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Austin April 2 Events

Austin Sunday, April 2 Events

Capitol 10K
Texas' largest race and one of the nation's top 10K runs draws some 10,000 serious and not-so-serious runners. Location: Auditorium Shores.

Charlotte's Web
The miraculous Charlotte and the lovable Wilbur star in E.B. White's ever-popular tale of bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. Location: The Paramount Theatre. Call 866-4-GET-TIX for tickets.

Austin Fine Arts Festival
Celebrate the arts while shopping the original artwork of 220 local, national and international juried artists. Surrounding Republic Square Park in beautiful downtown, the outdoor festival also features live artist demonstrations, kids art activities, interactive art installations, Grammy award-winning musicians and live performances and delicious cuisine. Location: Republic Square, Fifth and Guadalupe. Call 512-495-9224 for more details.

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

The Exonerated
This gripping new drama tells the true stories of six Death Row inmates wrongly convicted of murder who, in the face of new evidence, were freed with their innocence proclaimed and their lives reclaimed. Taken from over 40 interviews with persons falling through the cracks of our justice system, their unforgettable stories are told in their own words. Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info.

Shear Madness. The longest-running comedy in ZACH's history returns in an all-new production! It's murder among the curlers in this hilarious whodunit where you play armchair detective, uncover the secrets, and help an outrageous cast of characters solve the crime amidst a trendy Austin hair salon. Location: Zachary Scott Theater
Call 512-476-0541.

The Vietnam Experience. The Vietnam Experience is strongly interpreted in this selection of 22 paintings, watercolors, and drawings by six combat artists.
These paintings and drawings give a visual sense of the Vietnam War, from the colors and landscape to the people and the adrenaline-charged combat actions. The paintings capture the surprise attacks of the guerilla conflict, the vigil River Patrol Boats maintained in keeping rivers open, and eyewitness accounts of the dangers of this war. Location: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Call 512-721-0200 for details.

New Botanicals Exhibit. Mary Welborn's New Botanicals is an exhibit of lyrical watercolor paintings of native flora and the role they play in our complex ecosystems. It is on display from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays in the McDermott Learning Center. These paintings are a charming and educational twist on traditional botanical painting

Ballet Austin's Director's Choice/Evolution
Gina Patterson and Stephen Mills each showcase two productions during Director’s Choice. Patterson juxtaposes her work, Insideout, with a new piece set to Dimitri Shostakovich’s music. Mills presents Red Roses, in contrast with his new ballet set to the music of Steve Reich. Location: Bass Concert Hall. Call 512-476-2163 for more details.

Bluebonnet Blues & Fine Arts Festival
A rock solid line up of more than 50 musicians, including W.C. Clark, Flaco Jimenez, Pinetop Perkins, Gary Clark, Jr., Los Flames, Debbi Walton and Sweet Soul Vibe. Location: Main Street, Marble Falls. Call 800-864-5175 for more info.


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