2nd Street Social

Sip and Stroll along Second Street during this new monthly event every second Thursday. Area shops will feature special promotions. Thu., June 8, 6-8pm. Free.

West Second Street

70th Birthday Bash for Barton Springs Bathhouse

Barton Springs Conservancy is celebrating 70 years of the Bathhouse with a classy Driskill dinner. Funds raised go toward restoring the facilities. Texas Tribune's Evan Smith emcees. 7:30pm. $700.

The Driskill Grill, 604 Brazos, 512/391-7162

70th Birthday Bash: Celebrating the Treasures of 1947

Supporters of the pool join emcee the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith to celebrate the 70th birthday of the historic Barton Springs Bathhouse. See website for ticket info. 6:30pm.

The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, 512/439-1234

Blow Your Mom Away This Mother's Day

Get your mom a $40 gift card for a blowout service and they'll throw in a free makeup application. Now till mom's day. Through Sun., May 14.

Dry Society Styling Lounge, 10622 Burnet Rd. #200

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

Eastside Pop Up Nights

Peruse handcrafted and vintage goods on the patio with a cocktail and then dance 'til the wee hours. 21 and over. 8pm-1am. Free.

Hotel Vegas, 1502 E. Sixth, 512/524-1584

Hill Country Galleria's May Wine Walk

Start at Twin Liquors, pick up your map, and hit the wine stops along the way while checking out exclusive offers. 5-9pm. Free.

Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, 512/402-0060

Neuropathy Awareness Week

See website for all of the events supporting the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas. Sun.-Sat., May 7-13. Free.


Neuropathy Awareness Week: Kendra Scott Fundraiser

Twenty percent of proceeds from Kendra Scott purchases will go to Neuropathy Alliance of Texas. Perfect mom's day gift. 6-8pm.

Kendra Scott, 1400 S. Congress, Ste. 170-A, 512/879-3422

Poderosa: Live Mural Celebrating Immigrant Moms

Just before Mother's Day, join JOLT in celebrating immigrant mothers. The org will be painting a live mural at the Capitol to honor families under attack by our state and national politicians. 11am-2pm.

4704-B E. Cesar Chavez, Ste 1

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

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

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


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

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