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  • Honnas Veterinary Launch Party

    Join Honnas Veterinary as they celebrate their grand opening with a launch party! Swing by and enjoy free food, beverages, goodie bags, face paint, teddy bear surgery, and professional pet photoshoots! Dogs and cats are welcome. Bring the whole family, just make sure to RSVP! Parking is very limited, so rideshare is strongly encouraged.
    Sat. Mar. 2, 2pm-5pm  
    Honnas Veterinary
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    Afrofuturism and the Law Symposium

    Texas Law events tend to get pretty in the legal weeds, but this one is geared toward anybody with an interest in the intersection of Black culture, history, and the future of American law. Hosted by the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society and the Austin Black Lawyers Association, the free event will kick off with a keynote address from Fordham professor Bennett Capers, an expert on criminal law and critical race theory. Three panels will follow, covering policing, health, and education. Hosts will provide lunch, and the event ends with a mixer. – Maggie Q. Thompson
    Sat., Feb. 10  
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    Can Buy Me Love Valentine's Market

    Need a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for your honey? Head to SoCo Saturday afternoon, where Hotel San José will offer food, drinks, music by DJ Son Fjord, and a vendor market. McKinley Mazar sells handmade jewelry, Gemini & Company crafts wax candles, and Chantal Ceramics supplies vases, mugs, and bowls; elsewhere, Rancho Sueño and Third Round Vintage set up shop for the clothing-inclined. If you’re really feeling confident in your relationship, hit up permanent jewelers Link X Lou, who weld 14k gold into accessories that stay on forever. – Carys Anderson
    Sat., Feb. 10
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    Pardi Gras

    Look, nobody wants us to make a dumb sausage fest joke, but if the andouille fits… Banger’s annual free three-day party around Mardi Gras will feature a Cajun-forward special menu (including boudin link with red beans and rice, crawfish and sausage gumbo, gator hush puppies, and beignets), bourbon barrel beers, kid-friendly games, and live music from Chansons et Soulards, Austin Cajun Aces, Jean Pierre & the Zydeco Angels, the Numbers, and Lexi Weege & JJ Slater. – Kimberley Jones
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 9-11
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    PBR’s Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour

    These bulls will stomp your face! And every other part of your delicate human body! Or, as the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour promoters put it: “Each ride promises an opportunity for an unforgettable moment!” A modestly priced ticket allows the attendee to take in the aroma of hay and dung and watch emerging bull riders and superstars of the sport try to stay atop their bulls for eight seconds. – Brant Bingamon
    Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10  
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    Puppy Bowl

    Before the Chiefs and 49ers hit the gridiron Sunday, see some fur-ocious puppies face off “in an epic display of uninhibited cuteness.” Austin Humane Society’s 17th annual Puppy Bowl lets you showcase your fur child’s playfulness for one quarter via the Puppy Player Pass ($30 donation to AHS). That’s not the only way to contribute: $20 gets you into a raffle for some amazing prizes, such as a portable Traeger grill ($450 value) or a party for 10 people and pups at Yard Bar and Camp Out ($500 value). The big game starts promptly at 2pm, and don’t miss the first-ever Rescue Dog Halftime Show! – Kat McNevins
    Sat., Feb. 10  
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    Queer Foursquare

    Elementary school staple foursquare dates back to the Fifties, when its rules were laid out in a Cincinnati school teacher’s manual. Since then, the basics have barely changed: “Equipment: A large rubber ball [and] a court marked off into four squares.” Yet updates to this marvelous game continue, including our own local LGBTQ foursquare faction. With Punxsutawney Phil having gone sans shadow last Friday, weather will be perfect for you and yours to join them at the Alamo Pocket Park’s pavilion for a little quad court fun. No need to bring your own large rubber ball, but bringing a snack for everyone is never a bad idea. – James Scott
    Sat., Feb. 10
    Alamo Pocket Park, 2100 Alamo St.
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    The Chronicle Moving Sale

    We’ve been in the Elgin Butler Brick Company building for almost 33 years now – more than enough time to turn junk into memorabilia. Desks, chairs, shelves, file cabinets, yes, but also other “random Chronicle things.” Posters, handbills, and fliers. The press kit from the Austin Aztex national championship season. Forty-year-old guides to life in Austin. Old issues. Really old issues. Snow globes. Softball trophies. Vintage tees, free bandanas, and branded hard hats. (And never fear; we’re not really going anywhere, just moving to the other side of the volleyball court on 40th St.) – Nick Barbaro
    Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10. 10:30am-2pm
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    The Mystic’s Valentine: An Enchanted Evening With Belladonna of Sadness (1973/2016)

    Immersive event and interactive media creator Ceia G. brings an entrancing event boasting a “blend of cinematic brilliance and mystical allure, designed to captivate your senses and ignite your imagination.” During a screening of Seventies cult anime classic Belladonna of Sadness, you’ll be invited to walk through rooms crafted in the style of the film’s scenes, peruse a market of magical items, and sup upon drinks and food created to suit the night’s tempting tenor. But be warned: This screening isn’t suitable for everyone, so only mature audiences need RSVP. – James Scott
    Sat., Feb. 10  
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    Uncanny Attractions: Drag & Dropkicks

    Wham-bam, body slam! Austin-based all-inclusive wrestling league Uncanny Attractions puts on Show the Love, a romantic rumble at the largest gay bar in town featuring not just wrestlers but drag performances as well. Catch reigning Unchampion Billy Dixon defending his belt against debut brawler Brick Savage; a family fight between Dillon and Eddy McQueen; a tag team battle between team Living in Fashion (Devin Carter & Zakai Living) and Purple Haze (Prince Alexander & Hollywood Hellcat Hendrixx); plus tons more! Can’t catch the big show IRL? Uncanny streams live on IWTV, baybee! – James Scott
    Sat., Feb. 10, 6pm  
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    Adult Skate Night

    Leave the rugrats at home and enjoy the roller rink with other grownups.
    Tuesdays, 7-11pm; Saturdays, 9pm-midnight  
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    Baby Bloomers

    A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners.
    Saturdays, 8-10am  
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    Visual Arts

    Cool Day

    A two-person exhibition centered on early Aughts-style internet collage opened Jan. 13 and can be seen Fridays and Saturdays through early February. Mia Scarpa’s mixed-media paintings conjure the edge of 2000s chatrooms and 3D-rendered JPEGs, while Grace Horan’s playful sculptures reference childhood friendships and I Spy books. The gallery press release teases, “Their images and objects evoke an ethos of collecting that animates everything from official archives to family photo albums to online image boards. The result of such an experience is a schizophrenic reading of images that hardly make sense together – except in the fact that they do.”– Lina Fisher
    Fri. & Sat. through Feb. 10
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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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    GoldenGaia Vendor Market + Holistic Fair

    Explore a diverse selection of vendors, including artisans, psychic readers, and holistic practitioners who can help heal mind, body, and spirit.
    Sat.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Free.
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    Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid

    Jan. 27-March 3. Sat.-Sun., times vary. $22 and up.  
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    Love Where You Live Day

    Keep Austin Beautiful developed this event to invite Austinites to beautify the areas around their homes and neighborhoods. Pick up some litter, weed a garden bed, or rake some leaves; it’s up to you! Check out the website for details on cleanup kit registration and social media giveaways.
    Second Saturdays, 9-11am  
    Citywide
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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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    Small Business Division Webinars

    Do you own a small business or have entrepreneurial dreams? The city's Small Business Division is here to help! Find resources and a selection of instructional webinars on the city's site, with many free classes and some with a small fee.
    Ongoing  
    Virtual
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    Out of Town

    Winter Fantasy Faire

    Enjoy the entertainment of one of the themed weekends while shopping the food and goods vendors.
    Weekends, Jan. 6-Feb. 11. $15 single-day pass.
    Palestine
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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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