Have coffee and conversation with Texas’ agriculture commissioner Todd Staples, one of the candidates in the 2014 lieutenant governor race. RSVP required for attendance. 7:30am. Free with RSVP.
Has Bike Month still not convinced you that cycling is the way to get around Austin? Well, here's another incentive: bike to any participating restaurant during this last week of May and get 10% off your food and drinks. Go online for a list of restaurants and a handy map. Wed.-Sun., May 1-5.
Capital Metro is reviewing their fare structure in an effort to create a simplified, equitable and sustainable system. Here's your chance to be heard. 6-7:30pm.
Learn how to make your neighborhood safe, attractive and walkable with America Walks' Scott Bricker and the City of Austin. 6-8pm. Free.
Music, food, and shopping. Free.
Geared to women over the age of 40, but everyone is invited. First Thursdays, 11am. Free.
Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Caves Rd.
Join Rep. Lloyd Doggett in calling on our representatives to support comprehensive immigration reform with a clear path to citizenship. Learn what you can do to help. 7pm.
Your local indie game collective shows off the cutting edge of game design every month. Meetings are open to the public and geared toward the gamers, developers, and artists of Austin. 7pm. Free.
The League of Women Voters, Austin Area Research Organization and Austinites for Geographic Representation host Santa Clara University law professor Angelo Ancheta. His experience serving on the California Independent Redistricting Commission may prove useful as Austin enacts 10-1. Lunch is included. noon-1:30pm. $10.
Nothing like a good cocktail party to put you in a giving mood. Proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas. 7-10pm. $100.
Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/323-0808
The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth, 276-8081
Learn about this local nonprofit's programs and facilities and how they are helping to end domestic abuse in all of its forms. Wed., May 1, noon-1pm; Thu., May 2, 6-7pm. Free.
SafePlace, 1515 Grove, 512/267-7233
Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.
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.
Austin Free-Net, 2208 Webberville
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.
The city is looking for a few good lifeguards, pool managers, and swim instructors. Call to find out more.
400 Deep Eddy Ave, 512/974-9332