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A World To Win

Session with Paul D'Amato – co-editor of the International Socialist Review 7pm. Free.

UT Campus, Parlin Room 1

www.austiniso.org, austinsocialist@hotmail.com

An Evening With Simi Winery & Cover 3

Enjoy a multicourse dinner prepared by Cover 3 chef Kirk Doyle and Simi chef Kolin Vazzoler paired with Simi wines. Reserve by phone. 6:30pm. $75.

Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121

www.cover-3.com/news/events, events@cover-3.com

Annie's List Austin Luncheon

Help elect Democratic women to state government with Leticia Van de Putte and Wendy Davis. noon-1:15pm. $1500 and up..

Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 512/481-8100

www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/AUSCVHH-Hilton-Austin-Texas/index.do, jay@annieslist.com

Austin Fashion Week

means local boutiques and salons will be having mini- and megaparties all week in celebration. Enjoy each stylish venue à la carte or purchase a VIP ticket for red carpet treatment wherever chic people are found. The whole thing culminates with the Austin Fashion Awards at the Austin Music Hall on May 3. April 24-May 3.

www.fashionweekaustin.com

El Salvador Elections Report

Multimedia report and discussion on the history and current politics of El Salvador. 7pm. Free.

5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513

www.5604manor.org, matthewgossage@hotmail.com

Housing Choice Survey

Chime in on household affordability and fair housing in Austin.

www.austintexas.gov/housingsurvey

IACT Hope Awards

Celebrate lives lived (at least partly) in the service of interfaith understanding. Dinner, drinks, and special speakers aid in the celebration and help raise funds for the organization's service programs. 6-9pm. $200.

Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 512/386-9145

www.interfaithtexas.org/hope

Mopac, SH 45 SW & Barton Springs Presentation

The Save Our Springs Alliance presents alternatives to proposed SH 45 and South MoPac freeway bridges. 4pm. Free.

Shudde Fath Assembly Room, Austin Energy Building, 721 Barton Springs

www.sosalliance.org/component/content/article/1-latest-news/564-mopac-sh-45-sw-a-barton-springs-presentation

Music to Your Mouth

This family-style dinner is a collaboration of guest and local chefs and a Napa Valley winemaker, followed by a concert by brothers Kristian and Brandon Bush (Sugarland). 6:30-10pm. $200.

Rough Hollow Yacht Club & Marina, 105 Yacht Club Cove, Lakeway, 512/261-2288

www.roughhollowclub.com

South Central Waterfront Initiative Vision Workshop

Help guide public and private development over the next 20 years. 7pm. Free.

Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/974-2716

www.austintexas.gov/waterfront

South Central Waterfront Vision Workshop

Provide input on emerging principles and ideas. 7pm. Free.

Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/462-5353

www.austintexas.gov/event/vision-design-intensive-south-central-waterfront-vision-workshop-more

The Kitchen Diva Farm Feast

Kitchen Diva Angela Shelf Medearis welcomes Boggy Creek farmers Larry Butler and Carol Ann Sayle and political candidate Kinky Friedman to a farm feast that benefits a series of fresh lunches at local health fairs. Reserve online. 6:30pm. $100.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

www.medearis.com

Thursday Night Social Ride

Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7:30pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.facebook.com/socialcyclingaustin

Umlauf Garden Party

One of Austin's loveliest outdoor parties invites you to stroll the sculpture garden while sampling great dishes from Austin restaurants and sipping wine from Twin Liquors. 6:30-9:30pm. $150.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee, 512/445-5582

www.umlaufsculpture.org/gardenparty

Workshop on Dynamics of Sexual Violence

Interactive workshop fighting sexual assault. 6:30pm. Free.

Women’s Community Center, 1704 San Antonio St

www.facebook.com/events/1427409237511592

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Barton Springs Audio Tour

Take a self-guided tour of Austin's favorite swimming hole. All you have to do is download the audio files and map from the Save Our Springs Alliance website, and off you go.

Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080

www.sosalliance.org

Central Market Cooking School

Whether you need to brush up your knife skills or throw together a romantic Thai dinner for two, these guys have you covered year round with an eclectic array of classes spanning all skill levels.

Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000

www.centralmarket.com/Cooking-School.aspx

Helping Hands Center

needs strong, dependable males to help load/unload groceries twice monthly.

Helping Hands Center, 1151 San Bernard St., 472-2298