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.
Austin Muslim Civic Ambassadors and Mayor Steve Adler unite to bridge the gap between local and state-elected officials and the Muslim community. Award-winning British Journalist, Mehdi Hasan, offers the keynote. 6-9:30pm.
Austin's Black Lives Matter chapter invites community members to join their monthly canvassing walks to spread awareness and community education. 10am-noon.
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.
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.
A place for people backgrounds of all backgrounds to come together and have uncomfortable conversations. 10am-noon.
Local hip-hop producers showcase their talents at this laid-back scene happening every first Saturday of the month. Sat., Jan. 7, 7-9pm. Free.
A demonstration calling for an impartial investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 U.S. election and its ties to the Trump administration. 11am-1pm.
Austin City Hall Plaza, Cesar Chavez between Guadalupe and Lavaca, 512/974-2000
A CodeNext discussion. 10am-noon.
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.
The second candidate forum for Austinites to meet the Dems running for Lamar Smith's 21st Congressional District seat. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth, 512/478-6200
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 comprehensive discussion on the results of the 85th Legislature Session. Going beyond sanctuary cities, bathroom bills, and budget. 2-4pm. Free.
Moms Demand Action and Gun-Free UT invite you to join a family-friendly event to raise awareness of gun violence. Wear orange, please. 11:30am-1:30pm.
Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/751-5650
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.