Music, belly dancing, complimentary coffee and dessert, and the bazaar's usual inventory of unique gifts. Maybe you'll find something worthy of that special someone. 10am-7pm. Free admission.
Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, and more. Just in time for the holidays. 11am-5pm. Free.
Emo's East, 2015 E. Riverside, 512/800-4628
This is the first of three classes to get certified as a "citizen gardener." Get informed and start spreading the good news. 9am. $30.
It's a yard sale on steroids and for a good cause. All of the cool stuff without the rage. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 9-10, 10am-5pm.
Superintendent Meria Carstarphen and AISD trustee Jayme Mathias invite the community to a briefing on the status of Eastside Memorial at the Johnston Campus, and they seek input on solutions for the 2013-14 school year. 10am-noon.
Learn to grow your own roses with the Travis County Master Gardeners Association's hands-on demonstrations. Bring pruning shears and gloves if you're so inclined. 10am. Free.
Designers from East Austin Theater put together outfits that somehow tell the tale of our planet's withering ecosystems. Come in your own duds made of dried grass or grackle bones and you might just get the last guest designer spot. 9pm. $10-20.
The Fort, 301 Chicon, Unit G
Register online, and get in a green mood. Bring your kayak to help clean up where the land-bound volunteers can't reach. Location info will be provided with registration. 9-11am.
Self-guided tours bring attendees a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the operating room. Let's hope the hands-on demos aren't too handsy. 9am-2pm. Free.
Three new boutiques -- Olive Vintage, Sound & True, and Paper Party -- are opening up on the Eastside offering goods ranging from cards to clothes to flowers. Party with these three entrepreneurs and see what they have to offer. 5-8pm. Free.
1223 Rosewood, 981-7588
The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association hosts this conference to bring practical information to consumers and producers alike, on everything from product labeling to urban homesteading. Keynote speaker is Jim Hightower. $90-$165.
See what you can do to help the Texas Humane Legislation Network at this meeting where the group discusses its plans for 2013. 10am. Free.
This anime and Japanese pop culture convention is for folks 18 and over, so we can only assume there's going to be some of that naughty anime going on. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 8-10. $35.
Wingate Inn, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/341-7000
Foundation Communities is providing free tax-preparation services to income-qualifying individuals and households this spring, and it's also offering low-fee refund-anticipation loans. See www.communitytaxcenters.org
for hours and details on income qualifications. Free.
2600 W. Stassney
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your
neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org
to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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.
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.