ETS brings the world’s thought leaders together in cities around the globe to debate the state and future of energy. 7:30am.
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.
Featured speaker is UT Chancellor William McRaven. 11:45am. Table sponsorship (seats 10), $2,500; individual tickets $250.
On the agenda: Sidewalk Master Plan. 6pm.
One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-3251
Austin has expanded in concentric circles over the years and Michael Barnes will look at the history of our our town from the center to the outer ring. 6pm. $20.
Humanities Texas, 1410 Rio Grande
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).
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, 7pm.
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.
Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the city of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, seeks to commission temporary public artworks for the 2015 cycle of the TEMPO program.