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Austin's a good eight-hour drive from Bourbon Street and Louisiana's famous French Quarter, so if you haven't started driving, you're probably (definitely) not going to get there in time for any Fat Tuesday activities.
The Cedar Park Center is the next stop for Cirque du Soleil's new traveling arena show "Varekai." The performance company's "acrobatic tribute to the nomadic soul" -- set at the summit of a volcano inside of an enchanted forest -- has been touring since this past December, and it kicks off the first of seven performances in the Austin area on Wednesday night before moving on to Beaumont.
Checked out Cheer Up Charlie's at its new home in the Red River Cultural District yet? Formerly located on East Sixth Street, the little bar reopened just in time for SXSW, and it's hosting Texas Book Fest's ode to Austin's independent publishers tonight at 6:30 p.