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Austin April 23 Events

Austin Sunday, April 23 Events

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Since 1997, the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival has established itself as the leading Latin American film festival in the southern United States. Cine Las Americas breaks new ground by bringing Native and Latino films and filmmakers from throughout the Americas to a diverse public in Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its outstanding vitality in film and the arts.

Austin International Poetry Festival
AIPF draws poets from every continent for its April festivities, and is the largest non- juried poetry festival in the United States. Visit http://www.aipf.org for more details.

Old Settler’s Music Festival
Three stages, 25 bluegrass, folk and Americana music acts, arts crafts and camping define one of Central Texas' signature music event. At the Salt Lick Pavilion. Call 512-370-4630 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


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