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    Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

    The heat is on, citizen! Hundreds of restaurants, commercial bottlers, and home cooks battle for hot sauce glory across a tasty variety of categories – in a day replete with food and drinks, cooking demos with top chefs, and ice cream. The public (that's you) will vote for favorites, and our panel of celebrity judges will weigh in on the finals. Names will be made, careers will be launched, destinies – yea, verily – will be forged! This is, we mean, the biggest and baddest hot sauce event of the year. And, what, you want live music, too? OK, how about a full lineup of greats – with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, among others? Exactly. Proceeds benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. And this link right here brings more information than there are tortillas in Terlingua.
    Sun., Aug. 25, 11am-5pm. Free with donation.
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      Events

      ATX Hype Squad Auditions

      Showcase special talents including dance, tumbling, cheer, and more for the chance to be a part of the Austin Spurs' game-day entertainment team.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 10am  
      Fitness Connection, 13776 Hwy. 183
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      Events

      Back to School Educator Appreciation Weekends

      Pre-K to 12th grade educators enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, and music in store and online.
      Through Sept. 15. Saturdays & Sundays
      Austin-area Barnes & Noble Booksellers
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      Kids

      Back to School Tea Party

      Get back in the swing of school with a celebratory tea party. Light finger food and tea will be served.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 2-4pm. Members, $25; nonmembers, $30 (tickets are per duo).  
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      Out of Town

      Battleship Texas Closes

      The flagship of the Texas Navy closes to the public as it goes into dry dock for repairs. The 107-year-old battleship that saw service in both World Wars will not be returning to San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site where it has berthed since 1948. A new home has not been selected.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 10am-5pm  
      La Porte
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      Kids

      BMX Safety Youth Program Fall Enrollment

      Among the lessons students will learn are personal development, BMX bicycle safety, bicycle handling and maneuvers, bicycle care and maintenance, and BMX ethics in the park.
      Various locations
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      Sports

      Detox. Retox. Repeat.

      Workout poolside with Trufusion, then retox at Soundwave and take a plunge in the pool after a complimentary cocktail.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 11-11:45am. Free.  
      The W Austin, 200 Lavaca
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      East Austin Hotel Summer Swell

      Reminiscent of Sixties Palm Springs pool parties, Summer Swell will open the hotel’s courtyard pool to locals and visiting guests. Complete with rotating themes, plus food and beverage specials.
      Sundays, 2-6pm. Through Sept. 1. $30.
      East Austin Hotel, 1108 E. Sixth
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      Sports

      Flow and Jo Yoga and Coffee

      Yoga class followed by a cup of coffee. Class is led by Austin Bouldering Project yoga instructor Kaytee Hernandez.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 9:30-10:30am. $5 suggested donation.
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      Out of Town

      Gillespie County Fair

      The oldest county fair in Texas continues the annual fun with food judging, livestock show, carnival, funnel cakes, and pari-mutuel horse racing.
      Thu.-Sun., Aug. 22-25
      Fredericksburg
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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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      H2H0s Pool Party

      Join the H2H0s for an afternoon of splashing around, synchronized swimming, music, and more – all benefiting Mama Sana Vibrant Woman.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 2-6pm. $25 suggested donation.  
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      Out of Town

      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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      Out of Town

      Horse Racing in Fredericksburg

      Another summer of racing (and betting, if you're so inclined) at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds kicks off with stakes races, trials, futurities, quarter horses, and thoroughbreds.
      Sat.-Sun., Aug. 10-11, 24-25. $5-10.  
      Fredericksburg
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      Sports

      Jack's Generic Triathlon

      The race consist of a 600-meter swim, 11.2-mile bike ride, and 5K run. There are Aquabike and relay options.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 7am-1pm. $85-145.  
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      Le Garage Sale

      You can tell it's going to be one fancy garage sale because of the "le." Don't expect hand-me-downs and suspiciously stained linens. Local boutiques will show their stuff.
      Sat.-Sun., Aug. 24-25. $10 per day; $20, VIP preshop.  
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      Sports

      Paddle for Puppies

      Note: At this point in time, the city has recommended that dogs stay out of Lady Bird Lake due to potentially hazardous algae that is present. Until further notice, event organizers will be asking our participants to leave their dogs at home for their ensured safety; dogs will not be allowed on participant's boats this year. Hop in a kayak, canoe, or standup paddle board and paddle down Lady Bird Lake to help raise funds for Austin Pets Alive!'s Parvo Puppy Program. Participants can bring their own boat or rent one, and there'll be plenty o' goodies!
      Sun., Aug. 25, 6:45-9:30am. $40 per person; $20 for college students.  
      Rowing Dock At Lady Bird Lake
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      Sports

      St. Edward's Women's Soccer

      Vs. Trinity.
      Sun., Aug. 25, 11am. Free.  
    • Community

      Sports

      Texas State Women's Soccer

      Vs. Incarnate Word: Fri., Aug. 23, 7pm. Vs. Prairie View A&M: Sun., Aug. 25, 1pm  
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      Events

      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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      Civic Events

      [SOLD OUT] Free Chicken Keeping Class

      Learn the ins and outs of chicken keeping, including how pet fowls can help keep food waste out of the landfill and create healthy soil. Residents who pay the Clean Community Fee also qualify for a new chicken coop or home composting system rebate, so attend and apply! [SOLD OUT]
      Sun., Aug. 25, 10-11am. Free.  

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