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.

RELATED: What’s happening in April for Austin families? Check out our calendar

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.

RELATED: Austin’s drinking events calendar, April 2017

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.

RELATED: Six Austin breweries with outdoor beer gardens for springtime imbibing

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.

RELATED: See more drinking events in the Austin360 Liquid Calendar

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.

RELATED: What’s happening in April for Austin families? Check out our calendar

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.

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Austin

St. Patrick’s Day may have its roots in Christianity, but modern society has turned it into a celebration of Irish roots, green beer, green clothes and well, green everything. Here’s where you can celebrate in Austin.

Photo by Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman

St. Patrick’s Day at Fado Irish PubCelebrate at Austin’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day party. It starts at 11 a.m. and tickets are $15.

Scoot x St. Paddy’sCheck out live music at the Scoot Inn with Low Cut Connie, Night Drive, Manatee Commune, Sweet Crude, Black Eyed Vermillion and more. The party starts at noon, but arrive early (it is South by Southwest, after all).

Irish I was in Bastrop St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. Food and drink at five locations in Bastrop, including sampling traditional Irish drinks. Tickets are $25 per person and the crawl starts at 7 p.m.

St Patrick’s Day at Jack and Ginger’s. Green beer, beer cheese, Shepherd’s Pie and more. The party starts at 1 p.m.

Strange Land Brewery’s St. Patrick’s Day Party. The brewery will offer a one-time-only small batch Irish Stout and a barrel-aged Jameson Irish Whiskey Stout starting at 5 p.m.

Pinthouse PizzaDrink special Irish beers and buy custom T-shirts at both  locations and enjoy a pipes and drums band. The party starts at 11 a.m.

Lavaca St. Bar at Rock RoseHave a green beer and listen to an 80s cover bandCostumes encouraged! The bar opens at 11 a.m.

Austin St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stroll. It’s a full night of parties and bar crawls at Steampunk Saloon starting at 5 p.m.

Saint Patrick’s Day Austin at Pioneer FarmsNo green beer, no leprechauns, but lots of Irish tradition. $15 for adults and $5 for kids. The party starts at 1 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day flea marketFind handmade, vintage and local items for sale from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the ABGB.

North by Northwest Stonelake. Enjoy a special cask-tapped Irish Stout and Red Zeppelin, Irish stew and soda bread and Irish music starting at 4 p.m.

Opal Divine’s. Guiness on tap, along with fish and chips and Irish Stew. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day at Sheraton Georgetown$3 green Stella drafts and $3 brisket sliders starting at 6 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day with Robynn Shane. Live music at Moontower Saloon. The music starts at 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Austin Bash. Lucky Charms in your Guinness beer, if you’re into that sort of thing. Sherlock’s up north and Baker Street on South Lamar are both participating.

See a full list of St. Patrick’s Day events in and around Austin here.

Where to celebrate Texas Independence Day in Austin

Texas Independence Day is a big day in the Lone Star State. Every March 2, we Texans celebrate the day in 1836 when the Texas Declaration of Independence was officially adopted, making the state independent from Mexico after 15 years and officially creating the Republic of Texas. Wondering how to celebrate? As always, Austin has plenty of options.

Honor veterans of the Texas Revolution at the Texas State Cemetery on Thursday. Reenactors in period dress will fire off muskets, and members of Celebrate Texas will pause at the grave of their founder, Jay Johnson, before Texian Legacy Association members will lead a brief tour of other heroes buried in the cemetery.

Celebrate at the Capitol. The official celebration starts at noon Thursday.

Remember the AlamoThe names of the men who died defending the Alamo will be read aloud on the south steps of the Capitol, followed by a musket volley in their honor.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 18: A general view of atmosphere as HISTORY celebrates the epic new miniseries "Texas Rising" with "Texas Honors" event at the Alamo on May 18, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for HISTORY)
SAN ANTONIO, TX – MAY 18: A general view of atmosphere as HISTORY celebrates the epic new miniseries “Texas Rising” with “Texas Honors” event at the Alamo on May 18, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for HISTORY)

Run a 5K, then watch a parade. The run on Saturday will take place from the Congress Avenue Bridge through downtown and will be followed by a parade at the Congress Avenue Bridge.

Eat Texas-inspired dishes at one of Austin’s newest restaurants, Eberly, as a tribute to the restaurant’s namesake. Specials will be available all weekend, and $1 from each special item purchased will be donated to the Austin History Center.

Get your face painted, join in a coloring contest or University of Texas trivia and bid on auction items at the University Co-Op. The Co-Op’s event, sponsored by the Texas Exes Austin Chapter, is open to the public with fun for the whole family. (Also, free breakfast tacos.)

Drink beer, take part in Texas trivia and take in some live music at the newly opened YETI Flagship. If you buy a YETI tumbler, they’ll fill it up for free.

Learn more about Texas history through Living History Days at the Bob Bullock Museum. Hear what life was like in historic Texas, and check out the museum full of Texas history.

Eat chicken fried steak, because that’s the most Texan thing in the world. Hyde Park Bar and Grill is taking $3 off all chicken fried steaks ordered all day Thursday.

Compete in a celebrity golf tournament in honor of Jay Johnson, the Texan who started the Celebrate Texas nonprofit, which is responsible for many Texas Independence Day celebrations every year.

Celebrate Texas’ independence from Mexico with tequila, of course. Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Oak Hill is hosting its 7th Annual Republic of Jack Party, selling $6 Republic of Tequila cocktails.

Drink Texas beers and listen to Texas music. Several breweries and bars around Central Texas are hosting events:

See all Texas Independence Day events from Austin360.

Get outdoors this weekend with these Austin events

The forecast for Friday and Saturday is looking mighty fine—this Texas winter is pretty killer, y’all. It even hit 90 degrees in Austin Thursday. Wondering how to spend your days of fantastic weather? We’ve got ideas.

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Perla’s is one of the best options for outdoor dining in Austin. Ralph Barrera / American-Statesman

Dine on a patio. We’ve got a list of Statesman food critic Matthew Odam’s favorite outdoor dining in Austin, so you better call and make your reservations now.

Go swimming. Seriously, we can’t believe we’re even talking about this in February, but if you’re interested, Barton Springs Pool is set to reopen Friday after flooding earlier this week. Alternately, if you don’t feel like swimming but do feel like being charitable, two Austin lap swimmers are raising money to keep Northwest Pool a little chiller in the summer so that swimmers can enjoy it more.

Catch a movie at the drive-in. Blue Starlite Drive-In is hosting its 3rd Annual Harry Potter Drive-In Film Fest. On Feb. 24 you can see the very first and last movies in the series – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two – and on Feb. 25 the drive-in will show both Deathly Hallows installments.

RELATED: A beautiful weekend to explore STEM and more family events, Feb. 24-26

Get on the lake. You can take a guided kayak tour starting at the Waller Creek Boathouse every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. between now and November, but with this perfect February weather, who can resist a winter tour of the lake?

Check out some of Austin’s live music. If you’re not sure where to start, Austin Detours is offering the Austin Live Music Crawl, featuring multiple venues over a three-hour span. You can also learn about Austin’s live music history, and tickets and cover charges are included in the price.

Take a trip to Gruene and take in a show. Gruene is a great little town to stroll around in and check out the sights and sounds, plus one of Austin’s most renowned local bands is playing at Gruene Hall Friday night: Shinyribs. If you can’t make it Friday, Uncle Lucius is playing Gruene Hall Saturday.

Win a brand-new Jaguar. No, seriously—Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is giving away a brand new Jaguar F-PACE to the first person to make a hole-in-one on its Fazio Canyons golf course. You have to be a hotel guest or a member of the Barton Creek Country Club to participate, but it’s worth a shot for that car, right? Even if you don’t win, you’ve got an excuse to hit the links on a beautiful day.

Tour some of Austin’s coolest modern homes. The 2017 Austin Modern Home Tour takes place Saturday, and you’re sure to see a variety of homes on the tour, from the sleek and beautiful to eco-friendly homes and even examples of indoor/outdoor living.

Celebrate Mardi Gras Austin-style. Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is hosting a Cajun-themed Smoke Out Saturday with live music all day, and chefs will cook a whole hog and serve it over dirty rice. Or you can check out the Mardi Gras Dog Parade at the ABGB (yes, you read that right) where you can bring your dog to “bark for beads” and enjoy a special Cajun menu—with King Cake, of course.

RELATED: Austin’s drinking events calendar, February 2017

There’s rain in the forecast for Sunday, but you might get lucky and celebrate outdoors for Parlor & Yard’s One Year Birthday Party featuring live music in the yard.

If the weather rains on your Sunday parade, you can always take in a movie or stay in and watch the Oscars.

Valentine’s Day events in Austin

It’s February. Are you feeling the love? Whether you’re coupled up, flying solo or somewhere in between (let’s face it, love is complicated) there are countless Valentine’s Day events in Austin for you. Here are a few for you to enjoy with your significant other, your friends or by yourself.

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Humphrey Bogart and Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman appear in a scene from the classic 1943 film ‘Casablanca.’ It is among soom 300,000 films stored by the Library of Congress in its archives. (AP photo/pa)

Valentine’s at the Drive-In at Blue Starlite Drive-In. Check out the best lovey-dovey movies, from Casablanca and Dirty Dancing to The Princess Bride and Love and Basketball. The series runs Feb. 3-14.

Valentine’s Flea at Oskar Blues. Get your Valentine(s) a gift at the local flea market. Feb. 4, noon.

W Austin Presents The Friend Zone. Grab a pal and schmooze with potential dates. Perks: If women bring a male friend, or men bring a female friend, you get in for free with an RSVP. Feb. 9, 9 p.m.

Moulin Rouge Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse. Sing along as Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman fall in love, and enjoy special props like glow sticks and flashing rings. Showtimes on Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 at the Ritz.

Alice’s Table – Galentine’s Day with Kitty at Kitty Cohen’s. Celebrate your girlfriends while making flower bouquets, and you’ll leave at the end of the night with your own beautiful flower arrangement and a vase to keep. Feb. 9, 6 p.m.

RELATED: Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with family fun this weekend, Feb. 10-12

Ballet Austin's "Belle Redux" Photo by Tony Spielberg
Ballet Austin’s “Belle Redux” Photo by Tony Spielberg

Belle REDUX at the Long Center. It’s a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast, inspired by film noir and haute couture. What more could you want in a ballet performance? Performances Feb. 10-12.

Highball Burlesque, A Valentine’s Variety Showcase. Enjoy burlesque performances in two free shows at The Highball. Feb. 10, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Dead Sweethearts Ball at The ABGB. Sing or cry along to songs about dead sweethearts all night long — lovers killing each other, themselves or anyone they can take down with them. Feb. 10, 8 p.m.

RELATED: Feel the love with these Austin-centric Valentine’s date ideas

Scream Hollow Wicked Valentine’s Day. Make sure you bring somebody whose hand you can hold, because Scream Hollow just outside of Bastrop has three separate haunted houses. Enjoy a masquerade party with live music, lots of food and drinks, palm readers and fortune tellers. Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

Mix ‘n’ Mash: XOXO at Mexic-Arte Museum. For the art lovers out there, this party and art sale features the works of more than 200 artists, and each limited edition piece is specially made for the exhibition (including Valentine’s Day-inspired art). Feb. 10 and March 5.

Galentine’s Day with the Austin Flea at Zilker Brewing. Make your own love potion or a terrarium, and drink to benefit Mothers’ Milk Bank and Blue Dog Rescue. Feb. 11, noon.

2nd Annual Austin Lez Prom at Sterling Event Center. It may be called the Lez Prom, but all women are welcome at this formal dance featuring prom-themed cocktails, performances by drag kings and aeralists and even the crowning of a Lez Prom King and Queen. Feb. 11, 7 p.m.

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Sweet Barks: A Benefit for APA! at the ABGB. If you prefer dogs to people, then you’re going to fall in love at this event. Check out doggie speed dating, a kissing booth, cookie decorating and live music. Feb. 11, 1 p.m.

Anime Brunch Club: Galentine’s Brunch. The lineup is secret, but Drafthouse promises you’ll be entertained by old favorites or discover a brand new show. Feb. 12, 1:15 p.m. at Ritz.

PBS KIDS at the Alamo: Valentine’s Mix. Take your little ones to enjoy special Valentine’s Day episodes of PBS KIDS shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Nature Cat. Feb. 12 at Lakeline and Slaughter Lane.

Whisler’s Valentine’s Day Celebration. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the East Side bar will have champagne cocktail specials, chocolates, live music and burlesque performances. Feb. 14, 6 p.m.

RELATED: 10 totally Austin Valentine’s Day date ideas

Austin, TX - Bob Schneider & Tosca String Quartet performed at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on July 15, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman
Austin, TX – Bob Schneider & Tosca String Quartet performed at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on July 15, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live. One of Austin’s favorite Valentine’s Day traditions, Bob Schneider plays classic love songs and favorites from his songbook along with the Tosca String Quartet. Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Titanic Feast at Alamo Drafthouse. Feel like the king of the world while you eat a meal inspired by the final dinner served on board the Titanic. Feb. 14 at Lakeline, Slaughter Lane and Village.

RELATED: Where to eat oysters in Austin

A Very Special (Early) Valentine’s Day with Dawn & Hawkes at the ABGB. What better music for a Valentine’s Day soundtrack than that of two people in love? Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Hotel Eleven. Beer and rosé specials and non-romantic revelry. If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, that’s music to your ears. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

IMT Austin observes Galentine’s Day at the Infinite Monkey Theorum. 20 percent off your wine tab screams “girls’ night.” Feb. 14, all day.

Love and Happiness: The Nightowls present Al Green with Olivia & The Newton-Johns at 3Ten Austin City Limits Live. Austin-based soul dynamos The Nightowls will be performing the music of Al Green. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

Terror Tuesday: My Bloody Valentine at Alamo Drafthouse. It’s the best Valentine’s Day slasher movie ever made. Feb. 14, 9:45 p.m. at Ritz.

Dale Watson and His Lone Stars at Gruene Hall. If you’d like to get out of town for the holiday, head on down to Gruene to see one of Austin’s treasures at the oldest dance hall in Texas. Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Valentine’s Holiday Dance Workshop – “L.O.V.E. by Michael Buble” at Ballet Austin. Want to brush up on your dancing skills? This’ll help. Feb. 18, 2:15 p.m.

Bridesmaids Brunch at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. No puppy party favors, but there will be Wilson Phillips karaoke (and a champagne flute you can take home with you). Feb. 19, noon.

Make Everything Nice for a sweet Valentine's Day date with your significant other. Contributed by Tito's Handmade Vodka
Make Everything Nice for a sweet Valentine’s Day date with your significant other. Contributed by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

FEBRUARY DRINKING CALENDAR: Visit the Liquid Austin calendar for more Valentine’s Day drinking events, such as special wine tastings or beer and chocolate pairings

Valentine’s Day dinner and lunch specials:

RELATED: Where to eat on Valentine’s Day in Austin

Something we missed? Add your event to our online calendar or email kpsencik@statesman.com.

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Where to watch the Super Bowl in Austin — or where to avoid it

Wondering which bars in our fair city are showing the big game? Here are a few suggestions for where to watch (and other options to entertain you if you aren’t the biggest football fan).

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 30: The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen onstage during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – JANUARY 30: The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen onstage during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
  • Free pool while you watch the game at Shooters Cedar Park.
  • Watch on a 25-foot HD screen at The North Door.
  • Cheer on your team on a massive projection screen (sun-allowing) at the Whip In.
  • If you want to watch the game outdoors, but not really outdoors, the W Hotel Austin has a screened porch where you can sit and sip (with complimentary sub sandwiches and all-night happy hour).
  • Check out a massive buffet, free beverage samples and swag from some of your favorite boozy brands at Punch Bowl Social. Tickets are $35 per person ($15 for those 15 and under).
  • Enjoy drink and wing specials and buy your football squares at Black Sheep Lodge.
  • Join a raffle to win an authentic NFL football signed by Cowboys legend Emmett Smith at Toss Pizzeria.
  • Imbibe Whisler’s signature Bloody Mary, a keg of beer and complimentary Super Bowl food (or try the specials at Thai Kun).
  • Enjoy all day happy hour and Sangria jugs at Irene’s.
  • If Sixth Street’s your thing, try Super Bowl parties with drink specials at Thirsty Nickel or free food at The Four Horsemen.
  • Eat some freshly grilled hot dogs and burgers at Lucille Patio Lounge.
  • Get away from downtown and take in in some Tex-Mex and specials on beer and margaritas at Serranos Southpark Meadows.
  • Watch the game on the projector and sit by the fire at Friends & Neighbors.
  • Corner Bar is celebrating its five-year anniversary this week, so if you spend $10 at the bar, you get a free plate of barbecue. They’ll also give out Buffalo Wild Wings for free at halftime.
  • $1 off all beer during the big game at 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op.
  • Have an all-American day and enjoy burgers, hot dogs, chips, shots and beer at The Rattle Inn‘s rooftop deck.
  • Watch the game (or, you know, do karaoke instead) at Ego’s.
  • Test out more than 200 international beers (but maybe don’t try them all on Sunday) at Flying Saucer.
  • The showdown on the field may be between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, but the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar is broadcasting another battle: Freddy vs. Jason.
  • Take in some comedy at Dirty Dog Bar with comedian Steve Hofstetter (and watch the game afterward, if you’re so inclined).
  • Grab a gift bag and partake in an all-you-can-eat buffet at Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park.
  • Celebrate the SOUPer Bowl (get it) at Craftsman – it’s just like it sounds. Lots of soup. And stew. And gumbo. And chili. Hungry yet?
  • Have bowls of chili (and buckets of champagne, both of the mimosa variety and the Miller High Life variety) at The Brixton.
  • Get a bunch of delicious goodies at Weather Up Austin for just $5.
  • Throwing your own party? Order Super Bowl food specials from Mongers, Walton’s Fancy & Staple, Freedmen’s or Tacodeli.

Something we missed? Add your event to our online calendar.

Things to do in Austin Jan. 19-22

Austin Playhouse’s “Bloomsday.” The Texas premiere of this production by Austin Playhouse comes from one of Austin’s most acclaimed playwrights, Steven Dietz. In his literature-laden love story, an American man searches for the Irish woman who captured his heart 30 years earlier while leading a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. As they stroll backwards through time, the couple rediscovers their younger selves and reflects on what might have been, had they made very different life decisions. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 5. $14-$36. 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com.

The Amazing Acro-cats. They are a troupe of real house cats that will jump and pounce their way into your heart. Reaching out to shelters in need and accepting cats found homeless in the streets, Samantha Martin has not only rescued her own cats but has also found homes for more than 182 cats and kittens. After she’s given them a second chance with positive reinforcement-only clicker training, the cats take these amazing abilities on the road and tour the nation in the infamous Acro-cat Bus. Their act — including tightrope walks — is something you must see to believe. 7 p.m. Jan. 19-20, 21 and 23; 3 p.m. Jan. 21; 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 22. $27. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470, austintheatre.org.

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Guided Garden Tour. Tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent, learning about native plants and the history and architecture of the center. Each of the docents brings their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. 11 a.m. Saturday. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.

KUTX Winter Jam at ABGB. Public radio station KUTX 98.9 FM showcases a diverse cross-section of top-notch Austin sounds at this free, family-friendly event. Politically charged Austin/San Antonio hip-hop act Third Root takes the 5 p.m. headline spot, performing songs from their 2016 work of crucial rap scholarship, “Libertad.” Tele Novella plays tracks from their beautifully crafted psych pop platter “House of Souls” at 4, and country artist James Hand kicks things off at 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Sarah Silverman at Bass Concert Hall. On stage, two-time Emmy Award winner Silverman continues to cement her status as a force in stand-up comedy. But she is also one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer and author. Silverman will next be seen in both “The Book of Henry” and “Battle of the Sexes,” both of which are set for release this year. 8 p.m. Sunday. $39.75-69.75. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.

 

Inauguration Day 2017 events in Austin

Warriors Gather for Silent Prayers for our Nation — 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., near the African-American history statue on the southwest side. Those of all faiths will start silent prayers at 6:30 p.m.

March for Justice and Families — 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Marchers will meet at 5 p.m. at Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive, march together up Congress Avenue towards the Capitol and then march back Lady Bird Lake for a rally starting about 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.oneresistance.com. A group of University of Texas students is also planning an event called J20 UT Walkout on Friday that will join the OneResistance march.

LGBTQ Human Rights Rally — 7 to 9 p.m. Friday on the south steps of the Capitol. For more information, visit bit.ly/2jantwR.

Women’s March on ATX — 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Marchers will meet on the south lawn of the Capitol in advance of the march, which begins at noon and takes a circular route from the Capitol on 11th Street, south on Congress Avenue, west on Sixth Street, and north on Lavaca Street to return to the Capitol to hear speakers. For more information, visit marchonaustin.com.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd during his acceptance speech at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd during his acceptance speech at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Inaugural Address Watching Event & Discussion — 11 a.m. Friday. The Texas Public Policy Foundation is hosting a watch party and a discussion with experts after President-Elect Donald Trump’s speech.

Twerk the Inauguration — 11 a.m. Friday. Not into what’s happening Friday morning? Skip the inauguration address and learn some new moves instead.

The Taming: Inauguration Day Staged Reading — 4:30 p.m. Friday. A group of local female comedians will present a staged reading of Lauren Gunderson’s “The Taming,” inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Tickets here.

Ghostlight Inauguration Vigil — 5:30 p.m. Thursday. A local comedy troupe honors the final day of the Obama administration.

Inauguration Rapture Happy Hour — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Whip In. Whether in protest or celebration, day drinking is totally acceptable on Inauguration Day.

State of the Uterus — 6 p.m. Friday at Cheer Up Charlie’s. BossBabesATX is hosting the event as a fundraiser for women’s health organizations.

44th Roe v. Wade Celebration Rally — 1 p.m. Sunday. Described as a “non-partisan grassroots rally,” the event at the Texas State Capitol will feature various speakers and performances.