A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

This course emphasizes strategies to manage falls and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle and will take place on the fifth floor in auditorium C. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through June 29, 10am. Free.

St. David's South Austin Medical Center, 901 W. Ben White Blvd.

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. Through July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.

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

Hands Around the Capitol to #ProtectOurCare

Surround the Capitol (literally), and voice your concerns about the pending repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Attendees should bring a letter explaining how the "ACA or Medicaid has impacted your life." 7-9pm.

Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, 512/305-8400

Immigrant Heritage Month

Join American Gateways as they celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with music, drinks, and food from local immigrant-owned businesses. 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd., 512/478-0546

Night of the Creeps

The horror fans in Blood Over Texas are hosting their annual dis-Membership Appreciation Party featuring horror trivia, scary music, horror shows on the TVs, and food and drink. 7pm-12mid. Free.

Casino South Side Lounge, 1502 W. Ben White, 512/445-9122

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. Through July 23. $9-13.

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

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

Stories From Deep in the Heart Listening Party

Come hear what they've been up to in Texas Folklife's “Stories From Deep in the Heart" week-long workshop in audio documentary production. 6-9pm. Free.

LBJ School of Public Affairs, Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 3, 2315 Red River, 512/471-3200

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.


The Rose Room and 77 Degrees Anniversary Party

Celebrate their first b-day with a fire performer, new menu items, and more. 9pm. Free.

Rose Room, 11500 Rock Rose Ave.

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

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


Applications Available for Annual CityWorks Academy

The city is now accepting applications for the ninth annual CityWorks Academy. Get involved in local government and learn the “A to Z” of city operations through 14 class sessions. Classes run Sep.-Dec. Application deadline: July 21.

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.


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

Hospice Austin's Camp Brave Heart

A three-night camp for kids (6-17) who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Celebrating its 20th anniversary of supporting grieving youth, Camp Brave Heart arms kids with the tools to tackle their grief. Now accepting applications for July 31 - Aug. 3, near Wimberley, TX. Free.

John Knox Ranch

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