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Spring fever: The top events for the official first weekend of spring

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outside terrace and pond at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Take part in yoga sessions at the scenic Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Photo courtesy of Umlauf Sculpture Garden
orchids and plants on sale for Orchid Rodeo
Add orchids to your garden to commemorate the coming of spring.  Photo by Geoffrey Frost
Brass Ovaries pole dancer performing in front of Downtown Austin skyline
Brass Ovaries may give you a case of "Spring Fever" at the North Door. Photo by Celesta Danger
outside terrace and pond at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden
orchids and plants on sale for Orchid Rodeo
Brass Ovaries pole dancer performing in front of Downtown Austin skyline

In Texas, we've experienced several spring-like days this "winter," but March 20 marked the first day of spring. Celebrate official return of spring and (hopefully!) the end of dreaded cold snaps with these weekend events around Austin.

Under the Oaks with Circus Chickendog: Friday, March 21
Being outdoors is the best way to truly enjoy spring weather. Top it off with a picnic on the lawn of the historic French Legation Museum — and throw in some circus dogs, too. Join ringmaster Darren and his daring dogs (plus a parrot named Lauren Macaw) for a day of acrobatic canine feats, magic, juggling and music. Don’t forget to bring your own blankets and chairs for extra comfort.

Brass Ovaries Presents "Spring Fever": Friday, March 21
Spring celebrates the return of all things natural and beautiful, and what’s more beautiful than the uber-talented burlesque dancers and aerial performers of Brass Ovaries? This new show from Brass Ovaries is for adults only. 

Heart O' Texas Orchid Society’s 43rd Annual Orchid Rodeo: Saturday, March 22 – March 23
Spring means flowers, and the Heart O’ Texas Orchid Society has you covered with a massive sale of every orchid you can imagine. Learn some tips and tricks on how to properly care for them while enjoying the return of lush, blooming plants.

Austin Shamanism Presents the Spring Equinox Gathering: Saturday, March 22
Austin Shamanism takes you back to humanity’s roots with a social gathering celebrating the vernal equinox. Connect with friends and friends-to-be while enjoying a potluck meal, drum circle, dance party and conversations with fellow shamanic practitioners.

Yoga at the Umlauf: Saturday, March 22
Want to enjoy the great outdoors while strengthening your mind, body and spirit? Yoga sessions at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum allow you to do it all amid the breathtaking scenery of the Umlauf. If you don’t feel like doing yoga, take the time to wander around the sculpture garden this season, as everything becomes green again after a long winter’s nap.

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