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    Barbara Jordan Exhibition

    The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation displays an interactive exhibit of the politician, policymaker, and activist's life.
    Through Feb. 22. Free.
    Texas Capitol Rotunda, 1100 Congress
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    Early Voting

    Cast your ballot for the 2020 joint primaries early. Sites throughout the city and county will open polling places. Need help deciding who to vote for and learning the issues? Check out austinchronicle.com/elections for our ongoing coverage.
    Feb. 18-28
    Anywhere you see "Vote Here"
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    "Beili Liu: One and Another"

    The UT-Austin art professor and Austin-based visual artist begins a three-year series of exhibitions honoring the cultural traditions of Asia by three contemporary Texas women. This spring the UT-Dallas affiliated museum hosts artist performances and gallery talks.
    Jan. 18-Aug. 16. Free.
    Crow Museum of Asian Art, Dallas
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    "Piecing It Together: Austin Graffiti 1984-2004"

    An art exhibition focusing on the first three generations of Austin graffiti art. Opening reception features the sounds of DJs Notion and Hectik.
    Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 24, 7-10pm. Exhibit: Jan. 24-March 28. Free.  
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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Zilker Botanical Garden

    The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, with a fam-friendly "storywalk," photo opportunities, games, and more.
    Through March 22. Included with admission.
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    Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

    Volunteers are needed to help with tasks such as registration, parking and unloading, booth setup, and more. No specific qualifications needed, but should be comfortable interacting with students.
    Feb. 19-22  
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    Austin Justice Coalition Art & Essay Contest

    A contest for young men of color grades 3-12 in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Winners from each division will receive a $75 award and an award-winning book of their choice. Also looking for community members to participate as volunteer judges; find details and apply online.
    Feb. 13-April 1  
    Apply online
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt: Capitol Sights & Downtown Gems

    Gather your team and explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges.
    365 days a year, 7am-10pm. $11.  
    1100 Congress
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    “The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust” Traveling Exhibit

    Part of the Texas Liberator Project, a collaboration between the Texas Holocaust Genocide Commission and Texas Tech University, this free exhibit features the oral histories of 21 Texan liberators of the Nazi concentration camps along with powerful photography, providing historical context for the Holocaust and World War II.
    Feb. 10-May 29. Free.  
    George H.W. Bush Gallery, The National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg
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    Building Bridges Community Dialogue

    The meeting's topic is "2020 Census Partners," featuring presenter Alice Yi from the Network of Asian American Organizations.
    Fri., Feb. 21, 9am. Free.  
    NAACP Branch, 1709 E. 12th
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    Cine Las Americas Season Launch Party

    Cine is just around the corner (May 6-10), so they're throwing a party with membership and badge discounts, drinks, giveaways, and more. Music and visuals by Chido Machine, beverages sponsored by Braavos Wholesalers, and food from Arepa Dealers ATX (a portion of proceeds will benefit CLA).
    Fri., Feb. 21, 7-10pm. Free.  
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    City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System Investment Committee Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Fri., Feb. 21, 9am  
    6850 Austin Center Blvd. #320
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    Concordia University Softball

    Vs. Belhaven.
    Fri., Feb. 21, 4pm, 6pm  
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    Don't Mess With Texas Art Contest

    The Don't Mess With Texas® Art Contest is officially open! Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar, with the top 14 designs featured. Each winner will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet, a Buc-ee's gift basket, their artwork framed and returned, and the opportunity to share the work on websites and social media. Teachers representing student winners will receive a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card. Submissions must be postmarked by April 24.
    Feb. 12-April 24. Free.  
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    HA Comedy Festival

    The weekend features dozens of Latino stars and up-and-coming comedians plus recording of a TV special and a film premiere.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 21-23  
    San Antonio
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    Intermediate QuickBooks Desktop

    Look at how to use QuickBooks Pro to best meet business accounting needs.
    Fri., Feb. 21, 9am-4pm. $75.  
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    It's My Park Day Spring 2020 Volunteer Registration

    Register online for Austin Parks Foundation's biggest citywide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (Sat., March 7).
    Volunteer registration opens: Thu., Feb. 6. Registration required.  
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    Jugglefest

    A three-day event full of workshops, games, demonstrations, door prizes, trick trading, and shows. Everyone is welcome to come on down to pick up the basics, learn some new skills, meet people or just chill out and watch. All skill levels are welcome!
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 21-23. $15.  
    Navarro Early College High School, 1201 Payton Gin
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    Keep Austin Beautiful Site Leader Registration

    Apply to be a site leader and register your project to be part of the citywide day of service for Keep Austin Beautiful Day 2020 on April 18th.
    Feb. 13-March 17  
    Register online
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    Mardi Gras! Galveston

    Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration hosts 25 concerts, 23 parades, and numerous parties over two weeks.
    Feb. 14-25
    Galveston
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    Mother Falcon Music Lab Fundraiser

    MFML invites you to celebrate its ninth season with an event benefiting need-based scholarships for their music education program. Enjoy performances by Suzanna Choffel, Mother Falcon, and more, plus food, drinks, and party favors.
    Fri., Feb. 21, 6:30-9pm. $50-75.  
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    Nebula Night

    A star party with hands-on science exhibits and planetarium shows.
    Fri., Feb. 21, 6-9:30pm. Free.  
    ACC Round Rock Campus, 4400 College Park Dr, Round Rock, Bldg. 3000, 3rd floor
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    QuiltCon

    Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. See quilts on display, participate in workshops and lectures led by leading designers and quilters, and visit vendors and exhibitors.
    Thu.-Sun. Feb. 20-23  
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    Rainey Shared Streets Pilot

    This Austin Transportation and Austin Police pilot program will test the temporary closure of Rainey Street to motor vehicle traffic Thursdays-Saturdays, 9pm-2:30am, in the model of the long-running Sixth Street shutdowns. The pilot period runs through March 8, 2020.
    Rainey Street
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    St. Edward's University Baseball

    Vs. St. Mary's: Feb. 21-23. Fri., 2pm; Sat., 12:30 & 3pm; Sun., 1pm. Free.  
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    Storytime Art Class

    Geared toward 3-5-year-old preschoolers, Storytime Art always includes at least one book and a related art project, and often includes songs, poems, and coloring pages. Themes and stories change every week.
    Thursdays, 10:45-11:45am and Fridays, 10:45-11:45am. $15.
    The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr. #202
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    Texas Stars

    Vs. Iowa Wild: Fri.-Sat., Feb. 21-22, 7pm. Vs. Rockford Icehogs: Wed., Feb. 26, 7pm  
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    Texas State Baseball

    Vs. Lamar: Feb. 21-23. Fri., 6pm; Sat., 2:30pm; Sun., 1pm. Vs. Rice: Wed., Feb. 26, 6pm  
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    The ABC Sale

    Looking for high-quality, gently used children’s clothing, toys, and gear, but don’t want to spend retail prices? Look no further than the ABC Sale.
    Feb. 21-22, 9am-3pm. Free.
    Austin Oaks Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
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    Totally 90s Night

    W Austin is throwin’ it back to the decade that brought us the Trapper Keeper, butterfly clips, and so much Surge. Beats from Nirvana, Britney, and TLC, plus throwback snacks like Pop Tarts and drinks such as spiked Capri Sun.
    Fridays, 7-11pm. Through Feb. 21. Free.  
    Living Room Bar at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca
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    Twelfth Night

    The Overtime Theater company presents a contemporary and “metatheatrical” version of Shakespeare’s comedy.
    Feb. 14-March 7, 8pm; extra shows Feb. 23 & March 1
    San Antonio
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    UT Baseball

    Vs. Boise State: Feb. 21.-Feb. 23. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 2pm; Sun., 12:30pm. Vs. Sam Houston State: Tue., Feb. 25, 7pm  
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    UT Softball

    Texas Invitational: Fri.-Sun., Feb. 21-23; Vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (DH): Tue., Feb. 25, 4:30  
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    Whooping Crane Festival

    Experience one of the world’s most endangered birds in its natural habitat on a boat tour, attend a seminar, or shop at the conservation expo.
    Thu.-Sun., Feb. 20-23  
    Port Aransas
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    Yoga With Sarah

    Slow vinyasa flow in a dreamy Downtown space.
    Fri., Feb. 21, 7:30-8:30pm. $5-15 donation.
Ongoing
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    Austin FC Season Membership Deposits

    Austin's Major League Soccer team, Austin FC, is officially taking deposits for 2021 season memberships. Your deposit will reserve your spot in line, which means the earlier you purchase your membership, the earlier you're eligible to select your seats for the season.
    Ongoing. $50.  
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    Downtown Ghost Tours

    offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
    Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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    Emancipet Free Days

    This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
    Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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    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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