Join the Empower staff for an introduction to their city-sponsored computer courses with music, awards, and more. 4-7pm. Free.
Housing Authority of Austin Georgian Manor, 110 Bolles Circle
Scholars and writers come together to discuss the apparent dysfunction of the United States government, as well as possible remedies. See website for complete details and registration.
UT School of Law, 727 E. Dean Keeton, 512/471-5151
How much must you pay the government to rock? Are condoms deductible for rock stars? All your questions will be answered. 7-9pm. Free.
Soundcheck, 1904 E. 51st, Stage 4, 512/444-0023
Educators, librarians, counselors, and more from the Texas Classroom Teachers Association will converge on the capitol to discuss education-related legislation and advocate for public education. This event is part of a three-day convention at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. 11:30am-3:30pm.
Evan Smith moderates a discussion with the lieutenant governor. Enjoy coffee and mingling beforehand, and stick around for the Q&A after. 7:30-9am. Free.
Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.
Join the various gatherings throughout the month. Events range from explorations of meditation practices to discussions of film to dream interpretation. Go online for a complete schedule of meetings.
Join Diane Ravitch, former TEA Commissioner Robert Scott, and Houston's Kashmere High marching band to stand up for kids and schools on Feb. 23. Say no to brutal budget cuts, a broken testing system, and looming school vouchers. Say yes to a quality education for all kids!
Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.