Another South by Southwest is safely in the bag, so let’s look at temping spring parties for the post-SXSW weeks.
March 22: “Creative Expressions: Celebrating Women Composers” opens. Long Center
This Austin Symphony concert repeats March 23.
March 23: Cityside Dinner benefits the Hispanic Alliance. Heller Hall.
Multi-course dinner with wine pairings by Austin Finley of Parkside Projects.
March 24: Boston Pops on Tour. Long Center.
The venerable group plays the scores of John Williams, its former music director.
March 25: Nine Core Values Luncheon for First Tee of Austin. Hyatt Regency.
Nine local celebrities embody the values of this group that promotes character through golf.
March 28: Souls of Our Feet China Tour Premiere opens. Long Center/Rollins Studio Theatre.
This celebration of rhythm dance continues through March 31
March 30: Third Annual Block Party. Blanton Museum of Art.
More than 10,000 guests attended this mash-up of art, food and music.
March 30: “Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, How Are You, Gonzo?” The Contemporary Austin-Jones Center.
Site-specific art and activities continue through July 14.
March 30: Share the Love Gala for Manos de Cristo. Fairmont Hotel.
This group provides vital dental, educational and back-to-school services.
March 30: Masquerade Ball for National Domestic Violence Hotline. Hotel Van Zandt.
Susan Sparks is the featured speaker; Troy and Tommi Vincent emcee.
April 2: “Fiddler on the Roof” opens in Austin. Bass Concert Hall.
The Broadway in Austin touring revival continues through April 7.
April 3: Cocktail Bash for Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas. 800 Congress Ave.
This is one of DSACT’s most important fundraisers of the year.
April 4: Power for Parkinson’s “Musical Collage.” Austin Central Public Library.
Musicians play to honor those they know with Parkinson’s Disease.
April 4: “Spring Awakening” opens. Mary Moody Northen Theatre.
The rock musical continues through April 14.
April 6: Austin’s Fab Five for Seedling. Westin at the Domain.
Dinner honors Mayor Steve Adler along with Terri Broussard Williams, Kristie Gonzales, Jan Goss-Gibson and Neil Webber.
April 6: Rare & Fine Wine Auction for the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. JW Marriott Hotel.
Acclaimed wines from Blackbird Vineyards are among the selections.
April 6: Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic. Palm Park
One of the most charming of the Waller Creek Conservancy’s annual events.