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‘Blues on the Green’ kickoff rescheduled

Jimmie Vaughan will host the KGSR “Blues on the Green” tribute to Antone’s.

‘Blues’ moves to next week

The Antone’s 40th-anniversary celebration that was scheduled earlier this week to kick off this year’s KGSR “Blues on the Green” series in Zilker Park has been moved to Wednesday to allow the park grounds to recover from recent flooding.

Jimmie Vaughan is still on as host of the event. An Antone’s all-star revue is expected to include performances by Marcia Ball as well as a “special guest” who reportedly really likes Clark bars and Junior Mints. — Peter Blackstock

Support bicyclists on Alaska trip

So maybe you can’t bicycle all the way to Alaska. You can still join the Texas 4000 crew on the first day of their 4,687-mile trip to points north.

The Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride is set for Saturday. Cyclists can chose from routes of 25, 50 or 70 miles through the rolling hills between Cedar Park and Lampasas. Registration includes entrance to a post-ride festival featuring barbecue and live music.

The ride marks the first real leg of the annual journey that a group of University of Texas bicyclists make each year from Austin to Anchorage.

After that, the cyclists will split into three groups. One will head west to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and another will aim for the Rocky Mountains. A third group will cut across the midsection of the country in the Ozarks route. The three groups will merge and ride the last 10 days into Alaska together.

The cyclists will pedal an average of 70 to 80 miles a day for 70 days, with a handful of rest days tossed in. Along the way they’ll share information about cancer prevention with people they meet.

The Texas-to-Alaska ride raises money to support cancer research.

Tickets for the ATLAS Ride are $70. Non-cyclists can attend the finish line party for $20. Get more info and sign up at — Pam LeBlanc

Weather postpones olive fest

The Texas Hill County Olive Co. near Dripping Springs announced this week that due to inclement weather and flood recovery efforts, it is going to postpone this weekend’s Texas Olive Festival.

Organizers says that they hope to reschedule the three-day event in September. You can find out more at — Addie Broyles

X Games for a cause

X Games Austin festivities begin Wednesday night with a charity event at the Alamo South Lamar and the Highball.

The bash, which benefits the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at the V Foundation, will feature a reception and a screening of “Angry Sky” from the ESPN Films’ “30 for 30” documentary series. Attendees can sample food and drinks, mingle with X Games athletes and have a chance to win VIP passes to X Games Austin.

Tickets are $80 at Red carpet begins at 5 p.m.

Next week in Austin360: Matthew Odam visits Launderette, an eclectic East Austin cafe from the former chefs of La Condesa and Sway.