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    Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

    One of Texas’ largest science fairs, this is where the future begins. With more than 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade, this is where the love (and need) for science starts.
    Wed.-Sat., Feb. 21-24
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    Austin Modern Home Tour

    Purchase your tickets online, or just show up to one of the many local houses that will be open to the public to promote responsible urban growth. Or just tour your dream home that happens to be someone else's abode. Go online for a list of participating houses.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 10am-6pm. $40 ($35, advance), $99 (VIP).  
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    Come and Shave It XII

    Hosted by the Austin Facial Hair Club, this follicle frenzy benefits F.A.R.M. (Farmers Assisting Returning Military). The competition begins at 2pm, but fun will be had all day, with prizes and sweet bragging rights. Categories (and there are 14 of them) include: sweetest stash, pompous partial, gnarliest beard, and more.
    Sat., Feb. 24, noon-10pm. $20 competitor ($10 spectator).  
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    Jugglefest

    It's the 25th year for this renowned national gathering of talented jugglers (and unicyclists and yo-yo champions and more). Workshops, games, vendors, and more – all culminating in a mind-boggling public performance on Saturday night at 7:30.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 23-25. $10(1-Day), $20(3-Day).
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    Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog Party

    See FB for what's happening each weekend. It's all gone to the dogs at this epic queer and POC happy hour celebrating the 2018 Lunar New Year. Bring yer four-legged bestie to CUC for a doggo photobooth, on-site adoptions from Austin Humane Society, lit DJs, drink specials, drag, and more. Furry costumes strongly encouraged.
    Split over two Saturdays: Feb. 17 & Feb. 24, 3-9pm  
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    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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    Queer Up Charlies: Political Edition

    Let off your Queer Dance Freakout steam at this politically inspired afterparty. DJs Bloodkisses, Dylan Reece, and Mouthfeel will keep the dance protest moving til night's end.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 9pm-2am  
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    Raw Paw Arson Benefit Show

    Come out and help the folks at Raw Paw, who suffered a devastating loss last month when an arsonist torched their complex. Music, food, and warm fuzzies abound.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 7pm. Suggested donation.  
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    Sports

    Texas Stars

    Vs. Milwaukee Admirals:
    Fri., Feb 23, 7:30pm & Sat., Feb 24, 7pm. $22-58.  
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    UT Softball

    Texas Invitational. Fri., Feb. 23: Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech 9am; Virginia Tech vs. Michigan 11:30am;Wichita State vs. Ohio State 2pm; UT vs. Michigan 5pm; UT vs. Wichita State 7:30pm. Sat., Feb. 24: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech 9:30am; Wichita State vs. Michigan noon; UT vs. Virginia Tech 3pm; UT vs. Ohio State 5:30pm. Sun., Feb. 25: Virginia Rech vs. Wichita State 11am; UT vs. Michigan 1:30pm.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb 23-25  
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    Civic Events

    Waller Creek Conversations – Food

    A public feedback session gathering community input on what food and experiences should be found along Waller Creek parks. Attendees will also hear a project update on Waterloo Park. Spanish interpretation available.
    Sat., Feb. 24, 10am-noon
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    Austin Black Pride

    Back for year three! ABP is an extended weekend created to celebrate the talents, culture, and interests of Austin's Black LGBTQ communities. From parties to art shows, brunch crawls and yoga, Austin Black Pride is not to be missed!
    Tue., June 5 Sun., June 10  
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    Civic Events

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Civic Events

    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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