ABC Kite Fest, Amplify Austin and 6 other things for Northwest Austinites to do this weekend, March 2-5

ABC Kite Fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Zilker Park in Austin.

ABC Kite Fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Zilker Park in Austin.

Here are a few events happening this weekend in and around Northwest Austin.

THURSDAY


1. Amplify Austin
The city’s fifth annual communitywide online giving event encourages residents and others to help local nonprofits. This year the organization hopes to raise more than $9 million for almost 700 organizations.


All day. Donations accepted. 512-717-4190. www.amplifyatx.org



FRIDAY


2. WORTH THE TRIP: Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out
The fourth annual event is a combined effort among eight local law enforcement agencies, including the Austin Police Department, Travis County Sheriff’s Office and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. Officers train and compete together as part of the public competition. The event benefits the Sunshine Kids Foundation and the Greater Austin Crime Commission.


8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Cabela’s, 15570 I-35, Buda. 512-854-5243. www.tcsheriff.org/community/events/cap-tx-chute-out



SATURDAY


It's My Park Day Austin Parks Foundation hosts the 15th annual It's My Park Day event on Saturday.[/caption]

3. It’s My Park Day
Austin residents join Austin Parks Foundation for the 15th annual event. Volunteers clean and repair city parks in Austin as part of the annual citywide tradition. In spring 2016, more than 3,500 volunteers helped complete 115 citywide park projects. Residents can submit project ideas to APF. Volunteers should register online.


8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Locations vary. 512-477-1566. www.austinparks.org/impd


4. It’s My ‘Pardon Our Mess’ Day
Hosted by the North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhoods, residents are invited to help tidy up, beautify and celebrate Brownie Park, which is under construction. Activities may include meeting neighbors, planting wildflowers, picking up trash and exploring the new parkland.

10 a.m.-noon. Free. Brownie Neighborhood Park, 10000 Brownie Drive. [email protected] https://nlct.wordpress.com/category/brownie.

5. ATX Hack the Traffic
The Austin Transportation Department and The University of Texas Center for Transportation Research invite developers, designers and analysts to try to solve Austin’s transportation challenges using data and technology. Attendees will be able to experiment with single-board computers, travel sensors and travel-time data to help develop an open-source travel sensor, an analytics tool or digital visualizations that might be featured as part of Austin’s Smart City initiatives.

Noon-6 p.m. Free. Galvanize Austin, 118 Nueces St., Austin. https://github.com/cityofaustin/hack-the-traffic

6. Cheers for Children fundraiser
Benefiting the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas Behavioral Health Unit, the 18th annual event includes wine, bourbon and food tastings; live music; and a silent auction.

6:30 p.m. $100. Canyon View Event Center, 4800 Spicewood Springs Road. 512-563-2927. www.cheersforchildrenatx.com


7. Intercultural Fashion Show 2017
The event features designers from the Austin area as well as throughout the world and benefits the Austin Intercultural Network. The fashion show also highlights high couture women’s fashion, men’s ensemble and one-of-a-kind creations made with recycled and upcycled fabrics.


7-9 p.m. $30 (per person), $50 (per couple), VIP tickets and sponsorships available. The Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave. [email protected] www.austincultural.org



SUNDAY


8. ABC Kite Fest
The festival features food, vendors and the second annual MossFest concert as well as competitions such as the most unusual kite contest and the inaugural Anteater Fun Run. Proceeds benefit Communities In Schools of Central Texas, which works with schools to help at-risk youth stay in school and graduate, and the Moss Pieratt Foundation. The rain date is March 12.


10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. 512-448-5483. www.abckitefestival.org