Hey Austin! What are you doing this weekend?

9th Annual Austin Urban Music Festival

On Friday, March 28th and Saturday March 29th, Austin will host it’s 9th annual Urban Music Festival. The festival, an outdoor family oriented event held in Butler Park at Town Lake, will feature national, regional and local acts. Headlining the fest is Morris Day & The Time, SWV, Kool & The Gang, Larry Braggs and Cupid. Proceeds are benefiting the Soul Tree Collective, a Texas company that supports young Texan music students and is dedicated to keeping the R&B music genre alive in Texas. For tickets and more information, visit HERE.

Ballet Austin Presents: 5th Biennial New American Talent/Dance Competition

From March 28th to March 30th, The Long Center for the Performing Arts will host Ballet Austin Presents: the 5th Biennial New American Talent/Dance Competition. Here, three of the best choreographers in the country will compete for a cash prize and national recognition in an interactive dance competition. Audience members will help decide the outcome of the competition by texting in their votes. The Austin Chronicle says, “There’s no dance showcase or competition quite like this in North America.” The outcome of this competition will accelerate the careers of these choreographers, and 12 winners have gone on to win national attention. Come experience the excitement! For pricing and more information, visit their website.

Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

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From March 26, 2014 to March 28th, Austin will host the annual Texas Relays. Taking place at the Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium, athletes from all across the country will compete in track and field competitions. Come cheer on our Texas Longhorns, and enjoy some college sports competition! For the schedule of events, visit the Texas Sports website.

IHeart Radio Country Music Festival

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Clear Channel Media and Entertainment brings the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival to the Frank Irwin Center on Saturday, March 29th. Featuring some of country music’s biggest stars, this festival will be hosted by nationally-syndicated country music personality Bobby Bones. Headlining the festival are acts like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Chruch, Lady Antebellum, Carren Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and many more! For tickets and more information, visit their website!

Lightwire Theater Presents: Dino-Light!

Lightwire Theater returns to the Paramount Theater with the glow in the dark adventure: Dino-Light. This family friendly event features electroluminescent creatures lighting up the theater while telling an original tale. This blend of puppetry, technology, and dance has audiences raving! Catch this show Sunday, March 30th at 2:00 pm, and bring your dino-lovers! For more info, visit the Austin Theater webpage!

Second Annual Head for the Cure 5k

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The second annual Head for the Cure 5k will be held on Sunday, March 30th, at Camp Mabry on 35th street. Dedicated to raising awareness and funding for research in the fight against brain cancer, the Head for the Cure foundation works to support the community of brain cancer patients. This includes their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters, as well as the patients themselves. Registration for the race is $27 - $35, and goes toward the foundation. For more detailed information, visit their website.