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Autism Society of Texas Talent Show

All ages and all talents are encouraged to register online. Limited spaces. 6:30pm. Free.

YMCA Southwest Branch, 6219 Oakclaire, 512/891-9622

www.texasautismsociety.org

BLVD First Fridays

Drinks, music from Ruby & the Reckless, deals, and a chance to win a $1K shopping spree. 5-8pm. Free.

Domain Northside, 11700 Domain Blvd.

Building Bridges: Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore

An opportunity to meet District Attorney Margaret Moore as a part of Friday community dialogues Building Bridges. 9-10am.

1709 E. 12th

www.traviscountytx.gov/district-attorney/meet-the-da

College Houses Anniversary

Celebrate 53 years of affordable, cooperative housing for the student community with an "elaborate" nacho bar. 7pm-1am. $15.

Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/476-5678

www.bit.ly/Fancy53

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. 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

Don't Take Away My Healthcare! Rally

If you're angry about #preexistingconditions and the House passing Trumpcare 2.0 then show up and protest. Gather at the South gates. Bring signs. noon-2pm.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

www.facebook.com/groups/traviscoresist

First Friday Austin Flea

Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more. Don't forget to get something for mom. 4-8pm. Free.

Quickie Pickie, 2027 E. Cesar Chavez

www.facebook.com/events/1655487758090925

HAAM Corporate Battle of the Bands

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians' annual corporate battle of the bands looks to crown Austin’s Best Corporate Band and raise funds for this worthy cause. 7pm. $10.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., 512/541-4226

www.haamcbob.org

Italo Disco

Italian drink specials get you in the mood for dancing along with the live DJ. 7-11pm. Free.

Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350

www.sanjosehotel.com/lounge

Love for Loro Garage Sale

They are looking to raise $35,000 to purchase hard rubber shoes and menstrual kits for the students at Loro Primary School in Loro Village in Northern Uganda. They are accepting donations and items for sale. Fri.-Sat., May 5-6, 8am-8pm.

East Space, 2009 Airport Blvd.

www.frontporchaustin.org/events

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

South Congress Mural Unveiling

Austin loves a good mural, call firsties on getting your pic taken at Business & Community Lenders of Texas' new one. Plus pizza! 10am-2pm. Free.

BCL of Texas, 2212 S. Congress

www.bcloftexas.org

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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

Downtown Ghost Tours

offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.

853-9826

www.austinghosttours.com

Emancipet Free Days

This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.

587-SPAY

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