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  • Texas Book Festival

    Discover new stories with Texas Book Festival. This year's Fest is going hybrid featuring virtual sessions & in-person programming at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library. The event is free and open to the public. Register for your favorite sessions today! Find out more on their website.
    Oct. 23-31  
    Virtual/In-Person Hybrid Event
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    Austin FC

    Vs. San Jose.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 7pm  
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    Brush Lettering Workshop

    Want to learn how to create gorgeous hand-lettered cards, gifts, and more? Get an intro lesson with professional calligrapher Amanda Reid, plus small bites and bevs. Supplies included.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 11am-1pm. $85.  
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    Clear the Shelters

    Now's a great time to add to your fur family! Local shelters are waiving adoption fees for a limited time as part of the "Clear the Shelters" initiative, and have several upcoming adoption events. Check out pet profiles and find your next buddy at austinpetsalive.org or austintexas.gov/department/adopt-pet.
    Through Sept. 19
    Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop; Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez
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    Negroni Week

    Enjoy a classic cocktail for a cause during this week, when bartenders all over town whip up negronis and proceeds go to a variety of charity partners. Just to name a few participating venues: Irene's and Central Standard collect for the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation, Little Nicky's and Il Brutto raise funds for the Southern Smoke Foundation ... there are too many to list! Get details on participating venues and charity partners online.
    Through Sept. 19  
    Various locations
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    Out of Town

    Port A Music Fest

    The sound of music greets visitors as they make their way around the island on the Taco and Margarita Trail.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 17-19  
    Port Aransas
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    Yard Bar Dunk Smash Birthday Bash

    Fruit Smash Hard Seltzer sponsors this shindig to celebrate puppy paradise Yard Bar, where humans can partake in a multitude of activities including a dunk tank, face painting, and carnival games, and best friends can romp in the dog park. Plus, Austin Humane Society will be on hand with adoptable doggos!
    Sat., Sept. 18, noon-4pm. $20-30.  
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    A Day at the Farm and Farmers' Market

    Shop with the local growers, ranchers, and crafters, and then explore the grounds of a 1850s farm.
    Saturdays, 9am-1pm  
    Boerne
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    Kids

    All-Ages Virtual Storytime

    Featuring stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and other extension activities. Registration required.
    Saturdays, 10:30am  
    Virtual
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    Austin FC Pub Club

    If you can't be at the game, the next best thing is watching it at one of Austin FC's bar partners. Check out the list to find one near you.
    Ongoing  
    Various locations
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    Austin FC Watch Party

    CMW's massive beer hall and biergarten make it a great place to check out the game, projected in the beer hall and on the taproom TVs.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 8pm  
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    Kids

    Austin Fire Youth Explorers

    City of Austin Fire Department is recruiting youth ages 14-20 to join Exploring, Boy Scouts of America's character and career development program for youth. The AFD Explorer Post #370 teaches youth about careers in fire rescue and helps them sharpen leadership skills.
    Deadline: Oct. 1. Free.  
    Apply online
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    Austin Flea

    Two chances to catch the Flea this weekend and shop their collection of local goods: Find them at Violet Crown Saturday and at Radio Sunday.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10am-4pm  
    Violet Crown Clubhouse, 7100 Woodrow; Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Menchaca Rd.
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Kids

    Baby Bloomers

    A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners.
    Saturdays, 8-10am  
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    Blues Festival & BBQ Cook-Off

    A full day of the best names in blues, including W.C. Clark, Lavelle White, Chris Duarte, and many more, plus a cook-off with categories spanning barbecue, margaritas, beans, and cook's choice.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 11-2am. $10 GA.  
    Buck's Backyard, 1750 FM 1626, Buda
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    Breastfeeding Support Group

    Baylor Scott & White Round Rock offers a virtual space to discuss nursing and child development with a certified lactation consultant.
    Third Saturdays, 11am. Free.  
    Zoom
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    Buda Plein Air Festival

    Live music, art, and activities for kids abound at this three-day celebration.
    Sept. 16-18. Free.  
    Downtown Buda
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    Cedar Park Scavenger Hunt

    Cedar Park Parks & Rec presents a scavenger hunt you do at your own pace at each of its 10 lovely parks. Find the QR code, solve the clue, and take a photo to submit for a chance to win prizes.
    Through Sept. 30  
    Various locations
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    Civic Events

    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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    Día de los Muertos Exhibit

    The annual exhibit features ofrendas commemorating loved ones who have passed in highly personal and artistic altars.
    Fri., Sept. 17-Sat., Oct. 16. Free.  
    Nave Museum, Victoria
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    Kids

    Disaster Preparedness Art Contest

    September is National Preparedness Month, so what better time to create art about preparing for emergencies? The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is putting together a calendar that will feature elementary schoolchildren's artwork that's focused on the topic of disaster preparedness. Get out the art supplies and submit by Oct. 1.
    Deadline: Oct. 1  
    Submit online
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    Drop Spindle Spinning Class

    Learn about how the pioneers used the drop spindle to create thread, then try it for yourself.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10am-2pm. $65.  
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    Embolden Workshop Series: Fund Your Project

    Connect with other artists and learn about funding your next project with a panel and Q&A featuring Suhailah Waheed of Giving Geeks, Simone Alexander of Ground Floor Theatre and New Manifest Theatre, and Heather Arnos of Armstrong Community Music School.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 3pm. By donation; $8-25 suggested.  
    Virtual or at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Out of Town

    Fall Equinox Concert with Rudi & the Rudiments

    The Music in the Cave series features the guitar wizardry of Rudi Harst backed up by his stellar band in the underground Throne Room.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 7pm. $35.  
    Cave Without a Name, Boerne
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    Out of Town

    GrapeFest

    The days of wine, music, food, and more return to the Metroplex at one of the largest festivals in Texas focused on enology.
    Thu.-Sun., Sept. 16-19  
    Grapevine
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    HummerBird Celebration

    Ruby-throated hummingbirds are the stars of the show, but there will be self-guided tours, boat tours, lectures, and maps to see the resident and migrating fowl on the coast.
    Thu.-Sat., Sept. 16-19  
    Rockport
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    Huston-Tillotson Volleyball

    Vs. Wiley College.Fri., Sept. 17, 6pm. Vs. Paul Quinn College. Sat., Sept. 18, 1pm  
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    Out of Town

    Indian Artifact, Gem, and Mineral Show

    Vendors from all over the country come to sell and show their wares. Paid tickets get into Merritt’s Rock Museum as a bonus.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 9am-3pm. $8.  
    Lampasas
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    Jaguar Jog

    This 5K/10K benefits Johnson High School Band. Get details on the race and volunteer opportunities on the website.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 8am. $20.  
    Johnson High School, 4260 RR 967, Buda
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Knitting: A Stitch in Time

    Learn a bit about the history of knitting in Pioneer Farms' historic spinning room and get all the tools you need to start this practical and fun hobby.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10am-2pm. $60.  
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    Leatherworking: The Basics

    Get hands-on working with leather from start to finish, and go away with your own project and a valuable skill you can use for years to create bags, belts, and more.
    Third Saturdays, 10am-2:30pm. $100.  
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    LEEF MUDstacle & Family Fun Run

    The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation enriches educational opportunities in Leander ISD, and participating in their fun run is a way to contribute and get some exercise. LEEF will provide a playlist and an electronic race packet with an obstacle course for registrants, and you can even meet Ringo the Ringtail, the official mascot of the Texas Stars, at Thursday or Friday packet pickup. Get all the deets when you sign up.
    Packet pickup: Thu.-Sat., Sept. 16-18. $25.  
    Virtual
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    Looking Back and Moving Forward: Austin ISD Community Conversations

    KUT’s Claire McInerny and Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera moderate a panel with community members on their experiences with historic inequities in the district and how AISD can begin to rebuild trust.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10:30am-12:30pm  
    Online
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    Museum of Ice Cream

    Experience the joy of ice cream at this imaginative and immersive museum filled with installations and fun for kids and adults.
    Aug. 21-Sept. 30; open daily except Tuesdays, 10am-8pm. $39.  
    11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128 (at the Domain)
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    Out of Town

    No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

    Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
    April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
    Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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    Out of Town

    Open Days at the Garden

    Make a reservation to tour the garden planted by a former Texas A&M professor featuring more than 3,000 plants (1000 unique taxa) from Mexico, Asia, and the United States. The nursery will be open on Open Days.
    Sat., Sept. 11, 18, 25, 10am & 11am. $15.  
    John Fairey Garden, Hempstead
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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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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    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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    SOLD OUT: ¡Viva México!

    This annual event showcases visual art, dance, and musical performances that explore Mexico’s history through cultural art traditions.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 5-9pm  
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    Southwestern University Football

    Hometown Hero Day, vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 7pm  
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    Sticky Startup Day Party

    Celebrate the launch of new app Gum, which promises to put "Silicon Valley in your pocket" and connect startup founders, investors, and fans. Music, food, and fun are promised, and proceeds from the event go to nonprofit Girlstart.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10am-6pm. Free to $100.  
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    Still Austin Whiskey Fourth Anniversary Party

    Still Austin is preschool age now, so join them to celebrate with drag queen bingo hosted by Jezebel, a vinyl set from DJ Ziggy, and live painting from local artists Jiminai, Jeff Skele, and Erik Ross.
    Sat., Sept. 18, noon-10pm. Free.  
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    Stronger Austin Virtual Classes

    Stronger Austin offers a wide variety of free virtual fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba, and you're bound to find one that fits your schedule amongst their daily offerings.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Succulent Native Grand Opening Party

    Celebrate the second location of succulent and houseplant shop Succulent Native, where you'll be treated to drinks, snacks, and giveaways as you peruse their selections of local plants, gifts, decor, and more.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 11am-6pm. Free.  
    Succulent Native South, 2058 S. Lamar
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    Taco Lovers Pop Up

    Local artisan vendors, an open mic, and of course, tacos.
    Sat.-Sun., Oct. 16-17, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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    The Bullock Museum: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

    This powerful show, a traveling exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society, explores the transformative years after the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow, centering on stories of African Americans who pursued the ideals of Reconstruction and persevered in the face of a developing legal system promoting racial inequality.
    Through Nov. 28
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    The Maker's Market

    Eastside Pop Up takes over the lots at High Noon & Long Play to provide a bevy of merchandise from fave local artisans, makers, and vintage collectors, with the bonus of bites and bevs from the two venues, Freewheelin' Coffee, and Texsueño.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 11am-4pm. Free.  
    High Noon & Long Play Lounge, 1910 /2000 E. Cesar Chavez
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    Out of Town

    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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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Virtual APL Book Clubs

    Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
    Ongoing  
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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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