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  • 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
  • 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
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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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    Apply for PARK(ing) Day

    Join the annual Park(ing) Day celebration – where folks transform parkings space into temporary "parklets" to promotes public conversation on the need for public, open spaces in urban areas. Applications to make your own mini park are due Sept. 17. Email for additional information.
    Apply by Sept. 17. Free.  
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    Austin Bold FC

    The city's newly minted United Soccer League team will be hosting games at COTA starting in March 2019. Season passes are now available.
    $189 for 20-game season pass.  
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    Austin Code: Boat Dock Registration Program

    Boat dock owners are now required to properly address and register their dock with the city. Now through Sept. 30, owners can take advantage of the current grace period as there's no cost to register at this time.
    Through Sun., Sept. 30  
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    Ayomi Yoshida Exhibition

    The Japanese artist makes her Texas debut with a large-scale multimedia exhibition that evokes a pool with flowers falling into it that complements the center’s water garden.
    Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 13. Free.
    Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
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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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    Commission for Women Special Called Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Fri., Aug. 24, noon  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    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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    Curbside Composting Information Table

    Learn how the new composting carts work, what can be composted, and best practices for food scrap collection. Free kitchen collectors and compostable bags, while supplies last.
    Fri., Aug. 24, 10-11:30am. Free.  
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    Demolition Permit Process Public Meeting

    The city's Development Services Department wants your input on proposed changes to the demolition permit process. Want to add your thoughts, but can't attend? Submit them online from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.
    Sat., Aug. 18, 1-3pm; submit online feedback by Sept. 2  
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    Endless Summer (Camp)

    This is a Seventies-style adult summer camp social benefiting Girls Empowerment Network. Activities include a s'mores station, nail & braid bar, flower crown crafts, babe bingo, giveaways, and a pop-up shop featuring some of your favorite local ladies.
    Fri., Aug. 24, 8-11pm. $45 ($75, VIP).  
    Revelry, 908 E. Fifth #106
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    Epic Presents: Nina Flowers

    Catch a queen on her first trip into town.
    Fri., Aug. 24, 9pm. $20.  
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    Hotel Ella Craft Mini-Workshop Series: Summer Essential Oils

    Students will get to make 1 bath soak and 1 essential oil blend. Supplies and snacks are provided.
    Fri., Aug. 24, 3:30pm. $70.  
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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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    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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    Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes!

    Hold on to your infinity stones, True Believer! This is a live, action-packed spectacle direct from the House of Marvel. Much acrobatic derring-do, pyrotechnics, and motorcycle stunts are involved in this show in which "Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki's hands." You might could appreciate this thing as a functioning adult, citizen; kids, OTOH, will definitely have their little minds blown.
    Aug. 23-26. Thu.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 11am, 3 & 7pm; Sun., 1 & 5pm. $25-90.  
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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 on the Square

    Grab a to-go dinner from an area restaurant and relax on the courthouse square for an evening of soulful tunes.
    Fri., Aug. 17, 24 & 31, 6:30-8:30pm. Free.
    Georgetown
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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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    NFBPA Central Texas Chapter's Regional Leadership Call for Presentations

    NFBPA Central Texas Chapter is looking for presentations for this November's Regional Leadership Summit. They're looking for speakers to "energize professionals at all levels to seek their best selves."
    Deadline is Wed., Aug. 24  
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    Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Restoration Celebration

    Join Parks and Rec to celebrate the restoration of the chapel in Austin's first city cemetery. Improvements include ADA access improvements, structural stabilization, and restoration of the 1914 floor plan. This project was funded through the 2012 GO Bond for cemeteries.
    Fri., Aug. 24, 10am  
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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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    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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    Study Social

    An annual social event for Austin’s civic-minded young professionals (and anyone who wants to see every child reach their full potential) benefiting Literacy First.
    Fri., Aug. 24, 8pm. $45 in advance and $55 day of.  
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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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    Sunset Harvest Festival

    Join the Harvest Crew to pick grapes, stomp the grapes, and sample the fermented grape juice. Reservations required.
    Fri., Aug. 24, 6-10pm
    Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, Fredericksburg
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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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    Texas 4000 for Cancer Tribute Gala

    Texas 4000's cornerstone event is a 4,000-mile bike ride from Austin to Anchorage every summer. Celebrate the riders' return with dinner, music, a silent auction, and more.
    Fri., Aug. 24, 6-9pm. $200.  
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    The Art of Bike Touring

    This workshop on "peeing outdoors, packing your whole life onto a bicycle and lunching on the side of the road" is for women+. They'll also cover some basic bike maintenance tips.
    Fri., Aug. 24 & 31, 7:30-9:30pm. $50 for both sessions.
    Cycleast, 1619 E. Cesar Chavez
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    The Promise

    Begun in 1989, this outdoor musical tells the story of Jesus Christ with a cast of hundreds, live animals, and amazing special effects.
    Fri. & Sat., Aug. 24-Nov. 3
    Glen Rose
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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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    Two-Step Your Way Through Time in Historic Texas Dance Halls

    Take a virtual trip to historic dance halls around Texas at a special photographic exhibition displayed at one of the historic Texas dance halls.
    Fri. & Sat., 5:30-10pm, through Sept. 29. Free.
    Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall, Coupland
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    We Are Blood & P. Terry’s: Milkshakes Are in Our Blood

    Anyone who donates, or attempts to donate at any We Are Blood donor center (or daily mobile drive) will leave with a voucher for a free P. Terry’s milkshake.
    Aug. 15-31. Free.
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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.
Ongoing
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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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    Arts & Culture

    Gender Unbound Fest 2018

    The multidisciplinary arts festival, spotlighting works by trans and intersex creators, returns for year three, and this time it's double the fun, double the days! For more on this year's fest, see our most recent coverage.
    Sat.-Sun., Sept., 29-30
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    RuPaul's Drag Race Presents: Werq the World

    RuPaul's right hand Michelle Visage brings some of Drag Race's best queens to shantay all over Austin's main stage. Queens include season 10 faves Aquaria, Kameron Michael's, Eureka O'Hara, and Asia O'Hara along with all-time all stars bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, and Violet Chachki. Gentlequeers, start those engines.
    Thu., Oct. 11, 9pm. $39-150.  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    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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