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for Tue., Jan. 29
  • The New Story Festival

    The New Story Festival is a new annual gathering for community, creativity, and the common good, in Austin! Join artists, activists, teachers, and spiritual leaders to experience a new story of connection instead of separation, of commitment to the common good, of vibrant and collaborative imagination. Join bestselling authors Nadia Bolz-Weber, Charles Eisenstein, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Brian McLaren, and Kaitlin Curtice, as well as musicians Riders Against The Storm, Carrie Rodriguez, and Over The Rhine, and other speakers, mystics, artists, and people committed to creating a healthier and happier world.
    March 29-31, 2019  
    Huston-Tillotson University
  • Learn Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Interested in exploring a different way of being and living in the world instead of your head? Join the innovative class at MBCT Austin to learn how to be mindful in your daily life and respond to your feelings rather than react to them. You'll learn a unique approach to mindfulness meditation, a practice which has been scientifically proven to change brain chemistry and neuronal structure permanently for the better. The course includes eight (8) classes from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Wednesdays and a half day Saturday retreat. Next course begins April 24th.
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm  
    Office of Michele Hauser, M.D.
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    Altatudes Hearts and Handbags

    The East Austin boutique is asking for handbag donations to help underserved youth in the area for the giveback initiative slated for Feb. 9. Open thy closet and see if there's anything that no longer sparks joy.
    Taking donations through Feb. 1. The event takes place Feb. 9, 2-4pm. Free.
    Altatudes, 1717 E. 12th
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    Austin Remembers MLK

    This interactive app-based exhibit offers photos from MLK's civil rights meetings with LBJ and audio speeches from the Austin Area Heritage Council’s MLK Oratory competition, plus special Six Square mini-docs of Austin’s African-American community. Discover for yourself at three different locations: the MLK statue at UT's East Mall, the south steps of the Capitol, and the George Washington Carver Museum.
    Jan. 21-Feb. 28. Free.
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    Beerthoven Kraft Piano Classes

    During this 8-week series, you'll get a one-hour lesson and a pint of beer.
    Jan. 15-March 5. $35 per class.
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    Civic Events

    BizAid Business Orientation

    An overview of opening a new small business and re-evaluating an existing one during growth.
    Tue., Jan. 29, 9-10:30am. Free.  
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    Civic Events

    Don't Punish Pain Rally

    The local rally is part of a nationwide event to educate the public on the harm caused to “Americans in genuine need of legitimately prescribed, FDA-approved pain medications” in the crackdown of illegal drug use.
    Tue., Jan. 29, 1-3pm. Free.  
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    Free Fitness at the Square

    Jump-start your fitness goals with free classes by Generator Athlete Lab, a new fitness studio in the Seaholm District. This community workout offers a combination of Strength & HIIT training, partner drills, and exercises that will keep your heart rate up.
    Tue., Jan. 29, 5:15pm. Free.
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    GAACC Annual Member Meeting

    The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce invites you to its annual member mixer. Hear all they accomplished in 2018 as well as plans for the future and how you can get more involved.
    Tue., Jan. 29, 5:30-7:30pm. Free for members with RSVP; $25 for non-members with RSVP; $30 for all walk-ups the day of.  
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    Haven Street-Allen Award Nominations

    This award honors an artist with a disability in Texas who, through a one-time creative act or a substantial record of achievement, embodies the spirit and vision of VSA Texas. Nominations are open to any artist with a disability over the age of 16 years in any discipline including visual art, dance, music, performance, craft, and writing.
    Through Feb. 28. Free.
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    Humanities Institute Community Archives: A Roundtable and Reception

    The 2018 cohort of Community Sabbatical Research Program grantees – Heather Barfield of the Vortex and Lilia Rosas of Red Salmon Arts – will be presenting findings from their research projects.
    Tue., Jan. 29, 5:15-7:15pm. Free.  
    The Legends Room, the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto
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    Mama Strong Yoga: A Series for Moms

    Classes will include community connection, meditation and breath-work, a strengthening yoga series, baby-centered yoga, and a lovely savasana for all.
    Jan. 15-Feb. 19. Tuesdays, 10-11am. $145.  
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    Civic Events

    Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Association Coat Drive

    The Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Association is hosting its East Austin Coat Drive from Jan. 28 to Feb. 18 at Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, South Austin Recreation Center, and Turner-Roberts Recreation Center.
    Jan. 28-Feb .18  
    Various locations
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    Prepared: A New Prenatal Course

    The course includes prenatal yoga to support your body's changing and upcoming needs while being appropriately gentle and safe for you and your baby.
    Jan. 15-Feb. 21. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15am. $290.
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    Visual Arts

    Saddle Up: Texas Ranching Tradition

    This exhibition, produced by Joe Vitone and Lori Najvar, honors hardworking ranch families from Jeff Davis and Lavaca Counties, as they wrangle livestock, battle weather, and study markets to stay on the rugged landscape they love.
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    Survey for QPOC Communities

    QPOC community members are asked to fill out an anonymous survey on health care to better support allgo’s upcoming health care provider trainings to ensure providers better serve QPOC patients.
    Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019  
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    UT Men's Basketball

    Vs. Kansas.
    Tue., Jan. 29, 6pm. $10-80.  
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    Out of Town

    Vintner Dinner Series

    Tickets have gone on sale for the 5-course dinners designed specifically to highlight the flavors of featured Texas-made wines.
    Jan. 19-Feb. 23. $70 per person.
    Blair House Inn, Wimberley
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    Wake Up, Brother Bear!

    Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action to help create magical moments. (Geared toward ages 6 and under.)
    Through April 21. Tue. & Thu., 10am & noon; Sun., 2pm. $10 and up.  
    ZACH North, 12129 RR 620 N. #10
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    We Are Blood Treats Donors to ThunderCloud Subs

    Anyone who donates or attempts to donate blood or platelets today through Jan. 31 will receive a coupon for a free small sub sandwich.
    Through Jan. 31
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    Yoga Ride

    A 5-mile ride precedes your yoga class tailored to the cycling body. Enjoy a dip in the Springs afterward.
    Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.
    Doug Sahm Hill, 885 W. Riverside (next to Palmer Events Center)
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    Full Moon Yoga

    Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
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    Host a Creek Cleanup

    Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need.

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