Fill your calendar with local events using our monthly to-do list. This month in Austin, plan to attend festivals, live performances, a race at Circuit of the Americas and more.

March 4: Embrace emotions

Moontower Comedy will present “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” at The Paramount Theater, a show that encourages guests to be honest about how they are feeling. The show is based on the “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” podcast hosted by writer and grief expert Nora McInerny, who will be hosting the live show.
  • Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $35; VIP Tickets start at $125.
  • The Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave., Austin; parking is located at 600 Congress Ave., Austin.
March 9: Become a birder

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center will host Birds in the Landscape every second Thursday of the month starting in March. Attendees will join Wildlife Center horticulturists to identify native and migratory birds and the plants they rely on for food and shelter. Registration is required.
  • 8-10 a.m.
  • Free (ages 7 and younger) $8 (ages 8-17), $15 (adults).
  • 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin.
March 10-19: Take part in SXSW

South by Southwest Conference and Festivals will showcase music, film, comedy, education and technology.
  • Times vary.
  • Online passes start at $199. The music badge for March 13-18 costs $895. The film and TV badge for March 10-18 costs $1,495.
  • Locations vary.
March 10-25: Buckle up for the rodeo

Austin Rodeo 2023 will host 15 concerts spotlighting artists including Carly Pearce, Flo Rida and Aaron Watson. The event will also include a livestock show, carnival attractions and more.
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • $30-$175.
  • Travis County Exposition Center, 9100 Decker Lake Road, Austin.
March 13-17: Take a break

Austin ISD will give students and teachers a week off for spring break. School will resume March 20.

March 17: Celebrate an Irish holiday

B. D. Riley’s will celebrate St. Patrick’s day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The pub will offer Irish dishes—including full Irish breakfast until 5 p.m. The pub will have Irish music. However it will not feature green beer, a popular St. Patrick’s Day staple. The pub will focus on the in person experience by not allowing online orders.March 18-20: Celebrate art and music

atxGALS + The Cathedral will host Springfest, a three-day art and music event. The event will showcase art by Austin’s emerging women artists, live performances by local musicians and panel sessions focused on local women entrepreneurs, art and community.March 20-21: See Vance Joy live

Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy will bring the tour for his 2022 album “In Our Own Sweet Time” to Austin.
  • 6:30 p.m. (doors open), 8 p.m. (show starts).
  • Tickets start at $54.
  • ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin.
  • 512-404-1300.
March 24-26: Watch a race

NASCAR will host NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series at Circuit of the Americas.
  • 2:30-6:30 p.m.
  • $75 (adults) and $10 (kids 12 and younger).
  • 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Austin.
March 24-27: Dance it out

The Austin Tango Society will host a weekend of dancing at the Austin Spring Tango Festival. Multiple tango workshops will be held during the day, followed by an evening of performances from festival “maestros” or tango experts.