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South by Southwest
Now one of the biggest festivals in the nation – as well as in the world, SXSW offers the latest and the greatest in music, film and multi-media interactive worlds. Call 512-467-7979 or visit  http://www.sxsw.com. Event ID:3/16

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge showcases the world’s most athletic dogs and their trainers competing in events including agility, flying disc, Jack Russell hurdle races, head-to-head 60-weave pole and the crowd favorite – dog diving. Event ID:3/8

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo
Pull out your lasso and boots for this annual fair and rodeo. This event features live music, auctions, carnivals, a petting zoo and a BBQ cook-off. Admission to the fairgrounds is $5 for those aged 13 and up. Location: Travis County Exposition Center. Call 512-919-3000 for more info. Event ID:3/15

The People's Gallery at City Hall
The 2008 exhibition of the People's Gallery at City Hall features over 100 artworks on loan from Austin artists, galleries and museums. Location: City Hall, 301 W. Second Street. Call 512-974-9313 for more info. Event ID:1/30/09

Bubba & Babe's Backwoods Texas Wedding
Esther's Follies announces an all new dinner theater experience that's sure to please hipsters and hillbillies alike! Join the wedding party for a non-stop evening of comedy and music that only Esther's could produce. A sumptuous 5 course meal of gourmet-comfort food and a rootin' tootin' evening of down-home entertainment! Full bar available. Location: Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe; 5001 E. Ben White Blvd.. Call 512-320-0198 for more info. Event ID:3/26

On the Road with the Beats
This exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the cities, landscapes, and communities that fostered and shaped the most important works of the Beat Generation, from the early 1940s to the mid-1960s. Location: Harry Ransom Center. Call 512-471-8944 for more info. Event ID:8/3

Play It By Ear

Come explore the art and science of tinkering with sound in our new feature exhibit. Bring to life artworks created by sound artists. Make your own sound art. Experiment with echoes. Change your voice to sound like a robot. This exhibit takes a creative, playful approach to learning all about sound production and reception. Location: Austin Children's Museum, 201 Colorado St. Time: T-Sat, 10am-5pm; W, 5pm-8pm $1 donation; Sun, noon-5pm; 4pm-5pm free.. Event ID:9/14

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.

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