Want to wrap Pease Park in yellow plastic? Maybe lead a multimedia performance inspired by Judy Chicago? Art in Public Places wants to hear from you. Creative types who live or work within 35 miles of Austin are invited to submit proposals for site-specific, short-term artworks or time-based performances for Austin parkland.
This monthly event features under-18 bands strutting their stuff. Free pizza for the kids while supplies last and other food options (including beer, not that we think that's a food ... usually) available for the bigger kids in exchange for currency. Proceeds go to DiverseArts. 7pm. $5 suggested donation (kids, free).
Put on your pink suits and flapper dresses for an evening of Gatsby-esque dining, drinking, and dancing at Sullivan's. (Upload a photo of yourself in full Gatsby regalia for a chance to win a private dinner for 10 prepared by Sullivan's chef in your home at www.facebook.com/SullivansSteak between now and May 31. Facebook voting June 1-7; winner announced June 8.) RSVP for the Gala via Facebook, as well. 7pm.
The festival is split into daytime and evening events. While the sun shines folks from various tech fronts including animation, dance, film, and gaming present their work. In the evenings many of those same presenters don their party pants with live scores to films, A/V performances, interactive dance, and some live jams to keep things going until midnight. Thu.-Sun., May 23-26. Daytime panels, free; Evening showcases, $20 ($74, for a four-day pass).
Have you created the next great board game? Bring your dice, cards, game board, or what-have-you, and meet with other gamemakers to help test drive your creation. Be polite, and return the favor by playing their games. The festivities are pay-what-you-want and kick off on Friday with a dinner at Black Star at 6:45pm. Fri.-Sun., May 24-26.
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.