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Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

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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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Dapper Devil Bottle Garden Workshop

Learn how to cut and finish almost any glass bottle to make a container garden planter. Plant and take home your own self-watering Dapper Devil succulent mini garden. Plus four pours and a Blue Owl glass. 8-10pm. $30.

Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/593-1262

www.blueowlbrewing.com

Daybreaker

Start out with some yoga and then on to the sober dance party at 7am to get your day started right. Free breakfast treats from Whole Foods as well. 6am. Free.

Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar, 512/476-1206

www.daybreaker.com/event/austin-launch

Erosion Project on Tannehill Branch Creek in Givens Park

A public meeting to discuss plans to stabilize the stream bank to prevent future erosion and to construct a rain-garden. 6pm. Free.

Givens Recreation Center, 3811 E. 12th, 512/928-1982

www.ci.austin.tx.us

High Noon Talk: Texas Jailhouse Music

Author Caroline Gnagy tells the story of Texas convict bands through prison records, radio show transcripts, and the words and music of the inmates themselves. noon-1pm. Free.

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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Hump Day Nooner Ride

Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way. Wednesdays, 11:45am.

Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Lamar & Riverside

www.facebook.com/socialcyclingaustin

Mystic Nights

Belly dancers, hookah specials, free belly dancing lessons, a henna tattoo artist, and more. Wednesday nights, 8pm. Free.

77 Degrees Rooftop Bar, 11500 E. Rock Rose Ave.

NCFCA High School Speech & Debate Regional Championship

They are looking for judges. Click on link to sign up. No experience needed. Tue.-Thu., May 2-4.

Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University, 512/486-2001

www.ncfcajudges.com

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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

She Talks: Gender, Equity & the Future of Design

Enjoy refreshments and discussion on the role of diversity in design. View select works from architects in town. 6-9pm. $5.

East Side Collective, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez

www.bossbabes.org

Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991

www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com

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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.

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

www.inyourhands.org

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

www.austintexas.gov/department/george-washington-carver-museum-and-cultural-center

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