday, April 14Pinballz Arcade Easter Egg Hunt at Pinballz Lake Creek.

Friday, April 14Givens Easter Egg Hunt at Givens Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 15: Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Saturday, April 15: Easter Egg Hunt at Austin Toy Museum.

Sunday, April 16: Spring Festival and Egg Hunt at in.gredients.

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Easter egg decorating

Saturday, April 8: Ukranian Decorating Egg-stravaganza at Allen R. Baca Center.

Sunday, April 9: Free Easter Egg Decorating Competition at Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center.

Food and drink events on Easter Sunday

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Easter Brunch at Brix and Ale.

Family Style Easter Brunch at Duchman Family Winery.

Easter Brunch at Revelry Kitchen + Bar.

Easter Brunch at Vox Table.

Easter Brunch at Osteria Pronto ATX.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Russian House of Austin.

Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch at Blackfinn Ameripub.

Easter Brunch: Music in the Courtyard at The Arboretum.

Easter Brunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.

Easter Brunch at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Freedmen’s.

Easter Brunch at Lonesome Dove Austin.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Texas Beer Company.

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Other Easter events

Sunday, April 9: Kite and Bubble Festival at Texas Oaks Baptist Church.

Wednesday, April 12: Bunny Bonanza at Northwest Recreation Center.

Friday, April 14Givens Easter Camp at Givens Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 15Annual ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run at Austin State Hospital.

Saturday, April 15Make an Eclectic Easter Centerpiece at Articulture Designs.

Saturday, April 15South Austin Egg Drop at Sunrise Community Church.

Saturday, April 15Spring Eggstravaganza Event at South Austin Recreation Center.

Saturday, April 15Jo’s 18th Annual Easter Pet Parade & Costume Contest at Jo’s Coffee.

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Know of an Easter event we forgot? Add it to our calendar here or email kpsencik@statesman.com.

Crawfish boils in Austin

Springtime in Texas means it’s crawfish season. Here are some of the restaurants, breweries, bars and other venues in Austin hosting crawfish boils this spring.

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Friday, April 7: Downtown crawfish boil at St. David’s Episcopal Church.

Saturday, April 8: Texas Beer and Crawfish Boil at Texas Beer Company.

Saturday, April 8: Gibson Crawfish Boil at Gibson Street Bar.

Saturday, April 8: Crawfish boil at Tap 24.

Saturday, April 8: Leander Crawfish Boil benefiting the Leander Fire Department at Leander Beer Market.

Sunday, April 9: St. Elmo Crawfish Boil at St. Elmo Brewing Company.

Sunday, April 9: Whisler’s Crawfish Boil at Whisler’s.

Saturday, April 15: 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil at Whip In.

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Saturday, April 15: 5th Annual CB Crawfish Boil at Corner Bar Austin.

Saturday, April 15: Crawfish Boil at Revelry Kitchen + Bar.

Saturday, April 22: 2017 Lonestar Crawfish Festival featuring Josh Abbott at Stubb’s.

Saturday, April 22Crawfish Boil Part Deux at Flying Saucer.

Sunday, April 23: Crawfish boil at Mavericks Dance Hall in Pflugerville.

Sunday, April 23: Crawfish boil at Third Base Sports Bar – Northwest.

Saturday, April 29: Third Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil Fundraiser at Pedernales Fire Department Station #1.

Saturday, May 6: 5th Annual Giveback Party at Zilker Lodge.

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Saturday, May 13: Micki and Mason Memorial Crawfish Boil and Washer Tournament at Red Rooster.

Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28: Fredericksburg Crawfish Boil in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list with more events throughout crawfish season. Know of one we missed? Add it to our calendar here or email kpsencik@statesman.com.