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During SXSW, spring forward with NXNW and other events

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Hayes Carll is among the performers at the ACL Radio Live at the W event during South by Southwest this year. [Erika Rich for STATESMAN]

1. ACL Radio Live at the W

6 a.m. March 13-15, 8 a.m. March 16. $5 donation. 200 Lavaca St.

The station formerly known as KGSR returns to the W Austin for four days of early morning broadcasts during SXSW. The lineup features a nice balance of heavy-hitting radio faves and up-and-coming artists, including X Ambassadors, Patty Griffin, Strumbellas, Steve Earle, the Get Up Kids, Hayes Carll, Australian sensation Dean Lewis, Robert Ellis and Morgxn. The lineup also features some Austin talent, including Bob Schneider, Jamestown Revival and Walker Lukens. The intimate shows are open to the public with a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

2. Springbock Fall Forward Fest at North by Northwest

Noon to 6 p.m. March 10. $20. 10010 N. Capital of Texas Highway.

NXNW hosts the first-ever Springbock Fall Forward Fest in celebration of this weekend's time change. The North Austin brewpub has invited a variety of other local beer-makers, including Austin Beerworks, Two Wheel Brewing and the Brewtorium, to pour their bocks and other lagers. Tickets include a NXNW T-shirt, eight 6 oz. pours of beer and entry into a $100 NXNW gift card raffle. Plus, the Austin Flea will be on-site with area vendors.

3. Pints & Poses at Hyatt Regency Austin

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 11. Free; donations encouraged. 208 Barton Springs Road.

A good life’s all about balance, right? Find it with this serene evening of yoga and a beer. The monthly vinyasa flow yoga class returns to the Hyatt Austin’s Texas Ballroom with instruction by Ferny Barcelo and donations this time benefiting Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Bring your own mat. Afterward, you’ll receive a coupon for one complimentary local pint to enjoy at the hotel.

4. Texas Meets the Tropics at the Central Market Cooking School

6:30 p.m. March 12. $70. 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.

While you're learning how to cook some of the best food items our state has to offer, a representative from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be on hand to discuss game management, fishing, hunting and the great outdoors. You'll divide into teams and perfect your techniques as you create tropical dishes that feature wild boar and crustaceans from the Gulf of Mexico. These include coconut shrimp with lime and harina con cangrejo (creamy Cuban cornmeal porridge).

5. “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at Hyde Park Theatre

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through March 30. $23-$27. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St.

In 1879, Henrik Ibsen wrote one of the most controversial plays of all time, “A Doll’s House,” in which Nora walks out on her husband and children with a feminist door slam that reverberated worldwide. Fast forward to the 21st century with “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” a highly modern follow-up by playwright Lucas Hnath in which Nora must return 15 years after her dramatic exit to face what she left behind.

6. The Big Lebarreleski Special Release at Pinthouse Pizza

11 a.m. March 15. Free. 4729 Burnet Road.

Pinthouse Pizza might be known for its juicy, hazy IPAs, but the burgeoning local brewpub makes stellar stouts, too. A major one you can try this weekend is the Big Lebarreleski, a white Russian imperial milk stout brewed with lactose, conditioned with Tweed Foxtrot Coffee and aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels. The Dude from "The Big Lebowski" abides a long list of delicious beverages, so there will be other decadent variants as well.

7. Dinosaur Day

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16. $1-$3. 2220 Barton Springs Road.

Go prehistoric with the Zilker Botanical Garden at this event rescheduled from February. The family-friendly afternoon will feature a dinosaur parade at 1 p.m., so come dressed in your favorite dino costume or bring a friendly dinosaur stuffed animal. There will also be a prehistoric scavenger hunt and other fun dinosaur-related activities, such as creating your own prehistoric planter. The event takes place rain or shine.