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"Texas vs. California: Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster"

Historian and activist Mike Davis gives a talk. 7-9pm.

5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/786-1513

www.thirdcoastactivist.org/events/mike-davis-on-texas-vs-california-godzilla-vs-the-smog-monster

"Texas vs. California: Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster"

Author and urban theorist Mike Davis will speak, followed by an informal discussion with food and drinks available. 7-9pm. $10 suggested donation.

5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/436-9968

www.theragblog.com

Austin's Declining African-American Population

UT Professor Eric Tang will speak on the study he co-authored. 6-7:30pm.

UT Community Engagement Center, 1009 E. 11th

www.thirdcoastactivist.org/events/ut-professor-discusses-austins-declining-african-american-population

Buxton's Big Time Bash

NBC Sports' Will Buxton emcees an evening of karaoke, prizes, and live music in a grand-prix themed evening to kick off Formula One. Money at the door goes to Meal on Wheels. 6pm. $5 suggested donation.

Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth, 512/380-1675

www.theaustingrandprix.com/events

October VR Throwdown

Interested in virtual reality and Oculus Rift? Well then come on down and meet developers and see demos and network with the peeps on the cutting edge (yeah, we said it) of technology. 6-9pm. Free.

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3070

www.thenorthdoor.com

Rally Against St. Elmo's Lofts

Residents of the East Congress neighborhood and business owners and employees from the St. Elmo Industrial District will gather to protest a proposed change in zoning of the historical industrial district to mixed-use residential. 10-11am.

intersection of Industrial Blvd. & S. Congress

www.nocondoshere.com

Thursday Night Social Ride

Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.socialcyclingaustin.org

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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.

Blood Center of Central Texas, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

www.inyourhands.org