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    A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves

    Join Jill Tarter, chair emeritus of SETI Institute research, for a discussion on the search for intelligent life on other planets and the implications for us on Earth.
    Thu., July 12, 7-10pm. Free.
    Engineering Education & Research Center – EERC, 2501 Speedway
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    Austin 60 Strong Calendar Contest

    Do you know someone who is still rockin' it at or after 60? Connected Senior Care Advantage is searching for a dozen inspirational adults ages 60-69 that are "healthy in mind and body and are contributing to Austin in some way." The winners will be selected by a panel of celebrity judges and included in a calendar photo shoot.
    Through Aug. 15  
    Austin
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    Cosmico Silent Disco

    This is an album release for the band Cosmico. Ticket includes open bar, merch giveaways, an interactive light show, and more.
    Thu., July 12, 7-10pm. $10.  
    Pershing, 412 Pedernales
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    Drink the Flag at Dive Bar

    Help make a flag with Independence Brewing Co. Cans of Native Texan Pilsner are $3 all night long.
    Thu., July 12, 5-8pm. Free.  
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    Eastside Pop-Up Nights

    Drinking, dancing, and shopping under the Texas night sky. (Enter through Volstead.)
    Thu., July 12, 8pm-1am. Free.
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    Empress Tarot

    Empress Tarot provides intuitive readings and spiritual guidance every Thursday night at the Butterfly Bar.
    Thursdays, 8-10pm. $15-35.
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    Equinox

    This is a gathering for Austin twentysomethings to connect with new people through art, music, and more. Each evening offers art tables, creative writing, live music, guest speakers, and a community dinner.
    Thu., Aug. 2 & 9. Free.
    Anderson Terrace, 11505 Anderson Mill Rd
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    Frost Hosts School Supply Drive

    Frost Bank is collecting donations of school supplies for Backpacks for Hope. Go online for a full list of requested items.
    July 9-27. Free.  
    Any Frost Bank location
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    KOOP Radio DJ Night at Rio Rita

    KOOP DJs will be spinning live sets, including Jay Robillard of The Lounge Show, Dennis Campa of Adventures in Sound, Amy Frishkey of Fresh From the Underground, and Scott Gardner of Stronger Than Dirt.
    Thu., July 12, 7pm-12mid. Free.
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    Name of the Game at Jo's

    A variety of rotating retro game shows hosted by local drag queen Louisianna Purchase.
    Thursdays, 7-9pm. Free.
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    Night Swim

    Poolside happy hour featuring Marfa Crush.
    Thu., July 12, 5-7pm. Free.  
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    Summer Visitors Day at Breakthrough

    During Visitors Days, community members are invited to observe the academically intensive summer program, take a tour, and meet Breakthrough students and AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows. Email to RSVP.
    Thu., July 12, 8:30-10am. Free.
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    The Austin Blind Cafe Experience

    During this "social impact experience" you’ll be plunged into 100% darkness (can't see your hand in front of your face) for about two hours while you eat a meal, have a glass of wine, participate in a social impact discussion with legally blind staff, and experience an intimate music concert. Proceeds go to the Blind Cafe.
    July 12-13. $95.
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    Thursday Night Social Ride

    Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three.
    Thursdays, 7pm
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    We Are Blood’s Movie Encounters of the Free Kind

    Give blood, see a movie: This July, anyone who donates, or attempts to donate, at a We Are Blood donor center or mobile drive will leave with an Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.
    Through July 31. Free.

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