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  • UT Pre-College Showcase in Latin American Studies

    The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at UT Austin hosts a pre-college showcase. Free for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors accompanied by a parent or guardian. Lunch included. Registration required. Complete details available online. Jump-start your college journey!
    Sat. Jul. 20, 9am-3pm  
    Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd Floor
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    "Boundless" Town Hall & Film Screening (2023)

    Independent Lens, Texas Appleseed, and Austin PBS premiere the short film "Boundless," about the work of Texas Appleseed's director of criminal justice, Dr. Jennifer Carreon, followed by a panel discussion about reimagining the criminal legal justice system.
    Thu., Sept. 21, 5pm. Free.  
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    Texas Tribune Festival

    A multiday celebration of big, bold ideas about politics, public policy, and news – all taking place just steps away from the Texas Capitol. Speakers and panelists include political candidates and officeholders, journalists, and nonprofit leaders, from local officials to nationally known names.
    Thu.-Sat., Sept. 21-23. $269; student/educator/nonprofit discounts available.  
    Downtown Austin
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    Third Thursdays

    Get after-hours exhibit access, hear a fascinating artist talk from Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw about African American muralist and educator Dr. John Biggers, and enjoy live music from rock/soul musician Akina Adderley.
    Thu., Sept. 21, 5-7pm. $9-13.  
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    Writing on the Edge

    Join award-winning writers Reyna Grande, Celeste Bedford Walker, and Dick J. Reavis in conversation with moderator Steven L. Davis about the new exhibit "I Pray You Stay Alive: Writing on the Edge."
    Thu., Sept. 21, 7pm. Free.
    Wittliff Collections, San Marcos
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    A Night in 19th Century Austin

    Step back in time with local historians and artisans at a special evening with period costume encouraged.
    Thu., Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.  
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    AISD Board Regular Voting Meeting

    See agenda for details, and watch the broadcast on AISD.TV.
    Thu., Sept. 21, 6pm  
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    Applied Intelligence Live! Austin

    The convergence of three conferences, the AI Summit, Quantum Computing Summit, and IoT World, into one experience, spotlighting how emerging tech impacts businesses, individuals, and daily life.
    Wed.-Thu., Sept. 20-21
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    Out of Town

    Bastrop Music Festival

    It’s an eclectic mix of 40 musical acts on multiple stages with some free shows and lots of fun around downtown.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 21-24. $45-100.
    Bastrop
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    Beat the Heat

    With Central Texas experiencing extremely high temperatures, city leaders issued a reminder to be aware of Excessive Heat Watch and Excessive Heat Warning alerts from the National Weather Service. A warning means action should be taken immediately to avoid heat-related illness. The city began a pilot program in July at Republic Square with misting tents and cold bottled water, and always offers facilities like rec centers and libraries as cooling centers. In addition, city pool fees are waived Aug. 9-Sept. 30, except for Barton Springs. Visit the city's website for more information, and always check before you head to an outdoor event: For safety, organizers may cancel events that put people at risk due to the heat.
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    Buda Coworking Series

    Bring your laptop, pick a workspace, and join other folks in Downtown Buda who work remotely. Workshops on different themes are held at noon, including HR for small business, marketing knowledge, Quickbooks, and holiday activities.
    Third Thursdays through Dec. 21, 9am-5pm. Free.
    303 N. Main St., Buda
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    City Council Regular Meeting

    See agenda for details, and follow along or watch the recording on ATXN.
    Thu., Sept. 21, 10am  
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    Cooling Our Anger

    Learn about Buddha's advice for reducing frequency and intensity of anger, and even eradicating it from your life. All are welcome; drop in on any class.
    Sept. 21-Oct. 5. Thursdays, 7pm. $12.
    Austin Yoga, 1201 W. Sixth
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free T-Shirt

    We Are Blood wraps up September by offering rocking WAB T-shirts for blood and platelet donors.
    Sept. 15-30. Free.  
    We Are Blood donation centers and mobile drives
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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

    The masters of minutiae present trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Find them at watering holes all over town each week.
    Ongoing
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    Learn to Farm

    Farmshare Austin's Farmer Starter program is an immersive training program on a working, certified organic, diversified vegetable farm designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business. Get more info and apply online.
    Applications due Oct. 1
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    Learn to Read Tarot

    Learn about all the ins and outs of tarot, including the ideas and symbols, how to care for cards, mechanics of readings, and more, culminating in a showcase with readings for friends and family.
    Aug. 31-Oct. 26. Thursdays, 7-9pm. $325 for nine-week series; $50 for drop-in class.
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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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    Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

    Pumpkin Nights

    Venture along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover fantastical installations built using thousands of hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. The celebration continues with entertainment and games in the Village festival area.
    Sept. 21-Oct. 30. $14-26; kids 3 and under, free.  
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    Ride Bikes Thursday

    Join Ride Bikes Austin for a socially paced group ride starting and ending at Parque Zaragoza and visiting a different park each week. Meet at the basketball court for an 8pm departure on a 10- to 15-mile route.
    Thursdays, 7:30pm. Free.  
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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 Volleyball

    Vs. ULM.
    Thu.-Fri., Sept. 21-22, 6pm  
    Strahan Arena at the University Events Center, 106 Charles Austin Dr., San Marcos
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    The Lorax: Who Speaks for the Trees Now?

    Check out the family-friendly exhibit that looks at the shared interest in environmentalism of Dr. Seuss and Lady Bird Johnson, with original artwork from The Lorax and an exploration of why it was donated to the LBJ Museum.
    Through Sept. 24. Daily, 9am-5pm. $4-13.
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Join Social Cycling Austin for a fun themed ride with post-ride activities, and check the event page for details on themes and stops.
    Thursdays  
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    UT Soccer

    Vs. Texas Tech.
    Thu., Sept. 21, 7pm  
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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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    Out of Town

    Washington County Fair

    A week of fun at the county fair with livestock shows, a carnival, a rodeo, music, and delicious fair food.
    Sept. 16-23
    Brenham
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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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