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.
You know that big school in the middle of our city? Maybe you should get to know it better. The entire campus will be rife with activities, music, tours, and more for kids and adults. No registration is needed for most events. Go online for a list. 11am-5pm. Free.
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 a blanket and enjoy a day outdoors with face-painting, a bouncy house, cooking and gardening demos, and other fun for all the family members. 10am-3pm. Free, encouraged to sponsor youth meal for $10.
Catch the parade up Congress Avenue at 9:30am as we celebrate our state pride. Later that day an Alamo remembrance ceremony keeps the state flag flying high at the Capitol at 2pm. Go online for a complete list of events. 9:30am.
AIDS Services of Austin hosts the 20th annual faux gambling fundraiser with a vintage Vegas theme in a swanky mid-century modern facility. Enjoy games of chance, live and DJ music, cocktails, a silent auction, and food from local restaurants. 8-11pm. $90 ($50-75, advance).
Shoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 MoPac N., 512/261-0142
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.