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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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    AGLCC Biz Dev 101

    The Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce have created a new monthly training for LGBTQ entrepreneurs and hosted by the SMB Help Desk.
    Third Thursday of every other month, 6:30-8:30pm. Through Aug. 18.. $35.  
    The SMB Help Desk, 1101 E. Sixth
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    AGLCC Pride Bat Cruise

    Get on the bat boat with AGLCC, ATC, and a DJ for upper deck, best bat viewing seats, and a boatload of LGBTQers. Sip (Mighty) Swell with Burro Cheese bites whilst learning of AGLCC. Their scholarship fund gets a portion of the proceeds.
    Thu., Aug. 17, 6-9pm. $35.  
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    Back to School Bash

    Bring the whole family and get your face painted, enjoy some snacks, back-to-school giveaways, and complete a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a door prize. Plus you can meet your local pediatric acupuncturists and herbalists.
    Thu., Aug. 17, 4:30-7:30pm. Free.  
    AOMA Clinics North, 2700 West Anderson Ln.
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    Blanco County Fair

    Enjoy a traditional fair and rodeo with a carnival, vendors, lots of food, and unique contests and: evening dances.
    Thu.-Sat., Aug. 17-20
    Johnson City
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    Ceramics Night

    A casual fundraiser open to anyone with a free reservation and paid fee for supplies. Get your hands on the pottery wheel and sculpt that clay.
    Thursdays, 7-9:30pm. Donations appreciated.
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    Kids

    Circus Chickendog: The Wizard Of Dogz!

    Five rescue dogs team up with a trained scarlet macaw and former circus clown and juggler Darren Peterson to present as many circus tricks as they can do in an hour. Note: Your kids will love this, and, seriously? So will you.
    Aug. 17, 19-20, 1pm. $12.
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    Civics 101

    City Budget Commentary

    Here's your chance to offer feedback on the Development Services Department’s proposed budget before Council adopts a budget between Sept. 11-13.
    Thu., Aug. 17, 4pm  
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    Class Transitions

    A strength training meets boot camp style class developed for Austin's trans community.
    Thursdays, 7:15pm. $15.
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    Dada Life

    Swedish DJ duo Dada Life takes over Highland for a one-off night with the GoGo Gadgettes. 18 and up welcome to dance dance dance.
    Thu., Aug. 17, 9pm. $20-30.  
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    Die Felicia Presents: The World of Stephen King

    They all float down here with Louisianna and Zane's horror drag. This month, they're honoring all things King with Mascara Rivers, Moana Lisa, Honey St. Claire, and Sticky Gold paying tribute to Stephen's work with a "Here's Johnny" contest.
    Thu., Aug. 17, 10pm. $6.  
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    Latin Flair: A Salsa Party and Show

    Features a couples dance competition, salsa lessons from 9:30-10pm, Latin music, and performances by the Timba Tumbao Ladies.
    Thu., Aug. 17, 9:30pm. No cover, 21 and over; call to reserve VIP table.
    The Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose, Austin, TX 78758
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    Music Bingo

    Quizmaster Nick supplies the questions. You supply the music knowledge. Blue owl supplies the beer and prizes.
    Thursdays in August, 7-9pm. Various prices for tastings.
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    PFLAG Monthly Meeting Central Austin Group

    Need a place to be? PFLAG has monthly meetings across the city (and into the 'burbs) – this one's new! Everyone from teens to seniors are welcome to join or just listen and snack. But please, confidentiality is key.
    Every third Thursday of the month. Free.
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    Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

    Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the 70s to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to George 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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    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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    Third Thursdays At Rock Rose

    Shop, dine, and take in some live music.
    Third Thursday of every month, 6pm. Free.
    Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose Ave. #100
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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    undeRAGE Thursdays

    Highland's weekly college night. Get yer dance on to those EDM beats. 18 and up welcome.
    Thursdays, 9pm. $20.
Ongoing
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    Civics 101

    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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    Civics 101

    Call for Entries for the 2017 Austin Green Awards

    ATX Green Awards, which recognizes and promotes sustainability and innovation in local design, is accepting submissions now through Sept. 22 (for the awards ceremony happening Oct. 25). See website for details.
    Through Sept. 22, noon  
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    Civics 101

    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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    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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    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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    Civics 101

    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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