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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 Elite Rugby

      Vs. Seattle Seawolves.
      Fri., June 8, 8pm. $15-50.  
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      Austin Young Chamber's Casino Social

      AYC's largest fundraiser invites young professionals for an evening of Texas Hold Em and other casino games, light bites, and open bar, and more.
      Fri., June 8, 6-10pm. $90.  
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      “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit”

      Seventy years after the luxury liner sank in the Atlantic more than 150 items from the wreck were brought up from the ocean floor and brought together for this fascinating show. Timed tickets are required.
      June 2-Jan. 5
      Mayborn Museum, Waco
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      Boiz of Austin Open Auditions

      Do you have dreams of drag? Think you have what it takes to be a king? Then getcher submission tape into Boiz of Austin ASAP! They're looking for a new dude to join em and maybe it's you! Submissions are due by midnight, June 11. Selected individuals will be invited to an in-person interview June 13, beginning at 6pm.
      May 30-June 11  
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      Chisholm Trail Roundup Rodeo & Music Festival

      Come for the rodeo action, but stay for the music, carnival, arts & crafts, and pig races.
      Thu.-Sat., June 7-9
      Lockhart
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      Family Night: Bricks & Blocks Bonanza

      Kids stack and build things with bricks (Legos, Duplo, etc.) while the adults enjoy beverages and small talk.
      Fri., June 8, 6-8pm. $11-13, child; $13-15, adult.
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      Flatwater Foundation Fundraising Events

      For one month leading up to Tyler's Dam That Cancer, FF's annual paddleboarding fundraiser, you can help support the cause in other ways. Attend a happy hour at YETI on May 17, or get a new hairstyle at Benjamin Beau May 20 or June 17. Blenders & Bowls Give Back Days are May 20 and June 17. (See the Facebook page for more info.)
      May 17-June 17  
      Various locations
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      HackOut 2018

      Austin's only LGBTQ start-up weekend returns and you're invited to learn about that start-up life, brainstorm new entrepreneurial ventures with other queers, and network like nobody's watching.
      Thu.-Sun., June 7-10. $7-15.
      HomeAway Office Domain, 11800 Domain Dr. #300
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      Lavender Festival

      The smell of locally grown lavender surrounds the old courthouse for a weekend of gardening tips, Texas-made products, craft beers, regional wine, and local music.
      Fri.-Sun., June 8-10. Free.
      Blanco
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      MOODxMOSS Aura Photo Sessions

      Get an aura portrait (ya know – that colored energy that lives inside you) with photographer Carrie Moss.
      Fri.-Sat., June 8-9. $45-50.  
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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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      Oak Hill Parkway Feedback

      Offer feedback on the plan. Written comments sent via mail, fax, or online will be accepted until June 18.
      Comments accepted through Mon., June 18  
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      Pink Elephant Radio

      Join Japan and YellaStud – creators of Austin's Pink Elephant Hip-Hop Fest for LGBTQ rappers, emcees, hip-hop artists, and more – for their new weekly radio show. Featuring loads of queer music and artists, and a few allies. Royalties Radio can be downloaded for iPhone and Android. See what they have to say about here.
      Fridays, 7-9pm. Through Nov. 30
      Download Royalties Radio app
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      Poo Poo Platter: Hail Yasss! Britney vs. J-Lo

      A showdown between the Aughties queens. Ten drag stars battle it out for top diva with DJ Mike Horton. 18 and up welcome.
      Fri., June 8, 10pm. $7.  
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      Proposed Cemetery Rules Open to Public Comment

      PARD has released a new draft of the cemetery rules, which have been reviewed by the department and the city's Law Department. Public feedback is requested and can be submitted by mail or email by Sun., June 24.
      Comments accepted through Sun., June 24  
      D’Anne Williams, PARD, 919 W. 28½ St., Austin, TX 78705
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      Robert E. Howard Days

      Fans of the author that created Conan the Barbarian converge on his hometown to see his boyhood home, talk about his writings, and remember his stories.
      Fri.-Sat., June 8-9
      Cross Plains
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      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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      Summer Crush

      Beats by DJ Kurupt & Buck Rogers and special cocktails on the WET Deck from Memorial Day to Halloween.
      Fridays, noon-9pm, through October. $10.  
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      Summer Lunch Program

      Central Health Enterprise and the Central Texas Food Bank will provide Travis County low-income families a healthy, free lunch every weekday for 11 weeks, beginning June 4. A weekend take-home food bag will be available on Fridays.
      June 4-Aug. 24. Mon.-Fri., 11am-1pm
      Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis
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      Sunset Yoga on the Dock

      There's a meet-and-greet before the class led by Andi Lozano. Donations benefit the Boneshaker Project, a nonprofit getting kids outside and active.
      Fri., June 8, 6:30-8:30pm. Donation based.  
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      Texas Folklife Festival

      Celebrate the ethnic diversity and rich heritage of Texas through its many versions of food, music, dance, and art.
      Fri.-Sun., June 8-10. $5-12.
      San Antonio
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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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      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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      Women's Premier Soccer League

      The WPSL is an independent national league representing the highest level of talent in women's soccer. The Lonestar (Central Texas) club hosts their games in Round Rock. They take on the San Antonio Blossoms Friday night, and the TTI Bluebonnets on Saturday. Kids (18 and under) get free entry!
      Fri. & Sat., June 8 & 9, 7pm  
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      Workout! With Erica Nix

      Make exercise fun again. Dance, cardio and strength training workouts inspired by Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda, Big Freedia, and voguing.
      Mon. and Fri., 6:10-7:10pm. $15.
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      World Oceans Day Festival

      Part of an international celebration of the oceans, there will be music, art projects, demonstrations, and lots of fun learning opportunities.
      Fri., June 8, 4-8pm. Free, but parking fees apply.
      Stewart Beach, Galveston
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      Young Women's Leadership Challenge

      YWLC was created to inspire high school girls to take action in their local and global communities through a six-day intensive leadership conference, followed by a year of volunteering and training opportunities, and Pangea’s signature Take Action Challenge, which encourages them to create a social enterprise of their own to implement within 10 months.
      June 4-9. $25 application, $375 for the 6-day conference.
      The Girls' School of Austin, 2007 McCall; UT-Austin
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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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      Plezzure Island 2018

      A four-day, totally queer, total resort takeover! Texas’ largest lez resort takeover returns for year three and co-founder Gabby Ayala promises great DJs, loads of entertainment, and tubular activities like beach yoga and surf lessons.
      Thu.-Sun., Sept. 27-30. $99-250.  
      Isla Grand Beach Resort; 500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, 78597

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