A three-day intensive – nonpartisan – training for millennials on how to run a political campaign. May 26-28, 1-6pm daily. $65.
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.
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.
A discussion on taking a closer look at economic mobility and student success rates in Texas. 9-10am.
Community Room, 1709 E. 12th
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.
Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more. Don't forget to get something for mom. 4-8pm. Free.
Food, artisans, live music, and interactive activities for all ages. Fri., March 31, 6-10pm. Free.
A community conversation on how federal, state, and local policies have fostered and promoted racism and discrimination. noon-1:30pm.
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.
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.
Get your feet movin' and your head groovin' at this modular synth jam followed by Kupira Marimba and dance party. 9pm-12mid. Free.
Prominent African-American from Austin will cover topics including "criminal justice reform, economic empowerment, gentrification, navigating the local political arena," and more. 6:30-9:30pm. Free.
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.
A candid discussion with prominent African-American Austinites on the current state of Black Austin. 6:30-9:30pm. Free.
Greater Mt. Zion Church, 4301 Tannehill
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
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
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.