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Shopping, cultural celebrations and more fun this weekend

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You can find all sorts of treasures at the Settlement Home sale. CONTRIBUTED

Looking for something to do this weekend? We have a few suggestions. But there’s always more fun to be had in Austin — find more events at austin360.com/things-to-do.

Settlement Home 41st Annual Garage & Estate Sale. This isn’t your average neighborhood garage sale. Each year, more than 25,000 shoppers flock to the Settlement Home for Children’s sale to get their hands on unique items and bargain-priced merchandise, all the proceeds of which go toward the Settlement Home. Departments at the sale include shoes, art, books, clothing, gardening supplies, holiday and more. Friday’s sale costs $5-$7 to get in; the rest of the days, entry is free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4-5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. settlementhome.org/charity-garage-estate-sale.

The 25th Annual Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival. Native Americans are connecting with their heritage, while also inviting the local community to experience their cultures firsthand, at this festival hosted by Great Promise for American Indians. The full day of activities includes an Indian market, a food court, traditional Native American dances and contests, and more. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 5. $5; children younger than 12 are free. Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane. austinpowwow.net/austin-powwow.

Austin Celtic Festival 2016. The 20th edition of this fest combines the cultural traditions of Ireland and Scotland, such as music, dancing, the Highland Games and storytelling. Plus, if you want to learn how to dance or play instruments like the fiddle, banjo, bodhran and Irish pipes, workshops are available. Austin’s version of the Highland Games — in which there are competitions like the caber toss — is as authentic as it gets. Noon-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5-6. $18-$30. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. austincelticfestival.com.

Lit Crawl Austin. The Texas Book Festival’s Lit Crawl returns with another night of irreverent literary-related events, including a live show with an all-librarian band, an edition of Noir at the Bar and an ’80s trivia game testing authors’ knowledge on the era. You might also see a rousing game of “Lit Crawl Against Humanity.” Most of the venues this year will be along East Cesar Chavez Street and include the Austin Public Library, the Austin Toy Museum and cocktail bar Weather Up. 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Mostly free or $10 suggested donation. Various locations. texasbookfestival.org/lit-crawl.

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