Celebrate the life of the famous African-American bandleader of the then-segregated L.C. Anderson High School with a parade from Huston-Tillotson to the Carver Museum, where there will be a community jam session as well as performances from local high school and middle school bands. 6pm.
Help local farmers recover financially from medical disasters with music, dinner, and drinks. 6:30pm. $100.
The Austonian, 200 Congress, 512/814-5134
Conference will include the experiences and perspectives of both students and community members, prioritize 101-level introductions to theories and movements, highlight the complexities of identity in relation to the feminist and other activist communities, and put a special emphasis on language and space. Suggested registration fee, $15; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Foundation Communities lend a hand to your annual return. Service is open to individuals and families who make less than $50,000 annually. List of locations and hours available online. Free.
Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd
Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Dwight Yoakam, Boyz II Men, and Willie Nelson are some of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles. March 14-28. Fairgrounds. $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $38 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $20-175 (includes fairground).
Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gape at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, there will be a special session on climate-sensitive design. John Gidding of HGTV’s Curb Appeal supplies the star power. While you're there, you can also adopt an animal to help make that house a home. Fri.-Sun., March 27-29. $8.50 (free, kids).
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.
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.