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Film

Jo’s Movie Monday Night. The downtown location of Jo’s Coffee hosts themed weekly movie screenings of popular films. This time, get your caffeine fix taken care of while watching the pig-loving comedy “Babe.” The following week will show another animal flick, “Every Which Way But Loose,” full of monkey business. 7 to 10 p.m. April 17. Free. 242 W. Second St. facebook.com/events/252314308507682.

Music

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe. Recovery from December’s sudden closure of busy local coffeehouse venue Strange Brew continues steadily, most recently with the logical relocation of Kacy Crowley’s open mic series. She’s bringing it to the Cactus, which had a long tradition of open mics under past management before KUT/KUTX took over the University of Texas Student Union venue. Manager Matt Munoz said he’d wanted to wait “until we found something special” to bring back the open mics. Rescuing Crowley’s popular series fits that bill nicely. 7:30 p.m. performers sign-up, 8 p.m. show April 17. Free. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — Peter Blackstock

Pets

Mega Mutt Monday at Banger’s. Once a month, the beer bar highlights a specific pet-friendly charity — this month, Emancipet. The organization provides low-cost vaccinations and spay/neuter services to keep our furry friends happy and healthy. Other vendors at Mega Mutt Monday include YoDog Snackery, Dawgtown and Ruff Adventures Photography. Check them out with your pup while enjoying all-day happy hour and music from Rollfast Ramblers. 6 to 9 p.m. April 17. Free. 79 Rainey St. facebook.com/events/355709518158514.

Art

Art on 5th’s “Depth & Decay.” Jason Eatherly and Dave Lowell are highly regarded street artists who are making names for themselves in the world of fine art as well. Eatherly’s work is influenced by the decay of urban environments, as half of the show name suggests, while Lowell’s hand-cut stencils and layers of color create literal and symbolic depth within the subjects he suggests — the other component of the “Depth & Decay” name. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through May 7. 512-481-1111, arton5th.com.

Coming up

The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. The annual celebration of talent in Austin and San Antonio’s restaurant and bar community, as selected by their peers, returns with a night of delicious bites and drinks. Featured restaurants include Old Thousand, Sophia’s, Cannon & Belle, and Juniper. Pair their dishes with beverages from Oskar Blues Brewery, Woodford Reserve, Tequila Herradura and more. There will also be desserts, foodie-inspired nail art by Priv and DJ Charles Moon providing the music. 6 to 9 p.m. April 19. $59.02. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. austin.culturemap.com/presents/culturemap-tastemaker-awards.

Esther’s Follies. Esther’s Follies turns 40 this month with cutting-edge comedy and magic to celebrate its four decades of entertaining Austin. April showers in Trump Towers and in the wiretapped White House? The comedy house has all the political satire you need with a Texas twist on national news with the Esther’s News Medley covering immigration, Obamacare, Russian wiretapping, the pipeline and much more. Plus, there’s a new Trump musical, “The Lyin’ King,” with a Disney-esque take on the president and his band of merry minions. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays in April. $25-$35. 525 E. Sixth St. 512-320-0198, esthersfollies.com.



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