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  • Tourism & Hospitality Career Fair

    Meet with employers seeking local talent from entry to executive level and learn about career paths and growth potential in the tourism and hospitality industry. Registration is free, but please RSVP in advance.
    Wed., Oct. 3, 3:30pm  
    Austin Convention Center
  • Texas Craft Brewers Festival

    Is the state's largest celebration of exclusively Texas-brewed craft beer. The event features over 200 beers from 75+ Texas craft breweries plus local food vendors and live music at Fiesta Gardens!
    Sat., Sept. 29, 2pm  
    Fiesta Gardens
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    Rooster Teeth Expo

    The cool kids call it RTX. The people that started with Red vs. Blue and went on to explode onto the world of online video. Meet your favorite RT personalities and party with like-minded folks all weekend. For more, see RTX Austin 2018.
    Fri.-Sun., Aug. 3-5. $35-95.
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      AAC Summer Camp for Shelter Dogs

      The Austin Animal Center needs foster parents for its summer camp program to give dogs a break from the shelter life. You don't have to have foster experience, but they do ask that you sign on for two weeks.
      Pickup is open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 11am-7pm. Free.  
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      Anti-Displacement Task Force Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 9am  
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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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      Kids

      Austin Spurs Day Camp

      Campers will play games and work on their basketball skills in a fun environment.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 9am-3pm. Free.
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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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      Cocktails & Cupcakes

      The cocktails are by Liber & Co. and cupcakes from Dolce Terra, plus there will be an artisan market with 80 vendors and you can check out the "Wet, Wild & a Wee Bit of Whimsy" exhibit while you're there.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 6:30-9:30pm. Free.  
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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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      Crave: Friday Night Drag Show

      Maeve Haven gets her host on with CupCake, Grandma Steven, and Scarlett Kiss. These bbs are taking the stage at 10pm and offer an encore at midnight.
      Fridays, 10pm  
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      Daybreaker Morning Party

      Kick off Friday with a pre-work party in a historical mansion, featuring a guided fitness hour followed by an Eighties dance party with coffee, juice, and snacks.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 6-9am. $15-25.  
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      Doctors for Global Health General Assembly: Defending Reproductive Justice and Immigrant Lives

      A weekend conference on local activism, featuring panels and presentations on immigration and women’s reproductive rights.
      Fri.-Sat., Aug. 3-5. Sliding scale.  
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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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      Fast Eddie's 20th Anniversary Celebrations

      Each month Fast Eddie's will feature a different theme, drink specials, and raffle prizes, leading up to the mother of all giveaways – a brand-new Chevy Camaro in the color of your choice. Ooooo eeeee!
      First Fridays through February 2019
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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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      Full Sass Trivia Night

      Batch promises "delicious kolaches, an amazing beer selection, and two hours of fun, competitive, and silly trivia."
      Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30-10pm. Free.  
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      Holodeck Happy Hour With DJ Troller

      The DJ spins some electronic, dance, and synth pop while you get down on some tasty bites from Sa-Tén's new-ish location.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 5-8pm. Free.  
      Sa-Tén Coffee, 4917 Airport
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      Imaginary Stereo

      Live electronic music performances by Bragglights, eBurner, Brainwavve, and more.
      Fri., Aug. 3. Free.
      Wilder Wood, 1300 E. Seventh
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      Italo Disco

      Italian drink specials get you in the mood for dancing along with the live DJ.
      First Friday of every month, 7-11pm. 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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      Lone Star Gourd Festival

      Have yourself a gourd ol' time at this celebration of all things gourd-related with raffles, a kids' corner, vendors, classes, and an art competition presented by the Texas Gourd Society.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 9am-5pm. $5 (under 17, free).
      New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 Castell Ave., New Braunfels
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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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      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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      Arts & Culture

      Over the Rainbow Comedy presented by The Comedy Resistanc

      Colton Dowling hosts a very extra weekly variety show mashing up national touring stand-up comedians and local improv inspired by the special guests. How meta can you get?
      Fridays through Aug. 17, 8-10pm  
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Synergy Music & Arts Campout

      Live music from Desert Dwellers, Deuce Parks, and more, along with art vendors and themed camps.
      Fri.-Sun., Aug. 3-5. $40 and up.  
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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 Green Room

      Brown State of Mind returns to shine its spotlight on QPOC creatives with DRINT, DJ Ella Ella, Shirt Off Fe, and more. 18 and up welcome.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 9pm-2am. Free, $10 for 18-20.  
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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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      Tucked: Poo Poo Platter Invasion!

      Two drag worlds combine Friday, when the grrrls of Poo Poo Platter join forces with the gals of Tucked for one helluva drag show.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 9pm  
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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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      Wood Reclamation

      A reclaimed log pickup for anyone looking for larger pieces of wood for art or milling purposes. Community members must sign on-site liability waivers and are responsible for all loading and hauling of wood, though park staff can cut logs down to size as needed.
      Fri., Aug. 3, 9am-3pm. Free.  
      PARD Private Reclamation Yard, 2405 Stratford
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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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      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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