SXSW is here, and Austin is buzzing with high-profile events, including the return of Rodeo Austin and Stevie Nicks in concert. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.
Thursday, March 9
Austin Film Society presents The 2017 Texas Film Awards
Celebrate Texas film at the most distinguished cinematic awards event in the Lone Star State. This year’s honorees include Shirley MacLaine, Hector Galan, Tye Sheridan, Jeff Nichols, and Sarah Green, as well as the classic movie Terms of Endearment.
Friday, March 10
Austin’s mega multimedia festival returns for another year of epic events. This weekend's festivities include movie premieres, exclusive panels, and more. Here's a guide to some of the free happenings.
Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan
Be among the first to check out the Bullock Texas State History Museum's new exhibit on Texas legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. The exhibit, which is guest curated by Stevie Ray's older brother, Jimmie Vaughan, is an authentic dive into the musician’s life and career. The exhibit will be on display through July 23.
Saturday, March 11
Rodeo Austin 2017
Round up the family and head to Travis County Exposition Center for the first weekend of Rodeo Austin. The action-packed lineup features bull riding, live music, and much more.
Blanton Museum of Art presents Blanton's Art on the Edge
Mix and mingle with Austin art enthusiasts at the Art on the Edge soirée. Guests can enjoy after-hours viewing of the museum’s exhibits, as well as light bites and live music. Free valet parking and an open bar are just some of the perks that make this black-tie event worth the splurge.
Sunday, March 12
ABC Kite Festival
This event was postponed last week due to inclement weather. The free festival at Zilker Park features an international kite showcase and contest, children’s concert, fun run, and more. This family- and dog-friendly event is the perfect way to close out a big weekend.
Stevie Nicks in concert with The Pretenders
For one night only, legendary Stevie Nicks will take the Frank Erwin Center stage. The gold dust woman comes to Austin in support of her album 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault. Nicks is joined in concert by The Pretenders.