Discover Austin’s history with a walking tour, plus art and dogs
Texture the City: Austin History Tours. Join the history tours company on this walking exploration of Austin’s historic music district. Although the city doesn’t have an official music district, music venues have clustered along East Sixth Street and in the Red River Cultural District, drawing weekend crowds and, since 1987, the famous South by Southwest music festival. What forces turned these intersecting roads into a musical hub? On this walking tour, you’ll get a few answers, including segregation, urban sprawl and flash floods. Tours last about 90 minutes. 12 p.m. Saturday. $15-$20. Meeting location: southwest corner of West Cesar Chavez and South Congress Avenue. texturethecity.org.
Revel Unclassified. The artsinfused Sunday brunch returns with a new set of artists telling a story through music and spoken word, this time with a theme inspired by the Chariot tarot card, about taking control. it clear. You’ll also get to enjoy fun citizen science activities, feast at the food trucks and take home a book or work of inspired by the night sky. 2 p.m. Dripping Springs The Austin Flute Project (Marcella DeFaria Casaubon, Bryan Kennard, Kristine Reaume and Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive. texasnightskyfestival.org. Rachel Kaplan) will provide the music, while poet Katherine Hoerth will read her written works. 12:30 p.m. Sunday. $10. 4th Tap Brewing Co-operative, 10615 Metric Blvd. revelatx.org/shop/essentials.
Circus Chickendog’s “1001 Tricks in 1 Hour!” The family-friendly show returns with new tricks for Spring Break. In this original 60-minute performance, you’ll see amazing dog tricks; exceptional juggling, unicycling and clowning from Darren Peterson, a veteran of the Royal Lichtenstein Circus; giant bubbles; and many other tricks Peterson hasn’t been able to fit into his recent shows. Highlights of Circus Chickendog, as always, include his six rescue dogs and a trained scarlet macaw. 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. March 18. $15. The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-771-8836, chickendog.net.
Circus Chickendog has a spring break show “1001 Tricks in 1 Hour!”
Strange Land Brewery is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party and will have a couple of Irish-style beers on tap.