Weekend Itinerary: April 2-8

April 3-6

International Poetry Festival

$20

The international Poetry Festival—also now in its 22nd year—is the largest non-juried poetry festival in the U.S, including approximately 250 poets from around the world. It takes place April 3-6 and will include live local readings, workshops, music and poetry presentations, anthology readings and competitions, open mics and poetry slams at various locations around Austin.


April 5

Olive Festival

$35

You don’t have to love olives to enjoy this festival, where you’ll be able to sample food and wine from local restaurants and wineries, learn from various health fair vendors, watch cooking demonstrations and learn how to develop your own olive orchard.


April 5

1964 Homes Tour

$23 members/$28 non-members

Preservation Austin’s annual Spring Homes Tour, entitled “Austin 1964” will give tourgoers a peak into the city’s history at a time when Austin began its transformation and built its roots in technology. The tour honors a number of Austin’s top mid-century architects and also offers visitors a free lecture by Steve Sadowsky on “The Principles of Mid-Century Modern Architecture.”


April 5-6

Wenmohs Ranch Fine Arts Exhibition and Sale

FREE

This 22nd annual art exhibit and sale benefits The Phoenix Center, a non-profit that helps provide mental health care to children in rural central Texas. The event takes place on a historic ranch that features a teacher’s home, smoke house and barn that will house the artwork on display for visitors to browse. Wine from McReynolds Winery will also be served.


April 6

Stomp

$65-85

Stomp will amaze you with its fascinating rhythmic shows, all performed without musical instruments. Performers will entertain you as they use items such as brooms, trashcans and buckets to create complex beats that are sure to have you dancing in your seat. Don’t miss this award winning show’s last performance in Austin this Sunday at the Paramount Theater!

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