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.
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.
Peruse handcrafted and vintage goods on Rainey Street with a cocktail from Clive. 1-5pm. Free.
Clive Bar, 609 Davis, 512/ 524-1623
Ecology Action on their work. Learn how to become a board member or volunteer. Light refreshments served. Families welcome. 9-11:30am.
Circle Acres Nature Preserve, Grove Blvd., next to Roy Guerrero Park
Every fourth Saturday, the AAUE offers a workshop covering home-purchasing, mortgage-securing, and money management. Classes fill up quickly, so call to get on the waiting list. Personalized sessions are available. 10am-4pm.
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.
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.
Browse for handmade and vintage wearables, housewares, bath and body products, and more at this local brewery. noon-6pm. Free.
Austin Beerworks, 3009 Industrial Terrace, 512/821-2494
Pflugerville is home to Central Texas' newest waterpark. Long hours, free parking, and tasty food are just a few of the attractions. The kids will love the Gully Washer which sprays their play area with 800 gallons of water. Sat.-Sun., May 27-29. $69.99 (season pass), $29.99 (weekdays), $34.99 (weekends and holidays).
Typhoon Texas, 8500 TX-130 N. service road, Pflugerville
Thor & Friends
Triple threat three-way fundraiser for Yellow Bike Project, Inside Books Project, and Treasure City Thrift with live music from Thor & Friends and DJ KataStrophik plus delicious food and drinks, live screen printing, a tour of the museum, and more. 5-10pm. $10 suggested donation.
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.