Arts and Drafts

Local art and local jams from Pseudo Future, Tremble Out, and Televangelist. 9pm. Free.

Independence Brewing Company, 3913 Todd #607, 512/707-0099

Civic Leadership Forum

The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, along with the Network of Asian American Organizations and the Indian American Coalition of Texas, hosts this morning of civic-minded programming. The day begins with a morning network session and includes a city council candidates forum, as well as a primer on party platforms by Vincent Harding and Brendan Steinhauser. 9:30am-2pm.

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700

Domain Northside Debut

Catch a first look at the Domain Northside with a Beauty Bash on Friday, live music from Tameca Jones, Mayeux & Broussard, and others on Saturday, and much more. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Free.

Domain Northside, 3211 Palm Way

Fall Garden Planting Party

Planting party and potluck. 10am-2pm. Free.

5604 Manor Community Garden (behind Worker's Defense Project)

Flash Tattoos Festival Lawn Party

Get your $1 Flash Tattoos as you head into ACL Fest. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 30-Oct.2 , 10am. Free.

Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd., 855/973-1091

House of Torment

New location means twice the size and twice the scares with three haunted houses: Dawn of Evil, the Frenzy, and Graveside Manor. Not recommended for kids under 12. See website for schedule.. $20-33.

House of Torment, 2632 Ridgepoint Dr.

National Night Out Kick-Off Party


Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd

Oktoberfest Beer Games Day

Sure there will be German food and beer specials, but you won't want to miss the dachshund races(!) as well as the stein hoist and keg race. noon-6pm.

Flying Saucer, 815 W. 47th, 512/454-8200

Operation American Muscle Car Show

A whole lotta custom cars and a whole lotta of enthusiasts to admire them. All funds raised go to the Wounded Warrior Project. 9am-3pm. $40 per car registration, free to public.

Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th, 512/803-4993

San José Catholic Church 78th Annual Jamaica

The San Jose Catholic Church hosts a free Saturday of live music, food, and more. 10am-10pm. Free.

San José Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest, 512/444-7587

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.

Tour Waller Creek Watershed With Creek Speak

Tour upper Waller Creek watershed with artist Eric Leshinsky and environmental scientist Staryn Wagner on bike from 9:30-11am and/or attend brief presentation starting at 11am at the intersection of Denson Drive and Waller Creek. 9:30am-noon. Free.

Meadowview Triangle

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

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.


Emancipet Free Days

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


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