70th Birthday Splash

Break out your most festive blue attire and march in the family friendly parade ending with a plunge into Barton Springs. 9am. Free.

South side of Barton Springs Pool

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

Bart Crow Concert In Belterra

Tour the model and inventory homes while enjoying free drinks and music from Bart Crow. 3-6pm. Free.

Belterra, 12730 Mesa Verde Dr.

Barton Springs 70th Splash

Celebrate Barton Springs' 70th anniversary with a parade around the pool, group plunge, and cake too. 9-11am. Free, open to public.

Barton Springs Pool, 2201 Barton Springs Rd., 512/867-3080

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

Chicken-Keeping Class With $75 Rebate

Curious about owning chickens, zero waste, and urban farming? Attend a chicken keeping class to learn how and receive a $75 rebate on a coop! 10am. Free.

SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley, 3200 Jones, 512/974-1800

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

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. 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

Community Block Party

Community block party to celebrate Mother's Day and International Day of Families. Karaoke, crafts, snacks, drinks, and child care! Hosted by Facebook and the Austin Moms' Network. Please RSVP to email provided. noon-4pm.

The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth, 512/476-2100,

Community Block Party

FB is hosting this IRL! Celebrate Mother's Day and International Day of the Family with Austin Moms' Network and kids karaoke, crafts, food and drink, child care, and more. noon-4pm.

The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth, 512/476-2100

Community Open House for Dell Seton Medical Center at UT

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Seton teaching hospital, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. 1-5pm. Free.

1500 Red River, 512/324-9999 x85888

Crockett (End of Year ) Block Party

Celebrate the end of the school year at the Cougar Block Party with food, games, entertainment, face painting, and more. noon-3pm. Free.

Crockett High School, 5601 Manchaca Rd., 512/414-2532

District 25 Town Hall

A town hall for Congressman Roger Williams, with the hope that he'll come. Hopefully an opportunity to ask Williams questions. There will be a moderator, policy experts, and constituents regardless. noon-2pm. Free; please reserve a ticket.

Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3139

Dozen's Dirty Dance Party

Music, dancing, and drink specials with the Soul Creatures. 9pm. Free.

Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th

Geology And Fossil Hunt Walking Tour

The last Shoal Creek Walking Tour of spring 2017 with co-hosts the Austin Nature and Science Center. 9-11am. Free.

Seider Springs Park, 1380 W. 34th

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

Hotel San José May Pop Up

Celebrate Mother’s Day a day early. I bet you could find her something real nice at this pop up. noon-5pm. Free.

Hotel San José, 1316 S. Congress, 512/444-7322

Maker Faire Austin

Science meets arts and crafts for a two-day innovation celebration of rockets, robots, crafters, stunts, toys, science, tinkerers, art, and pretty much everything awesome. May 13-14.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

Nasty Women Project

A celebration, speaking, and signing engagement for the first volume of the Nasty Women Project anthology series; 100% of book sales proceeds goes to Planned Parenthood. 2pm.

BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050

Neuropathy Awareness Week

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


North Austin Garden & Artist Tour

The tour will include tips for controlling insects with purple martins, composting with (or without) backyard chickens, an anchor farm of lettuce, and more. All proceeds go to the new Labyrinth Community Garden. $10.

NxNA Garden & Artists, 1006 Rebecca Dr.

O.Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships

Now in its 40th year, it's time to celebrate the lowest form of groan-up humor with the pros going head to head. With music from Shinyribs, a used book sale, auction, and food trucks. 11am-6:30pm. Free.

Brush Square Park, 409 E. 5th, 512/974-6700

Open House: Mapping – District 1

A CodeNEXT discussion with Imagine Austin. 1-3pm.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Early College High School, 7309 Lazy Creek

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

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 Wandering Vegan Market Mother's Day Edition

A vegan brunch plus pop-ups from some of ATX's best vegan vendors. 10am-3pm. Free.

Bouldin Creek Cafe, 1900 S. First, 512/416-1601

Unlearning Circle: Having the Conversation

Spend the morning exploring why "anti-racist conversations about race and racism are challenging to start and sustain with our largely white families, friend groups, and workplaces." 10am-noon.

Wildflower Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, 512/428-9464

Waller Creek Conversations

Check out the designs for the new Waller Creek Park including Waterloo Park, the Moody Amphitheater, and a first look at the Waller Delta, where the creek meets Lady Bird Lake. Sat., May 13, 10am-12pm; Wed., May 17, 6-8pm. Free.

Metz Recreation Center & Park, 2407 Canterbury, 512/478-8716


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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