A Taste of Mexico

Join Patricia Acevedo de Herrera as she presents "Mesmerizing Mexico: Its Iconic & Secret Sites Revealed," with complimentary Mexican wines, music, and a virtual showcase of Mexico's top travel destinations. 2-5pm. Free.

The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth #102, 512/322-9399


Austin Recovery Second Saturday Workshop

The group discusses the "Family Dynamics," presented by Juli Hartmann. 10am. Free.

Austin Recovery, 8402 Cross Park Dr., 512/697-8500


Bastille Day

Bastille Day

It's no coincidence that the French and Texas flags are the same colors. Well, maybe it is, but we both love cheese, right? It's not a party, it's a fête, complete with music and food and organized by Alliance Française d'Austin. 6-10pm. $12.

French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., 512/451-1704


Capital City Comic Con

Capital City Comic Con

Looking for that hard-to-find Tales to Astonish issue, or want to show off that cosplay outfit you've spent way to much time on? Here's the place. Three days of world famous artists, writers, and superfans converge. Fri.-Sun., July 11-13. $25 ($50, 3-day pass).

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.


CityWorks Academy Call for Applications

Learn the nuts and bolts of local government.


October Flood Recovery Open House

See Thursday. 12:30-4pm. Free.

Perez Elementary School, 7500 S. Pleasant Valley


Project Connect Open House

Learn more about the proposed urban rail project. 1-5pm. Free.

Circle C HOA, 7817 La Crosse Ave.

www.projectconnect.com, info@projectconnect.com

Save Austin’s Cemeteries Book Bash & Open House

Stop by and pick up Austin's Historic Oakwood Cemetery: Under the Shadow of the Texas Capitol, and stay for talks and guided tours. 9am. Free.

Oakwood Cemetery, 1601 Navasota, 512/478-7152


State Library & Archives Open for Research

It's kinda like office hours except you can meet with the official history of the Texas government. That means access to newspapers, journals, books, manuscripts, photos, old maps, and other resources is at your fingertips. Perfect for that dissertation on Texas history or genealogical snooping. Second Saturdays of the month, 9am-4pm. Free.

Texas State Library & Archives, 1201 Brazos, 512/463-5455


The Austin Flea

Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, and more. 11am-5pm. Free.

Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601-K S. Congress, 512/707-0237



Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.



Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.