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  • BookSpring Fest: A Read Aloud Celebration

    Join BookSpring for an enchanting celebration of reading at BookSpring Fest: A Read Aloud Celebration! Enjoy inspiring stories read aloud from pillars of the community, carnival games, a petting zoo, face painters, balloon makers, books, and refreshments (ALL FREE).
    Sat. May 4, 12pm-6pm  
    BookSpring
  • 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
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    PBR Velocity Tour

    See all the Professional Bull Riders action at the Cedar Park Chute Out. All 45 riders will get on one bull in the first round Friday, and the top 30 will proceed to round two Saturday, which is followed by the championship round of 15.
    Feb. 17-18. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 7pm  
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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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      Arena Weapon Arts Beginner Sword Practice

      Learn about steel fencing and stickfighting with historical weapons, using modern sport science.
      Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
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      ATX Walk Bike Roll Feedback Needed

      The city is seeking feedback on its plans guiding how urban trails, sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes are built.
      Through March 20
      Online
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      Austin Ice Bats

      Vs. Texas Brahmas.
      Feb. 17-19. Fri., 1pm; Sat., 7pm; Sun., 4:45pm  
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      Austin Outlaws Fundraiser

      The local women's tackle football team is gearing up for the spring season and holding a fundraiser selling some snuggly hoodies. Show your support for the team by ordering one in advance of the season opener April 22.
      Through Feb. 25  
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      Cinderella

      This enchanting musical fairy tale will put a spell on audiences of all ages. In partnership with Deaf Austin Theatre and performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella showcases favorite tunes and plenty of stage magic.
      Through March 5  
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      Cistern Experiential Tours

      Take a 30-minute tour of the former underground drinking water reservoir built in 1926 and experience the cavern’s calming space and unusual architecture.
      Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm. $10.
      Houston
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      College Student Commission Meeting

      This commission discusses sustainability, disability justice, mental health, and other issues faced by college students. See agenda for more details.
      Fri., Feb. 17, 4pm  
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      Concordia Baseball

      Vs. Pomona-Pitzer.
      Feb. 17-18. Fri., 6pm; Sat., noon (doubleheader)  
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      Concordia Softball

      Doubleheader vs. University of St. Thomas (Houston).
      Fri., Feb. 17, 4pm  
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      Disney’s Aladdin

      Here's the hit musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning animated film. This North American tour is one of six replica productions around the world, joining those currently running on Broadway, in Tokyo, the Netherlands, Mexico City, and Germany.
      Through Feb. 19. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 6:30pm. $45.  
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      Donate Blood, Get Free Girl Scout Cookies

      Kick off cookie season and do some good by donating blood or platelets and getting a sweet reward of Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, and other faves.
      Throughout February. Free.  
      We Are Blood donation centers
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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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      Emergency Preparedness Calendar Contest

      The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will feature student artwork in the 2024 Emergency Preparedness Calendar. Central Texas students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to create art to be considered for the calendar, which will be distributed at libraries and available for download online.
      Deadline: March 31. Winners announced in April
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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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      Field Order 15: And Other Broken Promises

      Carver Museum ATX presents an exhibit examining the paradox of American exceptionalism and the call for reparations, with film, sculpture, and two-dimensional work from 11 artists who were asked to consider what is required for America to atone for the continued denial of full citizenship to Black people, and what repair would feel like in the body.
      On view throughout Black History Month. Free.  
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      Fitness Classes With Stronger Austin

      Stronger Austin offers a variety of virtual fitness classes from chair yoga to kickboxing to Zumba, with something bound to fit in everyone's schedule. All you need to do is register and RSVP online!
      January to May. Free.  
      Virtual
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      Fix-It Clinic Coaches Needed

      Are you handy with a hammer? Skilled with a sewing machine? Educated about electronics? The city seeks folks with repair skills to become coaches for its Fix-It clinics; the next one is Feb. 25.
      Ongoing  
      Apply online
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      Kids

      Flood Safety Contest

      Kids in sixth through 12th grade are invited to create a 30-second PSA about flood safety, with winners to be announced in individual, foreign language, and team categories.
      Deadline: March 31. Winners announced April 7
      Apply online
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      Folktales Book Club

      The club will discuss Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality by Tomiko Brown Nagin in the Carver Classroom. Email Peggy Terry at folktaleslitsociety@hotmail.com if you're interested in participating in the club, which meets on the third Friday of each month to discuss literature from Black authors.
      Fri., Feb. 17, 6pm  
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      Fresh for Less Mobile Markets

      This program from the city of Austin, run by Farmshare Austin, has opened new market locations. There are now six weekly markets around town that sell Texas-grown produce, eggs, honey, and other groceries all at reduced prices. Most major cards are accepted at these markets and if you are a SNAP customer, you can also use your Lone Star card and Double Up Food Bucks. Locations and schedules are subject to change, so check the current info online to find one near you.
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      Girl's Weekend

      Navasota Theatre Alliance puts on a farcical play about four women who travel to a cabin to trade stories and talk about book club, lubricated by plenty of wine.
      Fri.-Sun., Feb. 17-March 5  
      Navasota
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      Mardi Gras! Galveston

      Catch one of the more than 25 parades on the Strand and Seawall, a masked ball, or concert, and take home lots of beads.
      Feb. 10-21  
      Galveston
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      Night Golf

      A nighttime shotgun-style nine-hole round made more fun and challenging with glow-in-the-dark balls.
      Thu.-Sat., 6-9:30pm. $20.  
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      OutYouth Drop-Ins

      OutYouth offers drop-ins all February long for LGBTQ folks in three different age groups: pre-teens ages 9-12; teens ages 13-17; and young adults ages 18-25. Find dates, intake forms, and activity schedules online.
      Ongoing
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      Out of Town

      Quanah Parker Exhibit: One Man, Two Worlds

      Using 46 rare photographs, this exhibit tells the story of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker as the mother and son made their way through a changing world.
      Jan. 14-April 15
      Temple
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      Rock Art Rendezvous

      Tickets have gone on sale for the annual camping and rock art tours at White Shaman Preserve sponsored by the Witte Museum.
      Fri.-Sat., Feb. 17-18. $150.
      Comstock
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      St. Edward's Baseball

      Vs. West Texas A&M University.
      Feb. 17-19. Fri. & Sun., 1pm; Sat., noon (doubleheader)  
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      St. Edward's Softball

      Vs. Texas Woman's University.
      Feb. 17-18. Fri., 1pm (doubleheader); Sat., noon  
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      Texas State Baseball

      Vs. Northwestern.
      Feb.17-19. Fri., 6pm; Sat., 2:30pm, Sun., noon  
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      Texas State Parks Photo Contest

      Capture your adventures at Texas State Parks. Explore a new trail, discover a cool critter, or catch an awesome sunset, then submit your pics or tag them on social media (#TexasStateParks and #TexasParks100) to win parks passes or H-E-B gift cards.
      Deadline: Nov. 27  
      Submit online
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      Texas State Softball

      I-35 Tourney vs. Lamar, South Dakota State, and New Mexico State.
      Feb. 16-19  
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      Trade Days

      More than 350 vendors in barns and open fields sell everything from collectibles to tools to edibles.
      Fri.-Sun., Feb. 17-19. $5.
      Fredericksburg
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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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      UT Softball

      Texas Classic.
      Fri.-Sun., Feb. 17-19  
    Ongoing
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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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