Learn the proper planning, plant selection, and watering techniques to keep your plants alive in the summer heat. 1pm. Free.
Enjoy county fair style food and live entertainment and learn fun interactive ways to help fight hunger. 5pm. $50 ($35 presale).
Featuring handcrafted jewelry, clothing, ceramics, glass, crafts and paintings made by local artists. Third Saturdays, 10:30am-4:30pm. Free.
419 Congress Ave.
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.
Writer and physician Rachel Pearson discusses her new memoir, No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine, with Forrest Wilder of The Texas Observer. 6pm.
BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050
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. Through July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.
Live music, a full carnival, kids games, a parade, and more. May 19-21. $5-7.
Learn more about the services offered by the City of Austin’s Animal Services Office, and give feedback for needs. Sat., May 20, 10:30am-noon..
Fundraising party in support of the Flatwater Foundation with live music, beer from Whitestone, a raffle, a letter writing station (to write cards for families going through cancer), spikeball, and more. 5-9pm.
In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd., 512/275-6357
Calling all teen singers. Perform a three minute a cappella song in front of local producers and recording artists. 12:30pm. Free.
Bring the family out for German folk bands, German beer, German food, Maypole dancers, kids' activities, German desserts, and more. 11am-6pm. $10.
Recognizing 2017's remarkable Latinx artists (from any discipline) for their talent and the beauty they bring to Austin. 5-7pm.
On hand will be rescue groups, a groomer, trainer, local dog bakeries, local pet supply businesses, a bouncy house, Kona ice truck, barbecue, raffle, and more. 11am-2pm.
New Hope Animal Hospital, 1210 E. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park
Is a health, fertility, and wellness event where you can learn to improve your health by combining holistic practices with modern-day technology. 10am-1pm.
D7 residents are invited to learn more about CodeNEXT mapping. Sat., May 20, noon-2pm..
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. Through July 23. $9-13.
Help the Austin Humane Society meet their goal of raising $6,500 for Austin’s homeless pets. Buy a wristband and get the crawl started at Bar 96 with drink specials and your free T-shirt. 2-8pm. $25.
Rainey Street bars
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.
More than 100 artisan businesses show you the latest trends and handmade goods. DJs from Waterloo Records supply the soundtrack with tons of good food and drinks. Sat.-Sun., May 20-21, 11am-6pm. Free.
Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth, 512/494-9093
Come out for a swim, a bounce house, live music, snacks, games, and more family fun. 1-3pm. Free.
Fall gardens are impossible in many places, but can provide some of the best yields in this region. Take advantage of the fall and winter seasons when trees lose their leaves and the sun comes in lower on the horizon. Discover the strategies for mastering fall gardening in Texas.
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.
Leaders in technology, science, gender, business, and art will share how identity shapes perceptions and reality. 9am-5pm. $60-80.
Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more. Food from Kick Drum Burgers. noon-5pm. Free.
"Where ancient meets future, strong meets sensual, and sacred meets sexual." Join them as they honor multi-dimensional art installations, aerial performances, fashion, ambrosia, music, and the divine feminine. 9pm-3am. $20-100.
Across the country, Veterans march to raise awareness of the issues they face including suicide, homelessness, PTSD, and unemployment. noon-2pm.
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
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
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.