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  • CannaRock 2021

    The CannaRock 2021 event aims to celebrate the local cannabis industry and the advances they have made over the past two years! They offer an educational experience in a fun atmosphere that is true to the Austin vibe. Come hang with them, link up with your favorite local CBD and lifestyle companies, enjoy live entertainment and great food this summer in ATX.
    Sun. June 20, 12pm-5pm  
    Come & Take It Live
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    Stop Asian Hate Rally & Vigil

    Stand in solidarity with Austin's Asian American Pacific Islander community against anti-Asian racism and violence. Organized by a coalition of Central Texas grassroots organizers and the Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs (APAPA) Austin chapter, the event begins with remarks from local speakers, followed by a vigil.
    Sat., April 17, 4pm. Free (registration required).  
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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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      A Kind Cookout

      Join the Kind Clinic crew to celebrate the opening of their Koenig location with a good ol' cookout. Bring the family and friends and they’ll bring the fun and food with a whole lotta love mixed in. All you have to do is pull up, pull in, then pull out.
      Sat., April 17, 11am-2pm. Free.  
      Kind Clinic, 101 W. Koenig
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      APH Vaccine Scheduling Expanded

      Austin Public Health reports that they've reached "a place of equilibrium between the supply and demand for vaccinations," and have expanded appointment scheduling opportunities for Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Anyone age 18 and up is eligible, and preregistration is required before scheduling. Call 311 or APH if you have any problems with the online process.
      Sat., April 17, 7pm-Tue., April 20, 7am  
      Online
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      Austin FC Inaugural Match Watch Party

      In the shadow of Q2 Stadium, Austin Anthem, Circle Brewing Co., Waterloo Sparkling Water, and Huckleberry are thrilled to present the watch party that we've been waiting years for: the inaugural match for Major League Soccer in Austin. Expect lots of songs, chanting, and cheering from the supporters who helped make the Austin FC team a reality; $3 Austin Anthem Ale cans (yeah, they have their own beer); a limited-edition glass, plus three beer tokens for $20; free Waterloo sparkling water; a special match day food menu from Huckleberry; and activities for all ages. This will be a family-friendly event. Game starts at 4:30, and early birds get the worms! Peligrosa provides live music at 7:30 to celebrate what's hopefully the team's first win.
      Sat., April 17  
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      Backyard Chickens

      Do you know the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red? Find out and get all the details on starting your own coop at this beak-to-tail workshop, with options for online or on-site learning.
      Online: second Saturdays, 10am-noon; on-site: third Saturdays, 10am-2pm. $40, on-site; $30, online.  
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      Barbie Pop-Up Truck

      Barbie fans and Nineties-lovers, this one’s for you: The Barbie Pop-Up Truck is heading to the Domain for the first time for one day only to bring exclusive retro-inspired merchandise and treats as part of its U.S. tour to celebrate the iconic brand’s 60-year heritage. Pieces range from $12-75 and include items such as a collectible Polaroid camera, denim jacket, or cassette tape wallet.
      Sat., April 17, 10am-7pm  
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      Birthday Party for the Wolves

      Calling all party animals! Join St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary to celebrate their pack at the annual Birthday Party for the Wolves. There will be keeper chats featuring enrichment activities for the animals, a silent auction, food trucks, local vendors, kids' activities, and live music. It's gonna be a BIG party!
      Sat., April 17, 10am-5pm. $12; children 5 and under, free.  
      6731 Pavlock Rd., Navasota
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      Camp Gladiator Free Live Workouts

      Ahead of their Summer Countdown Challenge that begins April 19, Camp Gladiator is offering a full day of live virtual workouts, with 40+ options to tune in to throughout the morning and early afternoon. Once you've had a taste on "Super Saturday," sign up for the challenge at CampGladiator.com.
      6:30am-2:30pm  
      Virtual
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      Free Document Shredding

      Got a stack of sensitive documents to purge, but want it done securely? Frost Bank invites residents to drive through to have documents shredded, with service provided by Shred-It. They'll also have treats!
      Thu., May 6, 11am-2pm  
      North Austin Financial Center, 111 E. Anderson
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      Trash Talks with Polly Mermaid

      A series isn't just for kids, we reckon, when it comes from Glass Half Full and Indigo Rael and tackles global environmental problems with puppetry, humor, and optimism. In three colorful and clever videos, Rael (as Polly, a plastic mermaid) and her friend Basurana (a frog made from plastic trash, puppeted by Caroline Reck) explore sustainable solutions to our current waste systems and single-use plastic. Episode three, May 1; and all videos available on YouTube through May 9.
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      "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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      Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop

      It's never too late to learn ballet. This six-week course starts at the very beginning, and is geared toward adults but open to teens age 15 and up.
      Tuesdays at 2pm or Saturdays at noon, beginning April 13 & 17. $130.  
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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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      All-Ages Virtual Storytime

      Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
      Tuesdays & Saturdays, 10:30am  
      Virtual
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      Anhalt Western Roundup

      Everyone’s welcome to join in the classic country festival in the historic dance hall surrounded by food and craft vendors.
      Fri.-Sun., April 16-18. $22-70.  
      Spring Branch
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      Austin Blacks vs. Austin Huns Rugby

      Sat., April 17, 2pm  
      4107 Nixon Ln.
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      Austin FC

      Austin FC's first home game isn't until June, but you can see their inaugural match vs. Los Angeles FC broadcast on Fox. And to get decked out for the watch party, purchase jerseys and such from the Verde Van, the team's mobile merch shop, which'll be touring around town this week; get details at VerdeVan.com.
      Sat., April 17, 5pm  
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      Austin Gilgronis

      Vs. Rugby ATL.
      Sat., April 17, 7pm  
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      Baby Bloomers

      A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners. Capacity limited to allow for social distancing.
      Saturdays, 9-11am  
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      Big Squeeze 2021 Conjunto Semifinals From Home

      The 15th annual Big Squeeze returns with an all-virtual program including the Conjunto Semi-Finals showcase, finalist announcements, and a performance by Conteño! Join virtually on Texas Folklife’s Facebook.
      Sat., April 17, 3-5pm. Free.  
      Facebook Live
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      Breastfeeding Support Group

      Baylor Scott & White Round Rock offers a virtual space to discuss nursing and child development with a certified lactation consultant.
      Third Saturdays, 11am. Free.  
      Zoom
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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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      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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      Concordia Men's Tennis

      Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor.
      Sat., April 17, 3pm  
      Lakeway
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      Concordia Softball

      Vs. Sul Ross State.
      Fri., April 16, 5 & 7pm; Sat., April 17, noon  
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      Concordia Women's Tennis

      Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor.
      Sat., April 17, 3pm  
      Lakeway
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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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      Crawfish Open

      It’s mudbug season, and there will be plenty to sample along with an arts & crafts show, music, and other fun activities.
      Fri.-Sat., April 16-17  
      Llano
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      Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

      We Are Blood is partnering again with Texas favorite Whataburger to give all blood donors a voucher for a free burger while supplies last. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call.
      Through April 18  
      We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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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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      KidsFest

      At this community resource fair, sign up for HeadStart and AISD pre-K; receive free food, PPE, books, and resources; and attend the mobile health clinic, all in a safe drive-though format.
      Sat., April 17, 10am-1pm  
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      KidsFest on the Move

      Join Child Inc., Austin Voices for Education & Youth, and the Northeast ECHS family of schools for this drive-through community fair. Expect entertainment, music, and free giveaways, including books, food distribution, and health services.
      Sat., April 17, 10am-1pm. Free.  
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      Leatherworking: The Basics

      Get hands-on working with leather from start to finish, and go away with your own project and a valuable skill you can use for years to create bags, belts, and more.
      Third Saturdays, 10am-2:30pm. $100.  
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      Living History Outpost

      The National Museum of the Pacific War presents the Living History Outpost series, featuring 25-minute interactive presentations with stories and artifacts on a new topic each week, ranging from Navy fighter planes to women in uniform. The Memorial Courtyard setting allows for plenty of fresh air and space for social distancing.
      Sat., April 17 & 24, 10am-2pm. Free.  
      National Museum of the Pacific War, Memorial Courtyard, 311 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg
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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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      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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      Saturday Yoga

      A revitalizing vinyasa to reset your mind, body, and soul. Reservation includes access to Austin Proper's state-of-the-art gym and spa showers until 1pm. Yoga mats, towels, Richard’s Rainwater, and fresh juice will be provided.
      Sat., April 24, 10am. $25.  
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      Scarborough Renaissance Festival

      Lords and ladies with proper face coverings and social distancing return to the days of merry olde England for jousts, turkey legs, and merriment.
      Weekends, April 10-May 30, and Mon., May 31  
      Waxahachie
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      Sherwood Forest Faire

      After shifting to a virtual faire last year, the Renaissance faire is back, live and in person, with over 170 artisans and 150 performances each day. Special add-ons include a Hawk Walk with a falconer and a "dream weaving" journey and drinks with King Ddrwg. Each day offers an abundance of medieval treats and activities for the whole family, and camping is available as well. Get all the details and buy tickets online.
      Open weekends through May 23 and Fri., April 23, 10am-dusk  
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      Songs Under the Stars: Tameca Jones

      Austin’s reigning Queen of Soul sparkles under the stars in this outdoor concert viewed from socially distanced pods or cabanas. This one's sure to sell out, so act now!
      Thu.-Fri., April 15-16, 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., April 17-18, 2:30 & 7:30pm. $70 for a two-person pod.  
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      Southwestern University Men's Soccer

      Vs. St. Thomas (Texas). No spectators allowed; watch online.
      Sat., April 17, 3:30pm  
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      Southwestern University Softball

      No spectators allowed; watch online. Vs. Trinity.
      Sat., April 17, 2 & 4pm; Sun., April 18, 1pm  
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      Spring Tractor Pull and Handcrafted Market

      Shop for one-of-a-kind items made by local artisans and thrill at the roar of the tractor competition.
      Sat., April 17  
      Boerne
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      Spring Transplant Sale

      Get a head start on your spring garden with organic starter plants, bring a picnic, and explore the 200 acres of vegetables. Plants can also be ordered online and picked up at a farmers’ market near you.
      Saturdays through April 24, 9am-1pm  
      Garfield Farm & Greenhouses, Garfield
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      Star Weaving Workshop

      One Million Stars Texas is part of the global project One Billion Stars. This project is an invitation to the community to have conversations about issues of violence in our communities and weave stars together. Get materials list and a tutorial online, and the stars weaved will be installed in Austin libraries this fall.
      Sat., April 17, 2pm. Free, but RSVP.  
      Virtual
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      Stop Asian Hate Rally & Vigil

      Stand with Asians across the country in solidarity to condemn anti-Asian racism in all forms. This event is organized by a team of grassroots organizers in Austin and San Antonio, with the Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs Austin chapter.
      Sat., April 17, 4pm  
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      Super Stash Bash

      Start your 4/20 celebration a tad early with Independence Brewing's release of brand-new brew Super Stash, complemented by live soul, surf, and reggae music all day and delectable brisket and tacos from Margie'z.
      Sat., April 17, noon-12mid. Free to $20.  
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      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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      Texas Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup

      Join hundreds of volunteers as they take a walk on the beach for a good cause. Reservations required.
      Sat., April 17  
      Coastwide
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      Texas Homebuyer Fair

      Are you ready to buy your first home, or thinking about it? Tune in for info on budgets, credit, and mortgages; a down payment assistance panel; Q&As with industry experts; and more.
      Sat., April 17, 10:30am-2pm. Free (registration required).  
      Online
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      Special Screenings

      The Office Murder Mystery Parody

      It's the last week to catch Paramount's The Office-themed interactive, immersive show. Starting at the State Theatre, participants will walk short distances to find clues to solve the mystery of the Scranton Strangler.
      Through April 25  
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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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      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 Baseball

      Vs. Abilene Christian.
      Fri., April 16, 6:30pm; Sat., April 17, 2:30pm; Sun., April 18, 1pm  
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      Unlearning Circle

      Undoing White Supremacy Austin's next discussion is titled "Homelessness and the Racialization of Space" and will cover upcoming ballot measure Proposition B.
      Sat., April 17, 10am  
      Online
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      Virtual Day at the Capitol

      Austin's Asian Chamber invites you to a virtual meet and greet with Texas lawmakers who serve on issues that affect the Asian community and Asian businesses. Email any questions for the Q&A prior to the event.
      Sat., April 17, 2-4pm  
      Virtual
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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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      Virtual San Jacinto Symposium

      The annual Battle of San Jacinto Symposium is the preeminent conference on the Texas Revolution era, promoting public awareness and scholarship on the Mexican national era in Texas (1821-1835), the Texas Revolution (1835-1836), the Battle of San Jacinto (1836), and the Republic of Texas (1836-1845). These pivotal years mark the transition from Spanish and Mexican sovereignty to independent Texas and annexation to the United States.
      Sat., April 17, 9am-12:30pm. $25.  
      Online
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      Wildflower Celebration

      The wildflowers are a little sparse this year due to the February winter storm, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be lots to see and do at the farm.
      April 3-18  
      Fredericksburg
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      YBP Bike and Part Sales

      Yellow Bike Project's used parts inventory and refurbished bikes are available for purchase. Reservations required.
      Saturdays, noon-6pm  
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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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