Artist's Information Meeting

The city seeks 2- and 3-D artworks in any medium by Austin-area visual artists, galleries, or visual arts organizations for the 2016 People's Gallery Exhibition. All interested artists are encouraged to attend an Artist Information Meeting. The exhibition coordinator will explain the online application system and the exhibition guidelines. 10:30-11:30am.

Spicewood Springs Branch Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.

Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale

Water? We don't need no stinking water. Come out and see rare cacti and other water-rationing flora from around the world. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 5-6, 10am-5pm. Free.

Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/689-5852

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Closed

Closed in observance of Labor Day. Sept. 5 & 7.

City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste Facility


This regional gathering of Mensa is open to the public. The theme this year is movies and Chronicle Editor Louis Black and Managing Editor Kimberley Jones will both be among the many speakers. Food, games, and generally brainy antics are the order of the day. Fri.-Mon.-Sept. 4-7. $100 ($50 for one-day pass).

Wingate Inn, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/341-7000

Sic Shooter’s Preventing Cancer Fundraiser Party

Help raise money for cancer research in honor of Texas Rollergirls mainstay Sic Shooter. Live music keeps the proceedings appropriately raucous. 9pm-2am.

Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. Sixth, 512/524-1584

Summer Days: Kitten Craze at Austin Animal Shelter

There's still ample time to pick up a feline friend during the Austin Animal Center's summer adoption special. For $25, take home a cat or kitten that is spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, and microchipped. Pets over 7 years old are free. Through Sept. 7.. $25 adoption fee (all pets over 7 years, free).

Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

Learn more about one of the most controversial Olympics courtesy of this mobile exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Exhibit is open every day. Free.

HJ Lutcher Stark Center, 512/471-4890


23rd Street Artists' Market

This Drag stalwart features original handcrafted work from local artisans. Open every day but Saturday features an above average number of vendors.

23rd Street & Guadalupe

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

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 to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.


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