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Austin People's Climate March & Rally

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.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

www.fb.com/PCM2017ATX

Barkworthies Chews Rescue Program

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.

Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez, 312/648-9978

www.austinpetsalive.org, abrodsky@matrix1.com

Bouldin Years: Historic Homes Tour

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.

Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S. Congress, 512/474-5198

www.preservationaustin.org

Capital Area Dental Foundation Smiles Over Texas Gala

Tasty food, drinks, and good company to support CADF’s mission and its patients with music from the Rocket Brothers Band. 6pm. $200.

JW Marriott Austin, 512/992-1217

www.501auctions.com/cadfgala

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Muddy Waters

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

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.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Concert for Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas

The Central Texas Medical Orchestra and special guests Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines perform. 7:30pm.

Westover Hills Church of Christ, 8332 Mesa

Counseling Without Borders

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.

University of Texas at Austin, 727 E. Dean Keeton, 512/471-3434

www.utexas.edu

CrawfestNB

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

www.crawfestnb.com

Dragon Boat Festival

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.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.atxdragonboat.com

DreamHack Austin

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.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.austin.dreamhack.com/17

Eeyore's Birthday

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

www.eeyores.org

Free Rabies Vaccinations at Austin Animal Center

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.

Richard Moya Park, 10001 Burleson, 512/874-7275

www.austinanimalcenter.org

International Tabletop Day

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

www.mothershipatx.com

Jazz & Art on Main

Live music, food vendors, a kids area, and artist booths featuring original work created by the exhibiting artists. Fri.-Sat., April 29-30. Free.

Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park, 512/401-5528

www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events-day-camps/jazz-art-on-main

Keep Austin Beautiful Resource Giveaway Day

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

www.keepaustinbeautiful.org

Learn to Climb Your Family Tree

Genealogy seminar with a presentation by master genealogist Thomas W. Jones. 9am-3pm.

Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail,

www.austinxgensoc.org/seminar

MR Fest

Foxmoor Express

MR Fest

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

www.ktsw.net

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

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.

Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/961-6519

www.austinpetsalive.org

Open Gate: Green Gate Farms Day

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.

Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga, 512/484-2746

www.holisticmanagement.org

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

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.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

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.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Relay for Life of Central Austin

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.

www.relayforlife.org/centralaustintx

Southwest Key Walk of Heroes Inducts Bertha Williams

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.

Southwest Key Programs, 6002 Jain, 512/462-2181

www.swkey.org/news/upcoming/walk_of_heroes_with_bertha_williams

SpringFest

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

www.laketravisspringfest.com

Tree ID Walk With TreeFolks

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.

www.shoalcreekconservancy.org

Vintage Market Days

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.

Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center, 1042 DS Ranch Rd. @ RR 12 N., Dripping Springs

www.austinhillcountry.vintagemarketdays.com

Workshop: Finding Your Roots

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.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

An observance of peace, health, and positive energy! Instructors will demonstrate moves, and schools will be available to answer questions. 9am-noon.

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

www.austintexas.gov/aarc

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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.

We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

www.inyourhands.org

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.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

Emancipet Free Days

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.

587-SPAY

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