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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.

www.insurecentraltexas.org

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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

International Women's Day Awards

Honor inspiring and local women with live music, wine, and other goodies. 7pm. Free.

Ten Thousand Villages, 1317 S. Congress, 512/440-0440

austin.tenthousandvillages.com

Rodeo Austin

Rodeo Austin

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).

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

www.rodeoaustin.com

Shop for International Women's Day

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.

Ten Thousand Villages, 1317 S. Congress, 512/440-0440

www.tenthousandvillages.com/austin

SXSW Gaming Expo

SXSW Gaming Expo

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.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.sxsw.com/gaming

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Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

Emancipet Free Days

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.

587-SPAY