Africa: Wild, Breathtaking, and Delicious

Sip on a glass of delicious South African wine while gazing at photos and hearing interesting stories of Africa from folks who have first-hand experience. 5-7pm. $10.

Precision Camera, 3810 N. Lamar, 512/787-4628


It's the 24th year for this renowned national gathering of talented jugglers (and unicyclists and yo-yo champions and more). Workshops, games, vendors, and more – all culminating in a mind-boggling public performance on Saturday night at 7:30pm. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 24-26.

Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/850-6641

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

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.

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

Safe Baby Academy – Spanish

Call 512/972-7233 or email to register. This class is in Spanish. 9am.

CommUnity Care Clinic, 1210 W. Braker

Shape the Conversation

Hosted by AIA Austin's Women in Architecture, this inaugural three-week event will feature three exhibits highlighting the work of female architects with an opening party Fri., Feb. 10, with guest speaker Wendy Davis. See website for more. Runs through March 2. Suggested donation with rsvp.

249 W. Second

TCSO Victim Services Unit Seeks Volunteers

The Victim Services Unit needs volunteers to provide immediate aid to victims of family violence, sexual assaults, child/elder abuse, aggravated assaults, suicides, etc. Volunteers must complete a comprehensive training program from March 13–April 1 (Mon., 6-9pm, Thu., 6-9pm, Sat., 9am-5pm). Sign up through March 3.

Travis County Sheriff's Office, 5555 Airport, 512/854-9788

The Iron Yard: Demo Day for Front End, Java, and Design Grads

Employers looking to hire junior developers/designers should attend. 4-6:30pm. Free.

Industrious, 201 W. Fifth #1100

Then They Came for Me

The YWCA monthly dialogue series invites you to bring your lunch and discuss race and discrimination. noon-1:30pm.

YWCA of Greater Austin, 2015 S. I-35, #110, 512/326-1222

Unmasked: Mardi Gras Masquerade

This masquerade gala benefits Wonders & Worries and features drinks, dinner, a live auction, and more. 7pm. $250.

JW Marriott Austin, 512/329-5757


Call for Platelet Donors

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

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.


Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.


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