Free events this week include SXSW music shows and beyond


Sunday

March Family Day at Umlauf. Umlauf will host a lineup of activities in the garden for the whole family to enjoy, explore and create — many related to the month’s theme of women’s history. The day will include children’s yoga, followed by a performance by Diverse Space Dance Company, a self-care workshop at 3 p.m., as well as arts and crafts, a booth from GirlStart and more. 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org/familyday.

Monday

Pints & Poses. The Hyatt Regency Austin’s monthly night of zen returns. First, wind down with a vinyasa flow yoga class hosted by Ferny Barcelo and live meditative music provided by Trey Tarwater. Then, head to a pop-up bar on the hotel’s Zilker Terrace for a free pint of beer. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. 208 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-1234, austin.hyatt.com

Wednesday

Waterloo Records’ SXSW Day Parties. Waterloo Records will host free parking lot parties for four days during the South by Southwest Music Festival. Headliners include reunited Austin outfit And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Canadian folk outfit the Weather Station and rock’s loose cannon Andrew W.K. 12 p.m. Wednesday-March 17. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. events.waterloorecords.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

South by San Jose. Hotel San Jose offers a slightly more relaxed setting for its unofficial SXSW shows during the four remaining days of the festival. Settle in for sets from the likes of Duncan Fellows, Erika Wennerstrom, Los Coast and more, or find vintage or homemade wares from local vendors setting up shop at South by San Jose. 12 p.m. Wednesday-March 17. 1316 S. Congress Ave. sanjosehotel.com/hotel-events/south-x-san-jose/.

Thursday

The Art of Food Writing at BookPeople. In the age of Instagram, it might seem like everyone you know is photographing and writing about food. But what does it take to convey the wonders of a delicious meal in full sensory detail? Find out at this Writers’ League of Texas panel featuring food writers Veronica Meewes, Megan Myers and Mary Helen Specht as well as the Peached Tortilla’s Eric Silverstein. 7 p.m. Thursday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Friday

Link & Pin Gallery’s “Seascapes.” The solo show featuring work by Anissa Bryant is an exploration of the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the ocean and the interconnectivity of life with water. Each piece of art is accompanied by a poem that illustrates Bryant’s emotions during the creation process. Noon to 4 p.m. Friday-March 18. 2235 E. Sixth St. #102. 512-900-8952, linkpinart.com.

Saturday, March 17

Half Step House Party. This party celebrates the collision of the music, film and interactive industries, but no SXSW badge is required. Half Step will serve up beer, cider and cocktail specials you can enjoy while listening to live music from Cilantro Boombox and more. 12 p.m. doors March 17. 75 1/2 Rainey St. facebook.com/events/1840982579267943/.



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