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    Austin FC Verde Van

    Austin FC's mobile merch van has several stops scheduled this week. You'll want to get your merch ready for the soon-to-begin season, so preorder jerseys, caps, and more and choose a location near you to meet the Verde Van for pickup.
    Through Jan. 31  
    Citywide
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    B Movies and Bad History: Outbreaks

    With the threat of a pandemic no longer a possibility but a reality, join experts from the fields of film and public health for a look back at some of the best (and worst) examples of outbreaks on screen. From the laughable to the plausible, you'll see these flicks in a whole new light.
    Thu., Jan. 28, 7pm. $5; members, free.  
    The Bullock Museum Online
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    Donate Blood, Get a Free Thundercloud Sub

    Donate blood or platelets with We Are Blood to get a voucher for a free small ThunderCloud sub, redeemable through February. Appointments are mandatory; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
    Through Jan. 31  
    We Are Blood donor centers & mobile drives
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    Electric Lady Bird

    The Austin Public Library's streaming service, Electric Lady Bird, is now accepting submissions of local music. Upload 1-3 tracks to be considered, and jurors from the Austin music community will select the best albums. Selected musicians will be awarded $200, and the library will receive non-exclusive rights to stream the album/EP for a three-year term.
    Jan. 22-31  
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    Hi, How Are You Day

    Jan. 22 would've been Daniel Johnston's 60th birthday, and this event honors the dearly departed musician and raises funds for nonprofit Hi, How Are You Project's mental health initiatives. This year's HHAYD extends beyond his birthday and takes the form of a "Happy Habit-a-Thon," wherein a digital bingo card leads participants through activities designed to reinforce healthy habits, guide conversation, and reduce the stigma around mental illness. In addition, landmarks (like Johnston's beloved Hi, How Are You mural on the Drag) and sponsor American Campus Communities' West Campus properties will be illuminated in green, the hue of mental health awareness.
    Jan. 22-31. Free; donations encouraged.  
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    Racial Equity Series

    "The Path to Racial Equity: Practical Steps Toward a More Equal Society" is a six-week conversation series with community experts examining the issues and offering steps Austinites can take to be part of the solution. The sessions will be followed up with insights from thought leaders on Tuesdays via Facebook Live.
    Thursdays through Feb. 18, 5:30pm  
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    Texas Sweats for Pets

    For a great way to jump-start your fitness goals and contribute to those in need, look no further. Your donation includes access to three days of virtual workouts with adoptable animals from Austin Pets Alive! to keep you motivated. There's also a raffle and a contest that could get your pet featured in the "Fittest Dogs" issue of Austin Fit Magazine. Event proceeds are split between APA! and It's Time Texas, a nonprofit empowering Texans to lead healthier lives.
    Wed.-Fri., Jan. 27-29  
    Virtual
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    "The Path to Racial Equity" Series

    A coalition of 17 Central Texas orgs hosts this six-part virtual series examining different issues surrounding racial inequity in Austin. The series – which runs every Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm, between Jan. 14-Feb. 18 – aims to offer practical steps we can all take in our communities toward racial equity and opportunity. See website for schedule and guest lineup.
    Jan. 14-Feb. 18. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    AHS Car Raffle

    You could win a Mazda Miata convertible through the 17th annual Austin Humane Society car raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda. Each ticket provides one night of safe and warm shelter, nutritious food, quality medical care, and lots of love for a cat or dog who is waiting to find a home.
    Tickets available now; drawing held April 17. $20; three tickets for $50.  
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    AHS Tailgate Competition

    Austin Humane Society's Puppy Bowl XIV Tailgate Competition is officially underway! Andrea's Eats, Jo's Coffee, Austin Daily Press, and Yard Bar each compete with a tasty treat – and they're donating a percentage of sales to AHS. Try them all, and vote for your fave in the Facebook poll. The winning bite will be announced during the Puppy Bowl on Feb. 6.
    Through Feb. 5  
    Various locations
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    Austin Gilgronis Memberships

    Join AG Nation by purchasing a 2021 season membership for Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis. Matches will be held at Bold Stadium at Circuit of the Americas, and a season pass gets you access to eight home matches and all kinds of perks. Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold will perform after the opening game March 20.
    Ongoing; season begins March 20. $120 and up.  
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    BSC Reopening Business Safely Global Forum

    Business is not as usual. This is a safe place to talk about business concerns, share ideas, and hear from weekly business expert guests.
    Thursdays, 12-1pm. Through Dec. 16. Free.  
    Online
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    BSC's Rebuilding Business Nationwide Online Forum

    With Business Success Center's weekly forum, create strategic alliances and learn from other business owners in order to relaunch and rebuild carefully and successfully.
    Thursdays, noon-1pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

    Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
     
    Online
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    Cistern History Tours

    Take a guided 30-minute tour of the city’s former underground water storage tank. Masks are required.
    Ongoing. $7; free on Thursdays.  
    Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
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    Citywide Reimagining Public Safety Community Conversation

    Learn more about Austin's ongoing police reforms and share your thoughts and ideas about what it means to reimagine public safety for our communities.
    Thu., Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Concordia Men's Basketball

    Vs. Hardin-Simmons. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Thu., Jan. 28, 7:30pm  
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    Concordia Women's Basketball

    Vs. Hardin-Simmons. No spectators allowed; watch online.
    Thu., Jan. 28, 5:30pm  
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    Connect2Texas

    The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
     
    Online
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    Curbside Composting Virtual Town Hall

    Learn more about what you need to know about compostable materials, and ask any questions you have about the city's curbside composting program and its expansion.
    Thu., Jan. 28, 6-7pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour

    Take a 90-minute guided tour to see the ancient pictographs on the wall of the rock shelter below the park headquarters. Group size limited to 10; advance reservations required.
    Wed.-Sun., 10am & 3pm. $5.  
    Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site, Comstock
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    Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen

    Six hand-painted soundstage backdrops are on exhibit alongside artwork from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. The backdrops, on loan from Texas Performing Arts at UT-Austin, were created for MGM’s 1968 papal drama, The Shoes of the Fisherman, starring Anthony Quinn. These six replicas of Renaissance masterpieces in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were nearly discarded before being rescued in 2017.
    Through April 4. $10-20; free on Thursdays, 4-6pm, and first Sundays, noon-5pm.  
    McNay Museum, San Antonio
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    It’s Time Texas Community Challenge

    The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, hosted by statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas, is working to make healthier lifestyles accessible to all Texans. Participants track healthy activities, like eating healthy foods and doing physical activity, to earn points for their communities and weekly chances to win prizes. Registration is open now!
    Jan. 4-Feb. 28. Free.  
    Statewide
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    Lonestar Soccer Club Junior Academy

    Registration is now open for the Lonestar Junior Academy, which is designed for players who excel at the recreational level and require a more challenging, developmentally appropriate environment in order to maximize their potential.
    Academy begins Feb. 8. $295.  
    Various locations
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    Oyster Season

    It was a brave soul who ate the first oyster, and now the bivalve mollusks are on the dinner table. This is the time to get the freshest oysters as fishermen come into the Rockport/Fulton Harbor around 4-5pm. The annual Fulton Oyster Festival has been canceled for this year, but there are still plenty of oysters available at local markets and restaurants.
    Through April 30  
    Rockport/Fulton
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    Pavilion Wine Tasting

    Make a reservation to enjoy a flight of five wines on the covered pavilion with up to six friends and take the glass home as a souvenir.
    Daily, 10am-5pm. $30/person.  
    Becker Vineyards, Stonewall
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    Port of Brownsville Tour

    Take a unique four-hour tour of the busy seaport that includes a peek at the SpaceX Launch Facility and local wildlife.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-1pm. $25.  
    South Padre Island
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    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Reuse Hack Contest

    Have you discovered a great organizing hack with reused materials? Austin Creative Reuse wants to hear about it and reward the best one with a $10 gift card. Submit at least two photos, a description of materials used, and your social media handles to rethink@austincreativereuse.org to enter.
    Through Jan. 31  
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    Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

    Contemporary Texas women photographers share photos commenting on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
    Aug. 6-Jan. 31  
    Online
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    Out of Town

    Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

    Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
    Any day, anytime  
    Online
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    Texas Red Trivia

    A unique and entertaining trivia night with brewery prizes and a trophy to the top team.
    Thursdays, 7pm  
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    Tour Canyon Lake Gorge

    Make a reservation online to take a three-hour educational walk through the gorge cut when the Guadalupe River flooded over the dam.
    Ongoing. $10.  
    New Braunfels
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    Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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    Understanding Business Taxes Webinar

    Gain familiarity with the tax forms, due dates, and the financial information required to accurately complete various business tax returns. This is a two-day class; registration automatically registers you for both days.
    Wed.-Thu., Jan. 27-28, 9am-noon. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

    Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
    Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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    YMCA Early Learning Readiness Program

    A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.
    English: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30am. Spanish: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am.. Free.  
    Online
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    YWCA Warmline

    Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
    Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
    Via phone: 512/548-9922
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