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    50 Over 50: An Oral History of Austin's Live Music History

    Fifty artists over the age of 50 provide an oral history of their role in and the evolution of Austin's vibrant music scene. Bring your smartphone and earbuds to hear their stories. Live music by Harvey Thomas Young at 8:30.
    Thu.-Sun., 1-6pm, through Sept. 30. $5 suggested donation.
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    Austin Democratic Candidates Forum

    The ATX Dem Vets and PDA CenTex host a candidate forum. Topics will include health care, community support, and veterans' issues.
    Fri., Aug. 4, 6:30-9pm  
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    Auto Racing

    Exciting stock car racing continues to roar around the oval track every Friday night through Sept. 1.
    Fridays, 8pm. Through Sept. 1.. $12 adults.
    Heart o’ Texas Speedway, Waco
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    BLF Events: KILT

    Kilts, beers, and bears – what more could you want on a Friday? DJ Kelly plays the greatest retro video hits and Package Menswear and Sir Rat are slinging leather wear.
    Fri., Aug. 4, 9pm  
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    Call for Submissions: Blue Genie Art Bazaar

    All you artists, artisans, and makers need to get your online application in now for the 2017 Blue Genie Art Bazaar. More info on their website.
    Through Aug. 11. $45.
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    Corral Theatre Outdoor Season

    The walk-in theatre has opened for the summer season with first-run movies under the stars.
    Fri.-Sun., Sept. 1-3. $6.
    Corral Theatre, Wimberley
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    Domain NORTHSIDE's Final First Friday

    If you enjoy shopping, live music (from Drew Davis), yard games, and giveaways (one of eight pricey shopping sprees!) then this is for you.
    Fri., Aug. 4. Free.
    Domain NORTHSIDE
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    First Friday Austin Flea

    Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more. Don't forget to get something for mom.
    First Fridays, 4-8pm. Free.
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    I.C.A.R.E. Community Conference

    Citizens are invited to a conference hosted by APD to "build bridges of honesty and respect between the community and law enforcement." Sessions will cover mental health aid, impartial policing, and much more.
    Aug, 2-5, 8am-5pm. Free.  
    Grant AME Worship Center, 1701 Kramer
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    Italo Disco

    Italian drink specials get you in the mood for dancing along with the live DJ.
    First Friday of every month, 7-11pm. Free.
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    Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

    Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the Seventies to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to John Romero's Doom to the developers making waves on today's gaming platforms.
    Daily through March 18, 2018. Museum admission: $13 ($9, kids).  
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    Red Fez Pop-Up

    W Austin's Rewind: Cue the '90s presents the Red Fez Pop-Up featuring some Red Fez veterans including Atash, DJ Kurupt, drinks by Anup Mistri, and more.
    Fri., Aug. 4, 5pm-2am. Free ('90s drink prices).
    W Austin, 200 Lavaca
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    San Antonio Film Festival

    Tickets are still available for the film festival that began on Tuesday and continues through Sunday: showing the work of up-and-coming filmmakers.
    Thu.-Sun., Aug. 3-6
    Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio
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    Shakespeare at Winedale

    This year the students perform “As You Like It,” “King Lear,” and “Antony & Cleopatra” in a unique setting in the Winedale Theater Barn.
    Thu.-Sun., July 20-Aug. 13. $10.
    Round Top
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    Shakespeare Under the Stars

    The student players present the haunted MacBeth in the evening as he deals with power, love, and loss.
    Thu.-Sat., Aug. 3-12 (no performance Aug. 6)
    EmilyAnn Theatre, Wimberley
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    Summer Quarter Horse Meet

    Feel the excitement as the ponies thunder around the track in this annual summer tradition.
    Fri.-Sat., through Aug. 12, gates 5:30pm, post time 6:45pm
    Retama Park, Selma
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    Trade

    DJ Filthy Rich spins deep house for a night of dark moments and feel-good fantasies. Clothing check, prop table, and "all kinds of kinky apparatuses" available.
    Fridays, 10pm. Free until 1am.
    Highland Underground, 404 Colorado St.
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    Tucked Drag Show

    Get tucked in by some of Austin's most fab queens. Might be weekly, but never the same.
    Fridays, 10:30pm-midnight
Ongoing
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    Call for Blood Donations

    We Are Blood – Central Texas' blood supplier – is seeking blood donations during the slower summer months, especially so soon after Harvey.
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    County Commissioners Accepting Applications to the Integral Care Board of Trustees

    County commissioners are looking to fill two seats for the board of trustees of Integral Care this October. Qualified individuals wishing to represent the county should apply. Find details online or call.
    Deadline to apply Fri., Aug. 25, 5pm
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    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
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    El Buen Samaritano Hosts the Grito Challenge

    El Buen Samaritano hosts a public participation challenge to raise awareness of the services they provide to Latino and immigrant families. Enter by uploading your Grito videos (a cry for independence, a halt to oppression, and a soulful shout) to social media with #gritochallenge, then tag three other people to do it on social media.
    Through Sept. 15
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    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.
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    Fruit Loop Bar Crawl

    Kick off Pride week with a Tour de Gay Bars. Austin Pride celebrates their boozy sponsors with a crawl from BT2 to Iron Bear to Highland then Rain, Sellers, and OCH.
    Fri., Aug. 18, 8pm  
    Various locations
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    Full Moon Yoga

    Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
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    Join the (Pride) Parade

    Wanna be in the parade? You've got some options.: 1) Balloon artists Nate the Great and Stacy Pineapple are looking for walkers to join their wearable balloon art float. Email for deets: balloonsbypineapple@gmail.com: 2) Lesbutante and the Boss have an open call for their parade pre-party and float. Different seats range from $33-65. See FB for deets.: 3) Pride Grand Marshal and Counter Balance ED Fatima Mann invites people of the global majority to join her in the parade to create space for those who identify as LGBTQ and POC. See FB.: 4) Equality Texas is also looking for marchers! Interested parties should visit the linked Google Doc for deets.
    Sign up before Aug. 26  
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    Pride Splash

    Join Pride and GayTX for a gay ol' pool day. Splish splash.
    Sat., Aug. 19, 2pm  
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    TCSO Victim Services Unit Seeks Volunteers

    The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Unit needs volunteers to offer immediate assistance to victims of various criminal and crisis circumstances. Those interested must complete a training program from Sept. 11-Oct. 2 (Mon. and Thu., 6-9pm, Sat. 9am-5pm).
    Register for Sept. training through Aug.  
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