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A Conversation on Diversity

A conversation on diversity, equality, and dialogue. 6:30-8:30pm.

Simpson United Methodist Church, 1701 E. 12th, 512/472-8818

Austin Boxer Rescue Pints for Paws

Support Austin Boxer Rescue with $1 from every Shiner going to the cause, a doggie donation drive for items to make the pups more comfy in the shelter, and live music from the Judith Miller Band at 7. 5:30-8:30pm. Free.

Blackfinn Ameripub, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, 512/836-3466

blackfinnameripub.com/austin/

Beyond Barriers: The Community's Role in Sustaining Diversity

A conversation on community solutions for inclusivity, open access, democratization of information, preservation, human rights, and breaking institutional barriers. 6:30pm. Free.

Perry Castaneda Library, 2.500

thao.votang@austin.utexas.edu

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Muddy Waters

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Austin could not be a better home for this exhibit focused on the history of music festivals. Artifacts and concert footage bring the experience alive whether it's Hendrix at Monterey or Queen at Live Aid - both featured in a video montage of the Top 10 festival performances of all-time. Artifacts include Muddy Waters' '59 Martin acoustic played at the '68 Newport Folk Festival, a poster board stenciled sign by Banksy, and Dave Navarro's Jane's Addiction stage getup. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. March 10-July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Community Meetings With Animal Services

An opportunity for the District 4 residents to learn about Animal Services, ask questions, and hear how the agency can best meet the needs of residents. 6:30-8pm.

Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg, 512/339-0016

www.austinanimalcenter.org, belinda.hare@austintexas.gov

Dark Moon Witches' Market

Sip on cocktails while shopping for witchy handcrafted wares at this nighttime flea market with DJ Lizzbeth spinning dark wave tunes. 7pm-12mid. Free.

Drinks Lounge, 2001 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-0130

www.austinwitchescircle.com

Diversity in Tech: Addressing the Technology & Innovation Gap in Austin

A panel discussion about Austin's technology and innovation gap and how companies are addressing diversity and inclusion. 5:30-8:30pm. $0–250.

Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3139

www.urbanco-lab.com

Diversity in Tech: Addressing the Technology and Innovation Gap In Austin

A panel discussing the technology and innovation gap in Austin and how companies are addressing diversity and inclusion. 5pm. Free.

Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 713/367-8227

www.urbanco-lab.com, diversityfellow@urbanco-lab.com

Garden Club Of Austin Monthly Meeting

Gardening tips every fourth Thursday of the month. 7-9pm. Free.

Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/468-9991

www.thegardenclubofaustin.org

Greyt Gatsby Gala

Greyhound Pets of America Central Texas organizes an evening of jazz, drinks, auctions, and a greyhound runway show. Don't forget your 1920’s costume. 7-10pm. $75.

Waller Ballroom, 700 E. Sixth, 512/298-8661

www.gpa-centex.org

Little Artist BIG ARTIST

Chula League teams up with Dougherty Arts Center to produce an art show featuring 40 fifth and sixth graders' pieces. Join them for opening night. English-Spanish translators will be available. 6-8pm. Free.

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000

www.chulaleague.org/little-artist-big-artist

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans will not want to miss this exhaustive exhibit guest curated by his brother, Jimmie Vaughan. Many of Vaughan's guitars (including his legendary "Number One" Fender stratocaster) will be on view as well as early family photos, concert posters, stage outfits, handwritten lyrics, exclusive archival concert footage, his famed hat, and more. March 10 through July 23. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Survivors Justice Project Quarterly Gathering

Join SJP – a community coalition seeking system level change in Austin regarding sexual assault – for updates and next steps! 6-8pm.

Yellow Jacket Social Club, 1704 E. Fifth, 512/480-9572

www.fb.com/survivorjusticeproject

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

Trade and Migration Along the Texas-Mexico Border

U.S. and Mexico activists and academics discuss political and economic issues on the border. 4-6pm.

Sid Richardson Hall, UT Campus

Turtle Race Thursdays

The eighth season is already well under for these speedy tortoises. Hosted by funny guy Adam Shumate. 8pm.

Little Woodrow's, 9500 S. I-35, 512/282-2336

www.facebook.com/events/1828635290796329

When Walls Become Bridges: Trade & Migration Along the Texas/Mexico Border

The border is the focus of many possible changes under the new Trump administration. This bi-national forum will discuss the future of trade under the new administration and its impact on people working on both sides of the border and will assess the relationship between trade and the flux of internal migration along the border. 4pm. Free.

2300 Red River Street, UT Austin, LLILAS Benson, Room SRH 1.208

www.atcf.org, bianca@atcf.org

Women of Color Leading Change: A Community Conversation

This Stand Against Racism event honors the self-identified women of color and allies that have made history through courage, connection, and change featuring a panel discussion exploring the topic of Women of Color Leading Change. 6:30-9pm. Free.

Brew & Brew, 500 San Marcos St.

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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.

We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

www.inyourhands.org

Potty at the Capitol with ActOUT!

Join ActOUT – date TBA depending on when (or if) the House schedules a hearing for SB 6 – for a Capitol sit-in with potties, poopers, johns, and fake porcelain thrones. Email ActOUT for updates at actout@riseup.net Date TBA.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

www.fb.com/dsaqueercoalition

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