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.
Learn about the biggest, smallest, meanest, and cutest mammals on earth using the museum's interactive exhibits. Through March 23.
Honor inspiring and local women with live music, wine, and other goodies. 7pm. Free.
Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, the Temptations, and Willie Nelson are some of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles. March 1-16. Fairgrounds. $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $38 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $37-175 (includes fairground).
A portion of your purchases goes to nonprofits serving the fairer sex. Events and speakers will be in the store to keep you motivated and informed. Through Fri., March 7.
The gaming arm of the SXSW fest takes over the Palmer Events Center. Nintendo, NASA, and lots of other folks will be supplying the fun and, of course, games. The adults might want to check out some of the panels, but the kids will likely stick to the pro-gaming tournaments, real-life Mario Karts, and other flashy bits. It's free; there's parking; it's everything SXSW can be without all the hassle. Check our SXSW coverage
for more info. Fri.-Sun., March 7-9. Free.
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.