Look to Austin Bookstore Crawl, Money Chicha and more for free fun


Edible Austin’s Fifth Annual Children’s Picnic. The family fun is endless at this outdoor spring picnic that will offer so much more than lunch. Plant a square foot garden, meet farmers and local food vendors, sing along to live music, and enjoy games and activities with local nonprofits and businesses. 1 to 5 p.m. Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood Ave. edibleaustin.com/picnic2017.


2017 Lucid Cocktail Classique Competition. For just about as long as there have been cocktails, absinthe has been a popular ingredient in them. Lucid Absinthe is seeking out the best recipes featuring Lucid from Texas bartenders in this competition, which you can watch to see if they have what it takes for the win. 12 to 3 p.m. Irene’s, 506 W. Ave. facebook.com/events/1866110856974133/.


“Life As We Know It” at Art Science Gallery. This multiartist show features pieces inspired by biodiversity from artists including Ashley Cecil, Clair Gaston, Melanie Hickerson and Rene Robbins. 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through May 20. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #102. 512-522-8278, artsciencegallery.com.


Grand Opening of 365 by Whole Foods. The first 365 store in Central Texas, all about low costs, is opening in Cedar Park with live music by Shinyribs, as well as giveaways and prizes. Plus, Easy Tiger and JuiceLand have spaces inside the store — so grab a pint or some juice while you shop. 9 a.m. 5001 U.S. 183 A Toll Road. No. 16, Cedar Park. eventbrite.com/e/365-by-whole-foods-market-cedar-park-grand-opening-tickets-33114602668?aff=erelpanelorg.


“The Vietnam War” with Ken Burns. The LBJ Presidential Library and KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, will host a screening of the upcoming 10-part, 18-hour PBS documentary series followed by a conversation with Ken Burns. Registration is required through Eventbrite. 1:30 to 3 p.m. LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River St. eventbrite.com/e/the-vietnam-war-with-ken-burns-tickets-33291090548.

Saturday, April 29

Austin Bookstore Crawl 2017. For this year’s Independent Bookstore Day, Austin’s diverse collection of local bookstores are hosting a crawl that might have a big prize at the end of it. Visit three or more of the stores and complete a task at each one and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win. 9 a.m. Multiple locations. atxbookstorecrawl.com.

Southpark Live: Money Chicha. The new Southpark Live at the Grove series, regularly featuring live music in a family-friendly atmosphere, will bring the Latin-psych and cumbia band to the stage at the Grove, an oak tree-filled central hangout at Southpark Meadows. 7 to 1o p.m. 9500 S. Interstate 35 Frontage Road. shopsouthparkmeadows.com/info/thegrove.

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