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    All Aboard

    Written and designed specifically for preschool audiences, All Aboard brings the world of transportation to life through colorful characters, sound, music, and motion.
    July 12-21. Mon., Thu. & Sat., 9:30 & 11am. $6.75.  
    AT&T Room at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside
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    Artisan Mercado

    This Latin-themed Downtown marketplace features locally crafted jewelry, glassware, ceramics, and tapestry pillows; Mexican, Colombian and African dresses, handbags and crafts; and Honduran and Texan paintings, prints, and mixed media.
    Sat., July 21, 10am-3pm. Free.  
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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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    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 #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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    “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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    Back to School Bike Drive

    Jason & Deb from 101X and Bikes for Goodness Sake have partnered to build and donate bikes for underprivileged kids. They are taking cash donations as well as bikes, and you can also donate your time and help build them on Aug. 5. See the website for more.
    Ongoing
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    Body Beautiful

    Vegas Van Cartier and Rachel Mykels' show will blow your mind, wow your senses, and delight your eyes.
    Saturdays, 10:30pm, except second Saturdays  
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    Body Mind Spirit Expo

    This expo offers holistic exhibitors and free lectures from across the nation. Get your aura photo taken, receive a relaxing massage, purchase quality nutritional supplements, have your future revealed, or connect with lost loved ones.
    Sat.-Sun., July 21-22. $12.  
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    Camp Gladiator Workout

    Ages 14 and up welcome at this free boot camp-style workout at the Galleria's Central Plaza. Bring water, a towel, and a mat.
    Sat., July 21, 9am. Free.
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    City-Wide Garage Sale

    It's like a hundred garage sales in one. Maybe not quite as cheap.
    Sat.-Sun., July 21-22. $7, adults; 12 and under, free.
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    Colombian Independence Day

    Dance, eat, and be merry with live merengue, salsa, and vallenato music along with Colombian, Peruvian, and Cuban food.
    Sat., July 21, 3-9pm. $15 (children free).  
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    Civic Events

    Community Survey for the Dougherty Arts Center Redevelopment Project

    Share your feedback, concerns, and comments regarding the Dougherty Arts Center's redevelopment project with PARD via an online survey available in both English and Spanish.
    Survey open through Wed., July 25  
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    Crush for Fun

    Feel the grapes squish between your toes and customize a T-shirt to commemorate your seriously purple feet.
    Sat.-Sun., July 21-22, 28-29; Aug. 4-5, 11-12. $15-30.
    Pleasant Hill Winery, Brenham
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    Dog Days of Summer

    Texas Humane Heroes is hosting a series of weekend events to benefit area shelter pets. On Friday at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, there's an interactive screening of Office Space. On Saturday the annual Bowl-a-Thon takes place at Mel's Lone Star Lanes in Georgetown. And on Sunday make a splash at Typhoon Texas.
    Fri.-Sun., July 20-22. $15-35 per event.  
    Various locations
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    Early Bird Registration: Hispanic Business Convention of Texas

    Join the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce on Sept. 6-9, for three days of networking, speakers, workshops, receptions, and awards.
    Early bird registration ends Aug. 15.. $25-$1500.  
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    Ending the Incarceration of Women and Girls: How We Get There

    The ACLU of Texas, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls will lead a community event on gender responsive criminal justice reform efforts. Formerly incarcerated women are working to increase awareness about mass incarceration, gender specific issues, and highlight local and national work being done to fix the system. This event is part of national movement.
    Sat., July 21, 1-4pm  
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    Festival Celebrating Suspending Judgement

    This is a relational and performance art festival that invites the public to engage in a conversation about borders of all varieties, internal and external. The festival will feature performance art, hourly meditation, painting, photography, and more, concluding with a community meal.
    Sat., July 21, 7:30am-9pm. Free.
    Sand Beach Park, 111 Sandra Muraida Way
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    Fifth Annual Nineties Happy Hour Reunion

    Celebrating five years with hot dogs and hamburgers. Potluck style, bring a thing to share.
    Sat., July 21, 4-8pm  
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    Free Minds Seeking Applications

    Free Minds is a program of Foundation Communities in partnership with UT-Austin and ACC and is designed to serve adults who have faced barriers to higher education. Books, tuition, and child care are provided at no cost to students, and those who successfully complete the course earn 6 college credits.
    Apps accepted on a rolling basis. Free.  
    M Station Apartments, 2906 E. MLK
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    FridaFest

    Celebrate all things about Frida Kahlo from her art to her unibrow along with lively music and local food.
    Sat., July 21, 6-11pm
    Edinburg
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    Frost Hosts School Supply Drive

    Frost Bank is collecting donations of school supplies for Backpacks for Hope. Go online for a full list of requested items.
    July 9-27. Free.  
    Any Frost Bank location
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    Gixo 5K Race + Free Brunch

    Walkers and runners of all ability levels are welcome to join. Move at your own pace. Everyone stays connected through the Gixo app. Start and finish at Austin Java.
    Sat., July 21, 7:30-9:30am. Free.
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    GOGA Goat Yoga

    Classes and T-shirt sales benefit Kids in a New Groove, an org providing foster kids with one-on-one musical instruction.
    Sat. & Sun., July 21 & 22  
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    Arts & Culture

    Hail to the Queen

    Sit down, relax, and get ready to explore the camp, fashion, and glamour of drag with this improvised extravaganza! Described as "part comedy, part drag show, all party," this show is complete with a lip sync battle – natch.
    Saturdays in July, 7pm. $10-12.  
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    Health & Wealth Celebration

    Here's a chance to consult with some helpful professionals including doctors, nurses, and dentists; insurance reps; and attorneys.
    Sat., July 21, 4-7pm. Free.
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    Isabel and the Runaway Train

    This is a contemporary jazz/folk musical that serves as a platform to discuss the challenging and painful topics of mental health and sexual abuse.
    July 13-21. Thu.-Sat., 7pm. $25.
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    J.Crew Celebrates #summerbyjcrew

    We've been promised "games, tunes, sweet surprises, and more!"
    Sat., July 21, 11am-4pm. Free.  
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    Kids

    Kids Obstacle Challenge

    An adventure and obstacle course race series for kids ages 5-16, with 12-15 fun and challenging obstacles and mud. It's also a family adventure – parents can run with their kids for free.
    Sat., July 21, 8:30am-2pm. $32-66.  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr., Dripping Springs
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    Literacy and Our LGBTQ Students: Starting and Sustaining Schoolwide Transformation

    Eliza Byard, executive director of GLSEN, offers a keynote before facilitating a discussion with literacy leaders, inclusive educators, and activists on creating and fostering an equitable education for LGBTQ students. Part of ILA 2018 Conference, also available on Facebook Live.
    Sat., July 21, 11am-1pm. $199-499.  
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    Out of Town

    Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

    Place your money on a nose as the ponies round the turn at the special summer racing season.
    July 7-8, 21-22; Aug. 11-12, 25-26
    Fredericksburg
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    Out of Town

    Living History Saturday

    Sign a copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence while volunteers in period dress demonstrate how life was in 1836.
    Sat., July 21, 10am-4:30pm
    Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Site
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    Visual Arts

    Lora Reynolds Gallery: Xavier Schipani

    Here's a striking exhibition of murals, paintings on canvas, and a sculptural installation masquerading as a public bathroom – all by that acclaimed Schipani, voted Austin's Best Muralist in 2016. This new show is, we're told, "largely a reckoning with masculinity. What is manliness? What has it meant in the past, what does it mean now, and what are its shortcomings?" Could be our review provides a few answers.
    Through Sept. 1
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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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    National Hammock Day Celebration

    The gear shop opens for live music, food trucks, and beer. Share stories of past campouts, grab last-minute camp needs, and prepare to make memories on National Hammock Day.
    Sat., July 21, 2-6pm. Free.  
    Kammok Gear Shop, 1401 E. Seventh
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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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    New Gay Softball Team Recruiting

    A group of LGBTQ players from Softball Austin are startin' up a new team to complete in the D Division this fall and they're looking for ballers and batters now! Practices will begin the first Sunday in August. No skill required. If you have never played, there is a place for you in the team. D team will play two games every Sunday for six to eight weeks. Email to sign up or ask questions.
    Recruiting through Sept. 6. $40 membership fee.
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    Out of Town

    Night in Old Fredericksburg

    Arrive early for the horse races (post time 1pm) and stay late for a special celebration of Hill Country culture and cuisine.
    Sat., July 21, 6pm-12mid
    Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg
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    Peacock Alley Summer Sale

    Get you some deals on new arrivals, including sheets, duvets, towels and more.
    July 20-28. Free.
    Peacock Alley, 3010 W. Anderson
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    Pup-A-Palooza

    This is an all-day pet extravaganza in celebration of the Year of the Dog. Meet adoptable pets, enjoy some cool treats, and give the prize wheel a spin. Karaoke starts at 2pm, and live music at 5. From 7-7:30 there will be a "Flowers & Stripes" puppy fashion show. Adorable!
    Sat., July 21, 11am-7:30pm. Free.
    Tomlinson's Feed, 916-B W. 12th
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    Purple Martin Parties

    Calling all bird nerds: Travis Audubon is hosting purple martin watch parties every weekend from July 20 to Aug. 4 starting at 7:45pm.
    Free.  
    Behind Applebee’s and near the Sam’s Club parking lot at La Frontera Village in Round Rock
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    Pyrs and Beers 5K Trail Run

    Benefiting Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue.
    Sat., July 21, 9-11am. $40, adult; free, kids 12 and under.
    Bluff Creek Ranch, 537 Owl Creek Rd., Box 110, Warda
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    Reuniting Families Fundraiser Fair

    Donations of children's clothing, toys, and books will be accepted at this event. All proceeds will go to Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and RAICES. Attendees will enjoy tarot readings from Typewriter Tarot, a craft fair, bake sale, face painting, kids' crafts, silent auction, and raffle. Morning mimosas from 10am to noon. Hoppy Hour from 3pm to close.
    Sat., July 21, 10am-6pm. Free.
    Me & Ewe, 4903 Woodrow
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    Kids

    Robin Hood

    Featuring well-loved tales adapted by D. Heath Thompson, this 40-minute show promises fun for audience members of all ages.
    July 14-29. Sat., 10am; Sun., 2pm. $8, student; $10, adult.
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    Out of Town

    Salado Legends

    It takes 115 cast and crew members to produce this musical about the history of Salado Creek and the people who enjoy it.
    Saturdays through Aug. 4
    Tablerock Amphitheater, Salado
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    Arts & Culture

    Sam Smith

    Catch Sam Smith on tour with for his latest album The Thrill of It All.
    Sat., July 21, 7-10pm. $40-125.  
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    Saturday Yoga & Mimosas

    An hour of yoga followed by $3 mimosas until 4pm!
    Saturdays, 11am. Free (donations accepted).
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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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    Out of Town

    Shakespeare at Winedale

    Over four weekends the student actors present some of the bard’s greatest plays in the theater barn.
    Thu.-Sun., July 19-22, 26-29; Aug. 2-5, 9-12. $5-10.
    Round Top
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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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    Summertime Flea

    Shop local handmade items and vintage wares.
    Sat., July 21, noon-5pm. Free.  
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    Sweat, Swim, and Social

    Join Bumble BFF + Outdoor Voices for a poolside workout with the Barre Code followed by fun in the sun and an ice cream social with Squeezery ATX and snacks from FitJoy. BYOM.
    Sat., July 21, 10am-2pm. $25.  
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    Terror Pigeon, the Slaps, Manwolves, Futon Blonde

    What happens when two Chicago bands team up with Nashville's Terror Pigeon and Austin's Futon Blonde? A Skittles-like explosion of sweet rainbow sounds.
    Sat., July 21, 8pm. Free.  
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    The Q Revue With Ky Krebs

    Are you ready to chuckle? Getcher laugh on with some of Austin's brightest and best queer comics.
    Sat., July 21, 10-11pm. 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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    Volunteer Work Day at the Colorado River Refuge

    Bring water, gloves, shovels, wheelbarrow, rakes, weed trimmer, and lopers if you have them! Email to RSVP by Wed., July 18.
    Sat., July 21, 7:30-10:30am
    Two Bridges trailhead, Colorado River Refuge, Bastrop
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    We Are Blood’s Movie Encounters of the Free Kind

    Give blood, see a movie: This July, anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, at a We Are Blood donor center or mobile drive will leave with an Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
    Through July 31. Free.
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    Arts & Culture

    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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    Woof Gang Bakery Circle C Grand Opening

    New pet boutique offers grooming services and a selection of healthy treats. Get there early for a chance to win free stuff for a year. And if you aren't a pet parent yet but you'd like to be, Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio and Austin Boxer Rescue will be on-site with adoptable dogs hoping to find their forever homes.
    Sat., July 21, 9am-noon. Free.
    Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Circle C, 5700 W. Slaughter #250
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    Yoga Hike at McKinney Falls Onion Creek Trail

    This is a beginner-friendly hike to the falls while practicing mindful breathing techniques ending at the Upper Falls for yoga and a swim.
    Sat., July 21, 9am. $15-25 (plus $6 fee for parking).  
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    Yoga Nidra Meditation and Acupuncture Workshop

    Yoga Nidra is a practice for deeper meditation. During the workshop, local acupuncturist Chris Goddin will offer some instruction.
    Sat., July 21, 1:15-2:15pm. $30.
    Dancers Shape, 5350 Burnet Rd. #7
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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 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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    Splash Days 2018

    Austin's annual summer send-off with nonstop gay parties to get you wet, wild, and feeling good. New this year: all events are free, but donations for beneficiaries (Kind Clinic, Out Youth, AIDS Services of Austin) will be accepted and those that throw some extra money down will be awarded with cheaper drinks and yummy food deals.
    Fri.-Mon., Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Free, donations accepted.  

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