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  • Charms and Potions Halloween Party

    Celebrate with us! If anyone is gonna save you from The Shadow Man it’s going to be DJ Donte. You might want to get your tickets just to be safe! It goes down on 10/26 from 10-2 at The Eleanor! Tix start at $15. Benefiting Latinitas and National Black MBA Association Austin Chapter. Costumes encouraged.
    Fri., Oct. 26  
    The Eleanor
  • Williams Nite: A Tribute to the Music of Hank & Lucinda Williams

    Featuring Slaid Cleaves, Monte Warden, Dave Scher, Jenny Reynolds, Graham Weber, Daisy O'Connor, Vanessa Lively, Libby Koch, The Belle Sounds and Emily Shirley! Proceeds benefit The SIMS Foundation. Hosted by Sun Radio's Jim Swift.
    Sub., Oct. 28, 6:30pm  
    Threadgill's World HQ
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    AISD Science + Mathematics X Conference

    A four-day professional learning experience featuring over 200 workshops exploring equity, student agency, technology, and more. Open to all preK-12th grade educators.
    Mon.-Thu., July 30-Aug. 2. Free.
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    APD I.C.A.R.E. Community Conference

    The Austin Police Department and the Austin Police Community Liaison Corporation will spend four days educating the community on how to best interact with law enforcement. Topics covered include: mental health first aid, civilian response to active shooter training, response to resistance training, and more.
    Aug. 1-4. Free.  
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    Auditions: Austin City Ballet Nutcracker

    Professional, soloist, demi-soloist auditions. Here are a variety of opportunities for a variety of ages from 7-10, 11-12, and 13 and up. See website for details.
    Tue., Aug. 28, 11:30am-3:15pm. $20.
    10401 Anderson Mill #113
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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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    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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    Nightlife & Parties

    Besos: Latin Pop Night at Gabrielas Downtown

    Latin beats, summer nights, and margs on the dance floor. Brought to by DJ GirlFriend. 18 and up welcome, but no margs.
    Every other Thursday; 6-10pm. Free.  
    Gabrielas Downtown, 900 E. Seventh
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    Class Transitions

    An intimate strength training class developed for Austin's trans community by trainer extraordinaire Erica Nix. Achieve your ideal body image while staying strong and healthy.
    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. $15.  
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    Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Vessel

    Vessel focuses on the work of Women on Waves, an organization, founded in 1999, which aims to provide medical abortions in international waters to women whose countries restrict or prohibit the procedure. Discussion to follow. This event is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and UT Austin Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 6:30-9pm  
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    COVER 3’s Back-to-School Supply Drive

    COVER 3 is hosting a special back-to-school supply drive benefiting the Rainbow Room, an org providing resources for abused children. Collection boxes are available at each Austin-area COVER 3 and COVER 2 restaurant. They're looking for backpacks, folders, notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, and things of that sort.
    Aug. 1-11
    COVER 3 and 2 locations
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    Dog Days of Summer

    50% of proceeds go to Austin Parks Foundation.
    July 26-Aug. 23. Thursdays, 6am. See website for pricing.  
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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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    El Buen Samaritano Mobile Food Pantry

    A mobile food pantry providing emergency food assistance to families with financial limitations. Fresh produce, cooking help, and nutrition education available. No appointment is necessary.
    First and third Thursdays, 9am-noon.
    Del Valle Community Center, 3518 FM 973, Del Valle
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    Empress Tarot

    Empress Tarot provides intuitive readings and spiritual guidance every Thursday night at the Butterfly Bar.
    Thursdays, 8-10pm. $15-35.
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    Equinox

    This is a gathering for Austin twentysomethings to connect with new people through art, music, and more. Each evening offers art tables, creative writing, live music, guest speakers, and a community dinner.
    Thu., Aug. 2 & 9. Free.
    Anderson Terrace, 11505 Anderson Mill Rd
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    First Thursday

    Music, food, and shopping.
    Free.
    South Congress
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    Food for Life Benefit

    Enjoy cocktails, snacks, and giveaways to benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. Summertime means more food scarcity for many of our community members. The Summer Meals That Matter program will be matching donations, meaning your dollars go twice as far.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 6:30-9pm. $10.  
    Art.Work Austin, 411 Brazos #101
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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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    FY 19 Community Initiatives Application Workshop

    A workshops on how to complete each section of the online application for artists, unincorporated art groups, and arts nonprofits interested in applying for Community Initiatives Program funding.
    Thu., Aug. 2, noon. Free.  
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    Geeks Who Drink

    Pub quizzes, beers, and bears – oh my!
    Thursdays, 8-10pm
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    KOOP DJ Night

    With DJs Hip Hop Hooray, Free Samples, In Search of Skronk, and Small Cool World.
    Thu., Aug. 2. Free.
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    Lakeway Court: Summer Safe Harbor Amnesty Program

    Lakeway Municipal Court will dismiss Failure to Appear and Violate Promise to Appear charges under certain conditions from now through Aug. 30. Those who voluntarily turn themselves in to court staff to pay fines will not be arrested. Call Warrant Clerk Martina Brazell for more information.
    June 26- Aug. 30, Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm
    Lakeway Municipal Court, 104 Cross Creek
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    Lizzy Caroloke at Radio

    Some people just gotta sing. Join Lizzy, down south, for her one of a kind Caroloke and queer shebang.
    First Thursdays, 8-11:30pm  
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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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    Name of the Game at Jo's

    A variety of rotating retro game shows hosted by local drag queen Louisianna Purchase.
    Thursdays, 7-9pm. Free.
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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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    Nite School

    Jake Schrock, JU4N, Programme, and more bring some tropical depression to CUC.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 9pm-2am. Free.  
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    Pay It Forward With Daniel Curtis

    This annual event raises funds and awareness for spinal cord injury by highlighting and featuring some of the city’s most celebrated restaurants, including Uchi, Barley Swine, Freedmen’s BBQ, and more. In addition to the all-star food & beverage lineup, local soul ensemble the Nightowls will take the stage.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 6-10pm. $75 ($150 VIP).  
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    Romeo & Juliet

    Shakespeare’s classic love story comes alive with student actors in nine performances in the outdoor theatre.
    Thu.-Sat., Aug. 2-4 & 6-11, 8:15pm
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    Royal Pup Pub Crawl

    Hexa Dulce, candidate for Austin Empress, is leading a tour de gay bar for all pets, kings, pups, furries, ponies, queens, leather lovers, and more.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 8pm. $5 suggested donation.  
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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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    Southeast Austin Job Fair

    Employment opportunities for people facing barriers such as criminal records, limited English, and/or disabilities.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 1-4pm. Free.
    Central Health Southeast Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr
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    Southeast Job Fair

    Job seekers should bring a résumé and dress for success at this job fair featuring full- and part-time jobs, entry-level and professional positions, as well as training and education programs. Limited-English, re-entry, and disability-friendly.
    Thu., Aug. 2, 1-4pm  
    Central Health Southeast Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis
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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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    Taking it to the Streets: A Visual History of Protest and Demonstration in Austin

    The Austin History Center's latest exhibit spotlights local efforts to create social change over the decades, including the Civil Rights and Women's Liberation movements. Residents are invited to upload personal photos of recent marches and rallies for inclusion.
    Through Oct. 28. Free.  
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    The Rewind

    Old-school, vinyl turntable mix show fundraising event every Thursday night on the Terrace 59 Rooftop.
    Through Dec. 27. Thursdays, 10pm. Free.
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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    Tiki Night at the Cavalier

    Nü dive bar offers tiki drinks, pu pu platters, and a vendors' market curated by Eastside Pop-Up.
    Thursdays throughout the summer. Free.  
    The Cavalier, 2400-A Webberville Rd
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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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    UnBEARable With Bulimianne and Chique

    It's the dog days of summer and things are getting crude. Laugh your hearts out, homos, with Bulimianne and Chique.
    First Thursday of every month, 10:30pm. Through Aug. 30
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    We Are Blood & Blue Bell: Pint for Pint

    Trade a pint of blood for a pint of ice cream. Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate at any We Are Blood donor center (or daily mobile drive) will leave with a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream.
    Aug. 1-14. 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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    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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