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350 Austin Monthly Meeting

The March gathering focuses on discussing their goals and defeating House Bill 420, the "Exxoneration Bill." 6:30pm. Free.

Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/751-5650

www.350-austin.org

Astronomy on Tap

Local smart people come together to ponder the stars and drink beer. Topics covered will include dwarf satellite galaxies, astrobiology, and galactic archaeology. 7:30pm. Free.

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765

www.ndvenue.com

BRAVE Community Conversation on Criminal Justice

A diverse panel of specialists in the criminal justice system discuss police and prison reform, privatized prisons, juvenile justice, mass incarceration, profiling, and more. Get inspired to fight for change. 7-9pm. Free.

ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville, 512/223-7000

www.bravecommunities.org

Coffee with a Cop

Join Region I District Reps for an opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas over coffee. 7:30-9am.

Starbucks, 600 Congress

www.austintexas.gov

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

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Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Austin could not be a better home for this exhibit focused on the history of music festivals. Artifacts and concert footage bring the experience alive whether it's Hendrix at Monterey or Queen at Live Aid - both featured in a video montage of the Top 10 festival performances of all-time. Artifacts include Muddy Waters' '59 Martin acoustic played at the '68 Newport Folk Festival, a poster board stenciled sign by Banksy, and Dave Navarro's Jane's Addiction stage getup. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. March 10-July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Looking Forward by Looking Back

The curator of the new Bob Dylan archive, Michael Chaiken will be joined by two UT scholars, Thomas Palaima and Thomas Staley, to discuss the cultural meaning of the archives. Founder and executive director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image Caroline Frick will join them for the Q&A. 7pm. Free.

Texas Union Theatre, 2247 Guadalupe, 512/475-6636

www.utexas.edu/universityunions/texas-union

Mattress Firm Foster Kids Dollar Drive

Donate in-store at one of their 77 stores or online to benefit area foster kids and families. Free.

Mattress Firm, 3910 N. Lamar

www.mattressfirmfosterkids.org

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans will not want to miss this exhaustive exhibit guest curated by his brother, Jimmie Vaughan. Many of Vaughan's guitars (including his legendary "Number One" Fender stratocaster) will be on view as well as early family photos, concert posters, stage outfits, handwritten lyrics, exclusive archival concert footage, his famed hat, and more. March 10 through July 23. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Protest at Corrections Corporation of America: End Mass Incarceration

Austin's chapter of Black Lives Matter leads a protest against the prison industrial complex. The Corrections Corporation of America, GEO Group, and the Avalon Corporation all have facilities in the area. noon.

Austin Transitional Center, 3154 Hwy. 71 E., Del Valle

www.fb.com/blacklivesmatteraustin

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

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.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Regional Healthcare Partnership 7 Learning Collaborative

Elizabeth Teisberg, Ph.D., gives the keynote at the daylong summit on value-based health care and DSRIP sustainability. 10am-5pm.

Austin Marriott South, 4415 S. I-35

www.texasrhp7.org

Resident Evil Escape Experience

Schedule your one-hour session in this interactive escape room honoring the survival horror stalwart. Through April 12. $35.

The Yard, 902 E. Cesar Chavez

Sherwood Forest Faire

Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, jousting, and unparalleled people watching. Through April 23, 10am-dusk.

Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade

www.sherwoodforestfaire.com

Women in Action

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Women in Action's roundtable discussion. Participants include CM Ora Houston, Allgo's Priscilla Hale, PODER's Susana Almanza and more. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, 512/974-7480

www.austinhistorycenter.org

Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991

www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com

Yoga Ride

A 5-mile ride precedes your yoga class tailored to the cycling body. Enjoy a dip in the Springs afterward. Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.

Doug Sahm Hill, 885 W. Riverside (next to Palmer Events Center)

www.facebook.com/groups/246934478735899

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Call for Platelet Donors

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

www.inyourhands.org

Host a Creek Cleanup

Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need. Free.

391-0617

www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/creekcleanup

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