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Free things to do in Austin the week of Feb. 23-29

Arianna Auber
One dollar from every St. Elmo beer sold on Sunday goes toward Mobile Loaves + Fishes. [Jay Janner / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]


Mobile Loaves + Fishes Fundraiser at St. Elmo Brewing. This month, St. Elmo Gives will be raising money for the local nonprofit Mobile Loaves + Fishes. One dollar from every pint sold on Sunday will be given to the organization focused on the homeless community. Americana group the Wasted Hearts will perform. 12 to 7 p.m. Sunday. 440 E. Saint Elmo Road.


Hotel Ella Salon Series: If These Walls Could Talk. This Black History Month edition of the Umlauf and Hotel Ella series features three creators of the new Neill-Cochran House Museum exhibition, “If These Walls Could Talk,” about Austin’s difficult history with race. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. 1900 Rio Grande St.


Fat Tuesday with Jim Beam. After providing Austinites with king cakes all season, Easy Tiger is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration with food specials, a Speak Easy Tiger pop-up bar by Jim Beam and tunes by DJ Gross Y'all. Specials include the King Cake Milkshake with Lick ice cream, Easy Tiger king cake and Jim Beam Black. 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. 709 E. Sixth St.


“Time and Again.” Lora Reynolds Gallery hosts a showing of new paintings by Carl Hammoud, which seems gripped in a balletic struggle between chaos and order and focus on three motifs: a spotless kitchen, a tightly cropped tangle of flowers and a disjointed image of a wall clock. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through April 25. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50.


“Original Copies: The Facsimile Before Photography.” At the Harry Ransom Center, Jane Raisch’s lecture will rethink and expand our understanding of what facsimile can mean today. (They do not hold a particularly revered position in bibliography and book history.) There will be a reception afterward. 4:30 p.m. Thursday. 300 W. 21st St.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Craft Pride’s 7th Anniversary Party. The Rainey Street bar peddling only Texas beers is celebrating lucky number seven by releasing seven beers the staff collaborated on with local breweries, including Austin Beerworks and Hedgehog Brewing. On-site food truck Via 313 will also debut a seven-ingredient pizza. Noon Feb. 29. 61 Rainey St.

Nature Day at Elisabet Ney Museum. Celebrate Austin’s prolific flora and fauna with nature and art activities, games, owl talk, sapling giveaways and more. Ney was a devout naturalist, drawing artistic inspiration from her Central Texas environment. 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 29. 304 E. 44th St.