A Streetcar Named Déjà Vu

A professor from UT's history department discusses the importance of streetcars in 20th century development. 2pm. $10.

Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel, 478-2335


East End Community Yard Sale & Swap Meet

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.

Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 E. 11th, 512/477-9438



invites anyone grieving from the loss of a loved one to join. A new grief-related topic is discussed for each of the 13 weeks. Come to any or all of the meetings. Sundays through April 14. 3-5pm. $15 for the workbook.

Manchaca United Methodist Church, Manchaca Road & FM 1626, 280-3469


Hope Food Pantry Fundraiser

Bust out your beads for Mardi Gras and raise funds for a good cause. Jazz and Cajun food get you in a purple mood while your social conscience helps out this local food bank. 5:30-8pm. $30 ($25, advance).

Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition, 744-5136

Texas Sustainable Farming Conference

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.

Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 New Airport Dr., 512/385-6767


Trapped in the System

Hear a panel discuss mass incarceration and the criminalization of communities in Texas. 2-5pm.

Radisson, 111 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/478-9611



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



Community Tax Services

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

Human Potential Center

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.

Human Potential Center, 2007 Bert, 441-8988


Travis County Sheriff Volunteers

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.