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    Creek Show

    Waterloo Greenway's annual show takes over the newly renovated Waterloo Park for 10 days, with stunning light-based art installations by local designers, activities for kids and families, and live music each night from Austin's top talent of various genres. And it's free! Don't miss this one.
    Nov. 12-21  
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    Butterfly Bluegrass Jam

    Bluegrass fans can either come to enjoy the music or bring an instrument and jam with the group.
    Third Wednesdays, 8-10pm. Free.  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    Group Therapy at Hotel ZaZa

    Looking for a Thanksgiving meal as memorable as it is delicious? Reserve yourself a feast at the smart and snazzy Hotel ZaZa right in the heart of Downtown Austin, where the talented kitchen of Group Therapy will treat you very well indeed, fête-ing: you with the likes of a surf-n-turf crostini duo, sweet corn and poblano soup, and a Texas apple salad before you even get to the mains. And those mains? Orange Butter Scallop, with cauliflower pilaf and chili-rubbed baby carrots, is just one of the choices. (They also have the classic turkey option, natch.) You can à la carte everything here, of course, but we are so tempted by that order-the-whole-menu deal.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 4-11pm. $75.  
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    Out of Town

    "Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer"

    Known for her paintings and married to a famous photographer, this is the first exhibition that explores: O’Keeffe’s connection to photography.
    Sun., Oct. 17-Jan. 23, 2022  
    Museum Fine Arts, Houston
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    Austin Empty Bowl Project

    The 25th annual event is largely virtual, meaning two weeks to make an impact for those experiencing hunger. Go online to shop the store, bid on the silent auction, or make a donation to benefit Central Texas Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Those who buy bowls can pick them up at a drive-through Nov. 21 at CTFB.
    Through Nov. 20  
    Online; pick up bowls at Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis
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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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    Barr Mansion 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Barr Mansion is turning 40! Celebration features a certified organic, plant-based four-course meal. Local beer, Tito’s craft cocktails, and other libations included. Live music throughout the night by Wildflower Strings and special guest speakers. Cocktails from 5-6pm in the Artisan Ballroom and dinner on the Grand Lawn from 6-8pm. Proceeds benefit Clean Water Fund.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 5-8pm. $100.  
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    Bitcoin Is Eating the World

    Mystified by Bitcoin? Learn all about it at a free seminar.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 6:30pm. Free.  
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    Cenote Open Mic

    Got a song or two, a story to tell, or a joke you want to try on someone other than your S.O.? Cenote's Black Lodge is the perfect place to hop on the mic, and you might just discover the next big thing. Call ahead to confirm it's still on before heading out.
    Wednesdays, 6-8:45pm; sign up starts at 5:45  
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    Civic Events

    City Brand Program Community Conversation

    Share your thoughts and ideas about how the city can improve how it communicates with the community.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 6-7:30pm  
    Online
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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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    Date Night @ DAC: Block Party

    Reconnect with your inner child and meet new friends as you play with LEGO blocks.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 7pm  
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    Sports

    East Side Beer Runners

    A community merging the two passions of pounding pavement and pounding pints. Run. Beer. Repeat.
    Wednesdays, 6:30pm  
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    Effective Communication Strategies

    A webinar about communicating with people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
    Wed., Nov. 17, noon. Free.  
    Virtual
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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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    Give on the Green

    Live music, laughs, and food from Little Ola's, benefiting nonprofit Texans Can Academies, which supports underserved youth seeking high school diplomas.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 4:30pm. $50.  
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    Kids

    Homeschool Day at Bullock

    Enjoy a free day full of discovery and learning reserved specifically for homeschool families.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 10am-5pm  
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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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    Marquise Salon Suites Toys for Tots Drop-Off

    The salon celebrates its first anniversary by partnering with the Marines to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need.
    Through Dec. 6. Mon., 10am-3pm; Tue.-Sat., 11am-5pm  
    Marquise Salon Suites, 7010 Hwy. 71 W. #150
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    Music on the Lawn

    Arrive early to get a spot on the veranda or bring blankets and chairs for picnic-style dinner service and hear local artists play under the pecan tree at sunset.
    Wednesdays, 6pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    Civic Events

    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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    Pub Quiz at Baker Street

    Triviaficionados are welcome to join this COVID-cautious quiz to compete for prizes.
    Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Free.  
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    Pumpkins for Pigs

    Those pretty pumpkins that make such lovely fall displays can be repurposed as food for the porcine residents of Central Texas Pig Rescue. Donate your intact, undecorated gourds at various locations, and text 512/850-6825 if you have a big haul to give (30+).
    Ongoing  
    16903 Sabertooth Dr., Round Rock; Rebel Cheese, 2200 Aldrich; Zucchini Kill Bakery, 701 E. 53rd; River City Wellness; 8708 S. Congress
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    Reiki Meditation

    Reiki is a modality that channels life force energy through you to bring optimal health to your mind, body and spirit.
    Wednesdays, 3:30pm. $22.  
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    Remove Fear

    Gabriel from GabrielMindDetox will help you through different modalities to dissolve the root of your fear, and step into your own power and freedom.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 6pm. $33.  
    Flow Yoga, 2167 Anderson
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    Revealed: An Illustrated Bible

    View 23 prints from the collection Revealed: A Storybook for Grown–Ups from Christians in the Visual Arts.
    Through Nov. 18. Free.  
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    Sacred Song Circle

    Kirtan mantra chanting, singing, praying, sounds, and drums.
    Wed., Nov. 17. Free.  
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    Shop Early, Support Local

    A holiday pop-up shop co-hosted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance, with free refreshments and lots of local small businesses and independent artisans.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 4-6pm  
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    Sports

    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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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Aba Mediterranean

    This year, enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with a Mediterranean twist from Aba. They've got to-go meals for two, four or six guests, and these palate-pleasing packages include: classic hummus and pumpkin hummus, with crudites and house bread; salad, black truffle orzo; crispy Brussels sprouts; beef tenderloin kebab; crispy chicken thigh with sautéed greens and butternut squash, and a honey pie to finish. Note: Order by Sun., Nov. 21, at 9am; pick-up and deliveries are on Wed., Nov. 24, 10am-4pm; all items are delivered cold with reheating instructions.
    $59.95 per person.  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Emmer & Rye

    The award-winning Emmer & Rye team led by Kevin Fink offers dinner meal kits that include a six-course meal and featuring a combination of fully prepared dishes and dishes that require minimal cooking. For instance, the kit for two people comes with a choice of protein (whole roasted heritage chicken or smoked lions mane mushroom) and all of the following sides & desserts: mixed green salad with hibiscus vinaigrette, sourdough stuffing, Deer Creek cheddar green bean casserole, roasted Kennebec potatoes; chicken gravy, Parker House rolls with cultured butter & pear jam, persimmon cobbler & rouge de Bourdeaux ice cream, and lavender cookies. Note: All orders must be picked up on Wed., Nov. 24.
    $150 (for two).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Fleming's Steakhouse

    Ah, the elegance of Fleming's. (We noted the restaurant's appeal in this review. This year, enjoy a three-courser featuring the traditional herb-roasted turkey, or adventure deliciously beefward and choose a classic filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye instead. (Pro tip: You'll want to opt for the lobster bisque as a starter; it's smooth and creamy heaven in a bowl.) Note: Dining in is such a treat at this place, and both the Domain and Downtown locations will be open, but you can also pre-order for picking up.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 11am-8pm  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Foxy's Proper Pub

    Where will you eat on Thanksgiving day, citizen? How about at this classic Irish pub Downtown – locally owned and operated, no less – where they'll be celebrating the holiday with $10 traditional turkey plates and $3 Wild Turkey bourbon gravy boats (while supplies last). Just like at home, the meal will be buffet-style for dine-in only. Bonus: Guests are encouraged to help decorate for Christmas afterward. Now, that's some community fun right there, tell you what.
    Thu., Nov. 25, noon-12mid  
    201 Brazos
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Fresa's

    Yeah, they do chicken so well, but – they're not just about the chickens, people! You want a Fresa's take on Thanksgiving with an al carbon twist and an entire roast turkey with a wealth of succulent sides? Fresa's has you covered with to-go packages that can accommodate from four to ten people, meals that include a whole ready-to-eat bird, pan gravy, citrus-serrano cranberry sauce, chorizo stuffing, and sides like, oh, how does poblano spinach gratin sound? Dona's mac-and-chese? Sweet potato mash? There's even more to choose from, and a trio of pie options as well. Note: Orders can be placed online or by phone until Tue., Nov. 23; all meals must be picked up at Fresa’s South First on Thu., Nov. 25.
    Prices vary for a la carte; full meal packages, $185-285.  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Goodall's at Hotel Ella

    This year, let the flavor professionals at Goodall's Kitchen – you know: right there in the lovely Hotel Ella – let them handle your holiday foodie desires, whether it's an actual dine-in, family-style feast or one of their to-go Thanksgiving Meal Kits featuring turkey and all the trimming. You and, if you got 'em, your guests will be so happy you'll want to have another scotch and keep playing Uno all night long. Note: Pre-order by Nov. 20 for picking up on Thanksgiving day, from noon-5:30pm.
    $75 (dine-in; $25, kids).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Goodstock by Nolan Ryan

    With Goodstock’s holiday pre-order menu, you can enjoy a hassle-free and delicious Thanksgiving meal from the acclaimed meatmonger's outpost in Round Rock and directly to wherever you live. Order everything from fully cooked meats to seasonal delicacies – turkey? yes! beef? their specialty! and you'll be surprised what all else – and you can order it online (until Nov. 19) for picking up until Nov. 24.
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Huckleberry

    Yeah, we're big fans of what Davis Turner and his crew cook up in this town. Which is why we're telling you about (and hoping to score one of) these flavor-packed Thanksgiving to-go packages before they're sold out: smoked turkey breast, envy gravy, pimento cheese mashed taters, sweet potato hash, green bean casserole, and handsize apple pies. Note: Order by noon on Fri., Nov. 19; pick up on Wed., Nov. 24, 11am-3pm.
    $140 (feeds four to six).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Launderette

    This Eastside culinary gem among culinary gems is offering holiday dishes from gruyère scalloped potatoes to a chocolate pecan tart, with all manner of yum in between. Their roasted bone-in turkey feast (which will satisfy four to six hungry citizens) comes with turkey gravy, herbed sourdough stuffing (mmmm, fennel sausage, leeks, and apple), ginger cranberry sauce, and honey butter pull-apart rolls. They've also got a beef tenderloin option, and sides a-plenty, but we just keep thinking about that incredible homemade rosemary ice cream ($15 a pint). Note: Pre-order by Mon., Nov. 22.
    $190 (turkey), $230 (beef).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Sala & Betty

    This epicenter of elevated downhome noms on Airport brings the turkey, turkey, turkey exuberance to full culinary force and accompanies the roasted bird with sides like wagyu excellente chorizo, garlic green beans, wild rice, Waldorf salad, and more. Note: Order by Nov. 22 for pickup on Wed., Nov. 24, 11am-5pm.
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Sawyer & Co.

    Stephen Shallcross' acclaimed bastion of boudin and other bodacious noms is offering some great multi-person holiday packages for pick-up or delivery this year – Cajun-fried turkey breast, herb-crusted pork tenderloin, a tempting array of sides (we're fond of the dirty rice dressing and the candied sweet potatoes with pecans) – but, also, listen: If you just can’t wait until the end of the month to get your gobbler on, Sawyer & Co. is currently offering turkey every Thursday all day long, featuring that Cajun-fried turkey breast with gravy, cranberry orange relish, cornbread dressing, a cornbread muffin, and your choice of one side for $9.99.
    $85 (serves four).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Simi Estiatoria: Baklava

    How many layers of memory in a lifetime of Thanksgivings? Easier to gauge: How many layers of sweet and delicate filo dough in Simi Estiatorio’s crowd-favorite baklava? The highly sought Mediterranean dessert will be available by pre-order for picking up at the restaurant, fresh and just in time for turkey day. Note: Order the delectably large pastries Nov. 17-23, noon-10pm, for pick-up on Wed. Nov., 24, 5-10pm.
    $50 (5 pieces), $100 (10 pieces).  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: The Carillon

    Right out these bells! The Carillon's to-go holiday meals were such a big hit last year, they're offering their Thanksgiving Feast at Home again. Their dinner-for-four includes, to be remarkably precise: two pounds sliced smoked turkey breast; three quarts sage and fennel cornbread stuffing; three quarts whipped potatoes; one quart pan gravy; three quarts green bean casserole; three quarts honey-glazed carrots; one pint orange-cranberry relish; one pecan pie; one pumpkin pie; and *whew* eight dinner rolls. Oh, baby! Note: They're taking orders through Thu., Nov. 18.
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Tiny Pies

    Yes, this excellent place has tiny pies and regular-sized pies, and they're all *chef's kiss*. If (for some odd reason) you don't want to treat your friends and family to their Thanksgiving 12-pack of tiny pies - two pumpkin, two Dutchy's apple, two pecan, two cherry, two apple cranberry, and two Texas Two-Step – then maybe a full-size Sweet Texas Pecan or Pumpkin Chai will tempt your dessert-loving palate? Or if you're wanting to go savory, how about a four-pack of turkey pot pies, filled with cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, roast turkey in gravy, and mashed potatoes? Get them – and more – while you can.
    Prices vary.  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Z'Tejas

    Supercharge your turkey day delights with some Southwestern-style cuisine from this popular local eatery, with a package sliced and deboned light- and dark-meat turkey, poblano mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mixed fall veggies, cranberry sauce, and chipotle-roasted turkey gravy. Also, your choice of pumpkin cheesecake, ancho fudge pie, or a gallon of margaritas. (Ah, the ol' Z'Tejas Margaritas for Thanksgiving gambit? We approve!) Note: Pre-order by Nov. 19 for picking up on Nov. 23 or 24.
    $100 (feeds four to six).  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    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 Climate Conversation

    Windsor Park Neighborhood Association presents a talk with local electric vehicle builders to earn about EV rebate programs and the local EV scene.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 7pm. Free.  
    Livestreamed
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    Out of Town

    The Trains at NorthPark

    Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the longstanding tradition features the most elaborate miniature toy train exhibit in Texas, with trains rolling along 1,300 feet of track on a journey across America.
    Nov. 13-Jan. 2. $5-10.  
    NorthPark Center, Dallas
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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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    Thanksgiving Dining

    Trace at the W

    This acclaimed venue of fine dining in the W Hotel is offering a three-course prix fixe, with tantalizing befores and afters surrounding the main dish of cider-glazed turkey or smoked prime rib or grilled pastrami-spiced salmon.
    Thu., Nov. 25, seatings at noon, 3pm, 6pm. $72.  
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    Events

    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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    Sports

    University of Texas Men's Basketball

    Vs. Northern Colorado.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 7:30pm  
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    Sports

    University of Texas Women's Basketball

    Vs. Southeast Missouri.
    Wed., Nov. 17, 11am  
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    Events

    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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    Sports

    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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    Sports

    Washers & Whiskey Wednesdays

    Dreamland hosts a free washer tournament with prizes. Come early to enjoy whiskey specials.
    Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Free.  
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    Wine Down Wednesdays

    The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation brings local musicians to Republic Square for a free outdoor concert series.
    Nov. 17-Dec. 15. Every other Wednesday, 5-7pm. Free.  
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    Civic Events

    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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    Yoga Nidra

    An ancient meditation practice that can deeply restore the body and mind.
    Wednesdays, 7pm. $22.  
Ongoing

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