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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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    1800s Mother's Day

    Being a mother is a tough and important job, and you can see how Texas women did it in a Mother’s Day Homes Tour at the historic farm. Crafts to make Mom a gift for her special day will be offered for children, as will special walking tours of the popular "Girls of Grit" program about women in Texas history. A Mother’s Day tea takes place in the historic Wessels dance hall at 11am both days, with limited seating.
    Sat.-Sun., May 8-9. $10 admission; free for moms; $5 for tea service.  
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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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    Backyard Chickens

    Do you know the difference between a Buff Orpington and a Rhode Island Red? Find out and get all the details on starting your own coop at this beak-to-tail workshop, with options for online or on-site learning.
    Online: second Saturdays, 10am-noon; on-site: third Saturdays, 10am-2pm. $40, on-site; $30, online.  
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    Bilingual Storytime

    Austin Parks Foundation presents storytime with the Little Hummingbird Society and Texas Book Festival. They'll read two stories in English and Spanish and do a related activity, and you can either attend in-person or via livestream.
    Sat., May 8, 10am  
    Online or at Reilly School Park, 6001 Guadalupe
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    Cute AF

    An afternoon of shopping and pampering where you can find a unique gift from an array of local vendors and treat your mama. A portion of proceeds goes to Out Youth.
    Sat., May 8, 11am-4pm. Free.  
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    East Side Cool Party & Grand Reopening

    If you haven't checked out Central Machine Works, their grand reopening party is the day for it! The beer hall will be open and screening the Austin FC game, there'll be live music in the enormous biergarten, they're releasing a new beer collab with Hi Sign, and launching Austin's first convertible van shuttle service, Safari ATX. Plus, they're one of 10 breweries raising money this weekend for nonprofit Casa Marianella. (Rescheduled from May 1 due to weather.)
    Sat., May 8, 11-12mid  
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    Farm Out Fest

    This mini-festival will have baby goats (squee!) on-site, a mini market provided by Farmshare Austin, a silent auction, and live music from Walker Lukens and the Red Headed Strangers (performing Lukens' reimagined Willie Nelson favorites), Jomo and the Possum Posse, and Lost Pines. Tito's Handmade Vodka has created a special cocktail with basil from Farmshare, and event proceeds will support local farmers through Farmshare Austin.
    Sat., May 8, noon-5pm  
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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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    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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    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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    Austin Flea

    Two chances to catch the market this Saturday: Captain Quack's, 10am-4pm, and Zilker Brewing, noon-5pm.
    Sat., May 8  
    Captain Quack's, 5326 Menchaca Rd.; Zilker Brewing Co., 1701 E. Sixth
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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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    Big Squeeze 2021 Finals From Home

    Don’t miss the finals of Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze youth accordion contest on Facebook Live! Featuring young musicians from around Texas and Louisiana, prizes will be announced in multiple categories, including conjunto, polka, Cajun, and zydeco. The program also will feature live performances from last year’s champions.
    Sat., May 8, 3-5pm. Free.  
    Facebook Live
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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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    Celis Dog Park Grand Opening

    Celebrate the grand opening of Celis' new off-leash dog park, with $1 from each APA Cerveza poured going to Austin Pets Alive!
    Sat., May 8, noon  
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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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    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 Vaccination Clinic

    Central Texas Allied Health Institute, in collaboration with African American Youth Harvest Foundation, will administer first dose Pfizer vaccine shots on a first come, first-served basis.
    Sat., May 8, 9am-5pm. Free (no appointment required).  
    Austin Achieve School, 7424 Hwy. 290 E.
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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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    Dripping Springs Race to Brunch 5K

    A run taking you along scenic trails in Caliterra with beautiful views of Onion Creek, followed by a brunch cocktail.
    Sat., May 8, 8am-noon. $35.  
    Caliterra, 26025 RR 12, Dripping Springs
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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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    FC Austin Elite

    The women's soccer team plays a preseason match vs. a surprise special guest team.
    Sat., May 8, 7:30pm  
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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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    Herizon Music & Kendra Scott Mother's Day Shopping Event

    Find a nice piece of jewelry for Mom and they'll give back 20% to Herizon Music, a women's music education nonprofit. Use promo code GIVEBACK-1GZW.
    Sat., May 8, noon-7pm  
    Kendra Scott, 3800 N. Lamar
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    Homecoming and Warbird Fly-in

    The museum dedicated to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) opens their new digs with music, food trucks, special activities, and recognition of the World War II women. Come back the next weekend (virtually) and meet two former WASPs.
    Sat., May 8 & 15  
    Sweetwater
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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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    JDRF OneClassic & OneMatch

    Join JDRF for OneClassic, their annual golf tournament, or the OneMatch, a tennis tournament. The OneClassic will begin at 8:30am and the OneMatch will begin at 11:30am. Both tournaments will test supporters' skills while raising funds for type 1 diabetes research.
    Sat., May 8, 8:30am
    Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
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    JDRF Southern Texas Presents The Inside Out OneParty

    This event benefiting type 1 diabetes research starts with tennis and golf tournaments at Omni Barton Creek, then a virtual event with a live auction and entertaiment, including Kenny Loggins.
    Sat., May 8. Golf tournament: 8:30am; tennis tournament: 11:30am; virtual event: 7:30pm  
    Virtual and at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, 8212 Barton Club Dr.
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    Love Where You Live Day

    Keep Austin Beautiful developed this event to invite Austinites to beautify the areas around their homes and neighborhoods. Pick up some litter, weed a garden bed, or rake some leaves; it’s up to you! Check out the website for details on cleanup kit registration and social media giveaways.
    Second Saturdays, 9-11am  
    Citywide
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    Mamas on the Lawn

    Mamas, time to treat yourselves! Yoga on the lawn starts at 10am and happy hour begins at 11, including discounted frozens.
    Sat., May 8, 10am-noon. Free.  
    Frontyard Brewing, 4514 Bob Wire Rd., Spicewood
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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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    May Pop-Up Market at Hotel San Jose

    Enjoy food and drink specials in the lovely HSJ courtyard lounge, shop from local merchants like Muchacho Vintage, Tanzy Jewelry, Prickly Pear Plant Boutique, Karacotta Ceramics, and more – and dance to tunes by DJ Feelin Groovy.Pro tip: Before or after, there are few things that'll treat your moms better than a meal at the nearby Summer House on Music Lane. But then, you, too, might enjoy a crab benedict on a buttermilk biscuit with asparagus and hollandaise sauce, right?
    Sat., May 8, noon-4pm
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Texans Rally for Our Voting Rights

    MOVE Texas, ACLU of Texas, Common Cause Texas, Progress Texas, and Texas Rising rally outside the Capitol in protest of restrictive voting bills moving through the Texas Legislature.
    Sat., May 8, 11am  
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    Texas Stars

    Vs. Tucson Roadrunners.
    Thu., May 6 & Sat., May 8, 7pm; Sun., May 9, 5pm  
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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 Men's Tennis

    Vs. Northern Arizona. Sat., May 8, noon. NCAA second round: Sun., May 9, noon  
    Texas Tennis Center, 2100 Comal
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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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    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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