Local shops will be putting their best fabrics forward. Go online to see the participating stores and win prizes for visiting them all. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 28-29.
Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gawk at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, Jeff Lewis from Bravo's Flipping Out adds some star power to the proceedings. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 28-30. $8.50 (free, kids).
Want to learn French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese? See if these teachers and classes are a good fit for your learning style. 6pm. Free.
Freestyle Language Center, 801 Rio Grande
Runway shows, trunk shows, parties, and more will showcase fashion from black designers and industry professionals all weekend at various locations. Go online for a complete list of events and to buy tickets. Thu.-Sun., Aug. 27-30.
Join a discussion on varying views on cultural appropriation. noon-1:30pm. Free.
YWCA, 2015 S 35 #110
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.
Get some insight into your love life with the help of these folks. We're a little wary of the Orgasmic Meditation segment of the evening, so attend at the risk of your sense of decorum. Wednesdays at Soma Vida (2324 E. Cesar Chavez) 7:30pm; Fridays, Mind Body Yoga (12636 Research), 8pm. $10.
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.