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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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    Civil Rights ATX: Combating Hate Violence in the AAPI Community

    The city’s Office of Civil Rights Office partners with the Austin Police Department for a virtual event series focusing on hate crimes and hate bias towards the Asian American Pacific Island community and the ways the city is seeking to combat discrimination in Austin.
    Thu., Sept. 16, 6-8pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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      ¡Viva México!

      This annual event showcases visual art, dance, and musical performances that explore Mexico’s history through cultural art traditions, and this year starts early with a virtual event on Thursday before the weekend's sold-out live event.
      Thu., Sept. 16, 5pm  
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      Clear the Shelters

      Now's a great time to add to your fur family! Local shelters are waiving adoption fees for a limited time as part of the "Clear the Shelters" initiative, and have several upcoming adoption events. Check out pet profiles and find your next buddy at austinpetsalive.org or austintexas.gov/department/adopt-pet.
      Through Sept. 19
      Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop; Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez
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      Negroni Week

      Enjoy a classic cocktail for a cause during this week, when bartenders all over town whip up negronis and proceeds go to a variety of charity partners. Just to name a few participating venues: Irene's and Central Standard collect for the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation, Little Nicky's and Il Brutto raise funds for the Southern Smoke Foundation ... there are too many to list! Get details on participating venues and charity partners online.
      Through Sept. 19  
      Various locations
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      "Get Paid to Talk" Webinar

      Looking for supplemental income, or maybe a whole new career in voice work? This live interactive web class will give you a realistic, behind-the-scenes introduction to today's voiceover field.
      Thu., Sept. 16, 6:30pm. $15-30.  
      Online
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      Anime Drawing Class

      Got a youngster who loves anime? In this class, the instructor will prepare a drawing then break down the steps and techniques so students can learn to draw their own. Email info@indigoplay.com with your child's name and age to sign up; recommended for ages 7-10.
      Thursdays, 5:30pm  
      Indigo Play, 13530 Research #102
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      Austin FC Pub Club

      If you can't be at the game, the next best thing is watching it at one of Austin FC's bar partners. Check out the list to find one near you.
      Ongoing  
      Various locations
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      Austin Fire Youth Explorers

      City of Austin Fire Department is recruiting youth ages 14-20 to join Exploring, Boy Scouts of America's character and career development program for youth. The AFD Explorer Post #370 teaches youth about careers in fire rescue and helps them sharpen leadership skills.
      Deadline: Oct. 1. Free.  
      Apply online
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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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      BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

      Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
      Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
      Online
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      Buda Plein Air Festival

      Live music, art, and activities for kids abound at this three-day celebration.
      Sept. 16-18. Free.  
      Downtown Buda
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      Cedar Park Scavenger Hunt

      Cedar Park Parks & Rec presents a scavenger hunt you do at your own pace at each of its 10 lovely parks. Find the QR code, solve the clue, and take a photo to submit for a chance to win prizes.
      Through Sept. 30  
      Various locations
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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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      CommUnityCare Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Rosewood/Zaragosa

      Open to anyone 12 years of age and older for CommUnityCare patients and non-patients (persons 12 to 17 years of age must have parent or guardian present). No appointment is necessary.
      Open: Mon.-Fri., 7am-3pm. Free (no appointment required).  
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      Disaster Preparedness Art Contest

      September is National Preparedness Month, so what better time to create art about preparing for emergencies? The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is putting together a calendar that will feature elementary schoolchildren's artwork that's focused on the topic of disaster preparedness. Get out the art supplies and submit by Oct. 1.
      Deadline: Oct. 1  
      Submit online
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      Escape the Box

      Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
      Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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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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      GrapeFest

      The days of wine, music, food, and more return to the Metroplex at one of the largest festivals in Texas focused on enology.
      Thu.-Sun., Sept. 16-19  
      Grapevine
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      Homeschool Afternoon

      Reading aloud is a great way to develop literacy, so the Austin Public Library presents a virtual storytime to read high-interest chapter books, with a special welcome for home-schooled kiddos.
      Thursdays, 2pm  
      Online
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      HummerBird Celebration

      Ruby-throated hummingbirds are the stars of the show, but there will be self-guided tours, boat tours, lectures, and maps to see the resident and migrating fowl on the coast.
      Thu.-Sat., Sept. 16-19  
      Rockport
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      Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting (Tentative)

      If the ICRC does not adopt the preliminary map of Austin’s new City Council districts at its Sept. 15 meeting, then it will meet today to continue the discussion and adopt the changes to the map.
      Thu., Sept. 16, 6pm  
      Permitting and Development Center, 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr.
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      Karaoke With Campbell & Jim

      Warm up those pipes and get ready to sing your heart out.
      Thu., Sept. 16, 10pm. Free.  
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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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      LEEF MUDstacle & Family Fun Run

      The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation enriches educational opportunities in Leander ISD, and participating in their fun run is a way to contribute and get some exercise. LEEF will provide a playlist and an electronic race packet with an obstacle course for registrants, and you can even meet Ringo the Ringtail, the official mascot of the Texas Stars, at Thursday or Friday packet pickup. Get all the deets when you sign up.
      Packet pickup: Thu.-Sat., Sept. 16-18. $25.  
      Virtual
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      Left Side Vintage Market

      Check out cool vintage goods, get specials on food and drinks, and hear tunes from DJs.
      Thursdays, 7pm-12mid  
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      Museum of Ice Cream

      Experience the joy of ice cream at this imaginative and immersive museum filled with installations and fun for kids and adults.
      Aug. 21-Sept. 30; open daily except Tuesdays, 10am-8pm. $39.  
      11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128 (at the Domain)
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      NFL at the Cavalier

      The Cavalier is your fave non-sports bar to watch sports. There's plenty of TVs, it's dog-friendly, parking is free, and there's $5 frozens and burgs during the game.
      Thursdays & Sundays. Free.  
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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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      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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      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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      Sundown Soundsets

      A rooftop series of meditative movement and sounds overlooking downtown Austin at nightfall, with yoga and a sound bath, followed by DJ sets. Yoga mats, towels, and Richard's Rainwater will be provided.
      Every other Thursday starting July 10, 8pm. $30.  
      Lamar Union Plaza, 1100 S. Lamar
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      Support Group for Military Women

      Join in on Zoom for free support for women who are currently active duty or veterans. Call or email to register.
      Tuesdays, 10-11am; Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Texas State Women's Soccer

      Vs. Coastal Carolina. Tue., Sept. 16, 7pm. Vs. Georgia State (Alumni Weekend). Sun., Sept. 19, noon  
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      Texas State Women's Soccer

      Vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Sun., Sept. 12, 1pm. Vs. Coastal Carolina. Tue., Sept. 16, 7pm  
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      The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

      This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
      Through Nov. 28
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      Tipsy Tarot

      Enjoy a complimentary tarot session with your cocktail in and underground amaro bar. Make a reservation between 8pm and midnight by texting Milonga at 512/886-1920. When you arrive, tell your server or bartender to add you to the list for a tarot session, and Carly will visit your table for a special reading and write you a personalized takeaway message.
      Thu., Sept. 16, 8pm. Free.  
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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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      Trivia With Get It Gals

      "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
      Various locations
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      University of Texas Soccer

      Vs. Oregon. Thu., Sept. 9, 7pm. Vs. UT-RGV. Sun., Sept. 12, 3pm. Vs. Samford. Thu., Sept. 16, 7pm  
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      University of Texas Soccer

      Vs. Samford. Thu., Sept. 16, 7pm. Vs.SIUE. Sun., Sept. 19, 1pm  
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      Virtual APL Book Clubs

      Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
      Ongoing  
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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 Days at ACR

      Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
      Tuesdays & Thursdays  
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      YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

      A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
      English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
      Online
    Ongoing

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