Central Texans come out to demand slashed greenhouse gases, a clean energy economy, and climate justice. Want to help plan? Join their Monday meetings: 6:30pm at Public Citizen. 1-3pm.
Barkworthies begins their Chews Rescue shelter program by covering the adoption costs for eligible dogs at Austin Pets Alive! Sat.-Sun., April 29-30, 12-7pm. Free.
Take a day tour of five gorgeous houses and the historic Texas School for the Deaf campus in South Austin’s eclectic Bouldin Creek neighborhood. 10am-4pm. $35 for nonmembers.
Tasty food, drinks, and good company to support CADF’s mission and its patients with music from the Rocket Brothers Band. 6pm. $200.
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.
The Central Texas Medical Orchestra and special guests Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines perform. 7:30pm.
Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa
A workshop for counselors to shape a culturally competent practice and better engage with Latinx communities. Topics range from cultural values overview, trauma-informed interventions, legal rights, and safety planning for children and families. 9am-3:30pm.
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
It's a 2,000-year-old festival (Austin's celebrated it for 19 years) that brings colorful, 40-foot-long boats to Lady Bird Lake to see which team rows the fastest. Sat.-Sun., April 29-30, 9am-4pm. Free.
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.
It's not the somber affair the title might imply. In fact, the live music, care free atmosphere (aka some nudity), kids area, costumes, and impromptu music and dance make for a day of un-self-conscious shenanigans. No parking will be available on site (park and pick up the shuttle at Colorado between 16th & 17th). Coolers, bottles, cans, smoking, and tents are not allowed. 11am-8pm. Free.
Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury, 512/974-6700
Get your pet – dogs and cats 12 weeks and older – vaccinated. Younger puppies and kittens will receive free ID tags and get registered in the Animal Services database. Keep dogs on leash, cats in carriers. 8am-noon. Free.
A celebration of all things tabletop gaming: board games, miniature games, role-playing games, and collectible card games. Free with some paid tourneys. 11am-11pm.
Mothership Books and Games, 2121 West Parmer Ln. #119
Live music, food vendors, a kids area, and artist booths featuring original work created by the exhibiting artists. Fri.-Sat., April 29-30. Free.
Resources available for your neighborhood beautification projects! Pick up your share of compost, soil, mulch, plants, seeds, and tools. 9am-noon.
Festival Beach, 35 Waller St
Genealogy seminar with a presentation by master genealogist Thomas W. Jones. 9am-3pm.
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail,
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
Adopt a rescue dog from APA for free this weekend! In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Barkworthies is covering adoption costs for eligible dogs all weekend long. Sat.-Sun., April 29-30.
An opportunity to learn about sustainability, urban farming, and how to support local food growers with international nonprofit Holistic Management. Register through website. 8am-5pm.
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.
Raise funds for the American Cancer Society with fun, food, entertainment, music, and more. 6-11:55pm. Free (donations encouraged).
Stephen F. Austin High School, 1715 Cesar Chavez St.
East Austin activist Bertha Williams is inducted with an unveiling of a mosaic portrait of her followed by a fest with free refreshments, inspiring speakers, dance, music, and more. 9am-noon. Free.
A day of shopping, food, music, and fun at “The Biggest Time in the Smallest Town." 11am-7pm. Free.
Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, 512/263-5833
Learn about the trees of Shoal Creek on this family-friendly tour. 10am-noon. Free.
Seider Springs Park, Shoal Creek Trail, 1380 W. 34th St.
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.
Historian Dr. Heather Williams and archivists lead a talk on using documents and other materials to trace family history, especially those families split by slavery. noon-2pm. Free.
An observance of peace, health, and positive energy! Instructors will demonstrate moves, and schools will be available to answer questions. 9am-noon.
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.