Learn how food can be a tool of social change with a screening of The Garden, a documentary chronicling an urban farm movement following the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Dinner features produce from 5604 Manor's community garden. 7pm. Free.
Want to wrap Pease Park in yellow plastic? Maybe lead a multimedia performance inspired by Judy Chicago? Art in Public Places wants to hear from you. Creative types who live or work within 35 miles of Austin are invited to submit proposals for site-specific, short-term artworks or time-based performances for Austin parkland.
The future of civic engagement is now. See the ways local hackers are changing community involvement. Get hands-on experience with new apps and websites that aim to help the city run better. Observe a one-day hackathon to see how it all comes together. 10am-5pm. Free.
The festival is split into daytime and evening events. While the sun shines folks from various tech fronts including animation, dance, film, and gaming present their work. In the evenings many of those same presenters don their party pants with live scores to films, A/V performances, interactive dance, and some live jams to keep things going until midnight. Thu.-Sun., May 23-26. Daytime panels, free; Evening showcases, $20 ($74, for a four-day pass).
features one-on-one help with everything from typing and mousing to using Microsoft Word, e-mail, and the Internet. Work on your resume or just print up that document you need. No registration required. Mon.-Thu., 9am-5pm; Fri., 9am-noon. Free.
How should Austin spend its money? Let city leaders know. Participants will be asked to decide to increase, decrease, or maintain current funding levels for common city services. Accumulated feedback will be taken into consideration as the city develops its proposed 2014 budget this summer.