Our guide to the week­end

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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. abck­ite­fes­ti­


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, wal­ly­work­man­


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. the­con­tem­po­


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. tex­as­hotelve­ 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. austin­ 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,­ne­sand­no­ble. 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.

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