Answers About the New Health Insurance Landscape

Not sure if you should be thanking or cursing Obama and his new health insurance plan? Get your questions answered and maybe even get yourself signed up. Go online for times and locations. Free.


Antonelli's Cheese Shop Anniversary Celebration

In appreciation of their loyal customers and wholesale partners, the happy cheesemongers will offer tastings and classes at the Cheese House as well as their annual tradition of offering free cheese plates at restaurants that carry their products. Check their website for class schedules and restaurant locations. Mon.-Sun., Feb. 11-16.

Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610


Central Market Chocolate Festival

Enjoy two weeks of absolute chocolate indulgence with a huge schedule of in-store demonstrations and presentations by international chocolatiers, taste samples in both stores, and get educated with chocolate-inspired cooking classes. Check website for schedule details. Feb. 5-18.

Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar


Extreme Mammals

Learn about the biggest, smallest, meanest, and cutest mammals on earth using the museum's interactive exhibits. Through March 23.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-8746


Fulbright Lecture: "Amazon Under Construction: Towards Sustainability?"

Visiting professor Celio Bermann addresses the environmental impact of overdevelopment in the Amazon. noon. Free.

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street


Housing Bond Review Committee Meeting

Open meeting to review applications for proposed rental housing developments. 2pm.

Street-Jones Building, East 11th & Waller

Hump Day Nooner Ride

Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way. Wednesdays, 11:45am.

Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Lamar & Riverside


Nerd Nite

Another month, another nerd-out with some of Austin's geekiest. 7pm. Free.

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


Pretty Things Peepshow

The performers of yesteryear are given new life with the help of these talented men and women. It's a bevy of sideshow daredevilry with a side order of burlesque tantalizing. 9-11pm. $15 ($10, advance).

Swan Dive, 615 Red River, 512/614-4235


Queer Ride

Queers and queer-friendly types cycle in solidarity to a different location every week. Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.

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


Waterfront TALKabout 2: Green Spaces, Urban Places

Learn more about the design ideas for green spaces in and along Austin’s South Central Waterfront. 6:30-9pm. Free.

St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth, 512/610-3500


Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991



Barton Springs Audio Tour

Take a self-guided tour of Austin's favorite swimming hole. All you have to do is download the audio files and map from the Save Our Springs Alliance website, and off you go.

Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080


Central Market Cooking School

Whether you need to brush up your knife skills or throw together a romantic Thai dinner for two, these guys have you covered year round with an eclectic array of classes spanning all skill levels.

Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000


Helping Hands Center

needs strong, dependable males to help load/unload groceries twice monthly.

Helping Hands Center, 1151 San Bernard St., 472-2298

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926


SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle

Wednesdays, 3-7pm.

Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404