Italian restaurant wants to take you out to the ballgame


Dining

L’Oca d’Oro’s MLB Opening Day Fan Feast. Baseball season’s opening day is almost here, and the Mueller Italian restaurant is celebrating with a feast of upscale ballpark food. The six-course meal features spring flavors inspired by some of America’s most loved and hated baseball teams, with dishes like Five Spice Altuve Ribs with Nuoc Mam and Peanut-Mint Salad for the Houston Astros and Chicago Mix Popcorn Cheesecake for the most recent World Series winners, the Chicago Cubs. Fork over an extra $30 for beverage pairings. Reservations start at 5 p.m. March 20-21. $55. 1900 Simond Ave. locadoroaustin.com.

Film

“History of Television: Murder, She Wrote.” Ericca Long of the Magic Lantern Podcast is teaming up with the Austin Film Society to present two special episodes of the iconic 1980s mystery series, starring Angela Lansbury as whodunit author Jessica Fletcher, who left her typewriter each week to solve a murder. The event will provide history and behind-the-scenes information with an introduction. 7 p.m. Monday. Free. Austin Public, 1143 Northwestern Ave. austinfilm.org.

Art

“The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective Exhibition” at Art on 5th. This new show will not only celebrate the life and art of Theodor Seuss Geisel but will also chronicle the common artistic links found throughout Dr. Seuss’ nearly 70 years of creativity, exploring his career as a children’s book illustrator and as an editorial cartoonist, advertisement illustrator, military propagandist, poet, painter and sculptor. Among other things, visitors will walk through a chronological display of Dr. Seuss’ life and career, recounted in 30 informational panels. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through April 2. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite C. 512-481-1111, arton5th.com.

Beverages

MakCAN a Difference at Oskar Blues. March’s MakCAN a Difference benefactor at the Oskar Blues taproom is Keep Austin Beautiful. One dollar of every pint sold in the Tasty Weasel taproom goes toward the organization. Each April, Keep Austin Beautiful hosts Clean Sweep, a city-wide service day spanning more than 160 sites throughout the city aimed at removing trash. Noon to 8 p.m. March 20. Free. 10420 Metric Blvd. facebook.com/events/624609127663735.

Coming up

“Flaming Idiots.” Sam Bass Theatre’s production of this contemporary farce takes place entirely in a restaurant kitchen, where Carl and Phil are hoping for success similar to that experienced at Zippy’s, a popular spot that has been crowded ever since Cy Manamalancia, a notorious mobster, was shot there 20 years ago. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 25. $15-$25. 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. 512-763-7228, sambasstheatre.org.

The Austin Symphony Orchestra’s “Masterworks VI: Mahler’s Symphony No. 6.” For the first time in the symphony’s 106 year history, Maestro Peter Bay and more than 100 musicians will perform Gustav Mahler’s mythical Sixth Symphony. Mahler is recognized as one of the most innovative composers of his generation best known for his imaginative use of sounds and complex instrumentation. This expansive 80 minute work is no exception and uses an instrument named after the composer himself, the ‘Mahler Box and Hammer.’ 8 p.m. March 24-25. $12-$75. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.



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