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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

    Cowabunga, dudes! Shock ATX presents a night of pizza, pints, prizes, and party-loving turtles to benefit Austin Wildlife Rescue. Sarah Wolf of Good Party ATX and Shannon Live of Bat City Comic Professionals host, and there'll be a special appearance from Tortellini the turtle and Austin Wildlife Rescue, "turtle eggs" filled with prizes, TMNT trivia for prizes, a sweet pre-show reel, and each ticket gets you a chance to win a virtual animal hangout with "Best of Austin" winner Tiny Tails to You. Plus, a portion of every Conan's Pizza sold goes to Austin Wildlife Rescue, and Richard's Rainwater provides refreshing agua. Bring a chair and sanitizer, and wear your mask.
    Fri., April 2, 8pm. $35-40.  
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      2021 Bowl for Kids

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is bringing glitz and glamour to their annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise funds to put 80 kids into a caring match with an adult mentor, and you can participate from home by donating, forming or joining a fundraising team, and via online activities including a "Golden Age of Hollywood" costume contest.
      Through April 23  
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      ¡VAMONOS! A Caminos Talk Show

      Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's Caminos program has created ¡VAMONOS!, an arts and variety show by teens for teens. Tune in via Facebook Live or Instagram TV.
      Every other Friday, 6pm  
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      Easter Egg Dye-o-Rama

      Free, hands-on Easter egg dyeing, scavenger hunts, self-paced tours, and lawn games with space to picnic in the shade. Supplies are provided, but visitors are welcome to bring their own boiled or blown eggs. While the eggs dry, visitors are invited indoors to see Neill-Cochran's "Hope for Spring" exhibit.
      Fri., April 2, noon-4pm. Free; suggested donation of $2 per egg.  
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      Out of Town

      "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

      The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
      Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
      Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
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      A Neighbor in Need A/C Giveaway

      Do you know of a homeowner in your area whose heating and air system no longer works? Someone that needs a new system but can’t afford it? Tell Del's Heating & Air Conditioning their story, and Del’s will provide one winner with a new HVAC system.
      Through April 15; winner chosen April 30  
      www.delsacservice.com
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      AHS Car Raffle

      You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
      Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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      Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

      Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
       
      Online
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      Civic Events

      City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

      Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
       
      Online
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      City of Austin Recovery Resources

      Looking for info on water distribution, code complaints, or anything related to fallout from the winter storm? Check the city's site for the most up-to-date information.
      Feb. 25-April 5  
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      Kids

      Club Latinitas

      Enrollment is open and ongoing for this free bilingual afterschool club for all girls age 9-14, which includes fun, educational activities with technology and media.
      Through May 21, 4-6pm  
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      Community Resilience Trust

      CRT is working with multiple groups and departments to address the crisis of care facing our unhoused community members. Surplus funds will be allocated to efforts focused on long-term care.
      Feb. 25-April 5  
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      Sports

      Concordia Softball

      Vs. Hardin-Simmons.
      Thu., April 1, 4 & 6pm; Fri., April 2, noon  
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      Connect2Texas

      The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
       
      Online
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      Out of Town

      Dallas Blooms

      The largest floral festival in the Southwest celebrates “America the Beautiful” with an explosion of: color over 66 acres on the shores of White Rock Lake.
      Feb. 20-April 11. $12-17.  
      Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas
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      Dogwood Festival

      Nothing says spring like the blooming of the dogwood trees in East Texas, and the season kicks off with a weekend of music, arts, and food in downtown.
      Sat., March 20-Sun., April 4  
      Palestine
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      Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

      Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
      Ongoing  
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      Federal Disaster Assistance

      Homeowners and renters who suffered damage due to the winter storm may apply for assistance from FEMA. If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible; if insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be eligible for federal assistance.: Take photos and keep receipts for related expenses, and apply online or call 800/621-3362.
      Feb. 25-April 5  
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      Foundation Communities Emergency Assistance Fund

      It will take some time to fully recover from the recent storm. You can help by contributing to Foundation Communities' fund providing direct relief for food, water, rent, medical assistance, and more.
      Feb. 25-April 5  
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      Out of Town

      Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen

      Six hand-painted soundstage backdrops are on exhibit alongside artwork from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. The backdrops, on loan from Texas Performing Arts at UT-Austin, were created for MGM’s 1968 papal drama, The Shoes of the Fisherman, starring Anthony Quinn. These six replicas of Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were nearly discarded before being rescued in 2017.
      Through April 4. $10-20; free on Thursdays, 4-6pm, and first Sundays, noon-5pm.  
      McNay Museum, San Antonio
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      Civic Events

      I-35 Virtual Public Scoping Meeting

      Review design materials for the Texas Department of Transportation's proposed I-35 Capital Express Central Project and provide feedback to TxDOT by April 9. The project proposes to add two non-tolled lanes in each direction along I-35 from U.S. 290 E. to Hwy. 71/Ben White Blvd.
      March-11-April 9  
      Online
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      Out of Town

      Llano River Chuck Wagon Cookoff

      Take a trip back to the Old West when cooks mastered the art of the Dutch oven on the back of a chuck wagon.
      Fri.-Sat., April 2-3. $20 meal ticket.  
      Badu Park, Llano
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      Oyster Season

      It was a brave soul who ate the first oyster, and now the bivalve mollusks are on the dinner table. This is the time to get the freshest oysters as fishermen come into the Rockport/Fulton Harbor around 4-5pm. The annual Fulton Oyster Festival has been canceled for this year, but there are still plenty of oysters available at local markets and restaurants.
      Through April 30  
      Rockport/Fulton
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      Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

      Have you wanted to learn blacksmithing, crochet, leatherwork, sewing, candlemaking, or cheesemaking? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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      Project Connect Virtual Open House

      The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
      Online
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      Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations

      The winter storm put a damper on blood drives, and now supplies need to be replenished. Donors, especially type O, are encouraged to find a Red Cross drive to visit in the coming days and weeks.
      Feb. 23-April 5  
      Citywide
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      RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

      The RENT Assistance Program application portal is now open, and provides $25 million of direct support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the eligibility details and apply online, or call 512/488-1397.
       
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      Sports

      Southwestern University Men's Lacrosse

      Vs. Centenary (La.). No spectators allowed; watch online.
      Fri., April 2, 7pm  
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      St. Edward's University Softball

      Spectators are encouraged to watch online, but may bring a chair and sit outside the permanent seating area. Vs. St. Mary's.
      Fri., April 2, noon, 2pm  
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      Out of Town

      Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

      Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
      Any day, anytime  
      Online
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      Sports

      Texas Stars

      Vs. Iowa Wild.
      Fri.-Sat., April 2-3, 7pm  
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      Texas State Baseball

      Vs. UT-Arlington.
      Thu.-Fri., April 1-2, 6pm; Sat., April 3, 1pm  
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      Texas State Softball

      Vs. Coastal Carolina. Thu., April 1, 5 & 7pm; Fri., April 2, noon. Vs. Texas A&M. Tue., April 6, 6pm  
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      The RealReal Opens in Austin

      The RealReal Austin features women's and men's ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, sneakers, accessories; fine jewelry and watches; and home goods and art. Shoppers can find thousands of unique items curated for the Austin consumer and tons more online that can be virtually shopped in-store. They also offer consignment, cleaning, repairs, and alterations. For a limited time, get a $100 shopping credit for selling at TRR and an upcycled mask while supplies last.
      Now open; Mon.-Sat. 10am-7pm; Sunday noon-6pm
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      Out of Town

      Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

      Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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      University of Texas Softball

      Vs. Texas Tech.
      Thu.-Fri., April 1-2, 6pm; Sat., April 3, 1pm  
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      University of Texas Women's Tennis

      Vs. Houston.
      Fri., April 2, 3pm  
      Texas Tennis Center, 2100 Comal
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      Urban Legends Tournament

      Featuring the axe-throwing skills games of Around the Galaxy, Random Draw Yahtzee, and a double elimination tournament featuring No Bleed Hatchet rules. Registration covers all three events and participation is capped at 32 people.
      Fri., April 2, 7pm  
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      Vehicle Registration Deadline Approaches

      The grace period for vehicle registration renewal and title applications will soon end, and missing the deadline can result in costly fines. If you've postponed these activities due to the pandemic, now is the time to act: Get your vehicle inspected and renew online at Texas.gov, or bring your DMV renewal form, passing inspection, insurance card, and payment to H-E-B, Fiesta Mart, or AAA. Title applications require appointments to be made at the Travis County Tax Office, and they fill up fast, so don't wait!
      Deadline: April 15  
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      Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

      Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
      Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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      Wilco Free Tax Prep

      United Way of Williamson County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is offering free drop-off/pickup tax preparation service by appointment only. IRS-certified tax preparers will provide assistance to households earning $57,000 or less annually and to older adults of all income levels, and services are available in English and Spanish.
      Feb. 10-April 15  
      1205 Round Rock Ave. #106, Round Rock
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      YWCA Warmline

      Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
      Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
      Via phone: 512/548-9922
    Ongoing

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