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Have a proper Throwback Thursday with these events

Arianna Auber
Movies in the Park screens popular films, such as "Zoolander," at various parks around the city. [Contributed by Liz Kreutz]


Throwback Thursday at Rules & Regs. Throw it back to the 1990s with the Fairmont Austin's late-night event at the Rules & Regs bar on the pool deck. Every second Thursday of the month, enjoy retro tunes spun by DJ Bird Peterson, nostalgic specialty cocktails and '90s-themed swag. The mixed drinks on offer include the Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls with Ron Zacapa 23 rum, pineapple, coconut cream and lime. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 11. Free. 101 Red River St.

Theater & dance

"Copenhagen" at Austin Playhouse. Inspired by actual events, the Tony Award-winning "Copenhagen" revolves around a 1941 meeting between two brilliant physicists, Denmark's Niels Bohr and Germany’s Werner Heisenberg. The two men were longtime friends whose work together opened the way to the atomic bomb but who found themselves on opposite sides of World War II. The search for an unknowable truth forms the core of the Michael Frayn play staged by Austin Playhouse. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, through April 28. $32-$36. 6001 Airport Blvd.

Coming up

Movies in the Park. The Austin Parks Foundation’s family-friendly movie series drawing locals to their parks returns with another year of movies. Next up is the Ben Stiller comedy “Zoolander.” Food trucks will be in attendance at every screening. Dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are welcome, but alcoholic beverages, glass and Styrofoam are not permitted in any of the parks. 8:15 p.m. April 12. Free. Monkey Tree in Zilker Park, 898 Azie Morton Road.

Gardening calendar

2019 Starlight Social. This benefit for Zilker Botanical Garden doubles as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Taniguchi Japanese Garden. Tour the garden at twilight; sample sushi, sake, craft beer and local wines; experience the authentic chado, or tea ceremony; groove to live music by the Jitterbug Vipers with special guest Tomas Ramirez; indulge at the dessert and coffee bar; and get lucky at a silent auction. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 11. $115. 2220 Barton Springs Road.

East Austin Garden Fair. Partake in a variety of enjoyable activities, ranging from building a rain barrel and beekeeping to raising backyard chickens, while also learning creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs and fruits in your garden. Travis County Master Gardeners will offer university-based information to attendees on a range of horticulture topics. 9 am. to 2 p.m. April 13. Free. Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales St.

Spring Native Plant Sale. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's spring plant sale will feature hundreds of species of Texas natives, including seeds, annual wildflowers, grasses, perennials, wetland plants, shrubs and trees. Native plants are not only beautiful, but they help conserve water, reduce mowing costs, provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, protect the soil and save money on fertilizer and pesticides. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13. $6-$12. 4801 La Crosse Ave.