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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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    Selena Tribute Party (1997)

    Celebrate what would've been iconic singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez's 50th birthday with a screening of the 1997 biopic, plus a special Extragrams drag performance, Selena trivia, a costume contest, and silent disco. Conan's Pizza will be on hand slingin' pies, and Margie'z Place will offer crispy tacos, menudo, and more. And of course, Independence will be pouring tasty brews. BYO chair and mask!
    Fri., April 23, 7pm  
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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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      Civic Events

      Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting

      The ICRC discusses the selection of the remaining commissioner. The 14-member commission will redraw Austin's 10 City Council district boundaries for the first time since voters adopted the 10-1 system of single-member Council districts in 2012. Revisit our News feature, "So You Want to Redistrict Austin?" (Sept. 18, 2020) to read more about the process – and what's at stake – with redrawing our City Council districts.
      Fri., April 23, 2:30pm  
      Videoconference
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      Lights Out for Wildlife

      Several major migratory flyways pass through Texas. Every spring and fall, millions of birds pass through the state. Many birds fly at night, but can become disoriented by bright lights. Texans can help solve this problem by turning off non-essential lights late at night during the peak of migratory season.
      Through May 7, 11pm-6am  
      Statewide
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      May 1 Special Election Early Voting

      Cast your ballot anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Vote Aquí" sign. Read the latest on local races on our Elections Page; need help making up your mind? Check out our endorsements and get to the polls!
      Citywide
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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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      1836 Chuck Wagon Races

      No other Western event is quite like this event with wagon races, roping competitions, barrel races, Dutch oven demonstrations, herd dog shows, and more.
      Fri.-Sun., April 23-25. $15 day pass.  
      Palestine
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      AISD Earth Week

      Austin ISD encourages students to celebrate Earth Day all week and share their activities on social media with the hashtag #AISDgreen. Their website has inspiration and an Earth Day Bingo card to print and complete throughout the week.
      April 19-23  
      Online
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      Austin Smiles 24th Annual Shoot for a Smile

      A benefit for Austin Smiles Plastic Surgery foundation, a nonprofit prividing care for children born with cleft lip and palate, the event includes four-man shooting teams on a 50-target course, a raffle, BBQ luncheon, silent auction, and shooting games. BYO gun and glasses, but earplugs are provided.
      Fri., April 23, 10am-5pm. $50.  
      Hog Heaven Sporting Club, 24905 RR 12, Dripping Springs
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      Authentic Relating

      This session’s theme is about you and your relationship with anger. Intimacy coach Major Tom will lead you through experimental exercises designed to tap into what makes you tick, why you tick the way you do, and healthy, positive ways to fully feel your emotion and handle it in stride.
      Fri., April 23, 7pm. Sliding scale donation (starting at $10).  
      Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
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      Bike Community Workshop

      Get help with your bike and/or learn bike mechanic moves on Yellow Bike Project. No skills are required. Imperfection is the new perfection!
      Fridays, 6-10pm  
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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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      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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      Sports

      Concordia Baseball

      Vs. Howard Payne. Fri., April 23, 7pm; Sat., April 24, 1 & 4pm. Vs. Southwestern. Tue., April 27, 4 & 7pm  
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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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      Donate Blood, Get Free Wings

      Winner winner, chicken dinner! We Are Blood partners with Pluckers Wing Bar to give all blood donors a voucher for a dine-in five-piece plate at all participating Pluckers in Austin, Round Rock & Cedar Park (while supplies last, dine-in only). Appointments required; call or schedule online.
      Through April 25  
      We Are Blood donor centers and 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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      It’s Strawberry Time

      The berries are ripe for the picking! Check the website for the latest updates. Enjoy additional farm activities on weekends; closed Wednesdays.
      Through May. Mon.-Tue., 8:30am-5:30pm, Thu.-Sat., 8:30am-5:30pm, Sun., 1-5pm  
      Sweet Berry Farm, Burnet
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      La Mujer 2021

      Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents a multidisciplinary festival inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who is considered the first feminist of the Americas.
      April 21-24  
      Virtual
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      Arts & Culture

      La Mujer: A Celebration of Womxn

      The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center 10th annual celebration of Latinx womxn in the arts is a multi-disciplinary digital festival spanning several days. The lineup includes Grammy nominee Gina Chavez, a Cine Las America film screening, panel discussions, and more. See here for a complete schedule.
      Wed.-Sat., April 21-24, 7pm. Free.  
      Online
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      Luna Market

      Enjoy the nearly full pink moon in historic downtown Elgin. The market showcases local women artisans and makers, local food, and entertainment, with a little bit of theatre and whimsy.
      Fri., April 23, 6-9pm. Free.  
      Earthen Metals, 202 E. First St. Elgin
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      Maravilla at the Domain Jazz Spring Fling

      Enjoy an afternoon of jazz music and appetizers on the patio and the lovely garden filled with colorful blooms. RSVP by phone or email.
      Fri., April 23, 4-6pm. Free.  
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      Maudie's Margarita Run Benefiting the Trail Foundation

      Back for the 18th year, Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run brings two of Austin’s favorites together: running and margaritas! You can complete your 5K anytime through May 31, and a drive-through packet pickup party will be held on June 4, including yummy Maudie's chips & dips and margaritas. Each dollar raised benefits the Trail Foundation.
      Run through May 31; party, June 4  
      Virtual
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      No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

      Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
      April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
      Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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      On the Fence About Prop B?

      Join an open dialogue about Proposition B and how it will impact Austin's unhoused neighbors. Proposition B is a citizen-initiated ballot measure on the May 1 special election ballot that, if passed, would reinstate the local public camping ban.
      Fri., April 23, 6-7:30pm  
      Online
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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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      SOLD OUT: Disney Through the Decades

      As part of the "Songs Under the Stars" concert series, this family-friendly sing-along led by an all-star cast celebrates Disney magic with hits from Frozen, Moana, The Little Mermaid, and more. Socially distanced pods for 2-6 and premium cabanas for 6 are available.
      April 22-May 2. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $70 for a 2-person pod.  
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      Sports

      Southwestern University Baseball

      Vs. Austin College. No spectators allowed; watch online.
      Fri., April 23, 6pm; Sat., April 24, 1 & 4pm  
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      Southwestern University Women's Lacrosse

      No spectators allowed; watch online.
      Vs. Hendrix. Fri., April 23, 5pm. Vs. Dallas. Sun., April 25, 1pm  
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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. Angelo State. Fri., April 23, 1 & 3pm; Sat., April 24, noon. Vs. Lubbock Christian. Tue., April 27, 2:30pm  
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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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      Sports

      Texas State Baseball

      Vs. Arkansas State.
      Fri., April 23, 6pm; Sat., April 24, 2:30pm; Sun., April 25, noon  
    • Film

      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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      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. Kansas.
      Fri., April 23, 6pm; Sat., April 24, 4pm; Sun., April 25, noon  
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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 Volunteer Week Trash Pickup

      Austin Parks Foundation encourages Austinites to show the Earth some love by spending an hour picking up trash in their local park or greenspace, and downloading the iNaturalist app to identify native and invasive plant species.
      April 19-23  
      Citywide
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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
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      Zilker Train Unveiling

      Get a first look at the Zilker train's fresh new look and name.
      Fri., April 23  
      Instagram Live
    Ongoing

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