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    UPDATED: MLK Community Festival and Food Drive

    The Austin Area Heritage Council's celebration has now shifted to a virtual format due to COVID-19 concerns. Tune in online at 11am to hear a motivational speech: by Richard A. Coaxum, pastor of St. Mary’s Baptist Church, and a performance by Blue Vinyl Crates. Donations and volunteers for Central Texas Food Bank in honor of MLK are still welcome.
    Mon., Jan. 17, 11am  
    Virtual
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      "Rosé Nyland" Honoring Betty White & Benefiting APA

      House Wine offers a couple of rosé specials in honor of their favorite Golden Girl and her love for animals, with $5 from each going directly to Austin Pets Alive!
      Mon., Jan. 17, 3pm-12mid  
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      Austin Spurs

      Vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
      Mon., Jan. 17, 5pm  
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      CANCELED: NeighborWoods Tree Adoption Event

      TreeFolks joins the Bowie Band Gives Back Project for an MLK Day of Service event wherein 200 free trees will be distributed, and collection bins will be set out to gather donation items such as diapers, pet supplies, canned food, and more for local orgs.
      Mon., Jan. 17, 9am-noon  
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      Cirque Italia

      Fun for the whole family at this gorgeous, magical dream adventure under the big top with performers from all over the world.
      Jan. 6-17. $10-50.  
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      Donate Blood, Get a Free Sub

      We Are Blood partners with ThunderCloud Subs to reward blood and platelet donors with a voucher for a free small sub sandwich while supplies last. Schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
      Through Jan. 31  
      We Are Blood donor centers
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      The Betty White Challenge

      In honor of what would've been animal advocate Betty White's 100th birthday, Austin Humane Society brings out some adorable adoptable animals and welcomes donations. Donors get cookies, bubbly, and a yellow rose while supplies last.
      Mon., Jan. 17, 2-5pm  
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      United Way MLK Day of Service

      Join United Way's tradition of gathering in service and learning to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The org offers several ways to learn, give, advocate, and volunteer, including the "I Am Brave" book drive, registering people to vote, and taking a reflective self-guided walking tour around the area created to segregate Black Austinites in the Twenties.
      Mon., Jan. 17  
      Citywide
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      We Are Blood Franklin BBQ Raffle

      To celebrate National Blood Donor Month, We Are Blood partnered with Franklin BBQ to reward 20 lucky donors with a special dinner for two including Franklin's famous brisket, ribs, sides, desserts, and more. Donate by Jan. 17 to enter the raffle, which will be held Jan. 20. Make appointments online or call 512/206-1266.
      Through Jan. 17  
      We Are Blood donor centers
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      Out of Town

      "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

      Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
      Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
      Museum Fine Arts, Houston
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      "Les Diners de Gala" by Salvador Dalí

      The Spanish surrealist painter illustrated the cookbook Gala’s Dinners in 1973 that included 136 recipes by French chefs. This traveling exhibit features 12 lithographs that were released in conjunction with the book and are some of his most unique experimental prints.
      Jan. 15-March 27. Free.  
      Noël Art Museum, San Angelo
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      Ballet Austin Online Fitness Classes

      Choose from a variety of movement classes offered via livestream.
      Ongoing and June 21-July 29  
      Online
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      Forts & Foes

      New players are always welcome at this friendly Dungeons & Dragons sesh.
      Mondays, 7-10pm. Free.  
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      Grant Program for Music Industry

      The city of Austin Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant. The fund provides one-time, unrestricted $2,000 grants to local professional musicians, independent promoters, music composers, and music industry workers facing hardships due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Applications due Jan. 28, 5pm  
      Apply online
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      Civic Events

      January 2022 Special Election Early Voting

      Cast your vote for Austin’s next District 4 City Council member. Make a plan to get to the polls and find a polling site here or by calling 512/238-VOTE (8683).
      Through Jan. 21  
      Anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Aquí" sign
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      MLK Grande Parade

      One of the largest multicultural events in the country honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with floats and marching bands.
      Mon., Jan. 17, 10am-noon. Free.  
      Houston
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      Music Open Mic

      Bring your acoustic and showcase your best original songs or old classics.
      Mondays, 8-10pm  
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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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      Qi Gong/Tai Chi for Beginners

      A rejuvenating workout including breathwork, physical exercise, and meditation.
      Mon., Jan. 17, 2:30pm. $22.  
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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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      Truluck's Dine-In Special

      This posh seafood house's special Valentine's Menu includes Maine lobster ravioli made with a butter poached tail, handmade lobster ravioli, artichokes, mushrooms, and spinach with smoked pecorino cream and tomato confit. If you really wanna splurge, citizen, add on a thick slice of strawberry chococlate cake for dessert.
      Feb. 11-14. $89.
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      Virtual Fitness Classes

      Stronger Austin has a full slate of free virtual classes all week long, from cardio & strength to Zumba, so you can always fit some fitness in your schedule.
      Ongoing. Free.  
      Online
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      Voter Registration for March Primary

      If you plan on voting in the March 1 primary, be sure you're registered by the deadline. Check your status online or call 512/463-5650.
      Deadline: Jan. 31  
      Online
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      YBP Volunteer Workshop

      Volunteer to work on refurbishing bikes for Yellow Bike Project's donation stream and learn bike mechanic skills for your knowledge base or for your “Earn-a-Bike” checklist. Check the reservation schedule for available times.
      Second & fourth Tuesdays and every other Monday, 6-9pm  
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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
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