Huston-Tillotson invites the whole family to the culminating celebration of Black History Month. The event features vendors, a kids' zone, food, a health fair, live entertainment from Howard Hewitt, and more. 1-5pm. Free.
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. $38-45.
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
Activists Russell Eagle Bear and Ben Rhodd speak on a variety of topics, including spirituality and custom, as well as addressing energy driven projects effecting the Earth. 11:30am-6pm. donations appreciated.
Alma de Mujer Conference & Retreat Center, 13621 FM 2769, 512/258-3880
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. 7-March 29, 10am-dusk. $20 ($10, kids).
Celebrate our state pride with a parade up Congress Avenue, followed by a celebration in the South Capitol Rotunda at noon. The next day, an Alamo remembrance ceremony keeps the state flag flying high at the Capitol at 2pm. Go online for a complete list of events.
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.
Blood Center of Central Texas, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266