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    Handmade Films Series

    George Harrison wasn’t just a musician: He was also an enormous film fan, so much so that he established one of the most exciting, innovative, devious, and artistically diverse British film studios of the 1980s. Join Austin writer Kristen O’Brien, daughter of co-founder Denis O’Brien, for a weekend of four of the studio’s best: crime classics Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, twisted kids’ delight Time Bandits, and wicked sex comedy The Missionary. – Richard Whittaker
    April 12-15
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    LGBTQ Quality of Life Town Hall

    A civic-minded queer is a happy one, as they know their actions will have a big impact on how the city’s LGBTQ community grows. At this open town hall, input is sought for a potential project many years discussed: an LGBTQ+ cultural center in Austin. No more trading whispers in Instagram DMs – it’s time to make your voice heard by the ATX City Council. Arrive early to peruse tabling by various city departments and community orgs; get your parking validated; and refresh on the LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission’s work by visiting austintexas.gov/content/lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-and-queer-quality-life-advisory-commission. – James Scott
    Mon., April 15
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    Prom Prep DIY

    How do you do, Austin-area teenagers? I am a hip and cool person who was at one time a teen, so I can confidently say the best way to celebrate le promenade is by making your own accessories. Yes, yes, I hear you: But James, you cry, what about the cheap handbag I’m obsessed with from Claire’s – where hip cool teens shop? What of the boring Goodfellow bowtie I covet every time my mom drags me to Target? Believe it or not, you will be complimented far more on a custom, self-made piece of finery – like a handbag, bowtie, boutonnière, corsage, shoe clip, or lapel pin – than any sweatshop slop a corporation begs you to buy. Reject consumerism, teens! Embrace your local library’s prom DIY crafting event! – James Scott
    Mon., April 15
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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, 6:30-8pm. First week free.
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    Free Monday Tango

    A delightful night of dance starts with an intro to authentic Argentine tango (no experience or partner needed) with Gustavo Simplis, and continues with two hours of social dancing with DJ G.
    Mondays, 6:30-10pm  
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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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    Music Open Mic

    Bring your acoustic and showcase your best original songs or old classics.
    Mondays, 8-10pm  
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    Pup Crawl

    If dogs could drink, what would be their tipple of choice? My guess: a cold brewski on a good day, but a frozen daiquiri when they’ve had a tough one. Now, dogs cannot actually drink alcohol – not even Spuds MacKenzie – but you can sup for the pups by purchasing a Pawsport from Austin Humane Society. By dropping a crisp $25, you’ll be able to bring your dog along to Dog House Drinkery, MUTTS Canine Cantina Austin, Yard Bar, or the Watering Bowl, where they can run about an on-site dog park and you can get a free drink. Each bar earns you a Pawsport stamp, and all four stamps get you entered in pawsome prize giveaways. It’s no dog-safe daiquiri, but it’ll do until the science is there. – James Scott
    April 1-28  
    Multiple locations
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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  
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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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