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2017 Campaign Boot Camp

A three-day intensive – nonpartisan – training for millennials on how to run a political campaign. May 26-28, 1-6pm daily. $65.

Belo Center for New Media Auditorium

www.newpoliticsforum.org

7D Dark Ride Adventure Theater

Eight riders go on an "adrenaline-charged journey through an interactive adventure complete with real-time 3D graphics, motion, light, sound and nonstop excitement." Choose from six different themes. Only at Lake Creek. $9, $10 (skip the line pass).

Pinballz Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd.

www.pinballzarcade.com

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. Through July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Community College Success

A discussion on taking a closer look at economic mobility and student success rates in Texas. 9-10am.

Community Room, 1709 E. 12th

www.forabettertexas.org

Hope Night Market Final Fridays

Food, artisans, live music, and interactive activities for all ages. Fri., March 31, 6-10pm. Free.

Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363

www.hopefarmersmarket.org/night-market

Politics and Internalized Oppression: Making the connections

A community conversation on how federal, state, and local policies have fostered and promoted racism and discrimination. noon-1:30pm.

YWCA of Greater Austin, 2015 S. I-35 #110, 512/326-1222

www.ywcaaustin.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. 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

Rattletree Party

Get your feet movin' and your head groovin' at this modular synth jam followed by Kupira Marimba and dance party. 9pm-12mid. Free.

Rattletree School of Marimba, 2311-K Thornton, 512/417-2041

www.rattletree.com

State of Black Austin Forum

Prominent African-American from Austin will cover topics including "criminal justice reform, economic empowerment, gentrification, navigating the local political arena," and more. 6:30-9:30pm. Free.

Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1801 Pennsylvania, 512/469-9024

barryjames@austinjustice.org

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 State of Black Austin Forum

A candid discussion with prominent African-American Austinites on the current state of Black Austin. 6:30-9:30pm. Free.

Greater Mt. Zion Church, 4301 Tannehill

barryjames@austinjustice.org

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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

Donate to LifeWorks Second Chance Prom

LifeWorks will host a Second Chance Prom for their clients on June 15 and they need donations and volunteers. Donations needed: new or gently used women's formal dresses and shoes; men's suits, dress shirts, ties, and shoes; and undergarments for men and women. Email or call with questions. Donations accepted through June 12..

512/653-3764

www.lifeworksaustin.org, faces@lifeworksaustin.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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