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    Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

    Austin's flagship running event culminates with a finish line festival featuring live music and a beer garden. This year's 5K benefits the Paramount Theatre.
    Sun., Feb. 16, 7:30am-2:30pm. $109, Austin Marathon; $89, Austin Half Marathon; $39 5K.  
    Downtown
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      Barbara Jordan Exhibition

      The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation displays an interactive exhibit of the politician, policymaker, and activist's life.
      Through Feb. 22. Free.
      Texas Capitol Rotunda, 1100 Congress
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      Dance

      Ballet Austin: Restless Hearts

      Experience two romantic ballets by big-name choreographers, set to music sure to make your heart beat faster: The dazzling Rubies, featuring Igor Stravinsky's dynamic score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, followed by a knockout performance of Kip Winger's Ghosts.
      Feb. 14-16. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $63 and up.  
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      "I Love Idiomas So Much" Multicultural Festival

      BOCCA and Think Bilingual Austin present this free family event that celebrates a love for languages and appreciation for cultural diversity. Enjoy live performances and discover the many language learning and cultural heritage programs in the community.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 1-4pm. Free.  
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      Austin Distance Challenge

      This is a series of local running events, kicking off with the CASA Superhero Run on Sun., Sept. 15, and ending with the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon on Sun., Feb. 16. The races increase in distance as the series progresses so it's an ideal training opportunity. Other races in the series include: Run for Water (Nov. 3), Decker Challenge (Dec. 15), and 3M Half Marathon (Jan. 19, 2020).
      CASA Superhero Run: Sun., Sept. 15, 7am (see website for other races). $75.  
      Various locations
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      Austin Justice Coalition Art & Essay Contest

      A contest for young men of color grades 3-12 in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Winners from each division will receive a $75 award and an award-winning book of their choice. Also looking for community members to participate as volunteer judges; find details and apply online.
      Feb. 13-April 1  
      Apply online
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      Austin RV Expo

      Shop local dealers, catch a seminar or two, and score big when you buy brand-new equipment.
      Thu.-Sun., Feb 13-16. Adults, $10; ages 7-12 & seniors (60+), $6; ages 6 & under, free.
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      Out of Town

      “The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust” Traveling Exhibit

      Part of the Texas Liberator Project, a collaboration between the Texas Holocaust Genocide Commission and Texas Tech University, this free exhibit features the oral histories of 21 Texan liberators of the Nazi concentration camps along with powerful photography, providing historical context for the Holocaust and World War II.
      Feb. 10-March 25. Free.  
      George H.W. Bush Gallery, The National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg
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      Bat City Artisans: Love Hangover Market

      Recover from V-Day debauchery (physical and emotional) with vendors slinging myriad goods, vegan brunch specials from Baton Creole, a Bloody Mary bar, live portrait drawings, palm readings, and R&B jams.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 2-8pm. Free.  
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      Civic Events

      Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Check

      Learn how to properly install car seats and other passenger safety tips. Register online or by phone.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 10am. Free.  
      Walmart, 11923 U.S. Hwy. 290, Manor
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      Out of Town

      Cult Classic Convention

      Join other fans of horror and cult classics for a weekend of experiencing art, props, collectibles, and celebrity guests.
      Fri.-Sun., Feb. 14-16. $15-20.  
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      Civic Events

      Democratic Candidate Forum

      Join Kyle/Buda-Area Democrats in hearing from candidates running for federal, state, and local offices.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 2-5pm. Free.
      Plum Creek Golf Course Pavillion, 4301 Benner Rd. Kyle
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      Don't Mess With Texas Art Contest

      The Don't Mess With Texas® Art Contest is officially open! Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar, with the top 14 designs featured. Each winner will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet, a Buc-ee's gift basket, their artwork framed and returned, and the opportunity to share the work on websites and social media. Teachers representing student winners will receive a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card. Submissions must be postmarked by April 24.
      Feb. 12-April 24. Free.  
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      Free Galentine's Acroyoga Class

      Empowered Acro instructors will lead a beginner-friendly acro class, and participants will work together in small groups to practice basing, flying, and spotting each other in fundamental poses. BYO yoga mat.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 10:30-11:30am. Free.  
      Athleta, 4001-A N. Lamar
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      Free Girl Scout Cookies With Blood Donation

      Donate at one of We Are Blood’s three donor centers between Feb. 10 and Feb. 16 to get a free box of Girl Scout cookies.
      Feb. 10-16  
      We Are Blood Donor Centers
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      Geeks of Color Expo

      GCX is Austin's newest convention with an emphasis on creativity from Black and brown people of geek culture. There will be a Nerf Battle Arena, nerdcore hip-hop, film, exhibits, workshops, and tons more. VIP tickets include a Valentine's Day dinner and comedy show.
      Fri.-Sun., Feb. 14-16. $12.50-145.  
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      Kids

      HappiFamli Summer Camp Fair

      Learn about and sign up for all kinds of summer programs all over the Austin area and beyond. There's a variety of camps from art to sports, science to horses, sleep-away to day camps, and more. There's something for every kid, ages 4-18.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 1-4pm. Free (RSVP required).  
      Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson
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      Kids

      Introductory Hip-Hop

      Open to ages 7-12 with no or little hip-hop dance experience.
      Sundays, 2:15-3pm. Through Feb. 23. $110 for six weeks.  
      Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third
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      It's My Park Day Spring 2020 Volunteer Registration

      Register online for Austin Parks Foundation's biggest citywide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (Sat., March 7).
      Volunteer registration opens: Thu., Feb. 6. Registration required.  
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      Out of Town

      Mardi Gras! Galveston

      Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration hosts 25 concerts, 23 parades, and numerous parties over two weeks.
      Feb. 14-25
      Galveston
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      Kids

      Out of this World

      An improv show made just for kids!
      Through March 8. Sundays, 11am-noon. $5.  
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      Over the Lege Podcast, Live!

      The No. 1, and some say only, political comedy satire show based solely on the Texas Legislature returns with a podcast!
      Fri.-Sun., Feb. 14-16, 8pm. $10.
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      PolkaWorks’ 10th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser

      A fun-filled event featuring storytelling, tasty food and drink, music, and a live auction to raise funds for upcoming productions that celebrate Texas cultural stories and traditions.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 4-7pm. Adults, $20; children, free.
      10621 Pioneer Farms Dr.
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      Radio Coffee & Flea

      The Austin Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin's most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles, and so much more.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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      Kids

      SaulPaul's Alien Adventure

      An alien comes to Earth and makes an unexpected friend in this inspiring show featuring a wealth of sights, sounds, and dance moves.
      Feb. 8-16, Sat.-Sun., 11am; Feb. 22-March 1, Sat.-Sun., 11am & 1pm. $10-15.
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      Take Me Home Fundraiser

      Live music and live auction, all to raise funds for nonprofit Take Me Home, which pulls dogs from local rural shelters and transports them to where there is a shortage of adoptable dogs.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 6-9pm. $20 suggested donation.  
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      Civic Events

      Texas Justice Tour: Williamson/Travis Edition

      Meet Democratic candidates for state and local judicial offices, including the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Complimentary craft beer and food will be served.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 5:30-7:30pm. Free (registration required).  
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      Sports

      Texas State Baseball

      Vs. Stony Brook: Feb. 14-16. Fri., 6pm; Sat., 2 & 6pm (double-header); Sun., noon  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      The Blanton Museum: Valentine's Weekend Special

      Get in the mood for art on Valentine’s weekend and celebrate with your loved one by getting them into the museum for free. Yes, it's a buy-one-get-one-free deal for true romantics – and Ed Ruscha's "Drum Skins" show is on display right now, and there's that Ellsworth Kelly Austin edifice of polychromatic wonder, and – oh, you know by now, right? That this is an excellent idea for a date? Recommended!
      Feb. 14-16
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      Community

      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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      Out of Town

      Twelfth Night

      The Overtime Theater company presents a contemporary and “metatheatrical” version of Shakespeare’s comedy.
      Feb. 14-March 7, 8pm; extra shows Feb. 23 & March 1
      San Antonio
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      V-Day Weekend Speed Dating

      Mingle with singles (ages 39-50) over three-minute speed dates.
      Sun., Feb. 16, 4-6pm. $35.  
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      Sports

      Vino Vinyasa at Fall Creek Vineyards Driftwood

      Vinyasa-based yoga plus fun wine facts learned through creative yoga poses. Each hourlong educational class ends with a tasting of Fall Creek's wines. BYO mat!
      Sun., Feb. 16, 11:30am-1pm. $25.  

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