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Burlesque Benefiting Eva Strangelove

One of Austin's favorite sexy shimmyers is struggling with medical bills after a bout with pneumonia. To raise funds fellow burlesque performers, cabaret artists, and aerialists work their magic on the audience. 8-11pm. $15-35.

Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 694-8730

www.saveourstrangelove.brownpapertickets.com

Carnival Ah!

ACC hosts more than 100 arts performances ranging from dance to creative writing to film. We're not sure how you prepare for two days of nonstop culture, but you should do it. Wed.-Thu., April 3-4, 10am-10pm. Free.

1212 Rio Grande, 223-3352

www.austincc.edu/carnival

Diagnosing Ourselves: Doctor Not Always Required

UT's Hot Science-Cool Talks series brings Dr. Andrew Ellington to discuss the latest in biotechnology and virtual clinical trials. Show up early for some pre-lecture schmoozing. 7pm. Free.

UT Student Activity Center, 2201 Speedway, 232-5551

www.esi.utexas.edu/k-12-a-the-community/hot-science-cool-talks/diagnosing-ourselves-biotechnology-in-your-back-pocket

Fill the Boot

It's that time of year again. That time when the panhandlers of Austin are replaced with local firefighters carrying footwear and collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Don't worry the boots are sanitary. April 4-7.

www.mdausa.org

First Thursday

Music, food, and shopping. Free.

South Congress

Free Tax Preparation

Go online for a list of locations, hours of operation, a list of forms to bring, and other helpful tips to prepare your tax returns with the help of a professional. Participants must make less than $50,000 a year. Through Mon., April 15. Free.

610-7374

www.foundcom.org/get-financially-stable/get-your-taxes-done/

Free Yoga

Geared to women over the age of 40, but everyone is invited. First Thursdays, 11am. Free.

Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Caves Rd.

www.westbanklibrary.com

Juegos Rancheros

Juegos Rancheros

The local independent video game collective invites the public to play cutting edge games with them. This week features a world premiere of a game from Keita Takahashi, creator of Katamari Damacy. 7pm. Free.

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

www.juegosrancheros.com

Morning Meditation

Get some mind/body/spirit time in before starting your hectic day. Thursdays through April, 8am. $15/class.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 232-0100

www.wildflower.org/gonativeu

Thursday Night Social Ride

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.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.socialcyclingaustin.org

ONGOING

Adult Open Computer Clinic

features one-on-one help with everything from typing and mousing to using Microsoft Word, e-mail, and the Internet. Work on your resume or just print up that document you need. No registration required. Mon.-Thu., 9am-5pm; Fri., 9am-noon. Free.

Austin Free-Net, 2208 Webberville

www.austinfree.net

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

Free Tax Preparation

Go online for a list of locations, hours of operation, a list of forms to bring, and other helpful tips to prepare your tax returns with the help of a professional. Participants must make less than $50,000 a year. Through Mon., April 15. Free.

610-7374

www.foundcom.org/get-financially-stable/get-your-taxes-done/

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

www.humanpotentialcenter.org

Parks & Rec Lifeguard Recruitment

The city is looking for a few good lifeguards, pool managers, and swim instructors. Call to find out more.

400 Deep Eddy Ave, 512/974-9332

www.austintexas.gov/parks