Have Saturday fun away from SXSW with Jimmy LaFave art show, more


Art

Helmut Barnett. Wally Workman Gallery’s fourth show with the longtime Austin artist exemplifies the range of Barnett’s talent, featuring geometric and organic forms on large canvases as well as large-scale collages incorporating found material. Starting in a loft studio on what was in 1975 a quiet Congress Avenue and now working in a 100-year-old house on the east side, Barnett has been a part of the evolving Austin art community for over 40 years. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through March 31. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com

“Jimmy LaFave: Searching for Peace Town.” The first art exhibit by Austin singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, who died last year of cancer, will feature photographs he took while playing shows across the country for three decades. “Searching for Peace Town,” at Stephen L. Clark Gallery, displays the pictures he took to document what he called a ‘disappearing America.’ The opening reception will have music by LaFave’s former backing band, Night Tribe. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through late March. 1101 W. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/399948687099555/.

Nightlife

1st Annual East Side Cool Party. Love the east side? Five East Austin breweries are hosting this celebration of their favorite neighborhood, the 78702, at each of their locations. For the East Side Cool Party, seven new beers are coming on tap, including the Lazarus and Blue Owl Brewing collaboration Cool & The Gang, a sour English mild ale infused with Earl Grey tea that will be available at both stops. Zilker Brewing, Hops & Grain and Southern Heights Brewing are participating as well. There will be food, live music and more. 10 a.m. Saturday. Free. facebook.com/events/604948066508390/.

Circle Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party. It’s lucky number seven for this North Austin brewery. Circle Brewing is celebrating seven years in business with a party — and you know what that means. Escape the madness of South by Southwest with Circle’s shindig, featuring live music from Atlantes, Stretch Panic and Jolly Jankin String Band, as well as food trucks, games from Topgolf and rescue pigs from Central Texas Pig Rescue. Special beer tappings include the 2018 M’Lady English IPA and a special Pecan Pig Imperial Porter cask. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. $15. 2340 W. Braker Lane. Ste. B. facebook.com/events/169360940360489/.

Gardening

Travis County Master Gardener Free Gardening Seminar and Plant Sale. With spring ready to bloom, it’s time to plant your warm-weather herbs, vegetables and other plants. To that end, there will be a plant sale at the Zilker Botanical Garden with representatives from the TCMGA, Austin Herb Society, Texas Bamboo Society and Iris Society of Austin to answer your questions. There will also be a free gardening seminar given by master gardener Patty Leander. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. $1-$3. 2220 Barton Springs Road. tcmastergardeners.org.



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