ACC Health Sciences Open House

Explore options for a career in health care. 10am-2pm.

ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd

Audio Description Training

Learn what audio description is and get trained in the skills to make performance (plays, concerts, dance) more accessible and enjoyable to people who are blind or have low vision. Sat., Feb. 25, 9:30am; Sun., Feb. 26, 1pm. $55.

AGE building, room 161, 3710 Cedar, RSVP to

Carnaval Austin

You know what to expect: drums, dancing, and more than 6,000 scantily-clad folk shaking and shimmying their inhibitions away. You decide how many inhibitions you want to keep but don't expect your neighbor to have the same idea. 8pm. $40-45.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

Cocktails for a Cause: Casino Night

Go all-in for a chance to win a round of golf for four, Kendra Scott Jewelry, or an HP tablet to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office. 7pm. $99-299.

Ray Benson's Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces, 512/465-2156

Free Homebuyer Education Workshop

Every fourth Saturday, the AAUE offers a workshop covering home-purchasing, mortgage-securing, and money management. Classes fill up quickly, so call to get on the waiting list. Personalized sessions are available. 10am-4pm.

Austin Area Urban League, 8011-A Cameron #100, 478-7176


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

Mardi Gras Dog Parade

Dress up your pup in their finest Mardi Gras costume and they can bark for beads at 5pm in the parade and be registered for a raffle. Four dog rescue organizations will be on hand, a special Cajun food menu and King Cake, and live music from Jimmie Dreams & the Crescent Soul Revue at 6pm. 3-7pm.

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242

Modern Home Tour

Purchase your tickets online, or just show up to one of the many local houses that will be open to the public to promote responsible urban growth. Or just tour your dream home that happens to be someone else's abode. Go online for a list of participating houses. 10am. $40 ($35, advance).

No Ban, No Wall!

A peaceful protest against immigration bans, ICE, and walls. 2-5pm.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

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

Rockin' Round Up

A silent auction, dinner, program, and after-party with drinks and live music, all to benefit Any Baby Can. 6-11pm.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/610-7996,

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

Sonance Rehearsal Studios Anniversary

Celebrating 15 years of working with Spoon, Sweet Spirit, the Sword, American Sharks, and more. Free merchandise and drinks for a limited time. 7pm.

Yellow Jacket Social Club, 1704 E. Fifth, 512/480-9572

Spring Garden Class and Seed Swap

Spring Vegetable Gardening 101 starts at 11am with a seed swap to follow at noon. Free.

Tillery Street Plant Co., 801 Tillery, 512/567-1090

TX21Indivisible Town Hall: Searching for Lamar Smith

We've got questions, and when Congressman Lamar Smith doesn't answer – well, we'll confront a cardboard cut-out of him. But reps from Texas Civil Rights Project, Workers Defense Project, Center for Public Policy Priorities, and UT College of Natural Sciences will give real answers. 5-7pm.

The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth, 512/478-6200


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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