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AcoustiCanvas Art Market

Plenty of local art to peruse while enjoying some live acoustic music. 7:30-10:30pm. Free.

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/940-1889

www.acousticanvas.com

Austin Animal Center PRIDE Week Adoption Special

The Austin Animal Center celebrates Pride week with a $20 pet adoption special which runs through the parade on Aug. 27. Bring a new furry into the family and be sure to look for the center's crew in the float procession. Through Aug. 27. $20.

Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop

www.austintexas.gov/department/aac

Austin Convention Center Expansion

Community meeting, hosted by City Council Members Ora Houston and Sabino “Pio” Renteria. 2-4pm.

Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales, 512/472-7142

www.austinconventioncenter.com

Austin Originals Benefit Concert & Live Stream

presented by the Austin Child Guidance Center, will feature music by Alejandro Escovedo, aerial dance by Sarah Sparkles, and an open bar.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/225-7999

www.austinchildguidance.org

District 3 Culture Mapping Session

CAMP: The Cultural Asset Mapping Project will lead District 3 residents in group discussion and an exercise in mapping the area's meaningful spaces. 11am-12:30pm. Free.

Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis, 512/974-9316

www.austintexas.gov/event/district-3-culture-mapping-session

Fall Home & Garden Show

Chris Lambton of Yard Crashers

Fall Home & Garden Show

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, Chris Lambton of DIY Network’s Yard Crashers and HGTV’s Going Yard adds some star power to the proceedings. Fri., Aug. 26, 2-7pm. Sat., Aug. 27, 10am-7pm; Sun., Aug. 28, 11am-5pm. $7-9, adults and seniors; 16 & under and active military, free.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com

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

www.aaul.org

Le Garage Sale

You can tell it's going to be one fancy garage sale because of the "le." Don't expect hand-me-downs and suspiciously stained linens. Local boutiques will show their stuff. Changing rooms are absent, so bring a sheet and a friend. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 27-28, 11am. $10 ($20, VIP).

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 512/965-5708

www.legaragesale.net

Library Series About Coyotes

Learning to live and share our space with coyotes. Sat., Aug. 27, 2pm. Free.

Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/472-7312

www.austintexas.gov/department/coyotes-central-texas

Rainwater Capture Seminar

Water is precious. Learn how you can collect and use it. 10-11am. Free with RSVP.

TreeHouse, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. #600

www.tree.house/events/rainwater-harvesting

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME

Features more of a focus on extreme human performances with high-wire antics, BMX tricksters, convoluted contortionists, the human cannonball, bungee skydiving, and much more. And exotic animals, of course. Wed.-Fri., Aug. 24-26, 7:30pm; Sat., Aug. 27, 11:30am, 3:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., Aug. 28, 1 & 5pm. $15, $30 $48 vip, $70 front row.

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/477-6060

www.uterwincenter.com/events/2016/ringling

Safe Baby Academy

9am.

CommUnity Care Clinic, 2901 Montopolis Dr

www.austintexas.gov/event/safe-baby-academy-15

Sidewalk Talk Austin

Need to talk? Sidewalk Talk Austin counselors are hear to listen. Find them on the Capitol lawn at the Congress Avenue entrance. noon-3pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

https://www.fb.com/sidewalktalkaustin

Stepping Stone Workshop

Create your own one-of-a-kind stepping stone. 10am-1pm. $15.

Metz Recreation Center & Park, 2407 Canterbury, 512/478-8716

Tech Familia Workshop

The Latino community is invited to partake in these free tech courses and to familiarize themselves with the new tech center. This week: Fun With Robotics. Bring the whole family. Sat., July 23, 10am-noon. Free.

Latinitas, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/900-0304

www.laslatinitas.com

Yellow Bike Project Adult Classes

Skilled staffers will be on hand to help with your two-wheeled needs. See website for schedule and to register. Saturdays-Mondays.

Austin Yellow Bike Project, 1216 Webberville Rd.

www.austinyellowbike.org

[Re]Verse Pitch Com­petition

Don’t throw your trash away; pitch it! Aug. 31 is the deadline for businesses to apply to be materials suppliers for the second annual [Re]Verse Pitch Com­petition, an innovative program to turn one business’ waste materials into another business’ raw material. They’re looking for local entities that are generating or collecting by-product, surplus, or other “waste” material, to match with entrepreneurs who can make creative reuse of that material. Last year’s winner, for instance, made spent brewer’s yeast into tasty granola snacks. Apply online

www.reversepitch.org/pitch-a-material

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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

www.inyourhands.org

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.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

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.

587-SPAY

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