Remember those lost to AIDS and help raise consciousness about HIV. This year's anniversary event will include a 30-year presentation on the history of the epidemic. Reps from area HIV/AIDS service organization will be on hand for additional assistance immediately following the service. 7:30-8:30pm. Free.
Celebrate the wrap of this short film in the garden at the culinary school campus with chef instructor and barbecue pitmaster Paul Petersen and filmmaker Hayden Walker. There will be local barbecue, wine, beer, and cocktails made from local spirits. Proceeds benefit the Escoffier school's Farm to Table student scholarship fund. 6-9pm. $60.
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 6020-B Dillard
In any other city the combo of Indian food, Jewish desserts and multi-cultural dance and music performances might seem strange. Not here. Proceeds go to educating local homeless children. 5-8pm. $18 ($6, kids).
Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart, 512/735-8000
Chefs Ben "Chilly" Huselton, John Bullington, and Shane Stark join Rob Snow in creating a multicourse dinner to benefit Heart of Texas Red Cross - West. Enjoy a cocktail hour with the chefs and brewers from Infamous Brewing before dinner. Tickets cover dinner, wine & cocktail pairings, and the cocktail hour. Reserve by phone. 6pm. $65.
Check out historical buildings and scenic views from the newest hi-rises and see how the Downtown crowd lives. An air-conditioned shuttle will be available to help you get around. Go online to buy tickets. 10:30am-5pm. $25.
This annual conflagration of DIY goodness brings hundreds of today’s brightest indie makers from across the Lone Star State and beyond – with hands-on workshops, live music, food, booze, and more. Sat.-Sun., May 18-19, 11am-7pm. Free.
That's an awful big stretch of road they're closing down, so make sure you use it. Ride your bike, start a conga line, play Twister, it's up to you. Time to reclaim the roads in the name of cyclists and pedestrians. For the day anyway. noon-5pm. Free.
Sixth Street between Brazos and Robert Martinez Jr. Street
How should Austin spend its money? Let city leaders know. Participants will be asked to decide to increase, decrease, or maintain current funding levels for common city services. Accumulated feedback will be taken into consideration as the city develops its proposed 2014 budget this summer.
This weekly gathering is part farmers' market, part community meeting, and part arts exchange. Browse the local produce options while learning about local organizations, signing up for wellness opportunities, or participating in a free yoga class. Sundays, 11am-3pm.