August 23-29

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BIKE-IN MOVIE & CONCERT Donate funds to send two local high school students to a farmworker solidarity conference in Immokalee, Fla. The melodies of Teddy & Marge precede an outdoor screening of Adaptation. (Bring blankets/chairs.) 8pm. The Opera House, 2209-K S. First, 961-2265. $3. www.theoperahousestore.com.


COLLECTIVE ANALYSIS: BURGER KING Discuss how Burger King's ad campaign helped conceal farmworker exploitation. 8pm. Cafe Mundi, 1704 E. Fifth, 236-8634.


BESLAN FUNDRAISER & STUFFED-ANIMAL DRIVE El Rincon restaurant will accept donations to help build a memorial in Beslan, Russia, in memory of the 334 people killed in 2004 when armed rebels took a middle school hostage. 8am-7pm. El Rincon, 200 E. Pecan, Pflugerville, 512/990-0250. www.neverforgetbeslan.org.


IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN TEXAS: THE NEXT STEPS The Gray Panthers sponsor this forum featuring Scott McCown, Ann Kitchen, Mildred Vuris, and Amina Haji. 2-5pm. AFL-CIO Hall, 1106 Lavaca, 458-3738. Free.

SUSTAINABILITY & BICYCLE TECHNOLOGY IN GUATEMALA A presentation from Carlos Marroquin, who works with Maya Pedal to develop pedal-powered machines out of recycled bicycles. 7pm. Monkey­Wrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925. Free. www.mayapedal.org.


DINING FOR DARFUR Eat at one of the restaurants donating 5% of gross sales today to humanitarian relief efforts in Darfur. For a list of participating restaurants, see www.shalomaustin.org.


ROAD TO RECOVERY & RESILIENCY: DISASTER & CRISIS INTERVENTION WORKSHOP invites case managers and caregivers for Katrina survivors to learn about identifying and coping with grief and recovery. 9am-5pm. United Way, 2000 E. MLK, 382-8618. shawn.lemieux@unitedwaycapitalarea.org.


METROPOLITAN BREAKFAST CLUB UT Law School's Steve Bickerstaff presents Politicizing the Department of Justice. 7-8:30am. UT Club, Royal Memorial Stadium, sixth floor. $15 (members/first-time guests). www.mbcaustin.org.


PUBLIC HEARINGS: CITY BUDGET PROPOSAL Comment on various aspects of the city budget proposals for FY 2008. Each hearing follows daytime presentations on the topics to be covered. Public Safety Departments, Thursday, Aug. 23, 6pm. Infrastructure Departments, Thursday, Aug. 30, 6pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 974-2220. www.ci.austin.tx.us/news/2007/08hearings.htm.

COMMUNITY FORUMS: CAPITAL METRO FARE RAISE There are four chances this week to speak on the proposed 50 cent bus-fare hike before the issue moves to a Sept. 17 public hearing. Feedback is also encouraged at www.capmetro.org/fares.asp. Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30-7:30pm: Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center, 808 Nile; Monday, Aug. 27, 5:30-7:30pm: Carver Library, 1161 Angelina; Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6-8pm: ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 Hwy. 290 W.; Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6-8pm: Pat Bryson Hall, 201 N. Brushy.

TEXAS DEATH ROW EXHIBIT showcases the photos seen in Bill Crawford's book of the same name. These images tell the stories of death row inmates in Texas, which has executed more people than any other U.S. state. Stop in Friday, Aug. 24, 7pm, for a special presentation from Crawford and Larry Fitz­ger­ald, former public information officer for the Texas Department of Justice. Through Aug. 25. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 472-5050.

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