Austin Music Foundation Mixer

Join the Austin Music Foundation for their summer mixer. It'll be an evening of mixing and mingling with local musicians and industry professionals. 6pm. Free.

Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth, 512/542-0077


Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project

Do a little cleanup on the banks of Lady Bird Lake and follow it up with a party at Aussies Grill & Beach Bar (306 Barton Springs Rd.). Sign up online to attend, and you'll be given time and location details. 9am. Free.

Lady Bird Lake, 646/459-9665


Fabric Shop Hop

During this three-day shopping extravaganza, ten Austin indie fabric shops offer their own special discounts on fabrics, patterns and notions, and in-store treats and surprises. Just like the last such event we told you about here, but no need for card-stamping this time!


Free Homebuyer Education Workshop

Every fourth Saturday, the AAUE offers a workshop covering home-purchasing, mortgage-securing, and money management. Classes fill up quickly, so call to get on the waiting list. Personalized sessions are available. 10am-4pm.

Austin Area Urban League, 8011-A Cameron #100, 478-7176


Network of Asian American Organizations Candidate Forum

NAAO will host a forum for Council candidates. 9:30am-noon. Free.

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron


Peruvian Independence Day Celebration

Along with delicious dishes from Peruvian cuisine, this Latino cultural event also includes live music and dancing. 6-11pm. Free.

La Chaparrita, 6001 Airport Blvd., Highland Mall, 512/431-3116


Purple Martin Roost

Purple Martin Roost

Every summer thousands of these birds decide to spend their evenings roosting in three Live Oak trees in the Wells Fargo on Airport Boulevard. Bring a chair and watch from across the street with other bird lovers in the Highland Mall parking lot. Binoculars encouraged. Fri.-Sat., July 25-26, 7:45-9pm. Free.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport


Rob Riggs on Bigfoot in Texas

Riggs, veteran journalist of the cryptozoological world of bigfoot research, speaks about the Sasquatch framed within an exploration of "shape-shifting shamans, altered states of consciousness, and mysterious energies." 7pm. Free.

Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. D-115


Summer Swap & Yard Sale

Bring clothes, records, knick knacks, or whatever you have to swap, or, if you have things of real value, try and sell them. 3-7pm. Free.

Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth, 512/480-9562


Texas Heat Wave Custom Car & Truck Show

Along with all the tricked out vehicles, there will be burnout and hydraulic contests, monster trucks, live music, and more. Sat.-Sun., July 26-27. Free.

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/252-0283


Travis County Voter Registrar Training

Become a volunteer deputy registrar. In Howson Hall. 10-11:30am.

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/452-6168



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.