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  • CannaRock 2021

    The CannaRock 2021 event aims to celebrate the local cannabis industry and the advances they have made over the past two years! They offer an educational experience in a fun atmosphere that is true to the Austin vibe. Come hang with them, link up with your favorite local CBD and lifestyle companies, enjoy live entertainment and great food this summer in ATX.
    Sun. June 20, 12pm-5pm  
    Come & Take It Live
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    Austin FC Queso Cup

    Austin FC, H-E-B, and 512 Food Co. partnered to present the inaugural Queso Cup contest. Fans send in their best queso recipes to be judged by a team including Q2 Stadium's exec chef. The prize includes an autographed Austin FC soccer ball, a $500 H-E-B gift card, and two tickets to an upcoming Austin FC match. The winning queso will also be one of the three featured in the club’s Queso Fountain, said to be "the signature Austin FC queso experience."
    Submissions due Mon., May 10  
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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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    Mayfest

    It’s that time of the year for music, food trucks, and local craft beers in the park along the river.
    Fri.-Sat., May 7-8  
    Marble Falls
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    Paddle for Puppies

    A fundraiser for Austin Pets Alive! presented by Austin Subaru. This year it's spread out over three days to accommodate everyone who wants to canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard for the cause.
    Fri.-Sun., May 7-9  
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    Round Rock Express

    Minor League Baseball is back, and they open the season playing against Oklahoma City Dodgers May 6-11, then the Sugar Land Skeeters May 13-18. Check the schedule for all the fun promo details including giveaway days, dog-friendly games, kids' day, and more, and enjoy postgame fireworks on opening day and Fridays.
    Thu.-Sat. & Mon., 7:05; Sun., 1:05, Tue., 6:05  
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    Texas Crab Festival

    A ferry ride away from Galveston, the food will make you want to walk like a crab and the music will get you dancing.
    Fri.-Sun., May 7-9. $10.  
    Crystal Beach
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    Virtual Kitten Shower

    It's kitten season! Austin Humane Society's annual event is fur-tual this year, featuring adorable kittens and cats available for adoption, virtual activities, a kitten supply drive, and paw-some happy hours. Donate online and check out one of the events::
    • Kitten Trivia: Thu., May 6, 6pm:
    • Kitten Yoga: Sat., May 8, 10am; Tue., May 11, 5:30pm:
    • Kitten Bingo: Sat., May 8, 11am:
    • Whiskey & Whiskers: Thu., May 13, 8pm
    May 6-13  
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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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    Abacus’ Virtual Grand Opening

    Abacus Plumbing is excited to launch its new Austin headquarters office at 2105 Denton Dr. and will be giving away a pair of Austin FC tickets to one lucky viewer of their Facebook Live grand opening. Follow them and join the event to enter the contest.
    Fri., May 7, 11am-1pm. Free.  
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    Austin LGBT(QIA) Chamber Lunch and Learn

    Learn how to promote your new or existing business. Visit the chamber's website for more info on its Business Academy Series.
    Fri., May 7, noon. Free.  
    Online
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Club Latinitas

    Enrollment is open and ongoing for this free bilingual afterschool club for all girls age 9-14, which includes fun, educational activities with technology and media.
    Through May 21, 4-6pm  
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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.
     
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    COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic: Delco Center

    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. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines, however, 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., May 6-8, noon-7:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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    COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic: Little Walnut Creek Library

    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. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines, however, 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.
    Fri., May 7, 2-5:30pm; Sat., May 8, 10am-1pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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    COVID-19 Walk-Up Vaccine Clinic: SE Branch Library

    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. This is for first dose Moderna vaccines, however, 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.-Fri., May 6-7, noon-7:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged.  
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    Dallas vs. Austin Poetry Night

    The hottest spoken-word poets from Dallas and the ATX hit the stage for a night of thought-provoking vibes. Featuring the amazing Dallas Slam Team, National Poetry Slam champion Christopher Michael, and host Brandon Thornton. Sounds provided by DJ Urban Mello, and there'll be a limited open mic; text to RSVP.
    Fri., May 7, 8pm. $15-25.  
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    E-Commerce Insider Secrets Webinar

    COVID-19 has changed the way small businesses operate, and many are taking their business online. This seminar provides tips on how to understand online growth and market your small business effectively on various platforms. Moderated by Chris Aarons, founder and principal of Chris Aarons Strategy and Marketing, in conversation with Taste of Koko's Jane Ko, Raven Elyse TV's Toni Tanner Scott, and Cater to Mom's Marsha Stephanson.
    Fri., May 7, 11:30am. Free.  
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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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    Frio Float Summer Sweets & Stars

    Join the Frio Float and Texas Ranchland Nightsky Tours for some sweet summer treats under the stars! Astronomers will answer questions on guided laser tours, and telescopes will be available for viewing until roughly 11pm.
    Fridays, 8-11pm. Free.  
    Concan
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    Gedenke! Festival

    Mom will want to join the parades as they make their way to the tractor show, music stages, and the margarita competition.
    Fri.-Sat., May 7-8  
    Weimar
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    Introduction to Cooperatives: Starting a Worker Co-op

    As part of the city's Small Business Week, this course is designed to give participants knowledge and tools to consider whether creating a worker co-op could be right for their business idea.
    Fri., May 7, 11am-1pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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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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    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  
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    Mother's Day & Mimosas

    Book an hour of axe-throwing and everyone gets a mimosa on the house; moms get two!
    Fri.-Sun., May 7-9  
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    Mother's Day at Diamonds Direct

    After a challenging year, it's time to celebrate the person who got us through it all: Mom. Join: Diamonds Direct as they say “cheers” to the moms this Mother’s Day! The Austin jeweler has curated an: exceptional collection of diamond and gemstone jewelry that is meaningful and affordable for any budget, from: stackable rings to earrings, bracelets, pendants, and more. View the curated gift guide online then visit the Domain showroom; virtual appointments, curbside pickup, and private appointments are available.
    May 5-9  
    Diamonds Direct, 11104 Domain Dr.
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    Mother's Day at Eureka!

    Treat Mom to a $30 prix fixe menu including appetizer, entree, and a Mommy’s on a Break cocktail: a refreshing blend of tequila, blood orange, yuzu, Grand Poppy amaro, rosemary, and lemon.
    Prix fixe: May 7-10; cocktail available May 5-11  
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    National Small Business Week Classes and Business Coaching Hours

    Are you a small-business owner in need of mentoring? Register to receive confidential one-on-one coaching from experts who can help put you on the right path. During National Small Business Week, business coaching is offered daily from 1-2pm.
    May 3-7, 1-2pm. Free.  
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Sculpture on Main

    Dozens of area sculptors come together for a show and sale that illustrates the artistic depth of the local talent.
    Thu.-Sat., May 6-8  
    Marble Falls
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    Small Business Funding Panel Discussion

    As part of the city's Small Business Week (May 3-7), this panel covers ways to connect to capital.
    Fri., May 7, 9-10:30am. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Small Business Week

    For Small Business Week, the city's Economic Development Department has put together a full schedule of webinars designed to educate small-business owners, as well as daily coaching sessions. Get details at austinchronicle.com/events or the city's website.
    May 3-7  
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    St. Edward's University Softball

    Vs. Eastern New Mexico. Spectators are encouraged to watch online, but may bring a chair and sit outside the permanent seating area.
    Fri., May 7, noon, 2pm  
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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 State Baseball

    Vs. South Alabama.
    Fri., May 7, 6pm; Sat., May 8, 2:30pm; Sun., May 9, 11am  
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    Texas State Softball

    Vs. UTA.
    Thu., May 6, 6pm; Fri., May 7, 5:30pm; Sat., May 8, noon  
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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 Women's Tennis

    Vs. Denver. Fri., May 7, 3pm. NCAA second round: Sat., May 8, 3pm  
    Texas Tennis Center, 2100 Comal
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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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    Winter Storm Review Task Force Meeting

    Members discuss input received during last week's community listening session regarding the impacts of Winter Storm Uri.
    Fri., May 7, 10am  
    Videoconference
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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
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