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    Austin Spurs

    Vs. Santa Cruz Warriors: Fri., Nov. 15, 7:30pm. Vs. Stockton Kings: Sun., Nov. 17, 4pm  
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    Bears & Bedtime Toy Drive

    Stop by your nearest Mattress Firm to donate new, unwrapped teddy bears, stuffed animals, and other bedtime toys for foster youth in the Austin community.
    Through Dec. 16
    Austin-area Mattress Firm stores
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    Book Sale at University Hills Branch Library

    Shop a huge selection of used books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, and more, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2. Proceeds from book sales directly benefit the Austin Public Library.
    Nov. 15-16. Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free entry.  
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    Concert in West Austin Park

    Old West Austin Neighborhood Association hosts a fam-friendly concert featuring local musician Curtis McMurtry.
    Fri., Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30pm. Free.
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    Out of Town

    Cuero Celebrates Warhol

    The town famous for the cattle herds trailing north welcomes Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series, along with art by Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, John Nieto, John Moyers, Billy Schenck, and Ira Yeager.
    Oct. 11-Nov. 17
    Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
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    Día de Los Muertos & Community Altars Exhibition

    The 36th annual exhibit incorporates ofrendas, Día de Los Muertos-inspired art, a section dedicated to Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata, mojigangas from the museum’s Viva la Vida Parade & Festival, and an art installation by Yocelyn Riojas and Jerry Silguero.
    Through Nov. 24. $7.  
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    Civic Events

    Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Board Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Fri., Nov. 15, 7:30am  
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    Field of Honor

    The Rotary Club of Georgetown's weeklong Veterans Day celebration includes a display of 1,500-plus U.S. flags, the Honor Walk 5K on Nov. 9, and new this year, a tribute to World War II and Korean War veterans on Veterans Day.
    Nov. 9-17. Flags, $40 each; free to attend.  
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    Foundations of Everyday Leadership

    A four-part online training on the “head to heart” of everyday leadership, individual decision making, group decision making, and managing motivation. Students should expect 4-6 hours of material weekly for a total of 16-24 hours of training with one in-person session.
    Offered Mon., Sept. 30-Fri., Nov. 15. $35.  
    Online
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    Ghost Walk Austin

    Meet Downtown and take a tour of Austin's most ghoulish places while hearing tales of murder, mystery, and unrequited love.
    Tuesdays-Saturdays (and some Mondays), 8pm. $20; ages 10 & under, $10.  
    242 W. Second
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    Glossier Pop-Up

    Shop the cult internet makeup brand's complete product line IRL.
    Through Dec. 8 (except Thanksgiving). 11am-7pm
    Glossier Austin, 2000 S. Congress
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    Out of Town

    Houston Cinema Arts Festival

    The multi-venue festival includes narrative and documentary films, as well as panel discussions, workshops, and visits with filmmakers.
    Thu.-Mon., Nov. 14-18
    Houston
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    Juvenile Justice Book Drive

    Donate books to teens in the Gardner-Betts/Travis County Juvenile Detention Center. See Facebook for suggested books (paperbacks only).
    Last day to drop off: Fri., Nov. 15, 1-11:30pm  
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    Lessons Learned Embracing a Homeless Community

    Dr. Judith Knotts, Statesman contributor and educator, will share from her book, You Are My Brother: Lessons Learned Embracing a Homeless Community.
    Fri., Nov. 15, 11am-1pm. $25.  
    Chateau Bellevue, 708 San Antonio St.
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    Lone Star Court’s Rockin’ the Courts Fundraiser

    The hotel is raising money to purchase and donate rocking chairs to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Lone Star Court’s restaurant, the Water Trough, will be featuring specialty cocktails throughout the month and will donate 30% of drink proceeds to Ronald McDonald House.
    Nov. 1-30  
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    Marketplace Health Insurance Open Enrollment

    During open enrollment, Foundation Communities' Prosper Centers can help you get insurance coverage, switch plans, and track down financial assistance with their (pretty awesome) team of experts.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-7pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-1pm. Free.  
    2600 W. Stassney Ln.
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    Melanated Book Drive

    Community Advocacy & Healing Project hosts their annual POC book drive for the holidays so donate or offer your volunteer services when it comes time to distribute.: Community members are also invited to attend check-ins at the Carver Museum (1161 Angelina), on Thu., Nov. 21 and Mon., Nov. 25, 6:30-8:30pm.
    Drop off: Monday Friday, Oct. 17-Dec. 4, 9am-3pm  
    Mission Capital, 8303 N. Mopac Expy
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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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    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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    Out of Town

    Pioneer Days

    Remember the days of the Chisholm Trail with re-enactors, entertainment, kids’ activities, and food vendors on the grounds of the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 15-16. Free.
    Cleburne
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    Poketo Holiday Pop-up Shop

    Shop the L.A.-based lifestyle brand's signature stationery, apparel, and accessories collections.
    Through Dec. 15. 10am-6pm. Free.  
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    Rock the Park

    Go Fever will perform after kid-friendly act Adam & the Bull Shark. Faces by Juliet will bring the face-painting.
    Fri., Nov. 15, 5:45pm. Free.  
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    Texas State Volleyball

    Vs. UT-Arlington.
    Fri., Nov. 15, 6:30pm  
    Strahan Arena, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    Thankskilling Food Drive

    The local video store is collecting canned goods to donate to a local cause. Plus special sales, giveaways, music from DJ Slugoo, and free VHS slasher film screenings all month long.
    Through Nov. 23
    Vulcan Video, 4411 Russell
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    Totally 90s Night

    W Austin is throwin’ it back to the decade that brought us the Trapper Keeper, butterfly clips, and so much Surge. Beats from Nirvana, Britney, and TLC, plus throwback snacks like Pop Tarts and drinks such as spiked Capri Sun.
    Fridays, 7-11pm. Through Feb. 21. Free.  
    Living Room Bar at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca
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    UT Men's Basketball

    Vs. Prairie View A&M.
    Fri., Nov. 15, 7pm  
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    UtopiaFest

    Burnet County-based fest featuring Son Volt, Brownout, Jackie Venson, and more.
    Thu.-Sat., Nov. 14-16. GA weekend pass, $179.  
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    Utopian Shift: Clothing Swap & Wine Tasting

    Bring in your clean, gently worn items and, after your complimentary wine tasting, swap out your clothes. Perfect timing: It’s International Recycling Day on Friday.
    Nov. 15-17. Fri., 4-7pm; Sat.-Sun., 1-5pm  
    Utopian Shift, 2521 Rutland #600
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    We Are Blood & Pinballz

    Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, will receive a $10 Pinballz Play Card.
    Nov. 15-24
    Any We Are Blood fixed site or mobile drive
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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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    Y.E.S. Fest Live!

    This self-described "alternative to night clubbing" (that means no booze, people) features yoga, a cacao ceremony, "sound healing," and "ecstatic dance."
    Fri., Nov. 15, 8:08-11:11pm. $23-34.

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