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  • 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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    Academy of Thought and Industry High School Info Session

    In this monthly info session, you will be able to meet with students, guides, and the head of the school to ask questions; you can watch students demonstrate a self-led discussion on a difficult text; and there will be makerspace and chemistry activities, led by a STEM guide. Snacks and drink will be provided.
    Sat., March 30, 11am-1pm. Free.
    Academy of Thought and Industry, 1701 Toomey
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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. Rugby United New York.
    Sat., March 30, 1pm. $15-50.
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    Black Art Matters

    This is the Austin Justice Coalition's second annual art show, highlighting criminal justice, social justice, and the Black Lives Matters movement through artists of color.
    Sat., March 30, 7-10pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Brewery Running Series

    It's a 5K that starts and ends at the brewery. Go at your own pace. Stick around for post-run festivities, including live music, food, vendors, and freebies from sponsors. 10% of proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit.
    Sat., March 30, 11am. $30-100.  
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    Build a Kite for Zilker Park Kite Festival

    Still need a kite for the Zilker Park Kite Festival? Blue Owl Brewing is having a workshop in their brewspace so you can make your own, unique kite just in time for the festivities.
    Sat., March 30, 7-9pm. $30 (tasting glass w/ four pours & material).
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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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    Car Show & Donk Contest

    This is a yearly Texas Relays weekend tradition that used to happen at the Highland Mall. Car enthusiasts of all manner will get a kick out of the celebration of vehicles, family fun, and culture with prizes awarded by surprise guest judges.
    Sat., March 30, 1-5:30pm. Free.
    Capital Plaza, 5600 N. I-35
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    Charity Kickball Tournament

    This charity tournament will feature prizes, vendors, music and "the most amazing t-shirt ever." The event raises money for the Effie Center After Hours program for at-risk teens.
    Sat., March 30, noon-7pm. $30.
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    Code Chica Certification Program for High School Girls

    Code Chica is Latinitas' free eight-week session for girls ages 14-18 to gain knowledge about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create their own websites.
    Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Free.  
    Springdale General Complex, 1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 9-E
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    Community Forum

    The Commission on Immigrant Affairs invites folks to share stories regarding city resources, services, and personal goals for Austin to inform next year's budget.
    Sat., March 30, 2-4pm  
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    Concordia Baseball

    Vs. UT-Dallas: Fri., March 29, 4pm (DH); Sat., March 30, 1pm. Vs. Texas Lutheran: Tue., April 2, 7pm  
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    Concordia Softball

    Vs. UMHB: Fri., March 29, 5pm (DH); Sat., March 30, noon  
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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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    E + E Fitness Monthly Sweat & Mingle – Free Workouts

    Get in an hour of kickboxing or a bootcamp-style workout, and then mingle with instructors and other E+E members.
    Sat., March 30, 10:30am. Free.  
    2400 E. Sixth
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    East Austin Community Fair

    This outdoor event will feature lots of family-friendly activities including: storytime with Austin Public Library Youth Librarians,: interactive music & movement, nature-based activities with Keep Austin Beautiful and Austin Youth River Watch, a firetruck visit from Austin FD, face-painting, therapy animals, crafts & games, and much more.
    Sat., March 30, 11am-2pm. Free.  
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    Express Fan Fest

    The Round Rock baseball team's home turf will be full of free, family-friendly activities for fans of all ages, from the debut of Home Run Dugout, to inflatables, a summer camp fair, a petting zoo, photos with Spike, swings in the batting cages, and much more.
    Sat., March 30, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    Fort Martin Scott Days

    Return to the days when the fort was on the frontier and learn about how the soldiers lived, games of the era, meet Native Americans, and enjoy the music.
    Fri.-Sat., March 29-30
    Fredericksburg
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    Free Gardening Seminar: Overcoming the Challenges of Growing Tomatoes

    Master Gardener Vegetable Specialist Patty Leander share her knowledge of how to overcome some common challenges that adversely affect tomatoes, such as common bugs and diseases.
    Sat., March 30, 10am-noon. 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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    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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    Out of Town

    Go Fish

    Kids and adults can start the summer by learning how to fish at McKinney Falls, Inks Lake, and Buescher state parks.
    Sat., March 23 & 30
    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
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    Goliad Massacre and Living History Program

    On Palm Sunday, 1836, the Mexican army executed the Texian soldiers as invading pirates. The two-day program remembers and recreates events leading up to that bloody Sunday.
    Sat.-Sun., March 30-31. $2-5.
    Presidio La Bahia, Goliad
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    GROW

    is a one-day conference, presented by AIGA Austin, aimed at supporting designers who have 0-5 years of professional experience in design. The conference features lightning talks by a diverse roster of local emerging designers, a nationally recognized keynote speaker, and focused workshops and panels led by industry professionals.
    Sat., March 30. $10-25, half day; $25-50, full day.  
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    HONK!TX

    Street and brass bands from all over the world descend on Austin to make a big noise on the move and unamplified. Events take place all weekend including a community parade you can join. See website for full schedule.
    Fri.-Sun., March 29-31. Free.
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    Johnson's Backyard Garden Spring Potluck

    JBG is bringing it back to their roots ... so to speak, with a traditional community celebration. You can bring a dish to share, or some meat or veggies for the barbecue pit. Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys will provide the tunes.
    Sat., March 30, 4-7pm. $10 (kids, free).
    4008 River Road, Garfield
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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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    Make a Kokedama Mobile Class

    Kokedama is Japanese for "moss ball." This wonderful style creates a moss ball with a plant coming out from it. All materials provided (including wine/beer).
    Sat., March 30, 2-4pm. $65.  
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    March Madness Watch Party + Beer Pong Tournament

    This is a Bumble event and so you gotta download the app before you arrive. Swipe to find a pong partner, and then compete for a prize pack.
    Sat., March 30, 3-6pm. Free.  
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    Marcia’s 70th Birthday Ball Benefitting HOME and HAAM

    The weekend-long celebration will feature three musical events benefiting two nonprofits near and dear to Marcia Ball’s heart: HOME (Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers) and HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians).
    Fri.-Sun., March 29-31. $200 (standing) or $300 (seated) or $5,000 (VIP table for 8).  
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    Night at the Museum

    A school girl, distracted by her cell phone, spends the night among the museum inhabitants and discovers that history is alive in this show from Body Talk Dance Company.
    Sat., March 30, 7pm. $12-15.  
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    NORTHSIDEKids: Spring Celebration

    Parents are invited to bring their kiddos to the NORTHSIDE lawn to enjoy several different activities, including train rides, a bounce house, face-painting, a balloon and glitter tattoo artist, and more! End the afternoon by taking home a fun family portrait photo.
    Sat., March 30, 1-3pm. Free.  
    Domain NORTHSIDE Lawn
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    Out of Town

    Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival

    There are afternoon and evening concerts, but the festival is oriented around jam sessions with musicians helping musicians on many different kinds of instruments and skill levels.
    Thu.-Sat., March 28-30
    Palestine
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    PelotonU Open House

    PelotonU is an Austin nonprofit with flexible and debt-free pathways to earning an associate's or bachelor's degree. You'll have a chance to take a tour and ask questions at this open house.
    Sat., March 30, noon-2pm. Free.
    500 E. St. Johns
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    Rabbit Fun Run

    Run, sprint, walk, or just hang out under the pavilion at Lake Pflugerville. In addition to the fun run there will be music, sponsors to meet, information on the organization about adopting, volunteering, donating, and plenty more. All net proceeds from the run will go directly to help the House Rabbit Resource Network's efforts in improving the lives of domestic rabbits.
    Sat., March 30, 8-10am. $30.
    Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Ln., Pflugerville
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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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    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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    Spring Family Fun Festival

    See how science and nature come together at the historic Herff Farm with family activities, while sampling local food, and visiting with artisans.
    Sat., March 30
    Boerne
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    Texas Night Sky Festival

    Learn why dark skies are important while having fun looking through telescopes, playing games, and enjoying the food vendors.
    Sat.-Sun., March 30-31. Free.
    Dripping Springs
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    Texas Roller Derby

    Putas Del Fuego vs. Cherry Bombs.
    Sat., March 30, 6pm. $20.
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    Texas State Softball

    Vs. Georgia State.
    Fri., March 29, 6pm; Sat., March 30, 2pm; Sun., March 31, noon  
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    The Austin Flea at the Brewtorium

    Shop local handmade items and vintage wares.
    Sat., March 30, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Urban Music Fest

    The two-day music festival runs during UT's Clyde LIttlefield Relays. featuring local live music as well as youth band project Soul Tree Collective. There will be vendors with food, drinks, merch, and health and social services.
    Fri.-Sat., March 29-30. Free.
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    UT Baseball

    Vs. Xavier: Fri., March 29, 7pm; Sat., March 30, 5:30pm; Sun., March 31, noon. Vs Texas A&M: Tue., April 2, 6:30pm. $5-25.  
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    Vegan Market & Day Party

    Enjoy food from visiting vegan trucks and local favorites, beer from Circle Brew, animals from Austin Farm Sanctuary, live music, A Wandering Vegan Market, raffle for free Imperfect Produce, and more.
    Sat., March 30, noon-5pm. Free.
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    Vino & Vinyasa

    Combining classic yoga poses and side-by-side tastings, this class invites you to learn about wine while achieving a new level of zen.
    Sat., March 30, 11am. $25 per person.  
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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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