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Austin Canvas Auction Night

Show up for some drinks, food, selfies with mini horses, live music and bid on some art. Proceeds help Minis and Friends, a nonprofit that exposes those cute horses to all sorts of people who need 'em. 6-9pm. $40 per couple.

Ray Benson's Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces, 248/225-2418

www.ad2atx.com/event/inaugural-event-austin-canvas-auction-night-atxcan

Lotería Night

Five bucks gets you a game card and some free queso and prizes include gift baskets and a free brunch. 7pm. $5.

Mi Madre's, 2201 Manor Rd., 512/322-9721

www.mimadresrestaurant.com

Rally to Save Springdale

Springdale Farm is requesting City Council do the following: amend the Future Land Use Map (Item 145), approve the zoning request (Item 146), and remove a restrictive covenant placed on the property since 1999 (Item 147). Come and show your support by wearing green. 5pm.

Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220

www.savespringdale.com

This Is a Tribute: A Hunger Games Quiz

It doesn't matter if you're on Team Peeta or Team Gale, the Hunger Games can have only one winner, so do your homework, and may the odds be ever in your favor. 8pm. $5.

Opal Divine's Marina, 12709 MoPac N., 512/733-5353

www.geekswhodrink.com/198

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

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Every day people are murdered for simply being gender diverse or perceived as being gender diverse. Join the Transgender Education Network of Texas in memorializing those lost, and looking forward to a world that accepts all. 6:30pm.

Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220

www.transtexas.org

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

This vigil aims to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people. There will be performances of songs, poems, and readings. 6:30-9:30pm. Free.

Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 877/532-6789

www.transtexas.org

Tree Lighting Event & Santa’s Arrival

Live music, carolers, face painting, and a lighting of the big tree make sure Santa knows where to go. When he arrives, CW star Annaka Chestnutt will need help welcoming him. 6pm. Free.

Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, 512/402-9135

www.hillcountrygalleria.com

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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