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Not into SXSW? Avoid it with these Saturday events

Arianna Auber
Artist Bumin Sky's works, on display at Women and Their Work, look like paintings, but they are actually made up of thread and string. [Contributed by Women and Their Work]


Haymaker 2019 Crawfish Boil. Mudbug season has officially arrived. The next Austin spot to throw a crawfish boil is the Manor Road sports bar Haymaker, which will serve up 1,400 pounds of crawfish. The crawfish will be $10 per scoop, the rough equivalent of 1 1/2 pounds (including vegetables). Plus, Haymaker has numerous specials to offer: $2 Lone Star, Coors and Pabst Blue Ribbon; $3 well drinks; $1 beer cocktails; and $1 Jello shots. Reservations aren't available; come early to grab a seat. 2 to 11 p.m. March 9. Free. 2310 Manor Road.

Circle Brewing's Eighth Anniversary Party. The North Austin brewery celebrates eight years in business with what the brewers promise to be "one helluva party." There will be live music from Stretch Panic and Chandler and the Bings. You're also invited to raise a glass full of Circle's newest spring seasonal, Perfekt Pils, inspired by the classic style of northern Germany. Entry is free, but $15 gets you a custom anniversary glass and three beer pours. 1 to 5 p.m. March 9. Free. 2340 W. Braker Lane Suite B.


"Starring Y'all We Asian" at ColdTowne Theater. Your search for an Asian-American lead stops at a new improvisation comedy show “Starring Y’all We Asian.” After years of Hollywood’s whitewashing, the B. Iden Payne-winning cast of Y’all We Asian is reclaiming the narrative with snappy, character-driven improv inspired by upcoming movie trailers. Come see what it looks like when Asians play more than just the sidekick. 8:30 p.m. Saturday through April 6. $10. 4803-B Airport Blvd.


Taylor’d Frequency: Independent Sounds & Stand-Up for Independent Thinkers & Drinkers. A new ongoing event launches at Independence Brewing this weekend, timed to be an escape from South by Southwest. The series features a rotating lineup of live musicians and stand-up comedians hosted by Taylor Wallace, KUTX host and producer. The program will begin with a set by Avery Moore, an Austin comedy mainstay. Then, rock band Slomo Drags and grunge group the Boleys perform. 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. March 9. Free. 3913 Todd Lane, Suite 607.


"Walk the Sky" at Women and Their Work. For Bumin Kim, thread and string become the media to explore many of the same questions usually investigated with paint. In the new Women and Their Work show, Kim’s work examines the nature of line beyond the two-dimensional surface into three-dimensional space, shifting, undulating and pulsing toward viewers. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. March 9; show 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through April 18. 1710 Lavaca St. 512-477-1064,

Art Free-for-All at the Contemporary Austin. Explore everything the Contemporary Austin has to offer during this family-friendly open house. Enjoy hands-on Art School demonstrations, check out new sculptures on the grounds, take in a cool performance by School of Rock, and make art to take home. Art Free-for-All will feature food by épicerie, Rosarito Atx and Cold Ones, as well as drinks provided by Topo Chico, Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9. Free. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.


Doom Metal Goat Yoga. One of the biggest perks to Jester King Brewery’s expanding on-site farm, without question, is the baby goats born just before spring every year. In celebration of their irresistible baby-animal cuteness, the Hill Country brewery hosts another round of Doom Metal Goat Yoga every Saturday this March. Month-old Nigerian dwarf goats will wander among the yoga mats as doom metal music plays. If that sounds like bliss, sign up for one of the morning sessions. 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through March 30. $15. 13187 Fitzhugh Road.