Saturday is Pillow Fight Day, Zilker Brewing anniversary and more
Chingona Fest at Hops and Grain. For the second year, the festival celebrating powerful Latinas takes over the parking lot of the East Austin brewery for a day of music. Oakland outfit La Misa Negra, who play a mix of cumbia and Afro-Latin sounds, lead a bill that also includes Austin’s ace Selena tribute act, Bidi Bidi Banda; rapidly rising rockers Tiarra Girls; and the all-female Mariachi Las Coronelas from San Antonio. The event will also feature Latina food and arts vendors from all over the country. $30. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 622 N. Pleasant Valley Road. chingonafesttx.com — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria. Continuing this weekend is a springtime concert series hosted by Austin City Limits Radio and featuring local favorites like Guy Forsyth, Nakia, Dale Watson and Carson McHone. (This Saturday features Fastball.) Bring a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show or stake out a patio spot at nearby bars and restaurants, such as the Ginger Man, where you can see the show from a distance. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. hillcountrygalleria.com.
The ABGB Crawfish Boil. Ever worried about going to a crawfish boil and running out of the little mudbugs to enjoy? That might not happen with this all-afternoon party at the ABGB, which will have heaping plates thanks to a supply of more than 1,000 lbs. of crawfish. Corn, potatoes and sausage will also be served. Plus, would it be a proper ABGB event without live music? The Gulf Coast Playboys and Josh Baca & The Hot Tamales take the stage starting at 3 p.m. 12 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com/event/the-abgb-crawfish-boil-4-6/.
Zilker Brewing's 4th Anniversary Party. It's been four years since this urban brewery set up shop in the middle of East Sixth Street's entertainment district. The all-day celebration will include the release of Four-on-the-Floor Anniversary IPA. Live music plays throughout the day with performances by DJ IZreal, Roland and the Roots Riddim and the Peterson Brothers. New on-site food truck Spicy Boys Chicken (from the same team behind Soursop) provides the grub to help you soak up the beer. Noon to midnight Saturday. Free. 1701 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/371584166976928/.
"Fresh" at Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. Six local artists, including Maxine Price and Hayley Mitchell, have come together to produce a varied collection of work ranging from art nouveau-influenced sculptures and moving abstract compositions in oils and encaustic to figural pieces in contemporary gestural, post-impressionistic and cubist-inspired styles. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday through April 30. 1009 W. Sixth St. russell-collection.com.
"Austin Secrets" at Hideout Theatre. A popular improvisation show returning for its eighth season, "Austin Secrets" takes its motivation and inspiration from projects like PostSecret and StoryCorps — focused on the magic of everyday life — by exploring secrets anonymously submitted by you and other Austinites. Serious secrets will be treated with proper respect, more lighthearted secrets treated frivolously, so expect a mix of drama, comedy and everything in between. 8 p.m. Saturdays through April 27. $15. 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.com.
International Pillow Fight Day. Cry havoc and let slip the stuffing of war! There’s a fight brewing next month, and it sounds ... comfortable. In celebration of International Pillow Fight Day, a local event group is planning a giant pillow skirmish. The free, rain-or-shine event will have a “play” area and a “safe” area, in case folks want to watch the action from the sidelines. Organizers say they are working with Salvation Army so people can donate pillows on site. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1200 Town Creek Drive. facebook.com/events/2321142668161720/. — Eric Webb