What's UP in March?

 

Welcome to March, the beginning of beautiful weather, spring break, and the world famous South by Southwest Music Festival. This month starts Austin’s outdoor season with warmer days and cooler nights, perfect for hanging out on patios, taking a stroll through your favorite park, Rodeo cook-off’s, hiking, or whatever your favorite outdoor activity is, and there is plenty of that kind of action in Austin this month!

March also jump starts Austin’s Real Estate selling season. Now is the perfect time start thinking of buying your new home or selling your old one. Get a jump on the rest of the crowd looking for homes and call Up Realty today.

It’s the beginning for the season of home sales. Last year was a record year for home sales in the Austin area, and this year is going to be even better! With interest rates still EXTREMELY low and home inventory at an all-time low, this is a great time to start your home search with UP Realty! To get a jump start on your home search, just go to http://austin.uprealtygroup.com/ or call one of our experienced agents today and get started right away.  We are always here to help with all your real estate needs and have been serving the Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Buda, Kyle, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, and everywhere in between for the last 6 years and we are ready to make you a happy homeowner as well!

As always, we are never too busy for your referrals! Have a great February!

 

Events & Festivals

 

F = Free Event * visit website for schedule and venue information

 

MARCH 1-16*

RODEO AUSTIN

Over the years, The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin’s premier events, featuring ProRodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more.

 

Travis County Exposition Center, Austin

www.rodeoaustin.com

 

1 9:30 am F

TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Enjoy and celebrate the education of the general public regarding Texas Independence Day and the history of Texas

and its people!

 

Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin

www.celebratetexas.org

 

1 6 pm - 9 pm

THE GEORGETOWN SWIRL

Sip, savor, shop and swirl around the Square! Enjoy an evening of jazz music and shopping downtown while sampling Texas wines and dining on local restaurants’ cuisine.

 

Georgetown Courthouse Square

www.swirl.georgetown.org

 

2 F

ZILKER PARK KITE FESTIVAL

The nation’s oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.

 

Zilker Metropolitan Park, Austin

www.abckitefestival.com

 

6* F

FIRST THURSDAY IN DT AUSTIN

Food, fun, shopping & people watching

 

South Congress Avenue

www.firstthursday.info

 

6* 5 - 9 pm F

FIRST THURSDAY IN DT BUDA

Shop unique antique and specialty vendors while enjoying food from downtown restaurants.

 

www.ci.buda.us

 

7-16*

SXSW: INTERACTIVE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.

 

Austin Convention Center

www.sxsw.com

 

 

7 Shops will be open until 8 pm F

FIRST FRIDAY IN DT GEORGETOWN

Enjoy live music & a festive evening atmosphere!

 

https://visit.georgetown.org/first-friday-indowntown/

 

 

8 9 am - 4 pm F

MARKET DAY

Over 100 food and craft vendors with a variety of items from the Hill Country.

 

Main Street, Marble Falls

http://www.marblefalls.org/

 

 

13 7 pm - 9 pm

THINKERY21

Grab a drink and mingle with makers, scientists, artists, and other interesting folks.

 

Thinkery, Austin

www.thinkeryaustin.org/thinkery21

 

 

15 9 am - 5 pm

NATURE ART AT ARTISTS & ARTISANS

Blending artistry with nature, the Wildflower Center’s Artists & Artisans Festival showcases more than a dozen artists who create hand-made jewelry, Texas mesquite lamps, nature photographs and more.

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

http://www.wildflower.org/artisans/

 

 

15-16*

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY HOME & GARDEN SHOW

This is a family-friendly event held at the historic Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Celebrity appearances include Chet Garner of The Day Tripper and Abby Vasek of HGTV Design Star.

 

Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Fredericksburg

http://www.hillcountryhomeandgardenshow.com/

 

 

17 3 pm - 9 pm

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL

A family friendly St. Patrick’s Day where families can come out and enjoy the culture of Ireland including music, dance and language.

 

Shoal Crossing Event Center, Austin

http://www.stpatricksdayaustin.com/

 

 

22 7 pm - 10 pm

BIG HAIR COUNTRY FAIR

Join us for a huge Country Fair where everything will be BIG, not just the hair! Nestled under the old pecan trees at the Salt Lick pavilion, we will dine on all you can eat BBQ with a flowing open bar filled with our presenting sponsor,

Deep Eddy Vodka.

Salt Lick, Driftwood

http://creativeaction.org/news-events/bhcf/

 

 

22 6 pm - 9 pm

RARE & FINE WINE AUCTION

The evening begins with a champagne reception where guests can view 100+ live and silent auction lots of truly rare   collectible wines, amazing wine dinners & food and wine treasures for all! Guests are treated to fine wine & dinner.  Then the fun begins with a wide open, red-hot, Texas-style live charity auction.

 

Four Seasons Hotel, Austin

https://wfftx.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/RAREFINEWINEAUCTION/tabid/466874/Default.aspx

 

 

ART AND CULTURE

 

1 11 am - 5 pm F

EXPLORE UT

The Blanton Museum of Art invites visitors to discover the exciting role of art in university life. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of free, educational art activities.

 

http://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut/

 

 

4-5

LONG CENTER PRESENTS: HAIR

Travel back to a time when youthful rebellion and optimism stood proud in the face of a war-torn establishment. Hair exploded on Broadway and defined the counter-culture movement of the era.

 

Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

www.thelongcenter.org/event/hair

 

 

5 12 pm - 1 pm

HIGH NOON TALK: THE BIRTH OF A CITY - AUSTIN’S BEGINNING

Join Jeffrey Stuart Kerr, author of the new book Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas, for a  discussion of the development of Austin in the context of the tumultuous years of the Republic of Texas.

 

Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/plan-your-visit/calendar-of-events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/03/05/116817/-/high-noon-talk-the-birth-of-a-city-austin-s-beginning

 

6 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CON’ OLIO OLIVE OIL 101 CLASS

We will take you through a tasting to experience the amazing difference our high-quality Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oils can make. Experience and sample flavors ranging from intense and robust to mild, creamy and buttery.

 

Con’ Olio Oils & Vinegars, Austin

www.conolios.com

 

6 6 pm - 8 pm F

EVENINGS OUT:

TEXAS HEROES GAME NIGHT

Draw your own line in the sand at this happy hour held on the 178th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo. Celebrate Texas’s most famous personalities at a Texas-themed game night with card and board games aplenty, live music, free food, and a cash bar.

 

Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

http://thestoryoftexas.com/plan-your-visit/calendar-of-events/programs/icalrepeat.detail/2014/03/06/116825/-/evenings-out-texas-heroes-game-night

 

 

6 7:30 pm

TEXAS FILM AWARDS

An unforgettable evening of festivities inducting legends of cinema and television into the Texas Film Hall of Fame.

 

Austin Studios, Stage 7

https://www.austinfilm.org/TFA-homepage

 

 

SPORTS

 

1 8:30 am

RRISD 10TH ANNUAL PROJECT GRAD 5K/OBSTACLE RUN

Benefiting all RR ISD Graduating Seniors.

 

Dell Diamond, Round Rock

http://www.active.com/round-rock-tx/running/races/10th-annual-rrisd-project-graduation-obstacle-and-5k-2014

 

 

8 7 am - 2 pm

5K FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK CAMP MABRY WOMEN VETERANS MONTH

To honor Women Veterans Month in Texas the Texas Veterans Commission Women Veterans Initiative is hosting a 5K!

 

Camp Mabry, Austin

http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Rock-your-Camo-5K

 

8 7 am

RAAM TEXAS CYCLING CHALLENGE

The RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge offers 2 rides (60 and 120-miles) and 2 races (200 and 400-miles).

 

Marble Falls City Park

www.raamchallenge.com

 

26-28

 

CLYDE LITTLEFIELD TEXAS RELAYS

The Longhorn Track and Field teams host the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Come cheer on your Longhorn Track and Field Teams as they face competitors from all over the country.

 

Mike A. Myers Track & Soccer Stadium, Austin

 

TEXAS STARS SCHEDULE

Cedar Park Center

www.texasstarshockey.com

 

AUSTIN TOROS SCHEDULE

Cedar Park Center

www.nba.com/dleague/austin/index_main.html

 

TEXAS LONGHORNS SPORTS EVENT CALENDAR

www.texassports.com/calendar/events/

 

 

MUSIC

 

1-2

MENUHIN COMPETITION 2014

The Menuhin Competition Austin 2014 features a spectacular array of music, panels and talks, soloists and performances from some of America’s top orchestras.

 

Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

http://thelongcenter.org/event/menuhin-competition-2014-closing-gala-cleveland-orchestra/

 

 

1 6:30 pm

DROPKICK MURPHYS

 

Stubbs, Austin

http://stubbsaustin.com/events/dropkick-murphys-w-lucero-skinny-lister/

 

 

1 10:30 pm

BLACK IRISH TEXAS

 

Stubbs, Austin

http://stubbsaustin.com/events/black-irish-texas-2/

 

 

6 8 pm

TOMATITO

The Long Center is proud to present the legendary flamenco guitarist, Tomatito.

 

The Long Center, Austin

http://thelongcenter.org/

 

 

21 7 pm

FLOGGING MOLLY

Stubbs, Austin

http://stubbsaustin.com/events/flogging-molly/

 

 

28-29

9TH ANNUAL URBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

This year’s theme “The Music Speaks” helps enhance music as a universal language.

 

Auditorium Shores, Austin

http://austinurbanmusicfestival.com/

 

 

29 7 pm

IHEARTRADIO COUNTRY FESTIVAL

Frank Erwin Center, Austin

http://www.uterwincenter.com/events/2014/i-heart-radio

 

 

SEARCH & FIND MORE MUSIC EVENTS AT:

www.austinlivemusic.com

www.red7austin.com

http://mohawkaustin.com

www.lazonarosa.com

www.nuttybrown.com

www.antones.net

www.continentalclub.com

 

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