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7D Dark Ride Adventure Theater

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.

www.pinballzarcade.com

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

Donate to LifeWorks Second Chance Prom

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.

512/653-3764

www.lifeworksaustin.org, faces@lifeworksaustin.org

Evenings Out: Music Trivia

Music-related trivia in conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience and Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Create your own concert poster too. 6-8pm. Free.

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

www.thestoryoftexas.com

Garden Club Of Austin Monthly Meeting

Gardening tips every fourth Thursday of the month. 7-9pm. Free.

Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/468-9991

www.thegardenclubofaustin.org

Koblenz Day in Austin

German and Texan dishes will be served courtesy of the Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities Committee with music from Kay and friends. 7-9pm. Free.

Zilker Park Clubhouse, 200 Zilker Clubhouse Rd., 512/698-2889

www.koblenzday.splashthat.com, ckaba@austinsistercities.com

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

Restore Rundberg Team and Community Meeting

Have thoughts or feelings? Come share them. 6:30-8:30pm.

North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg

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

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.

Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman

www.socialcyclingaustin.org

Turtle Race Thursdays

The eighth season is already well under for these speedy tortoises. Hosted by funny guy Adam Shumate. 8pm.

Little Woodrow's, 9500 S. I-35, 512/282-2336

www.facebook.com/events/1828635290796329

W Austin's Night Swim

A poolside performance from Mobley with happy hour specials. 5-9pm. Free.

W Austin Wet Deck, 200 Lavaca St.

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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

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