9th Annual Lucy's South By South Austin Fried Chicken Revival. A popular free party during South by Southwest returns to the Lucy's Fried Chicken location near South Congress Avenue. The multi-day event features 35 of Lucy's favorite homegrown and best touring Americana bands in the world. No badge or wristband will be needed. It's both kid and family-friendly. Plus, on Wednesday specifically, the restaurant partners with Rounder Records and Fantasy Records, showcasing their artists all day. Noon to 7 p.m. March 13-17. Free. 2218 College Ave. facebook.com/events/416409339126799/.
"Listening Closely" at Lora Reynolds Gallery. Multi-artist show "Listening Closely" features the work of N. Dash, Rosy Keyser, Arlene Shechet and Michelle Stuart. The show asks myriad questions. Where do we come from? Where are we going? Is there a bigger something out there that will always be out of reach? (And what might it mean to try to connect with it?) The artists in this show listen closely to their materials, history, the land and the stars — and often end up hearing things they did not expect. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through March 23. 360 Nueces St. Ste. 50. lorareynolds.com.
An Evening with Gaelynn Lea at the Vortex. Lea is an American folk singer, violinist, public speaker and disability advocate. For this special presentation, she will share her thinking about disability, finding inner freedom and the power of music in education. She'll also share a song or two with us at evening's close. Lea has a congenital disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or what's more commonly known as brittle bones disease. 6 to 8 p.m. March 13. Free. 2307 Manor Rd. eventbrite.com/e/flashdrive-an-evening-with-gaelynn-lea-tickets-57419740991.
St. Practice Day at B.D. Riley's Irish Pub. In preparation for St. Patrick's Day — the biggest day of the year for Irish pubs like B.D. Riley's — the Mueller location is hosting a practice run. During the evening event, enjoy live Irish music from the the Chancers, bagpipers and an Irish dance performance. Plus, kids can help color the Aldrich Street paseo green with sidewalk chalk. The neighboring restaurant Colleen's Kitchen will have food, including fish and chips, available for purchase at the walk-up window. 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 13. Free. 4550 Mueller Blvd. facebook.com/events/246461529459045/.
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden's One-Year Anniversary Party. The South Austin coffee shop and beer bar hosts its one year anniversary the only way it knows how: with live music. Expect shows from Suzanna Choffel, Dan Dyer, Juliana Sheffield and more. Delicious food will be provided by LeRoy and Lewis, Pueblo Viejo and Tommy Want Wingy. Look for some new cocktails on Cosmic's spring menu, local draft beer and a sneak peek at the upcoming limited Cosmic Cold Brew can. 2 to 10 p.m. March 14. Free. 121 Pickle Rd. Ste. 111. facebook.com/events/2110162012399291/.