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    Austin Oddities and Curiosities Expo

    Trying to keep things weird, you say? Here's a one-stop shop for taxidermy, jewelry made of animal bones and insects, kooky artwork, vintage items, and much more.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 11am-6pm. $10; ages 12 & under, free.  
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    Hottest Day of the Year Ride

    So what if it's 100 degrees outside? Biking around town is still an option, or at least that's what the host, Bike Austin, claims. It's certainly true if you're pedaling from swimming hole to swimming hole. Water and food stops take place along the way, with the ride ending with a pizza party at the ABGB (1305 W. Oltorf).
    Sat., Aug. 17, 2-5pm. Free.  
    Bicycle Sport Shop, 517 S. Lamar
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    Theatre

    Robert Mueller's Greatest Hits

    Robert Mueller (as played by Hyde Park Theatre's own Ken Webster), with help from a rotation of local all-star actors, presents highlights of the special counsel’s two-volume, 400-plus page report in this staged reading – including, of course, the Mueller team's assessment of Russian interference and the president’s efforts to obstruct the investigation into his campaign. Conceived and directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T Theatre. (Also, we feel compelled to add, in the interests of full disclosure: FUCK TRUMP.)
    Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Pay what you can, impeach if possible.
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    Woodstock 50: Tribute Concert

    Commemorative celebration canceled in upstate New York, its free, indoors, KOOP simulcast ATX counterpart covers original performers Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, CSNY, and the Who. Doing the honors after an ice cream social are Guy Forsyth, Deezie Brown, SaulPaul, Sarah Sharp, Bob Cheevers, and more.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 2pm. Free.  
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    Anime Austin

    This convention is a place where you can enjoy Japanese animation, pop culture, and video and board games, as well as share in the cosplay community.
    Fri.-Sun., Aug. 16-18. $45.  
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    August ATX Art Market

    Find original art, body products, jewelry, and more.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 1-6pm. Free.
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    Austin Bold FC

    Vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 7:30pm. $15-40.  
    Bold Stadium, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
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    Civic Events

    Austin Code North Team Meet & Greet

    Enjoy outdoor activities while learning about, meeting, and sharing ideas with the Austin Code North District Team's code inspector. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks provided!
    Sat., Aug. 17, 10am-1pm  
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    Back to School Beautification

    Help make the Murchison Middle School campus student ready by assisting with gardening, painting (lockers & murals), and more activities. Participation counts as service hours for any organization: National Honor Society, Key Club, etc.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 17-18. Free, but registration required.  
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    Back to School Health Bash

    The North Austin YMCA is partnering with Phoenix House to help get kids ready for school with fitness challenges, prize giveaways, and community resources.
    Sat., Aug. 17, noon-2pm  
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    Back to School Vaccination Clinic

    Free vaccinations for eligible children. Children eligible for the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program must be CHIP/Medicaid eligible, uninsured, or have health insurance that does not cover the specific vaccine. Parents or guardians should bring their children's immunization records.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 10am-2pm. Free.  
    Williamson County and Cities Health District, 355 Texas Ave., Round Rock
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    Out of Town

    Bat Flights

    In the evenings, more than 2 million bats emerge from a cave in the Hill Country that is open to the public for a limited time during the maternity season.
    Sat., July 20, 27, Aug. 10, 17, 24  
    Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, Mason
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    Beer by the Bay Music Festival

    This year’s headliners include Texas Troubadours crooner Roger Creager on Fri., Aug. 16, and LeAnn Rimes on Sat., Aug. 17. Packages include concert admission, plus culinary offerings and craft beer tastings inside the festival site.
    Fri.-Sat., Aug. 16-17. $219+.  
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    Out of Town

    Celestis Thesauri Biere de Garde Release

    Be among the first to sample the 2019 Heavenly Treasure Biere de Garde and take a free brewery tour at 4pm.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 1-6pm
    Burnet
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    Code Ninjas Back to School Bash

    Enjoy family-friendly STEM activities, including video game coding, drones, robot races, and more.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 11am-2pm. Free.  
    Code Ninjas, 9911 Brodie Ln. #650
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    Curbside Composting Informational Open House

    Learn about those green composting carts, what can be composted, and best practices for food scrap collection.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 10am-noon  
    Kenneth Gardner Service Center, 4108 Todd
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    Deep Eddy Mile

    Swimmers ages 18 & older swim one mile – approximately 53 laps – in the oldest outdoor pool in Texas. Each participant must provide at least one person to time their swim and, if desired, someone to count laps.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 8:30am-12:30pm. American Swimming Association members; $69; nonmembers, $84.  
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    DIY Musician Conference

    If you’re serious about your music career, this is the weekend for you. Three days of music marketing strategy, industry networking, mentoring opportunities, and performances.
    Fri.-Sun., Aug. 16-18. $159.  
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    Free Back-to-School Vaccinations & Sports Physicals

    During National Health Center Week, Central Health, CommUnityCare Health Centers, and Sendero Health Plans are providing free immunizations, sports physicals, backpacks, school supplies, and more.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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    GMI Summer Music Festival

    Day party replete with sets from local hip-hop talent including Tribe Mafia and Mama Duke, plus food trucks, local vendors, and games (including a mechanical bull!).
    Sat., Aug. 17, 2-8pm. $20-25.  
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    Grand Opening Extravaganza at Orpheus Academy of Music Cedar Park

    The community is invited to participate in 10-minute lessons with faculty and a scavenger hunt raffle. Raffle prizes include free lessons, instruments such as guitars and violins, and a grand prize of one free year of music lessons.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 17-18, 1-4pm. reeF.  
    Orpheus Academy of Music Cedar Park, 3109 Kenai Dr. #10, Cedar Park
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    Out of Town

    Grape Stomp

    Stomp me, crush me, and make me into wine at the annual harvest festival.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 17-18; Sat.-Sun., Aug. 24-25. Free.  
    Texas Hills Vineyard, 878 RR 2766, Johnson City
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    Out of Town

    Grape Stomp at Pedernales Cellars

    Tour the winery and then get your feet purple in the big vats of grapes.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 17-18, 24-25. $25.
    Stonewall
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    Guidepost Montessori Grand Opening Celebration

    The school celebrates its renovation with an afternoon of family fun, including a bounce house, a petting zoo, and balloon animals.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 10am-1pm. Free.  
    Guidepost Montessori at Brushy Creek, 3017 Polar Ln., Cedar Park
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    Out of Town

    Harvest Festival

    Spend the day touring one of Texas’ oldest vineyards and picking the grapes that you can stomp.
    Sat., July 27
    Bryan
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    Harvest Grape Stomp

    Taste the wine, pick the grapes, and feel the purple orbs squish between your toes at the scenic winery.
    July 6-Sept. 1. Sat.-Sun.
    Brenham
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    Sports

    Hill Country Conservancy's Birding and Nature Hike

    The 35-acre Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve is only open to the public through guided hikes such as these monthly birding and nature hikes. Please note that unregistered parties will not be able to join the hike.
    Through Nov. 16. Third Saturdays, 8am. $5.  
    Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, 4615 Bunny Run
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    KOKEFEST

    KOKE-FM presents this music fest in Hutto with performances from Cody Johnson, Koe Wetzel, and Parker McCollum. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Honor Flight Austin.
    Fri.-Sat., Aug. 16-17. Two-day GA, $72; single-day GA, $38.  
    1001 CR 137, Hutto
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    Out of Town

    Luckenbach Historic School Open House

    Walk through the school – founded in 1855 and used until 1964 – that includes a teacherage and cast-iron bell that called the students to class.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 11am-4pm. Free.
    Luckenbach
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    Mandala Sand Painting by the Mystical Arts of Tibet

    Tibetan Buddhist monks from South India construct a mandala sand painting and perform special ceremonies in a traditional ceremony to promote peace and harmony.
    Wed.-Sun., Aug. 14-18
    Houston
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    Murder Walk Austin

    This true-crime walking tour takes you on the morbid journey of America's first serial killer, "The Midnight Assassin" (aka "Servant Girl Annihilator"), who terrorized Austin in 1885. The walk covers two miles of historic Austin at a leisurely pace, plus a drink stop at the Driskill Hotel.
    Through Nov. 30. Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm. $40 (ages 13+ only).  
    Departs from intersection of Bowie & W. Sixth
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    North Central Back to School Safari

    There will be free sports physicals, immunizations, refreshments, music, backpacks, and much more. If seeking immunizations, please bring shot records.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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    Pandas Hack

    Walmart Technology hosts a weekend hackathon with nonprofit numFOCUS – which supports open source scientific computing – to provide updates and bug fixes for open source data science tool Pandas.
    Fri.-Sun., Aug 16-18. Free, but RSVP.  
    Walmart Technology, 409 Colorado
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    Peak Pilates Teacher Training Workshop

    Peak Pilates is a Pilates Method Alliance-recognized program for those interested in becoming a Pilates instructor. The four-month workshop will include apprenticeship opportunities.
    Weekend one: Fri.-Sun., Aug. 16-18; weekend two: Fri.-Sun., Sept. 13-15; weekend three: Fri.-Sun., Oct. 11-13; weekend four: Fri.-Sun., Nov. 15-17. Price varies.  
    Austin Pilates Barn, 1300 Northwood Rd.
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    Power Dance: A Cardio Dance Fitness Workout

    A high-energy cardio dance fitness class, with a strong focus on core and posture.
    June 1-Aug. 17. Saturdays, 10-11am. $5-25.  
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    Round Rock Express

    Whole lotta promotions: Hall of Fame Night (Aug. 16), Eighties Night (Aug. 17), and Round Rock Chupacabras Game (Aug. 18).
    Vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers: Thu.-Fri., Aug. 15-16, 7:05pm; Sat.-Sun., Aug. 17-18, 6:05pm  
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    Saturday Jam Sessions

    Kids are invited to learn a riff with an instructor and play alongside experienced teachers and students. All abilities welcome, and no prior experience necessary.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 1-3pm. Free.
    Orpheus Academy of Music Cedar Park, 3109 Kenai Dr. #10, Cedar Park
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    SOLA Summer Series in the Park

    Join the coaches of SOLA and your neighbors for a community workout in the park.
    Through Aug. 31. Saturdays, 10am. Free.  
    Little Zilker Park, 2016 Bluebonnet Ln.
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    Out of Town

    Summer’s Night of Art and Jazz

    Enjoy the cool jazz, visiting with artists, and sampling the wares of multiple food trucks.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 3-10pm. Free.
    Temple
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    Texas Rollergirls

    Travel team vs. Homegirls doubleheader.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 6pm. Adults, $18 (advance), $20 (day of); ages 6-12, $8; ages 5 & under, free.  
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    Texas Volleyball

    Get your first look at the 2019 UT-Austin volleyball team at the annual Orange-White Scrimmage. Prior to the scrimmage, the team hosts a free youth clinic from 9-10am for kids in 6th grade and under; see website for registration.
    Sat., Aug. 17, 11am. Free.  
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    The Austin Flea at Still Austin

    Shop local handmade items and vintage wares, including jewelry, bath & body products, artwork, and more.
    Sat., Aug. 17, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    We Are Blood: Austin's Pizza & Mama Fu’s

    Donors between Aug. 15-31 will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for either an Austin's Pizza 10-inch, two-topping pie or a Mama Fu’s Asian House single entree.
    Aug. 15-31. Free.  
    Austin-area We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    [SOLD OUT] Free Youth Back to School Haircuts

    [SOLD OUT] What better way to get ready for the new school year than with free haircuts courtesy of Out Youth and Birds? RSVP and bring yer ticket! Got q’s? Email!
    Sat., Aug. 17, 7:30-9:30pm. Free [SOLD OUT].  

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