Take a look at Austin music history over the past 35 years via AMA posters and take a peek at this year's created by Zeke Barbaro. Live music supplied by Antone's Big Trio: Denny Freeman, Sarah Brown, & Corey Keller plus Mike Keller & Eve Monsees with a chance to win tickets to this year's stacked AMAs. 5-7:30pm. Free.
These guests really are special: Dan Rather, Mayor Steve Adler, NPC1 advocate and mother Cindy Parsesghian, and more (with music from Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis) will raise money for the Firefly Fund which is dedicated to funding the research and education for a cure for rare neurodegenerative genetic diseases that affect kids and currently have no cure. 6-8pm. $275.
Eric Tang and Bisola Falola of UT's Social Justice Institute discuss their East Austin gentrification research. 6:30pm.
Drinks, pizza, shopping, and music from Chulita Vinyl Club and DJ Chorizo Funk highlight this fundraiser. It's OK if you can't make it Tuesday because King Bee is donating a portion of their sales during all of February. 9pm. Free.
Will feature a King Cake contest, drink specials, giveaways, most festive costume contest, and (of course) live music. Masks encouraged. 9pm.
The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd., 512/927-0700
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.
Despite the presence of prominent actors of color and the proliferation of TV programming, there are still challenges in regards to diversity in this field. Mary Beltrán leads this discussion on critiquing contemporary TV in regards to these issues. 12:30pm. Free.
Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU room 2.500
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
Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.
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)
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
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.