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    HONK!TX

    This big band bonanza is a nonprofit community festival bringing dozens of artists to perform in public spaces, dissolving the line between crowd and performers. Find them at Central Machine Works Friday, Mueller Lake Park Saturday, and Pan Am Park Sunday. Get more lineup details in our Music listings.
    March 31-April 2. Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., noon-7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free.  
    Central Machine Works, 4824 E. Cesar Chavez; Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd.; Pan Am Park, 2100 E. Third
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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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    Art of Kindness Gala

    Celebrate nonprofit Kindness Campaign at a gala with live entertainment, delicious food from Contigo Catering, an exciting auction, and impactful stories.
    Fri., March 31, 7pm. $500.  
    SKYBOX on 6th, 501 W. Sixth, 4th floor
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    Asian World Night Market

    Visit the largest showcase in Texas of Asian food, art, music, and entertainment, with 50 vendors serving cuisine from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Korea, Japan, India, and more. Proceeds benefit Partnership for Children.
    March 31-April 1  
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    Austin Parks & Rec Summer Camps Now Hiring

    Multiple positions at a variety of camps are currently hiring for the summer, starting at $20 an hour.
    Ongoing  
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    CMT Music Awards Week

    The 2023 CMT Music Awards broadcasts from Austin this year, and there's a host of live and local programming surrounding the April 2 main event at Moody Center: multiple performances on Downtown stages, TV tapings with some of country music's biggest stars, block parties, and more. Pre-registration required for some events; get the full schedule and RSVP online.
    Through April 2  
    Various locations
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    Craft a Kite for the ABC Kite Festival

    Need a kite for the fest? Blue Owl Brewing has you covered with a workshop including all materials, a 12-oz. commemorative glass, and four pours of beer to enjoy while you craft.
    Fri., March 31, 7-8pm. $45.  
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    Diaper Drive

    One in three American families struggles to afford diapers, so Catholic Charities is hosting a diaper drive through the end of Lent. You can purchase diapers online and ship to their office or drop them off.
    Through April 6
    Catholic Charities of Central Texas, 1625 Rutherford Ln., Austin, TX 78754
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Whataburger

    We Are Blood teams up with Whataburger to reward blood and platelet donors with a voucher for a free burger.
    March 13-31  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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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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    Gimme Gimme Disco

    An all-ages disco dance party inspired by ABBA.
    Fri., March 31, 9pm. $15.  
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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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    One Stellar Night

    Support nonprofit Any Baby Can in its mission to build stability in families and unlock each child's potential with a fundraising gala offering custom cocktails, culinary creations, a live auctions, themed games and activities, and lots more.
    Fri., March 31, 6-9pm  
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    Pluckers March Badness

    Pluckers is giving a special NCAA fan a $1,000 gift card during March Madness, aka March Badness, if they correctly guess the losing teams of the first 32 games. Beginning March 14, come down to your local Plucker Wing Bar and keep up with each game while chugging beer and cramming wings.
    Through April 1. Free.
    Austin-area Pluckers Wing Bar locations
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    Register to Vote in the May 6 Election

    April 6 is the last day to register to vote in the May 6 election, which includes Austin propositions about police oversight and several Travis County bond propositions and local offices. Early voting will begin April 24.
    Through April 6  
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    Size Matters Speed Dating

    Love always feel just out of reach? Well not for y'all tall people, and esp not at this speed dating event for all above-average heighters. Men must be 5'11" and up, and women should be 5'7". Height will be checked at the door.
    Fri., March 31, 8pm. $35.
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    SomeBunny to Love

    Hop through the Domain NORTHSIDE to get chummy with the blossoming bunny topiaries sprouting up throughout the center, and share a photo on Instagram to be entered to win a $500 shopping spree.
    Through April 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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    That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition

    The largest cake competition in North America will feature hundreds of cookies and cakes on display, with classes for adults and children, vendors offering sugar art supplies and tools, live demos, and a decoration station for kids.
    March 31-April 2. $15-25; kids under 12 free.  
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    The Amazing Acro-Cats

    A troupe of trained housecats will purr-form feats of agility and entertainment like riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, and playing instruments in the band Tuna and the Rock-Cats. All shows are sold out, but they still seek volunteers, which is a great chance to see the show and help the kitties of Rock Cats Rescue.
    Various dates April 3-14  
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    Wavemakers ~ Women in Music 40+ Music Industry Panel

    Join in person or online for a panel curated for women over 40 in the music industry, moderated by local singer-songwriter Lurleen Ladd. Discussion will cover industry trends, music licensing, marketing, ageism, resources, and lots more. Beneficiaries include the Clifford Antone Foundation and the Herizon Music Foundation.
    Fri., March 31, 9:30am-12:30pm. $25-150.  
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    Weary Boys Reunion

    The Weary Boys are back for a rare reunion show, playing two nights at the Continental Club with Lucas Hudgins Friday and with Croy and the Boys Saturday. Wearies play 9-midnight both nights.
    Fri.-Sat., March 31-April 1  

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