Counter Balance: ATX provides a space for women of the African Diaspora to share space and grow. "As women of African Diaspora, we have the potential to improve our cities, towns, and communities." See ticket link for details. 9am-3pm. Pay What You Can.
Get in on this day of park appreciation by joining or leading a park cleanup project. Go online for a list of current cleanup sites or register to start your own with a group of friends or neighbors. Kid friendly opportunities are available. 9am-2pm. Free.
Monthly canvassing of local neighborhoods. Sat., March 4, 10am-midnight.
Get some sponsors and slay some pins for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Lanes will be open all weekend with a "Peace, Love & Bowling" theme. Register online. Fri.-Sun., March 3-5.
Highland Lanes, 8909 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1215
A series of dialogues ranging from conflicts and reconciliation to race and society. 10am-noon.
In its first year, this festival will feature panels and discussions for new creative content and uses of media in the global community. “State of the Union of Conscious Media” with Regina Meredith, “Repurposing the Purpose of Media” with Ron James,” and “The New Human Broadcaster” with Sevan Bomar are a few of the subjects covered. See website for locations. Fri.-Sun., March 3-5. $397.
You know that big school in the middle of our city? Maybe you should get to know it better. The entire campus will be rife with activities, music, tours, and more for kids and adults. No registration is needed for most events. Go online for a list. 11am-5pm. Free.
Local hip-hop producers showcase their talents at this laid-back scene happening every first Saturday of the month. Sat., Jan. 7, 7-9pm. Free.
HSJ celebrates 17 years(!) with live music from RG Lowe and Dana Falconberry from (8pm), food and drink specials, and most importantly, birthday cake. 6pm. Free.
Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/444-7322
More than 100 different parks, greenbelts, and trails throughout the city will participate in improving outdoor spaces. Volunteers will plant trees, mulch, assist in habitat restoration, trail cleanup, and more. March 4, times vary by site.
Various city parks and trails
The show spans the career of the Beatles from club gigs to Shea Stadium – and what would happen if they'd reunited 10 years after splitting. 8pm. $39 and up.
For those looking for a counter protest: Trump supporters are rallying across the country – including right here in Austin – in hopes of proving their numbers are as good as our. Anti-Trump gear is encouraged. 1-4pm.
Donate in-store at one of their 77 stores or online to benefit area foster kids and families. Free.
Mattress Firm, 3910 N. Lamar
Grab your pooch and strut your stuff in this stroll that benefits Service Dogs Inc. There will be dog treats to try, games, and prizes awarded. 10am. $40 per dog ($35, advance).
Duties include serving as an assistant to the instructors, providing coaching support to participants, scribing or describing for participants when necessary, and whatever else is needed. 12:30pm. Free.
AGE building, room 101, 3710 Cedar St.
Vegetables, herb transplants, ornamentals, seeds, oh my! 9am-2pm. Free.
“The Art of Persuasion in a Partisan Environment” panel with Anna Graybeal of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, UT psych professor Art Markman, and Mike Ignatowski. 2-4pm.
This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.
Electronic Planet Ensemble presents the 20th iteration of Robot Daddy, featuring an original score accented by the poetry of David Jewell and a light show by Patrick Anthony. Thu.-Sun., March 2-12. $15-35.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282
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, jousting, and unparalleled people watching. Through April 23, 10am-dusk.
New hair salon celebrates opening with food and mimosas. 11am. Free.
Spoleti Salon, 6501 S. Congress
Vegetables, herbs, and more edible garden options will be available to you. A great chance to check out the oldest community gardens in town. Free.
Sunshine Gardens, 4814 Sunshine Dr., 512/458-2009
This event is 100% vegan. Try the vegan brunch at Curcuma and then browse the local vegan vendors. Tunes provided by DJ Martial Love. noon-4pm. Free.
Curcuma, 603 W. Live Oak
Cap Metro and the City lead a public workshop on our "sticky transportation issues." Catch State Sen. Kirk Watson, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, Mayor Steve Adler, and more. Breakfast tacos will be served. 8:30am-1pm. Free.
Enjoy a reception and happy hour with Asian-inspired light bites, cocktails, and an update on the AARC Nonprofit’s work in the community. 5:30-7:30pm. Free.
The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.
We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266
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.