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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

Bike to Work Day

It's back on two wheels and encouraging people to ride – not drive! Interested bikers are encouraged to pledge their support and participation online. “Fueling stations,” aka 45 local businesses, will offer gifts to riders, including coffee, snacks, merch, and swag from 7-9:30am. See site for deets.

www.biketoworkaustin.org

Bike to Work Day

Kick the oil industry addiction and tighten that core all at once. Then loosen it back up again at the Google Fiber Space afterparty. Take advantage of free coffee, small snacks, merch, and more at one of the 25 "fueling stations" around town. We've also made a top-notch "Best Bike Songs" playlist for your aural enjoyment. 7am-7:30pm. Free.

City-wide across Austin, including 25-plus official B2WD fueling stations

www.biketoworkaustin.org

Camp Meraki

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

www.agingiscool.com/campmeraki

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

Deutschen Pfest

Live music, a full carnival, kids games, a parade, and more. May 19-21. $5-7.

Pflugerville

www.deutschenpfest.com

Friends of Riverside Block Party

Entertainment and games for all ages, food, drinks, live music, face painting, prizes, and more. Plus a fire truck! 11am-6pm. Free.

2015 E. Riverside

www.riversidefriends.com/2017-block-party

Friends of Riverside Block Party

Turn up for the inaugural Friends of Riverside block party! Congressman Lloyd Doggett, CM Pio Renteria, the APD, and the AFD will be in attendance! Plus free beer, tacos, and glitter cotton candy. 11am-6pm.

2015 E. Riverside

www.riversidefriends.com

How'd the House Do?

A conversation recapping the 85th Lege session 10 days before it ends, with state Reps. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas; Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria; and Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving. 7:30-9am.

The Austin Club, 110 E. Ninth, 512/477-9496

Inaugural Shark Tank Pitch Night

Westlake High students pitch businesses to local investors for funding. Come vote for a "Wild Card" finalist team. 6-9pm.

Westlake Performing Arts Center, 4100 Westbank

www.eanesisd.net/academics/innovation/wbi

Ovation 2017

The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce turns five. Join them as they recognize businesses, organizations, and people working to improve the community and raise the visibility of Asian Pacific Americans. 6-11pm. $150 (GAACC member), $180 (non-member), $2000 (table sponsor).

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Rd.

www.ovationgala.org

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

Summer Fan Drive

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.

512/459-4326

www.summerfandrive.org

The Largest Real Estate Career Fair in Texas

Real estate agents can meet up with real estate companies from the Austin area. 10am-2pm. Free.

3203 S. I-35, 512/244-3545

www.championsschool.com/career-fair

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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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