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    CelebrASIA

    The Asian American Resource Center hosts its annual signature event virtually in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The theme is "Uniting Cultures," to celebrate and honor diverse and multifaceted APA identities, histories, and cultures.: Join in on FB Live or YouTube for games, music, dance, and fashion.
    Sat., May 1, 11am-1pm. Free.  
    Virtual
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      AHS Pet Food Pantry

      The Austin Humane Society expects to distribute its 100,000th pound of food as it marks one year of helping struggling pet parents affected by the current health crisis with its seventh Pet Food Pantry event. The drive-through event will distribute on a first-come, first-served basis.
      Sat., May 1, 9am-noon  
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      Howdy-Roo Regional CASI Chili Championship

      The chili cooks will be vying for two coveted spots to go to the Terlingua Chili Cook-off while other cooks will be offering samples of their barbecue and beans.
      Sat.-Sun., May 1-2  
      Marble Falls
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      Kentucky Derby Watch Party & Dachshund Dash

      The derby's gone to the dogs! Don your fanciest hat, dress up your dachshund, and come on down to watch the races, both equine and canine. There'll be a hat contest, frozen mint juleps, patio games, prizes, and $1 coney dogs. Sign up your doggo for the race by emailing lindseyjackalope@gmail.com.
      Sat., May 1, 2-9pm. Free.  
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      Lights Out for Wildlife

      Several major migratory flyways pass through Texas. Every spring and fall, millions of birds pass through the state. Many birds fly at night, but can become disoriented by bright lights. Texans can help solve this problem by turning off non-essential lights late at night during the peak of migratory season.
      Through May 7, 11pm-6am  
      Statewide
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      May 1 Election Day

      Cast your ballot anywhere you see a "Vote Here/Vote Aquí" sign. Read the latest on local races on our Elections Page; need help making up your mind? Check out our endorsements and get to the polls!
      Sat., May 1, 7am-7pm  
      Citywide
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      Mom, Dad, and Me Book Club

      In this book club, sixth to ninth graders explore people, places, and ideas in a discussion facilitated by author Yolanda King, this month about Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. RSVP via email to yolanda@tangledpress.com for Zoom link.
      Sat., May 1, 10:30am  
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      RESCHEDULED: Tropic of Texas Crawfish Boil & Pop-up Market

      Ranch Rider and Kinda Tropical present a boil with 400 pounds of mudbugs (first drop at 2pm), a market curated by Decades in Retro, and DJ Mike Garrido.
      Sat., May 8, noon-6pm (rescheduled from May 1 due to inclement weather)  
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      The Wandering Vegan

      Help celebrate the Vegan Yacht's 11th anniversary with this 100% plant-based market, including foods, art, skin care, and lots more.
      Sat., May 1, noon-4pm. Free.  
      The Vegan Yacht/Maha Market, 5212 Menchaca Rd.
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      Trash Talks with Polly Mermaid

      A series isn't just for kids, we reckon, when it comes from Glass Half Full and Indigo Rael and tackles global environmental problems with puppetry, humor, and optimism. In three colorful and clever videos, Rael (as Polly, a plastic mermaid) and her friend Basurana (a frog made from plastic trash, puppeted by Caroline Reck) explore sustainable solutions to our current waste systems and single-use plastic. Episode three, May 1; and all videos available on YouTube through May 9.
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      Voices, Voces, Voix Youth Festival

      Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents a digital storytelling/film festival with submissions created by youth on the theme "I AM: My Language, My Culture, My Identity."
      Sat., May 1, 11am  
      Virtual
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      "Time No Longer" by Anri Sala

      The internationally renowned multimedia artist presents a new immersive sound and visual installation in the city’s former underground water reservoir.
      Fri., March 12-Sun., Dec. 12. $12/$8; free on Thursdays.  
      Buffalo Bayou Cistern, Houston
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      Advocacy Day: Decarcerate Texas

      Join Texas Advocates for Justice and Grassroots Leadership to learn more about this year's legislative session and some of the bills ally orgs support.
      Sat., May 1, 10:30am  
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      Austin Blacks Rugby

      A double-header vs. Dallas Reds. Leashed dogs welcome!
      Sat., May 1, 2pm, 3:30pm  
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      Austin Flea

      Tacos, 512 Tequila, and lots of local vendors to shop from.
      Sat., May 1, noon-5pm  
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      Baby Bloomers

      A special program for visitors ages 0-3 and their families, providing caregivers and early learners the chance to experience the children's museum together. Thinkery will host two storytimes and free play that support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the earliest learners. Capacity limited to allow for social distancing.
      Saturdays, 9-11am  
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      Camacho Activity Center Virtual Programs

      Visit the Camacho Activity Center virtually for bike tutorials, a Blunn Creek Nature Preserve hiking guide, and activity guides for homemade ice cream, nature bingo, leaf art, and more.
       
      Online
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      Cinco de Mayo Celebration

      Remember General Zaragoza’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla with reenactors and storytellers.
      Sat.-Sun., May 1-2  
      Goliad
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      City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

      Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
       
      Online
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      Coach DJ’s Memorial Bench-a-Thon

      This virtual event will honor the memory of beloved Coach DJ Cedent, who passed in 2019. Proceeds will benefit Austin Simply Fit’s scholarship fund, to be given to select AISD student athletes entering college in the fall. Participants will film themselves completing their best one rep max bench press and submit via email or social media.
      April 25-May 1. $20 recommended donation.  
      Virtual
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      Concordia Baseball

      Vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor.
      Fri., April 30, 4 & 7pm; Sat., May 1, 2pm  
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      Connect2Texas

      The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
       
      Online
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      COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic

      Residents 18 years of age and older can arrive without an appointment. Pre-registering online is not required but highly encouraged to help save time. If you are more than 28 days past your Moderna first dose and have not received your second dose, you can also walk up and present your CDC vaccination card.
      Thu.-Sat., April 29-May 1, noon-7:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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      Derby Day at BSL

      Stop by for a mint julep and place your bets on who will win via a QR code ballot. Free to play, and you could win a prize!
      Sat., May 1, 5:30pm  
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      Derby Day at Eureka!

      The party lasts all day with $7 Buffalo Trace mint juleps.
      Sat., May 1  
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      Derby Day at Haymaker

      Stop by to watch with Maker's Mark mint juleps. They'll have racing forms available through a QR code and prizes will be given out for win, place, and show.
      Sat., May 1, 5:30pm  
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      Derby Day at Roosevelt Room

      The classy Downtown spot is screening the race on the bar's big-screen projector and offering $7 bourbon mint juleps all night.
      Sat., May 1  
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      Derby Day at TRACE

      Celebrate the big race with appetizer specials and mint juleps.
      Sat., May 1
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      Derby Watch Party With Texas Advocacy Project

      Don your springtime fashion and support survivors with TAP. Watch on the big screen on the lawn and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, whiskey tastings, mint juleps, live music, a raffle, best-dressed contest, and more!
      Sat., May 1, 3:30-6:30pm  
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      Escape the Box

      Travel through time to solve cyphers and explore the hidden clues of East Austin in this tour/escape room/scavenger hunt adventure. Each box entertains groups of 2-6. Get 15% off by booking before Saturday and using promo code EARLY.
      Sat., May 1, noon-3pm. $75.  
      Near Rosewood & 11th
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      Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

      Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
      Ongoing  
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      Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally

      More than just a motorcycle rally, this Optimist Club of Fredericksburg event is three days of food, music, and riding in the beautiful Hill Country. Highlights include a barbecue dinner, cowboy breakfast, all-day live music, and the Hill Country Road Trip, which includes prize drawings along the route. Proceeds go to the Optimist Club's ongoing youth programs in Fredericksburg.
      April 29-May 1. $60; $15 for just Brew & BBQ dinner Saturday.  
      Luckenbach
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      HoneyBee Jubilee

      Everyone will be buzzing about honey and bee-related food, health, and beauty aids, plus music, games, and demonstrations.
      Sat., May 1, 8:30am-3pm  
      New Ulm
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      It’s Strawberry Time

      The berries are ripe for the picking! Check the website for the latest updates. Enjoy additional farm activities on weekends; closed Wednesdays.
      Through May. Mon.-Tue., 8:30am-5:30pm, Thu.-Sat., 8:30am-5:30pm, Sun., 1-5pm  
      Sweet Berry Farm, Burnet
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      Kentucky Derby Fancy-Shmancy Party

      Get fancy, watch the race, and enjoy julep specials.
      Sat., May 1, 3-6pm  
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      Lost Pines Knife Show

      A family-friendly, custom knife show featuring dozens of Texas knifemakers. See live forging demos, watch a cut competition, or try your hand at tomahawk throwing. Stick around for the live music and food trucks. Help support Central Texas Food Bank by bringing two canned goods for $2 off an adult ticket.
      Sat., May 1, 9am-5pm; Sun., May 2, 9am-4pm. $10, adults; $5, kids 5-12; under 5, free.
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      Maudie's Margarita Run Benefiting the Trail Foundation

      Back for the 18th year, Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run brings two of Austin’s favorites together: running and margaritas! You can complete your 5K anytime through May 31, and a drive-through packet pickup party will be held on June 4, including yummy Maudie's chips & dips and margaritas. Each dollar raised benefits the Trail Foundation.
      Run through May 31; party, June 4  
      Virtual
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      Metastatic Breast Cancer Virtual Workshop

      This workshop offers tips and tools to help you cope with your diagnosis and common side effects, build confidence, and empower you to take charge of your health. Preregister via phone or email to get support materials and the Zoom link.
      Sat., May 1, 10am-noon. Free.
      Zoom
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      Nao Santa Maria and 1877 Elissa Tour

      The replica of Columbus’ largest ship is visiting the Texas seaport from Spain. Online tickets can be purchased to tour either ship or both. This is a rare opportunity to see sailing ships of different eras side by side.
      Sat., April 24-Sun., May 2. $5-20.  
      Galveston
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      No Stone Unturned: A Lifetime of Archaeology

      Ben McReynolds has donated his extensive and unique collection to the museum. It will be on view for a year along with the permanent collection that includes artifacts from La Belle, the French ship discovered in Matagorda Bay; the story of ranching on the coast; and more than 13,000 years of Texas history.
      April 23, 2021-April 30, 2022. Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm  
      Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
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      Open Workday at Circle C Ranch Park

      Volunteer with Austin Parks Foundation to mulch recently planted trees. Registration required.
      Sat., May 1, 9am-noon  
      6301 W. Slaughter
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      Outdoor Reuse Market: Call for Vendors

      Are you a vendor who uses at least 50% reused or reclaimed materials in your handmade goods? Austin Creative Reuse is taking applications for their June 26-27 outdoor market.
      Deadline: May 15. $10.  
      Apply online
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      Outdoor Silent Disco Party

      Dance to the beat of one of three DJs spinning different genres as you take in the skyline from a beautiful courtyard. Ticket includes headset rental and glow gear.
      Sat., May 1, 10pm. $10-20.  
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      Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

      Have you wanted to learn blacksmithing, crochet, leatherwork, sewing, candlemaking, or cheesemaking? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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      Project Connect Virtual Open House

      The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
      Online
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      Puppet Show

      An original story created by Oscar, Indigo Play's very own puppeteer. Come for the show, and stay for the play in a huge educational playscape, dedicated baby area, imagination play space, and sensory room.
      Fridays & Saturdays, 11am. $8.  
      Indigo Play, 13530 Research
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      QuiltFest, Vintage Trucks and Antique Tractor Pull

      There’s something for everybody with displays of homemade quilts, a vintage truck show, an antique tractor pull, music, and a market of handmade goods.
      Sat., May 1, 10am-4pm. Free.  
      Boerne
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      RENT: Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants

      The RENT Assistance Program application portal is now open, and provides $25 million of direct support for income-eligible Austin renters who are financially impacted by COVID-19. Get all the eligibility details and apply online, or call 512/488-1397.
       
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      Repeat Platelet Donors Get Special Gift

      Platelet donors at We Are Blood will receive a limited-edition "Donate Platelets Y'all" T-shirt when they donate twice in May. Appointments required; schedule online or call 512/206-1266.
      May 1-31. Free.  
      We Are Blood donor centers
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      Scarborough Renaissance Festival

      Lords and ladies with proper face coverings and social distancing return to the days of merry olde England for jousts, turkey legs, and merriment.
      Weekends, April 10-May 30, and Mon., May 31  
      Waxahachie
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      Sherwood Forest Faire

      After shifting to a virtual faire last year, the Renaissance faire is back, live and in person, with over 170 artisans and 150 performances each day. Special add-ons include a Hawk Walk with a falconer and a "dream weaving" journey and drinks with King Ddrwg. Each day offers an abundance of medieval treats and activities for the whole family, and camping is available as well. Get all the details and buy tickets online.
      Open weekends through May 23 and Fri., April 23, 10am-dusk  
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      SOLD OUT: Disney Through the Decades

      As part of the "Songs Under the Stars" concert series, this family-friendly sing-along led by an all-star cast celebrates Disney magic with hits from Frozen, Moana, The Little Mermaid, and more. Socially distanced pods for 2-6 and premium cabanas for 6 are available.
      April 22-May 2. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 & 7:30pm. $70 for a 2-person pod.  
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      Somebunny to Love

      Hop all over Domain NORTHSIDE to find Austin-inspired spring topiary bunnies, snap a pic, and share your photos on Instagram using #domainNORTHSIDE and geotagging Domain NORTHSIDE for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the store of your choice.
      Through May 3  
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      Sports

      Southwestern University Baseball

      Vs. Trinity. No spectators allowed; watch online.
      Fri., April 30, 6pm; Sat., May 1, 1 & 4pm  
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      St. Edward's University Baseball

      Vs. West Texas A&M. Spectators are encouraged to watch online, but may bring a chair and sit outside the permanent seating area.
      Fri., April 30, 2pm; Sat.-Sun., May 1-2, 1pm  
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      Take a (Virtual) Day Trip Around the World

      Learn something new, visit museums around the world, and explore the hidden mysteries of life at the website with enough cool stuff to outlast any pandemic.
      Any day, anytime  
      Online
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      Texas Stars

      Vs. Cleveland Monsters.
      Thu., April 29 & Sat., May 1, 7pm; Sun., May 2, 5pm  
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      Toast to Life Venetian Carnival

      Resource Center presents a free virtual event with streamed fun, entertainment and auction, benefiting its services and programs supporting the LGBTQ community.
      Sat., May 1, 7pm. Free.
      Virtual Event
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      Tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

      Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online exhibitions or take a virtual tour of Renzi, Bayou Bend, or the museum.
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      University of Texas Baseball

      Vs. Texas Tech.
      Fri., April 30, 7pm; Sat., May 1, 2:30pm; Sun., May 2, 6:30pm  
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      University of Texas Softball

      Vs. Oklahoma State.
      Fri., April 30, 4:30pm; Sat.-Sun., May 1-2, noon  
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      Virtual Livestreamed Workouts

      Check the schedule for a huge selection of livestreamed workouts and ballet classes taught by Ballet Austin instructors.
      Ongoing. Up to $12.50 per class.  
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      Webinar: Women Maquiladora Workers

      Join Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera for a webinar on International Workers' Day to learn how COVID-19 and the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) have impacted labor rights and working conditions in Mexico. Simultaneous interpretation provided.
      Sat., May 1, noon. Free.  
      Online via Zoom
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      YWCA Warmline

      Call the YWCA of Greater Austin's "Warmline" to get support amidst the isolation of COVID-19.
      Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm  
      Via phone: 512/548-9922
    Ongoing

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