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    Rodeo Austin

    This annual family-friendly event offers something for everyone: Pro Rodeo action, live music, Austin’s largest carnival, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, a livestock show, and a variety of special attractions. The concert lineup spans a variety of genres, with an eclectic mix including Flo Rida, Sugar Ray, La Zenda Norteña, Tracy Lawrence, and many others.
    March 10-25. $10, adults; $5, children 12 and under.  
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    13th Annual Garden Party

    Celebrate with neighbors and friends of the Vortex with a day of art, planting, live music, and renewal of the Earth. You can bring a butterfly-friendly plant to add to the butterfly garden (or potters, soil, mulch, and compost), do butterfly-inspired artworks, and enjoy special garden-themed cocktails. Kids will love the Tiny Tails to You petting zoo.
    Sun., March 19, 2-5pm. Free.
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    Texas Roller Derby Wreck League

    Get off the sidelines and into the action with TXRD, who welcome intermediate to advanced skaters with the ability to stop and fall safely to skate with them in a special series. A public bout will be held April 30.
    Sundays, March 5-April 23, 6-8pm. $15/session; $80 for all eight.  
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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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    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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    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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    Buddhist Meditations for World Peace

    Resident teacher Noreen Flack will guide quiet morning meditation classes to explore Buddha’s advice for developing inner peace.
    Sundays, 11am. $12; $6 for seniors/students.
    Kadampa Meditation Center Austin, 1918 Bissel
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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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    Dallas Blooms

    The largest floral show in the Southwest features 500,000 spring blooms, plus azaleas and Japanese cherry trees.
    Feb. 25-April 16
    Dallas
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    We Are Blood teams up with Whataburger to reward blood and platelet donors with a voucher for a free burger.
    March 13-31  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

    Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in ZACH Theatre’s production of the Dr. Seuss classic.
    Feb. 24-April 23. Fri., Feb. 24, 7pm; Sat.-Sun., 2pm  
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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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    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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    Easter Bunny Photos at Barton Creek Square

    Find the Bunny Photo Experience in the mall near Cheesecake Factory to get pics with the Easter Bunny. Bring pets along Sun., March 19, 6-8pm, where the Austin Humane Society will get part of the proceeds and will bring adoptable kittens. Kids with special needs are welcome for a sensory-friendly experience Sun., March 26, 10-11:30am.
    Through April 8; book reservations online. Free, but registration encouraged.  
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    Eastside Pop Up Handcrafted + Vintage Market

    Support local artisans, makers, and vintage collectors and pick up something for yourself or a special someone at this curated market.
    Sun., March 19, noon-4pm. Free.  
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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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    Feels So Good Fest

    Four days of local, national, and world-renowned acts all on one stage, plus shopping from local vendors, food, and more! Complimentary drinks included, and all ages welcome. Benefits nonprofit Caritas of Austin.
    Thu.-Sun., March 16-19. $15-40.  
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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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    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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    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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    Free Tax Preparation

    Certified volunteers offer free tax prep from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, with service by appointment and walk-ins welcome at many sites. No age or income level restrictions, and no AARP membership required.
    Through April 18. Free.  
    Various locations
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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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    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Weekly trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul.
    Sundays, 7pm. Free.  
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    Grounded Yoga

    Start your Sunday with a restoration of body, mind, and soul. Mats, towels, and water provided.
    Sundays, 10am. Free, but RSVP.  
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    Habitat For Humanity Builds Homes & Hope

    Austin Habitat is seeking volunteers who are ready to learn how to build a house, have fun, and meet others.
    Ongoing. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    Pick Your Own Strawberries and Tulips

    Pick a basket of fresh strawberries or tulips, enjoy the farm animals and games, and don’t forget to try the homemade ice cream.
    Thu.-Tue., through mid-May
    Sweet Berry Farm, Marble Falls
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    Pluckers March Badness

    Pluckers is giving a special NCAA fan a $1,000 gift card during March Madness, aka March Badness, if they correctly guess the losing teams of the first 32 games. Beginning March 14, come down to your local Plucker Wing Bar and keep up with each game while chugging beer and cramming wings.
    Through April 1. Free.
    Austin-area Pluckers Wing Bar locations
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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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    Robot Mania

    Mechanical fun comes to the science museum with critter bots, a robotic hand, robotic marionettes, and more.
    March 11-19  
    Johnson City
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    Sacred Sound Sundays

    Nurture your mind and body with an immersive listening experience including group connections, breath work, gentle movement, and deep rest and relaxation. Bring blankets and cushions to maximize your coziness!
    Sun., Feb. 19, March 19 & April 9, 2pm. $35.  
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    Sherwood Forest Faire

    Come to be entertained, stay for the food, and return often to browse the artisan market.
    March 4-April 23. Sat.-Sun., 10am-dusk; and Fri., March 17  
    McDade
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    South by Southwest

    It's impossible to be bored during this fest that brings in musicians, films, tech experts, innovators, and much more from around the globe, but it can be intimidating because so much is going on. Check out our handy guides in the print issue and ongoing coverage online at austinchronicle.com/sxsw. Can't make it in person? An affordable online pass gets you access to tons of streaming and VOD content.
    March 10-19. $199-1,825.  
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    St. Edward's Baseball

    Vs. UT-Tyler.
    March 17-19. Fri., 1pm; Sat., noon (doubleheader); Sun., 1pm  
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    Suero Sunday

    A chill afternoon on the patio listening to obscure music from all over the world.
    Sun., March 19, 3-8pm. Free.  
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    Sunday Funday Leprechaun Ride

    Join Social Cycling Austin for a post-SXSW, post-St. Paddy's madness social ride visiting several parks to chase the rainbow and find a pot of gold. Decorate your bike and get decked out in leprechaun gear (or at least wear green).
    Sun., March 19, 10am-7pm  
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    Sunday Sunset Goat Yoga

    Jester King partners with Oak + Lotus Yoga to bring your weekend to a fun and calming close with JK's stable of goats.
    Sun., May 7, 6pm  
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    Texas State Baseball

    Vs. Southern Miss.
    March 17-19. Fri., 6pm; Sat., 2:30pm; Sun., 1pm  
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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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    The Creek Open Mic

    See comedians try out their newest material, and if you'd like to sign up, send your full name to [email protected].
    Sundays, 8pm. Free with RSVP; $5 at the door.  
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    UT Baseball

    Vs. New Orleans.
    March 17-19. Fri., 6:30pm; Sat., 2:30pm; Sun., 1pm  
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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