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Close out March with Cirque Éloize show, Deepak Chopra talk and more

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
The Cirque Éloize tour of “Saloon” is coming to Austin for a two-day run of shows displaying the acrobatic prowess and world-building entertainment of the circus troupe. Contributed

1. “Cirque Éloize: Saloon”

7:30 p.m. March 29, 2:30 p.m. March 30. $29-$59. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.

The stage is set for a Wild West “Saloon.” America is expanding. The railroad is expanding to lands of untold promise. And in the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. With “Saloon,” Cirque Éloize uses the infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle to set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that will sweep audiences away. Expect exhilarating pace, inventive choreography and the timeless tunes of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline. And, of course, there will be a love story — and a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns — at the heart of it.

2. Big Bend Brewing dinner at Greenhouse Craft Food

6:30 p.m. March 25. $64.12. 1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd. #110, Round Rock. eventbrite.com/e/big-bend-beer-dinner-tickets-43489020832.

Round Rock beer lovers won’t have to go far to indulge in this perfect match-up of Texas beers with Greenhouse Craft Food’s creative comfort food. Executive chef Rob Snow and chef de cuisine Todd Engel have come up with a special menu of bites to pair with the beers from West Texas brewery Big Bend Brewing. The five courses include the National Park Hefeweizen paired with cumin-ancho seared tuna and La Frontera IPA with Mexican BLT salad.

3. Movie Mondays at Yard Bar

7:30 to 10 p.m. March 26. Free. 6700 Burnet Road. facebook.com/events/192696461323221/.

With nicer weather back in Austin, one of the city’s most dog-friendly bars is hosting a weekly movie night. The theme for March’s Movie Mondays is the 1990s — films made during that decade. Up next is “Men in Black,” about two agents (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones) working for a highly funded yet unofficial government agency who uncover the deadly plot of an intergalactic terrorist. Got an idea of what you and your pooch want to watch next month? Suggest it to Yard Bar.

4. “Meeting of Waters”

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through July 1. $5-$9. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482, blantonmuseum.org.

The title of Clarissa Tossin’s new body of work is taken from the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers, where the two bodies of water, each very different in color, converge but remain separate. Her exhibition in the Blanton’s Contemporary Project space will feature the artist’s sculptures, including a large, woven tapestry that depicts the stretch of the Amazon River between the river’s mouth in the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Manaus in Brazil.

5. The Contemporary Austin’s Rooftop Architecture & Design Film Series

7 p.m. doors March 28. $8-$10. The Jones Center’s Moody Rooftop, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

March brings patio weather, and it brings rooftop weather, too. Head to the rooftop of the Contemporary Austin for another installment in this outdoor film series, screening “Big Time,” about architect Bjarke Ingels. He recently appeared in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list and designed a proposed new stadium complex for Austin. “Big Time” follows the star architect over six years as he struggles to maintain his own persona and complete his largest projects yet.

6. Upstairs Circus Grand Opening Weekend

3 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 30; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. March 31. $28-$42. 234 W. Second St. upstairscircus.com/co/atx.

The hangout where shop class meets craft cocktails is hosting several days of a grand opening in the Second Street District. In addition to the usual project creation you can do, Upstairs Circus will give away bubbly at the door, prizes from multiple businesses, discounts for future Circus visits and samples of a cocktail called Circus Donkey, a riff on a Moscow Mule. Make your reservation for the Project Socials, as the DIY projects are called, to attend the grand opening or for any future time.

7. Deepak Chopra: “The Future of Wellbeing”

8 p.m. March 31. $39-$149. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.

One of the top leaders in the field of mind-body medicine has continued to transform our understanding of the meaning of health and the vital connection between the body, mind, spirit and healing. In his latest work, “The Healing Self,” Chopra focuses on the future of wellbeing. For one night only, he’ll share insights from his book and explore some of the more baffling questions answered therein. He’ll also sign “The Healing Self” after the show; BookPeople will be on hand with copies.