The History, Arts and Nature programs of Austin's Parks and Recreation Department give voice to Austin's imagination, abundant nature and colorful past. Visit our museums, cultural centers, art markets, nature centers and outdoor theater for a memorable glimpse of what makes Austin unique.

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March Events


3/5 - 6/30
Senior Lunch Social

Austin residents 60+ can join the AARC for a free Asian-inspired meal and to socialize with other seniors. Limited transportation for Austin residents
Monday-Thursday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Skip 1/20, 2/17, 5/25)
Asian American Resource Center


3/5 - 6/30
Senior Wellness & Education Programs

A variety of classes and workshops for seniors including Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Gentle Yoga, Qigong, English as Second Language, arts & crafts, and technology usage.
Monday-Thursday, 10 AM - 1:30 PM (Skip 1/20, 2/17, 5/25)
Asian American Resource Center


3/6 - 4/1
EXPERIMENTATION– LIGHT, SPIRIT AND PEOPLE I KNOW

Vision whimsical 3D folk art from Michael McCarthy with Betty Jameson’s colorful collages of color. Then add the glazes on Plexiglass of Beth Shapiro’s art and kaleidoscope of color and texture of Beverly Deutsch’s art. All of this is overseen by Helen Green’s people.
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Old Bakery and Emporium


3/7
CAMINAR: EL SACRIFICIO

El Sacrificio will include a traditional music procession by Robert Ojeda and the Bronze Band.
Saturday, 9 AM - 11 AM
Oakwood Cemetery Chapel


3/7
CAMINAR: ACCION

Action of remembrance by Francisco Gonzales, to be followed by screenings of films “Hundiré en el jardín mis manos” by Mayra Silva and Building the American Dream by Chelsea Hernandez.
Saturday, 12 PM - 2 PM
Oakwood Cemetery Chapel


3/7
ASIAN AMERICAN TEEN CAREER DAY

Students are invited to go beyond the traditional professions and explore diverse career paths through panel discussions and career presentations. Grades 10th - 12th. Registration required.
Saturday, 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Asian American Resource Center


3/13 - 3/20
SXSW @ CARVER

Each year the Carver works with SXSW to present free programming that relates to the mission of serving the African American Community. Workshops, panel discussions and concerts are free and open to the public
Monday - Sunday
George Washington Carver Museum


3/13 - 3/22
SXSW INSIDE OUT MUSEUM

Inside Out Museum at the O. Henry Museum takes you on a trip down the golden road of Austin rock and roll poster art and ephemera from 1967 to 1982.
Monday - Sunday, Business Hours
O. Henry Museum


3/14 - 4/11
AUSTIN COMMUNITY ART COLLEGE - ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBIT

Students of ACC are hand selected by their Professors to participate in this annual exhibit based on their exemplary work from the past year. Reception & Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, April 8, 7-9pm
Monday - Saturday, Business Hours
Dougherty Arts Center


3/15 - 3/31
THE OTHER MESSENGERS

This exhibit tells the story of other people that survived the Alamo and witnessed the aftermath of the battle. At least 17 other women, children, and enslaved individuals walked out of the carnage inside the Alamo. Each of them bore the physical and mental scars of the thirteen-day ordeal, and yet almost no mention of these other stories until the 20th century. .
Monday - Sunday, Business Hours
Susanna Dickinson Museum


3/18
DATE NIGHT @ THE DAC: MUSICAL EASELS

It’s collaborative art like you’ve never experienced before! Take part in a giant round of musical easels under the stars.
Wednesday, 7 PM - 9 PM
Dougherty Arts Center


3/19 - 6/19
TO HEAR

“To Hear” appreciates Austin’s early music halls and musicians such as Scholtz Garten, Pressler Beer Garden, the Besserer Orchestra, the Gant Family, and Ernie Mae Crafton Miller.
Monday - Saturday, Business Hours
Oakwood Cemetery Chapel


3/21
TO HEAR: GHOST NOTES

Music critic Michael Corcoran will give a talk on his new book “Ghost Notes” which is illustrated by Austin artist and musician Tim Kerr.
Saturday, 2 PM - 4 PM
Oakwood Cemetery Chapel


3/24
CINE DE ORO

Classic films from Mexico’s golden film era are screened for seniors, followed by a healthy lunch.
Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center


3/25
ARTIST TALK: SUSANNAH HADDAD AND NANCY WOOD

Artists Haddad and Wood discuss their individual art practices while collaboratively reflecting on the inspiration provided by the natural world.
Wednesday, 7 PM - 8 PM
Dougherty Arts Center


3/26 - 5/28
CULTURAL LOUNGE

Cultural Lounge is a bi-monthly event that promotes an atmosphere of sharing ideas, thoughts and concerns relevant to the Black Community in Austin. Free. RSVP to (512) 974-4926.
Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
George Washington Carver Museum


3/28
LOS BOHEMIOS PERDIDOS “PUENTE DE LOS SUSPIROS”

Los Bohemios Perdidos will feature the music of Peru in this very special performance. A team of talented musicians will play Vals Peruano, Landó, Marinera, and more.
Saturday, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center


3/28
AUSTIN SHORT SHORT FICTION FESTIVAL #5

Join a dozen or more local authors as they read their best short short fiction piece (<1000 words) aloud outside the Ney in this event!
Elisabet Ney Museum


Museum and Cultural Programs Sites

Asian American Resource Center
Dougherty Arts Center
Elisabet Ney Museum
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
George Washington Carver Museum
O. Henry Museum
Oakwood Cemetery Chapel
Susanna Dickinson Museum
Zilker Hillside Theater