6pm tonight to 6pm Friday night it's time to Amplify Austin! Donate to one (or several) of the 700 organizations working to keep Austin thriving! March 2-3, 6pm to 6pm.
Austin nonprofit I Live Here, I Give Here is holding their fifth annual Amplify Austin Day which hopes to raise $9 million in 24 hours online for more than 700 mission-driven organizations across seven Central Texas counties. More than 160,000 individual donations have raised almost $25 million since 2013! And you can schedule your donation in advance if that's more convenient. See website for additional details. And donate, donate, donate! Thu., March 2, 6pm to Fri., March 3, 6pm.
Amplify Austin Day 2017 fundraiser with live music, $5 hot plates, beer and cocktails, and more to help make it possible to take more than 600 at-risk kids out on the river this summer. 5-9pm. Free.
Meet the entrepreneurs who make up the third cohort of the ATX+PAK launch program and learn how they are coming up with solutions that address problems in their area. 6pm. Free.
Galvanize, classroom three on third floor, 118 Nueces
Back on My Feet Austin is a nonprofit that fights homelessness through running, community support, employment, and housing resources. This year’s theme is “Sneakers and Spurs” which'll feature a cocktail hour, a seated dinner, a silent and live auction, and more. 6:30-10pm. $125, or a table of 10 for $1,200.
JW Marriott Hotel, 110 E. Second
Music, food, and shopping. Free.
The only kind of jail I want to be in is to raise funds for the African American Youth Harvest Foundation. You volunteer to be "arrested" and placed in "jail," then go before a "judge" who sets the "bail" amount. Then you raise that amount of money and you are set free. 6pm. Free.
6633 Hwy. 290 E. #307, 512/428-4480 x216
Applications due by March 31. Show runs May 12-Sept. 4. Artists of all backgrounds and ages are encouraged to apply. Selected pieces will be displayed at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center. Dec. 22 through March 31..
This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.
Electronic Planet Ensemble presents the 20th iteration of Robot Daddy, featuring an original score accented by the poetry of David Jewell and a light show by Patrick Anthony. Thu.-Sun., March 2-12. $15-35.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282
Hosted by AIA Austin's Women in Architecture, this inaugural three-week event will feature three exhibits highlighting the work of female architects with an opening party Fri., Feb. 10, with guest speaker Wendy Davis. See website for more. Runs through March 2. Suggested donation with rsvp.
249 W. Second
Kristine Stiphany speaks. noon. Free.
Architecture and Planning Library, BTL 200
The Texas Land Conservation Conference celebrates its 21st year with a conference featuring 50 industry leaders and experts. Wed.-Fri., March 1-3. $450 for full conference badge.
Helen Shenton, librarian and college archivist of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, presents a talk on the large social and technological shifts underway in education, research, teaching, and learning that are changing libraries. 7pm. Free.
Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.
A happy hour with $3 Independence brews followed by trivia to benefit Family Eldercare. 6pm. Free, $5 donation welcome.
The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.
We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266