Austin Art Collective Summer Show

An afternoon of art, live music, free food, and fun. And maybe pick up a gift for mom. noon-6pm. Free.

1514 Newton

Austin Refugee Day Festival

The second annual fest hosted by local agencies who serve refugee and migrant families. Expect family fun, soccer balls, resource booths, and more. 11am-4pm. Free.

Onion Creek Soccer Complex, 512/404-2332,

Balancing Power Between the Feds, State, and Local: Where Do We Belong?

Texas: the ongoing power struggle between cities, counties, state, and federal governments. Speakers include CM Leslie Pool, Sierra Club chapter director Reggie James, and UT law professor Sanford Levinson. 2-4pm. Free.

Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock

Black Lives Matter May Neighborhood Canvassing

Monthly neighborhood canvassing to spread community awareness and education. 10am-noon.

Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg, 512/339-0016

Buddha's Birthday Celebration

The day begins with bathing the Buddha – singing, dragon dancing, folk dancing, paper cutting, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, and more follow. 11:30am-2:30pm. Free.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/346-6789

Building Relationship Bridges To Eliminate, Heal and Prevent Race Divides

A community discussion on how to decrease tension and teach repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation among races. 10am-noon.

Mt. Zion Action & Resource Center, 2951 E. 14th, 512/479-9890

CelebrASIA Austin

It's the Year of the Mango! Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with themed foods, cultural performances, food demos, and fun stuff for kids to do. 11am-3pm. Free.

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700

CelebrASIA Austin APA Food & Heritage Festival

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Performances, culinary demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more. 11am-3pm. Free.

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron, 512/974-1700

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

A family-friendly rally and park celebration to support children's mental health. Arts & crafts, butterfly release, and more. 9-11:30am. Free.

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

Come and Send It Fest Vol. 2

Crux Climbing Ceneter celebrates one year with a competition for prizes and live T-shirt screen printing, a photo booth, face painting, a vendor village, and more. 8am-10pm. Free, $37-50 to compete.

Crux Climbing Center, 121 Pickle #100, 512/931-3911,

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

Derby Day

All proceeds raised at this Kentucky Derby party will benefit the Make-a-Wish foundation. 3-6pm. $20.

Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8150

Down & Derby Party

This Kentucky Derby watch party is the Shade Project's largest fundraiser of the year. 4-7pm. $100.

Ranch Austin, 10313 Circle Dr.

Healing Through the Arts: Paper Marbling & Bookbinding

This two-part workshop features artists Murphy Anne Carter and Bronwyn Walls teaching the art of Paper Marbling and Bookbinding. Sat., May 6 & 13, 2-4pm. $15, both for $25.

White Light Studio, 900 Vargas

Herb Day

Will have herbal lectures, herb walks through ABC's many medicinal theme gardens, plants, games for the kids, plants and books for sale, and much more. 10am-4pm. Free.

American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd., 512/926-4900

Hip Hop Lounge

Local hip-hop producers showcase their talents at this laid-back scene happening every first Saturday of the month. Sat., Jan. 7, 7-9pm. Free.

Exploded Records, 4500 Duval St.

Inside Austin Gardens Tour

Tour six local gardens around town. Purchase advanced tickets online or at each garden on tour day. For map and more info, see website. 9am-4pm. $20 in advance.


Lemonade Day

"Empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs." For 24 hours the city encourages young salespeople to set up a lemonade stand by waiving fees and requirements for temp food permits and licensing. 6am-12mid..


Liberation Through Education Conference

Teachers and other education pros seeking growth in the areas of cultural responsiveness, student advocacy, and building community are invited. Lunch and childcare provided. 9am-1pm. Free.

3209 Shoal Creek Blvd.,

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.

Open House & Free Meditations

Try a 15-minute guided meditation and check out the bookstore. noon-5pm. Free.

Kadampa Meditation Center Austin, 106 E. Eighth,

Pints & Puppies Fundraiser

Meet some adorable puppies up for adoption while enjoying a drink and a bite with the proceeds benefiting Austin Humane Society. You can also bring items from the Humane Society’s wish list available online. 1-3pm. Free.

Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd., 512/477-1234

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 Independence Brewing

Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more. 1-7pm. Free.

Independence Brewing Company, 3913 Todd #607, 512/707-0099

The Austin Flea at Zilker Brewing

Mother’s Day mini flea with jewelry, textiles, bath and body products, original artwork, and more. noon-6pm. Free.

Zilker Brewing Co., 1701 E. Sixth, 512/765-4946

The Austin Record Convention

Vinyl is back! And so is the largest sale of recorded music in the U.S. More than one million records, cassettes, CDs, 8-track tapes, posters, and collectibles will be on hand from more than 300 dealers and collectors from across the globe. May 6-7.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

The Pecan Street Festival

This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of one of the stages with some handheld food and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals. Sat.-Sun., May 6-7.

Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35

Travis County Sheriff’s Office Building Bridges Town Hall

A Saturday town hall covering the Sheriff’s Office reorganization, the 2016 racial profiling report, and more. 1:30-3pm.

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, 512/472-6932

Veterans Job Fair

A job fair for Veterans featuring a variety of employers including: CTVHCS HR, Apple One, Allstate, Randall's/Albertsons, and more. Bring resumes and any supporting documents. No appointments are necessary. 9am-noon.

Austin Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Dr.

Victory Cup Kentucky Derby Party

Tons of chefs and cocktail brands supply the food and drink while live polo matches get you warmed up for the Derby. Also a hot air balloon launch, a classic car show, and a kids' playground. 11am-7pm. $50 ($150, VIP).

ATX Polo Club, 13628 Gregg Manor Rd.


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

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.


Emancipet Free Days

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


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