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.
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.
Closed in observance of Labor Day. Sept. 5 & 7.
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
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
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).
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.
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
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.
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
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.