All Rise: A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

This all ages show brings together performers like DJ Chorizo Funk, Riders Against the Storm, and Ballet Afrique to pay homage to MLK through performance. 8pm-1am. $5.

ND Austin, 501 N. I-35, 512/485-3001

Boat & Travel Trailer Show

All manner of watercraft will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Activities for kids (a live catfish tank) and adults (the marine GPS workshop) help keep things afloat. Thu.-Sun., Jan. 17-20. $8.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 494-1128


invites anyone grieving from the loss of a loved one to join. A new grief-related topic is discussed for each of the 13 weeks. Come to any or all of the meetings. Sundays through April 14. 3-5pm. $15 for the workbook.

Manchaca United Methodist Church, Manchaca Road & FM 1626, 280-3469

MLK Sunday Potluck & Film Showing

Bring a dish to share and enjoy a meal surrounded by other civically-engaged folks before a screening of "The Lottery." 6-8:30pm. Free.

Hostelling International – Austin, 2200 S. Lakeshore, 444-2294

Octavitas Celebration

Bring your voice and dancing shoes and celebrate the Puerto Rican Christmas season (Las Navidades) with traditional and contemporary songs and dances as well as a special visit from Los Reyes Mago. 2-5pm. Free.

Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Culture Center, 701 Tillery #13, 251-8122

Puppy Socialization Seminars

Area Petco stores offer these free classes to get puppies used to playing with their peers. Check the Petco website for info on specific dates and times. Sat.-Sun., Jan. 19-20, 2pm. Free.

Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

This is the eleventh year for the annual celebration of the skin arts. Watch the professionals tint skin live and in person in the hopes of taking home the title of Tattoo of the Day. The burlesque, belly dancing, sideshow acts, and mechanical art will help your forget about your aching epidermis. There's even a kids area, although leaving your kids alone at a tattoo festival is just asking for an inked toddler. Fri.-Sun., Jan. 18-20. $20/day, $45/weekend.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.


Human Potential Center

Join the various gatherings throughout the month. Events range from explorations of meditation practices to discussions of film to dream interpretation. Go online for a complete schedule of meetings.

Human Potential Center, 2007 Bert, 441-8988

Travis County Sheriff Volunteers

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.

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