Whether you ride a scooter or a motorcycle, this three-day event has rides, parties, and more that will hopefully end this hipster war that has been raging since the Seventies. The money goes to Austin Pets Alive!. Fri.-Sun., March 1-3. $35.
Go online for a list of locations, hours of operation, a list of forms to bring, and other helpful tips to prepare your tax returns with the help of a professional. Participants must make less than $50,000 a year. Through Mon., April 15. Free.
Bring that Flock of Seagulls haircut back and help raise money for the Austin Children's Shelter. Preen to perfection and vie for one of the costume awards. Otherwise, just enjoy this trip in the DeLorean. 8pm-2am. $25.
Every year, Austin gets the rodeo spirit by kicking things off with a big campfire breakfast on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Begin the day with hearty victuals like biscuits and gravy, pancakes and sausages, fried catfish and hush puppies, breakfast tacos and doughnuts; then wet your whistle with milk, juice, and coffee. This free and family-friendly event always includes live music and Western-style entertainment. Wagons, whoa! 6-9am.
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 kids area and even a few dog classes to keep the pets in line. Jeff Davis of Bravo's Flipping Out supplies the star power. $8.50.
Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 404-4000
Do things like the state water plan, conservation & mitigation banking, farm bill issues, and the challenges of conservation easements interest you? This conference is tailor made for you. Feb. 27-March 1. $350.
Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 New Airport Dr., 638-0937
Foundation Communities is providing free tax-preparation services to income-qualifying individuals and households this spring, and it's also offering low-fee refund-anticipation loans. See www.communitytaxcenters.org for hours and details on income qualifications. Free.
Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.