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    Chinese New Year Celebration at Xiang Yun Temple

    The festivities begin on Friday with a vegetarian potluck dinner and other activities to close out the year. On Saturday, there will be a special morning chanting service and food offerings to the Buddha to welcome the new year, and Sunday closes out the celebration with cultural performances and a vegetarian food fair.
    Fri.-Sun., Jan. 24-26. Free.  
    Xiang Yun Temple, 6720 Capitol of TX Hwy. N.
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      AMF Presents: The NEXT 2020

      Austin Music Foundation's annual showcase and fundraiser features performances by bands in the AMF Artist Development Program this year, including Calliope Musicals, Dayeater, Sydney Wright, Kydd Jones, Ray Prim, Jai Malano, and William Harries Graham.
      Fri., Jan. 24, 7-11pm. $25 GA; $100 VIP.  
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      Barbecue Cookoff and Festival

      Some of the biggest names in Texas barbecue compete head to head for the grand prize while the bands play on to raise money for scholarships.
      Fri.-Sat., Jan. 24-25
      San Antonio
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      BossBabes’ Fourth Annual State of the Uterus

      It’s a party for progress with Chulita Vinyl Club, DJs Pos Guau and Eye Q, an activism pop-up market, speeches from local organizers, and period-kit packing (for distribution to Austin’s homeless and displaced communities). Bold lewks encouraged.
      Fri., Jan. 24, 6pm-12mid. $10 with RSVP.  
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      Building Bridges Community Dialogue

      María Medina Milner with the League of Women Voters Austin will discuss the Census, why it matters, and LWV's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs.
      Fri., Jan. 24, 9am
      NAACP Branch, 1709 E. 12th
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      Chinese New Year Festival

      Reilly Elementary School celebrates the Year of the Rat with dance performances, food, and fun for the whole family, including Chinese zodiac balloon animals, calligraphy activities, and more.
      Fri., Jan. 24, 4:30-7:15pm. Free.  
      Reilly Elementary School, 405 Denson
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      Community Feedback on Safety & Mobility Projects

      Review and provide feedback for the draft 2020 Mobility Annual Plan, which includes sidewalks, safe routes to school, bikeways, urban trails, intersection safety, Vision Zero improvements, and more. Funded by the 2016 Mobility Bond, the final 2020 MAP is expected to be released in early March.
      Provide feedback through Feb. 2, 2020  
      Online
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      Farmers’ Market

      Producer-only market offers locally sourced meat, breads, wine, cheeses, and more.
      Jan. 3-31. Fridays. Free.
      Kerrville
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      Ladies and Gentlemen: Start Your Art Cars

      The Orange Show for Visionary Art is now accepting applications for mobile masterpieces for the 33rd Houston Art Car Parade (April 18).
      Deadline: Feb. 15
      Houston
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      Marketing Essentials

      Learn the five best ways to market your small business. Class counts toward the Business Skills Certification.
      Fri., Jan. 24, 9am-4pm. $35.  
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      Rainey Shared Streets Pilot

      This Austin Transportation and Austin Police pilot program will test the temporary closure of Rainey Street to motor vehicle traffic Thursdays-Saturdays, 9pm-2:30am, in the model of the long-running Sixth Street shutdowns. The pilot period runs through March 8, 2020.
      Rainey Street
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      Singles Night Out

      Food, live music, and mingling sponsored by Austin dating app Swoovy, which connects users through volunteer opportunities.
      Fri., Jan. 24, 7-10pm. $15.
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      Texas Stars

      Vs. Chicago Wolves.
      Fri.-Sat., Jan. 24-25, 7pm  
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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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      Transgender Health: Complex Medical Case Studies

      Central Texas providers share case studies on providing culturally competent medical care for trans and nonbinary patients. Medical providers are the target audience, but med students and novices are also welcome.
      Registration open! Event: Thu., Feb. 20, 6pm  
      Dell Pediatric Research Institute, 1400 Barbara Jordan Blvd
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      UT Brainstorms

      Dr. Michael Mauk leads a presentation on “The Student Brain: A Conversation About the Neuroscience Behind Effective Studying."
      Fri., Jan. 24, 7-8:30pm. Free, but RSVP.  
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      UT Women's Tennis

      ITA Kick-off Weekend: Vs. Iowa: Fri., Jan. 24, 11am. Vs. LSU or Texas Tech: Sat., Jan. 25, 2pm  
      Texas Tennis Center, 2100 Comal
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      We Are Blood: ThunderCloud Subs

      Donate at any one of We Are Blood’s three donor centers or at any mobile blood drive to receive a voucher for a ThunderCloud small sub sandwich.
      Jan. 16-31  
      Austin-area We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives

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