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Austin Fashion Week

There's too much to see and do at the largest fashion event in Texas to list here. See website for schedule of events and parties. Fri.-Sun., May 12-21.

Various locations

www.austin.fashionx.co

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

www.drysocietystylinglounge.com

C.J. Alvarez Speaking on “A Grassroots Perspective on Border Policing”

A discussion on the history of border policing from the viewpoint of those most affected by it. 6-8pm.

Workers Defense Project, 5604 Manor Rd., 512/391-2305

www.workersdefense.org

Chupacabra Con

Calling all RPG, tabletop, LARPing, and board game enthusiasts! Play your favorite games (sometimes with the game writers and creators themselves) while benefiting Austin Creative Pathways. May 12-14.

Wingate Inn, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/341-7000

www.chupacabracon.com

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

Dreamers Passport to Passion

Take a look at the sexy toys with experts on hand plus special event savings, refreshments, product demos, and prizes. 7-9pm. Free.

Dreamers, 3401 N. I-35, 512/834-0502

www.dreamersatx.com

Neon Pink Party

Fight breast cancer while enjoying dancing, live music, drinks, and more. 7-11pm. $75 GA.

The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth, 225/610-8531

www.thebelmontaustin.com

Neuropathy Awareness Week

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

512/553-9130

www.neuropathyallliancetx.org

New Way of Being: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat

Join author, speaker, and life balance coach Renee Trudeau for a one-day self-renewal retreat. 9am-4pm. $199.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100

www.reneetrudeau.com/new-way-of-being-spring-2017

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

The Goddess Prom – Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

An adult prom with dancing, raffles, photo booth, and non-gender-specific Prom Queen contest. Proceeds go to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. 7pm-12mid. $45.

Waller Ballroom, 700 E. Sixth

www.goddessprom.com

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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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