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    BIPOC Pop

    This three-day symposium brings together creatives, scholars, and industry leaders in comics, gaming, animation, and multimedia arts, building a creative critical space and strengthening community. The schedule is packed with panels, workshops, performances, and more, and it's all free! Read about last year's event here.
    Thu.-Sat., March 9-11, 9am-5pm  
    Glickman Conference Center, 305 E. 23rd, UT campus
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    Kick Open the Chutes

    The night before the 15-day fair and rodeo opens its gates, you can join the pre-party in the dirt! Get a sneak peek behind the scenes and tap your toes to music from Josh Ward and William Beckmann, plus peruse the selection of food trucks and grab drinks at the bar.
    Fri., March 10, 6:30-11pm. $25.  
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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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    Celebrate the Rodeo With Frost: Chuck Wagon Breakfast

    Enjoy breakfast and live fiddle music to celebrate the return of the Austin Rodeo. Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, peach cobbler, and coffee will be served.
    Fri., March 10, 7:30-9:30am. Free.  
    Cedar Park Financial Center, 1450 E. Whitestone
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    Creek Show Call for Ideas

    Waterloo Greenway welcomes Austin’s creative community to submit ideas for light-based art installations to be displayed at Creek Show this November, which is always a luminous experience. Designers from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to submit ideas. See photos from last year's "Creek Show" here.
    Through March 10. Free.  
    Apply online
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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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    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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    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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    Mario Day

    Celebrate the iconic Nintendo plumber on his special day (get it? Mar. 10 ... Mario) with a scavenger hunt for prizes, and come dressed as a Mario character to get a free go-kart ride at the Lake Creek Pinballz. (Vouchers will be given at the locations without go-karts.)
    Fri., March 10  
    Austin-area Pinballz Arcades
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    Music Bingo

    Twin City Trivia hosts a game wherein song clips are played and the players mark the artists on their set of bingo cards. Come sing along, test your knowledge, and win some prizes!
    Fri., March 10, 7pm  
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    New Bloom Music and Art Showcase

    PietschHouse presents live acts from 15 bands and a visual art display from 35 artists across genres. Guests will have access to an open bar stocked with beverages from 10 local favorites, three food vendors featuring Austin chefs, a full gallery exhibition, and five hours of live music each night.
    Fri.-Sun., March 10-12, 4-10pm. $30-80.  
    Planet K + TexPopATX, 1516 S. Lamar
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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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    Taylor Swift "The Eras" Paint Night

    Grab your besties and fulfill your "Wildest Dreams" at a pottery painting night complete with a terrific Tay-Tay playlist and "Lavender Haze" cocktails (or mocktails).
    Fri., March 10, 5-8pm. $30.  
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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 Smoke Show

    Do512 partnered with Hometown Hero for a celebration of BBQ, THC, music, and comedy! Featuring a pop-up by KG BBQ from James Beard “Best New Chef” nominee Chef Kareem El-Ghayesh, free gummy samples from Hometown Hero, and a stellar lineup of musicians, comedians, and DJs.
    Fri., March 10, 7pm  
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    We Are Blood T-Shirt Giveaway

    To kick off the month of March, We Are Blood will give all blood/platelet donors a specially designed T-shirt for supporting local patients.
    March 1-12  
    Any We Are Blood donation center

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