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Austin March 31 Events

Austin Friday, March 31 Events

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.

Lecture by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Famous for their fabric installations, Christo and wife-collaborator, Jeanne-Claude, have created some of the most compelling and controversial public artworks of the twentieth century. Together they have challenged perceptions of contemporary art with grand projects to transform urban and rural sites. Location: Paramount Theatre, 7th and Congress. Call 512-495-9224 for more tickets.

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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