Follow us to these top Austin parties and shows for March

Nobody is afraid of March anymore. Socially, anyone can play.

Of course, we’re not going to detail the multitude of South by Southwest and Rodeo Austin events here, but you don’t have to be reminded that these happy  social monsters eat up much of the month.

These bacchanalias exist outside the SXSW-Rodeo halo. (Still adding links.)



March 3-5: Bowl for Kids with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Highland Lanes.

March 4: Peace, Love, Long Center. Long Center.

March 4: Garden Party for the Vortex. The Butterfly Bar.

March 4-5: A Chamber Concert with Anton Nel from La Follia Austin Baroque. First Presbyterian Church.

Fran Lebowitz will be at the Long Center.

March 5: Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre House Concert Benefit. Private home.

March 7: Celebration of Life Luncheon for Breast Cancer Resource Center. JW Marriott.

March 8: Fran Lebowitz speaks. Long Center.


March 9: Texas Film Awards. Austin Studios, Stage 7.

March 10: Party to Protect the People. Hard Luck Lounge.

March 10: Preview Party: “Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan.” Bullock Texas State History Museum.

March 10: “The Hero’s Journey Art Project” opens. Livestrong.

March 10: An Evening Concert with Miró Quartet and Invoke. Private home.

March 10: “Redux in Rep: Hamlet with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” City Theatre.



March 11: Art on the Edge. Blanton Museum of Art.

March 12: “Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser” opens. Blanton Museum of Art.

March 12: Austin Music Awards. ACL Live.


March 12: Pink Martini in concert. Long Center.

March 15: “Ovo” from Cirque du Soleil opens. Cedar Park Center.

March 20: Nine Core Values Luncheon for First Tee of Austin. Hyatt Regency.

March 20: My Music RX Showcase. Yeti Flagship.


March 21: Scenic Day in Austin Social Gathering. Café Blue.

March 24: Starlight Social: A VIP Preview Party. Zilker Botanical Garden.

March 24-25: Austin Symphony’s Mahler’s Symphony No. 6. Long Center.

March 25: “This Land: An American Portrait” opening reception. Steven L. Clark Gallery.


March 16: “Fela! The Concert.” Long Center.

March 21: “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical” opens. Bass Concert Hall.

Marc 22-23: Aquila Theatre’s “The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus.” McCullough Theatre.

March 26: Golden Hornet Young Composer Concert. The North Door.

March 29: Nature Conservancy Lunchon. JW Marriott.

March 31: Cocktails for the Colorado. Brazos Hall.

March 31: Ballet Austin’s “The Magic Flute” opens. Long Center.

UPDATE: The wrong date was given for the Barton Springs Bathhouse party at the Driskill. It will be in May.


Author: Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes writes about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman and

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