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  • 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.
  • 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
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    Rodeo Austin

    Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Flo Rida and Midland are two of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles.
    March 16-30. Fairgrounds, $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $35 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $20-175 (includes fairground).  
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      Arduino Day at Launch

      Launch instructors will guide families through fun, basic electrical engineering activities using lights and photo sensors, that are designed to spark children's imagination and interest in coding technology.
      Sat., March 16, 3-5pm. Free.
      3801 Capital of TX Hwy. N., Bldg. D, Ste. 130
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      Austin Bat Cave's School Supplies Drive

      Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit organization that offers free creative writing programs to local youth ages 6 to 18, is holding a school supplies drive through April. If you would like to donate pencils, pens, paper, tape, composition notebooks, or any other classroom supplies, email heather@austinbatcave.org to learn how and where to drop off your items.
      March 11-April 30. Free.
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      Austin Elite Rugby

      Vs. Seattle Seawolves.
      Sat., March 16, 6pm. $15-50.
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      Buffalo Exchange’s 45th Anniversary Pop-Up Shop

      Shop vintage pieces and unique finds. Enjoy tasty treats, music, and giveaways.
      Sat.-Sun., March 16-17. Free.  
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      Bumble Hive SXSW

      The dating, networking, and friend-finding app is popping up in the heart of downtown Austin, taking over local favorite Jo’s Coffee – which means free coffee round the clock for everyone!
      March 8-18, 7am-7pm. Free.
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      Camp Gladiator Free Bootcamp at Hill Country Galleria

      This boot camp-style workout will take place on the Central Plaza lawn and is open to anyone over the age of 14. It's recommended to bring water, a towel, and a yoga mat.
      Saturdays through April, 9-10am. Free.
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      Collection Rert: Tears and Laughter They Know About

      This June marks the 50th anniversary of Judy Garland's death – and also of the Stonewall Rebellion. Queer lore has it that Garland's demise was a catalyst that pushed the events of that night into the riots they became. Now multimedia artist Silky Shoemaker has returned to Austin to create a personal homage to one of her many idols, honoring the actress with a room-filling shrine in the gallery of Collection Rert.
      2608-B Rogers
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      Cosmic One Year Anniversary

      Many local artists, including Austin darlings Erika Wennerstrom and Bob Schneider, will take the stage over this weekendlong anniversary extravaganza running through St. Patrick's Day. Grab some food from LeRoy & Lewis, check out the spring drink menu, and get a sneak peek of the limited-edition Cosmic Cold Brew.
      Thu.-Sun., March 14-17, noon-10pm. Free.  
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      Davis Mountains Preserve Open Weekend

      A rare opportunity to camp, hike, bike, and enjoy a one of three wild and remote sky islands in Texas protected by the Nature Conservancy.
      Fri.-Sun., March 15-17. Free.
      Fort Davis
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      Don't Mess With Texas K-12 Art Contest

      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. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured; one winner will be selected from each grade.
      Deadline: Mon., April 22. Free.
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      Free Tax Preparation

      Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
      Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm. Free.  
      Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis
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      Free Tax Preparation

      Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments for the deaf/hard of hearing available at this location.
      Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free.  
      Community Financial Center South, 2600 W. Stassney
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      Free Tax Preparation

      Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
      Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm. Free.  
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      Civic Events

      Free Tax Preparation

      Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
      Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free.  
      Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport
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      Free Tax Preparation

      Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
      Through April 15. Mon., Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 9am-4pm. Free.  
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      Frida Friday ATX: Two-Day Birthday Bash

      Celebrating two full years of a womxn of color centered alternative economic space, Frida Friday ATX presents an on-site market, music, live art, workshops, and more over two days and venues.
      Fri., March 15, 6-10pm; Sat., March 16, 2-6pm. Free.
      The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.; Gather Venues, 5540 N. Lamar
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      Herb Society of America Plant Sale

      Start your spring garden with a variety of unusual and native plants, many of them grown by local members of the Herb Society.
      Fri.-Sat., March 15-16
      Round Top
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      Hill Country Comicon

      Grab your superhero outfit and meet some the artists and actors involved in your favorite comics and movies.
      Sat.-Sun., March 16-17
      New Braunfels
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      Hotel Texas Monthly

      In partnership with Rice Business, Texas Monthly will be providing eight days of a pop-up hotel experience, complete with travel concierge, coffee + beer bar, and provocative conversations. Join Rice Business professors and Texas Monthly for daily panels and live-podcasting about the future of business.
      March 9-16. Daily, 8am-noon. Free.  
      Hotel Texas Monthly, 1512 Congress
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      Huston-Tillotson Softball

      Vs. Langston University: Sat., March 16, noon. Vs. Southwestern University: Tue., March 19, 2pm. Free.
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      Irish Stroll

      This weekendlong bender kicks off at Arcade Bar on East Sixth on Friday at 5pm. Start there and get sloshed all across Downtown.
      Fri.-Sun., March 15-17. $10-25.  
      Stereotype, 510 Rio Grande St
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      Live Music Crawl

      Learn more about Austin live music history, get the latest scoop on the current music scene, and see iconic venues and new clubs, all while getting an overview of the city from a local musician.
      Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. $50.
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      Llano Earth Arts Fest

      On the banks of the Llano River the World Rock Stacking Championship will amaze, musicians will entertain, and workshop will educate along with local food and drink.
      Fri.-Mon., March 15-18. $20, weekend pass.
      Llano
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      Real Austin Tour

      This “bucket list tour” gives you a city overview in just two hours. Get acquainted with Austin's art, music, culture, food, history, parks, and famous people while touring major landmarks, lesser-known gems, neighborhoods, and food trucks. And, with the Mercedes tour van, you'll be riding in style.
      Multiple tours daily, starting at 10:30am. $35.
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      Rust & Pearls Pop-Up Shop

      Peruse some handmade jewelry alongside your morning coffee.
      Sat., March 16, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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      Sherwood Forest Faire

      Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, jousting, and unparalleled people watching.
      Weekends, March 2-April 21. $22 ($12, child).  
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      SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

      Because you like it local, because you like it good.
      Saturdays, 11am-5pm
      1511 S. Congress
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      Out of Town

      Spring Break at the LBJ National Historical Park

      Park rangers present short programs about the ranch and LBJ throughout the day.
      Sat.-Sun., March 9-24. Free.
      Stonewall
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      Out of Town

      St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

      They dye the San Antonio River green and turn the Riverwalk into a wee bit of the Emerald Island.
      Sat.-Sun., March 16-17
      San Antonio
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      St. Pawtrick's Day

      Festivities include a meet & greet with adoptable pets from Cuz i Matter, pet food samples from Open Farm, sweets from Tiff’s Treats, prizes, and more.
      Sat., March 16, 11am-2pm. Free.
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      SXSW Marketplace

      This is the spot to get the latest in clothing, accessories, art and more – a collection of pop-up shops at the center of SXSW. The event brings together hand-selected local, national, and global brands for a curated, diverse shopping experience. And it's free for everybody, badge or no badge (but you do need to register for a SXSW Guest Pass).
      Fri.-Sat., March 15-16, 11am-6pm. Free.
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      Tecovas Grand Opening Celebration

      Light bites and sips will be served, with complimentary shoeshines and live music for guests as they shop.
      Fri.-Sun., March 15-17. Free.
      Tecovas, 1333 S. Congress #160
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      Texas Handmaids Meetup and Work Session

      Join the Handmaids as they strategize to take action against maternal morality crisis and government inaction.
      Sat., March 16, noon-2pm
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      The Austin Flea at Hops & Grain

      Shop local handmade items and vintage wares.
      Sat., March 16, noon-5pm. Free.  
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      Three Billy Goats Gruff

      Part of the EmilyAnn's Children's Theatre series featuring well-loved tales adapted by D. Heath Thompson.
      March 2-24. Sat., 10am; Sun., 2pm. $8, students / $10, adults.  
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      UT Baseball

      Vs. Texas Tech: Fri., March 15, 6:30pm; Sat., March 16, 2:30pm; Sun., March 17, 1pm. Vs. Arkansas: Tue., March 19, 6:30pm; Wed., March 20, 6:30pm. $7-25.  
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      UT Women's Tennis

      Vs. Pepperdine: Sat., March 16, noon. Vs. Illinois: Tue., March 19, 2pm
      Texas Tennis Center
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      Whole Planet Foundation’s Prosperity Campaign

      Whole Planet Foundation's mission is funding microcredit to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $4 million, and you can donate at the store as you pay for your groceries.
      March 1-31
      Any Whole Foods Market
    Ongoing
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      Downtown Ghost Tours

      offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life.
      Fri.-Sat., 8pm
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      Emancipet Free Days

      This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out.
      Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
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      Yoga

      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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