Screening reveals the daily violence committed against the population of Gaza. 7:30pm. Free.
Host Andy Roddick brings the Vintage 15 Band to transport you back to the Roaring 20s. Casino games, drinking, and dancing help raise funds for the locally based foundation working on building eight tennis courts and a learning center on FM 969 in East Austin, amongst other projects. 6-10pm. $125.
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.
Walk 3 miles or so and let the world know you recognize child abuse as a problem that needs to be addressed. Registration at 8am; walk at 9am. 8am. $30.
Take a few miniclasses in the latest styling techniques while enjoying food, drinks, and some choice beauty swag. 11am-2pm. $25.
TenOak, 409 Colorado, 512/472-2822
Satirical songwriter skewers fracking, creationism, and more. 8pm. $15 or what you can.
Learn about the biggest, smallest, meanest, and cutest mammals on earth using the museum's interactive exhibits. Through March 23.
Various experts discuss the ramifications and measure that should be taken to avoid another catastrophe akin to the Fukushima incident in Japan. Sat.-Sun., March 22-23, 9am-7pm. Free.
T. S. Painter Hall, UT campus, 24th Street & Inner Campus Drive, 512 /761-2077
Bands from all over the country converge on Austin to make a big noise. Things start Friday on South Congress from 6 to 10pm. The next day the bands take over Adams Park and Spider House (2908 Fruth) all afternoon and into the evening. The big send-off happens noon on Sunday with a community parade starting at Pan-Am Park (2013 E. Third). It's a community parade because you can join in. Fri.-Sun., March 21-23. Free.
Get all your orchid questions answered by the experts and perhaps buy one or two of the exotic plants. Sat.-Sun., March 22-23, 10am-4pm. Free.
Learn about organ donation from those who have given and received. 1-3pm. Free.
Enroll America's Mimi Garcia presents a progress report on the ACA. 12:05pm. Free.
Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, and unparalleled people watching. Weekends, Feb. 8-March 30, 10am-dusk. $20 ($10, kids).
Win $500 by helping Travis County’s Voter Registration division be the best and look the best.
A two-day gathering for women, girls, and those who care about them. 8:30am-6pm. $25-$150.