A Conversation With John Sharp, Texas A&M University System Chancellor

Hosted by the Texas Tribune. 7:30-9am.

The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 512/477-9496

Carnival at the Kingdom

As if our local pinball and arcade emporium didn't have enough going for it, this weekend there will be carnival rides and games to turn the fun up to 11. Thu.-Sun., May 7-10.

Pinballz Kingdom, 15201 I-35 S., Buda, 512/523-4080

First Thursday

Music, food, and shopping. Free.

South Congress

General Assembly + Women 2.0: Austin Female Founders

Men and women are invited to schmooze with other tech- and innovation-minded folks. 6:30pm. Free.

WeWork Austin, 600 Congress

HireLive Career Fair

You know the drill: dress to impress (professionally), bring a bunch of CVs, and get yourself a job. 9am-12:30pm. Free.

Embassy Suites Hotel Austin Central, 5901 N. I-35, 512/454-8004

Juegos Rancheros

This month Austin indie gaming collective spotlights Montreal's Paloma Dawkins and her psychedelic oeuvre. Anyone interested in interactive art is encouraged to attend. 7-10pm. Free.

The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

National Wildflower Week Walks

A week's worth of walks await you at the Wildflower Center with special events on Mother's Day. Go online for a complete schedule. Tue.-Sun., May 5-10.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100

Texas Social Justice Series: Justice In Education


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

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


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

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