Shakespeare in Print and Performance. Explore the legacy of Shakespeare through early printed books, his textual sources and his plays, along with costume and set designs showcasing the many ways his work has been interpreted into performance. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended Thursday evening hours. Free public tour at noon. Harry Ransom Center, 300 West 21st Street. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.
Star Party. Bring the whole family to the University of Texas for Austin’s best view of the moon and stars. The public is invited to gaze through the 16-inch telescope on the roof of Robert Lee Moore Hall. Can’t make it this week? Star parties happen every Wednesday during the semester. 7-9 p.m. Dean Keeton and Speedway. 512-232-4265, outreach.as.utexas.edu/public.
South Congress Hotel Open House. You don’t have to be a tourist to explore the new South Congress Hotel. The first Thursday of every month, locals can enjoy special treats, live music, drink specials, shopping, dining and complimentary valet parking. 5-9 p.m. South Congress Hotel, 1603 South Congress Ave. 512-920-6405, southcongresshotel.com.
Cowboy Breakfast. Every year, this Texas-sized breakfast kicks off the Fair and Rodeo. You’ll be entertained with two-stepping lessons and live music while you munch on pancakes and biscuits. 6 a.m. The Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive. rodeoaustin.com/events.
25th Annual Lago Vista Bike Race. Watch almost 500 cyclists race through the hills of Lago Vista and enjoy family-friendly fun like face-painting and a kids’ bike race. Sponsors will also provide refreshments. Bring your lawn chairs and cheer on the competitors. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 1925 American Drive. 512-267-7952, lagovista.org.
Spring Holidays Fair from Asia and Beyond. Spring’s arrival brings more than sunshine and wildflowers, especially to other cultures. Learn more about the Chinese New Year, French Speaking Month, Holi and more Spring festival traditions from around the world through family activities, demonstrations and performances. 12-4 p.m. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. 512-974-1700, austintexas.gov/aarc.