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

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

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

Deutschen Pfest

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


Horticulture Arts

Nature-base class with Instructor Mary Kraemer on artistic expression in the garden with photography. 1pm. $10.

AGE Building, Room 101, 3710 Cedar St.,

May Market Days

Enjoy some brunch and shop for handmade goods made by local artists in a variety of mediums. Presented by East Austin Handmade Arts Market. Sundays in May, 12-5pm. Free.

Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1000

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

Radio, Coffee & Flea

Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, jewelry, original art, and more. Free.

Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd., 512/394-7844

Renegade Craft Fair

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

Sisters in Crime Seminar

Helen Currie Foster and Noreen.M. Cedeño present info on audio books, marketing and advertising, and short story submissions. 2pm. Free.

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

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.


Witches' Jumble Sale & Spring Cleaning Swap

The Austin witches' community host this spring cleaning jumble sale and swap shop. Sign up is required to set up a table, but not required if you just want to bring a bag or box of stuff to sell. 5-9pm. Free.

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282


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

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