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Austin Healthy Adolescent Program Presents "Stigma"

County officials estimate that more than 5,000 people are living with HIV in the region. To raise awareness, the Austin Healthy Adolescent Program will put on "Stigma," a play about seven characters affected by HIV who move from isolation to empowerment. Additional 12:30pm performance on July 30. 7:30pm. Free.

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/972-5475

austintexas.gov/news/austin-healthy-adolescent-program-presents-stigma

Big Give BBQ

Have some barbecue and help raise money for GirlForward, a nonprofit which offers mentorship to adolescent refugee girls. 6-10pm. $35-40.

Vuka Co-Op, 411 Monroe

www.biggivebbq.eventbrite.com

Classic Game Fest

Free play, tournaments, live music, and a marketplace for all your old faves at one of the largest retro video game conventions in the USA. Local game-developer Warren Spector and author and screenwriter Ernie Cline headline the main stage. Sat.-Sun., July 30-31. $10-15 for one-day pass; $25 for two-day pass; kids, free.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.classicgamefest.com

Consuela 10-Year Anniversary

Friday's VIP pre-sale is $25 and will benefit Dress for Success Austin, the Mexic-Arte Museum and the Kindness Campaign and then the doors open for free Saturday and Sunday with lots of shopping plus live music, street art, piñatas, drinks and food, and more. Fri., July 28, 12pm; Sat., July 30, 10am; Sun., July 31, 11am.

800 Congress, 800 Congress Ave

www.consuelastyle.com

DIY Hanging Shelves Workshop

Use existing materials to make some shelves. That way you save the planet and have a place to put your crap! 1pm. Free.

Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 500 W. Ben White, 512/472-8788

www.austinhabitat.org/restore

Epoch Coffee's 10-Year Anniversary Party

Celebrate a decade of caffeine goodness with popsicles from Cold Ones, beer from Black Star Co-op, music, and more. 6-11pm. Free.

Epoch Coffee, 221 W. North Loop, 512/454-3762

www.epochcoffee.com

International Day of Yoga Celebration

Wear cool clothing and bring your mat and celebrate the art of yoga with the Consul General of India and other lovers of stretching and posing. 6-8pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

www.keepaustinyogic.org

Play It Forward Instrument Drive

Donate music instruments of all types to help create an instrument lending library for at-risk youth in the Beyond the Grade program. Now the kids will have instruments to practice with at home, not just in class. 11am-5:30pm.

Rock n Roll Rentals: 1420 W. Oltorf and 8335 Burnet Rd.

beyondthegrade.org

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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.

Blood Center of Central Texas, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

www.inyourhands.org

Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.

587-SPAY

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