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  • Learn Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Interested in exploring a different way of being and living in the world instead of your head? Join the innovative class at MBCT Austin to learn how to be mindful in your daily life and respond to your feelings rather than react to them. You'll learn a unique approach to mindfulness meditation, a practice which has been scientifically proven to change brain chemistry and neuronal structure permanently for the better. The course includes eight (8) classes from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Wednesdays and a half day Saturday retreat. Next course begins April 24th.
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm  
    Office of Michele Hauser, M.D.
  • The New Story Festival

    The New Story Festival is a new annual gathering for community, creativity, and the common good, in Austin! Join artists, activists, teachers, and spiritual leaders to experience a new story of connection instead of separation, of commitment to the common good, of vibrant and collaborative imagination. Join bestselling authors Nadia Bolz-Weber, Charles Eisenstein, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Brian McLaren, and Kaitlin Curtice, as well as musicians Riders Against The Storm, Carrie Rodriguez, and Over The Rhine, and other speakers, mystics, artists, and people committed to creating a healthier and happier world.
    March 29-31, 2019  
    Huston-Tillotson University
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    The Dionysium: Bugs

    For this latest convocation of wine-fueled intellectual hijinks, LB Deyo and Buzz Moran have called upon your own Chronicle Arts Listings editor Brenner as curator, and he's wrangled up a small crowd of brilliants vis-a-vis all things arthropodish. UT's entomology honcho Alex Wild will present a gallery of his award-winning photographs, featuring a variety of ant species; Konrad Bouffard of Round Rock Honey is gonna tell us about the trials and triumphs of running his big bee-based business; and the NanoNaturalist Alysa Joaquin will show us how you raise moths all the way from tiny eggs to winged wonders. (And Brenner will maybe freak you out with a story about cockroaches.) Plus, a debate: "Resolved: It’s a Good Idea to Eradicate Every Goddamn Mosquito on the Planet." And, of course, Lance "Fever" Myers brings the cartoon animation, the usual badinage and toasts to creativity ripple throughout the show, and it's all abetted by the mighty keyboard calisthenics of that Graham Reynolds.
    Wed., Feb. 6, 7pm. $10.  
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    Altatudes Hearts and Handbags

    The East Austin boutique is asking for handbag donations to help underserved youth in the area for the giveback initiative slated for Feb. 9. Open thy closet and see if there's anything that no longer sparks joy.
    Taking donations through Feb. 1. The event takes place Feb. 9, 2-4pm. Free.
    Altatudes, 1717 E. 12th
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    Sports

    Austin Beer Run Club – Weekly Beer Run

    Please arrive to Uncle Billy's by 6:30 as the run will begin precisely at 6:45. The fall/winter route is a 5k figure eight around the Long Center. An organizer will go over the route prior to the start, and route details can be found on the website. All speeds are welcome. Stick around for a post-run beer.: Free validated parking is available in the Uncle Billy's garage. Additional parking can be found on Kinney Avenue and near the Butler Shores softball fields on Toomey Road.: For ABRC events, all beer runners run at their own risk. Please use caution and exercise good judgment as ABRC is not responsible for injury or accidents.
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Free.
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    Austin Remembers MLK

    This interactive app-based exhibit offers photos from MLK's civil rights meetings with LBJ and audio speeches from the Austin Area Heritage Council’s MLK Oratory competition, plus special Six Square mini-docs of Austin’s African-American community. Discover for yourself at three different locations: the MLK statue at UT's East Mall, the south steps of the Capitol, and the George Washington Carver Museum.
    Jan. 21-Feb. 28. Free.
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    Civic Events

    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free.  
    Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm. Free.  
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    Civic Events

    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm. Free.  
    Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis
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    Civic Events

    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free.  
    Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney
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    Civic Events

    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    Haven Street-Allen Award Nominations

    This award honors an artist with a disability in Texas who, through a one-time creative act or a substantial record of achievement, embodies the spirit and vision of VSA Texas. Nominations are open to any artist with a disability over the age of 16 years in any discipline including visual art, dance, music, performance, craft, and writing.
    Through Feb. 28. Free.
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    Events

    HER Career Reboot

    HERdacity is hosting a women’s career workshop for anyone looking to switch jobs/industries, re-enter the workforce or move from side-gig to full-time.
    Wed., Feb. 6, 9am-3:30pm. $75.  
    Chateau Bellevue, 708 San Antonio St
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    Hump Day Nooner Ride

    Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way.
    Wednesdays, 11:45am
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    Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Association Coat Drive

    The Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Association is hosting its East Austin Coat Drive from Jan. 28 to Feb. 18 at Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, South Austin Recreation Center, and Turner-Roberts Recreation Center.
    Jan. 28-Feb .18  
    Various locations
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    Queen Tribute Choir

    Membership includes an epic Queen Tribute Concert T-shirt, 12 weekly rehearsals (the concert takes place in May; rehearsals start Feb. 10), fun group voice lessons, Ninja Mind Mastery Coaching to silence the inner critic and set your mind and voice free, and more! All ages welcome.
    Sun., Feb. 10. Adults, $250; teens 16-18, $150.
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    Kids

    Storybook Dance Making (Ages 1-5)

    Dance, play games, and enjoy a storybook reading. Storybook Dance Making classes include a warmup, check-in activity, game, storybook reading, and dance making activity.
    Feb. 6-March 6. Wednesdays, 10:30-11am. Pricing is pay-what-you-can.  
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    The Local Resource Academy

    The Austin Independent Business Alliance presents a day of panels packed with info to help you grow your business, save time and money, and become more efficient. A ticket includes lunch and treats from Amy's Ice Creams.
    Wed., Feb. 6, 10am-3pm. $35.  
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    Sports

    UT Men's Basketball

    Vs. Baylor.
    Wed., Feb. 6, 7pm. $10-80.  
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    Out of Town

    Vintner Dinner Series

    Tickets have gone on sale for the 5-course dinners designed specifically to highlight the flavors of featured Texas-made wines.
    Jan. 19-Feb. 23. $70 per person.
    Blair House Inn, Wimberley
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    Civic Events

    Warrant Amnesty Program 2019

    Austin Municipal Court and Downtown Community Court offer an amnesty program for individuals seeking to waive warrant fees, with multiple walk-in dockets scheduled Monday through Friday in February. See hours online.
    Feb. 1-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Downtown Austin Community Court, 719 E. Sixth
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    Women's Club: Beyond the Standing Desk

    This workshop is not an exercise class; it's an introduction to improving brain coordination to let go of tension, recognize unnecessary effort, and make use of your full potential.
    Wed., Feb. 6, 11:30am-1pm. $15 / members (includes lunch).
    Zaika Indian Cuisine, 9025 Research #100
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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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    Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

    The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities.
    Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.

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