ALL ATX Fundraiser

The Doobie Brothers, James McMurtry, Guy Forsyth, and many more rock in support of the SIMS Foundation, the Austin Music Foundation, Black Fret, and HAAM while dropping the new ALL ATX benefit album as well. 6:30pm. $25-100.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

Black Matters International Black Studies Conference

Keynote speakers such as activist Angela Davis, musician and spoken word artist Saul Williams, and author Lezley McSpadden discuss topics including Black Lives Matter, anti-black state violence, and the role of public K-12 education. You can also stream the content on the event website. Thu., Sept. 29, 9am-9pm; Fri., Sept. 30, 9am-7pm. Free.

Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, 2313 Red River,

Black Matters: The Futures of Black Scholarship and Activism

UT's first international Black Studies conference focuses on the role of activism in scholarship throughout the black diasporas. Thu.-Fri., Sept. 29-30.

Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, 2313 Red River

Citrix SmartBreak

Entrepreneur and author Ramon Ray speaks. 5:30-8pm. Free.

Embassy Suites Arboretum, 9505 Stonelake Blvd

Equal Opportunity Awards Gala

Hosted by the Austin Area Urban League to honor local leaders of equal opportunity, civil rights, and social justice. 7pm. $150.

Hilton Hotel Downtown, 500 E. Fourth, 512/478-7176,

Fantastic Arcade

The gaming arm of the Fantastic Fest is free and open to the public. A who's-who of independent games comes out to showcase their creations with scads of custom arcade cabinets and laptops loaded with fun. Panels and tournaments are littered throughout the four-day fest. The whole shebang concludes with a Barfcade contest, awards ceremony, and closing party. See their website for a complete schedule. Mon.-Thu., Sept. 26-29. Free.

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

League of Women Voters ACC Trustees Candidates Forum

The League of Women Voters invites the 12 candidates lined up for four seats on the Austin Community College board of trustees. 7pm. Free.

ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville, 512/451-1551

Multi-Ethnic Chamber Alliance Career Expo

The local Asian, African American, and Hispanic chambers of commerce are partnering to present this career expo filled with tips to perfect your résumé, interview skills, and job searching abilities. Register online. 1:30-5pm. Free.

Goodwill Community Center, 1015 Norwood Park Blvd.,

Rejoice for Choice

Wendy Davis and Liz Lambert team up for a parking lot party and voter registration drive at Jo's on South Congress. 7-10pm. Free.

Jo's Coffee, 1300 S. Congress, 512/444-3800

Shoe Drive for Foster Kids

Stop by one of the Mattress Firm stores in town and drop off some shoes and/or cash between now and Oct. 30 to benefit the Foster Angels of Central Texas and Helping Hand Home for Children. Through Oct. 30.

Thursday Night Social Ride

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.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

TRIBEZA Style Week Fashion Show

The hottest local fashions strutting down the runway with food by local chefs and pop-up shops from local designers all washed down with Deep Eddy cocktails. 7-10pm. $40, $75, and $125.

Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth, 512/474-4711

Yellow Bike Project Adult Classes

Skilled staffers will be on hand to help with your two-wheeled needs. See website for schedule and to register. Saturdays-Mondays.

Austin Yellow Bike Project, 1216 Webberville Rd.


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

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