Things to do in Austin during the weekend of March 21-24
Is Tuesday too early to start planning for the weekend? We don’t think so!
St. Patrick’s Day was fun but now that you’ve recovered from green beer and bratwurst, it’s time to start planning for this weekend especially since the weather is warming up and it’s time for everyone to get out and enjoy all of the fun things to do in the ATX area.
What’s Happening This Weekend?
1. “Creative Expressions” with the Austin Symphony Orchestra
8 p.m. March 22-23. $19-$75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. austinsymphony.org.
In recognition of National Women’s History Month, the Austin Symphony celebrates the works composed by women throughout the ages. The evening begins with “Overture in C Major” by Fanny Mendelssohn and continues with expressive works by “Lili” Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Vítězslava Kaprálová and award-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon. The symphony will be joined by the famed group Time for Three and prominent pianist Michelle Schumann.
2. “Crime and Punishment” at Penfold Theatre
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through April 6. $15-$30. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road #122. penfoldtheatre.org.
Penfold Theatre presents a new, award-winning adaptation of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece using only three actors. As a police inspector investigates a gruesome murder, we journey through the mind of a criminal. What did he do? Why did he do it? And what would you be capable of in certain circumstances? This high-impact reimagining compresses all the tension and pathos of the novel into a powerful evening of theater.
3. Reel Women in Film: “Love and Basketball”
7 to 9:30 p.m. March 22. $5-$8. The Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
As part of the Bullock Museum’s film series focusing on the cinematic works of women in front or behind the camera, “Love & Basketball” screens for one night only. The directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood is an insightful look at women’s sports, sexual equality and the often overlooked struggles that women still undergo in athletics. In addition to the screening, there will be a Q&A with Texas filmmaker B.B. Araya.
4. Mighty Texas Dog Walk
10 a.m. March 23. $30-$100. Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave. servicedogs.org/mighty-texas-dog-walk-2019/.
Make history with your pup. The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, which is Service Dog Inc.’s largest fundraiser of the year, kicks off the morning with an attempt to get the Guinness World Record for Largest Group Photo of Dogs. From there, everyone will go on the hour-long walk with their dogs. Afterward, trophies will be rewarded for largest team and best costumes, and raffles will have more than 20 prizes. Expect live music, food and more.
5. Becker Wine Dinner at Greenhouse Craft Food
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 24. $76.95. 708 S. Austin Ave. Ste. 101, Georgetown. eventbrite.com/e/becker-wine-dinner-tickets-56832331032.
The Georgetown location of Greenhouse Craft Food hosts another multi-course wine dinner featuring specially prepared dishes by Rob Snow and Todd Engel. This time around, the restaurant highlights the Texas wines of Becker Vineyards, one of our state’s oldest and most esteemed wineries. Each course has been inspired by and paired with these wines, such as the Provencal Rosé with a cherrywood-smoked scallop.
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