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Austin Mental Health Group Networking Event

Mental health therapists meet and greet. 5pm. Free.

Pour House Pints & Pies, 11835 Jollyville Rd.

www.justmind.org/just-mind-sponsors-austin-mental-health-group-event

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. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. March 10-July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

First Thursday

Music, food, and shopping. Free.

South Congress

Hill's Cafe Supper Club

Host George Ensle and guests Tony Ramey and Steve Griggs will honor Sharon Burke, owner of Poodies Roadhouse. Plus food! 7-10pm. Free.

Hill's Cafe, 4700 S. Congress, 512/663-2854

www.songwritersacrosstexas.com

Let The Wookiee Win: A Star Wars Quiz

Questions will cover will cover the five good theatrical Star Wars films and (pretty much) only those movies. So a lot of episodes IV through VII and Rogue One. 8-11pm. $5.

The Brass Tap, 10910 Domain Dr., Bldg. W #120 and Gibson Bar, 1109 S. Lamar

www.geekswhodrink.com/pages/themed-quizzes

May the 4th Be With Y’all

Star Wars themed performances (including a light saber display), trivia, nail art, cocktails, and food to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Plus you can meet R2D2! Kids welcome with guardian from 5-8pm. 5pm-12mid.

C-Boy's Heart & Soul, 2008 S. Congress, 512/215-0023

www.cboys.com

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. March 10 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

Star Wars Day Celebration

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival continues their annual Star Wars Day tradition of screening sci-fi faves at a local brewery. 7:30-11pm. Free.

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative, 10615 Metric

www.otherworldsaustin.com

Thursday Night Social Ride

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.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.socialcyclingaustin.org

Turtle Race Thursdays

The eighth season is already well under for these speedy tortoises. Hosted by funny guy Adam Shumate. 8pm.

Little Woodrow's, 9500 S. I-35, 512/282-2336

www.facebook.com/events/1828635290796329

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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

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