Free Things to Do: March 30-April 5

Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Chris Cander. Speaks and signs “Whisper Hollow.” 7 p.m. Monday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Bluegrass Night. Members of Wood & Wire, Green Mountain Grass and more. 8:30 p.m. Monday. Radio Coffee and Beer, 4208 Manchaca Rd. 512-217-1160, radiocoffeeandbeer.com.

“Le Scaphandre et La Papillon.” A documentary film about the French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Austin Public Library North Village, 2505 Steck Ave. 512-974-9960, library.austintexas.gov.

A conversation with Michael Ondaatje. The novelist and poet will discuss his works as well as his research, editing, and adapting books to film. There will be a Q&A, reception, and book singing. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jessen Auditorium, 2406 Robert Dedman Dr. hrc.utexas.edu/events.

High Noon Talk: Texas Roller Derby. In conjunction with the opening of the new exhibition Roller Derby, join guest curator Erin McClelland for a conversation about the sport and its history. 12 p.m. Wednesday. Bullock History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-8746, thestoryoftexas.com.

“Children of Giant.” A documentary film that explores George Stevens’ 1956 feature film, “Giant.” 7 p.m. Thursday. Free and open to the public. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. www.klrusupport.org.

Lashonda Katrice Barnett. Speaks and signs “Jam on the Vine.” 7 p.m. Thursday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

6th Annual Easter Egg Dye-O-Rama. Children will be able to dye their own Easter eggs, play games on grounds, and explore the museum in a playful, less-formal environment. 12 p.m. Friday. Niell-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St. 512-478-2335, www.nchmuseum.org.

Erykah Badu Tribute Party. Presented by Body Rock ATX. 21+ only. 9 p.m. Friday. Empire Control Room, 606 E 7th St. 512-651-4690, www.empireatx.com.

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Free egg hunt. All ages welcome (bring your own basket). Many family-friendly spring activities will be offered, but some will have a small charge. 9 a.m. Saturday. Wellspring United Methodist Church, 6200 Williams Dr. 512-930-5959, www.wellumc.org.

Texas VegFest. Put on by the Texas Veg Foundation, the festival will have local and national vendors, educational lectures, cooking demos, youth activities, craft beer, and live music. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse Segovia St. www.texasvegfest.com.

Jo’s 16th Annual Easter Pet Parade and Costume Contest. Dress up your pet in something funky and march from Hudson’s Met Market (1800 S. Congress) to Jo’s Coffee (1300 S Congress). The coolest costumes will win special prizes. All proceeds benefit Austin Pets Alive!. 12 p.m. Saturdaywww.sanjosehotel.com/events.

 


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