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  • The Amazing Acro-Cats: Keep It Weird in Austin!

    The Acro-Cats tour supports Rock Cats Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Rock Cats Rescue is focused on saving cats "One Click at a Time" through cat welfare, rescue, and adoption. The Acro-Cats show promotes the importance of bonding and training cats with positive reinforcement, while also finding homes for rescued cats.
    Apr. 24-May 5  
    Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Earth Day Jubilee with The Trail Conservancy

    Join The Trail Conservancy on the Butler Hike and Bike Trail for the 2nd Annual Earth Day Jubilee celebration! Enjoy live music by Mr. Will, Motenko, and Brother Thunder, eco-friendly activities, a market by Austin Flea, and fun for the whole family.
    Sat. Apr. 20, 10am-2pm  
    Butler Park
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    Central Texas Food Bank Donation Drop-Off

    Before you stop in for a tasty brew or some free live music this week, check your pantry or swing by the grocery to collect a donation to add to Meanwhile's food drive. Peruse the list for acceptable donations.
    Through Jan. 8  
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    Holiday Tree Recycling

    For city of Austin curbside customers, recycling a holiday tree is as easy as setting it at the curb by 5:30am on the regularly scheduled compost collection day. Trees that are 6 feet or taller must be cut in half. Everyone is welcome to drop off their trees at Zilker on one of three collection days: Sat., Dec. 31; Sat., Jan. 7; or Sun., Jan. 8, 10am-2pm. Volunteers are also needed for those days, if you're still in the giving spirit! Trees collected at Zilker will be turned into mulch and available for free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan. 12, 9am. Get more deets online.
    Dec. 26-Jan. 8
    Curbside or at Zilker Park Polo Fields, 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd.
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    Sunday Funday

    After elections are over, where do all those political signs go? They could become raw material to build things instead of heading to the landfill. Join this activity to "de-sign," explore, invent, and create with old signs made into a blank canvas.
    Sun., Jan. 8, 11am-2pm. Free with admission; kids under 12, free.  
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    "Tangible/Nothing"

    In the first reinstallation of the collection galleries since it opened in 2019, Ruby City will present an exhibit of artwork from the Linda Pace collection by national and international artists.
    Through July 30, 2023  
    Ruby City, San Antonio
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    "Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946"

    This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
    Sept. 19, 2022-May 15, 2023. Free.
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    Austin Home & Garden Show

    Shop for home-related products and services, visit stunning and inspiring displays, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned pros. New this year, learn about garden design from experts at Zilker Botanical Gardens.
    Jan. 6-8. Fri., noon-8pm; Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. $8.
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    Barton Creek Farmers Market

    A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
    Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)
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    Battle of Galveston Walking Tour

    Join Civil War historian Ed Cotham for a walking tour of downtown as he shares the history of the land and sea battle that raged on Jan. 1, 1863. Reservations required.
    Sat.-Sun., Jan. 7-8. $30.
    Galveston
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    Cistern Illuminated

    The latest art installation fills the former drinking water reservoir with colored lights. Timed tickets required.
    Through Jan. 8. $10.
    Houston
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    Community Hours at Thinkery

    Thinkery provides admission by donation as part of its Open Door Initiative, created to give every child a chance to explore STEAM concepts and develop a lifelong love of learning, regardless of means.
    Sundays, 3-5pm; Tuesdays, 3-7pm  
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    Drawing & Painting Classes for Kids

    Calling all mini Monets! Registration is now open for afterschool and weekend art classes with professional artist and educator Amanda Jones, teaching students ages 8-18. Professional illustrator Carly Dennis also offers a special weekly class for younger artists.
    Ongoing. $122.50-160 monthly.  
    607 W. St Johns #10
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    Drop In & Create

    The Contemporary brings out special art activities so the whole family can dig into the art, ideas, and materials seen in the exhibits.
    Sun., Jan. 8, 1-3pm  
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    Dungeons & Dragons Night

    Pinballz offers themed rooms, tavern music, an interactive drink menu, and more to help immerse you in the campaign experience.
    Sundays, 6pm-close  
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    FCC Broadband Map Challenge

    Travis County and the city of Austin are asking for the public’s help to review, verify, and improve the new National Broadband Map created by the Federal Communications Commission. Hop online, pop in your address, and make sure the info is correct to help make the most accurate map possible.
    Through Jan. 13
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    Field of Light Hosting Silent Disco

    Listen to curated playlists as you peruse the stunning display of 28,000 lights at the wildflower center. While supplies last, 100 complimentary headsets will be available.
    Through March 31. Fri.-Sun., 6-8:30pm. $41 and up.
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    Fortlandia

    The Wildflower Center's annual exhibition of explorable secret hideouts designed by local artists will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature.
    Through Jan. 29
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    Governor's Community Achievement Awards

    The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969, with the Texas Department of Transportation providing landscaping award funding since 1985. This year, ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscaping awards from TxDOT, with the amount based on population size. The funds are used for landscaping projects along state rights of way. Applications are now being accepted.
    Through Feb. 16. Free.
    Statewide
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    Ground Zero 360 Remembrance Exhibit

    More than 70 artists, painters, and sculptors contributed to this powerful exhibit remembering the terrorist attack on 9/11 including photographs taken from the streets of New York City.
    Sept. 12, 2022-Jan. 31, 2023
    Houston
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    Ice Rodeo by Four Seasons

    The luxury hotel offers an ice skating rink overlooking Lady Bird Lake, chic "cabins" to gather in and enjoy s'mores or a glass of vino, and stunning holiday art installations and decor.
    Through Jan. 8. $35/hour to skate; $300 and up for cabins.  
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    January Classes at Pioneer Farms

    Start the year learning a new old skill at the historic farm. They've got basic blacksmithing and leatherworking classes all month and you can learn to craft your own custom belt or a knife made from a railroad spike.
    Ongoing  
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    Kids' Art Camps at Art Garage

    Kids can choose from a variety of themed daylong art camps.
    Ongoing. $85.  
    Art Garage, 11190 Circle Dr. #202-4
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    Lightscape

    A 1-mile trail winds through the San Antonio Botanical Gardens decorated with dazzling illuminated displays, plus holiday food and drink opportunities.
    Through Jan. 8, 5:30-9pm. Closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 2-5
    San Antonio
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    Mycology Happy Hour

    Join the Central Texas Mycological Society for tarot, a mushroom-forward plant-based menu, and learning about how to get involved with the group. You can preorder a tarot deck made by Joe Buckley that includes the state mushroom and pick up free a recycled mushroom grow block at the event; just RSVP so they know how many to bring.
    Sun., Jan. 8, 4-7pm. Free.  
    ATX Food Co., 517 S. Lamar #1
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    Other People: A Dating Experience/Comedy Show

    Put your name in a bucket to go on a blind date in front of a live audience, then get dating advice from comedians who have no business giving out advice!
    Sundays, 6pm. $10.  
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    Puerto Rican Cultural Center Classes & Call for Dancers

    The PRCC is seeking dancers for upcoming events and will hold auditions Jan. 9 & 16; contact for an appointment. Not a dancer? The center opens Jan. 7 with a full slate of music and dance classes. They'll be teaching parrandas (holiday songs) and new dances in advance of the big Octavitas/Reyes celebration Jan. 22.
    Ongoing
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    Sunday Morning Meditations

    A quiet morning meditation to explore Buddha's advice for developing peace. All are welcome!
    Sun., Jan. 8, 10am. $12; $6 for seniors/students.  
    Kadampa Meditation Center Austin, 1918 Bissel Ln.
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    Texas Star Mushroom Walk

    Meet the Central Texas Mycological Society at the oak garden for a walk to seek out the state mushroom and others. Mushroom expert Joe Buckley created a tarot deck featuring 78 fab fungi and is on a tour from the Pacific Northwest to find all the varieties. Meet Buckley and preorder a tarot deck to pick up at the walk, and join in after Sunday's event for a happy hour for even more mushroom fun.
    Sat., Jan. 7, noon-2pm; Sun., Jan. 8, 2-4pm. $6 for garden entrance fee.  
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    The Creek Open Mic

    See comedians try out their newest material, and if you'd like to sign up, send your full name to creekandcaveopenmic@gmail.com.
    Sundays, 8pm. Free with RSVP; $5 at the door.  
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    Trout Fishing on the Guadalupe River

    Camp Huaco Springs on the Guadalupe River is open to anglers wishing to try their luck catching their daily bag limit of 5 of the more than 20,000 rainbow trout stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department through late February. Anglers 17 years old and older will need a valid state fishing license.
    Through March 4  
    New Braunfels
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    USA Fit Pflugerville Resolution Race

    Kick-start 2023 with a walk or run, with either a family-friendly 5K or half marathon to start the year off on the right foot.
    Sun., Jan. 8, 7:30am. $90.  
    Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville
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    WIC Mobile Unit

    Resources and info about Austin Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program for qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.
    Check online for current schedule. Free.  
    Various locations

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