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Music by the Slice
March 14 & 15
It’s that time of year, and once again Urban Roots is partnering with Home Slice Pizza and Retail Me Not for the 9th Annual Music by the Slice. The free, two-day music charity party during SXSW will be thrown on Home Slice’s back patio (1415 South Congress Avenue) and will feature 18 bands from all over the world. Check out the full artist lineup!
6pm March 20- 6pm March 21
Amplify Austin is a 24-hour “festival of giving” that provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together and help hundreds of nonprofits that are meeting critical needs.
More than 400 nonprofits are participating in 2014 and all of these organizations play an important role in making our city a better place to live. Amplify Austin raises much-needed funds for nonprofits of all sizes, in all areas of service, and we leave the choosing to you. Connect with one or more of our nonprofit partners and find your passion for giving back to Central Texas!
2014 Foodways Texas Symposium
March 20- March 22
Agriculture is the theme for “Farm to Market 2014,” the 4th Annual Symposium to be held in College Station at the new Agrilife Center facility on the campus of Texas A&M University. Enjoy a welcome dinner Thursday night and then two days of discussing Texas crops and crop history, feeding cities, innovative urban farming, rice history and current challenges, Texas grapefruit, the business of olive orchards, wine terroir, and much more. Check out the program schedule, purchase tickets, and learn about the chefs and artisans that will be serving up the great eats this year.
29th Annual Rare Food & Wine Auction
Saturday, March 22, 6-9pm
Join The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas for our 29th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction on March 22, 2014, at The Four Seasons Austin. The evening begins with a champagne reception where guests can view 100+ live and silent auction lots of truly rare and collectible wines, alongside amazing wine dinners, and travel opportunities.
For the second consecutive year, the Foundation has chosen Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas as the charitable benefactor to receive a portion of auction proceeds. Purchase tickets here.
Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair
Sunday, March 30, 1-5pm
The annual Children’s Picnic and Real Food Fair will be presented by Edible Austin, the SANDE Youth Project and theFrench Legation Museum. This free event will focus on the wellness of future generations by encouraging healthy habits in children! Explore our world of local foods with local artisans, games, tastings, cooking demonstrations, music and family-friendly learning experiences galore. Bring picnics or purchase fixings from local vendors.
FarmGrass Fest ’14
Sunday, April 6, 2-8pm
Enjoy a beautiful day of 5 amazing bluegrass bands, in a rural setting on the beautiful Simmons Family Farm in Niederwald, Texas. Food and fun on a real working farm, benefiting local Texas farmers via the Growers Alliance of Central Texas’ medical emergency fund. More information and tickets here.