As spring starts in Central Texas, here are eight local events to attend. This month's events include art galleries, musical performances, a photography festival, a quilt show and Ride On Center for Kids' annual fundraiser.

Events happening in March

March 17 through April 23: Walk through an exhibit

The Georgetown Art Center will have an exhibit on display from Anna Lisa Leal, whose artwork uses soft pastels to embody radiant patterns of nature and botanicals. There will be an artist reception March 18 from 4-6 p.m., and Leal will give a talk March 19 at 2 p.m.March 17: Enjoy wine tasting

As part of its Friday and Saturday night live music schedule and in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Chris Hunt will perform at Georgetown Winery. Hunt sings vocals while playing a string instrument. During the performance, the community can also enjoy a wine tasting or sip on a glass of their choice.March 18: Learn how to take photos

The annual Georgetown Texas Photography Festival aims to help photographers capture the beauty of the city. This year’s theme celebrates the county’s 175th anniversary. The event will include photo walks, educational classes and meet-and-greets with featured photographers. Online registration is available.March 24: Party like a rock star

The Chris MaxBand will perform a concert at Hardtails Bar and Grill. The band plays classic rock music using guitars and drums.March 24 through 25: View a quilt show

Handcrafts Unlimited will host its 2023 Georgetown Quilt Show. Called “It’s Tulip Time,” the event will feature a display of quilts submitted by area quilters as well as a silent auction, on-site vendors, a tea room and raffles.March 26: Listen to an orchestra

Joseph Alessi, the principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, will play a concert alongside the Central Texas Philharmonic.
  • 3-5:30 p.m.
  • $10 (students), $35 (general admission), $40 (premium seating).
  • Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown.
  • 512-766-0091.
March 31 through April 30: Watch a broadway musical

The Georgetown Palace Theatre will host a performance of “Cinderella” on the Springer Stage. The show with music from Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers is largely influenced by the classic fairy tale as well as the French version, “Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre.”
  • 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.)
  • $17 (children age 13 and under); $24 (students with ID at the door); $33 (seniors, military members and students online); $36 (adults).
  • 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown.
  • 512-869-7469.
Events happening in April

April 1: Put on your boots and dance

Ride On Center for Kids will host its 17th annual Barn Dance with the theme “25 Years of ROCK, Walk On!” The organization’s largest fundraising event will include a live auction, dinner, and dancing. Texas Jamm Band, featuring members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole band, will perform.
  • 4:30-10 p.m.
  • Volunteer opportunities to set up and break down are available. A free silent auction opens online March 25 at noon.
  • 2050 Rockride Lane, Georgetown.
  • 512-930-7625.