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    Pecan Street Festival

    This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of one of the stages with some handheld food and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids; they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22. Free.
    Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35
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    AIDS Walk Austin

    Got those boots made for walking? Slip 'em on and head Downtown to raise money for 10 local and statewide AIDS service organizations in Central Texas and to ultimately reduce the number of new HIV infections in Travis County by 50% in the next year. As the walk's first-ever headlining performer, Big Freedia will get walkers bouncing with not one but two performances.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 9am-1pm. Free.
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    Emancipet 20th Anniversary Gala

    Celebrate 20 years of healthy pets with Emancipet! The evening will kick off with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony hosted by Jim Spencer, Edward Flores, and Kaxan aka CityDog Austin.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 5:30-8:30pm. $350.  
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    "To Believe" Opening Reception

    "To Believe" visits many approaches to faith and belief in contemporary and historic East Austin through video, photography, digital maps, and performance. Opening reception features a performance by Austin musician W. C. Clark.
    Opening reception: Sat., Sept. 21, 2-5pm. Exhibit: Sept. 21-Dec. 20. Free.  
    Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, 1601 Navasota
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    Annual Peace Symposium: Women as Advocates of Peace

    Hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association, this symposium invites women from all walks of life to celebrate "sisterhood and friendship, building bridges, removing misconceptions, and spreading the message of peace." Guest speakers, an informal Q&A session, and complimentary refreshments.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 2-4pm. Free, but RSVP.  
    800 Deep Wood Dr., Round Rock
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    Aura Bike Tour

    Join the parks and urban trails committee for a bike tour of different protected lanes with the aim of helping us become better informed transit activists.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 10:15am-12:15pm  
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    Austin Summer Carnival

    Austin Summer Carnival celebrates Carnaval with live music, drums, Afrobeats, soca, samba, dancehall, reggaeton, and dance performances.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 7pm-2am. $10.  
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    Beginner's Weaving Workshop

    Led by Austin-based textile artist Zanny Cox, this class covers the basic techniques of tapestry weaving, as well as color theory and fiber textures. All tools, looms, and yarn provided.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 10am-1pm. $85.
    The Commune, 101 E. North Loop Blvd.
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    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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    Chakra Kids Yoga Teacher Training

    Learn the basics of teaching yoga to kids.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22, 8:30am-6pm. $295.  
    Venue TBA
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    Classical Music for the World Peace Day Concert

    Sending out a message to inspire and unite people through the medium of classical music, the concert includes performances by refugee children from Doss Elementary School; CMFW's chamber ensemble; a CMFW Young Music Ambassador's cello solo; and an Eurythmy performance with a poetry recitation and flute. There will be "peace speeches" by invited guests in between the performances.
    Sat., Sept. 21, noon-1pm. Free.
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    Code Chica

    Code Chica is Latinitas' free eight-week session for girls ages 14-18 to gain knowledge about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create their own websites.
    Through Oct. 26. Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Free.  
    Latinitas, 1023 Springdale Rd. Bldg. 9-E
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    Creatives Meet Business Experience

    CMBXP is back, offering artists, creatives, freelancers, and small-business owners an opportunity for professional development, networking, and community building. Bonus, Chron Web Editor James Renovitch leads a panel (Writing Tips to Get You the Right Kind of Attention) Thursday with our Associate News Editor Sarah Marloff.
    Thu.-Sat., Sept. 19 -21. $249.
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    Curbside Composting Informational Open House

    Learn about the green composting carts in your neighborhood and best practices for food scrap collection.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 10:30am-12:30pm  
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    Emancipet 20th Anniversary Gala Afterparty

    Party with people who love their pets and help support Emancipet's mission to provide affordable and accessible veterinary care to all. The afterparty features live music from Alejandro Escovedo and DJ GirlFriend, a pet-themed tattoo station, and more.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 8:30-11pm. $75; pair of VIP tickets, $200.  
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    Equal Opportunity Day Gala

    Join Austin Area Urban League for their 42nd annual black-tie gala. This year, they're honoring some of Central Texas’ fiercest champions of civil rights, equal opportunity, and social justice.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 6-10pm. $30+.  
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    Erg, Y'all

    Leaders of ERGs, aka Employee Resource Groups, across Austin’s tech industry share advice for creating and growing ERGs. There'll be breakout sessions to workshop ideas for ERG development, too.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 10:30am-3pm. Free.  
    The Zebra, 1801 E. Sixth
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    Fall Equinox Concert

    Rudi Harst and the Rudiments play an eclectic mix of music in the beautiful underground Throne Room.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 7pm
    Boerne
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    Fall Fest at Sweet Berry Farm

    Get down to the farm for deals on PYOP (Pick Your Own Pumpkin), hayrides, a corn maze, pig races, and more.
    Sept. 21-Nov. 3. Sat.-Sun., 9am-6pm; Wed.-Fri., 2-7pm. $16; ages under 2, free.  
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    Georgian Acres Park Groundbreaking Celebration

    Join neighbors to celebrate the groundbreaking of this new park with kid-friendly activities, free food, and more. City officials will speak about the park's history, followed by a community celebration.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 10-11am  
    Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park, 500 E Powell
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    Greater Austin St. Jude Walk/Run

    Lace up your sneakers and join St. Jude in the fight to end childhood cancer at this family-friendly 5K walk/run.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 7:30-11am. Run, $20; walk, $10.  
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    GypZee Heart Festival

    Bon fires, drum circles, and fire spinners, oh my. Three days of camping, live music, jam circles, "ecstatic dances," and more folksy foolery.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-22. $22-25.  
    Texas Music Ranch
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    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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    HummerBird Celebration

    Featuring over 75 vendors, more than 12 speakers, and a variety of nature-inspired field trips on land and sea, the 31st annual celebration is designed for those who enjoy bird watching as well as those who follow the migration patterns. Specifically, the event is centered around the fall migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds as they pass through the Rockport-Fulton area on their way south to their winter homes in Mexico and beyond.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 19-22. Free up to $50.  
    Rockport
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    Live Art at Buzz Mill

    Artists will be live-painting alongside a DJ for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy lower temps and delicious drinks.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 7-11pm. Free.  
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    Marble Falls Music Festival

    The riverside park is a great place to see Shinyribs and Kyle Park plus other bands.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 4pm. $15.
    Marble Falls
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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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    National Museum of the Pacific War Symposium

    This year’s symposium, hosted by the UTSA history department, will focus on operational command and control in the Pacific theatre during World War II.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 9am-5pm. $60-70.  
    UT-San Antonio campus
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    Outside Austin City Limits Music Festival

    Head to the country to enjoy a day of local music, fresh beer, and farm-inspired food in a family-friendly environment.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 1-9pm. $20.
    Driftwood
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    Over the Lege Part 4: The House Awakens

    The No. 1 – and, some might say, only – political satire focused solely on the Texas Legislature is back with sketches, singing, celebrity guests, and improv.
    Sept. 20-22; Sept. 27-29; Fri-Sat., 8pm, Sun., 2pm. $19.  
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    Rally for Justice for Rodney Reed

    Join supporters to demand DNA testing and put a stop to Reed's Nov. 20 execution. Speakers include Anthony Graves, who spent 18 years on Texas death row for a crime he did not commit, and Rodney’s mother Sandra Reed.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 4-7pm  
    Kerr Community Center, 1308 Walnut St., Bastrop
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    Rhythm on the Water

    Hop on a boat for live tunes from Kalu and the Electric Joint and bites & bevs for a good cause: Event proceeds from the evening benefit the SIMS Foundation.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 6-9:30pm. $80.  
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    Salado Culinary Festival

    From chocolate to beer, the village chefs showcase their skills. Buy tickets online to the events before the festival.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-22
    Salado
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    San Marcos Downtown Mermaid Promenade

    A family-friendly community festival of art, live music, food, and fun: This all-inclusive city parade pays tribute to San Marcos' history of the Aquamaids of Aquarena Springs and immortalizes the mermaids as guardians of the San Marcos River. The fun continues at the Mermaid Aqua Faire immediately following the parade at the San Marcos Plaza Park until 6pm.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 10am-noon. Free.
    Downtown San Marcos
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    September ATX Art Market

    Kick off autumn with a fun afternoon of local art, shopping, brunch, and drinks at this 21+ only event.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 1-6pm. Free.
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    Southwestern University Football

    Vs. Louisiana College.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 6pm  
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    St. Edward's University Women's Soccer

    Vs. Angelo State.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 2:30pm. Free.  
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    Teacher Appreciation at the Escape Game

    Between Sept. 16-30, teachers can experience the interactive escape rooms for free!
    Sept. 16-30. Free for teachers.  
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    Texas Bamboo Festival

    This annual event brings bamboo enthusiasts together to share their passion and love of living and working with bamboo. Talk to bamboo experts about bamboo maintenance, and learn about growing, grooming, and exploring different ways to craft bamboo. Plus, plants for sale and a silent auction.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22. Free with admission to Zilker Botanical Garden.  
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    Texas Hot Sauce Festival

    Sample the award-winning sauces while enjoying the music, cool drinks, and vendors.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22. $12.
    Houston
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    Texas Mamma Jamma Ride

    The annual ride raises funds to support local programs and services for breast cancer fighters and survivors in the Central Texas community. Ride-day routes for every skill level: 15, 25, 40, and 65 miles.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 7am-4pm. $35.  
    Martindale
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    Texas State Football

    Vs. Georgia State.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 6pm. $25+.  
    Bobcat Stadium, 1100 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos
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    Texas State Volleyball

    Vs. UTSA: Thu., Sept. 19, 6:30pm. Vs. George Washington: Fri., Sept. 20, 7pm. Vs. Sam Houston State: Sat., Sept. 21, 2pm. $6+.  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    The Austin Flea at the Brewtorium

    Shop local handmade items and vintage wares, including jewelry, bath & body products, artwork, and more.
    Sat., Sept. 21, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    UT Football

    The Longhorns face off against Oklahoma State in their first Big 12 conference game of the season.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 6:30pm. $50+.  
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    Vegan Market & Night Party

    Grab bites from vegan food vendors, shop plant-based products at the Wandering Vegan Market, or – per the FB event page – drink "healthy levels" of Circle Brewing Co. beer.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 5-9pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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    Vino Vinyasa

    This hourlong yoga class ends with a comparative tasting of two wines. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat), too.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 11am-12:30pm. $30.  
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    We Are Blood: New Shirt on the Block for Double Donors

    Folks who donate at least twice between Sept. 1-Nov. 30 will receive a Sustaining Donor card for an exclusive T-shirt that can be redeemed at the end of November.
    Sept. 1-Nov. 30. Free.  
    Austin-area We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Whole Kids Foundation Open Application for School Gardens & Bee Programs Grants

    These grants are valued at $2,000 and available for K-12 schools and nonprofits. Find info on the grant programs plus details on the application processes and best practices at www.wholekidsfoundation.org.
    Sept. 1-Oct. 15
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    Women's Empowerment Conference: WECon 2019

    Presented by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas, this conference brings together artists, activists, community leaders, and their peers for a day of skills sharing and conversations about gender, race, sexuality, disability, class, and more.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 9am-5pm. $25.  
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    Working Together for a Green New Deal

    Representatives from the labor, environmental, and youth movements discuss how to achieve a Green New Deal. Panelists include Congressional candidate Mike Siegel, Austin City Council Member Greg Casar, and state Rep. Gina Hinojosa, among others.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 6-8pm. Free.  
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    WSL Jewel Ball

    Hosted by the the Women’s Symphony League of Austin, this fancy Royal Court-themed event is the primary fundraiser for the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
    Sat., Sept. 21, 6:30-11pm

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