Dis­cover Austin’s his­tory with a walk­ing tour, plus art and dogs

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN 260 LIFE - By Ari­anna Au­ber aauber@states­man.com


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.

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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.

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