Texas Gun Sense hosts the local segment of the nationwide Concert Across America to End Gun Violence with a packed lineup including Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, and Suzanna Choffel. 3-8pm. $20 general admission (kids, free).
Along with some sweet rides to check out, there's live music, raffle prizes, and a bunch of kid-friendly activities. noon-6pm. Free.
Jimmy Flannigan needs help in his quest to unseat District 6 City Council Member Don Zimmerman this November. U.S. Rep Lloyd Doggett is the guest speaker. 1:30-3:30pm. $50-700.
This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of one of the stages with a handheld food options and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals. Sat.-Sun., Sept., 24-25, 11am. Free.
Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35
Neo-soul and spoken word collide with hosts Brandon Thornton (spoken word artist) and Mike James Jr. (musician) and live jams supplied by Distinguished Soundz. 7:30pm. $7-10.
Speakeasy, 412 Congress, 817/403-7281
Celebrate the opening of the new studio with five marimba performances spread out over three days (8 and 10pm Fri. and Sat., 3pm Sun.) as well as a choreographed dance, drum jams, and lots of psychedelic glow paint and costumes. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 23-25. $5-20.
The parking lot on the corner of Driskill and Red River in the Rainey Street District turns into an open-air market every other Sunday featuring wares from a variety of local artisans, designers, and merchants. Sundays, noon-7pm. Free.
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.
Inherit Austin hosts this Old School – East Austin Heritage celebration benefiting Preservation Austin and their efforts to preserve and protect our historic and cultural landmarks. 5-9pm. $100.
Sept. 23-25. $300.
Is your costume a little nerdy? Get some extra miles out of it at this pop culture conference. William Shatner, Danny Trejo, Bruce Campbell, Lee Majors and many more will be there, how about you? Fri.-Sun., Sept. 23-25. $40-80.
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.
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.