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  • Learn Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

    Interested in exploring a different way of being and living in the world instead of your head? Join the innovative class at MBCT Austin to learn how to be mindful in your daily life and respond to your feelings rather than react to them. You'll learn a unique approach to mindfulness meditation, a practice which has been scientifically proven to change brain chemistry and neuronal structure permanently for the better. The course includes eight (8) classes from 7:00-9:00p.m. on Wednesdays and a half day Saturday retreat. Next course begins April 24th.
    Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm  
    Office of Michele Hauser, M.D.
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    Classic Game Fest

    Free play, tournaments, live music, cosplay, and more pixellated fun. It'll be a marketplace for all your old faves at one of the largest retro video game conventions in the USA.
    Sat.-Sun. July 28-29, 10am-6pm. $15-25 (single day) $30 (weekend).  
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      #DeliveringGood: Take a Pic, Feed the Hungry

      DoorDash is running a summer campaign to raise money for Feeding America, a hunger relief org. All you need to do is take a selfie by the new Love mural installation around the corner from Kitty Cohen's. Upload to Insta with tags @DoorDash and #DeliveringGood and you'll be entered to win $2,000 in DD credit while also raising money for FA. It's a win-win-win.
      July 23-30
      East Seventh & Webberville Road
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      AAC Waived Adoption Fees

      AAC is waiving the $75 adoption fee for the weekend, due to overcrowding.
      Fri.-Sun., July 27-29. Free.
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      August Camp Open House

      Tour the learning space at Davenport Village. Teachers will be on hand to answer any questions.
      Sat., July 28, 11am-2pm. Free.
      Launch After School, 3801 Capital of TX Hwy. N., Bldg. 3, #130
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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.
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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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      Build Your Own Ukulele

      Wrap up Tiki Week with a build-your-own ukulele class at the brewery. Ticket price includes all materials and instruction, as well as four pours and a Blue Owl glass.
      Sat., July 28, 7-9pm. $50.
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      CAMP K.O. Boxing

      A professional boxing event. WBB America's Middleweight Championship: Kurtiss Colvin vs. Raul Casarez.
      Sat., July 28, 6:30pm. $35-150.  
      Underwood Promotions, 5241 N. Lamar
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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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      Dogs for Beto Photo Shoot

      Buy a mini-photo shoot for you and your dog at this fundraiser for Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. See our interview with O'Rourke and follow our Elections page for more coverage.
      Sat., July 28, noon-4pm. $50-75.  
      6207 Shoalwood Ave.
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      Drag Xpress

      CupCake and a special guest co-host are opening up their stages for up-and-coming drag talent.
      Sat., July 28, 2-4pm  
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      Dripping Springs Fair & Rodeo

      There’s something for everybody from rodeo action to arts & crafts vendors and plenty of music, food, and beverages.
      Fri.-Sun., July 27-29
      Dripping Springs
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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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      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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      Genealogy Basics Class

      Begin your genealogy search. Call to RSVP.
      Every fourth Saturday, 10-11am. Free.
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      Grape Stomp

      Get barefoot and stomp some grapes for fun along with wine tastings and food. Reservations required.
      Sat., July 28. $45.
      Blue Lotus Winery & Texas Mead Works, Seguin
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      Great Texas Mosquito Festival

      Those aren’t hummingbirds, but the bloodsucking bugs that will be the guest of honor at the weekend of family fun.
      Thu.-Sat., July 26-28
      Clute
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      Grocery Pup's Christmas in July

      Austin Eastciders' spiced brew will be making a one-day debut appearance, and Grocery Pup will be handing out samples. Operation Blue Santa will be on-site taking cash and toy donations – participants will be entered into a raffle for Yeti and Grocery Pup goodies. Bring the pup for a Christmas costume contest.
      Sat., July 28, noon-4pm. Free.  
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      Gustafer Yellowgold's Show

      A multimedia performance of live music, animated illustrations, and storytelling with illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor.
      Sat., July 28, 11am-noon. $10 (adults), $6 (kids), under 2’s are free.  
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      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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      Hide & Seek at Thinkery

      Play brass band hide & seek with Minor Mishap, plus learn a little bit about marching band instruments in a fun, rowdy, educational performance.
      Sat., July 28, noon
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      Lady Bird Day

      Free admission to the Wildflower Center plus special tours, outdoor games & activities, and special screenings of home movies throughout the day.
      Sat., July 28, 9am-5pm. Free.  
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      LaLa's Annual Christmas in July Party

      Channel your holiday spirit for the summer elf costume contest, and come thirsty for drink specials including $4 select pints of Sierra Nevada and Victory Brewing plus plenty of Boozy Eggnog.
      Sat., July 28, 11-2am. Free.  
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      Little Spinners Spectacular

      A beginner's pole class for kids with Odette.
      Sat., July 28, 2-3:30pm. $25.  
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      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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      Music Business, Performance + Technology Open House

      ACC's MBPT program offers students a chance to learn state-of-the-art recording tech along with music skills and business principles. At this open house, you'll have a chance to check out the studio spaces and labs, and advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer any questions.
      Sat., July 28, 10am-1pm. Free.
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      National Dance Day

      During this annual celebration, Ballet Austin is offering a variety of dance classes throughout the day, including Zumba and hip-hop cardio. Signing up in advance is recommended.
      Sat., July 28. $10 per class.  
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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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      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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      Period Packing Party

      Join Period: A Documentary for making period packs. The documentary is about helping those who can't afford their period. Bring unused bras, underwear, and period supplies. Drinks and snacks available.
      Sat., July 28, 2-5pm. Free.  
      19606 Mallard Pond Trail, Pflugerville
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      Peruvian Independence Day Celebration

      Enjoy live music from Matices del Peru alongside favorite Peruvian dishes.
      Sat., July 28, 9pm. $10 cover.
      Lima Criolla, 6406 N. I-35
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      ProyectoTEATRO Youth Company: Persiguiendo al Dragón

      This satirical drama, written and directed by Luis Ordaz Gutierrez, explores the world of illicit drugs and their role within society in the past and in the present. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
      July 26-29. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 8pm. $5-15.  
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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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      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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      Rock N Roll With Ruby Dee

      Kid-friendly live show with Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers.
      Sat., July 28, 7-9pm. Free.
      Cafe Mueller, 1801 E. 51st
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      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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      Saturday Yoga & Mimosas

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

      Separate fact from fiction as you explore the ocean’s top predator. A special presentation on Friday with shark researcher Dr. Jessica Dutton.
      Thu.-Sun., July 26-29
      Science Mill, Johnson City
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      Silent Disco Party

      Less talkie, more dancie.
      Sat., July 28, 10pm. $10-20.  
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      SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

      Because you like it local, because you like it good.
      Saturdays, 11am-5pm
      1511 S. Congress
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      South Windmill Run Neighborhood Composting Information Pop-Up

      Austin Resource Recovery hosts a come-and-go info session on how to use your compost cart. Free kitchen countertop compost collector and compostable bags while supplies last.
      Sat., July 28, 9-11am. Free.  
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      St. John's Back to School Block Party

      Free food, music, kids' activities, haircuts, and health screenings.
      Sat., July 28, 10am-1pm. Free.
      AK Black Health Clinic, 928 Blackson Ave
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      TCDP Meet & Greet and Headquarters Opening

      You're invited to meet Liz McLeod, the new TCDP Coordinated Campaign Manager, and the rest of the team, while visiting the new campaign headquarters and store.
      Sat., July 28, 10am-1pm
      Travis County Democtratic Party Headquarters, 6929 Airport #127
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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 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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      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.  
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      [Re]Move & [Re]Use: Volunteer Opportunity

      As students move out of their apartments, let's help keep their reusable items from the landfill. Volunteers will work for two and a half hours delivering materials to one of three drop-off stations: 2102 Pearl; Poplar Street and San Gabriel Street; 806 W. 24th. If you're interested, sign-up online.
      July 27-Aug. 1. Free.  
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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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      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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