Kerry Awn is the MC for this South Austin Popular Culture Center fundraising dinner. Music provided by Two Guitars, Bass & Drum with attendees receiving a limited edition Henry Gonzalez print whilst sharing stories of the good old days of Austin's past. 5-9pm. $125 per plate.
Gem and mineral show featuring more than 30 vendors, demos, a silent auction, prizes, and more. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 21-22, 9am-6pm; Sun., Oct. 23, 10am-5pm. $8 (adults), $7 (seniors), $2 (ages 13-18), free (12 & under).
an exhibit of Mocha Jean Herrup’s photos from her work in Israel and the occupied West Bank. “I traveled abroad in 2013 to research Israeli film, better connect to Judaism, and enjoy queer Tel Aviv,” says Herrup. “I came back devastated, and with a different worldview. It has taken a while but I am ready to present the layers of my reactions.” The exhibit – “photographs of prime ministers, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, tear gas being shot from behind an illegal Jewish settlement, queer performance, students in Ramallah, a cup of espresso, organized into a series of diptychs … that recognizes racialized seeing and passive acts of demarcation” Herrup will discuss the work, and her experience, Sunday, Oct. 23, 3-5pm at the Friends Meeting House, 3701 E. MLK. Oct. 14-29.
Celebrate an American Icon! There will be vendors, food trucks, contests, a silent auction, and more! Chloe’s Clinic will be present, and eligible families may receive a free spay/neuter voucher, micro-chipping, flea preventatives, etc. noon-4pm. Free.
Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood, 512/472-6838
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.
Monthly get together with witchy wares with the option of drinks from the Butterfly Bar and food from Patrizi's. 5-11pm. Free.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282
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.