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.
Who says summer camps are just for kids? Camp Meraki offers all the traditional summer camp experiences for an un-traditional age group. Enjoy activities like archery, stargazing, and a (bonus grownup) happy hour. And more. Ages 60 and up. May 26-28. $375.
John Knox Ranch, 1661 John Knox Rd., Fischer
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.
Host George Ensle and guests Legendary Alex Harvey and David Lee will honor DJ Ted Branson. Plus food! 7-10pm. Free.
Hill's Cafe, 4700 S. Congress, 512/663-2854
This tour showcases available downtown Bastrop properties for potential investors. 4-7pm. Free.
Heritage Hall, 1020 Main St., Bastrop
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.
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.
Presents Residential Choices: Central Texas Best Options. Helping families with a loved one with special needs. 11:30am-1pm. Free.
6200 Bridgepoint Parkway, building 4, 2nd floor
Donate a fan through August 31 to help Family Eldercare keep those in need cool this summer. See website for drop off locations and more. Free.
A semi-competitive pinewood derby race bringing together Austin's best and most impactful companies to raise money for STEMed Labs. 4:30-8pm.
Examine and explore all things Texas: art, culture, science, social issues, and more. 7-10pm. $22 (member), $25.
Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 512/469-6201
Shop, dine, and take in some live music. 6pm. Free.
Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose Ave. #100
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.
The eighth season is already well under for these speedy tortoises. Hosted by funny guy Adam Shumate. 8pm.
Eat and drink for a cause! Join the Tyler's Dam That Cancer pre-party fundraiser. All proceeds donated to Flatwater Foundation – helping Austinites living with cancer. 5-10pm.
The Dogwood, 11420 Rock Rose #130, 512/330-4554
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