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  • Dripping Springs Rodeo 2024

    Get ready to kick off summer with a wild ride at the Dripping Springs Rodeo Memorial Day Weekend! Dust off your cowboy boots and join us for heart-pounding bull riding, thrilling barrel racing, and jaw-dropping roping competitions! Plus, enjoy delicious food, shopping, and family fun all weekend long! Free events during the day and ticketed entry for the evening Rodeo.
    May 24-26  
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center
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    AISD Performing Arts Center Presents: Treasure Island

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of murder, money, and mutiny is brought to life in this thrilling adaptation put on by the Summer Theatre Series at Austin ISD.
    July 13-15. Thu.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm. $10.  
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      "Tangible/Nothing"

      In the first reinstallation of the collection galleries since it opened in 2019, Ruby City will present an exhibit of artwork from the Linda Pace collection by national and international artists.
      Through July 30, 2023  
      Ruby City, San Antonio
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      ArtConnect Youth Art Contest

      The city's fourth annual contest is open now for submissions from Austin students ages 10 to 18. In honor of Digital Inclusion Week (Oct. 2-6), young artists are asked to "picture a world where everyone is connected digitally." The top three entries win a monetary prize and will have their artwork displayed in city spaces.
      Deadline: Thu., Aug. 31
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      Blue Star Museums

      The Bullock Museum is part of a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, which means active duty military members and their families get free exhibit admission all summer, from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day.
      May 20-Sept. 4  
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      Donate Blood, Get a Free Taco

      We Are Blood teams up with Rudy's BBQ to offer blood and platelet donors a voucher for a free breakfast taco.
      July 1-15. Free.  
      We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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      Fall Registration Open

      Austin Community College is now registering for the fall semester, offering more than 100 programs including associate degrees, workforce certificates, and more. ACC offers free support and resources to students like tutoring, advising, and financial guidance. Classes start Aug. 21.
      Ongoing  
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      Family Guide: Drawing the Motion Picture

      Visiting the Harry Ransom Center with kids? Ask for a family guide at the Visitor Services desk, designed to enrich children's experience of the current exhibit, "Drawing the Motion Picture," perfect for budding filmmakers and curious minds.
      Through July 16. Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm
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      Free Vaccine Clinic

      At this "immigrant-focused" clinic, a full range of vaccines are available with no insurance or proof of citizenship required: hepatitis A & B, COVID-19, Mpox, Tdap, HPV9, shingles, influenza, and PCV20.
      Thu., July 13, 5:30-8pm  
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      Fresh for Less Mobile Markets

      This program from the city of Austin, run by Farmshare Austin, has opened new market locations. There are now six weekly markets around town that sell Texas-grown produce, eggs, honey, and other groceries all at reduced prices. Most major cards are accepted at these markets and if you are a SNAP customer, you can also use your Lone Star card and Double Up Food Bucks. Locations and schedules are subject to change, so check the current info online to find one near you.
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      Geeks Who Drink Trivia

      The masters of minutiae present trivia games for prizes, covering everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, science to sports, the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Find them at watering holes all over town each week.
      Ongoing
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      Gin & Juice

      Get drink specials and hear music inspired by Nineties West Coast hip-hop.
      Second Thursdays, 8pm-12mid. Free.
      Gin Bar, 1813 E. Sixth
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      Habitat for Humanity ReStore Volunteers Welcome

      Home improvement donation and resale shop Habitat ReStore is a cool place to find treasure and make friends. Volunteers enjoy setting up displays, arranging merch, receiving donations, and keeping everything organized.
      Ongoing. Free.  
      Locations in South & North Austin and San Marcos
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      MathHappens at the Millennium All Summer

      Join MathHappens in the MYEC atrium for free activities, games, and interactive demonstrations for the whole family.
      Through Aug. 19. Thu. & Sat., noon-6pm  
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      Music in the Garden: Scott Strickland

      Enjoy live music in the shaded Rose Garden, grab a burger from Downtown Burgers, and sip on libations from Austin Beerworks. All ages; dog-friendly.
      Thu., July 13, 5:30-7:30pm. $6-8.  
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      Night Golf

      A nighttime shotgun-style nine-hole round made more fun and challenging with glow-in-the-dark balls.
      Thu.-Sat., 6-9:30pm. $20.  
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      O. Henry Museum: Lone Star Limericks

      The O. Henry Museum presents an open call to writers to submit original limericks that pertain to Austin or Texas – your fave (or least favorite) person, city, animal, allergen, etc. – via the online form as a video, image, or text through July 22, to be judged by the public through July 31.
      Through July 22; winners notified Aug. 1. Free.  
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      Pinballz Summer Mixology Class

      A two-hour immersive experience where the art of crafting delectable cocktails will be explored. This 21-and-up event is your ticket to mastering mixology fundamentals and unleashing your inner mixologist.
      Thu., July 13, 7pm. $45.  
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      Put a Bird on It: International Owl Day Tattoo Contest

      In celebration of International Owl Day (Aug. 4), Blue Owl Brewing has partnered up with the Travis Audubon Society for a contest that could win you a free tattoo at Austin Tattoo Company. Submit photos of your owl ink through July 28 to be entered in a slideshow for Owl Day, where the winner will be announced.
      Contest runs through July 28; event is Fri., Aug. 4, 7pm. Free.  
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      Ride Bikes Thursday

      Join Ride Bikes Austin for a socially paced group ride starting and ending at Parque Zaragoza and visiting a different park each week. Meet at the basketball court for an 8pm departure on a 10- to 15-mile route.
      Thursdays, 7:30pm. Free.  
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      Shark Week

      Activities for all ages illustrate the impact of sharks on the environment, science, and culture.
      July 11-18. $5.50-11.
      Johnson City
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      Splint Basket Workshop

      Learn a skill every homesteader will benefit from.
      Thu., July 13, 7pm. $25.  
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      Still Brewing Art

      The world-renowned art museum looks back at its history as the Lone Star Brewery prior to 1981 through photographs, artwork, and posters.
      June 30-Sept. 3. $10-20.
      San Antonio
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      Summer in the Park

      Bring a lawn chair to Plaza Park to hear Bluewater Highway, Hot Club of Cowtown, Sue Foley, or Del Castillo.
      Thursdays in July
      San Marcos
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      Teen Central Music Lab With GRA

      Teens interested in music are invited to a series with Girls Rock Austin, who'll cover a variety of topics from songwriting and instrument basics to audio engineering and booking your band for events.
      Second Thursdays in Jan., Feb., April, May, July & Sept., 6-8pm; Wed., March 15, 1-4pm. Free; registration encouraged.  
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      Texas State Parks Photo Contest

      Capture your adventures at Texas State Parks. Explore a new trail, discover a cool critter, or catch an awesome sunset, then submit your pics or tag them on social media (#TexasStateParks and #TexasParks100) to win parks passes or H-E-B gift cards.
      Deadline: Nov. 27  
      Submit online
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      Thursday Night Social Ride

      Join Social Cycling Austin for a fun themed ride with post-ride activities, and check the event page for details on themes and stops.
      Thursdays  
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      Volunteer Days at ACR

      Organized types will have fun volunteering to help Austin Creative Reuse sort through donated items, roll fabric, and detangle yarn. Registration required.
      Tuesdays & Thursdays  
    Ongoing
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      WIC Mobile Unit

      Resources and info about Austin Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program for qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, and young children.
      Check online for current schedule. Free.  
      Various locations

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