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  • Art Night Austin

    This tenth annual extravaganza from Art Alliance Austin showcases the city's creative power and depth at seven different venues, each paired with succulent treats from a popular eatery, music, beverages, and general cultural snazziness for an unforgettable night of art-hopping. Shuttle buses will circulate you among Women & Their Work, Dutton, grayDUCK Gallery, Scottish Rite Theater, Roadhouse Relics, Yard Dog Folk Art, and Alchemy to enjoy the paintings, photography, digital interactive performances, pencil drawings, sculpture, vintage neon, and more. Recommended! See website for details. Sat., Feb. 23, 7-9pm. $75

    www.artallianceaustin.org

  • QuiltCon

    The first annual convention of the international Modern Quilt Guild will be a bright and well-stitched spectacle of exhibitions, workshops, merchandise, product demonstrations, and more. Modern quilts? Not just artistic, not just functional, but wonderfully crafted fabric creations that are very much both. Thu.-Sun., Feb. 21-24, 10am-6pm.

    Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

    www.austinconventioncenter.com

  • Community

    • Save Texas Schools Rally

      Public schools face continuing budget cuts, a broken testing system, and proposed private school vouchers. Speak up. New York University's Diane Ravitch will be in attendance. noon-1:30pm.

      Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

      www.savetxschools.org

    • African-American Community Heritage Festival

      Huston-Tillotson invites the whole family to the culminating celebration of Black History Month. The event features vendors, a kids' zone, food, a health fair, live entertainment from Dwele, and more. Show up early (11am) for a bike ride with Austin Mayor Pro-tem Sheryl Cole. 1-5pm. Free.

      Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3139

      www.austinheritagefestival.org

    • People's Law School

      Choose from several 75-minute courses covering the basic information you need to know about common legal issues. Topics include family law, estate planning, criminal law, tenants' rights, identity theft, tax law, and more. 9am-2pm. Free.

      St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 472-0279 x108

      www.stedwards.edu

    • CenTex Survival Fair

      Spend the day learning basic outdoor skills as well as enjoying food, music, meeting first responders, seeing wildlife, and entering a fishing contest. Sat., Feb. 23, 10am-4pm. Free with park admission.

      McKinney Falls State Park, Austin

      www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/mckinney-falls

    • Global Sports Day

      St. Ed's will be celebrating the sports and culture of Mexico with a youth soccer clinic at 10am, family friendly fun (piñatas, arts and crafts, food and drinks, etc.) at 11:30am, and a soccer game between the Austin Nationals and Tecnologico de Monterrey beginning at noon. Sat., Feb. 23, 10am. St Edward's University Lewis-Chen Family Field, 3001 S. Congress. Free.

      www.gohilltoppers.com

    • Heart of Texas Recumbent Rally

      Recumbent riders from across the land will gather in Austin for a two-day "rolling party" to benefit Assistive Recumbents for All. Get started with the Saturday morning roll (three courses of varying difficulties to choose from), enjoy the Recumbent Rodeo on Sunday, and stick around for activities of all types throughout the weekend. All varieties of wheeled transportation welcome. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 23-24. $35 registration.

      Easy Street Recumbents, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. C-105, 512/453-0438

      www.facebook.com/events/291066744314554/?ref=ts

    • The Whitehead Cup

      The Austin Huns take on cross-town rivals the Austin Blacks in association with charity Team Justin to honor a former Hun who who passed on after suffering from ALS. Huns B team at 2pm followed by the A side at 3:30. Old Boys match at 1pm. Not enough fun? Join them for a pub crawl in the evening. 1pm. Free.

      Huns Rugby Field, 4107 Nixon Ln.

      www.hunsrugby.com

    • University of Texas

      Men's Tennis Vs. UT-Arlington: Thu., Feb. 21, 1:30pm. Vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Thu., Feb. 21, 6pm. Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity St. Baseball Vs. Nebraska: Fri., Feb. 22, 7pm; Sat., Feb. 23, 1pm; Sun., Feb. 24, noon. Vs. Sam Houston State: Tue., Feb. 26, 5pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Blvd. $6-15 Men's Basketball Vs. Kansas State: Sat., Feb. 23, 7pm. Vs. Oklahoma: Wed., Feb. 27, 8pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40. Women's Basketball Vs. TCU: Tue., Feb. 26, 8pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16. Softball Texas Invitational: Fri., Feb. 22: Utah State vs. Lamar: 11am; Tulsa vs. Utah State: 1:30pm; Texas vs. Lamar: 4:30pm; Texas vs. Tulsa: 6:30pm. Sat., Feb. 23: Texas vs. Utah State: 10:30am; Tulsa vs. Lamar: 1pm; Semifinals 1: 4pm; Semifinals 2: 6pm. Sun., Feb. 24: Championship/third-place game: 10am; seeded game: noon. Red and Charline McCombs Field. $7-9.

      www.texassports.com