An afternoon of art, live music, free food, and fun. And maybe pick up a gift for mom. noon-6pm. Free.
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.
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.
Monthly neighborhood canvassing to spread community awareness and education. 10am-noon.
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.
A community discussion on how to decrease tension and teach repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation among races. 10am-noon.
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.
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Performances, culinary demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more. 11am-3pm. Free.
A family-friendly rally and park celebration to support children's mental health. Arts & crafts, butterfly release, and more. 9-11:30am. Free.
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.
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.
All proceeds raised at this Kentucky Derby party will benefit the Make-a-Wish foundation. 3-6pm. $20.
This Kentucky Derby watch party is the Shade Project's largest fundraiser of the year. 4-7pm. $100.
Ranch Austin, 10313 Circle Dr.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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..
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.
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.
Try a 15-minute guided meditation and check out the bookstore. noon-5pm. Free.
Kadampa Meditation Center Austin, 106 E. Eighth
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.
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.
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.
Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more. 1-7pm. Free.
Mother’s Day mini flea with jewelry, textiles, bath and body products, original artwork, and more. noon-6pm. Free.
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.
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
A Saturday town hall covering the Sheriff’s Office reorganization, the 2016 racial profiling report, and more. 1:30-3pm.
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.
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.
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
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
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.