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Tacos, Tameca and 'Grimm Tales' among things to do this weekend

Arianna Auber
At this weekend's National Taco Championship, more than 30 local taco purveyors will compete for a chance to go to Las Vegas for the finals in November. [Contributed]

1. National Taco Championships 2019

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30. $20-$120. Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave.

Austinites are pretty much taco experts at this point, and we can get our fill of our favorite food at this competition while also helping to choose the regional Top Taco winner that will go on to compete in the grand championship in Las Vegas. More than 35 restaurants and food trucks, such as Eldorado Cafe and Pueblo Viejo, will serve $3 tacos alongside Lucha Libre wrestling shows, hot chili pepper eating contests, a chihuahua beauty pageant and a tequila expo with more than 100 types of agave spirits available for tasting.

2. "Grimm Tales" at Lora Reynolds Gallery

Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. March 28. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through June 8. 360 Nueces St. Ste. 50.

Artist Natalie Frank's most recent drawings — feminist reinterpretations of the uncensored Brothers Grimm fairytales — are a continuation of the body of work she began in 2011. The new, vibrantly colored drawings in this show flesh out where the stories left off, forming the basis for this weekend's "Grimm Tales," a Ballet Austin ballet inspired by Frank's drawings. Each one takes as inspiration key moments from the Grimm stories.

3. Progressive Vineyard Dinner with Fall Creek Vineyards

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 28. $137. Salt Lick BBQ, 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood; and Fall Creek 18059 FM 1826, Driftwood.

This unforgettable evening of wine and cuisine will progress through seven courses from three different Hill Country favorites (Fall Creek, the Salt Lick and Bryan's on 290) in two enchanting venues right across the road from each other. The dinner will start at the Salt Lick's Thurman Mansion, where owner Scott Roberts will charm with stories of his beloved business. Fall Creek owners Ed and Susan Auler will be hosts at the second stop.

4. Urban Music Festival at Auditorium Shores

Gates at 3 p.m. March 29, noon March 30. $40-$50. 900 W. Riverside Drive.

There’s no doubt that every lady in the crowd will work it when Friday headliner Blackstreet performs their smash hit, “No Diggity,” on Friday night. The '90s R&B powerhouse — performing with two original members, but not Teddy Riley — leads a bill that also includes Sylveena Johnson and Kyle Turner with Michael Ward. On Saturday, the old school funk outfit Ohio Players will perform alongside new-school R&B artists Calvin Richardson and Stokley. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

5. Eberly's Sunset Sessions

6 to 11 p.m. March 31. $43. 615 S. Lamar Blvd.

This live music showcase offers the chance to see great acts in a beautiful setting without the hassle of large crowds or long lines. Hosted in Eberly's private rooftop event space, Sunset Sessions's second edition brings in soul queen Tameca Jones and opener Dr Joe. A portion of the proceeds from each concert benefits the SIMS Foundation. Tickets include access to a photo booth and a complimentary cocktail inspired by Jones.