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    Barton Hill Farms Backyard Bash

    Family activities, face-painting, and backyard games, all set to the tune of live country & bluegrass music.
    Saturdays & Sundays in May. $9.95 presale; $14.95 at the gate.  
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    Maker Faire Austin

    Science meets arts & crafts for a two-day innovation celebration of rockets, robots, crafters, stunts, toys, science, tinkerers, art, and pretty much everything awesome.
    Sat.-Sun., May 5-6
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    Inaugural Iron Pup Contest

    The Pups are celebrating the Year of the Dog with an Iron Pup contest with silent auction, vendors, rope demo, and roving sellers of Jell-O shots. All good boys and girls welcome as long as they're of legal age.
    Sat., May 5, 10pm-12mid  
    The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth
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    Lago Fest

    This is an all-day fest on the shores of Lake Travis. Enjoy live music, an artists' market, food trucks, and more. The headliner is Asleep at the Wheel. It's free, but tickets can be purchased for the VIP lounge.
    Sat., May 5, noon-9pm. Free ($80, VIP).  
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    Lemonade Day

    This is the day where the community has a chance to support the city's youngest entrepreneurs: kids with lemonade stands.
    Sat., May 5, noon. Free.
    Citywide
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    Round Rock Express

    May 11 is Star Wars Night.
    Vs. New Orleans. $7-16.
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    $tart-Up! Kids' Market

    $tart-Up! helps kids explore entrepreneurship by starting their own businesses. The market gives them a venue to set up shop. Support the program and buy local at the same time.
    Sat., May 5, 11am-2pm. Free.
    Valley View Elementary School, 1201 Capital of TX Hwy. S
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    A Serpent's Voice

    A multimedia photo series about queer women’s experiences of sexual assault. Help these queer artists share these powerful stories.
    Donate through Wed., May 16  
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    AHS Car Raffle Drawing

    Come out to support the Austin Humane Society and for a chance to win a brand-new car! The drawing is at noon, and there will also be food, music, and adoptable animals.
    Sat., May 5, 11am-1pm. $20 per raffle ticket, or $50 for 3.
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    Apply Now: Queer Youth Media Project

    Calling all queer youth – aGLIFF and Austin School of Film are taking applications for two Queer Youth Media Projects this summer! Documentary Filmmaking: June 11 - 15; Narrative Filmmaking June 18 - 22. Students will delve into all aspects of filmmaking from creative to technical. Final projects will screen in September at aGLIFF's film fest. And is absolutely free! For all queer and allied youth!
    Applications due Fri., May 25, 2018. Free.  
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    Austin Flea's Perros de Mayo

    Shop for handmade items and vintage wares. Buy a drink to help support Ay Chihuahua Rescue, a local organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming Chihuahuas.
    Sat., May 5, 11am-5pm. Free.  
    Red's Porch, 4200-B Braker
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    Austin Gay Kickball Games

    Cheer on Austin's Gay Kickball League as they play their 2018 Spring Season. Each team plays two games each week! And look for the championship game Sat., May 5!
    Saturdays, 11am
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    Austin Naked Yoga for Gay Men

    A hatha meeting flow yoga class for all levels. Despite the name, all are welcome. For a longer reader see our coverage.
    Saturdays, 10:30-11:45am and Tuesdays, 8-9:15pm. Through Nov. 21. $10 and up.
    ToddPilates & Barre, 9029 Research Blvd #200
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    Austin Running Adventures

    For daring runners seeking Austin landmark running experiences and secret single track trails.
    Saturdays & Sundays, 8am. $25.  
    See facebook for routes
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    Civic Events

    Black Lives Matter Neighborhood Canvassing

    Blockwalking throughout the city. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.
    Sat., May 5, 10am-noon. Free.  
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    Out of Town

    Central Texas Airshow

    View aircraft from the past, present, and future, along with fireworks and pyrotechnics, as well as a Pearl Harbor re-enactment.
    Fri.-Sun., May 4-6. adults $20; children (6-12) $5; weekend pass adults $45.
    Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple
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    Central Texas Congenital Heart Walk

    This is a family-friendly 1-mile walk route and 5K fun run to benefit the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation.
    Sat., May 5, 8am. Registration is free; parking is $5.
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    Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

    A rally and march to raise awareness and fight the stigma of mental health needs. Youth will share their stories and Vince Young gives the keynote. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the basement level of Capitol.
    Sat., May 5, 9am-noon.. Free.  
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    Chupacabracon

    This is a big weekend for gamers of all kinds with special guests, celebrities, panels, board games, RPGs, and LARPs. The convention benefits Extra Life, whose mission is to unite thousands of gamers to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
    Fri.-Sun., May 4-6
    Wingate Hotel & Conference Center, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock
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    Cinco de Mayo Car Show

    The South Austin hang is throwing a big party and their first-ever classic car show. There will also be a loteria, karaoke with a live mariachi band, and free tacos for the early birds.
    Sat., May 5, 1pm  
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    Out of Town

    Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    Come for the food but stay for the music, crafts, and family traditions in the downtown park.
    Sat., May 5, 4-11pm
    Victoria
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    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    Tacos, margaritas, and Latin music by GirlFriend.
    Sat., May 5, 5-11pm  
    Gabriela's Downtown, 900 E. Seventh
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    Out of Town

    Cinco de Mayo: River Road Market Fiesta

    Enjoy food, local craft vendors, live music, and fun attractions for all ages.
    Sat., May 5, 10am-6pm. Free.
    Andy's on River Road, 21488 U.S. Hwy. 127, Concan
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    Come and Send It Fest Vol. 3

    Crux Climbing Center celebrates its anniversary with a climbing competition. Throughout the day there will be a vendor village with screenprinting and shoe demos, as well as free beer for spectators!
    Sat., May 5, 9:30am. $37-50 to compete; free for spectators.  
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    Concordia Softball

    Vs. UTA.
    Fri., May 4, 4 & 6pm (DH); Sat., May 5, 1pm
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    Criminal Justice Reform: Can We Find Common Ground?

    A dialogue on reaching middle ground on criminal justice reform issues with folks from Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, ACLU of Texas, and Texas Civil Rights Project.
    Sat., May 5, 2-4pm  
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    Derby Day at Domain NORTHSIDE

    Come watch a live broadcast of the race while celebrating with music, lawn games, a fascinator station, and cocktails. Enter the best-dressed competition for a chance to win gift cards or tickets to the VIP afterparty.
    Sat., May 5, 4-7pm. Free.
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    Down & Derby

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and the Shade Project is hosting a Derby-themed celebration to raise funds, so bust out the big hats.
    Sat., May 5, 5-9pm. $100.  
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    EMDR Training Oppurtunity for Therapists

    The City is offering therapists free Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training in exchange for working with sexual assault survivors through APD Victims Services. EMDR focuses on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from traumatic events and helps the brain organically move toward natural healing and positive mental health. As DNA backlogs are being addressed the need for more EMDR therapists is needed.
    Apply by May 31  
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    Fun With Chemistry

    This is a day dedicated to women in STEM, with the UT Women in Natural Sciences Group bringing all the cool hands-on activities and special workshops.
    Sat., May 5, 10am-4pm. Under 3 free; $7-8.50 for ages 3-18; $8-10 for adults.  
    The Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City
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    Gear Night

    It's that time again. Austin Gears hosts their monthly night – a safe space to wear whatever turns ya on. All are welcome, but they ask you to check any salty comments with the clothes check at the door. All funds raised benefit the Austin Gears 2018 AIDS Walk Fund.
    First Saturday of every month, 10pm. Through July 8
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    Greater Austin EcoBlitz

    Celebrate biodiversity along the banks of Onion Creek. Biologists, park interpreters, and naturalists will be on-site to identify as many species as possible. Other activities include photography and guided hikes.
    Sat., May 5, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    YMCA Camp Cypress, 959 Old San Antonio Rd., Buda
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    Herb Day

    Learn more about the healing power of herbs: Listen to a talk, then go for a walk. Kids' activities include a maypole dance and refreshments.
    Sat., May 5, 10am-4pm. Free.  
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    Kentucky Derby Day

    What could be fancier than Derby Day at the Four Seasons? Enjoy live music, mint juleps, and a pop-up hat shop in the Lobby Lounge. Ticket sales benefit Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas.
    Sat., May 5, 2-6pm. $25.
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    Kentucky Derby Shindig

    Put on your best Derby attire and join Club Blue for lawn games, food, and drinks. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area.
    Sat., May 5, 3-7pm. $40 suggested donation.  
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    Kids Club Mother's Day Cards

    Michaels' Kids Club provides crafting classes for kids of all ages. This week's theme is Mother's Day gifts. The project fee includes supplies.
    Sat., May 5, 10am-noon. $2-5.
    Michaels stores
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    Kindnesspalooza

    Help spread some kindness with inspirational tunes from the Mrs, a local pop-rock band creating songs to empower women – plus giveaways and family-friendly games, too.
    Sat., May 5, noon-4pm. Free.
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    Kids

    Latinitas Express Yourself Workshop

    Recommended for ages 8 and up, this workshop explores media and technology with an eye for self expression.
    First and fourth Saturdays of the month, 10:30am. Free.
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    Out of Town

    Lavender Festival

    Among the sweet smell of lavender, enjoy wine tastings, music, artisans, and lots of food.
    Sat.-Sun., May 5-6. Free, with $5 parking.
    Becker Vineyards, Stonewall
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    Make Your Own Mini Living Wall

    Price includes materials plus a beer or wine, plus class registrants will receive 10% off any purchases in the Articulture boutique and nursery.
    Sat., May 5, 2-4pm. $55 and up.  
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    Out of Town

    Medina River Cleanup

    Meet at City Park and help pick up trash along the river and get free breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a warm glow.
    Sat., May 5
    Bandera
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    Mother's Day Ceramics & Florals

    Flora from Green Gate Farms and vases from Era Ceramics – both businesses are owned or co-owned by women. Prices include a handmade ceramic vase of your choice and a locally grown flower arrangement. Preorders available starting May 5. Pickup: Sat.-Sun., May 12-13, noon-6pm.
    $55-100.
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    Neighborhood Fishing

    The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is stocking 17 locations in 16 cities, including Austin, with channel catfish throughout the summer.
    Through November. Free with fishing license.
    Various locations
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    Off to the Races! Derby Style

    Drink specials, best-dressed contest, and some light gambling to celebrate the big horse race.
    Sat., May 5, 4pm  
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    Outright Fitness & Performance Open House

    Celebrate Outright's new location by getting sweaty. They'll have a 40-yard dash and vertical jump, as well as free group exercise classes, softball clinics, and a basketball skills camp.
    Sat., May 5, 7am-4pm. Free.
    Outright Fitness & Performance, 15508 Bratton
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    Pecan Street Festival: Spring

    This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of one of the stages with some handheld food and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals.
    Sat.-Sun., May 5-6
    Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35
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    Pioneer Day

    Take a trip back in time with the Williamson Museum. Learn to dip candles, churn butter, and make corn husk dolls, or wander through re-enactment camps and a fully stocked general store.
    Sat., May 5, 10am-3pm. Free.
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    Plant/Flower Show Call for Entries

    The Garden Club of Austin will be celebrating their 61st annual Plant/Flower Show & Sale on June 2 & 3. The pubic is invited to participate (for free); all plant and/or flower entries must be submitted by Saturday, June 2.
    Ongoing. Free.
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    Rock N' Roll Mall

    Shop local goods while enjoying some tunes. All ages welcome. Dogs too.
    Sat., May 5, 4-8pm. Free.  
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    Safe Baby Academy

    For expectant families or parents/caregivers of children under 12 months. Register online or call the EMS Safety Hotline
    Sat., May 5, 9am  
    Seton Southwest Hospital, 7900 FM 1826
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    Out of Town

    See a Sea Turtle?

    Sea turtle nesting season on the Texas coast has officially begun. If you see a sea turtle heading for the dunes, a nest, or even the distinctive tracks, call the hotline so a trained volunteer can protect the site.
    April-Sept
    Texas Gulf Coast
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    Self-Care Saturdays

    A weekly wellness market that features healing arts vendors, self-care activities, and seasonal health elixirs.
    Sat., May 5, 10am-2pm. Free.
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    SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

    Because you like it local, because you like it good.
    Saturdays, 11am-6pm
    1511 S. Congress
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    Southwest Key's Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music, dance, art, and food. Enjoy a variety of performances from Ballet Folklorico, Plow Boyz, and more.
    Sat., May 5, 11am-1pm. Free.
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    St. Edward's Baseball

    Vs. Texas A&M International (double-headers).
    Fri., May 4, 1:30pm; Sat., May 5, noon. Free.
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    TCSO Town Hall

    Learn about services provided to inmates at the Travis County Jail and Correctional Complex based on the screening and classification process, as well as TCSO’s 2017 Racial Profiling Report. Moderated by Nelson Linder, NAACP Austin.
    Sat., May 5, 1:30-3:30pm
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    The Victory Cup Polo Match & Kentucky Derby Party

    Cheer on several live polo matches before catching the Kentucky Derby broadcast. Weather permitting, hot air balloon rides will be sold at the event for $30. Do you this Derby Day: Come relaxed or dressed to the nines, it's kid- and pet-friendly.
    Sat., May 5, 11am
    Victory Cheval Estate, 13628 Gregg Manor Rd., Manor
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    The Wandering Vegan Market: Mother’s Day Edition

    Shop local vegan vendors offering skin care products and jewelry, art, succulents, and food. Arlo's food truck will be on-site in case you get a hankering for a cheezburger.
    Sat., May 5. Free.
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    Topgolf Tour

    The third annual Topgolf Tour is coming to Austin on Sept. 23. Play for a chance to win $50,000 and a ticket to the championship in Las Vegas. New this year is a military division, open to active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
    Through Sept. 20. $85 individual; $170 team.  
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    Travis County Voter Registration Training

    Become a volunteer deputy registrar. After completing this training, VDRs will be certified to register voters in Travis County. No reservation required.
    First Saturdays, 10:30am; first Tuesdays, 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 6:30pm.  
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    Violet Crown Spring Festival

    Local artists will be selling their creations accompanied by drinks, food, kids' activities, and live music throughout the day.
    Sat., May 5, 10am-5pm. Free.
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    We'll Just Rock for Ourselves: Selections from the Lisa Davis Photograph Archive

    Lisa Davis captured history. Her photography, memorializing Austin's lesbian and queer music scene of the Nineties, is on exhibit at the Austin History Center. Don't miss this moment. Read our review on the show.
    Through July 22  
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    Out of Town

    Wein & Saengerfest

    There will be wine and craft beer tastings as well as music, a grape stomp, food seminars, artisan market, kids’ activities, all leading up to the street dance.
    Sat., May 5. Free.
    Main Plaza, New Braunfels
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    Out of Town

    Wild West Brewfest

    More than 500 brewers are expected to show their wares along with food trucks and music in the Katy Mills Mall parking lot.
    Fri.-Sat., May 4-5
    Katy
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    Wildflower Landscape Tour

    Celebrate Wildflower Awareness Week with a walking tour through the Ney's gardens, and learn more about their functions in the larger environment. (Hint: They're not just pretty to look at.)
    Sat., May 5, 1-2pm. Free.  
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    Women's Resource Fair

    This 11th annual fair offers a full range of services for women experiencing homelessness and survivors of domestic violence, including legal assistance, medical care, employment counseling, haircuts, and more. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Child care will be provided.
    Sat., May 5, 9am-1pm. Free.
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    Yoga on the Shore

    A one-hour restorative yoga class plus a chance to surf the friendly, whitewater Bay Wave.
    Saturdays, 12pm. Through Sept. 29. $30.  
Ongoing
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    Austin Black Pride

    Back for year three! ABP is an extended weekend created to celebrate the talents, culture, and interests of Austin's Black LGBTQ communities. From parties to art shows, brunch crawls and yoga, Austin Black Pride is not to be missed!
    Tue., June 5 Sun., June 10  
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    Austin Pride 2018

    The city's flagship Pride celebration starts off with the fest at Fiesta Gardens then flows into neon nighttime parade rolling from the Capitol all the way down Congress to 4th Street. Peeping the parade is free, but you gotta pay to enter the fest for its multitude of entertainers. Snag yours now.
    Sat., Aug. 11. $15-125.  
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    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
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    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.
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    Yoga

    Full Moon Yoga

    Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.
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    Queerbomb 2018

    The date's been announced and the planning is in full swing. Austin's alt-Pride celebration and march returns to town to rain glitter and queer pride all over Downtown.
    Sat., June 2, 6pm-1am  

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