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    Sports

    UFC Fight Night

    The highlight here is the welterweight battle between Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros, but if you're into heavyweights, the clash between No. 6-ranked Derrick Lewis and No. 8 Marcin Tybura is right up your alley.
    Sun., Feb. 18, 4:30pm. $60-135.  
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      Kids

      AAAS Family Science Days

      The American Association for the Advancement of Science have put together this gathering of noted scientists from around the world. Kids and their parents can explore interactive science exhibits and see live science-themed stage shows.
      Sat.-Sun., Feb. 17-18, 11am-4pm. Free.
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      Austin RV Expo

      All outdoor lovers are welcome to learn about the latest RVs and discover new trends, accessories, and much more.
      Thu.-Sun., Feb. 15-18. $8, $6 (seniors/kids 7-12), free (kids under 7).  
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      Sports

      UT Baseball

      Texas opens its 2018 regular season at home against Louisiana-Lafayette: Sun., Feb 18, 1pm. Vs. Lamar:
      Wed., Feb. 21, 7:30pm. $7-25.  
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      The Austin Chronicle Pet Issue Party

      Bring your canine companion and pose with your pooch for photo ops or stick around to visit Austin Pets Alive!'s most adorable and adoptable dogs, and hang out with folks from ATX Social Pup. The first 100 guests receive a pint of Southern Heights Brewing Co.'s finest taps on us. Sorry, ladies, Hank the Tripaw does not give autographs (but he does like tortillas).
      Sun., Feb. 18, 1-3pm  
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      Austin Flea at Radio Coffee & Beer

      Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more.
      Sun., Feb. 18, 10am-4pm. Free.
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      Chinese New Year Celebration

      The festivities begin with a special chanting service to worship the Buddha and welcome the new year. After that, you can browse the vegetarian food fair, watch cultural performances, including dances, martial arts, and various cultural booths. There's face painting and games for the kids, too.
      Sun., Feb. 18, 10:30am-2:30pm. Free.
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      The Gay Place

      OUTsider Festival

      Austin's queer transmedia fest returns with head-spinning, mind-racing, jaw-dropping work by notable and up-and-coming queer visionaries. The 2018 Legacy Award goes to the 40th Anniversary of Born in Flames directed by Lizzie Borden, and the lineup includes work by Brontez Purnell, Yuliya Lanina, and Bethany Johnson. See full schedule online.
      Feb. 14-18  
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      Year of the Dog Fundraiser

      Bring your canine companion and say no to puppy mills with this fundraiser. Enjoy food and beverages and a fancy photo booth. Proceeds benefit Bailing Out Benji.
      Fri.-Sat., Feb. 17-18, 4-9pm  
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      The Gay Place

      Austin Black Pride

      ABP returns for year three. New dates, new programming, same focus. Get it on the books!
      June 7-10
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      Civics 101

      City Council Calls for Municipal Civil Service Commissioners

      Council is accepting applications from qualified folks to serve on the five-member Municipal Civil Service Commission. Two three-year terms are currently open. Apply online or email Boards and Commissions Coordinator Deena Estrada.
      Deadline: Fri., March 2, 5pm  
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      Civics 101

      Free Tax Prep for Low-Income Austin Families

      Foundation Communities offer tax prep and filing assistance for low- and moderate-income residents (households making up to $55,000). Available at six locations with varying day, evening, and weekend hours – see website for specifics.
      Jan. 22-April 17. Free.  
      www.foundcom.org/financial-stability/austin-tax-preparation
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      Yoga

      Full Moon Yoga

      Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
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      The Gay Place

      HavenCon 4: A Cosmic Journey

      Texas' first and only queer, geek, and gaymer convention returns for its final year. Expect four days (or one, if you choose) of epic nerdiness, cosplay, drag, and loads more. This year, celebrity guests include Tracee Cocco (Star Trek) and Daniel Newman (The Walking Dead). Fest organizers announced this will be the last year for HavenCon, so get out and get weird while you can!
      March 29-April 1. $15-200.  
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      The Gay Place

      PFLAG Austin Deidre Furr Essay Prize for LGBTQ Students

      Calling all Central Texas (queer/trans/gender diverse) high schoolers. PFLAG's essay contest returns! Write 500 to 1,000 words on: What challenges LGBTQ+ high school students face in romantic relationships. First place takes $500 cash (second = $200, third = $100).
      Submissions due March 1  
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      The Gay Place

      Queer Dance Freakout

      We're here, we're queer, and we're not going anywhere. For the anniversary of last year's queer dance freakout protesting bathroom bills and anti-LGBTQ legislation, the party planners are taking the fight to the steps of the Capitol to encourage a blue wave in state politics.
      Sat., Feb. 24, 5-8pm  
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      Civics 101

      Volunteer for It's My Park Day

      Thousands of Austinites unite to improve and transform city parks, trails, and greenbelts. Register for a project now!
      Volunteer for Sat., March 3  

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