BarkHappy Block Party On Rock Rose

Three dog friendly stops along this pup crawl with lots of fun freebies all to benefit Austin Dog Rescue. 1-4pm. $12-15.

Dogwood Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose #130

Barkworthies Chews Rescue Program

Barkworthies begins their Chews Rescue shelter program by covering the adoption costs for eligible dogs at Austin Pets Alive! Sat.-Sun., April 29-30, 12-7pm. Free.

Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez, 312/648-9978,

Beltane Benefit Celebration

A Beltane celebration of flowers, fertility, and fire with witches' wares, cocktails from the Butterfly Bar, and delicious food from Patrizi's. 5-10pm. Free.

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

Code-What's Next? Workshop

A community discussion on new land development code. Community leaders will briefly share history of land use and then facilitate small group discussions about the concerns related to the environment, economic development, and neighborhoods. 2-5pm. Free.

Southwest Key Community Center

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Muddy Waters

Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Austin could not be a better home for this exhibit focused on the history of music festivals. Artifacts and concert footage bring the experience alive whether it's Hendrix at Monterey or Queen at Live Aid - both featured in a video montage of the Top 10 festival performances of all-time. Artifacts include Muddy Waters' '59 Martin acoustic played at the '68 Newport Folk Festival, a poster board stenciled sign by Banksy, and Dave Navarro's Jane's Addiction stage getup. Through July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746


Freshly prepared crawfish, music from Cory Morrow, Wiliam Clark Green, & Kevin Fowler, and a 5K Crawdaddy Dash are just a few of the highlights. Fri.-Sun., April 28-30. $10-20.

701 Common St., New Braunfels

Dragon Boat Festival

It's a 2,000-year-old festival (Austin's celebrated it for 19 years) that brings colorful, 40-foot-long boats to Lady Bird Lake to see which team rows the fastest. Sat.-Sun., April 29-30, 9am-4pm. Free.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

DreamHack Austin

Big-time three-day 24-hours-a-day gaming fest! Pro esports tourneys, VR gaming, BYO PC or console for the LAN gaming area, a $2,500 cosplay competition, and much more. Fri.-Sun., April 28-30, 10am. $36-210.

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

I Heart HealthStart Gala

Find out how HealthStart programs help children learn healthy habits while enjoying healthy foods, a silent auction, and live music. 6pm. $10-50.

Zilker Park Clubhouse, 200 Zilker Clubhouse Rd., 512-496-2106,

PALS Paddle & Play Day

The good folks at Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors provides pet food and vet care for the pets of homebound elderly clients. Land lovers can enjoy the dog agility course, doggie beer and ice cream tastings, and more followed by an hour on the water kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddle boarding. 9am-1pm. $15, $35 with a paddle pass.

Rowing Dock, 2418 Stratford Dr., 512/459-0999

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan fans will not want to miss this exhaustive exhibit guest curated by his brother, Jimmie Vaughan. Many of Vaughan's guitars (including his legendary "Number One" Fender stratocaster) will be on view as well as early family photos, concert posters, stage outfits, handwritten lyrics, exclusive archival concert footage, his famed hat, and more. Through July 23. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865

This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

The Austin Flea at St. Elmo Brewing

Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more. noon-5pm. Free.

St. Elmo Brewing Co., 440 E. St. Elmo

Vintage Market Days

An upscale vintage-inspired indoor, open-air market with original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, and more. Fri.-Sun., April 28-30. $5-10.

Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center, 1042 DS Ranch Rd. @ RR 12 N., Dripping Springs


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.

We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266

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