Kite festival, Chix Brunch and more events Southwest Austinites should know about this weekend, March 4-5

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Sat., March 4

Chix Brunch

This weekend’s CHIX Brunch will focus on fighting hate in the Austin community. (via )

Chix Brunch: Don’t Hate edition

As part of the Chix Brunch series, hosted by the women of Texas Keeper Cider, SPUN Ice Cream and Anjore, this event will include brunch and a panel discussion about civil rights and fighting hate in the Austin community. The menu will include biscuits and gravy, a vegetarian paneer scramble, sourdough brown butter pancakes and dirty chai lattes. Texas Keeper Cider will also be served. The event will benefit the Austin Anti-Defamation League. The minimum donation is $3, and tickets can be purchased online.

Noon-3 p.m. Texas Keeper Cider, 12521 Twin Creeks Road, Manchaca. 512-910-3409. www.facebook.com/events/388238541538250/

Hack the Traffic

Co-hosted by the Austin Transportation Department and The University of Texas Center for Transportation Research, the first-ever Hack the Traffic event will allow participants to experiment with single-board computers, travel sensors and gigabytes of time-travel data to try to solve Austin’s transportation challenges. The goal is to help develop an open-source travel sensor, an analytic tool or visualization to be piloted as part of Austin Smart City Initiative. Developers, designers, analysts and transportation enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. Free.

Noon-6 p.m. Galvanize Austin, 118 Neuces St., Austin. 512-717-5244. www.eventbrite.com/e/atx-hack-the-traffic-registration-31722953207?aff=ehomecard

Sun., March 5

2016 ABC Zilker Kite Festival

The ABC Zilker Kite Festival is scheduled for March 5. (via )

ABC Zilker Kite Festival

The nation’s longest-running kite festival is held at the fields of Zilker Park. The event will feature thousands of amateur and professional kite flyers, an Anteater Run, a Kite Showcase and Contest and the MossFest Children’s Concert. Food vendors, such as Southside Flying Pizza, Gordough’s Donuts and Crepe Crazy, will also be on-site. Admission is free.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin. www.abckitefestival.org

‘Beyond the Canvas’: AISD Art Show

A reception will be held this Sunday to celebrate the opening of the “Beyond the Canvas” art show hosted by Austin ISD to celebrate Youth Art Month. More than 1,700 works of art representing 113 elementary, middle and high schools will be displayed for the public. Paintings, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, sculptures and more are among the types of pieces that will be displayed. Free parking for the reception is available in the parking garage. Free admission.

1-6 p.m. AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Austin. 512-414-4730. www.austinisd.org/articles/beyond-canvas-aisd-art-show-open-public-march

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