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    Barbara Jordan Exhibition

    The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation displays an interactive exhibit of the politician, policymaker, and activist's life.
    Through Feb. 22. Free.
    Texas Capitol Rotunda, 1100 Congress
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    Black Art Matters

    Austin Justice Coalition's annual art show and fundraiser highlights criminal justice, social justice, and the Black Lives Matter movement through artists of color. This space will be dedicated to the exploration of how artists of color share their uniqueness with the world and how social justice work can aid them in their journey. There's a silent auction where each artist will donate one art piece, with proceeds going toward Austin Justice Coalition and its continued work to help and support the people of Austin, and all artists will keep their personal sales to encourage economic support of local Black artists.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 7-10pm. $20 suggested donation.  
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    Carnaval Brasileiro

    Austin's Brazilian-style Mardi Gras since 1978 offers five hours of nonstop live music that compels revelers to stay on the dance floor all night. Outrageous costumes provide an outlet for Austin's creative juices to flow, not to mention abundant eye candy. It has been described as a rave with live music. Grab your glitter, sequins, feathers, etc. and get ready to dance the night away!
    Sat., Feb. 22, 9pm-2am. $35 online, $45 at the door.  
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    How to Spot Disinformation

    As elections approach, we'll be bombarded with email, tweets, articles, editorials, opinions in print media, social media, and elsewhere. How do we tell fact from fiction? This meeting will cover how to identify disinformation, how to share responsibly on social media, how to tell when a bot or foreign agent is the source of information, and understanding what attracts people to "alternative facts." Panelists include UT School of Journalism professor Dr. Sharon Strover and Jessica Collier of the UT Center for Media Engagement.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 2-4pm. Free.  
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    That Takes the Cake!

    Do you like cake? Do you like amazing works of art? Looking for an awesome event with things to see and do for all ages? Then this sugar art show and cake competition is for you.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 11am-6pm. $12 and up; kids 12 & under, free.  
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    Austin Bands for Bernie Music Festival

    Fastball and the Bright Light Social Hour headline this event to get out the vote in Texas and fundraise for Bernie Sanders. Heidi Sloan and other local candidates will speak, and there will be comedians, games, swag, a photo booth, T-shirt screenprinting, and more.
    Sat., Feb. 22  
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    Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

    Volunteers are needed to help with tasks such as registration, parking and unloading, booth setup, and more. No specific qualifications needed, but should be comfortable interacting with students.
    Feb. 19-22  
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    Austin Justice Coalition Art & Essay Contest

    A contest for young men of color grades 3-12 in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Winners from each division will receive a $75 award and an award-winning book of their choice. Also looking for community members to participate as volunteer judges; find details and apply online.
    Feb. 13-April 1  
    Apply online
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    Austin Modern Home Tour

    Tour 12+ local houses that will be open to the public for a day of modern architecture and design exploration, followed by a block party at Starlight Village, a midcentury-modern-inspired community in Leander. Go online for a list of participating houses.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 10am-6pm. $15-100.  
    Multiple locations
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    Black Art Matters

    This is the third installment of Austin Justice Coalition's annual art show and fundraiser, highlighting criminal justice, social justice, and the Black Lives Matters movement through artists of color.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 7-10pm. $20.  
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    Breaking Barriers Latinx Youth Conference

    A day of art, music, and community dedicated to Latinx youth ages 13-19, presented by the teens of the ESB-MACC Caminos Teen Leadership program. Event, including snacks, is free, but bring $10 for lunch and something to get screenprinted.
    Sat., Feb. 22, noon-6pm. Free.  
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    Community Engagement Day: Dove Springs Park

    Help keep the park pretty and the creek clean by clearing out litter. Bring a water bottle, but they'll have tools, gloves, snacks, and water.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 9am-4pm  
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    Don't Mess With Texas Art Contest

    The Don't Mess With Texas® Art Contest is officially open! Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar, with the top 14 designs featured. Each winner will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet, a Buc-ee's gift basket, their artwork framed and returned, and the opportunity to share the work on websites and social media. Teachers representing student winners will receive a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card. Submissions must be postmarked by April 24.
    Feb. 12-April 24. Free.  
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    IndieWebCamp

    This is a gathering for independent web creators of all kinds – from graphic artists to designers, UX engineers, coders, and hackers – to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each other's creations.
    Sat.-Sun., Feb. 22-23, 9am-5pm. $10.  
    Capital Factory, 701 Brazos, 1st floor
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    It's My Park Day Spring 2020 Volunteer Registration

    Register online for Austin Parks Foundation's biggest citywide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (Sat., March 7).
    Volunteer registration opens: Thu., Feb. 6. Registration required.  
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    Jugglefest

    A three-day event full of workshops, games, demonstrations, door prizes, trick trading, and shows. Everyone is welcome to come on down to pick up the basics, learn some new skills, meet people or just chill out and watch. All skill levels are welcome!
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 21-23. $15.  
    Navarro Early College High School, 1201 Payton Gin
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    Kinky Curly Coily Fest

    A natural hair celebration with shopping, sipping, snacking, live music, and hair appointments all in one place! See Facebook for deets on booking an appointment beforehand.
    Sat., Feb. 22, noon-6pm. $15; $10 in advance.  
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    Koblenz Karneval, Austin Style

    An entertainment/costume ball/dance party/all-you-can-eat-and-drink kind of evening, raising funds for the Austin-Koblenz Student Exchange programs, fostering a young generation that appreciates and represents Germany in Austin and Texas.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 6-10pm. $35-55; free for kids 12 and under.  
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    QuiltCon

    Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. See quilts on display, participate in workshops and lectures led by leading designers and quilters, and visit vendors and exhibitors.
    Thu.-Sun. Feb. 20-23  
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    Ragweed Removal at Kendra Page Park

    A morning of clearing ragweed at Kendra Page. Bring your own water bottle, but they'll have water, Kind bars, tools, and gloves.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 9am-noon. Free, but RSVP.  
    Kendra Page Park, 2203 Blue Meadow
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    Saturday Market Adventures With Epoch Coffee

    Shop some Austin's best artists and artisans at the East Austin Handmade Arts Market. Live tunes and KOOP's DJ Baron Mind, too.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 11am-5pm. Free.  
    Epoch Coffee, 2700 W. Anderson #409
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    Stop Abuse Peer Group and Potluck

    This new group is an informal peer support group for women who are safe parents and survivors of abuse. Bring a dish, snack, or drink, and feel free to bring the kids.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 1-3pm. Free.  
    1103 Collinwood West Dr.
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    Tile Coaster Workshop

    Have fun hand-painting a pair of tiles that you'll then make into coasters. And what's a coaster without a beer? You'll receive four fills of sour beer to sip on while you paint and a Blue Owl collector glass to take home.
    Sat., Feb. 22, 5-7pm. $35.  

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