Happenings

March 7-12

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Friday 7

AUSTIN UNDER 40 AWARDS honor young Austin­ites who have demonstrated outstanding professional and community achievement. Gala and silent auction benefit Austin Sunshine Camps and Young Women's Alliance Foundation. 7pm-1am. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces, 263-4146. $100. www.austinunder40.org.

BLACK CHURCH WEEK OF PRAYER FOR THE HEALING OF AIDS Join in the citywide unity observance of this national awareness effort, including anonymous and confidential HIV testing and other health screenings. 6:30pm. David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2211 E. MLK, 972-5184.


Saturday 8

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT Join KOOP Radio hosts Sarah Fusco and Katie Vitale, along with Vagina Monologues organizer Sascha Tunney, activist Marguerite Jones, and Circle of Health representative Sarah Bellow, for live music, festivities, and giveaways. (See Club Listings) 8pm. Mother Egan's Irish Pub, 715 W. Sixth, 478-7747. $5 suggested donation. www.koop.org.

GENAUSTIN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELE­BRATION Art, music, and prizes at this gathering featuring a talk from Ann Richards School's Sylvia Acevedo. 6-10pm. ACN Seminars Austin Conference Center, 3809 S. Second Bldg. A, 448-2266. $5 minimum donation. www.remarkableconferences.com.


Sunday 9

SOCIAL ACTION FORUM: HART VIGES Wildflower Church hosts Hart Viges of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Noon-1pm. South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca, 674-5559. Free.

WEEKLY PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM Travis Co. Com­missioner Sarah Eckhardt discusses growth, transportation, and other challenges. Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 452-6168. Free. www.austinuu.org.


Tuesday 11

TRAVIS CO. GREEN PARTY CONSOLIDATED PRE­CINCT CONVENTION 7-9pm. Brick Oven Restaurant, 1209 Red River, 477-7006. www.traviscountygreens.org.


Wednesday 12

AUSTIN PERMACULTURE GUILD WINTER TALK SERIES presents Eco-Villages, Intentional Communities, Co-Housing, featuring various eco-villages around the world. 7pm. Habitat Suites, 500 E. Highland Mall Blvd., 619-5363. Free. www.permie.us.

CLEANTX FORUM: CARBON PRICING & THE TRANSITION FROM VOLUNTARY TO MANDATORY MARKETS A panel discussing possible economic opportunities. 5pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 695-6377. $30 ($20, in advance). www.cleantx.org.


Ongoing

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK Open to all, this weeklong program breeds activism. Attend workshops, write press releases, speak in public, participate in Direct Action Day, Death Penalty Lobby Day, and more. Register online. Mon.-Fri., March 10-14. UT campus. www.springbreakalternative.org.

BECOME A WORKERS' RIGHTS EDUCATOR The Workers Defense Project seeks Spanish speakers interested in educating immigrants about their rights in Texas. Training provided. www.workersdefense.org.

MARCH AGAINST THE BORDER WALL ALTERNA­TIVE SPRING BREAK March from Roma to Browns­ville to bring attention to the ecological and property-access violations caused by the wall. March 8-16. 956/203-1499. www.mysignup.com/noborderwallwalk.

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST Design the new Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance T-shirt, and win $200. See www.aquiferalliance.org for details. Deadline: March 14.

HISTORY BY HAND: SELECTIONS FROM THE PAPERS OF GOVERNOR ELISHA M. & LUCADIA PEASE See the letters, diaries, receipts, ledgers, and other documents of the Peases in this exhibit exploring 19th century written communication. Through July 20. Mon.-Wed., 10am-9pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 974-7400. www.cityofaustin.org/library.

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