Spring Break, SXSW, St. Patrick’s Day — lots to do this week in Austin
1. Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
8 a.m. to midnight March 17. $10-$20. 11500 Rock Rose Ave. 512-350-3738, jackandgingers.pub.
St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday this year, which means everyone is in for extra Irish revelry. Jack & Ginger’s third annual celebration will supply some of that fun and will block off the Rock Rose district in Domain Northside to do it. Expect to choose from the pub’s 82 beers on tap, including specially provided green beer. There will also be Irish and American comfort foods, such as a traditional shepherd’s pie, and lots of live music spread across two outdoor stages. Bagpipes will take the main stage at 2 p.m. The cover is $10 from 8 a.m. to noon and $20 for the rest of the day.
2. Cockney Cowboy Calling Release Party
Noon to 2 p.m. March 11. Free. Oasis, Texas Brewing, 6550 Comanche Trail. eventbrite.com/e/cockney-cowboy-calling-tickets-43420199987.
What do you get when the sister cities of Austin and the eastern borough of London, Hackney, collaborate on a beer together for South by Southwest? The Cockney Cowboy Calling, a hybrid red lager whose name nods to Austin roots rocker Joe Ely’s relationship with the English band the Clash and their “London Calling” album. Oasis, Texas Brewing, where the beer was made, will host a party featuring the beer, a cash bar, food, live music, Mini Coopers and Triumph motorcycles.
3. Pints & Poses
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12. Free. 208 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-1234, austin.hyatt.com
The Hyatt Regency Austin’s monthly night of zen returns with the balance of yoga and booze. First, wind down with a vinyasa flow yoga class hosted by Ferny Barcelo and featuring live meditative music provided by Trey Tarwater, a local yoga DJ. Then, head to a pop-up bar on the hotel’s Zilker Terrace for a free pint of beer (rather than the usual Marker 10 bar where the second half of the evening is typically held). Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats.
4. Spring Break at the Bullock Museum
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13-16. $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-4629, thestoryoftexas.com.
Not sure to do what to do with the kids during their week off? The Bullock Museum has the answer for you. Each day, the Texas history museum is offering a variety of family-friendly, hands-on activities related to a specific theme. The activities include printmaking — during which you’ll create unique prints using video game controllers, computer parts and classic game pieces — and Texas History Detectives, an afternoon when you’ll put your detective skills to work to help solve a Texas-sized mystery.
5. South by San Jose
Noon March 14-17. 1316 S. Congress Ave. sanjosehotel.com/hotel-events/south-x-san-jose/.
Looking for South by Southwest fun that isn’t so frenzied as the rest of the festival? Head down to South Congress Avenue for Hotel San Jose’s annual four-day showcase. The hotel parking lot offers a slightly more relaxed setting for its unofficial SXSW shows during the remaining days of the festival. Settle in for sets from the likes of Duncan Fellows, Erika Wennerstrom, Los Coast and more, or find vintage or homemade wares from local vendors setting up shop at South by San Jose.
6. Hyde Park Theatre’s “Wakey, Wakey”
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through March 31. $20-$24. 511 W. 43rd St. 512-479-7529, hydeparktheatre.org
From the playwright of Hyde Park Theatre hit “Thom Pain” is this moving new production featuring only two actors. Hyde Park Theatre’s artistic director, Ken Webster, along with actress Rebecca Robinson, star in the tragicomedy by Will Eno. In “Wakey, Wakey,” Webster gives a riveting performance as the main character, Guy, a comic in a wheelchair who makes death the subject of his stand-up routine, delivered directly to the audience.
7. Link & Pin Gallery’s “Seascapes”
Noon to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday through March 18. 2235 E. Sixth St. #102. 512-900-8952, linkpinart.com.
The solo show featuring work by Anissa Bryant is an exploration of the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the ocean and the interconnectivity of life with water, with each piece deeply influenced by geological forces at work. Her series taps into each of those subjects with the intent of distilling a particular moment in time. Each piece of art is accompanied by a poem that illustrates Bryant’s emotions during the creation process. “Seascapes” is only up for one more weekend.