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Austin Autostraddle Actvism Night for May

Members of the Austin Autostraddle group invite community members to grab a drink and write a postcard (or several) to Congress condemning the pending repeal of the ACA. 7-10pm.

Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.

www.vortexrep.org

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

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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Hump Day Nooner Ride

Don't have a job or have an understanding boss? Take some time to get in a quick ride and a bite to eat along the way. Wednesdays, 11:45am.

Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Lamar & Riverside

www.facebook.com/socialcyclingaustin

Making the Leap to Solo Camping

Pam LeBlanc will lead this talk on her experience backpacking the John Muir Trail and how it convinced her that she has the skill to camp solo. 7pm. Free.

Whole Earth Provisions, 4477 S. Lamar, 512/899-0992

www.wholeearthprovision.com

Mystic Nights

Belly dancers, hookah specials, free belly dancing lessons, a henna tattoo artist, and more. Wednesday nights, 8pm. Free.

77 Degrees Rooftop Bar, 11500 E. Rock Rose Ave.

Open House: Mapping – District 4

A CodeNEXT discussion. 6:30-8:30pm.

Hart Elementary School, 8301 Furness

www.austintexas.gov

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

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

www.wallercreek.org

Waller Creek Conversations

Give input as the city begins revitalizing Waller Creek. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 6-8pm.

The Palm Door, 401 Sabine, 512/391-1994

www.wallercreek.org

Yoga Practice

Bring your mat and a desire to get your Vinyasa flowed right. Every weekday, 8am. Free.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2, 538-1991

www.cherrywoodcoffeehouse.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

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926

www.austintexas.gov/department/george-washington-carver-museum-and-cultural-center

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