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    Austin 60 Strong Calendar Contest

    Do you know someone who is still rockin' it at or after 60? Connected Senior Care Advantage is searching for a dozen inspirational adults ages 60-69 that are "healthy in mind and body and are contributing to Austin in some way." The winners will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges and included in a calendar photo shoot.
    Through Aug. 15  
    Austin
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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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    Craftsman Classes: Toolmaking

    Students will work on making a tool set that they can take home with them. Materials and lunch included. (If that sounds too intense, they also offer classes in other areas from woodworking to farming with chickens.)
    Mon.-Fri., June 18-22. $700 for the week.  
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    Driver’s License Recovery Clinic

    If you lost your license due to Department of Public Safety surcharges, this is for you. Licenses will not be reinstated on-site and no arrests will be made.
    Fri., June 22, 3-6pm
    1520 Rutherford Ln., Bldg. 1 Auditorium
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    Elgin Western Days Festival

    Kicking off with a pageant Tuesday night, this annual homecoming week culminates with a big carnival at Memorial Park with a parade, softball tournament, food trucks, and live music.
    June 19-23. Free.  
    Memorial Park, Elgin
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    Fort Griffin Fandangle

    For 80 years the outdoor musical has told the story of the Texas frontier using 250 local actors.
    Fri.-Sat., June 29-30
    Albany
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    Kids

    Girl Improved (Short) Film & Theatre Festival

    Youth ages 8-20 are challenged to create content that meets the following parameters: Creative and production teams are at least 50% female or gender nonconforming; at least 50% of the characters in the piece are female or gender nonconforming; the story is centered outside the realm of romance; and it is 10 minutes or less.
    Fri.-Sat., June 22-23, 9:30am-9pm. $20-40.
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    Hippos Painted by Texas School for the Deaf Kids Up for Auction

    Hippos painted by students from the Texas School for the Deaf are up for auction until June 24. Proceeds will benefit the school and its art programs.
    June 14-24. Free.
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    If Wishes Were Fishes

    Pollyanna Theatre, a resident company of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, presents this new play, written by award-winning playwright Holly Hepp-Galvan. Best suited for ages 4-9.
    June 22-July 1. Fri., 11:30am; Sat.-Sun., 2pm; Mon., 9:30 & 11:30am. $3-13.50.  
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    Kendra Gives Back Party

    Shop the Kendra Scott summer collection while enjoying some wine from William Chris Vineyards. 20% of proceeds go to the Flatwater Foundation.
    Fri., June 22, 6-8pm. Free.
    11506 Century Oaks Terrace #108
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    Luling Watermelon Thump

    See if someone can beat the world’s record seed spitting contest, join the watermelon eating contest, along with enjoying the carnival, arts & crafts, music, and food.
    Thu.-Sun., June 21-24
    Luling
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    MLS2ATX Asks for Community Support

    Pro soccer stadium and Precourt Sports Ventures supporters are seeking letters from community members urging City Council to vote in support of allowing PSV "to build a privately funded stadium and soccer park at McKalla Place​ and bring Austin’s first ​major league ​professional sports team" to town. If you support, sign online.
    Support accepted thru June 28  
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    Morning Walk Austin

    Meet at Jo's for a cuppa coffee, then take a stroll through Downtown Austin with an ATX tour guide.
    Ongoing. Wed.-Sat., 10-11:30am. $10-20.
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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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    Civic Events

    Oath of Office Ceremony for Chief Brian Manley

    City Manager Spencer Cronk will lead the swearing-in ceremony for Austin's ninth police chief Brian Manley, to be administered by Judge Cliff Brown of the 147th Criminal District Court. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on atxn (www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live). See our coverage here.
    Fri., June 22, 4:30pm
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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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    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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    Ruthless! The Musical

    Jim Lindsay directs a musical to end all cat fights – err musicals. Expect spoofs of Mommie Dearest, All About Eve, Gypsy, and more; plus song, dance, and a whole lotta laughs.
    June 15-July 8, Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-40.
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    Safe Baby Academy (Spanish)

    For Spanish-speaking expectant families, parents, and caregivers of kids under 12 months. Register online or call the EMS Safety Hotline.
    Fri., June 22, 9am. Free.  
    CommUnityCare Clinic, 1210 W. Braker
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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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    Sherwood Forest Grownup Summer Camp

    Ren faire fans 21+ are invited for a three-day camp that includes instruction in five courses, food, and other accommodations.
    Fri.-Sun., June 22-24. $349.  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Slaughterstein, Hey Jellie, Mamis, Trashdog

    Our darling Hey Jellie wants you to getcher freak on.
    Fri., June 22, 8-1am. $5.  
    Beerland, 711 Red River
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    Story & Craft Time

    Grab some coffee while the kids join an interactive storytelling circle at this monthly series. The theme this time is Things That Go.
    Fri., June 22, 10-11am. Free.  
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    Arts & Culture

    Submissions for 2018 Gender Unbound Art Fest Open

    Gender Unbound (returning for year three on Sept. 29-30) is looking for trans and intersex artists looking to share their work at this year's festival. Artists from across the globe are encouraged to submit (they offer some travel assistance too)! Details under submission. See our coverage of the fest here.
    Submissions due Fri., July 6  
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    Summer Backyard Cookout

    The newly opened food hall hosts a benefit for Emancipet with food & drink specials, a cornhole tournament, and more. Entry is free, but $5 will get you a plate of food or into the tournament. Cash donations are also welcome.
    Fri., June 22, 3-10pm. Free entry.  
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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 Jam ATX

    ZRO & Lil Keke kick off Juneteenth weekend.
    Fri., June 22, 9pm. $25.  
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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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    Summer Solstice: A Benefit for the Equality Alliance and Friends

    Take a dip, get some sips, and raise some cash for the Equality Alliance. If you don't know, EA supports the local orgs that support queer rights.
    Fri., June 22, 7-11pm. $20-$800.  
    Azul Rooftop Pool Bar + Lounge, 310 E. Fifth
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    Sports

    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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    Uranus in Taurus 2018-2026

    Astrologer Maurice Fernandez will discuss the transit of Uranus moving into Taurus over the next eight years and its potential effect on us personally and collectively.
    Fri., June 22, 7-9:45pm. $15.
    AOMA South Campus, 4701 West Gate Blvd., Bldg E
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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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    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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    Yappy Hour for Working Dogs

    Photo booth, drink specials, and hot dogs for you and your hardworking doggo. Proceeds will be donated to Wags, an Austin-area rehab and adoption center.
    Fri., June 22, 5-8pm  
Ongoing
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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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    EQTX + Shed

    Shed Barbershop is linking arms with Equality Texas to celebrate Pride Month in Austin (on Austin's timeline too). Swing through for sweet drinks by Dulce Vida Tequila and Hops and Grain, and sweet beats by DJ Dick Wolf. Costume Pride shirts designed by the one and only Lauren Dickens and printed by Fine Southern Gentlemen will be available for purchase!
    Fri., Aug. 3, 8-11pm  
    SHED Barbershop and Supply, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite 312
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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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