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Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience

Muddy Waters

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. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. March 10-July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Family Engagement Conference

This conference will focus on "building better families, engaging families more in our schools, building relationships, and providing them with various resources." Fri.-Sat., June 23-24, 8am-8pm. Free.

Decker MIddle School, 8104 Decker Ln.

www.manorisd.net/FEC, stephanie.gatica@manorisd.net

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. March 10 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

Summer Dialogues on Activism 2017

A conversation with activists, considering nonviolent resistance, justice, mercy, and what it means to “love your enemies.” The first dialogue ends at 10:30am, second one starts at 10:45am. Fri., June 23, 9am-12:15pm.

LBJ Museum of San Marcos, 131 N. Guadalupe, San Marcos, 512/353-3300

www.lbjmuseum.com

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

Tibet Monk Tour

The monks got the thumbs up from the 14th Dalai Lama to come to town and share their culture with the folks of Austin while raising funds to keep the Gaden Shartse Monastery up and running. Go online for a schedule or email for some personal blessings (for a fee). Through June 28. $10-15 lectures.

www.tibetmonktour.com

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Austin Seeks Resident Input on Budget Priorities

The City's Budget Office wants your input on needed City services and budget priorities for the FY 2018 budget. To have your voice heard, use the links provided, or call 512/974-1380 to discuss 11 service areas. Through Sat., July 15.

Online

https://atx.budgetsimulator.com

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

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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