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  • Texas Book Festival

    Discover new stories with Texas Book Festival. This year's Fest is going hybrid featuring virtual sessions & in-person programming at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library. The event is free and open to the public. Register for your favorite sessions today! Find out more on their website.
    Oct. 23-31  
    Virtual/In-Person Hybrid Event
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    Justice for Daunte Wright

    Join BLM Austin to show solidarity with Brooklyn Center, Minn., where Daunte Wright was killed by police officer Kim Potter on April 11. There will be a march and speakers, including friends of Wright.
    Sat., April 24, 10am-noon  
    Alderbrook Pocket Park, 12444 Lamplight Village Ave.
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      Kids

      Art You!

      The Dougherty Arts Center and the Works in Progress program present a youth-led, arts-based networking event for teens. Hear from industry professionals, learn about different careers in the arts, and engage in hands-on activities, artist demonstrations, and more.
      Sat., April 24, noon-2pm. Free.  
      Virtual
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      ATX Hemp & Wellness Convention

      Get a higher education on hemp and all its many benefits at this pet-friendly convention. In addition to speakers, there'll be tons of vendors, CBD snacks, samples, raffles, and more!
      Sat., April 24, noon-7pm  
      Manchaca Springs Saloon, 737 FM 1626, Manchaca
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      Austin FC

      Catch Austin's new Major League Soccer team's second game, at Colorado Rapids, broadcast on KNVA. Or join the official watch party at 3ten, with pre-game live music starting at 5:30. Arrive early; it's first come, first served!
      Sat., April 24, 8pm  
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      Out of Town

      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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      Shop Small Saturdaze Featuring Dale Watson

      Shopping small made easy, with 20+ local vendors spread out over three acres with ample space for social distancing, and the bonus of live music from Dale Watson. This month the event also raises money for NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander AAIP) organizations.
      Sat., April 24, noon-5pm. $10.  
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      Theatre

      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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      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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      Acro Yoga for Beginners

      Stretch, strengthen, and cultivate balance in your body and friendships. Expect lots of flying, Acro games and an all-out good time with your pod of 3-5 pals.
      Sat., April 24, 3-5pm. $75 per pod.  
      Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
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      Kids

      All-Ages Virtual Storytime

      Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
      Saturdays, 10:30am  
      Virtual
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      Sports

      Austin Blacks Rugby

      Vs. Rugby HTX. Leashed dogs welcome!
      Sat., April 24, 2pm  
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      Austin Flea

      A market with local vendors, three food trucks, and tasty brews.
      Sat., April 24, 10am-5pm  
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      Austin Native Plant Sale

      Native Plant Society of Texas, Austin chapter, grows native plants that you will not find in typical retail garden centers, and they're ready for new homes! All proceeds from the sale support the mission of helping people learn about native plants by using them in their own landscapes.
      Sat., April 24, 10am-5pm  
      Heartwood Community Garden, 315 Heartwood Dr.
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      Austin Scavenger Hunt

      Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
      Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
      Online and at home
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      Kids

      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.
      Saturdays, 8-10am  
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      Kids

      Barnyard Buddies

      Meet animal friends at a special hands-on farm tour where a handler will introduce youngsters to chickens, horses, and donkeys.
      Saturdays, 10am  
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      Black History River Cruises

      Take a one-hour lesson in Black history in the Alamo City on the beautiful San Antonio River.
      Sun., April 11 & Sat., April 24. $25.  
      San Antonio
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      Butterfly Bonanza

      Plus bats and bees will be part of the hands-on experience for all ages as visitors explore the wonders of nature.
      Sat., April 24, 10am-4pm  
      Science Mill, Johnson City
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      Career Fair

      Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa hosts a career fair featuring full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions at the resort.
      Sat., April 24, 11am-4pm. Free.  
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      Sports

      Central Texas/Round Rock ISD AFSP Walk

      Out of the Darkness Campus Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's signature student fundraising series, designed to engage youth and young adults in the fight to prevent suicide, the second leading cause of death among people ages 15-24. This walk is done virtually anytime and features a drive-through event on the event day.
      Sat., April 24, 10am-1pm. Free.  
      Walk where you are; drive-through portion: Stony Point High School, 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock
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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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      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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      Concordia Men's Tennis

      Vs. St. Thomas (Texas).
      Sat., April 24, 1pm  
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      Concordia Women's Tennis

      Vs. St. Thomas (Texas).
      Sat., April 24, 1pm  
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      Cultivate App Launch Party

      Cultivate ATX celebrates Earth Day and the launch of their gardening app by giving away vegetable transplants and doing a food drive for Central Texas Food Bank.
      Sat., April 24, 9am-noon  
      1107 S. Eighth
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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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      Earth Day Round Rock

      Help clean up the creek, clean the park, and other activities! The first 400 attendees get a free commemorative T-shirt.
      Sat., April 24, 9am-noon  
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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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      Eyes on ICE: Truth & Accountability Forum

      Hear from members of ICE Fuera de Austin, Mujeres Luchadoras, and SA Stands as they expose the failures and abuses of DHS’s policies and practices, and learn more about the way forward.
      Sat., April 24  
      Online
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      HeartBeats Community Rhythm Workshops

      Led by Suzy Turner of Soulshine Rhythm Experience, a drum and rhythm facilitator trained in HealthRhythms, which has been shown to reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, and boost creativity and bonding. Family-friendly rhythm gym for ages 5 and up starts at 11am, and Joy of Drumming for ages 13+ starts at 12:30pm.
      Sat., April 24. $25.  
      TreeGarden, 638 Tillery
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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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      Jake Farr's Secret Chord

      Jake Farr and Jenny Reynolds share stories, songs, and an inside look at the creative process in a virtual listening room.
      Sat., April 24, 7pm. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Keep Austin Rooted

      Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
      Ongoing  
      Online
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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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      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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      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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      Midtown Cleanup

      Gather by the dumpster at the Northcross entrance of Austin Midtown to discuss what areas to clean up. Please bring trash bags, pickers/grabber tools, gloves, or any other supplies that you need.
      Sat., April 24, 8am-1pm  
      7744 Northcross
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      Out of Town

      Nao Santa Maria and 1877 Elissa Tour

      The replica of Columbus’ largest ship is visiting the Texas seaport from Spain. Online tickets can be purchased to tour either ship or both. This is a rare opportunity to see sailing ships of different eras side by side.
      Sat., April 24-Sun., May 2. $5-20.  
      Galveston
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      National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

      Residents can drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
      Sat., April 24, 10am-2pm. Free.
      Drop-off location: 10409 Burnet Rd. #150
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      Out of Town

      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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      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 about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? 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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      PPE Distribution Event

      Free hand sanitizer, masks, and educational materials about COVID-19.
      Sat., April 24, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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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.
      March 15-June 18  
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      Sad Stuffed Donkey Birthday Party

      Drum circles, vendors, live music, and craft beers to celebrate a certain stuffed donkey's birthday. Atlas Maior kicks off the music at 8pm featuring belly dancing by April Rose, and Thor & Friends start at 9:30.
      Sat., April 24, noon-12mid. Free-$20.  
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      Saturday Paint Night Live

      Local artist Luba Carlson leads a free painting class in her Facebook group on the theme "Her Majesty Spring."
      Sat., April 24, 7pm  
      Virtual
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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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      Out of Town

      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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      SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

      Because you like it local, because you like it good.
      Saturdays, 11am-5pm
      1511 S. Congress
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      Kids

      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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      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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      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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      Texas Caves Volksmarch

      A beautiful nature walk passing through five cave preserves surrounded by residential areas.
      Sat., April 24, 8am. $3.  
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      Texas State Baseball

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

      Vs. Georgia Southern. Sat., April 24, 1 & 3pm; Sun., April 25, 11am. Vs. Houston Baptist. Wed., April 28, 5pm.  
    • 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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      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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      Sports

      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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      Volunteer Appreciation Party

      Swoovy, an app that connects people with volunteer opportunities, is putting on a party to show appreciation for volunteers who benefit the community. Come on out to visit the nonprofit fair, play games, enter the raffle, and get 10% off drinks if you have the app.
      Sat., April 24, 11am-2pm. Free.  
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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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      Civic Events

      Zero Waste Block Leader Orientation

      Learn more about how you can help educate your neighbors about the city’s recycling and composting programs.
      Sat., April 24, 11am-noon. Free (registration required).  
      Online
    Ongoing

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