Texas' Health & Human Services Commission removed inclusive language for LGBTQ youth from their children's mental health grant proposal. This is one way Texas leaves queer youth and families in need of help. Come out, speak up for queer kids. 9am-3pm.
Texas HHSC Brown Heatly Building, 4900 N. Lamar
Featuring dinner by Salty Sow, free cocktails, a live auction (including Super Bowl '18 tics), and live music by Skyrocket. 7pm.
Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth, 512/380-1675
Take in the culture, music, and good vibes of Venezuela. Live music from Put a Fyah. 9pm-1am. $7.
Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales, 512/524-2772
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.
Freshly prepared crawfish, music from Cory Morrow, Wiliam Clark Green, & Kevin Fowler, and a 5K Crawdaddy Dash are just a few of the highlights. Fri.-Sun., April 28-30. $10-20.
701 Common St., New Braunfels
The emergence of the Natural Hair Movement! A discussion on re-establishing ownership of personal space in the workplace and social environments - facilitated by Naturally Curly. Bring lunch. Fri., April 28, noon-1:30pm..
Big-time three-day 24-hours-a-day gaming fest! Pro esports tourneys, VR gaming, BYO PC or console for the LAN gaming area, a $2,500 cosplay competition, and much more. Fri.-Sun., April 28-30, 10am. $36-210.
Food, artisans, live music, and interactive activities for all ages. Fri., March 31, 6-10pm. Free.
Live music, food vendors, a kids area, and artist booths featuring original work created by the exhibiting artists. Fri.-Sat., April 29-30. Free.
Hosted by KTSW-FM 89.9 San Marcos and celebrating its 10th year, this free fest features music from Mindz of a Different Kind, Foxmoor Express, Soda Lillies, the Sun Machine, and many more. Donations benefit the Hays Caldwell Women’s Center. Fri.-Sat., April 28-29. Free.
Downtown San Marcos, 512/245-5879
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.
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.
"From slave to criminal with one amendment!" A panel discussion will follow Ava DuVernay's documentary. 6pm.
Quiet clubbing gives a whole new meaning to "dancing on your own." Put yer headphones on and dance to three DJs spanning hip-hop, R&B, Nineties throwbacks, and more. Glow-in-the-dark vibe encouraged. 10pm-2am. $5-20.
Eidman Courtroom, University of Texas School of Law, 727 E. Dean Keeton
An upscale vintage-inspired indoor, open-air market with original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, and more. Fri.-Sun., April 28-30. $5-10.
All things '90s: board games, jams, cocktails, and prices. Fridays, 5-8pm. Free.
W Austin Hotel, 200 Lavaca
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
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
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.