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    Austin Oddities Market

    Goths need love too, which is why variety show king Captain Eric Burton’s regular oddities market sets up shop at Elysium just in time for Valentine’s Day. Hard to say what special objects you’ll find at Thursday’s bazaar, but if Burton’s Fun Time Sideshow Circus is any indication, a few Fiji mermaids, jars of eyeballs, and animal skeletons are a safe bet – and live performances, of course. Obviously not a daylight affair; shopping goes from 9pm to 2am. –Carys Anderson
    Thu., Feb. 8
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    Financial Literacy Workshop

    At this point you probably have a folder or drawer littered with opaquely numbered forms. That dreaded file is likely labeled “taxes,” and you’re refusing to make eye contact with it. Well, your friends at the public library want to help you with all those questions you might have. What’s more, they’ll help you make the most out of your refund and offer tips on saving all year round. Don’t let the tax man intimidate you; get that paper! – James Renovitch
    Thu., Feb. 8
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    JoyRX benefit w/ Joss Stone

    JoyRX's annual benefit concert, presented by Texas Children's Hospital-Austin, brings together the org's two passions: the healing power of music and supporting children in need of joy.
    Thu., Feb. 8, 8pm  
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    Make Dog Toys With APA!

    Two-time “Best of Austin” winner Austin Creative Reuse is a craft store dedicated to giving new life to items that have either already served a purpose or were just left over from another project: a magical place filled with misfit sewing notions, scraps of this and that, doodads and whatsits galore. Volunteers make it run, and on this day in Volunteer Land, you can use some of these fine materials to hand-stitch dog toys for animals residing in local shelters. Visit their website to sign up and check out other available volunteer days. – Kat McNevins
    Thu., Feb. 8
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    Making Comics Workshop

    Hey, kids – comics! You read ’em, you love ’em, and now you can learn how to make your own multipaneled masterpieces at this Eastside outpost of your friendly neighborhood Austin Public Library. Local comics creator Adam Kobetich (of The Shadow Under the Leaf fame) will show you how to channel your inner Stan Lee and Jack Kirby – or maybe Alison Bechdel or Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba – at this free workshop, where the power of sequential art is put into your narrative hands. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Thu., Feb. 8
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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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    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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    The Astrology of Now

    Join a free monthly astrology discussion for all skill levels, and email your birth date, time, and city/state to kelly.overton@austintexas.gov to have your birth chart printed at the start of the meeting.
    Through May 9. Second Thursdays, 6:30pm (February's is on Feb. 15). Free.  
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    Thursday Night Flipper Fight

    Roll through for a tournament hosted by local pinball club Salamander City, with five rounds of play followed by the playoffs.
    Thursdays, 8pm. $5.  
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    Volunteer Days at ACR

    Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays  

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