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From 'Fiddler' to Rock the Park, springs events in full bloom

Arianna Auber
Natalie Anne Powers, from left, Mel Weyn and Ruthy Froch star in "Fiddler on the Roof," coming to Bass Concert Hall as part of the Broadway in Austin series. [Contributed by Joan Marcus]

1. "Fiddler on the Roof"

8 p.m. April 2-6, 2 p.m. April 6, 1 and 7 p.m. April 7. $30-$160. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive.

The sun has risen on a new production of the Tony Award-winning theatrical masterpiece, featuring Broadway classics like "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," to tell the story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Plus, acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter provides the stunning dance moves. A whole new generation just might be introduced to this classic musical through the fresh production from director Bartlett Sher.

2. St. Elmo and Soursop Crawfish Boil

12 to 8 p.m. March 31. $20. 440 E. Saint Elmo Road.

Nothing says spring like a good crawfish boil. St. Elmo Brewing's on-site food truck, Soursop, will host their third annual boil that won't be like those anywhere else. Enjoy live Cajun music by Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces while grabbing a basket of Viet-Cajun-style crawfish from Soursop, cooked up with garlic butter, Thai basil and secret seasoning. Each $20 basket will be served with potatoes, corn and garlic toast.

3. Jennifer DuBois at BookPeople

7 p.m. April 1. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050,

The latest Statesman Selects book is novelist DuBois' "The Spectators," a daring look at the gay community in New York City that spans "from the heyday of gay liberation in the '70s to the grips of the AIDS crisis in the '80s, alongside a backstage view of '90s television in an age of moral panic," according to the book summary. Head to BookPeople for DuBois' insightful talk about her book before an author signing of "The Spectators."

4. Bob Mould at Mohawk outdoor

8 p.m. April 3. $23. 912 Red River St.

Husker Du, the Twin Cities trio that launched Mould into the spotlight in the 1980s, still looms large as part of his legacy, but he’s now released more than a dozen solo albums. The latest, “Sunshine Rock,” came out in February on Merge Records and shows he’s still a full-on rock 'n' roll force, thanks in part to the powerful rhythm section of drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy. Austin indie singer-songwriter Will Johnson opens. — Peter Blackstock

5. Paws & Pours Kick-Off Party with Austin Humane Society

5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Free-$40. Cru Wine Bar, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace.

The Austin Humane Society is on a monthlong quest to help you find the perfect pour, and maybe even the perfect pooch. A happy hour at Cru with fellow animal lovers will kick off the Paws & Pours promotion. Purchase the tasting notes booklet online or at the kickoff for $40. It will provide a month of free pours, free tastings and other special discounts at wineries, bars and restaurants across town such as both Cru locations and L'Oca D'Oro.

6. KUTX’s Rock the Park

6:15 p.m. April 5. Free. 4550 Mueller Blvd.

Another round of free, family-friendly concerts curated by KUTX returns to the amphitheater at Mueller Lake Park this spring. Come early to grab your spot on the lawn (with blankets, which are OK, but no chairs, please) and grab dinner from a food truck. There will be activities for the kids, including face painting and coloring. This month, DJ Jester the Filipino Fist and White Denim will play at 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.

7. South 1st Sip & Stroll: Spring Edition

12 to 5 p.m. April 6. Free. MOD Bikes, 1632 S. First St.

Take a leisurely stroll through one of Austin’s weirdest neighborhoods, soaking in the sun. More than 15 South First businesses, including main host Mod Bikes, will offer in-store discounts and goodies throughout the afternoon. Expect complimentary beverages, snacks and good times. Participants include Dolce Neve Gelato, providing free waffle cones, and Art for the People, where you can browse local art while sipping kombucha cocktails.