Our guide to the weekend
ABC Kite Festival at Zilker
Park. Go fly a kite at this annual 88-year-old Austin tradition that kicks off all the springtime activities we’ll enjoy. The day will include a kite contest, the return of MossFest and the Fun Run. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. abckitefestival.org.
The Beer Museum’s International Women’s Day Celebration. This special early Women’s Day event will include a brief presentation on the history of women and beer and a discussion of the role women’s beer clubs play in the growing craft industry today. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Hops & Grain, 507 Calles St. facebook. com/events/1877127179198825/.
“Ian Shults: Petting Zoo.” The local painter often addresses debauchery and subversive behavior with his work. For this Wally Workman Gallery show, his fifth with the gallery, he leans heavily on the idea of relationships between people and their vices. Each piece is executed in Shults’ signature bold strokes with a new broadening of color palette for the artist.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday through March 25. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com.
Curators’ Talk at the Contemporary Austin. Come before dark to see Lionel Maunz’s new outdoor sculpture on the lower grounds of the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park; then, stay for this discussion with Heather Pesanti and Carter Foster about their two distinct perspectives on Maunz’s work. 7 p.m. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Hotel Vegas & the Volstead’s 6 Year Anniversary Party. The sister bars on East Sixth Street are throwing an all-night celebration with free food and drinks while they last, as well as live music from A Giant Dog, Flesh Light,
Big Bill and more. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. 1500 E. Sixth St. texashotelvegas.com. Movies in the Park: “Aladdin.” This series of free films brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation and the Alamo Drafthouse is showing an animated Disney classic. Dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are welcome, but leave the alcohol, as well as glass and styrofoam containers, at home. 8 p.m. Patterson Park, 4200 Brookview Road. austinparks.org/calendar/ movies-in-the-park-aladdin/.
Saturday, March 11
Byron Browne at Barnes &
Noble Arboretum. The local author speaks and signs “Spanish Missions of Texas,” which provides a colorful exploration of these iconic landmarks and their lasting legacy. 2 p.m. 10000 Research Blvd. No. 158. 512-4188985, stores.barnesandnoble. com/store/2536.
The ABC Zilker Kite Festival is returning this weekend with more family fun, including live music.
For a nice outdoor movie night, the Austin Parks Foundation is playing “Aladdin” in conjunction with the Alamo Drafthouse.
Ian Shults’ “The Autumn of Indulgence” is one of the pieces on display at Wally Workman Gallery for the local painter’s solo show.