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    Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.
    Through Dec. 24, 10am-10pm (open 10am-6pm on Dec. 24). Free admission.  
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport
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    2020 Point in Time Count Volunteers Needed

    ECHO is looking for 800 volunteers to make its annual count of everyone experiencing homelessness in Austin and Travis County a success. The 2020 count takes place Jan. 25. Anyone 18 or older can participate; volunteers will work in teams counting folks in their assigned area. Others can collect donations for the care packages distributed during the count.
    Nov. 18-Jan. 21  
    Online
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    A Christmas Affair

    This five-day holiday market – now in its 44th year – is presented by the Junior League of Austin. Funds raised help provide essential funding and volunteer hours to programs such as Coats for Kids, FIT-Food in Tummies, and other local community nonprofits.
    Wed.-Sun., Nov. 20-24  
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    Apply for Staff the Movement

    Apply for this training course intended to raise the quality of Texas’ Democratic campaigns. Participants will learn how to run for office or effectively run a campaign.
    Application deadline: Mon., Dec. 2, 8am  
    Online
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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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    Coat & Menstruation Product Drive

    Donations and volunteers are needed to help AJC and FLoCode provide coats and menstruation products to those experiencing homelessness. See website for requested donations.
    Through Nov. 22. Volunteer day: Sun., Nov. 24, noon-3pm  
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    Creative Entrepreneur Talk

    A luncheon specifically for local creatives on how to bring business into your practice. Speaker is Anuradha Naimpally, founder and artistic director ​of Austin Dance India.
    Fri., Nov. 22, 11:30am-1pm. Free with RSVP.  
    Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, 8001 Centre Park #160
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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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    Desk Plants Stores Launch Party

    Shop the brand's signature hard-to-kill potted plants, plus complimentary bites, drinks, giveaways, and a storewide sale.
    Fri., Nov. 22, 6-9pm. Free GA; $25 VIP.  
    3200 Palm Way #150
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    Out of Town

    Dulce: Candy Land

    An evening of sweet and savory treats and cocktails from local restaurants and bakeries, plus live music, select museum exhibits, a marketplace, and more. For the 21+ crowd only.
    Fri., Nov. 22, 7-11pm. $35-65.
    The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway St., San Antonio
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    Early Thanksgiving Dinner

    Enjoy delicious Turkish-style turkey along with many other traditional dishes of Turkish cuisine, presented by the interfaith groups Dialogue Institute and Raindrop Foundation.
    Sat., Nov. 23, 6-8pm. Free, but RSVP by Nov. 22.  
    Raindrop Foundation, 12400 Amherst #108
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    Fall Foliage Driving Trails

    Download a map and drive the backroads between Palestine and Athens to see the East Texas forest at its most colorful.
    Thu.-Tue., Nov. 21-26  
    Palestine
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    Fashion for Good

    Rescheduled from October, the event emphasizes sustainable and ethical brands.
    Fri.-Sat., Nov. 22-23. $45+.  
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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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    Handpoke Tattoos: Pow!Wow! Nepal Fundraiser

    Get inked for a cause! All proceeds from tattoos (featuring pre-drawn designs by Lauren Napolitano) benefit POW!WOW!Nepal, an event that brings artists from all over the world to Kathmandu, where they paint murals and teach workshops with locals to impoverished school children.
    Nov. 22-24. Fri.-Sat., noon-6pm; Sun., noon-4pm. Prices vary.
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    Listening Session: Cameron and Dessau Roads

    Stop by whenever to help the Austin Transportation Department better understand the safety and mobility needs for people using Cameron Road and Dessau Road (51st Street to Parmer Lane). Your input will help identify improvement projects. For those who can’t attend, see the online survey, open Nov. 21 through Dec. 22.
    Online: Nov. 21-Dec. 22  
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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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    Mozart's Light Show

    Check out the holiday lights and get you a freshly baked German treat while local musicians play tunes on the grand piano.
    Nov. 21-Jan. 5, 6pm-12mid, except Christmas Eve (closes 10pm); closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Free.  
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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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    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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    Pound 4 Pound Pet Food Drive

    Every holiday season, Tomlinson’s Feed hosts Austin’s largest pet food drive in support of local animal rescues and shelters. It's easy to give: Every bag of pet food donated through Christmas Eve will be doubled by pet food suppliers, pound for pound. (Their goal this year is 160,000 pounds of pet food.) More of an internet shopper? Just donate online.
    Through Dec. 24  
    Austin-area Tomlinson's Feed stores
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    Stakeholder Meeting: RSMP & UWSCF Payment Structure

    The Watershed Protection Dept. leads a discussion on updating the payment structure for the Regional Stormwater Management Program and the Urban Watershed Structural Control Fund.
    Fri., Nov. 22, 9:30-11:30am  
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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 and Women's Swimming & Diving

    Texas Diving Invitational.
    Thu.-Sat., Nov. 21-23  
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    Volunteers Needed to Make a Difference During Tax Season

    United Way of Williamson County is looking for volunteers to help with free tax prep services in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Liberty Hill, and Taylor. Work includes tax prep, translating, and greeting. No prior experience necessary, as a free training is provided, complete with IRS certification.: The sites will be open from Jan. 28 through April 15. Bilingual folks are sorely needed. Email, call, or visit the website for more info.
    Nov. 22-Jan. 23  
    Apply online
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    Out of Town

    Walkway of Lights

    Get a jump on the holiday season with a stroll through 2 million sparkling lights in the park along the lake.
    Nov. 22-Jan. 1, 2020. Nightly, 6-10pm. Free.  
    Marble Falls
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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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