Fighting cancer is definitely a task worthy of a superhero, so why not don your cape and support the cause? Make-a-Wish Central and South Texas is putting on a 5K fun run that you can participate in even if you don't feel like a super athlete.
Adoptable dogs from Texas Humane Heroes will be on site to love and take home plus a $5 raffle (proceeds go to the rescue group), drink specials, vegan brunch specials available at Cool Beans while supplies last, and more.
Join dive and shoreline volunteers to remove and recycle trash from Lake Travis. Boat departs at 8am from Highland Lakes Marina, then join the afterparty at the Oasis at 11:30am. Pre-registration is required; diving participants need to provide all dive gear.
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.
Students 18 and older should apply by submitting a "video pitch describing an LGBTQ-supportive project they’d like to see in place at their schools," and announcing their participation on the socials with #ATTLiveProud and #LiveProudScholar. Semi-finalists will announced on September 27. Three grand prize winners receive:: ·$10,000 college scholarship: ·Trip to D.C. for the HRC National Dinner in Oct.: ·$2,500 to help make their project a reality: ·Semester-long mentorship with HRC leadership: ·“Tech suite” package (tablet, smart phone, and device cases)
The first installment of a new ongoing screening and sound series produced by Motion Media Arts Center. Film works will range from Super 8, 16mm, animation, digital narrative, and documentary shorts. See Sight then listen to a full lineup of music. 18 and up welcome.
Who says Sunday nights are for winding down? Come for bingo with Lady Grackle Birdbreath and Fajita the Chicken, stay for the late-night karaoke pajama party sing-along with rotating hosts Simone and Colleen DeForrest.
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).
For the entire month of September, the Hightower and Antonelli's Cheese Shop will donate 30% of sales from Queso Fundido to Houston disaster relief. How much queso can you handle in a month? You'll know the answer to that question by October.
A magical mermaid summer retreat that's raising funds for the Rainbow Railroad (a nonprofit helping LGBTQ folks escape persecution in Chechnya). Come with a tail or purchase one here. See site for details.
Prepare for the fierce return of Austin International Drag Fest! Spend daylight hours at Drag Village with showcases, a Drag Market, workshops, podcasts, glamour lounge, and more. Head to Red River when night falls for showcases of the world's greatest drag stars. All ages welcome, night shows are 18 and up.
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.
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.
Rent comes to Austin with Evan Ensign directing and Marlies Yearby choreographing. Watch this special cast portray "an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out." Tickets on sale.